I have tried every. single. freaking. diet in the book. I've gone gluten free, carb free, low carb, low fat and whatever else kind of restriction you could put around food. All food was seen as "good" and "bad".
It was too much ( or too little), too fast. It wasn't sustainable. And it all felt like, well, too much effort.Read More
I had the joy of joining my good friend, Brittany Lynn Kriger of The Soul Food Project for a video call where we talked about why we are both #anti-resolution and what we do instead. She is my accountability partner and a fellow grad of Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Read More
This is my story of how I stopped obsessing over the number on the scale and started living and loving my body. At the end of the day, the excess weight is a symptom of how you really treat yourself. It's not about being perfect in your eating, it's about showing up for yourself and starting with love.Read More
Self care. The buzz word of the past few years. It's more than bubble baths and pedicures. More than facials. Incase you forgot, women make the world go round.
For me its a total non-negotiable. I learned this quickly with my post concussion syndrome and my miscarriage. My part time job, massage therapy, is extremely physical and it makes me awareRead More
I have been on a kick over here learning more about recipes and healthy eating. I keep forgetting to share my favorite smoothies over here on my blog.
When it comes to healthy eating, smoothies are my favorite way to hack my time. Not a day goes by that doesn't include one. I almost lost my mind last month when our blender broke.Read More
I used to hate change. Like seriously, HATE IT. It made me feel out of control and grasp even harder to keep things the way they were.Read More
This week has been for ... reassessing my business and what problem I help you solve, puppy cuddles on the floor with Rocko + Giggsy, trying to get Keith to the airport while several of south Calgary streets are partially flooded, getting soaked up to my ankles while a part of our basement flooded due to heavy rainfall the next day, enjoying my massage clients at my part time job and slowing down.Read More
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having real, deep and no bs conversation with Meg Kissack. We've crossed paths many times in the online groups that we are both members of.Read More
I used to believe that going to the gym every day was the answer to all my problems. When I first signed up, I went 6 days a week. Then 2 times. Another week would pass and I wouldn't make it.
#felloffthetheoreticalwagon #thestruggleisreal #FMLRead More
I'm writing this post from a place of love and support knowing that you have ended up here out of frustration and hope.
I have seen it many times over. You have a huge heart and love being helpful. You make sure all the things get done. You are stressed out and feel a cloud of anxiety when it comes to taking back your health.Read More
In case you are totally new here, I'm a smoothie junkie. (Seriously, might have to have an intervention over here).
It's my go-to healthy trick when I'm on the go or trying to be proactive in nourishing my body. They give your digestive system a break with having your food mechanically broken down for you.Read More
I've been quiet. I haven't been sending my weekly emails or blogging as regular as I had previously wanted. I haven't been to the gym or even concerned over my eating habits. I cut back my work schedule, just because. I've been sleeping and watching a ridiculous amount of tv ( hello, Scandal ) Resting my mind. Resting my body.Read More
With media and celebrities making weight loss look easy, how can we feel like anything but a failure. They show before and after pictures without any of the dirty, grimy and gross pictures of them on the treadmill for 4 hours a day. Food that is prepared for them because they are so busy. The team of 10 people that helped them get their post baby body backRead More
I always learn all my lessons the hard way. It's how I roll. My biggest and most recent lesson I've been hiding for awhile. You've probably noticed that lately my business seems to be changing ... err adapting ??
These days, I'm an expert in self care.Read More
Have you ever wondered why you are stuck in your weight loss efforts, have zero concentration, cravings that are out of control and you take forever to heal from injuries?
Would you love to wake up feeling rested and ready for your day instead of hitting snooze six times only to rush out the door? Or still have energy at the end of the day to exercise?
I want to ask you now… how have you been sleeping?Read More
There are certain times of year where you feel a need to lose weight and restart your healthy efforts. Detox your eating and so on.
You sound like a broken record, " I have to eat healthier" "I need to lose this weight I gained over the holidays" and "NOTHING fits".Read More
This week has been for last minute Christmas shopping, diy'ing gifts, baking cookies and eating them. I'm keeping this post sweet and simple.Read More
If your holidays are anything like mine, they are full of family gatherings, soccer games, working extra shifts ( as a massage therapist ) and trying to get all my own stuff handled.
Places to be and people to see. Too many days like that and I get burnt out real fast.Read More
Over the holidays, there are so many delicious and incredibly unhealthy foods avaliable to us.
Sugar cookies, marshmallow rolls, candy canes, hot chocolate, egg nog lattes, stuffing, chocolates from our calendars. Then add in the treats at the office.
Oh man. It gets out of control !Read More