Mind, Body, Spirit.

breathe

On Sunday, while doing some Youtube “Yoga with Adriene” (I’m not sure who Adriene is, but I sure do enjoy doing yoga with her), she started the video talking about breathing.  “What if your breath was your spirit?”.  Cheesy sounding, I know.  But given that my #IntrospectiveApril challenge has been about mindfulness and self-reflection, it …

Introspective April

20170401_122627

April is the month to be mindful, and I’m determined to get better at it.  Stress and anxiety has been hanging over me lately and this is my way of taking back control.  Control of my emotions, my sleep, and my mindset. When I did my 47 Days of Happiness Challenge a few years back …

Mind Over Matter

IMG_20170325_154052_511

It’s been almost a week.  Every night I wake up, some nights for 15 minutes, some nights for 2 hours.  Sometimes there’s some irrational fear or worry behind it, other times I simply can not return to my peaceful sleep.  Some nights it’s 3am, recently it’s been 1:30. WHAT GIVES? When I signed up to …

Life’s a Little Wild and Crazy

IMG_20170325_121149_117

This past week has been big for me, and filled with lots of emotions.  I was officially able to announce that Weight Watchers Canada selected me to be a WWC Ambassador!  I got off track and had to kick start my butt in gear again and get back down to my goal weight, I’m working …

Face To Face Friday

Screenshot_20170317-100906

Here’s the thing I noticed about these two pictures of myself; I look a million times healthier on the right than I do on the left. And I don’t just mean my face is slimmer and I obviously weigh quite a bit less- I look healthier, all around. My eyes tell me a lot about …

We’re Only Human

all good

I’ve been all over the place this last week, starting with a weekend full of bad decisions. Exhibit A: I spent every day last week looking forward to Friday.  It was the night Eric and I were going to treat ourselves to Mucho Burrito.  We’re huge fans of Mexican food, and only eat at restaurants …

March Motivation

It’s March, which means we’re already almost ¼ through 2017.  Does that put things in perspective for you?  Before we know it, Summer hits and we’re half way through the year.  Time sure flies, so what are you doing for you this March?  Take a minute, set yourself some goals… and crush them.  Here’s some …

Yoga & Pilates, the Perfect Routine Switch Up

20160522_111034_resized

It’s the year 2017 people, activity and healthy living is in and trans fats and laziness are out.  Want to be one of those smooth walking, smoothie drinking, runner wearing cool kids you see in Shape Magazine or in the Fitness section of Cosmopolitan?  I have good news for you- you can! These days you …

How to: Turn a Challenge into an Opportunity

opportunity

Learning how to live healthy is hard enough, never mind when a wrench gets thrown in the mix.  You’ve got your routine down, you’re moving and shaking through the maze of weight loss, and all is good until wham!  Something happens to disrupt your entire plan. So the snow storm hit, and you can’t get …

The Places You Could Go

On day one, I had no real faith in myself and weight loss.  Those were two things that kind of sort of went together when I felt like trying.  I signed up for Weight Watchers expecting to lose the same 20lbs I usually yo-yoed around and nothing much further.  I was an arrogant beginner, thinking …