• fitness,  wednesday weigh in

    Thursday Weigh In: Week 3

    I wanted to stay consistent in my scale – so this week’s weigh in is coming a day late. I was out of town for a few days visiting my best friend who lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. It was a short but much needed visit. My little nephew has grown so much since I saw him last a few months ago, and it’s crazy how quick toddlers grow. This past week, I have felt like I’ve failed myself. I’ve been eating like crap, drinking, and just not being the best version of myself. I haven’t hit the gym, and my diet? Well, I haven’t been doing the best.…

  • DIY

    Baby Showers: Changing Up The Present Game

    Don’t get me wrong, I love a good registry. Got a cousin getting married but you only see her twice a year? Registry. Your boyfriend’s mother’s sister’s step-daughter is having a baby? Registry. Your best friend is having her FIRST BABY? Yeah, you bet I’m getting creative. I could’ve bought off her registry. I know she took the time wandering around Buy Buy Baby to pick out the items that she knew would fit in her nursery, or around the home. But I also knew she had a ton of other people attending her shower that could pick off that registry. As one of her long time best friends (I’m…

  • fitness,  wednesday weigh in

    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 2

    I am happy to say that I’m no longer afraid of the scale. I was – for a long, long time. I’m sure many people can relate to that feeling. I was always afraid of the number. I was always afraid of the idea of “Oh shit, did I gain more weight?” or “Man, I’m a lot heavier than I thought.” But now, I have a different feeling about it. I look forward to my weigh in. I’m curious to know how well I’ve done, or how poorly I’ve done. I’m interested to see how my choice to be active or not, and eat healthy or not, effects the weight…

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 1

    HAPPY HUMP DAY! Last night/this morning marked the end of the first week of my Wednesday Weigh In challenge. Despite thinking that it wasn’t going to go very well, I’d like to think it was a bit of a success. It’s a bit daunting to be revealing my weight on the internet – but I’ve gotten some great positive feedback saying how brave I am, and how courageous I am. I’m holding onto that and pushing any overwhelming feelings to the side and just embracing it. I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m not ashamed of my weight. I’m ashamed that I’m out of shape. Should I be at the weight…

  • fitness,  wednesday weigh in

    Wednesday Weigh In: The Beginning

    August has been a lot busier than I intended for it to be. I feel like I left all of my summer for the last month, and have been busy every weekend. And, not to mention, even busy during the week. I took a week off from work, went away for a weekend, celebrated birthdays, and spent some time with friends. It’s been crazy busy, and now it’s time to get my head on straight. On Monday I got an e-mail – from my personal trainer (shout out to Colin if he ever reads this!) – which made me feel quite… disappointed in myself. I haven’t been being hard enough…

  • music monday

    Music Monday – Anna Clendening

    I enjoy music more when I know a little bit about the artist. When you hear their stories - their struggles, their successes - and everything in between. Knowing more than just their name helps you get insight into the music, into the lyrics. You never know, you might relate.

  • alzheimers,  friday faves

    Friday Favourite meets Living With Alz: Peel Region’s Redstone Dementia Unit

    On Tuesday, my dad and I attended one of the Family Council sessions at the long term care home my mom is at. It was our first time attending a session – and I can tell you it won’t be our last. We felt a little out of place at first with it being our first session, and I feel like there’s a bit of catch up to do. At the end of the day, it was worthwhile. I will tell you, I was surprised to see how low the attendance was. The executive of the council did let us know that they don’t usually have summer sessions, but this…

  • friday faves

    Friday Favourites: Work-Outs, New Music, and Clothes, OH MY!

    Friday's bring happiness to many. I am one of those many. Friday's mean the next two days I get to sleep in, and stay up late, and lay on the couch in the middle of the day. The next two days after Friday (especially in the summer) mean sunshine, bonfires, and so much more. I love Friday. You love Friday. We all love Friday. Friday is our favourite. So why not share some more of my favourites on this fantastic day?