#TheySaid Movement

I was doing my usual morning peruse of Buzzfeed while drinking my coffee and I stumbled onto this article about women sharing their body shaming stories. The title immediately caused flashbacks for me. For those of you who haven't heard about this movement, or hashtag, a woman named Sally Bergesen started the trend by sharing... Continue Reading →

Post Weight-loss Wardrobe Conundrum

Losing weight has a lot of great benefits, one of those is the need for a new wardrobe. When you're clothes become too large, its quite exciting to NEED to go shopping for new clothes, but it also poses 2 questions; Do you keep your "fat clothes"? If you're not done losing weight, how many... Continue Reading →

Race Weekend Recap

Participating in a "race" has never been on my bucket list, but when my husband suggested we run in the Ottawa Race Weekend together, I couldn't say no. I was a spectator 5 years ago when my husband ran his first 5km and I was immensely proud of him, and he was super proud of... Continue Reading →

Tracking your Progress

Lets take a minute, or a blog post, to talk about tracking progress. Most people use a good old fashioned scale. Well, that's not bad, but its not always good either. If your singular goal is to lose weight, using a scale to track your progress is fine. In my personal experience, using a scale... Continue Reading →

Southwest steak salad 

Hey y'all, so I promised recipes and I've been slacking - SO! Here is a delicious, nutritious and fresh summer dinner;  SOUTHWEST STEAK SALAD with a lime, chipotle crema dressing (Makes 2 servings) Steak marinade Flank steak (size of your choosing) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp chilli powder... Continue Reading →

The grass isn’t always greener…

This particular topic has been at the forefront of my thoughts lately, mostly because my personal body image is pretty terrible. I used to be quite overweight; at 20 I checked in at well over 220lbs on my 5'4 female frame. I was small and round. At the time, it didn't bother me too much.... Continue Reading →

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations: this seems a little....discouraging? depressing maybe? Well in most aspects of life, its a defense mechanism, a way to protect yourself from disappointment. It doesn't mean have NO expectations, its more about being realistic. When it comes to weight loss, or building muscle or shaping/toning, managing expectations is REALLY important. It doesn't necessarily... Continue Reading →

Food Guilt

Raise your hand if you have ever felt guilty about eating something. *raises hand* This happens to me ALL the time. Now that the long weekend is wrapping up, and the regular week rears its ugly head, its pretty common to look back and remember all the "questionable" food choices one made over the weekend.... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Weekend

In case you didn't know, there is a holiday weekend fast approaching. Holiday weekends tend to come with parties, celebrations, dinners etc which means staying on track becomes far more difficult. This particular holiday weekend is temptation central for me. I am a mini egg addict and carrot cake is my biggest weakness. Both of... Continue Reading →

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