It’s been awhile. Too long. I had to take some time to step away from the keys and focus on me. This summer has been a wild one – I started (and ended) a summer co-op at a Pedorthic and Kinesiology clinic, I signed up for my second half marathon, I have been … More Confessions.
“Let me win but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt” A pledge each athlete is required to make. One sentence. 15 words. A whole new view of training and what it means to be an athlete. I have volunteered for the Special Olympics for a few years now … More A Change in Perspective.
Food. We eat it every day; multiple times a day. Some days we eat too much, others not enough. It is a common topic of many conversations, the focus of many individual’s day. And central to an one’s wellbeing. Food has the power to change people. It creates both good and bad habits. It … More Food.
Now let me just start this post by saying I am by no means a gardener nor do I know very much about plants. However, this summer I decided to learn. I wanted to get my hands dirty and start my own fruit and veggie garden. So, I did. One quick decision made by spending … More My Little Garden.
I recently visited the vibrant country of Costa Rica, not only did I bring back faint tan lines, a few touristy items, and a backpack full of sand but I also came home with whole new outlook and desire for life. I re-fell in love with food in a way I never thought imaginable and … More A Taste of Costa Rica
It is truly incredible the power a small metal box, with a little screen containing a few changing numbers, has. Not only can it build people up but it can cause their inner most self to be completely torn down. One small change in the numbers can turn a good day bad, it can … More The Scale.
Healthy. A word I find myself and others constantly throwing around. But what does it mean? To be healthy, does it mean taking supplements and drinking protein shakes? Does it look like going to the gym every day or following a strict diet? Or maybe it’s something that comes with six-pack abs and … More Healthy.
What is it that keeps you going? What gets you out of bed in the morning to go for a run? What pushes you out of your comfort zone to try something new? Motivation. It may look different from person to person but it is what keeps us going, keeps us driven for success. … More Tips for Staying Motivated.
Dear Person on the Elliptical, When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you see the physical strength that you have built over the past while, or do you see a work in progress, constantly striving for greatness but never achieving anything higher than mediocre? Do you look at yourself in … More Dear Person on the Elliptical.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines state that in order for adults to achieve health benefits they must complete at least 150 minutes (2.5hrs) of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. That’s only 20 minutes a day or roughly 30 minutes every other day. Yet, most of us … More For Those Who Hate The Gym.