Delicate

A funny moment at Crossfit: The coach was helping me figure out push presses. [What’s a push press? Resting a bar across the front of your shoulders, you squat and drive up fast, pushing through your legs so the energy travels to the bar that then jumps up towards the ceiling, using your arms to…

The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.

I’ve completed two Crossfit sessions! The Good: The class was easier than I thought. Not that the exercises themselves are easier (see the bad and the ugly. LOL), but the class as a whole was not what I had in my head. I envisioned repeated HIIT sessions back to back for the whole class. (HIIT…

The liar in your head.

I’m facing THAT moment. Tonight is my last evening of on ramp cross-fit lessons. After today, I have to buy an actual membership and then start a new routine. Feels a bit daunting to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, the training has been great… mostly. I mean I feel good after, so that’s important….

When you really really really don’t want to… do it now.

Autumn is a difficult time for me, as it is for many people who deal with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or depression issues that seem to heighten at this time of year. The one thing that helps so much when dealing with mental health issues is exercise. ~You know this.~~I know this.~ Yet, it’s the…

Mindset Reset

You may have seen me mention Mel Robbins on my blog in the past, or share her Tweets on Twitter, etc. I really like what she has to say. On January 1st, she started a 35-day online training program called Mindset Reset. It’s about learning to change your negative thinking habits into deliberate and positive…

2 steps to meet 2019 goals

In order to stick with my goals, and maybe help you stick with yours, I wanted to explore a bit how I plan to follow through this year. I learned a lot about taking micro-steps in 2018, I’ve put them into practice over the past several months, and they really do work. I’ve learned a…

Upon further research..

Looking to traditional diets, there’s a common theme among them. In Diet & Nutrition, A Holistic Approach by Rudolph Ballentine, MD, a comparison is made from diets in India, China, Japan, France, Mexico, and Middle East. Although Dr. Ballentine goes into great detail on each of these diets, for the consideration of your time, I’m…

A Bit of Ambience

This summer we visited beautiful Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). One of my favourite places, hands down. While there, we were introduced to Fan Tan Alley. A narrow, block-long, walk way lined with unique shops. The shops felt similar to Winnipeg’s Osborne Village.   We came across a small shop with several glass treasures. I am…

TED Talks Recommendations 4

I am loving TED Talks, so many brilliant ideas. And it’s still helping me get through my cardio workouts. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been able to boost my time from 15 minutes to 40 minutes, all thanks to TED! I now watch two to three talks per workout. Here’s my recommendations: What are…

TED Talks Recommendations 3

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve watched several TED Talks while doing my cardio workout. Here’s three that I’d recommend: Art that Craves Your Attention – Aparna Rao Original eye-catching art that you have to look at. Light and humourous. The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz Does more choice really equal freedom? Is…