Prepare to succeed | Tips for overcoming your inner saboteur

Inner Saboteur

When it comes to starting and sticking with a new exercise program, nobody undermines our efforts better than we, ourselves, do. The most common stumbling block to developing new fitness habits isn't time or money or access to a gym or clean … {keep reading...}

Why I don’t want to survive the holidays

The holiday season is upon us. Every time I turn on the computer I see articles and posts and Tweets about 'surviving' it. Surviving the stress. Surviving the food. Surviving the 'busy'. Surviving with our waistlines and pocketbooks and … {keep reading...}

Creating new exercise habits| 21-Day ‘Re’-Bootcamp

Starting a new exercise program is easy. I've done it a thousand times. I get it. We all start new exercise programs with the highest of hopes. Hopes that this time we'll actually enjoy working out. Hopes that nothing will 'come up' and get in the … {keep reading...}

Tips for getting the most out of your online fitness training program

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Online fitness training programs are increasing in popularity. (I know, I happen to run one myself ;) ). With more people looking to get fit and many not willing to join a gym, they're a great solution for both beginners to exercise and long-term … {keep reading...}

5 reasons quick fixes don’t work

I get it. When we make healthy changes to our diet and start a new exercise program, we want to see results. Sooner rather than later. Next week not next month. And certainly before we go on that beach vacation ;) As a society, we're all looking for … {keep reading...}

4 exercises that are harder than they look

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Have you ever watched someone perform a new-to-you exercise, thought ‘that looks easy’, tried it yourself and utterly failed? Chances are that it's not the first time they've done it. As with most physical tasks, it requires practice before a new … {keep reading...}

#SilkCreamyCashew | a Silk Cashew review (and a pumpkin recipe too)

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Silk Canada. They provided me with coupons to purchase the product and compensated me for writing this post. Faithful readers of this blog will know that I don't write sponsored posts very often. And that when I … {keep reading...}

3 ‘all-or-nothing’ healthy living mindsets debunked

We've all got that little voice in our heads. The voice that undermines our best intentions and rationalizes the making of poor choices when it comes to fitness and nutrition. The voice that says 'why bother' or 'what's the point' or 'I'll start next … {keep reading...}

You can only go so far on your own | the magic of mentors

I like to think of myself as an 'accidental' business owner. Eight years ago, I started working as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at my local community centre, never thinking that I'd one day be running my own business, let alone a … {keep reading...}