Why Less is More: Simplifying Your Diet

Are you tired of trying to decide what to eat? Are you feeling unmotivated to fuel your body with good things? The fridge is full, but there’s “nothing to eat”… Since moving North, I’ve struggled with food a bit, but I’m finally finding my equilibrium. Produce isn’t the same here. There is less variety, for…

Squat Nation

If you’re looking to make your butt smaller, stop reading now. Last time I trained for a big race, I didn’t properly incorporate weight training. This time is different. I’ve been consistent with weights for several months and have developed core, leg and arm strength that had been lost in my marathon training when I…

Northern Nutrition

I came across a poster in the grocery store the other day that stated “All country foods are healthy.”  My food philosophy has definitely been challenged since moving to Iqaluit, Nunavut from Vancouver, BC area. For nearly a year before my arrival in the North, I transitioned to a vegetarian and eventually raw vegan lifestyle. Local…

279 Days

It’s been 10 months since I ran my race down in Florida. It was around my 21st birthday, feeling sluggish and still smoking that I bought a Runner’s World magazine and saw the ad for the Walt Disney World marathon. It was only 7 months away and I hadn’t been running at all, but I…

Remembering the “After”

Tonight, I had some acute negativity. I felt sad, down, unmotivated. I’m still struggling a bit to get out of this slump, but I started to go through some old pictures on my laptop to pass the time. If I’m not striving for something specific, I have the tendency to feel like I’m not getting…

Upside Down

What is self love? It seems a lot of people interpret it as ego, vanity or big-headedness. Something to be avoided, or ashamed of, even.  But I’ve come to understand the power and importance of self love in my life. I struggled for a long time before I found a healthy relationship with food and exercise….

Pump Up | APP REVIEW

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about Pump Up and seeing as I’m anti-gym, anti-fitness class and anti-workout DVD… I figured an app that creates workouts based on your goals, and the amount of time you have to commit, sounded pretty good. A simple, free tool for on the go that fits my schedule and…

Your Best Workout: LIFE

Since I have moved, many things have changed.  I live in a house that has 5 floors and is up on stilts. This translates to a whole lot of stairs on a daily basis. This house is about 3/4 of a mile from the grocery store. Once or twice a week, I walk downhill to the grocery…

Moving

Hey y’all! I haven’t been sharing a lot lately, as I’ve been settling in after a big move!  If you’re interested in hearing a bit about my life in the North, check out my video!  I have lots of fun ideas for this blog so you can expect more food and fitness content coming your way…

Healthy Chocolate Milk

It’s been a while since I posted to YouTube, but I’m back at it! Check out my 2 minute video with 5 healthy alternatives to store-bought chocolate milk. Share, comment and give it a thumbs up if you like it! 

Simple Vegan Meals – Part II

I’m falling into a routine with some key ingredients and feeling amazing! When I sit down with a salad, my 4 year old nephew asks me, “Is that going to take you one hundred million hours to eat?” and continues the whole time I’m eating to ask how long until I’ll be finished. This is…

Fun Fitness Goals

The hard work we put into achieving our goals may not be the most fun, but I think that to have goals that you are genuinely invested in and will make you happy is crucial to success.  This is the principle behind my motivation in preparing for my marathon. Not only was it a race…