How do I want to feel in 2017 -6 month Check-In

2017 GoalsI was reluctant to do this point, but it forced me to read my original objective of the year and provided a much needed reminder. At the beginning of this year, I decided that 2017 isn’t just going to be about crossing goals off my list, it’s going to be about how I want to feel.

 For 2017 I want my life to be less about drama and the desire to be in control.  Focusing on nurturing important aspects of myself and my life, such as my well being- mental and physical- my relationships, and my career.  In 2017 I want to feel calm and balanced, I want to forgive the past, release the future and SHOW UP for the present.  

So how have I been doing?

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Motherhood & Exercise- The Struggle is Real!

IMG_2653With a solid 15 year fitness routine I figured it would be easy to maintain my fitness routine post baby. BAAAAHHHHH!!

When I think back to my pre-baby, 5am, multiple workouts a day, self and talking to fitness clients and mothers about making time for fitness….I want to throat punch my old self. I have said it once and I will say it again, before I had a baby I had no idea.  Motherhood and exercise is no easy feat- the struggle is real.

I can tell you right now, if I didn’t have an established fitness lifestyle before my babe arrived finding the motivation to incorporate fitness into life with an infant or toddler would not be a priority.

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Indoor Cycling- A Pain in the A*!?

Pushing through the burn is part of a great, indoor cycling sweat session. There’s a big difference between that ‘hurts so good’ feeling and real pain.  If you’ve ever left a class with a killer workout under your belt, but an aching body, here are some suggestions to stop the pain, and why it could be happening. Continue reading

Negative Self-Talk- Four tips to Turn it Around

Running Negative selftalkA few weeks ago I participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon.  This was my 5th half marathon, third BMO race, and first postnatal half. In typical BMO style the race was top notch. From package pick up and organization, to the crowd and finish line party.  The difference this  year was my attitude.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day- About the kids tooFor the last six years I have enjoyed the privilege of having someone else’s children in my home for part of Mother’s day. It is not until last year that I was able to celebrate this day with my own child.  Holidays, including Mother’s Day,  are important to me.   I try to foster this attitude in my children.

Over the years I have reminded them of holidays.  Encouraging them to make cards, work on crafts, or taking them out to purchase a little something for their Mother.  It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t help my stepchildren with gifts for their Mothers on holidays.  Why wouldn’t I? She is the reason I am blessed.

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