Waiting outside the doors of Casino NB on a very cold and snowy Saturday night, I felt out of my comfort zone. As the doors opened and I cleared security and made it past the door-people to the ballroom (they did NOT ask to see my ID, by the way), I felt wayyyyy out ofContinue reading “The Octagon: 8 Times MMA Surprised Me”
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Unless you’re an official, stop judging other sports and athletes
As many of you know, I’ve been through a lot of changes over the last 12 months and life is looking very different these days. I’ve received love and support from surprising sources and I’ve received judgment, too. The judgment I wasn’t as prepared for and it got me thinking about my opinions of othersContinue reading “Unless you’re an official, stop judging other sports and athletes”
You can’t make 2019 epic without this
Happy New Year! I was at a comedy club New Year’s Eve party last night and the comedian asked us to indicate by applause whether 2018 had been good or bad, and there was no hesitation on my part to cheer for good. Sure I have experienced more stress this year than ever before (andContinue reading “You can’t make 2019 epic without this”
Are you keeping it MERRY?
Christmas is a week away and I’m sitting here by the fire on a snowy day and I’ll admit that I’m feeling rather festive. Merry, even. I know it’s busy and we’re approaching the craziest weekend of the year where last minute shoppers are driving you nuts in the stores and don’t even get meContinue reading “Are you keeping it MERRY?”
Why I’m Running Everyday in December
It’s December 9th and it’s about -7 degrees Celsius (about 20 degrees Fahrenheit for my American readers) and I just got back from a frosty 5k scoot around the neighbourhood. Now why the heck would I choose to bundle up and hit the snow-covered sidewalk when I could’ve joined my father by the fire for anotherContinue reading “Why I’m Running Everyday in December”
It’s time to get real, fit pros!
As fitness professionals we’re often held to higher standards than the clients we serve. We’re expected to run faster, lift heavier weight, eat healthier, drink more water, and look fitter (whatever that even means). These expectations hit us everyday while scrolling through social media, flipping through magazines and watching tv. They hit us with pressuresContinue reading “It’s time to get real, fit pros!”
The Secret to Success is Pretty Simple
“Never decide the outcome of a race at any point during the race…just keep going”. Triathlete, Kathryn MacKinnon, hit me hard with this quote during a Queen Pins Halifax fundraising event I attended last Thursday. I keep repeating it to myself and coming back to how important it is because this rings so true forContinue reading “The Secret to Success is Pretty Simple”
Entrepreneurs and athletes: Are you a lone wolf or part of a pack?
My wolf pants from Nominou Designs are my favourite pants in the world. I feel good when I wear them and I’ve come to identify with the wolf too…especially when I had one eye me up this afternoon at a wildlife park. The arctic wolf was pacing back and forth in her enclosure (I assumedContinue reading “Entrepreneurs and athletes: Are you a lone wolf or part of a pack?”
Even as the one in charge, you can’t have it together all the time.
As I’m sitting at the kitchen counter trying to type this out my kids are being animals. This is my circus and those are my monkeys kinda animals. When I’m trying to focus I like calm and it’s not calm in here. At all. The song “Grapevine” by Tiesto is on Spotify right now andContinue reading “Even as the one in charge, you can’t have it together all the time.”
12 weeks ago I started something that turned out to be life changing.
It’s over. My 12 week Everlean program with the Kilted Coaches is over. The last three months have been a few of the hardest yet most fulfilling of my life and I feel like I’ve got control of my health and fitness in a whole new way. This post might be all over the placeContinue reading “12 weeks ago I started something that turned out to be life changing.”