Tag Archive | healthy living

Wayward Goals

Wayward Goals

Over the course of this year, I’ve set out to accomplish a lot of goals.  Some of those goals are even lists in amongst themselves, and so the list really is quite lengthy.  As I near my 32nd birthday, I’ve been considering how best to approach completing as many as possible on that list, and […]

Gratitude Gems: Walking is for the Birds

Gratitude Gems: Walking is for the Birds

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I had to walk to work this morning for the first time in a loooooong time, and boy what a drag!  I’ve come to realize that I really, really didn’t appreciate all that my body was capable of […]

January Fitness Challenge: Listening to My Body

I cannot believe it’s February already!  It seems like just yesterday that we celebrated Christmas and started a new year!  And here I am, about two months away from my most challenging body moment ever, and I’m so excited! I knew going into January that, as far as fitness challenges went, I was unlikely to […]

Gratitude Gems: Baby-Inspired Generosity

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I already knew that we have some amazing family and friends who are very generous with their time and money, but no event in our lives has highlighted that fact for us quite so clearly as our pregnancy.  […]

Concerning Underwear…

Concerning Underwear…

I made myself a goal to update my underwear situation in my 32nd year.  I desperately needed new underthings, and it seemed like a fun and easy goal for myself to go buy some new things and celebrate looking and feeling good. Then a few things happened over the course of my year: I got a […]

Reading My Childhood

Some books just take you back.  Growing up in Alberta, there were a few made-in-Canada features that I treasured.  One was the TV show Road to Avonlea which revolved around a small turn-of-the-century farming town and featured a main character also named Sara, though I forgave her lack of an “h” and watched anyways.  I […]

Gratitude Gems: Baby Wiggles

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! My pregnancy has been so full of excitement!  I recognize how lucky I am to have avoided all complications and/or problematic occurrences during my first two trimesters, and I’m incredibly grateful.  As a result, I’ve had the freedom […]

Gratitude Gems: After the Holiday Weekend

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! Today on this holiday-in-lieu Monday, as I take the opportunity to stay in my PJs all day and drink tea and cuddle with my hubby and my puppy and enjoy some downtime now that we’re back at home, […]

Gratitude Gems: Small Holiday Traditions

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! At this time of year, people take comfort in their own holiday traditions.  Certain foods are served, cookies baked, and gifts bought.  Some people sing carols, play board games, go to church, or watch specific Christmas movies.  Other […]

November Fitness Challenge: A Pregnant Fish Out of Water

I was duped.  As far as this pregnancy thing goes, I was told that the first trimester is the worst in terms of symptoms, particularly feeling tired all the time.  And for a few weeks there I totally believed it.  Then I hit a wall of exhaustion that has caused me to question my ability […]