Tag Archive | healthy living

All The Things I Can’t Do Now That I’m Pregnant

A lot of resources out there sure seem to thrive on saying no to the pregnant woman.  Here are just a few examples of all the things I can no longer enjoy or take part in while I’m busy baking my little homemade croissant: You can’t eat soft cheeses or honey or sushi You can’t […]

Body Image: A Lite* Rant

*Lite rants contain less than 30% of the intensity of regular, full-blown rants. I’ve been thinking a lot about body image over the last few months.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about how comfortable I am in my own skin these days, perhaps for the first time in my life, and so it follows that I’ve […]

Last-Minute Running

Autumn is upon us and it’s only a matter of time now before the snow flies and winter officially sets in, so as I was looking at my list of goals in September I was wondering whether I was going to be able to finish running two 5km runs.  After all, running is no fun when you’re stuck […]

Gratitude Gems: Friendships Worth the Extra Effort

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! We helped two of our very good friends move to another city over the weekend.  It’s not far, Calgary from Edmonton; our rival city to the south is only a three-hour drive away.  But that drive is a pretty […]

September Fitness Challenge: Just Keep Biking…

In terms of fitness, September, and to a lesser extent August, has mainly been about doing my best not to sit on my butt all day every day.  As I mentioned last post, I’m pregnant (!) and while we’re very excited about that, it’s taken a toll on my body.  My best efforts to get […]

Gratitude Gems: A Healthy Body

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! I find it hard to be optimistic when I’m sick.  Upon our return home from our last camping trip, I developed a cold.  And that cold proceeded to last until about Wednesday of last week.  That’s two and […]

Gratitude Gems: The Last Camping Trip of the Season

As this post is published, Tavis and I will be packing up our camping gear for the last time this year and heading home from a great weekend in Jasper.  Every year we go out there on the long weekend and enjoy games and hikes and campfires and happy hours and lots of other things […]

Goals: Playing Catch Up

I’ve completed a few more goals (or partial goals), but each on their own didn’t seem worthy of separate attention to the tune of individual postings so I decided to combine them and do a little goal catch up! #30 I walked on the beach!  With my husband!  Barefoot!  I wish I had taken a […]

Gratitude Gems: A Busy Summer

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! August has flown by.  It seems like just the other day we were preparing for our vacation to Osoyoos to visit friends for the August long weekend.  Then, just like that, the vacation was over and we were […]

Gratitude Gems: The /’Thee-EH-tah/

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! This weekend I was fortunate to spend a bunch of time with my mom.  We enjoy many of the same things so this weekend we indulged in one of our favourite past times: going to the theatre (pronounced […]