6 Fitness Tips

Staying active, consistently, is something we can struggle with. It can be the easiest thing to push aside when life gets busy, I know I am guilty of that at times. I put together this post to inspire you to put more focus on your fitness and help motivate you to reach your goals! Moving your body and being active is a form of self care, and I want you to take care of yourself, so read on and hopefully this help you to start this week!

Plan Your Workouts- You need to plan workouts as part of your schedule like anything else. Write them down as you would a meeting and make the commitment to get it done! I have heard early mornings are the best times to get it done! (If you know me, you will know I am not a morning person, maybe one day I will write a blog for myself on how to become a morning person, hahaha!)

Be consistent- It takes 21 days to make a habit, so decide a consistent day to workout ( ie. Mon, Wed, Fri) and then keep doing that. Soon it will just become part of what you do!

Find Something You Love- Fortunately there are tons of ways to get active, and get the heart pumping and what is fun for some people might not appeal to others. If you are doing something you do not enjoy, chances are you will dread doing it. Try out different things until you find something that gets you excited, and then keep doing it! For me, I really enjoy at home workouts, they are both convenient and I am also a HUGE fan of Beach Body on Demand which gives me so many variety options for my workouts.

Focus on How it Benefits You- There are so many reasons working out is amazing for you. Physically, emotionally and mentally. Sometimes when you’re in it, it’s tough, or to even get started can be a chore… But no one has ever said after a workout, “Gosh I wish I didn’t do that”.

Music- Music is life, and if you don’t have good tunes to get you through, what do you have! Some of my favourite music to workout to is hardcore hip hop (who knew?) and EDM

Outfit- Let’s be real, when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you are in a better frame of mind. It might sound silly, but it really works! How do you feel putting on a great workout top or pants that you’re looking forward to wearing?! And make sure what you’re buying is comfortable. There’s nothing worse than tugging and pulling at your clothes during a workout.

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Most of my workout wear comes from Old Navy. They have some awesome stuff if you haven’t checked them out. They are affordable and also super comfortable, both a must!

I hope that you feel motivate to get moving!

Hugs and Kisses,

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How To: Be Your Most Productive Self

Ever see those people who seem to be killing it, everyday and wish you could do what they do?

A big reason behind why they are so successful day in and day out is because of planning and routine. It’s tough to expect to succeed in crushing your goals and achieving things if you don’t have a plan and are just going through your days all willy nilly. Instead, to be the most productive you can be, by making plans, writing them down and following some of these other steps will help you to be on your game and accomplish what you want to!

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Cool Cucumber Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are all the hype! And that’s because they are super good for you! Leafy and green veggies have a number of benefits for your body and for your gut! But for a lot of folks, the thought of drinking something that tastes so earthy is a bit intimidating. It is an acquired taste I would say (which for the record, anyone can acquire 🙂 ) but I often enjoy making this lighter version that still includes all of the good stuff that green smoothies offer!

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If I Won the Lottery- Current Book Wishlist

The last couple years I have  become a reading junkie. I am ALWAYS reading something and always have my eye out for the next good book to add to my list! Currently, while I am still in school, and needing to do all the readings for that, I am not able to read for leisure as much as I would like to. I look forward to finishing up this certification later this year, so that I can spend more time with my nose in a book.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust- Say what!

Who doesn’t love pizza? Warm gooey cheese, soft chewy bread, the savoury pepperoni and all the toppings. Are you drooling yet? I am a huge pizza lover. It is almost ALWAYS my go to when I don’t feel much in the mood for cooking. And because of this, I had been looking for a healthier alternative to your traditional bread crust. Thankfully, I found this delicious cauliflower crust recipe! Modified from the Food Network Website (I cant help but make every recipe I use my own!)

There is some time involved in creating this, but I will say to you it is completely worth it! One thing I will emphasize is that you really take the time to press all the moisture out of the cauliflower. It will make it more dry and more likely to crisp up!

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Exercise: Your Perception of it Says it All!

How many of you scroll through social media and see women crushing their workouts, day after day and it makes you think “I wish I was motivated like they are to workout”? “They make it look so easy”, “I wish I could do that too”. Well, I am here to tell you you can! It’s all in the way you perceive it.

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