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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Let go of perfect- and you will find happiness

It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever (really I only missed posting last week, but when you only post once a week, this stretch feels like longer!). The last two weeks have been a little crazy making! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know last week I wrote my final exam for the first course of my Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach Certification. In between working a couple late nights, Read More


What is Balance- How to Achieve it

I’ve noticed that balance is a word people are using more and more when it comes to their daily lives and how they make it all work.  Balance is also a term often associated with diet and weight loss. But it is about so much more than that too! I wanted to share a little bit with you about why balance is so such a huge part of how I live my day to day, and how it keeps me in check with myself.

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Healthy Minds make Healthy Bodies

A couple of weeks ago I was featured on a blog. This blog covers various issues and topics in our society. She was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to write a post for her readers.  It received a lot of positive feedback! And many of her readers wrote about how it inspired them, so she has given me permission to share it back with my readers 🙂 Thank you again to Shamylah for the opportunity to spread the knowledge about what getting fit really means, and how it really is a complete approach.

Featured on Friday July 8th here

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Pre-Pregnancy Weight- It really is just a number and I have proof!

I would be lying if I said that I did not have the goal to be back to my pre-pregnancy weight. This weight had been a great baseline for me as a place to strive to return to. Before I became pregnant, I will be honest in saying that I was worried about having to succumb to the pregnancy weight gain. I had spent the better part of the last 3 years coming a long way on my weight loss journey, losing over 50 pounds and I was nervous to slip back to that place, growing a baby or not.

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To Our Hero, on Father’s Day

Growing up I always thought about the kind of man I wanted to spend my life with. I wanted to spend it with someone who valued me, someone who loved me and someone who was an honest man. There were also things I thought about, like wanting to be with someone who was good looking, someone taller than me, the superficial stuff.  I am now realising though, that some of the things I never gave much thought to then, are a large part of the things that create a lot of happiness for me now.
So today, on Fathers Day, I wanted make this post about a big happiness in my life (because this blog of course is about life’s bliss too). Here’s some of the things I never thought about back then, things that I have now, and things I am truly grateful for.
I have a man who is an excellent father to our daughter, and I know without a shadow of a doubt he would do anything for her. He’s not afraid to be goofy and make a complete fool of himself because it makes us laugh and that gives him great joy. I have a man who encourages me to take care of myself and do things that make me happy- like being active, pursuing this blog, and other self care things that keep me sane. He gives me breaks from being a mother when I have no more patience for the demands of a toddler. I also have a man who when things get tough (and I ain’t going to sit here and tell you they don’t) he’s willing to talk it out and communicate. He listens to what’s our relationship needs and he does his best to try and make it better. He does all of these things, because he truly cares about our family, our marriage and our forever.

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Being a father is tough, sometimes just as tough as being a mother, and I feel like dad’s don’t get enough credit.

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