Monthly Archives: October 2016

Join the Fall Hustle – November 7th!

Fall – It’s official! For me, this is normally the time of year that I seem to lose my momentum and start to feel overwhelmed with everything going on. Kids are back in school and life is settling back into its regular routine with all sorts of sports and activities happening. It’s funny…when my life gets crazy…the first thing I want to cut out is regular exercises and good nutrition. I have to constantly remind myself that just because my […]

5 Tips to Manage Food Cravings

Junk food cravings. They happen to the best of us and can hit when you least expect it. Food can be a tricky thing to manage because it’s everywhere and we can often find ourselves in situations where staying on track is hard. But – learning how to work through these pesky cravings will better position you for long term success in the weight management department. When you recognize that you are experiencing a food craving – instead of immediately […]

ACL Recovery – 10 Days and 10 Wins

My knee problem started in the year 2000. Almost 16 years ago. I was in my final year of high school and I injured my right knee at a volleyball tournament. During one of our round robin games I jumped over one of my teammates to get the ball. I knew right away that something was very wrong with my knee, but we had more games to play so I just shook it off. Fast forward to the semifinals – […]

5 Tips to Kickstart your New Exercise Routine

Getting back into an exercise routine can be tough….especially if you have been out of the game for a while. The whole process can be frustrating and demoralizing. But, the rewards associated with exercise are absolutely worth the initial discomfort.  So if you are struggling with starting and sticking to a new exercise program, here are 5 tips to get back in the game: 1 – Realize you have to start somewhere and be patient with yourself! Remember, all experts […]

Creating a Vision Board

Last year I got serious about putting my health first and taking control of my life…I was tired of doing the same things over and over again and getting the same results…over and over again. I had to change things up, get OUT of my comfort zone and stop being so scared to try new things all the time. One of the first things I did was create a vision board. I wanted to have a CLEAR picture of my […]

Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Having the right shoes when running or doing any activity is very important. Here’s a great guide that will help you choose shoes that will work for you. How to pick the perfect pair of runners TIP: All Running Room locations will give you a free foot exam on the spot.  Essentially, their running experts will look at your feel, watch you walk and tell you what shoes will work best for you! It’s painless, you just need to ask! […]

There is always someone better than you….but that’s OK!

In less than 2 weeks I’m going to Nashville to participate in a BeachBody Conference where 25 000 coaches gather together to learn and get motivated. Initially when I started coaching in November, I had no intention of attending something like this. But, things change…as they always do. Turns out that coaching is something that I LOVE and I’m not too bad at it either! Not only did I win a LIVE workout spot with Shaun T (my favourite motivator and […]

Journey to Boston – Joanne’s Story

In April of 2016, Joanne Forest-Magne completed the Boston Marathon with a stunning time of 3:26:49 (h:m:s). Joanne is my neighbour in the small town of St Malo, MB and when I learned of her accomplishment I took a special interest in her story and wanted to learn more about it. She graciously allowed me to interview her and feature her journey in my health and fitness blog and I’m so excited to share it with you 🙂 Running the Boston Marathon is a […]

Act As If…

You’ve probably heard that term used before….Act as if…. About 15 years ago I heard it in a movie and it always stuck in my head. However back then I was young, I thought I knew everything and I didn’t quite grasp the power of those 3 little words, so in the back of my mind they stayed. Well 8 months ago I was at a crossroads. My life felt like a disaster and I didn’t know whether I was […]