Breaking Bad [Habits on Vacation]

So I just came back from an amazing 9ish days in sunny, perpetually sunny California. I always feel like [coastal SoCal] is a more palm-tree-y version of Canada – everyone is super friendly and pretty health conscious (as opposed to when you’re accosted by trucker hats, 9,000 Waffle Houses and AYCE pizza in south Florida.)…

3 Things

Guess who’s back? [Why wouldn’t she be?] …Name that song and you will have my respect forever! Instead of livestreaming my thoughts in 140 characters on Twitter, I’m going to ease back into blogging, because I truly enjoy writing (thank you Sheldon for the inspiration!) and there is way too much ‘bad’ writing on the…

Dating Diary Of A Fitness Competitor

…Okay, so it won’t be a diary, but I guess I could share a few…anecdotes. So I’m essentially 10 months into this fitness adventure and I have learned that dating as a (committed? Insane? Dedicated?) fitness competitor is different than when I was a “normal” person. Yeah you still have your jerks, players, boring guys,…

Double Whammy: Liebster Award

I’ve been nominated not once, not twice, but THRICE for the ever-so-prestigious WordPress Liebster Award. You all know how much I love to talk about myself (“Damn confident women!”, all you men and women haters are saying. ) You can read my First Liebster Award post here. Alrighty – blah zay blah – you know…

Thoughts Of A Feverish Blonde

Yes, I am quite aware that I wrote a post about positivity a mere few days ago. HOWEVER… Some things must be said in this delirious – I keep typing delicious first! Freudian slip? – state of mind. Sometimes people grow and sometimes they don’t. But you grew. So you gotta cut off the sick…

A Little Dose of Positivity

  Sometimes we have down days and we need to dig extra deep to find that positive thinking that will help to lift us up out of our gloomy thoughts. I’ve made a list of things that help me feel better on those Mopey Mondays (FYI: Mopey Mondays can also happen on Tuesday, Wednesday, etc.)ย …

Toronto Pro SuperShow: The Spark That Ignited The Fire…Again

So on Saturday, I went to the Toronto Pro Supershow to cheer on my coach Jill and my friend Stephan in the OPA Provincial Finals. For those of you who don’t know what the Supershow is, it’s a huge three- day multi-event for fitness fanatics. The IFBB and OPA Provincials were held in the lower…

Post-Competition Blues

You read all of these blogs talking about people and their journeys into bodybuilding and healthy living and those are fantastic! You get motivated and inspired and it’s a lovely sense of community in the bodybuilding and competition world. But once the competition is over, the blog posts stop completely or they change gears to…

Did You Miss Me?

Ah, post-competition life. Super depressing, I’ll tell you that much! I wish I could afford to do more competitions but my work life and bank account could not manage any longer. Plus, I’m trying to move out of the old home nest, if you know what I mean! Anyways, my fave Aussie Skye recently wrote…

Sunshine Award

I am quite pleased at this nomination – I’d like to thank my mom, dad, whoever invented the Internet…just kidding. Thanks to Skye over in Down Under for nominating me for this lovely blog-y award – a fabulous way to spend my lunch break! 1. Whatโ€™s your favorite childhood memory? You’re going to think I’m…

Feel Good Friday

Despite my week of unobliterated happiness, I felt I needed a little motivational pick-me-up today (and I know some people out there who need one too.) I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.ย Mary Wollstonecraft All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.ย Voltaire Be intentional about…

The Most Surreal Experience

Let me warn you, this will be a long blog post. So stop reading now if you don’t feel like creeping on my life any further. (But, I mean, you’ve made it this far anyways, so you might as well.) If you’ve been reading my blog posts for the past four months, you’ll know that…