All around awesome



Tonight was all around great.

After my chiropractic appointment, I had some dinner and then made my way to the park for bootcamp.

Salmon, kale, apricots!

Four sweaty girls came out and they got their money’s worth.

Warmup: mixture of jogging, lunging, shuffling, sprinting, etc. 

Workout: as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes: 10 sprints/runs between cones, 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 burpees, 10 sit-ups

core challenge: extended plank, up/downs, forearm plank, R plank, forearm plank, L plank, forearm plank, up/downs, extended plank (40 on/20 off for each)


I’m sure they loved me as much as I loved them ;)! One superstar who used to come to my bootcamps at campus rec sighed and said “It feels so good when you’re done!” and then, “But I thought I was going to die during.” …sounds like my work is done! 🙂 My goal is to kick their butts but to make it something they can do. I want them to feel tired after but also that high from working out, not demolished. 🙂

After bootcamp, I got my own sweaty on.

Pretty freaking cool, huh?

Not cool: I totally forgot to snap a picture of my yogurt mess which was tip top delicious last night. Coconut, almonds, and some chopped up chocolate thrown into a bowl of greek/vanilla yogurt = holy schmokes happy belly!

Tomorrow there’s another bootcamp on tap and then I’m hoping to get started on my trip prep and to pound out a draft of my article for Bankrate. The awesome thing is that when I was interviewing one of my sources, he ended up being a cyclist. Since this was for my financial writing, I really didn’t expect to have the conversation I did. When we got to talking, he gave me about 10 ideas for other stories to pitch. Amen for people who just want to see others succeed. And yay for being inspired to pitch some story ideas and to get back on a regular writing/freelancing train!

Before I go to bed, I’m going to sort out my bootcamp plans for the morning and organize those story ideas and then dive into my journal, I think! What a perfect ending to a great day…

How do you like to end your days?
Have you ever had a similar experience to mine after an adjustment?  I’m so excited!


Positivi-tea and packing

Hey! Just checking in for a quick post before I head to Sunday Funday and then to Sarnia. I’m never in the mood to pack, so consider this my procrastination…

This morning I went to the gym and rode the spin bike for about an hour. Then I headed for yoga and got my zen on in a sweaty awesome power class. Seriously, awesome!

In between I snarfed a clif bar to keep my tummy from rumbling.


Afterwards, I was sweaty and hungry again. After a few bites of yogurt I realized I wanted a meal so when I met up with my friend Steph, who was in my program and works in fitness/is doing her masters in kin now, for coffee, we moved our chit chat to Cafe One, where I had a visually unappealing but absolutely wonderful caesar salad with steak (it’s going unphotographed).

We also had tea! I made a pact with Bee over at Bee Goes Bananas that I would give up buying decaf coffees (cuz what’s the point?) in favour of some tasty teas. I started this pact off with a purchase from David’s Tea: the Sweet Indulgence gift box. A gift for me? Yupp. It comes with 12 dessert teas and I am oh so excited to drink them—especially the ones I already love!

Anyways, so I made good on the pact and had tea! And a heart to heart, which got me so excited. It’s nice to catch up when I’m feeling so positive about things and when Steph is likeminded, goal driven, and confident. Seriously, it’s rare to hear someone speak with such self awareness/certainty and I loved it! I hope some of that rubs off on me, and I hope she reads this ;)!


And now it’s time to do that packing I put off. I’m just heading home for a day to go back to the doc’s and to see my mom, who’s finally back from Texas tonight! Yay. I’m going to try to get to a spin class and maybe out for a run tomorrow, though I’m not looking forward to this week’s weather forecast one bit. The whole North winds at 55kmh and snow thing in tomorrow’s forecast makes the decision of whether or not to pack my bike to take home an easy one!

W T heck mother nature?!

Oh well!

Happy Sunday.

What did you do this weekend?
Do you drink tea or coffee? Or both?