Kicking Sugar

Kicking Sugar

Sugar. I’m so into it, I love sweets. Love love. So when I let it get out of hand, I know I need a personal intervention.

For the last 3 years around this time I’ve done the 21 Day Sugar Detox so that I can kick my sugar habit. (I will link to it at the end of the post).

Here’s the thing: in life I pretty much always have a sweet tooth, and when the holiday season comes around I’m in my happiest happy place. It’s the time of year (usually starting at about mid/end of November😏) when I let chocolates and all the baked goodies into the house. It’s also the time of year when I don’t feel an ounce of guilt or conflicting feelings about it. Friends bring goodies over, I buy some of our favourites, and then I BAKE. I make all kinds of things, squares, cookies, truffles, and I use all the best stuff… butter, sugar, condensed milk, chocolate, you name it!  I save this kind of baking for the Christmas season because when all the treats come around I (we) can’t help but eat it up 😍

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Kettlebells anyone?

Kettlebells anyone?

The first time I picked up a kettlebell was around 11 years ago.  I didn’t know much about them, and I had absolutely no idea all the things you could do with them, but lucky for me I had some friends who had a few kettlebell certifications under their belt – so naturally I snuck in some good training in with them. Ahhhh friends are the best 🙂

I love kettlebell work. It’s a nice break from my more regular dumbbell and barbell workouts. Sometimes I do focused kettlebell workouts and other times I choose a few kettlebell movements and work them into my workout with other exercises and equipment. It all depends of my mood and what my goals are for the workout. shutterstock_614169584.jpg

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A Little Chest, Triceps & Core

A Little Chest, Triceps & Core

Good morning 🙂  It’s raining here in Vancouver and I have to admit that when you live walking distance from the gym it sometimes feels like the worst thing ever! I sometimes think that if I lived just a bit further away I could warrant driving (only in the rain), but I don’t, so on go the rain boots, and out comes the umbrella.

I have to say that once I get myself to the gym on the rainy days, I tend you stretch out my workouts so I can avoid my rainy walk home. Continue reading “A Little Chest, Triceps & Core”