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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Homemade Fudgesicles

Homemade Fudgesicles

I mean who doesn’t like a treat every now and then, especially on a long weekend?! I sure do and my kids are alllll about it, so why not treat yourself?! 🤗

With it being summer, I wanted to make some fudgesicles. I’m not exactly sure why fudgesicles came to mind…  I don’t remember ever having them as a child, I’ve never bought them, and I’m not sure I’ve even had one before 🤔 I swear! But, for some reason fudgesicles popped into my mind, and oh did I make some good ones!fullsizeoutput_2da

For me, there’s nothing like making a healthier, more simple version of something that you would otherwise find processed and packaged up at the grocery store. Yes, it’s easier to pick things up in the store and keep them on hand in the cupboard or freezer – I definitely do sometimes. But I often try to create my take on something when I can. Continue reading “Homemade Fudgesicles”

Workout you do can anywhere, anytime.

Workout you do can anywhere, anytime.

Hello out there! Hope everyone had a great weekend & Monday, my last few days were filled with the usual.. a couple workouts💦, busy with the kids🤸🏻‍♂️, enjoyed some sunshine ☀️ , sat at my computer 💻, and made my to-do list for the week 🤓

Ok, lets get into it – the workouts. How is that all going?? Are they going?! For a lot of people, working out can become a bit of a struggle over the peak summer months. I know this! I’ve trained more people then I can count who find shutterstock_651525292
summer a challenging time… there’s more vacationing, extra social events, kids off school, extra visits from family & friends, it’s patio season, ohhhh patio season🍹🍾🍻🍸💃🏽 (……actually, patio season is something I dream of but basically never get too….I wish…maybe one day) Anywaaays, the point is, there are So. Many. Distractions!🤯 With all that, it’s not that hard to get to a point where you feel like, mehhh….workout break until the end of summer. Continue reading “Workout you do can anywhere, anytime.”

Practicing calm

Practicing calm

The last while I’ve been gravitating more toward relaxing things, things that don’t stress and tire my body as much as my daily (well, almost daily) heavy weight training & cardio workouts. I feel like I’m turning a bit of a corner with my workout routine that has been sparked by a couple of injuries I’ve had over the last few months.

Because of these lingering injuries, it’s really limited what I can do at the gym, and my regular everyday activites. It’s been so incredibly frustrating 😭 but I’ve taken it as a sign that my body is telling me to – Slow. It. Down!

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