Motivation Monday

#motivationmonday   “Who are you?!?”   Society is obsessed with titles, categories, and accomplishments, and when you choose not to subscribe to them, or do things in an unusual order, you’re often left on the outer limits of social circles, and even jobs.   The need to collect data, and connect like things is used to access […]

Motivation Monday

#motivationmonday Feeling super inspired by the community around me, and their incredible ability to create, support, and assist one other. “Finding your tribe, like following your dreams, isn’t always about what makes sense; it’s about what your soul needs.  As much as we’re looking for experiences that turn us on, we’re looking for people who […]

Work Out Weekly – The Climb

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime The Climb Like many athletes, I have subscribed to the theory of “No Pain, No Gain”.  In fact, when I competed, my favourite inspirational quote was “Do not fear the winds of adversity.  Remember; a kite rises against the wind, rather than with it.” Forget […]

Work Out Weekly – Get Back Up

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeGet Back Up Before I share this week’s post, I want to talk about a topic that is usually downplayed in popular media, and day to day conversations.  It’s something that we’ve all felt at one time or another, and see all around us, but rarely […]

Work Out Wednesday – Weight Training

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeWeight Training I had the incredible opportunity to work out with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of British Colombia, Jim Diehl. Jim has been head of the UBC Athletics Department for 3 years, and has lead countless athletes to personal and professional […]

Work Out Wednesday – Go Outside!

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Go Outside! By now you should have a pretty good idea of how I feel about fitness.   Indoors, outdoors, in the gym, at the airport, with friends, with equipment, without equipment…  It really is something that you can do “Anytime, Anywhere”.  In the […]

Work Out Wednesday – Double It Up

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Double It Up Last week my brother came to visit me in Vancouver – for the first time ever! In addition to touring around, shopping, and eating, we also found time to work out together.  I’ve posted work outs with my siblings before, so […]

Work Out Wednesday – Stair Master

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Stair Master Every January, the local gyms fill up with New Year’s newcomers.  Not only that, with flu season upon us, your local fitness facility may also be full of… germs!  (Ok, that may be the germaphobe in me talking).  Still, getting some fresh […]

Work Out Wednesday – Squats

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Sumo Squats This week, I’m highlighting another exercise that I rely heavily on – The Squat.  This particular exercise has already made many appearances in my WOW posts, and is a big part of the work outs I complete each week.  Due to the […]

Work Out Wednesday – Push Ups

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Push Ups Push ups are one of the most important exercises in my arsenal.  With proper technique, they can help you to build a stronger upper body, and add definition to your arms, chest, and back.  Push ups involve horizontal flexion of the shoulder […]