My Top Travel Essentials

Top Travel Essentials

Whether you travel regularly for work or sporadically for pleasure, I believe in being as comfortable and efficient as possible while on the road or in the air. While I don’t think it’s necessary to go out and purchase all these things at once, accumulating them over the years has definitely made traveling easier and more enjoyable. Here are my faves that come with me on every trip I take: [Read more…]

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Our Annual Couple’s March Madness Bracket Bet

The March Madness bet that we do as a couple every year!

So my man-friend (now husband) and I have had a March Madness bracket bet going on for the past 6 years. I first wrote about it here years ago, but if you’re new here, the stakes are good. Here’s how it goes down every March: Brackets have to be in before the first games (duh) and we share them on a Google Sheet that we can both check daily to see where we stand in points. As soon as one person receives the obvious win, they can start collecting on their prizes and have until the following year’s tournament to collect!

 

Winner receives the following:  [Read more…]

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The BEST Surprise from my Husband & Best Friend

So back in September of last year an event popped up on the calendar I share with Fraser. It read “Special Event. Do not book. THIS MEANS YOU.” It was from a Friday to Monday in October and he wouldn’t tell me anything about it. [Read more…]

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Fit Getaway Recap (& Info for Next Year!)

We had the best weekend in Santa Barbara! We went through quite a few bottles of Prosecco, danced our asses off to Beyoncé, got several TRX workouts in, had lots of good, deep conversation, and enjoyed as much sunshine as we could. At the end of the weekend, I wrote a check to the Santa Barbara Support Network to donate some our proceeds to help after the wildfires and mudslides.

Here are some photos from the weekend and at the bottom of the page, you can sign up to be notified on the next event’s details!  [Read more…]

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Fitness & Finances: Part 2

Fitness & finances are a lot alike. You have to pay attention to both. You have to work at both. And while you may have inherited great wealth or health from your parents, you still have to put effort in each to maintain good standing. Here’s part 2 of my Fitness & Finances post:  [Read more…]

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Currently…

It’s the last day of January and so far this year has been about hitting the ground running. After a year of not being able to work in Canada, I’ve got my work permit finally in place and I’m able to launch a few classes and start training clients. This feels amazing. Along with having a couple TRX courses on the calendar, my Fit Getaway retreat is happening in a little over a week down in Santa Barbara and I’m so excited about some sunshine, wine, and workouts with the awesome ladies that have signed up for it. If anybody wants to jump in and join us, please do! The weather forecast is looking fantastic so far. Here’s what else is happening:

Making: Progress on my productivity thanks to a few tools that I use and am sticking to. (I’ll be sharing these with everybody at the retreat next week.)

Wanting: To cut down on single use items in my house to cut down on waste, but it’s hard! I’m trying to be aware of everything that just gets used once and then thrown away. It’s a lot. I’ve stopped using paper towels since you can’t recycle those and am instead using dishtowels and baking soda mixtures to clean things. I also need to find a make-up remover liquid so I can cut out the wipes I use. Anybody have anything they use? There ain’t shit I can do about Q-Tips though, guys.

Moving: [Read more…]

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California Dreamin’ On Such A Winter’s Day…

Get away for some sun. Get away to recharge. Get away for YOURSELF.

Workouts, rest & wine: We are 3 weeks away from the retreat! Join us.

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Fitness & Nutrition Tracking: What (& What Not) to Track

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There’s never been a better time to track your health and fitness statistics than right now. From calories to steps, to sleep, to even tracking your poo, there’s a way to watch your every move and gauge your progress. While I agree that there are great advantages to having lots of information at your disposal, it’s easy to go overboard and waste your time and energy on useless stats. And it’s even easier to get overwhelmed by all the info and as a result do nothing with it. Here’s when to track your health and fitness, and what you don’t need to worry about:

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Workout Playlist: January 2018 EDM

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Sometimes you just need to zone the hell out while you’re running, training, or stretching. Here’s my latest playlist with a heavy EDM influence – few words, max effort. #BeABeast

With cool-down tunes by my new favorite duet First Aid Kit,

and my favorite song from Sam Smith’s latest album!

All my playlists are an hour long. Slow songs are for stretching. Don’t skip your stretch!

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Mom’s Visit to Canada!

My mom had never been to Canada before last year. She and my dad were both able to fly out here last minute for our wedding  but on that trip it was -7 degrees and they were only able to stay for the busy weekend, so it wasn’t the best chance for sightseeing.

This time, she came out for 6 days at the end of September and scored the best fall colors and weather. [Read more…]

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