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Workout high

Fitness Update!

I just wanted to post about how I’m doing fitness wise. Sometimes I get wrapped up in the excitement of what new places I’ve explored in this amazing city I forget to post my workout routine/schedule!

In case you haven’t already assumed – I like love change and it’s no different when it comes to my workouts. When I first arrived in Vancouver I realized I lived two blocks from the Kitsilano Community Centre (how ironic that turned out to be huh?). I bought a month pass the second day I arrived and went all the time while adjusting to my surroundings. It was convenient but I decided to do Insanity: Round 2 so there was no point in buying another monthly pass because Insanity is purely home based! So once that ended at the end of May I’ve been bouncing around trying new things (yoga, running, strength training, kettlebell, biking, etc) and switching it up!

While all this is good and great… I want crave routine, goals and schedules. I decided that I’m going to get back into running – but not to the extent that it’s the only thing I do, I want to train right and hard… which means running and strength training. If I’m going to reach my goals I know it has to be a balance of both!

Therefore my plan is as follows:

  • Buy a 6 month gym pass to the Kitsilano Community Centre (it might not be the best gym, but its close, local, community based and I work for the Park Board!).

Me outside the KCC during my Mark your Mark campaign

  • Run 4 times a week until I feel ready to step it up and reassess (then it will be full on 1/2 marathon training… I’ve got a goal to achieve after all!)
  • I’m still trying to sell my car and buy a bike! Know anyone who might want to buy a beautiful 2008 Mazda 3? :)

2008 – Mazda 3 – automatic – great condition – for sale

The good thing is I don’t have to worry about making myself workout… because if I don’t work out I know I’m letting myself down. I love how I feel during and after working out – I get this incredible workout high and feel it from my head to my toes. I know how to push myself and I’ve learned so much over the past few years that I feel confident that I just need to stay focused and keep at it!

If I can do it, so can you!

What’s the biggest obstacle standing in the way of you and your ideal fitness routine?

What would you like to see me post about fitness wise? Would you be interested in knowing the works I do all week in detail? Ideas or specific questions? Comment or message me!

Need some inspiration for success? Check out Dai Manuel’s blog post of Inspirational Success Quotes :)

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Gastown-Yaletown-Granville Island

If this isn’t a more geographically-relevant post of Vancouver I don’t know what is!

At this moment I’m actually sitting in a cute little coffee shop in Kitsilano (my stomping grounds!) drinking some wonderful coffee (dark french roast) and getting some work done.

I’m sorry I didn’t post last night – I was crazy busy and decided to squeeze in Insanity 2.11 (I’m including the “days off” in my counts by the way) Cardio Recovery instead of blogging… forgive me?

So the exciting thing I have to share with you all is that Faith edited some pictures from the shoot in Gastown a few days ago! YAY! They are wonderful and here is a sample for you all:




Check out the rest of the shots here and like her facebook page while you’re at it!

Watch out people – this girl has got talent and big things are coming!

Food wise – yesterday was great! It started with breakfast early in the AM before heading to Urban Fare in Yaletown to meet with Clio of BoojeMedia! She’s a young entrepreneur doing ex-act-ly what I hope to do eventually! (Thanks for the advice/encouragement and orange juice Clio!)


If this outing wasn’t already fantastic – Clio suggested I take the seabus to Granville Island where I was meeting Faith instead of the bus… and what a wonderful idea it was! It was a beautiful day in Vancouver yesterday and the view of Yaletown from the water was incredible.

I still cannot believe I live here!

The rest of the afternoon consisted of veggie shopping at the Granville Market, lunch (turkey sandwich!), work and a nap! Whew – I’m still tired just thinking about it!

Last night ended with going to get my hair done at a cute salon on Granville St. called Caramel! When I was walking down Granville a few weeks a go a girl was walking around chatting to people and telling them to come see her to get their hair done (Yay street marketing!) So I decided if she was going to make that effort – I’m going to see her!


Thanks Amber-leigh I L-O-V-E what you’ve done with my hair!

I was totally craving some spicy thai food so Faith and I ordered in!

We got some lettuce wraps & I ordered a ginger chicken and veg dish (sans rice or noodles) and made lettuce wraps with both ingredients! Wahoo on the calorie cutting-solution!


As for today – emails, emails and more emails + lunch + Insanity and then out for dinner and a movie with Faith!

Have a great Friday everyone!


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