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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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Real Job: Day 1

Today was my first day of work at the Vancouver Parks and Recreation Board!

It was AMAZING! I already know it’s going to be a perfect fit for me and I’m so excited to dive in and show them what I can do.

My day started bright and early because I had to be there for 7am! They were holding a first-day employee orientation so it was the perfect day for me to start. I got the chance to hear about the organization, their policies and culture, as well as get a good sense of the type of work I will be doing. I’m very glad that I kicked off my first day like that!

I got a few fun things as a welcome including this wicked coffee mug (they already found the way to my heart!)

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Just to give you a small idea of where my office is located (right to the entrance of Stanley Park!) I took a few shots to let you take a look for yourself:

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Walk way up to the front door!

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Huge tree right in front of the building.

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Better view of the front entrance – look how amazing the lanscaping is! That’s just a tiny bit of what is actually surrounding the entire building.

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Directly across the street.

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Someone actually has a house right next door – so cute (and expensive)!

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English Bay :)

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Sylvia Hotel – one of the oldest Hotels (maybe the oldest?) in Vancouver! It has an amazing view of the beach and look at the beautiful vines all over it. So pretty :)

Other than the fact that my office is located in an incredible place – there is also a small gym and shower facilities in the building! So I can bike to work over the Burrard St. Bridge – cycle along the seawall and come to work – work out – work and then after work hop on my bike and tour the Seaway all before heading home! It’s actually more perfect than I could have ever imagined. 

Now to sell my car and get a bike… honestly – does anyone want to buy Indy (My 2008, Silver Mazda 3) ? She’s been a great car but with this new venture in life I just don’t have the place or need for her out here in Vancouver.

So today I was sitting at my new (randomly placed and quite old – but beautiful none the less) desk when I was thinking about it… did anyone else catch the fact that I’m working for Vancouver Parks and Recreation… Vancouver PR? Crazy huh? If that doesn’t spell out how much this job was meant to be… I don’t know what else will!

Time to go work out and get to bed early tonight – I have another busy and exciting day a head of me!

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