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October 2015

Here I am! An Independent Beachbody Coach!!


I signed up yesterday! I can’t believe I took the plunge!!

Once my Coach’s Online Office was set up I signed in and started to take a look at all the information available to me, it was a little overwhelming! I only feel slightly terrified lol.

This is the beginning for me, a great beginning ­čÖé I have thought about this long and hard, I know it’s the right thing because whenever I think about it I just get happy! Like the Universe is saying “Yes!!”

After a bit of a temper tantrum a couple of weeks ago, Hubs told me to do what I need to do and he supports me ­čÖé I’m lucky to have that push, and in fact, if he hadn’t of said it out loud I might not have jumped.

SO it begins, I’m banking on at least a year before there is any real income but I would love to see it unfold a little faster. I get to take charge of my own fitness while I help other people take charge of thiers and hopefully gain some flexibility in my life while I do it.

The ultimate goal is to be able to work on my own terms so I have FAR more time for my family ­čÖé because that’s what counts in this life, not helping to line the pockets of someone else at your own cost!

Feeling light and optimistic! ­čÖé



A short conversation and a reminder of my self worth.


I had a short and wonderful conversation this morning with one of the sales reps that works with me. He is a lovely man with a fantastic perspective on life and also a man that I admire as a human being. He said to me “You are meant for far more then that place” (meaning the office) He said he knew it from the minute he met was a well timed comment and one that I greatly, greatly appreciate right now. He also told me that I shouldn’t let the regular, everyday mundane garbage get to me and to shake of the doubt and just get up and make the changes I need to.

Made my day…

Don’t get old and die, stay young and LIVE!

old and young

The people I work with are OLD! Not old in years but just old people, they range between late 40’s and late 50’s. Lately I have noticed a trend that is beginning to bother me, a handful of these people I work with are complaining ALL the time of health concerns, aches and pains and weight problems.

More often then not I just find myself biting my tongue when really all I want to do is scream at them to stop eating junk and start moving. We have had discussions about food and exercise, mostly I just get told that I should just lay down and let myself age and get fat because it’s normal and inevitable. Is it normal and inevitable to wake up everyday with back pain or have high blood sugar, pre diabetes and chronic migrains? Is it normal to be at a body weight that is considered obese and have problems with your joints? Or smoke cigarettes and cough my lungs out all day??..not to mention it REEKS! I used to smoke but gave it up in favour of living longer and feeling healthier.

I’m sorry but ten, twenty and even 30 years from now I’m going to be in the best shape that I can be, running around and feeling young! I’m certainly NOT going to fill my body with crap and feel like crap until I die.

I’m feeling a little suffocated with all the negativity, I haven’t told anyone that I’m working out every morning at 5am(I’m actually on the verge of becoming an Independant Beach Body Coach)…I’m sure they will just tell me I’m nuts. I even get laughed at when I mention that I went for a run over the weekend.

I find it so┬ástrange that people would rather wallow in self pity and bad health then get up and enjoy thier lives even a little bit…it’s sad.

Insanity Max30 Day 2 & 3!


I had Tbata Power yesterday morning and I got it done :o) I find this one a little tough because I have such sucky upper body strength! Pushups practically kill me, and this program has something called Plyo Pushups. You do the pushup itself and THEN, while you are at the top of the movement, you jump to the side.. seriously if I could have a word with the person who came up with this..well.

sweat intervals

This morning I had┬áSweat Intervals, and let me tell you, this program is no joke! I was pink faced by the time I was done and my heart rate was a teady 150-160 throughout. There were a few push ups in this routine but not too was however loaded with Burpee’s which are much more fun!! <– Please note the sarcasm ;o)

I’m pleased with myself so far this week as far as the exercise goes, I need to get a little cleaner with my menu but since we had so much leftover food from the weekend it was a little hard.

I will be planning a menu and a good shop this weekend, my Mother is also coming for dinner on Saturday and I always like to make something really yummy for her when she comes :o)

Off to finish my lunch..

Post Thanksgiving food and alcohol hangover :/

I did manage to drag my rear end out of bed this morning and workout but I am still suffering the effects of a family dinner and LOT’S of wine ;o)

This week I will be focusing on getting back to a consistent workout routine and eating clean.


I restarted Insanity Max30, this program is no walk in the park! Last time I did it I dropped around 18 pounds and maaaaany inches, unfortunately I seem to get on and get off the fitness/nutrition train and I have been “off” for a while. I have gained back 10 pounds, give or take a few pounds of water but it’s not the weight so much as the way I feel.

When I am on a consistent program I feel BETTER! I have more energy for the kiddo, I stay up a bit later, less headaches and I eat better! Who wants to fill themselves with junk after a workout?!

SO I got up this morning, slapped in Insanity Max30 Cardio Challenge and got to it!!

Day 1 is in the books and nutrition has been junkfood yet anyway..

Gonna run and see if I can figure out what to do with allllll the leftovers that are in the fridge from the weekend :o)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend with your families! :o)

My Kiddo is Awesome!

No really, I mean that! I know, I know, we all think our kids are the best. This kid is SO very cool though! In June she turned 10 and for her birthday she wanted a laptop with a mic headset so that she could play games and upload them to YouTube.

There are a handful of people on YouTube that she watches do this. I was a bit wary, she’s only 10 and the Internet can be a big scary place. We put in place a whole bunch of rules, set up some parental controls, I made her an account and off she went.

Over the past few months her gaming videos have started to change. She has a thing for littlest pet shop figures and began making movies with them(she has also been painting them with acrylic paint, turning them into other characters from games, movies or t.v shows)moving them around and making them talk, it was cute. I watch her videos before she uploads them and people watch them and she thinks it’s great. The last couple of videos she made were with her Minecraft figures(she plays Minecraft and she’s crazy creative with the worlds or places she makes, recreating games that she plays or places she’s been)and they are stop-motion!

They are amazing little five minute videos! I couldn’t believe how well done these videos were! She set up a back ground and then when she was done she added music.. She literally blew my mind LOL! What get’s me, is where did she even get the idea to do this?

So now she’s getting all these views on her little YouTube channel and she’s just in her glory about that!

I watch her change everyday, she used to be my little Peanut.. Now she’s a super smart tween with a killer personality and crazy creative flair!

I love where she is going…but I miss where she has been..

Being a Mom is hard but seeing her do things like this is awesome!

Weekend Happiness!

It’s been a quiet weekend so far. I haven’t worked too much on housework so there are still some things I should get to by the end of the day or I will be regretting it over the next few days.

My Mom swung by last night to take Peanut to the movies.. They saw Hotel Transylvania and they both really enjoyed it. When Mom got here she handed me a bag and said “There are a few things in there for you, I was going to make them Christmas gifts but what the heck” So when I got back in the house I pulled the stuff out.. She had been in Calgary over the last week and picked up some running clothes for me ­čśâ Compression socks, workout capris and a really great sweater! I LOVE the stuff!! Fits great and feels good, so I got to try the stuff out this morning except for the pants, I wore my regular length ones because it was chilly this morning.


I managed to get 7k done this morning. On the way back I passed this guy walking his dogs, I’ve seen him on the path the past couple of weekends, he threw up a hand for a high five as I passed! It was funny, no one has ever done that to me before and of course I couldn’t leave him hanging!


I also managed to get a grocery shop done, I’m making Swedish Meatballs and Rice for supper. It’s a perfectly cool October day so a nice warm dinner like that will be nice.

For now I am just going to watch a little Football with Hubs and let Dallas pretend she’s a lap dog for a while.. Then I’ll get a little more done in the house.

I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful Sunday :o)

My body is a Temple, My body is a Temple…

Riiiiiggghhhht…. I have been fighting this..whatever this is..virus, cold thing for the last few days and I’m TIRED!! Peanut had wicked flushed cheeks this morning..she has been a super trooper this week but I’m pretty sure she’s about ready to give up the fight.

I am ready to crawl into my bed with nothing but total junk food and catch the last two episodes of “How To Get Away With Murder” on demand. I have been off my workout routine this week and when I’m not feeling good I just eat the crappiest food in comforts me I suppose.

At this point I don’t care much about eating healthy and exercising.. I just want to cover myself in vicks vapo rub, get the flannel jammies out, eat and watch t.v!

At least I know I don’t have to get up and go to work tomorrow..I’ll be sleeping in!!!! 7am is sleeping in right?!

Happy Friday!! Mine will be a LOT happier once I’m in my bed!!my-body-is-a-temple-and-it-needs-a-renovation

Homework woe’s and a looming teacher strike.

schoolWe always have a bit of trouble trying to get Peanut to do her homework, she’s usually┬ámore interested in doing other things, I’m fairly certain that’s normal for most kids. For the most part it just takes a little coaxing to get her to focus.

Last night was a little tougher then just a bit of coaxing, because she hasn’t been feeling well. She has three tasks to complete and hand in for tomorrow but she keeps telling me her brain isn’t working and she just want’s to lie down and zone out…poor kid ­čśŽ I know how she’s feeling because I feel exactly the same right now.

This morning I tried again but it just didn’t happen and then I got a message from her school Principal.

The teachers have been on a work to rule program for a while now, as of yesterday they are in a strike position and the Board has come down stating the schools will be kept open, safe and they will teach in class but that is it..absolutely nothing else will be done, I should add that the Custodians are on a work to rule plan as well and will not be sweeping the floors in the school either.

So here I am pushing this poor kid who isn’t feeling well to do her work and it probably isn’t even going to get marked! Normally I would make her do it because school work is important and handing in her assignments on time is important but I think I might just let this slide…maybe I will write a note in her agenda(the one her teacher won’t even write in right now, and that I paid 8 bucks for so that we could communicate about Peanuts progress)and tell the┬áteacher that my daughter won’t be handing in her assignments until after she feels better.

I do understand where the Teachers are coming from and why it’s so important for them to have contracts that are upheld. These people teach our children and spend more time with our children during the day then we do. I’m not picking on the school board at all..I’m on their side for the most part. I just figure if my kiddo is’s o.k if she hands in a late assignment..especially if its just gonna sit on her teachers desk and collect dust anyway.

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