A little bit of everything

Why I Would Rather Hide Under a Rock Than Try and Find Clean Nutritional Products

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I don’t think I’ve ever ranted on TRD yet, so I guess this will be the first. But can I just start by sending a gigantic amount of appreciation and respect to those who live clean? No really, I commend you, because it’s a gong show out there. Amid marketing labels, PR spin, and a slew of contradictions you somehow find a way to cut through all the crap and pick the right product. Continue reading

Baby Steps to Going Organic: Is it Really Worth the Cost?

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Despite the conflicting messages we are often exposed to about fitness and food, this much is clear: exercising and eating clean go hand-in-hand in working towards a healthy lifestyle. I think for many people, including myself, eating well is fine and dandy, but it usually falls by the wayside when schedules get busy, and it can carry with it particularly stubborn habits that are hard to break.

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Rethinking the Energy Bar



When I started to work out on a regular basis a couple of years ago, I wanted to fuel up beforehand so I could perform the best that I could. The simplest answer to me was energy bars, so I went to the local grocery store and picked some up. I definitely noticed the energy boost that they gave me, but I’ve also learned a lot since then and so now I want to unravel some of the truth behind energy bars. Continue reading

Ditch the Chemicals! Cosmetic Advice Inspired by a Road Trip

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The scenery was one of my favourite parts

Hello again! I hope you all had another great week. This week’s post is coming a little late today because I was driving/sitting in a car all┬áday, coming home from a wonderful little adventure. I had a few days between exams ending and me starting my new co-op job, so my boyfriend and I took advantage of it and decided to embark on a power road-trip. Ever since I visited the gorgeous city of Banff, nestled in the Canadian Rockies, last year, it’s been one of my favourite places, so that’s where we headed! Continue reading

Eat Your Seeds!

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Happy Easter Sunday! I assume that you all, like me, have enough chocolate now to last until Halloween? I’m pretty sure I’ll be pawning off most of mine to my sister. A busy Easter weekend has also meant little time to prepare this post, and the fact that there is actually sun and warmth outside today means that this post will be, well, lets say economical. =) Continue reading

My Pilates Resources

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Happy Sunday everyone, did you all jump your clocks ahead an hour this morning? While losing an hour out of the day isn’t ideal, I’m so excited because it means that darkness is postponed for another hour and that feeling that summer is slowly approaching is beginning to emerge. Unfortunately, most of that extra daylight just means it takes longer until I have to turn on extra lights in the house while I sit and write the truckload of essays and assignments I have to complete before the end of the term. Continue reading

The Power of Motivation Boards

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Welcome to March everyone! I know everyone says this, but I can’t believe we’re already onto our third month of 2013, like seriously, where did the last two months go? The good news for me, however, is that this means that I’m over halfway through this semester and summer is approaching! But before that happens I still have to get through all of my assignments, not to mention the relentless rain that is spring on the West Coast, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Continue reading