Friday, 15 February 2013

FFTF: Wallflower

On Valentine's Day, I watched "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". I loved it. It was one of those movies with profound meaning. And yes, I know it's for teenagers.
The main character Charlie shares this thought with his friend Sam. It is quite possible one of the most profound quotes I have every heard.
So this year, stop accept the love you think you deserve. Rather, deserve more and ask for more.

Friday, 8 February 2013

FFTF: It goes on

I love this quote and you can thank Robert Frost for it (though I don't know who to thank for this beautiful picture!).
Life: one never ending journey.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Inspiration: Bloggers I heart

Hello darlings!

Figured I should take a little time to introduce you to the bloggers who I not only read daily, but who have inspired me to live and healthier and more active lifestyle. So without further ado, my trio of inspiration!


Gina, a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a new mom, is one cool chick. She cooks up a storm, post interesting workout options, and has a great sense of humour.

Currently, she's doing her annual Winter Shape Up. Last year I did it and lost the majority of my weight thanks to it. I'm doing it again this year, just a week behind (thank you rib pain and dental work), but her workouts can be done at home or at the gym with minimal equipment. Check it out and give it a whirl, especially since it is totally free!

2-Peanut Butter Fingers

I found out about Julie through Gina. She's a fun loving freelancer from Florida, who eats the way I think most of us do: most healthy, with some yummy stuff thrown in. To be quite honest, that's what drew me to her, someone who eats like me and not organic/paleo/Atkins, whatever.

She also posts on a variety of topics, from her favourite TV shows, her hilarious dog Sadie, and her daily workouts. She works out 6 days a week and has just completed a half-marathon. Plus she's funny!

3-Jess Lively

So Jess is a bit off the beaten path. She's all about living a life with intention, which I find beautiful. Recently married with a cute puppy, Jess' blog are always filled with food for thought for me. I'm a big fan of quotes (you should see my desk at work!) and she posts many awesome ones. Very thought provoking.

These are just 3 of the ones I read everyday and I suggest giving them a try. You won't be disappointed!

Monday, 4 February 2013

You're in my viens

No real purpose to this song, other than it is stuck in my head at the moment.

A beautiful song with beautiful lyrics.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

New Year Fitness Resolution: Run a 5K

Since last January (2012), I have had one goal in mind and that was to run the 5K on Ottawa Race Weekend.

Ottawa Race Weekend is possibly the biggest race weekend in Canada, largely due to the fact that the marathon on Sunday morning is a qualifier for Boston. People fly in from everywhere, the downtown core is shut down, and forget about getting a hotel room, it's basically impossible.

On the Saturday of Race Weekend, it's the 5 K race. Winding around the Rideau Canal, it's one of the "starter races". And this year, I'm going to run it!

My goal? Run the whole 5 K with minimal or no walking. I'm not so concerned about time (I'm currently in the 40 to 45 minute corral), but I want to finish. In all my sweaty glory!

So the 5 K training begins and will be documented on this here blog. Let the adventure begin!

PS: Still want to register? Here's the link:

Friday, 1 February 2013

FFTF: Let's Move Forward

It's a new month. Let's all spend less time focusing on what has been and more time focusing on what is to come.
Let's enjoy the adventures coming up and not focus on the things left undone.
Let's move forward.