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Keeping Fit, and Having Fun?


Another New Year, another set of resolutions.

I’ve heard it only takes 21 days to form a habit, but in the past, I can’t say I’ve ever made it that far.  Well this year, is the year I’m going to change it.  It’s now mid February, and I’ve slowly (but steadily), been losing some of the extra weight I’ve gained over the last 10 years or so.  In 6 weeks, I’ve lost 11 pounds.  It may not sound like a lot, but I’ll be honest- I’m SUPER lazy.  Just ask my husband (Sorry Matt!).

For me to have stuck to this resolution (and to see results) is earth shattering.  I’ve re-joined the gym (and have actually been going), stopped drinking my FAVOURITE sugary coffee drinks (for the most part), and have been attempting to eat healthier.  Doesn’t sound like much does it?  Well, you’re right!  Just cutting out my morning Ice Cappuccinos have for real, made a huge difference.  Yes, I am also watching my calorie count, BUT cutting out Ice Capps accounted for like a quarter of my “recommended” calories per day.  Yikes!  When they say “don’t drink your calories”, it’s for a reason.  I would so much rather have food, than a drink.  Chai Tea has now become my daily go-to.  Mmmmmmmm!

My Motivation Wall

My Motivation Wall

I figured by posting this on my blog, it would hold me more accountable and blogging about my ‘getting healthy’ journey could also be something that I “try” on here.  It might also motivate me to get blogging more often too.  I’ve realized recently how much I have actually missed it!

So here’s hoping that these will be 2 resolutions I’ll actually continue to follow through on. 🙂


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Ummm helloooo Summer! Where did you go?!

So I woke up on Labour day morning to find that it was fall.  Yes, school started the following day, yes my maple tree has already been shedding leaves for most of August, but COME ON!

I went to work on Tuesday morning freezing my behind off, my car telling me it was only 12 degrees out!  I ALMOST broke down and got a hot chocolate instead of my usual ice capp……. but I just couldn’t do it.  I’m not ready for fall!  So I said F you fall and got an ice capp on the way to work, AND had ice cream for breakfast just to spite mother nature.(And boy was breakfast delicious!)

I did however get a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks today, but we’ll just keep that a secret!

I’m not ready to rake up the leaves, I’m not ready to unpack my wintry sweaters, or coats, and I’m definitely not ready to begin shoveling snow!  Many people I’ve talked to have been super excited for the cooler weather, but all I can think of when Autumn gets here, is Winter.  Is that really fair to be hating on Autumn? Nope.  But I dread Winter!  Ok, so the first snow fall is cool, and Christmas, and my birthday, but I’m over the rest of it.  Cleaning off the car, driving white knuckled and tense, yard duties in an open field, wet boots everywhere….gross. GROSS!

I can totally see myself becoming one of those elderly people who go south for the winter.  What do they call them?  Snowbirds?  That’ll be me- Erin the snowbird.  One thing to aim for I guess.

Come on retirement! 🙂

Yours truly,

Erin (the future Snowbird)

PS- the “real serious fun blog” for the Western Fair is up and running.  This week it’s been everyone’s submissions.  I believe mine should be posted tomorrow since it hasn’t been yet.

So I guess Fair season is one thing to look forward to in Fall! 🙂  Yay Western Fair! (and Yay to it starting on Friday! 🙂 )

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