My Journey – Living Healthier

My Healthy Journey - the ups, the downs and living the lifestyle!

My Health Journey started in July 2016 when I had just had enough. Over the years I had gained weight, 10 pounds here and 5 pounds there. In July I weighed 250lb, around what I was when I had my first baby. Over the last 14 years I was up and down between 210lbs and 230lbs. The jump to 250 happened over the winter of 2016 and I could feel it.

My first steps to take were small, changing little things here and there. Each week I feel better, the weight is slowly coming off, which is how I want it. It took a long time to gain, so I am not expecting an overnight weight loss. I am using no gimmicks, eating real food, drinking lots of water and trying to add more exercise to my life.

Through sharing this journey I am hoping to accomplish two things:
  1. I hope through reading my blog, this inspires even one person to make positive healthy changes for themselves.
  2. By sharing publicly what I am doing, I feel more accountable to myself to continue and move toward my goal.

Here is my journey unfolding:

My Health Journey Week 1a: the starting point to a healthier me

My Health Journey Week 1b: Over the Years – Turning Point

My Health Journey Week 2: Keep Moving

My Health Journey Week 3: Calories

My Health Journey Week 4: One Month Results & Thoughts

My Health Journey: Cheesies, Hickory Sticks and Beer! Oh My!

 

My Health Journey week 6-7 : it’s not easy, but it can be done

My Health Journey: Food, Fuel & A New Perspective (09/15/16)

My Health Journey – Getting the hang of this, I think (10/10/16)

My Health Journey - 8 Week Challenge in Review (Dec 2016)


 

My Health Journey - more than just weight loss

My Health journey - reflections...back to the gym & moving forward

My Health Journey - In Need Of A Little Inspiration (03/02/17)

My Health Journey - Reset & Let's Try This Again! (April 2017)

My Health Journey - Prep & Freezer Meals (04/25/17)

Healthy Living - The Journey Continues (10/17/17)

Healthy Living - I Survived Week 1 At The Gym

 

Travel With Us!

When it comes to family travel, I truly believe in exploring where we are from. We love day trips, weekend adventures and exploring the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

We are sharing mainly our weekend wanderings, day trips within 2-3 hours of Moncton, NB (where we are from), and some longer adventures we have had in Atlantic Canada. 

Any other travel will be shared in the appropriate categories.

Travel Tips

NEW BRUNSWICK

Day Tripping In NB

Discover NB Beaches

Where To Eat

NOVA SCOTIA

Day tripping in NS

Weekend Wanders

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Weekend Wanders

Where have you been lately, and what have you learned in your own back yard?

Travel Tuesday Tip – Protecting Electronics in Winter

Keep Your Electronics Warm

Winter is here and it's cold! So let's talk about what this does to your electronics, cellphones, tablets, cameras, etc...

When hiking, snowshoeing, skiing or enjoying other outdoor activities, we all like to have our cameras or cellphones on hand to preserve the memories. Have you ever noticed your devices acting sluggish, or the battery draining quicker than normal? Here are some tips to help with common cold weather problems you may encounter.

Batteries:

Cold weather drains your batteries quicker and therefore can lead to safety issues and disappointment.  (more…)

Top 10 of 2017 – Blog In Review

As 2017 comes to an end this weekend, I was curious to see what blog posts were the most popular this year. It is interesting to look at the numbers and results each year to see what it is that YOU, my readers, are looking at the most. It also helps me in planning content for the future. 

Thank you for follolwing our journey and visiting and share the blog over this past year.  It is obvious from the stats that you like the travel and family content we have been adding, along with the meal planning and recipes. There will me much more content in these categories this year as we streamline the blog and offer you more content. 

Here are the top 10 posts of 2017!

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Cuso International ~ Helping Mothers & Babies Around The Globe

This post is sponsored as part of a partnership with Cuso International. As always, all opinions are my own.

This time 5 years ago, I was awaiting the arrival of Clayton. His due date was Dec 25th, 2012. My pregnancy had been amazing, as was my pregnancy with my oldest boy, 9 1/2 years earlier. Honestly, the only fear I had going into the week he was due, was hoping for good weather. Guess what!?!  He arrived late, on December 30th, in the middle of a snow storm! Our neighbour helped dig us out, flagged down a plow and the city plow helped us get to the main road. We arrived at the hospital with only minutes to spare, he was born 20 minutes after arriving.

Here in Canada, we’re fortunate to have access to amazing facilities, doctors, midwives and other health professionals.  Mother's in other parts of the World are not so lucky.

In countries like Ethiopia, that isn’t always the case. In Pawe, a small community in rural Ethiopia, mothers like Abeba have their babies in health centres that aren’t equipped for unexpected circumstances. Simple challenges that seem like a small hiccup in the labour process here, can lead to tragedy. The health professionals don’t always have specialized training, and infection and life threatening complications are common.

~ Cuso International

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Mastering My Mind Set

Mastering My Mind Set by Michelle Collins

*this post was sponsored by Master Mindset. All thoughts, experiences and opinions are our own.

My husband and I had the privilege of attending Master Mindset, organized by Marcel Petipas, on Oct 20, and from the moment we walked into the Dieppe Arts and Culture Center, we could tell it was going to be a special night. As people started to arrive, there was a sense of connectedness and community, as people chatted and milled about. I was thrilled to see many of the people (more…)

Healthy Living – I Survived Week 1 In The Gym

This post is brought to you by United Performance. This is my honest story about my fitness journey.

Last week I shared about re-focusing on me and taking care of myself. I mentioned I had gone to the gym and done one workout at that point. 

Today is all about sharing real photos of me working out (no hiding behind the camera or cropping out my body), the struggles of my first week and the reasons I am still at it 🙂 (more…)

Healthy Living – The Journey Continues

Okay, so, here I am again...making healthier choices and getting back into a routine.

I share this journey with you because I know I am not alone. Hoping this honest peak into my journey will help just one other person feel they can do it too. Knowing you are not the only one who starts and stops and stumbles and gets back up... (more…)