How to Quit Drinking Pop

So, I’m doing my best to avoid drinking pop (aka soda… aka carbonated beverages…) currently, in my bid to take better care of myself and focus on my health. It’s tough because I do love Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke (and Cherry Vanilla Coke) but I limit myself to when I go out for dinner, which isn’t very often. I don’t drink it that often but I do have patterns that I drink it with certain meals- it’s a harder habit to break than I thought it would be. It turns out, I’ve had to be more creative than I thought with how I’m approaching it…

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The Weight of Worries

Hi, I’m the Historian and I am a worrier. It could be a lazy day where I have nothing to do at all and I would have a care in the world. Probably five or six, if I’m being entirely honest. I worry about things that I have absolutely no control over and about things in the past that I couldn’t change anyways. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, but in recent years I’ve started to work on coping mechanisms. These don’t erase my anxiety and fears but they do help to slow them down and at least give me a little control.  Continue reading

Quick Question Tuesday

Back again with another quick question! I’m trying my hardest to get back into my exercise groove and while some days I have less motivation than others, I’m still getting to the gym and to my yoga mat and putting in the hours. Running, Zumba, yoga, and ballet are keeping me moving right now.However, I’m always looking for more ideas, which leads me to my quick question of the day… Continue reading

I Need Help Being Healthy…

Today’s post isn’t a list or recommendations or instructions, but rather it’s just what is going on with me fitness-wise. I’ve really struggled in the last 5-6 months to find the motivation to exercise; work is incredibly draining and life is hectic and I’m having a really hard time motivating myself to get off my butt and do something. I find that a lot of people are into that motivated state of mind right now, and I’m hoping that writing about it is going to force some accountability… Continue reading

Staying Healthy, Back to the Basics

I don’t know if anyone else is feeling the same, but I am getting run down. I’m not sleeping as much as I should, I’m not eating as healthy as I should, and I’m not taking time to make sure that I’m running at full capacity (or even half capacity, if I’m being entirely honest). Work has been particularly stressful, life is getting incredibly busy, and the littlest things seem to slow me down and preoccupy my mind. It’s time to go back to the basics and focus on what I need to be the best me! I believe that finishing the year strongly is just as important, if not more so, than starting the new year fresh. There are small things that we can do to take care of ourselves, and today I’m gonna to share some of my recommendations! Continue reading

Your Mind Needs Care, Too

Physical fitness is incredibly important for everyone; while you don’t need to win fitness competitions, we all need movement to keep us healthy. Staying in shape is usually the go-to for everyone when you say “health”.  However, mental health and mindset is just as important as physical health, and we don’t necessarily place a high priority on it. Autumn can be a stressful time for people! School is starting, work can be busy finishing up the year, hobbies and activities often pick up, and while the holidays are warm and cheerful, they are also busy and stressful and expensive. Now is the time to take some time for you and focus on your mental health and stress! Continue reading

Living the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose, Pt. II- Fraternity Friday

Hello, hello again! Welcome back to my #ShowYourPurpose series, this week we will be looking at the second line of the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose. All Greek organisations will have a creed of sorts; some are longer, page long deals, while others are a few short lines. Every Founder, no matter which organisation they belong to, created the aspects of their organisation with specific reasons in mind, and I respect that! However, I do appreciate that the Purpose is of a good length, and that it really “covers” every aspect of life. What is this week’s line?

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Motivate Yourself to Move!

I find that this is the time of the year that we all start to burrow; depending on how far north you are, it is actually getting cold. Frost and snow are making an appearance, the winds are a’whistling, and the heat might not be on everywhere. (Dear offices, please turn on your heat with Canadian Thanksgiving. That can be your tiny favour to us popsicles who are dying a slow, frozen death.) In addition to making a cinnamon bun-bed and burning through Netflix- we all need to rewatch Gilmore Girls before the premiere!!- we turn to comfort foods that keep us warm and cozy inside. All of this means that we start to exercise less and less while we prepare to hibernate- unfortunately, that isn’t the best for our bodies and health. So, what can you do to motivate yourself to move? Continue reading

Lip Balm Addiction, Style Saturday

I have admitted time and time again, I am no beauty guru. I can do a basic look (read: I can put on two colours of eye shadow tops, some mascara, and blush.) I try to learn how to be more capable with my make up, but I put on a tiny bit more than I normally do and then I feel like I’m wearing stage make up. My focus for the last few months has really been on keeping my face clean and moisturised, as I am continually being told that if I take care of my skin now, I will be thankful later. (If that’s a lie, I’m coming after all of you marketing folks. For reals.) However, there is one area of my face that I might have not been treating the best…  Continue reading

Back at it and better than ever!

As I posted last week, I didn’t do much of anything on the weekend- I just embraced the sick feeling and tried to rest. However, I also put all of my energy into exercising this week and getting back into my regular routine. I would say that 6-8 months ago, I was at my peak- either running or doing yoga every day. It wasn’t enough variation for me to continue it in the long term, but I miss exercising every day in some way. Overall, I was in better shape, better health, and a better head space. I am trying to be realistic and give myself a day off here and there, but stick to somewhat of a routine. This week was a SUCCESS!

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