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In your face meal prep! Lunch for the week! Shrimp and chicken ๐Ÿ˜‹#foodprepping #wholelifechallenge2017 #fitandhealthy
Didnโ€™t sleep well last night and so I can totally relate๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #wholelifechallenge2017 #usingatokentoday #itsgonnabealongday
Roasted red bell pepper soup and some coconut la croix in a wine glass. #mondays #dinner #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
I'm just gonna leave this here ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† For the next 7 weeks they're off limits! We started the #wholelifechallenge again today. Bring on the #routines with purpose,๐Ÿ—’โœ…#betterdiet ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅ—#moreexercise ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ#intentionalliving and a solid #sleeppattern ๐Ÿ›Œ Of course it also brings an element of #funcompetition to our house! ๐Ÿ†
#betterhabits #ditchthesugar #sugarjunkie ๐Ÿ˜ณ
#nocheesethough #paleotastic 
#maltesers #myfavouritecandy 
Back to #healthyhabits with #wholelifechallenge2017 #probio5totherescue 
#icanhavewine but #onlyonceaweek ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜†
I'm just gonna leave this here ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† For the next 7 weeks they're off limits! We started the #wholelifechallenge  again today. Bring on the #routines  with purpose,๐Ÿ—’โœ…#betterdiet  ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅ—#moreexercise  ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ#intentionalliving  and a solid #sleeppattern  ๐Ÿ›Œ Of course it also brings an element of #funcompetition  to our house! ๐Ÿ† #betterhabits  #ditchthesugar  #sugarjunkie  ๐Ÿ˜ณ #nocheesethough  #paleotastic  #maltesers  #myfavouritecandy  Back to #healthyhabits  with #wholelifechallenge2017  #probio5totherescue  #icanhavewine  but #onlyonceaweek  ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜†
This weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice is intentional acts of kindness. This is just a friendly reminder to be intentionally kind to yourself. Talk to yourself like someone you love and respect. When we do this, love and kindness pours out on to those around us. If we feel insecure and angry, it's hard to be kind. Being intentionally kind to yourself matters. This doesn't necessarily mean finding the time or money for a pedicure or massage (although it can). This morning I did affirmations and I even took the time to do dry brushing and show my lymphatic system some love. I also focused on giving my children my full attention, instead of getting caught up in the minutiae of everyday life.What random acts of kindness did you do today?
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#wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017 #kindnessmatters #benicetoyourself #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #affirmations #dailyaffirmation #loisehay #ketofam #teambengayfactory
This weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice is intentional acts of kindness. This is just a friendly reminder to be intentionally kind to yourself. Talk to yourself like someone you love and respect. When we do this, love and kindness pours out on to those around us. If we feel insecure and angry, it's hard to be kind. Being intentionally kind to yourself matters. This doesn't necessarily mean finding the time or money for a pedicure or massage (although it can). This morning I did affirmations and I even took the time to do dry brushing and show my lymphatic system some love. I also focused on giving my children my full attention, instead of getting caught up in the minutiae of everyday life.What random acts of kindness did you do today? . . . #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017  #kindnessmatters  #benicetoyourself  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthmatters  #affirmations  #dailyaffirmation  #loisehay  #ketofam  #teambengayfactory 
PSA: Don't drink your coffee with the lid off when you are driving on a cobblestone road. (There's a reason 90% of my clothes are black and gray). .
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.Today, for my @wholelifechallenge intentional act of kindness, I made sure to thank all the poll workers for volunteering their time today. I also sent a text to my ex husband, who is running a campaign here in Virginia, wishing him good luck. 1). Because it was the nice thing to do. 2). Because I really want his candidate to win the primary. Still counts ๐Ÿ˜‰
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#coffee #coffeestain #bulletproofcoffee #keto #ketodiet #ketofam #lchf #lowcarbhighfat #lchfdiet #ketogenicdiet #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
PSA: Don't drink your coffee with the lid off when you are driving on a cobblestone road. (There's a reason 90% of my clothes are black and gray). . . .Today, for my @wholelifechallenge intentional act of kindness, I made sure to thank all the poll workers for volunteering their time today. I also sent a text to my ex husband, who is running a campaign here in Virginia, wishing him good luck. 1). Because it was the nice thing to do. 2). Because I really want his candidate to win the primary. Still counts ๐Ÿ˜‰ . . . . #coffee  #coffeestain  #bulletproofcoffee  #keto  #ketodiet  #ketofam  #lchf  #lowcarbhighfat  #lchfdiet  #ketogenicdiet  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017 
Our new #paleo and #vegan find this week happens to be from  @costco and is Organic Coco Chill Coconut Smoothie. The coconuts come all the way from Western Thailand ๐Ÿ’AND we ๐Ÿ’Ÿ this beverage because there are no additives + it curbs our sweet cravings. The only downside is that it is priced a little steep @ $16 for 4 bottles. Despite the price, we think it is worth the splurge for an amazing morning treat ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #zenmornings #coconut #cocochill #thaicoconut #eatclean #costcofinds #healthyeats #healthybeverage #whole30 #whole30breakfast #wholelifechallenge2017 #wholelifechallenge #morningtreat #smoothielife #smoothielicious #iamwellandgood
Our new #paleo  and #vegan  find this week happens to be from @costco and is Organic Coco Chill Coconut Smoothie. The coconuts come all the way from Western Thailand ๐Ÿ’AND we ๐Ÿ’Ÿ this beverage because there are no additives + it curbs our sweet cravings. The only downside is that it is priced a little steep @ $16 for 4 bottles. Despite the price, we think it is worth the splurge for an amazing morning treat ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #zenmornings  #coconut  #cocochill  #thaicoconut  #eatclean  #costcofinds  #healthyeats  #healthybeverage  #whole30  #whole30breakfast  #wholelifechallenge2017  #wholelifechallenge  #morningtreat  #smoothielife  #smoothielicious  #iamwellandgood 
I'm just about over this weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice of only checking social media once a day. It's been a good experience in that it's made me more mindful of my phone usage. I do like the idea of being intentional about when I go on Instagram vs multitasking and checking it constantly. However, this isn't a practice I'll be continuing after the week is up. I will probably look at it much less, but definitely more than once a day. 
Speaking of mindfulness, everything on the wall above my bed was made by someone I know, except for the scarf. I just found out that the scarf was given to my friend/housemate by the Dalai Lama. Fun fact! .
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#mindfulness #bepresent #beherenow #putyourphonedown #keto #lchf #ketofam #lowcarbhighfat #ketodiet #lchfdiet #mentalhealth #meditation #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
I'm just about over this weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice of only checking social media once a day. It's been a good experience in that it's made me more mindful of my phone usage. I do like the idea of being intentional about when I go on Instagram vs multitasking and checking it constantly. However, this isn't a practice I'll be continuing after the week is up. I will probably look at it much less, but definitely more than once a day. Speaking of mindfulness, everything on the wall above my bed was made by someone I know, except for the scarf. I just found out that the scarf was given to my friend/housemate by the Dalai Lama. Fun fact! . . . #mindfulness  #bepresent  #beherenow  #putyourphonedown  #keto  #lchf  #ketofam  #lowcarbhighfat  #ketodiet  #lchfdiet  #mentalhealth  #meditation  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017 
This weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice is about social media and balance. You can check Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or whatever you do, once. That's it. Once you've checked and you've logged off you're done for the day. As luck would have it, that's something I've been working on lately. I downloaded the Moments app a couple of weeks ago to measure my phone usage (how often I check it, and amount of time accrued). Now I get to put my money where my mouth is and keep that shit in check. So this is it. Once I log off of here for the day I won't be back until tomorrow. Instead I'll put my phone down and go outside and live ๐Ÿ˜˜Have an extra awesome Saturday you guys. .
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#wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017 #keto #ketofam #holistichealth #balance #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #gooutside
This weeks @wholelifechallenge lifestyle practice is about social media and balance. You can check Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, or whatever you do, once. That's it. Once you've checked and you've logged off you're done for the day. As luck would have it, that's something I've been working on lately. I downloaded the Moments app a couple of weeks ago to measure my phone usage (how often I check it, and amount of time accrued). Now I get to put my money where my mouth is and keep that shit in check. So this is it. Once I log off of here for the day I won't be back until tomorrow. Instead I'll put my phone down and go outside and live ๐Ÿ˜˜Have an extra awesome Saturday you guys. . . . #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017  #keto  #ketofam  #holistichealth  #balance  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthmatters  #gooutside 
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE ONLY GOING TO LIFT YOU HIGHER. #primefunctionfit #fitnessmotivation #fit #goals #lift #strength #power #fitnessaddict #gym #sandbagtraining #wholelifechallenge2017 #statenisland
I can honestly say that today was the first day the #fitbit made me a little weird. I walked up and down the stairs in my house while I was brushing my teeth so all of the things would turn green. 
Walked and walked and walked some more in the neighborhood around my kid's school. I'd like to say I worked up a sweat, but the truth is the sweat had to do with the insane humidity we have down here. If you move to the south you've gotta get swimming lessons in order to step out of your house. 
In other news, while I was on my walk I found signs of kindness and generosity in this world. Literally. Made my heart happy. (Swipe โžก๏ธ)
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#keto #ketofam #ketocommunity #lchf #fatburner #sugarfreelife #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
I can honestly say that today was the first day the #fitbit  made me a little weird. I walked up and down the stairs in my house while I was brushing my teeth so all of the things would turn green. Walked and walked and walked some more in the neighborhood around my kid's school. I'd like to say I worked up a sweat, but the truth is the sweat had to do with the insane humidity we have down here. If you move to the south you've gotta get swimming lessons in order to step out of your house. In other news, while I was on my walk I found signs of kindness and generosity in this world. Literally. Made my heart happy. (Swipe โžก๏ธ) . . . #keto  #ketofam  #ketocommunity  #lchf  #fatburner  #sugarfreelife  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017 
All hail the might taco salad ๐Ÿ™Œ After picking my kids up from school I said we had to go to the store, and I had no idea what to make for dinner. My son said "Tacos!" He's clearly a genius. The only thing you see as often as bulletproof coffee on your #keto Instagram feed is taco salad, because TACO SALAD! .
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#ketodinner #ketosalad #lchf #ketodiet #lchfdiet #nutritionalketosis #ketogenicdiet #lowcarbhighfat #fatisgoodforyou #fatburner #fatadapted #nutritionalketosis #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #ketofriendly #paleo #ketopaleo #primaldiet #fatisyourfriend #lowcarb #lowcarbdiet #lowcarbmama #sugarfreelife #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017 #grainfree #glutenfreelife
All hail the might taco salad ๐Ÿ™Œ After picking my kids up from school I said we had to go to the store, and I had no idea what to make for dinner. My son said "Tacos!" He's clearly a genius. The only thing you see as often as bulletproof coffee on your #keto  Instagram feed is taco salad, because TACO SALAD! . . . . #ketodinner  #ketosalad  #lchf  #ketodiet  #lchfdiet  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenicdiet  #lowcarbhighfat  #fatisgoodforyou  #fatburner  #fatadapted  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenic  #ketogenicdiet  #ketofriendly  #paleo  #ketopaleo  #primaldiet  #fatisyourfriend  #lowcarb  #lowcarbdiet  #lowcarbmama  #sugarfreelife  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017  #grainfree  #glutenfreelife 
Shockingly active for what was a relatively lazy day. Took advantage of having the day off to take a walk along the #capitaltrail. Hope everyone had a nice long weekend. .
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#wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017 #keto #ketofam #fatadapted #fatburner #fitbit #walking
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
- Friday  5:15am and 9:15am ( NO afternoon classes )
- Saturday  8:15am and 9:30am
- Sunday  8:15am and 9:15am
- Monday  9:15am
#primefunctionfit #fitgirls #fullbodyworkout #trainhard #getfit #ballslams #core #training #wholelifechallenge2017 #statenisland #memorialdayweekend #redwhiteandblue
Since I am on the Whole Life Challenge, I am trying to adapt to almond milk lattes. #almondmilkcoffee #almondmilklatte #almondmilk #notthesame #whitebarkcafe #wholelifechallenge2017 #wholelifechallenge #pushyourself #bethecutest #nomad #nomadlife
I am in sugar (and cheese and cracker) withdrawal. Still, first  week of the whole life challenge is going swimmingly mostly so far. #wholelifechallenge2017
I am in sugar (and cheese and cracker) withdrawal. Still, first week of the whole life challenge is going swimmingly mostly so far. #wholelifechallenge2017 
#wholelifechallenge2017 going well, with second bout of exercise for the day. A simple EMOM of 10 #kettlebellswings, me with a 20kg #kettlebell and my wife with the 12. Who's the say it's gotta be complicated? #backyardworkout #explorebc #livingtheadventure #outdoorworkout #fitfat #dadbod #myotherrideisabarbell
My yoga tonight: legs up the wall, incense, tea and alone time. So happy to be headed to the lake tomorrow for a mini three day self care vacay ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
My yoga tonight: legs up the wall, incense, tea and alone time. So happy to be headed to the lake tomorrow for a mini three day self care vacay ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
About 75% or this practice ("Too Hip To Be Cool" with @alexismartinyoga on @oneoeight.tv ) was my head saying "WTF - I do not understand how that is supposed to work" and my body just doing it. -
I've only done this class once before, and I honestly don't remember any of it except 8 angle pose ๐Ÿ˜‚ I swear I didn't do half of this last time - so challenging, so many poses I've "never" tried. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ unable to move now, but so worth it.
About 75% or this practice ("Too Hip To Be Cool" with @alexismartinyoga on @oneoeight.tv ) was my head saying "WTF - I do not understand how that is supposed to work" and my body just doing it. - I've only done this class once before, and I honestly don't remember any of it except 8 angle pose ๐Ÿ˜‚ I swear I didn't do half of this last time - so challenging, so many poses I've "never" tried. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ unable to move now, but so worth it.
First official workout after #china and first official workout of the #wholelifechallenge. Doesn't need to be fancy, just needs to be consistent. #wholelifechallenge2017 #fitcouple #outdoorworkout #livingtheadventure #outdoorclub #explorebc #backyardworkout
I'm back and drinking my coffee black this morning. I got to spend some time with an old friend that I don't see nearly enough since we moved to opposite coasts. She has magically timing since my friend's memorial service is today. Day 2 of the @wholelifechallenge and writing in my journal (this weeks lifestyle practice) by a lake, after camping out at a friend's dreamy property is a promising start to what will be a day full of all the feels. Missed you guys! ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#keto #lchf #ketodiet #lchfdiet #nutritionalketosis #ketogenicdiet #lowcarbhighfat #fatisgoodforyou #fatburner #fatadapted #nutritionalketosis #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #ketofriendly #lowcarbliving #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
I'm back and drinking my coffee black this morning. I got to spend some time with an old friend that I don't see nearly enough since we moved to opposite coasts. She has magically timing since my friend's memorial service is today. Day 2 of the @wholelifechallenge and writing in my journal (this weeks lifestyle practice) by a lake, after camping out at a friend's dreamy property is a promising start to what will be a day full of all the feels. Missed you guys! ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . #keto  #lchf  #ketodiet  #lchfdiet  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenicdiet  #lowcarbhighfat  #fatisgoodforyou  #fatburner  #fatadapted  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenic  #ketogenicdiet  #ketofriendly  #lowcarbliving  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017 
Coach @ryanmcdowell149 presenting some great infor to prep us for the #wholelifechallenge2017! Fantastic job with some amazing people this morning as we kicked it off! Don't forget to post your favorite recipes on the FB community page and check in with each other to hold us all accountable! #strongwomen #getstronger #powerathlete #startingstrength #mygym #prtheday #weights #weightlifting #wholelifechallenge #nutrition #runningintherain
It's easy to get motivated, but it's hard to execute. Ideas are shit until you execute. #primefunctionfit #workout #exercise #nopainnogain #fitnesslifestyle #change #getfit #wholelifechallenge2017 #statenisland
Team #bengayfactory is up and running #ketofam! The @wholelifechallenge begins May 20th, so you have plenty of time to sign up! Eight weeks of #selfcare that looks at ALL aspects of health. Nutrition, hydration, exercise, mobility, sleep, a different lifestyle practice every week, and community. You don't have to be perfect. #Perfectionisboring. Messy, imperfect humanity is where it's at! @happyhealthythunderthighs @fatismyspiritanimal @highfatlowspoons @bbartlett1026 are some great folks to cheer you along. You couldn't ask for better people in your corner. Let's do this! Together.
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#keto #lchf #ketodiet #lchfdiet #nutritionalketosis #ketogenicdiet #lowcarbhighfat #fatisgoodforyou #fatburner #fatadapted #nutritionalketosis #ketogenic #ketogenicdiet #ketofriendly #paleo #ketopaleo #primaldiet #fatisyourfriend #holistic #antiinflammatorydiet #anticanecerdiet #wholefood #cleaneating #livinglowcarb #keto4life #ketofam #ketocommunity #wholelifechallenge #wholelifechallenge2017
Team #bengayfactory  is up and running #ketofam ! The @wholelifechallenge begins May 20th, so you have plenty of time to sign up! Eight weeks of #selfcare  that looks at ALL aspects of health. Nutrition, hydration, exercise, mobility, sleep, a different lifestyle practice every week, and community. You don't have to be perfect. #Perfectionisboring . Messy, imperfect humanity is where it's at! @happyhealthythunderthighs @fatismyspiritanimal @highfatlowspoons @bbartlett1026 are some great folks to cheer you along. You couldn't ask for better people in your corner. Let's do this! Together. . . . #keto  #lchf  #ketodiet  #lchfdiet  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenicdiet  #lowcarbhighfat  #fatisgoodforyou  #fatburner  #fatadapted  #nutritionalketosis  #ketogenic  #ketogenicdiet  #ketofriendly  #paleo  #ketopaleo  #primaldiet  #fatisyourfriend  #holistic  #antiinflammatorydiet  #anticanecerdiet  #wholefood  #cleaneating  #livinglowcarb  #keto4life  #ketofam  #ketocommunity  #wholelifechallenge  #wholelifechallenge2017 
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE RIGHT GYM OR THE RIGHT GADGET, IT'S ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME. NOW IS THAT TIME. - MIKE GILLETTE  #primefunctionfit #fitness #famfit #fitnessmotivation #wholelifechallenge2017 #getmoving #bodyweight #intervaltraining #gym #statenisland
Salad is the ultimate lazy #ketodinner. Lots of veggies, boiled egg, #bacon (of course), and mustard vinaigrette from @primalkitchenfoods (love!) โžก๏ธToday's #macros โžก๏ธMy impulse buy at Aldi โžก๏ธThese cuties and two more impulses buys because I didn't stay out of the dollar spot at Target (not shown:ceramic travel coffee mug for $3) โžก๏ธReminder to myself and why I'm doing the #wholelifechallenge this month. So stoked @fatismyspiritanimal and @happyhealthythunderthighs are on board. They are two of my faves #teamBengayFactory it is! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Join us! 
#keto #ketofam #lowcarb #ketosalad #lchf #ketodiet #lchfdiet #lowcarbhighfat #paleo #ketopaleo #sugarfreelife #WLC #wholelifechallenge2017
Salad is the ultimate lazy #ketodinner . Lots of veggies, boiled egg, #bacon  (of course), and mustard vinaigrette from @primalkitchenfoods (love!) โžก๏ธToday's #macros  โžก๏ธMy impulse buy at Aldi โžก๏ธThese cuties and two more impulses buys because I didn't stay out of the dollar spot at Target (not shown:ceramic travel coffee mug for $3) โžก๏ธReminder to myself and why I'm doing the #wholelifechallenge  this month. So stoked @fatismyspiritanimal and @happyhealthythunderthighs are on board. They are two of my faves #teamBengayFactory  it is! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Join us! #keto  #ketofam  #lowcarb  #ketosalad  #lchf  #ketodiet  #lchfdiet  #lowcarbhighfat  #paleo  #ketopaleo  #sugarfreelife  #WLC  #wholelifechallenge2017 
#WLC2017 #IWonAPrize #Yay #WLC #WholeLifeChallenge #MostImprovedMeasurements #Happy #StarShapedTrophy #WholeLifeChallenge2017 #onestepatatime๐Ÿ‘ฃ #Goals #ididntevenknowtherewereprizes โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸผThankful for my team #undisputedfitness
#wholelifechallenge Day 56/56:
Final day of @wholelifechallenge and #flashbackfriday to when every day was a fat day. 
WARNING: Could be triggering. 
From ages 8-23, my weight and I was the elephant in the room. This was a combination of eating to be polite, being an emotional eater (in response to bullying, academic pressure for perfection), poor coordination and mobility which made physical activity exhausting. When I was at my heaviest weight in grade 9, I committed to becoming thin for high school grad. While I lost 30lbs and 4 dress sizes on my own, the journey wasn't pretty: disordered eating patterns (& fat free processed food), over exercising with an activity not suitable for my mobility (bittersweet victory for the black belt in taekwondo), becoming very sick, and unpleasant attitude from being hangry throughout high school. I regained the 30lbs between high school grad and end of first year university. I looked even bigger, having regained all fat. My family intervened with tough love and concern for my health. I began following a low fat eating plan, exercising starting with 3 aerobics classes a week, and eventually working with a personal trainer in 2004 who got my weight into a range which I kept until 2015. I also developed an unhealthy obsession with calories. I dieted and exercised to burn calories, eventually reaching my lowest adult weight (50lbs from my heaviest) and body fat % in 2007. I ignored comments on being too skinny, especially from the same people who previously called me fat. Life happened after 2007. In 2015, I saw a weight and body fat % I had not seen since 2004. Since my first @wholelifechallenge in September 2015, I have gained the practice of daily health habits, and lost the obsession with weight & perfection. I am hoping these lessons learned will be #thirdtimeisthecharm for a healthier and happier life.

#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 56/56: Final day of @wholelifechallenge and #flashbackfriday  to when every day was a fat day. WARNING: Could be triggering. From ages 8-23, my weight and I was the elephant in the room. This was a combination of eating to be polite, being an emotional eater (in response to bullying, academic pressure for perfection), poor coordination and mobility which made physical activity exhausting. When I was at my heaviest weight in grade 9, I committed to becoming thin for high school grad. While I lost 30lbs and 4 dress sizes on my own, the journey wasn't pretty: disordered eating patterns (& fat free processed food), over exercising with an activity not suitable for my mobility (bittersweet victory for the black belt in taekwondo), becoming very sick, and unpleasant attitude from being hangry throughout high school. I regained the 30lbs between high school grad and end of first year university. I looked even bigger, having regained all fat. My family intervened with tough love and concern for my health. I began following a low fat eating plan, exercising starting with 3 aerobics classes a week, and eventually working with a personal trainer in 2004 who got my weight into a range which I kept until 2015. I also developed an unhealthy obsession with calories. I dieted and exercised to burn calories, eventually reaching my lowest adult weight (50lbs from my heaviest) and body fat % in 2007. I ignored comments on being too skinny, especially from the same people who previously called me fat. Life happened after 2007. In 2015, I saw a weight and body fat % I had not seen since 2004. Since my first @wholelifechallenge in September 2015, I have gained the practice of daily health habits, and lost the obsession with weight & perfection. I am hoping these lessons learned will be #thirdtimeisthecharm  for a healthier and happier life. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 55/56:
#tbt quote from a friend @jmalapad 's time with @lululemonyvr and @f45_portcoquitlam #f4522 circuit training with @lululemonyvr @coquitlamcentre 's weekly wellness program. 
The @f45_portcoquitlam workouts are amazing per usual. This circuit was tough, especially these RIP60 cable squat jumps.
Loving the challenge and opportunity from @lululemon to make the most of life. Great reminder to live your life instead of simply existing in the sense of community and inclusion through weekly wellness programs. ๐Ÿ“ทby @onthespotnutrition 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 55/56: #tbt  quote from a friend @jmalapad 's time with @lululemonyvr and @f45_portcoquitlam #f4522  circuit training with @lululemonyvr @coquitlamcentre 's weekly wellness program. The @f45_portcoquitlam workouts are amazing per usual. This circuit was tough, especially these RIP60 cable squat jumps. Loving the challenge and opportunity from @lululemon to make the most of life. Great reminder to live your life instead of simply existing in the sense of community and inclusion through weekly wellness programs. ๐Ÿ“ทby @onthespotnutrition #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 54/56:
Greetings from the couch. Spending 10 minutes on the couch is my lifestyle challenge choice for the final week of #wholelifechallenge2017. I chose this as last two weeks were filled with long days when I reached the red lining. Also noticed my resting heart rate has consistently been 5-7 bpm higher than average. Knowing I will have early mornings and late nights from Thursday through Sunday, I took the night off from running, instead doing food prep, getting organized for each day, and finally sitting on the couch before calling an early night. 
Having read the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", I am practicing "Sharpen the Saw" to prepare myself for the battles ahead. While being on the couch is a much needed break, I am still learning to give myself a break. Part of me does not forgive taking time off running. This part still lives in the past when it was not acceptable to skip band practice, taekwondo class, or piano lessons during weeks of assignment submissions, tests, exams, or events. Skipping these activities (unless I had to be 2 places at once), meant I had poor time management skills. This was in high school. Now I am in the adult world. I have learned I can't have it all. Something's gotta give. If I want to have it all, I only have myself to blame by choosing not to "Sharpen the Saw", while knowing the battles in the next 4 consecutive days. Ignorance (whether blissful or not) is not acceptable. This becomes sabotage, undoing all my efforts. 
I have made my case and gotten this off my chest. On this note, good night. 
#goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 54/56: Greetings from the couch. Spending 10 minutes on the couch is my lifestyle challenge choice for the final week of #wholelifechallenge2017 . I chose this as last two weeks were filled with long days when I reached the red lining. Also noticed my resting heart rate has consistently been 5-7 bpm higher than average. Knowing I will have early mornings and late nights from Thursday through Sunday, I took the night off from running, instead doing food prep, getting organized for each day, and finally sitting on the couch before calling an early night. Having read the book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", I am practicing "Sharpen the Saw" to prepare myself for the battles ahead. While being on the couch is a much needed break, I am still learning to give myself a break. Part of me does not forgive taking time off running. This part still lives in the past when it was not acceptable to skip band practice, taekwondo class, or piano lessons during weeks of assignment submissions, tests, exams, or events. Skipping these activities (unless I had to be 2 places at once), meant I had poor time management skills. This was in high school. Now I am in the adult world. I have learned I can't have it all. Something's gotta give. If I want to have it all, I only have myself to blame by choosing not to "Sharpen the Saw", while knowing the battles in the next 4 consecutive days. Ignorance (whether blissful or not) is not acceptable. This becomes sabotage, undoing all my efforts. I have made my case and gotten this off my chest. On this note, good night. #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 53/56:
A timely message and reminder from @christinehassler . Progress is progress in training for life. Every step counts, from climbing the Coquitlam Crunch or Grouse Grind to incorporating the @wholelifechallenge daily health habits in your lifestyle. A step for one person could be a huge leap for another. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 53/56: A timely message and reminder from @christinehassler . Progress is progress in training for life. Every step counts, from climbing the Coquitlam Crunch or Grouse Grind to incorporating the @wholelifechallenge daily health habits in your lifestyle. A step for one person could be a huge leap for another. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 52/56:
Final weekly #lifestylechallenge is the participant's choice. 
It's amazing how many things to which we can make a choice.  We are making a choice to do something about a situation. We are also making a choice to do nothing about a situation. 
There is also the choice to say "no" to situations. This is a constant reminder to myself. Although I have been in situations where there did not appear to be the option to say "no", it was there all along. I simply had to deal with any consequences, which would have been better than the struggles I faced by not knowing I could have said "no".
I remember the wise words of a former colleague whose family I had gotten to know. While visiting at a time when she was looking after her grandchildren, she let them know of my qualifications from the choices I made (I.E. staying in school). She advised her grandchildren to make their own choices than to have their choices made for them. I am the same age as the colleague's child. The colleague's child had children at a young age, which meant their choice was made for them to focus on the children's livelihood instead of their own goals. I thanked the colleague for sharing such a powerful message, especially to the grandchildren who were entering a vulnerable stage of life as Tweens. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 52/56: Final weekly #lifestylechallenge  is the participant's choice. It's amazing how many things to which we can make a choice. We are making a choice to do something about a situation. We are also making a choice to do nothing about a situation. There is also the choice to say "no" to situations. This is a constant reminder to myself. Although I have been in situations where there did not appear to be the option to say "no", it was there all along. I simply had to deal with any consequences, which would have been better than the struggles I faced by not knowing I could have said "no". I remember the wise words of a former colleague whose family I had gotten to know. While visiting at a time when she was looking after her grandchildren, she let them know of my qualifications from the choices I made (I.E. staying in school). She advised her grandchildren to make their own choices than to have their choices made for them. I am the same age as the colleague's child. The colleague's child had children at a young age, which meant their choice was made for them to focus on the children's livelihood instead of their own goals. I thanked the colleague for sharing such a powerful message, especially to the grandchildren who were entering a vulnerable stage of life as Tweens. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 51/56:
Toured five of the six cities on the Six Cities Squared route created for my annual tradition of running my new age in km.
It was a physical and mental strength training run through Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam in @tricities.ig , hiking (& being smart by not running) "Snake Hill" on Clarke Road, Burnaby, and New Westminster with character-building terrain. Also learned more of my nutrition and hydration needs for this route, including a stronger dose of electrolytes and 2 @larabar for consistent energy. I do not plan to pace myself any faster. I will run  25km on the day before running my new age in km to challenge myself to run my new age in miles. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 51/56: Toured five of the six cities on the Six Cities Squared route created for my annual tradition of running my new age in km. It was a physical and mental strength training run through Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam in @tricities.ig , hiking (& being smart by not running) "Snake Hill" on Clarke Road, Burnaby, and New Westminster with character-building terrain. Also learned more of my nutrition and hydration needs for this route, including a stronger dose of electrolytes and 2 @larabar for consistent energy. I do not plan to pace myself any faster. I will run 25km on the day before running my new age in km to challenge myself to run my new age in miles. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 50/56:
Loyal to functional training at @f45_portcoquitlam #f45loyals class, even on a Friday night after a long day at work. It was tough, yet a good workout. A truly functional workout in this bear hug squat. One of the best upper and lower body move combos so far. "I'm gonna get so good at huggin'". #wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 50/56: Loyal to functional training at @f45_portcoquitlam #f45loyals  class, even on a Friday night after a long day at work. It was tough, yet a good workout. A truly functional workout in this bear hug squat. One of the best upper and lower body move combos so far. "I'm gonna get so good at huggin'". #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 49/56:
#flashbackfriday to a post from a year ago today and old habits which I am continuing to overcome. How have you overcome old, self-sabotaging habits?
It became apparent on a long run with a friend I am still living the old habits of counting calories and exercising to burn calories. I spoke to my friend while on the run about on my activity level and how surprised (=disappointed) I was with the few calories burned from these activities. At the same time, my body was struggling to maintain Peak Centre Zone 1 heart rate for the run. I was also thinking how lazy I was and questioning what I did to my body for it to betray me when I needed to perform. This habit is sabotaging me from progressing in my fitness. I could be under eating for my activity level, keeping me from strength, endurance, and speed gains. 
While I have learned in the last 18 months it is not all about calories in and out, I have over 18 years of these old habits to unlearn. Old habits die hard. They did not form overnight. In my case, I know it is about making every calorie count with better food choices as fuel for training and power in the activities.
I have my work cut out for me. I need to be patient with myself and be consistent in my way of thinking and doing to overcome this habit. How else can I overcome this old habit? Asking the audience for suggestions. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 49/56: #flashbackfriday  to a post from a year ago today and old habits which I am continuing to overcome. How have you overcome old, self-sabotaging habits? It became apparent on a long run with a friend I am still living the old habits of counting calories and exercising to burn calories. I spoke to my friend while on the run about on my activity level and how surprised (=disappointed) I was with the few calories burned from these activities. At the same time, my body was struggling to maintain Peak Centre Zone 1 heart rate for the run. I was also thinking how lazy I was and questioning what I did to my body for it to betray me when I needed to perform. This habit is sabotaging me from progressing in my fitness. I could be under eating for my activity level, keeping me from strength, endurance, and speed gains. While I have learned in the last 18 months it is not all about calories in and out, I have over 18 years of these old habits to unlearn. Old habits die hard. They did not form overnight. In my case, I know it is about making every calorie count with better food choices as fuel for training and power in the activities. I have my work cut out for me. I need to be patient with myself and be consistent in my way of thinking and doing to overcome this habit. How else can I overcome this old habit? Asking the audience for suggestions. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 47/56:
The best laid plans do not always work. Not every day is a PR day.  Every day, however, is a fresh sheet and a new start. Reporting to myself at the end of each day with #dailyselfreflections closes the chapter. This allows a new day to start without any residual thoughts and feelings from yesterday. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 47/56: The best laid plans do not always work. Not every day is a PR day. Every day, however, is a fresh sheet and a new start. Reporting to myself at the end of each day with #dailyselfreflections  closes the chapter. This allows a new day to start without any residual thoughts and feelings from yesterday. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#wholelifechallenge Day 46/56:
The plan for a #transformationtuesday post did not happen... thanks to these two playing hide & seek on me. :(
Muscle, being smaller and more compact, likes to hide behind fat. How do I coax it to show itself and how phat it is not to hide behind fat? 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#wholelifechallenge  Day 46/56: The plan for a #transformationtuesday  post did not happen... thanks to these two playing hide & seek on me. :( Muscle, being smaller and more compact, likes to hide behind fat. How do I coax it to show itself and how phat it is not to hide behind fat? #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 45/56:
Thank you @maniac5702 for checking in with me. Things have been very hectic, with sweeping @westvanrun events, the Vancouver Wellness Show, and things in my personal life. I have been prioritizing sleep as self care in honouring @wholelifechallenge #dailyhealthhabit and #weeklylifestylechallenge of creating a bedtime routine. 
It has been a challenge getting 7.5 hours in this 
@wholelifechallenge.  I need a minimum 7 hours of sleep. 
Sleep sets the foundation for the day. It also affect running performance. 
See this article from Canada Running Series West for details:

http://canadarunningseries.com/2017/03/important-sleep-runners/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-blog-sleep&utm_medium=social

#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 45/56: Thank you @maniac5702 for checking in with me. Things have been very hectic, with sweeping @westvanrun events, the Vancouver Wellness Show, and things in my personal life. I have been prioritizing sleep as self care in honouring @wholelifechallenge #dailyhealthhabit  and #weeklylifestylechallenge  of creating a bedtime routine. It has been a challenge getting 7.5 hours in this @wholelifechallenge. I need a minimum 7 hours of sleep. Sleep sets the foundation for the day. It also affect running performance. See this article from Canada Running Series West for details: http://canadarunningseries.com/2017/03/important-sleep-runners/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-blog-sleep&utm_medium=social #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 44/56:
Tiger sighting in West Vancouver! 
#buffythetrailslayer back as Buffy the Trailing Sweeper in @westvanrun 10K. If the activity is easy, do it in the tiger suit. While she stayed warm in the snow and rain, the 2.5 hour 10K was a real workout. She wished she could have been more encouraging. Unfortunately the participants do not understand tiger language. Thank you @westvanrun for having #buffythetrailslayer again in your event. She had a GRReat time. ๐Ÿ“ท @shannonbanalphotos .

#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 44/56: Tiger sighting in West Vancouver! #buffythetrailslayer  back as Buffy the Trailing Sweeper in @westvanrun 10K. If the activity is easy, do it in the tiger suit. While she stayed warm in the snow and rain, the 2.5 hour 10K was a real workout. She wished she could have been more encouraging. Unfortunately the participants do not understand tiger language. Thank you @westvanrun for having #buffythetrailslayer  again in your event. She had a GRReat time. ๐Ÿ“ท @shannonbanalphotos . #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 43/56:
With Saturday as March 4, #buffythetrailslayer "march forth" to become Buffy the Trailing Sweeper in @westvanrun 5K. This "fur"ocious "purr"sonality loved supporting the sister run crew and the tour of West Vancouver by foot. She also loved the company of the kids who did not want the tiger to beat them to the finish line. It was even more fun walking through West Vancouver after the event and bringing out smiles to kids and adults, including the families brunching in Dundarave. This was one wildlife sighting which was welcomed. Thank you @westvanrun for having #buffythetrailslayer as part of the event. ๐Ÿ“ท @dlkbc 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 43/56: With Saturday as March 4, #buffythetrailslayer  "march forth" to become Buffy the Trailing Sweeper in @westvanrun 5K. This "fur"ocious "purr"sonality loved supporting the sister run crew and the tour of West Vancouver by foot. She also loved the company of the kids who did not want the tiger to beat them to the finish line. It was even more fun walking through West Vancouver after the event and bringing out smiles to kids and adults, including the families brunching in Dundarave. This was one wildlife sighting which was welcomed. Thank you @westvanrun for having #buffythetrailslayer  as part of the event. ๐Ÿ“ท @dlkbc #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 42/56:
#flashbackfriday and a reminder of the appearance of success is the tip of the iceberg. I am thankful for @wholelifechallenge 's focus on #progressnotperfection . What you see on the outside is the result of focus, determination, consistent daily habits with learnings from trial & error, setbacks. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 42/56: #flashbackfriday  and a reminder of the appearance of success is the tip of the iceberg. I am thankful for @wholelifechallenge 's focus on #progressnotperfection  . What you see on the outside is the result of focus, determination, consistent daily habits with learnings from trial & error, setbacks. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
More signs of Spring!  #wholelifechallenge2017 #findbeautyineverything @wholelifechallenge #3aday
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 41/56:
FUNctional fitness is worth the early wake up for a 6:30AM class. Resistance training is not my favourite activity. I'm cardio happy, knowing I get the most calorie burn in the shortest time. Thankful for today's #f45renegade class @f45_portcoquitlam and guidance from the trainers including @jaspersonalfitness. The rope climb was my favourite activity. It was harder than it looked. Still working on overcoming my fear of heights to use this functional training. ๐Ÿ“ท by @jaspersonalfitness 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 41/56: FUNctional fitness is worth the early wake up for a 6:30AM class. Resistance training is not my favourite activity. I'm cardio happy, knowing I get the most calorie burn in the shortest time. Thankful for today's #f45renegade  class @f45_portcoquitlam and guidance from the trainers including @jaspersonalfitness. The rope climb was my favourite activity. It was harder than it looked. Still working on overcoming my fear of heights to use this functional training. ๐Ÿ“ท by @jaspersonalfitness #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 40/56:
#birthdaymonthbegins with treats from some restaurants and retailers. This has been (& continues to be) a favourite way to celebrate, especially being on my own. It's the icing on the (birthday) cake after paying my dues to these businesses throughout the year. 
http://free.ca/topics/loyalty-programs/
http://www.mrsjanuary.com/canada-freebies/canada-birthday-freebies/
http://motherofadeal.com/tip/birthday-freebies-in-canada/
http://www.moneysense.ca/save/where-to-get-free-things-on-your-birthday/
http://www.foodnetwork.ca/dining-out/photos/free-food-on-your-birthday-canada/

#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 40/56: #birthdaymonthbegins  with treats from some restaurants and retailers. This has been (& continues to be) a favourite way to celebrate, especially being on my own. It's the icing on the (birthday) cake after paying my dues to these businesses throughout the year. http://free.ca/topics/loyalty-programs/ http://www.mrsjanuary.com/canada-freebies/canada-birthday-freebies/ http://motherofadeal.com/tip/birthday-freebies-in-canada/ http://www.moneysense.ca/save/where-to-get-free-things-on-your-birthday/ http://www.foodnetwork.ca/dining-out/photos/free-food-on-your-birthday-canada/ #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
Thanks to the Whole Life Challenge I'm doing, I've been slowing down and paying attention to the beautiful things around me. I love the water drops coming out of the downspout of our rain gutter today, reminding me that Spring is just around the corner!  #mysoulneedsthesunshineโ˜€๏ธ #findbeautyineverything #wholelifechallenge2017
Thanks to the Whole Life Challenge I'm doing, I've been slowing down and paying attention to the beautiful things around me. I love the water drops coming out of the downspout of our rain gutter today, reminding me that Spring is just around the corner! #mysoulneedsthesunshine โ˜€๏ธ #findbeautyineverything  #wholelifechallenge2017 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 39/56:
Happy #fattuesday and #mardigras. How are you indulging? What are you giving up for Lent? 
Will I have a donut? Fat chance!
Extra body fat (and sugar/visceral fat) is not phat.  This comic strip is the story of my life. My body easily gains fat per  my health history. "Before" photos to come... #wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 39/56: Happy #fattuesday  and #mardigras . How are you indulging? What are you giving up for Lent? Will I have a donut? Fat chance! Extra body fat (and sugar/visceral fat) is not phat. This comic strip is the story of my life. My body easily gains fat per my health history. "Before" photos to come... #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 38/56:
@wholelifechallenge 's #stopandseethebeauty weekly lifestyle challenge. Proud of a  #veganlifestyle compliant meal of a stuffed samosa style baked potato and eggplant-pepper "lasagna" with sunflower seed ricotta cheese. Although I have multiple food sensitivities, I am thankful it is not to nightshade plants. Potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers are my favourite vegetables. Love walking through the Hoy Creek trail in the "backyard" of my building, and stopping to admire the wildlife. While the squirrel is cute from far, it is a rat with fur when it is in the building's garbage room. 
#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 38/56: @wholelifechallenge 's #stopandseethebeauty  weekly lifestyle challenge. Proud of a #veganlifestyle  compliant meal of a stuffed samosa style baked potato and eggplant-pepper "lasagna" with sunflower seed ricotta cheese. Although I have multiple food sensitivities, I am thankful it is not to nightshade plants. Potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers are my favourite vegetables. Love walking through the Hoy Creek trail in the "backyard" of my building, and stopping to admire the wildlife. While the squirrel is cute from far, it is a rat with fur when it is in the building's garbage room. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection 
#WholeLifeChallenge Day 37/56:
How was your Sunday Funday & Runday? I embraced @wholelifechallenge 's #stopandseethebeauty weekly lifestyle challenge while I was out. Spent the morning with a @bmovanmarathon relay team member to drive the first 24 km and a test run of relay section B from Imperial & West 16 near UBC to West 4th & NW Marine Drive in Kits. This became a 26.7km run for me, as I continued running the @bmovanmarathon route until the English Bay Inukshuk, turned around to return to Olympic Village where I parked. Spent part of the afternoon in West Vancouver with @neohippielife, @mamabearle, and @kirillsolovyev at @westvanrun volunteer orientation. This was followed by an informative Fuelling Local event with @befreshlocal, @vanrunco featuring  @lwruns604, @lilkatehorsman, and @genieveyoga . Overall a fun day on Sunday Runday.

#wholelifechallenge2017 #goals #goalsetting #dailyselfreflections #nutrition #exercise #mobilization #hydration #sleep #selfreflection #weeklylifestylechallenge #selfrespect #8weeks #lifehacks #simpleliving #getalifestyle #beactivedaily #blankcanvas #startfresh #notafraidoffailure #learningfrommistakes #introspection
#WholeLifeChallenge  Day 37/56: How was your Sunday Funday & Runday? I embraced @wholelifechallenge 's #stopandseethebeauty  weekly lifestyle challenge while I was out. Spent the morning with a @bmovanmarathon relay team member to drive the first 24 km and a test run of relay section B from Imperial & West 16 near UBC to West 4th & NW Marine Drive in Kits. This became a 26.7km run for me, as I continued running the @bmovanmarathon route until the English Bay Inukshuk, turned around to return to Olympic Village where I parked. Spent part of the afternoon in West Vancouver with @neohippielife, @mamabearle, and @kirillsolovyev at @westvanrun volunteer orientation. This was followed by an informative Fuelling Local event with @befreshlocal, @vanrunco featuring @lwruns604, @lilkatehorsman, and @genieveyoga . Overall a fun day on Sunday Runday. #wholelifechallenge2017  #goals  #goalsetting  #dailyselfreflections  #nutrition  #exercise  #mobilization  #hydration  #sleep  #selfreflection  #weeklylifestylechallenge  #selfrespect  #8weeks  #lifehacks  #simpleliving  #getalifestyle  #beactivedaily  #blankcanvas  #startfresh  #notafraidoffailure  #learningfrommistakes  #introspection