Tagged with motivation

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – Review

Plantronics BackBeat Pro – Review

I’ll preface this by saying: I’m not into big headphones. I just don’t get them. I never understood it when people began wearing them at the gym during the big Beats by Dre explosion. I mean, I was always in search of “minimal”. I think it may also have to do with the fact I’m … Continue reading

Muscle Music

Muscle Music

I love music. And, as anyone that knows me can tell you, I can’t live without it – especially while training. I’m also a self-confessed gadget geek. I love technology and the latest “toys”. A couple of years ago, in 2009, when bluetooth stereo headphones started appearing onto the market, instead of waiting for them … Continue reading

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Staying Healthy(ish) on Holiday

Greetings from Bonaire! Now that I’m nearing the end of my holiday here in Bonaire, I thought I would take some time out to share some highlights, and stresses, of being away and off-plan. Adventures on Bonaire The boy and I are not your usual vacationers. We don’t do all-inclusives – ugh, I shudder at … Continue reading

Onto the next one…

Onto the next one…

Bon Bini Hello my loyal followers, and new friends!! I’ve been trying my best to keep you all updated and keep the blog posts fresh. I was getting slack for not posting videos, and now I have fallen behind on posts. As I write type this, I am sitting on Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, … Continue reading

Toronto Pro – Post OPA Provincials

Toronto Pro – Post OPA Provincials

Hey guys, I’m posting this from sunny Bonaire! Just some post-competition thoughts and ramblings… And, it can’t be said enough, THANK YOU to Colleen McConnell of  The Crystal Suit for her amazing talent of turning my scattered ideas into one beautiful suit! Also, THANK YOU to Angie DiBattista for the amazing cover-up job she did on … Continue reading

Mike Davies Weekend

Mike Davies Weekend

A Right Proper Ass Whoopin’! This past weekend was spent working out. Not my normal routine of weights, followed by some cardio (no diss to Mindi O’Brien, trust me!) No, from Friday night, through to Sunday morning, coach to the pros, Mike Davies kicked me and 30 other girls’ butts by squeezing (what felt like) a month … Continue reading

Understanding rest periods between sets

Understanding rest periods between sets

I’m just over 5 weeks out from the OPA Provincials at the Toronto Pro SuperShow, which means my workouts are pretty intense. On top of weight training 6 days a week, I complete 35 minutes of high intensity cardio post workout, and another 35 minutes of steady state cardio later on in the day. My workouts … Continue reading

Why I LOVE Costco

Why I LOVE Costco

No, I am not getting any kickbacks for this post. I am simply sharing how I shop, and why I shop, at Costco. I truly believe they stock their shelves with bodybuilders in mind. The boy and I are lucky enough to live around the corner from a Costco and shop there weekly. Yep, it’s … Continue reading