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10 weeks pregnant update!

10 weeks preggie! Juan and I are both getting really excited. We had a fun week with appointments including our first ultrasound and we got to see baby Garcia dancing around in there. Pretty damn amazing. Baby is about the size of a cherry this week and the ultrasound said 2.5cm long. Heart rate was… Continue reading 10 weeks pregnant update!

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Meal Prep July 24th 2016

Back to reality today! A week a the cottage was amazing. We rented a sweet little spot in Quebec and it was perfect. So relaxing except for one incident with Penelope and a visit to the vet at 6am :P. It was a great holiday though! Juan took a couple of family shots that I’ll… Continue reading Meal Prep July 24th 2016

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9 weeks pregnant 

9 weeks! This feels good to me. I’m so close to our ultrasound date and our first midwifery appointment which are really exciting and after those I plan to share the good news with you! I’m excited to share, I really prefer not to keep secrets and I’m not great at it when they are… Continue reading 9 weeks pregnant 

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8 weeks Pregnant

Woohoo 8 weeks today! Every week that goes by is a little celebration. Today marks 8 weeks and my app tells me the babe is the size of a nice juicy raspberry. Little hands and feet have developed and the taste buds are developing this week (among a million other changes) . So amazing. This… Continue reading 8 weeks Pregnant

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Meal Prep July 10th 2016

Soooooo, if you were looking for last week’s meal prep you won’t find it. I didn’t do it. I know, so unlike me. I was totally planning on it but I procrastinated and just didn’t feel great and we had plans later that day that came up sooner than I was ready for and I… Continue reading Meal Prep July 10th 2016

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7 weeks Pregnant

Tomorrow marks 7 weeks pregnant. Made it to 7 weeks! Woot Woot! Baby is the size of a blueberry I’m feeling really rough though. Morning sickness, actually make that all day sickness, kicked in hard on Saturday. I was feeling pretty good last Thursday at 6 weeks, had an amazing workout on Friday and then… Continue reading 7 weeks Pregnant

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GoodLife’s Virtual Fitness – What & Why

GoodLife Fitness has something new called Virtual Fitness. The idea is that you can use the aerobics and cycle rooms in off times but still follow a class virtually. In several locations there are video screens set up behind the platform where an instructor usually stands. You basically choose your class using a ouch screen… Continue reading GoodLife’s Virtual Fitness – What & Why

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6 weeks Pregnant

I hit 6 weeks this past Thursday!  This somewhat of a tiny milestone in that it’s halfway through my 1st trimester. Miscarriage is still common at this point but I’m staying positive and praying for a healthy happy pregnancy and baby. Um that’s crazy, I find it such a crazy thing to say that I’m… Continue reading 6 weeks Pregnant

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0-5 weeks Pregnant

Well it happened. I’m pregnant. It’s bizarre writing it really, I can’t explain the feeling except to say there’s part of me that doesn’t believe it. How can a little two lines on a pee stick change your life so much? We’ve been trying officially 8 months now and I’ve been tracking my cycle carefully… Continue reading 0-5 weeks Pregnant

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Meal Prep June 26th 2016

Oh summer how I love you! This weather is amazing. The sun feeds my soul. You? I was lucky it was great out today because my oven isn’t working again! Gah! I think there something is wrong with the pilot but not sure yet. Luckily BBQ to the rescue. I did everything on the BBQ… Continue reading Meal Prep June 26th 2016

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Meal Prep June 19th 2016

Happy father’s day to any of you male doggie and baby daddy fitbeauties! I know there are a few ;P We spent this morning with my Dad celebrating. He’s a new grandpa and loving it. He set up the sprinkle for my nephew today for the first time. So friggin’ cute. With the heat and… Continue reading Meal Prep June 19th 2016

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Beauty Tip Tuesday – How To Make Your Next Bath AMAZING!

When my blog was originally called BluntBeauty I launched Beauty Tip Tuesday on my Insta but as I became even more obsessed with my passion for nutrition & fitness and things morphed into what is now fitbeauties.ca, I found myself writing less and less about beauty stuff. I’d love to pick it up again and if you… Continue reading Beauty Tip Tuesday – How To Make Your Next Bath AMAZING!

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Meal Prep June 12th 2016

OMG what a weekend!! I’m still on such a high from the SAF and Physique Canada shows. They were all incredible. As a judge it’s really hard work but it’s amazing in so many ways. I’ll write another post about all the pros and cons and what I love most but one of the big perks is… Continue reading Meal Prep June 12th 2016

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Meal Prep June 5th 2016

A rainy Sunday calls for some time in the kitchen! 😉 Since I couldn’t comfortably use the BBQ today I changed my meal prep plans up a bit. I made a few items that aren’t on my usual list but are great for grab and go meals and easy to freeze. 1) A big pot… Continue reading Meal Prep June 5th 2016

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It’s Competition Season! Athlete or Spectator: 10 things you need to know

Competition season is upon us! Typically fitness competitors compete somewhere between March through November. Serious About Fitness (Saf) currently runs 3 shows a year, April, June and October. During this time my social media feed is peppered with photos of meal prep, gym PRs, bikini poses and motivational quotes. It’s always exciting to watch the competition… Continue reading It’s Competition Season! Athlete or Spectator: 10 things you need to know

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Eat More Food Less Often – Why eating 6-8x a day may NOT be helping you

Over that last while I’ve been working towards eating more food but eating less often. Yup that’s right. Bigger meals but less frequently. We used to think that eating smaller meals throughout the day was beneficial for ‘stoking our metabolic fire’ ‘boosting our metabolism’ and preserving muscle mass among other things along that line but… Continue reading Eat More Food Less Often – Why eating 6-8x a day may NOT be helping you

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Meal Prep May 29th 2016

I had a really rough week. Unfortunately I had a really bad reaction to a meal I ate at my parents house last Sunday and I suffered with symptoms all week. I’m starting to feel better today thank goodness. Since the parasite infection my food sensitivities have really increased. Soy has recently become really bad… Continue reading Meal Prep May 29th 2016

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Meal Prep May 23rd 2016

This might be the quickest and shorted meal prep and post I’ve ever done hahah. First long weekend of the summer and amazing weather meant we went to the lake to hang with buddies. That’s way more important than meal prep and especially great for our health and stress management 😉 I had some elaborate… Continue reading Meal Prep May 23rd 2016

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Meal Prep May 14th 2016

I feel so much better this week than last! Oh that fatigue was killing me. I’m pretty sure it’s related to seasonal allergies but the thing is that allergies are related to gut and immune health so since I’m this kind of person who like to get the the root of the issue I am… Continue reading Meal Prep May 14th 2016

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Meal Prep May 8th 2016

Happy Mother’s Day mammas! I spent some time with my mom this weekend, she had 4 girls! I grew up with a full house and it was great. I always wanted more than one little bub but looking at it from the perspective of someone hoping to be a mamma soon 4 sounds so crazy!… Continue reading Meal Prep May 8th 2016