Pregnancy · Women's Health

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

Beauty Tuesday · fitbeauties · Women's Health

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!

competing · fitbeauties · Mindset · Women's Health

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

fitbeauties · workouts

Full Body Metabolic Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Hello fitbeauties!! I love all your questions and article topic ideas, keep them coming! 🙂 This post is in response to the request for my favorite full-body “at-home” workout. There are so many styles of training and in most cases the 3 most important factors are : Enjoyment – Finding a training style that you… Continue reading Full Body Metabolic Workout You Can Do Anywhere

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Bench Canada Clothing. My July haul

I finally made it out to the Tanger Outlets where one of Ottawa’s Bench store is (The other is St. Laurent Shopping Centre), and they hey had so much on sale! 40% already reduced items plus more. They also had some new summer arrivals and even a few fall things starting to trickle in. I… Continue reading Bench Canada Clothing. My July haul

fitbeauties · Women's Health · workouts

All About The New Landsdowne GoodLife

As a Brand Ambassador for GoodLife Fitness I was invited to the unveiling of the new GoodLife location yesterday – it’s so pretty! It’s in the new TD complex with the entrance being close to Bank street and across from Whole Foods. It’s really large and the layout is basically a long rectangle. Cardio machines… Continue reading All About The New Landsdowne GoodLife

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Bench Canada – Review + 45% off!!

This month I made it to the Bench store at St. Laurent! Such a great team there who were all so helpful. There was an awesome 30% off sales going on and I got some great items.  If you sign up on their website for emails you will get notifications of these promos. There is… Continue reading Bench Canada – Review + 45% off!!

Product Review

Bench Canada Clothing Review 2.0

Bench originated in the UK and has now really expanded in North America. You can shop online or in their brick and mortar stores. In Ottawa we have one at St. Laurent Shopping Centre and an outlet at the Tanger outlets in Kanata.  This month I placed the order online at www.bench.ca. It arrived really… Continue reading Bench Canada Clothing Review 2.0

fitbeauties · Women's Health

Move On

In a past blog post, I talked about breaking up and moving on. You may have also attended the awesome Break Up and Move event at Ottawa U or one of the other 5 Canadian universities involved in the global initiative. Each event included free yoga, delicious snacks and a discussion with women”s heath and relationship experts. In… Continue reading Move On

nutrition

Why I Will Never Follow a Meal Plan Again

When I first started competing I was prescribed a very strict meal plan even during my off season. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the plan itself it was just that I didn’t like to be so restricted. It made it really hard to eat out with friends or enjoy something other than exactly what… Continue reading Why I Will Never Follow a Meal Plan Again

fitbeauties · nutrition · What I made on Sunday

What I Made Sunday Sept 21st {Meal Prep}

Hiya! I hope you had a fab weekend. Mine was great. Finally a little time to spend with friends, a great yoga class plus a killer deep tissue massage therapy session that hurt so good! 😉 This week’s workday meals are going to be pretty tasty! Here’ what I put together: I made my cheddar… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Sept 21st {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday Sept 14th 2014 {Meal Prep}

Most of this weekend was spent at the SAF Toronto show where I hosted the event. It was such a great time! I originally planned on competing in this show but with current stomach issues I just felt it was better to focus on my health from the inside. Like I’d mentioned I had to… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Sept 14th 2014 {Meal Prep}

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Are You Listening to Your Body?

If you’ve been following my blog and media posts you’d ll know if been suffering with some digestive distress.  It’s been about 6 months now with the worst of it in June. With having celiac I’m no stranger to digestion issues but I’ve had them under control for over 10 years now.  Something I did… Continue reading Are You Listening to Your Body?

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What I Made Sunday July 13th {Meal Prep}

I got a new toy! After years of deliberation I finally bought a high end blender. I did loads of research and ended up deciding to go with the Blendtech. It took a long time to decide but the shape of the vessel was the biggest selling point. Easy to get the good stuff out!… Continue reading What I Made Sunday July 13th {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday July 6th {Meal Prep}

I had some fun in the kitchen today! I’m still working with my elimination diet protocol to try and determine if I’ve developed any new food sensitivities. I was starting to feel better and added in GF oats as well as organic dairy this past week, Not good! I felt pretty awful and am just… Continue reading What I Made Sunday July 6th {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday June 22

I hope you had a great weekend! Juan and I had guests visiting and it was their first time in Canada so we did all the proper tourist things! We parked down town and wandered to Rib fest on Sparks and Glowfest on bank, took a tour of parliament, saw the amazing views from Nepean… Continue reading What I Made Sunday June 22

fitbeauties · nutrition · workouts

The Truth About Being Fit

Being fit doesn’t just happen. It’s a result of daily choices. Choosing to do a workout, choosing not to eat an extra spoonful of almond butter, choosing water over wine, choosing to get a good night’s rest, choosing to listen to your body when it needs a break. All of these choices add up and… Continue reading The Truth About Being Fit

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Spotlight on fitbeauties: P2 Strong

fitbeauties radiate passion, strength, confidence and joy. You are genuine and influential women who are committed to living a holistically healthy, fit and balanced life. You are full of life and generously share your authentic and vibrant light always striving to love without limits. The spotlight is on Parastoo today. She and I met through… Continue reading Spotlight on fitbeauties: P2 Strong

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Spotlight on fitbeauties: ExerSusie

fitbeauties radiate passion, strength, confidence and joy. You are genuine and influential women who are committed to living a holistically healthy, fit and balanced life. You are full of life and generously share your authentic and vibrant light always striving to love without limits. Susie is most definitely a fitbeautie. She is one of the… Continue reading Spotlight on fitbeauties: ExerSusie

competing · fitbeauties · nutrition · What I made on Sunday

What I Made Sunday January 19th

Today”s meal prep was a little funny. I will be traveling this week and working in Toronto so I didn”t do my usual full prep. When I first started competing I traveled with a full cooler of a weeks worth of prepared meals in containers many a time but these days I”m much more focused… Continue reading What I Made Sunday January 19th