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Meal Prep November 29th 2015

Alrighty! I’m a little late posting this because Sunday was a long day! I drove to Montreal and back to be part of the judging panel for Physique Canada, a natural bodybuilding show. Physique Canada is different than Serious About Fitness in that there are both men and women competing and the focus is more… Continue reading Meal Prep November 29th 2015

fitbeauties · Women's Health · workouts

5 Ways to Workout While Traveling

I’m a creature of habit, I like my schedule and routine. I also really enjoy my daily exercise. One of the things I’ve had to learn over the years was how to stay consistent with my training and nutrition while travelling. Some trips are easier than others to do so and that can depend on… Continue reading 5 Ways to Workout While Traveling

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Bikini & Fitness Model Competitions – My Thoughts as a SAF Judge

In just about a week I will be heading to Toronto for the Serious About Fitness September show. Not as a competitor but as a judge – a task I find almost as challenging as the stage itself. This will be my 4th time on the judging panel and it’s not a job I take… Continue reading Bikini & Fitness Model Competitions – My Thoughts as a SAF Judge

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3 Ways to Keep Your Training Effective & Interesting!

My current training program consists of 5 lifting days + 3 HIIT days.  Sometimes the lifting and HIIT are done on the same day, sometimes separate. For example I might do an upper body day consisting of back, shoulders, chest and arms in the morning followed by a set of intervals in the evening. The… Continue reading 3 Ways to Keep Your Training Effective & Interesting!

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Meal Prep Aug 16th 2015

OMG this weather! Summertime LOVE! I’ve been really trying to do any of my workouts I can outside. Hill sprints, bike rides, stairs, metabolic circuit in my back yard, whatever!   Last week’s meal did not fill me up enough! I was friggin’ hungry! More hungry than necessary. I talked about volume eating before but… Continue reading Meal Prep Aug 16th 2015

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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

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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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New GoodLife Fitness Location In Ottawa!

There’s a new GoodLife Fitness location opening this week! It’s located in the new TD Place Stadium in Lansdowne Park. 900 Exhibition Way Lansdowne Park Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3 613-238-9668 I haven’t been there yet so I’m not exactly sure where but apparently you can drop by their Presentation Centre near Gate 2 to see… Continue reading New GoodLife Fitness Location In Ottawa!

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

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Break up and Move it!

A couple weeks ago,  in this blog post, I talked about breaking up with something that’s not working for you and moving on. We all have those things in our life that are not working for us that we need to ditch. It can often be relationships that aren’t working, be it friends or lovers,… Continue reading Break up and Move it!

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Weight Training Gear – 7 fitbeauties Favourites!

Spending time in the gym everyday is something I love to do. I’ve been working out in a gym since probably 1995 and I’ve worked as a trainer in them too. I’m pretty comfortable with the equipment but it takes a little work and practice to feel that way but it’s totally doable. Most gyms… Continue reading Weight Training Gear – 7 fitbeauties Favourites!

fitbeauties · nutrition · What I made on Sunday

What I Made Sunday Oct 5th 2014 {Meal Prep}

Holy mamma that was a busy week! I spent most of today with a whole bunch of lovely beauties at the Serious About Fitness stage prep camp. It’s always such a good time. We talk about posing, hair, make up tanning, suit selection and judging criteria. If you are thinking of competing I always  highly… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Oct 5th 2014 {Meal Prep}

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What I Made Sunday Sept 28th 2014 {Meal Prep}

Hiya! I’m so hot! I mean sweaty hot. It’s so beautiful out and we don’t have our AC on since summer is officially over an all but wow it’s hot. I love it! The only problem is I used the oven for a lot of my meal prep today and it’s totally central to my… Continue reading What I Made Sunday Sept 28th 2014 {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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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 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

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I love YOU! The WHY behind what I do

I love to share great things with other people. I love to help brighten someone’s day, share a fantastic find and give compliments.  I find joy in spreading love and light and true happiness in educating and empowering women. This is why I love to share my thoughts, knowledge and why I love to coach. We each… Continue reading I love YOU! The WHY behind what I do

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Product Review: Gewol Extra Care Footcream

Gewol brand  has been around for ages. Like since 1868! It’s from Germany and was developed by a pharmacist for local farmers and alpine hikers who were suffering from painful cracked feet from cold and hard work. Now you see it most often used by aesthticians in cabin. I think it was the first footcare… Continue reading Product Review: Gewol Extra Care Footcream

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Your Destination Wedding. Are you bringing your own Photographer & Makeup Artist?

Every year my hubby (Juan Manuel Garcia) and I book several destination weddings. Most of you know he’s a photographer; his company is Avenida Garcia Photography (which in Spanish means Garcia Avenue 😉 Juan is originally from Argentina and has worked as a photographer all over the world. He spent almost 3 years in the… Continue reading Your Destination Wedding. Are you bringing your own Photographer & Makeup Artist?