June 7, 2017

Healthy Snacks

I’m definitely a snacker! The thought of eating only 3 square meals per day slightly horrifies me. LOL!

I tend to eat about 5 meals daily and this keeps me completely satisfied.

To prevent snacking from turning into mindless eating, I try to stick to these few guidelines:

    • Keep the fridge and pantry stocked with healthy ingredients. This ensures I can quickly throw together a healthy snack and not reach for a bag of chips (Side note: If I reach for that bag of chips I will definitely eat the entire thing. It’s happened. Many times. I’m the chip monster!)
    • Watch portion sizes. As I’ve mentioned before, I track the amount of protein, carbs and fats I eat in a day. This guarantees that I’m eating a balanced diet and helps me manage my portion sizes at each meal.
    • Each snack made up of Carbohydrates, Fats & Protein. When my snacks tick off all 3 of these macro-nutrients it keeps me feeling fuller longer. However, it’s not essential. It can be difficult to ensure your sweet snacks, in particular, have protein. As long as each snack hits two of these macros I can make up the third in another meal.

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May 31, 2017

Work Wear: Fashion Meets Function

Whether we like it or not, how we dress affects not only how we are perceived by others but also how we feel about ourselves. That’s why in business, it’s so important to project the right image through your fashion.

Personally, when I take that extra bit of time in the morning to invest in myself it sets me up for success for the rest of the day. When we feel good about the image we are projecting to the world we naturally have more confidence. And confidence is vital for the business world.

Many people think that dressing professionally equals a boring and uncomfortable wardrobe. Well, I’m here to refute this misconception!
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May 24, 2017

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad

Making a good salad is a bit of an art! Honestly, it took me years of practice to graduate from salads that are simply chunks of iceberg lettuce with a few sad pieces of cucumber and tomato drenched in dressing.

Because I’m an active person, with a large appetite, salads must be filling to be considered a meal. To achieve this I strive to use a variety of vegetables with the addition of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. This salad nails all of that criteria!
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May 18, 2017

Easy Breezy Striped Dress

After taking a much needed month off to unplug and recharge, I’m excited to be back online with a fresh outlook. Stay tuned for weekly blog posts on all things style and wellness!

Now, onto the fun stuff….

Dresses are key to an effortless, put-together look! It’s one piece you can just throw on, add a few accessories and you basically have an instant outfit.
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March 31, 2017

Top Picks for Spring Trends

Now that spring has finally arrived, I’m super excited for the weather to warm up so I can sport bare shoulders and open toes on repeat.

2017 spring trends are not only stunning, but also very wearable; including classics such as stripes, mules and shift dresses. With the addition of fashion forward pieces such as bold earrings, statement sleeves and feminine ruffles.

I scoured the internet and linked four of my favorite pieces from each of spring’s hottest trends. A lot of these items will definitely be added to my wish list and hopefully yours too. 🙂
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March 24, 2017

Styling the Bomber Jacket

Spring has arrived and the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up in Calgary! Even though I’m not quite ready to pack away my winter parkas, I’m slowly adding lighter jackets into my wardrobe rotation.

One of my favorite styles of light weight jackets is the bomber. Bomber jackets are on trend for spring 2017, so what better excuse than to shop for a new one!
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March 22, 2017

3 Ways to Put Your Goals into Action

Successful goal achievement, health and fitness related or otherwise, is typically a result of mindset.

If you’re serious about reaching your goals, the trick is to break through the mental barriers.

The only person who can really stand in your way is you. So if you want it, go get it!
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March 17, 2017

How To Transition Boots Into Spring

The first day of spring is ONLY three days away! Wow, where has the time gone? Actually, it seems as though winter has dragged on for months on end yet 2017 is flying by. How is that even possible? LOL!

With spring only days away, I’m starting to think about transitioning my wardrobe between seasons and mixing winter staples with new spring pieces.

The first month of spring still tends to be quite cool, especially in the morning. Therefore, this is a great opportunity to continue wearing some of your winter classics.
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March 14, 2017

My Healthy Pantry

One of the greatest obstacles to preparing healthy meals is the perception that nutritious food is bland. Who wants to eat boring old flavorless meals? Certainly not me, I love food!

At the beginning of my quest for healthy living I struggled to figure out how to make healthy food taste good. Truth be told, I was in WAY over my head! I was attempting to learn how to cook AND create nutritious tasty meals all at the same time.

Well, after much trial and error (lot’s of error…hehe!) mixed with some creativity I figured out how to create perfectly seasoned healthy meals that are hubby approved!
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March 10, 2017

Ruffles & Cutouts

Two of the biggest trends for 2017 are Ruffles and Cutouts.

Ruffles can be seen on sleeves or necklines and along the hemlines of pants, skirts or jackets. Blouses, sweaters and dresses are popping up in stores with cutouts along the arms or shoulders and peek-a-boo slits up the sides. Even booties have cute cutouts!
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