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Happy Thanksgiving!


Hello, just want to take a brief moment to wish all of my fellow Americans a happy Thanksgiving.  Even though we live in Toronto we celebrate American Thanksgiving. My dad is visiting and I am spending most of the day in kitchen as most of you all are.  Remember to enjoy yourself today and not worry about the calories.

Have a great time with family and friends.  I will probably go for a walk after eating.  That usually makes me feel better. If the weather is not cooperating where you are, you could do the walking workout below from Jessica Smith.

It’s a short workout.  Maybe do it two times through or after each helping of food. LOL  I love that we can now take workouts with us wherever we go without having to bring a bunch of DVDs.

I’ll be back at it tomorrow with this workout!

Once again happy Thanksgiving and let me know what your fitness plans are for turkey day and beyond.

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Ozeri Total Body Scale

Ozeri 2


I was asked by Moderna Housewares LLC to try out one of their products.  I decided to try the Total Body Scale.  I haven’t had a scale in my home for well over a year.  I’ve been keeping track of my weight by the way my clothes fit and body measurements.

The scale is the Ozeri Touch II.  The scale a total body scale which means it not only tells your weight but also calculates your fat ratio, water ratio, muscle mass and bone mass.

The scale is very easy to use.  First you program the memory profile.  You can put in up to eight profiles.  The profile includes age and height.  If you perform at least 14 hours of physical activity like me, you would choose female athlete. The scale can hold up to 440 pounds.

Ozeri 1


Step on the scale to get your weight.  Stay on and it will flash the fat ratio, water ratio, muscle mass and bone mass.  I think it’s more accurate to use this scale than to depend on BMI.

It also has a Tare mode that can be used to weigh something you can carry, like an infant or luggage. I highly recommend the Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale and will be using it weekly to keep track of my weight.

To find out more about the Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale and Ozeri’s other products, please go to http://www.ozeri.com/.

Disclaimer:  I received a free Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale from Moderna Housewares LLC in exchange for a honest review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. I received no monetary compensation for my review.

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Happy Fall

Happy First Day of Fall!

Happy Fall
First blog post of fall 2015


Love, love, love this time of year! Happy first day of fall everyone!

I just wanted to say hello and yes it has been a couple of months since I posted anything, but I have been really busy.  After we moved to the new house we spent six weeks in Chicago.  Then when we came back to Toronto we had to get the kids ready for going back to school.

So what have I been doing for the past two months?!  I ate everything I wanted in Chicago and didn’t work out.  You heard me right.  I ate a lot of food and didn’t work out.  And do you know what happened?  I lost five pounds!  Don’t ask me how that happened, I don’t have a clue. Below are just some of the foods I ate in Chicago.

Food at the Promontory



Batter and Berries Food

I do want to get back to working out and eating better.  It has been a challenge to get back on track. I decided to start slowly and joined Fitness With PJ’s 21 Day Fitness Makeover Plan.   She will provide the participants with workouts, recipes and tips.

That’s it for now.  I hope to be better with the updates now that life has slowed down a bit.

How are you celebrating fall?!  Do you have some favorite fall rituals or recipes to share?!


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I’m Finally Back!!!

These past few weeks have been crazy busy, getting the new house unpacked and now we’re getting ready for our trip to Chicago.  I wanted to just stop for a minute and give you an update.

I’ve been working out steadily, almost every day.  I’ve started another round of the Fitness Blender Abs Program and added the Fitness Blender Booty Program.  I really like that you can just add the programs directly to the calender on their website.  So you know exactly what workouts to do that day. We will be staying with my mom and I don’t think she has any heavy dumbbells. So, I’m thinking of getting the Fitness Blender Bodyweight Program to do while we’re there.

I think I’m ready for Chicago.  I tried a few things on that were a little tight a couple of months ago.  They fit a bit better.   I’m still struggling with my diet and I have a feeling it won’t get any better in Chicago, but I will try not to overeat.

I will make sure to update this blog while I’m in Chicago. I hope you all have a great summer!

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