Posts in Fitness
My Relationship with Food

I love food.

I love to eat. I love to go out for dinner with my husband. I love nothing more than a plate full of spaghetti and meatballs. I grew up eating rich, carb loaded, delicious meals. They included the trifecta; a protein, a carb, and a vegetable. Except on pasta night. On pasta night there was only a heaping plateful of pasta and 3 meatballs per person. Every meal made my stomach and heart swell with comfort. Apres dinner - even if I didn’t think I could stomach another bite, I would find something to snack on. Cookies, cake, or muffins were a sweet treat that would ensure sweet dreams.   

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How I Get Sh*t Done: Catherine McWade

Meet Catherine McWade! After trying every fad diet in the book in university, Catherine wanted to try something completely different. So she tried a 30-day fitness challenge where she was introduced to group training with qualified coaches. Through this empowering community, Catherine decided she wanted to become one of those coaches too! Now a qualified, knowledge trainer, Catherine is always seeking to discover how human performance and daily life can be elevated through fitness and nutrition! This week, on HIGSD, we sat down with her to discuss everything from why she got into intuitive nutrition to her love for wine!

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This Is The Secret Sauce Of Weight Loss

Wanna know the TRUE secret sauce to achieving long-term weight loss?

I’ll tell you now - it’s not a particular program or supplement or type of exercise. It’s not doing X amount of cardio, or eating X amount of calories per day. After struggling to lose weight for my entire teenage years, I learned that the secret sauce to achieving long-term weight loss truly comes down to one core belief.

Are you ready for it?

“I train because I LOVE my body, not because I hate it.”

There’s a big difference there. (And I say this because I’ve been at both ends of the spectrum.)

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Stretching – What you need to know!

What’s happening everyone? I’ll tell you what – we are finally into warmer springtime weather and you know what that means? We can finally emerge from hibernation to take more of our activities outdoors! And I want to make sure that you stay in top form all (spring and summer) season long injury-free! On that note, today we are going to talk stretching. I’m going to break it down for you, so pay attention.

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3 Important Lessons from an Injury

I had the weirdest injury happen to me last month. One week, on the Monday, I went indoor rock climbing for the first time. I was definitely on an adrenaline rush as I was facing my fear of heights. I even slipped once, which was scary but I quickly realized that I was well sustained by the gear. Then, on Tuesday, I went for my usual run up and down stairs. Everything went well and I felt like I was getting stronger. I was slowly preparing to run 10km at the end of the month and needed to get back into shape. Next thing I know, on the Wednesday, I wake up with a swollen and painful ankle. What happened? I thought it might be muscular because of the climbing. At first, I did not worry about it so much. After two days, it was better so I decided to go for a run. Although it was not painful during the run, it swelled up much more after. Oops. 

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