Move More #GoodForYou

Nancy with Specialized vita bikeIt’s back to business after December’s holiday indulgences.

I haven’t been to Newfoundland in a year, so when I flew home to visit my mom, my belly was very happy with eating her home cooked meals, and getting invited out to all my friends and families places. So good! I miss all the socialization in Newfoundland due to the life-long friendships I have back there.

I don’t always make resolutions at the start of the year. But this past year I spent a lot of my time at my desk or being sedentary. I plan to change that this year with jumping back into the swing of things with a routine and schedule in place. That means more weekly yoga trips, more bouldering and definitely more group workout classes. I just want to move!

I’m probably not alone. A common resolution for many people is to get fit, and hit the gym. I know the regulars are going to moan and groan about the new-comers. But some of those new people joining your gym could easily become regulars or even a workout pal of yours in the future if you reach out to them. So don’t knock’em.

For some people, work and travel can also get into their normal routine of doing what’s good for them. I know this is true for me. I didn’t always make the best food choices while home in Newfoundland, didn’t hydrate like I normally do, and I certainly didn’t exercise enough

That being said I’m not huge into attending a regular gym to do my own workouts. I prefer group yoga, or like I said group workouts similar to CrossFit or fit36. And bouldering….Oh I’ve missed it terribly. In preparation I’ve already trimmed down all my nails to drive over and get a nice climb in.

So my question for you guys, do you have a word of the year (like me: “move”), or a resolution set for yourselves? To enter for a chance to win, post your New Year’s Resolution for 2017 with a photo that shows off what it is. Include #GoodForYou and #ComfortInn (in a tweet or Instagram post) and follow @spiffykerms on Instagram/Twitter.

1 winner will be selected to win this grand prize:

  • Pro-Maxima – treadmill!!! Just like the kind you can find at Comfort Inn and Comfort Suits hotel gyms.
  • One year’s supply of Glaceau Smart Water by Coca Cola (52 cases)
  • Gym in a Bag by Hotel Fitness
Rules:
  • Must be 18+ to enter
  • Open to US + Canadian residents
  • Must be following @spiffykerms (on Instagram/Twitter)
  • Post must include #GoodForYou and #ComfortInn
  • Post must include a photo that shows off your resolution in some way
  • Post must be on Instagram or Twitter
  • Profile must be public until the end of the contest

Once you have posted on Instagram or Twitter, you must fill out this form so I can document your e-mails to select a winner! Contest is open to both Canadian and US residents. Posts will only be considered on social media (as it’s not a random drawing but involves effort on your part). So, get started! This contest closes January 31, 2017.

This blog post is sponsored by Choice Hotels to celebrate its Comfort® brand hotels is now the larges brand to go 100% smoke free in the US and Canada (important to me as I have mild asthma and weird hives going on!). Choice Hotels has resolved to be smoke free as part of its efforts to make your stay #GoodForYou, along with healthy breakfast items and fitness facilities. Check it out here.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.

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My Christmas outfit

My-christmas-outfitThis year I have curated my wardrobe more than ever. When I open my closet and look in, I’m happy with what I have. On occasion I feel the need to run to Forever 21 and see what new basics they have (anything grey or baby pink I’m lusting over). But honestly, I’m content. It’s a nice feeling. Anything I grab out of the closet, I enjoy wearing.

The essential foundation in my wardrobe at the moment (and more specifically this time of year) is a grey sweater. I’m pretty sure i have three of them right now, and each vary in colour. One is a deep charcoal, the other a huge oversized cowl neck cozy knit, and the other is a flowy mock-neck long sleeved and flattering on my figure.

It’s all so comfortable and effortless. Like this outfit that I wore to my friends house — except this sweater is clearly not my favourite grey colour haha. Christmas-outfit

Sweater| Joe Fresh (last year)
Jeans| Zara
Purse| Fossil (my co-workers from Canada gave it to me when I was leaving for California)
Flats| Charlotte Russe

You know you have a great friend when she allows you to wear not only shoes in her house, but insists on you putting your shoes on her couch for a cool photo opp. I love it! My shoes were clean, I promise. I rarely wear these red flats outside (because they’re from Charlotte Russe and I don’t want them to fall apart).Christmas-OOTD

Elisabeth and I had no itinerary or commitments that day, only catching up and enjoying each other’s company lounging around at her place and me playing with my Dior makeup (this is a lipstick from the 2015 Christmas collection). Applying-lipstick

This will be the first Christmas without my Father since his passing. No doubt be a different one with my Mom in her new place, but we will make new memories and… she has a fireplace, so I approve.

I will be back to the blog in the New Year. Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friends.Footer-img

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Merry Christmas Love Alfie

Merry-Christmas-Love-AlfieAlfie got a surprise parcel in the mail this month, and it was an adorable Christmas scarf. I still wanted to include his Santa-looking outfit (which is technically his Canadian winter coat from Canada Pooch a few years back. So, ya got the best of both worlds!

Tomorrow will be my last blog-day of the year (a cozy looking OOTD), and after that I’ll chat to you in 2017! Until then, oggle at some adorable photos of our little guy…

Alfie-paw

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Alfie-yawn

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Alfie-Santa

 

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