What keeps me inspired?

I have a big ol’ sweet tooth that everyone knows about. In order to have a few sweet treat indulgences I need to keep working out! Haha. It’s the honest truth. 

Also, working out isn’t just for fitness for me, though that of course plays a huge factor, keeping healthy and active. But it’s a big social part of my life. I’ve established some great 10+ year long relationships with friends that I met through climbing, running groups and now CrossFit.

Here’s Kerry & I, we both attended a wedding in Newfoundland over thanksgiving. Kerry is one of my long-time climbing friends. I don’t know how many years we’ve known each other. But I’m going to go with over 9 years?!

Old photo of Trev & myself at one of his birthdays at the climbing gym no less. My best bud (who I met semi-through climbing, semi-through friends) for 12+ years!

I’ve even taken new friends to the climbing gym with me. Hi Steph, miss you! She’s in Zimbabwe right now and gets back next month.

I always need to remember “You’re only one workout from a good mood”. So true! Working out also keeps me much more alert and I really do have much more energy when I work out throughout the week, than on those weeks where I skip.

It doesn’t hurt that I have a boyfriend that works out (even more!) than I do – so I almost get a sense of regret if I don’t work out as often as I had planned. Seeing him strive, reach his goals through hard work really pushes me to be a better person in life. Stay motivated, and to stay on track. 

How do you stay inspired and motivated?

I wrote this blog post to share with you all as I am part of the Sport Chek’s #MyBetter campaign.I hope it inspires some of you to reach your goals. Go get’m tiger! Stay inspired. Stay motivated.

This is not a sponsored post.

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  1. I’m with you on all of the above reasons!! I also have exercise guilt when I skip. Not for planned rest days, just days I planned to do something. I always know working out will make me feel better both mentally and physically, so I always try to remember that whenever I’m considering skipping a workout. Loved this post!

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  2. How yummy does that candy look! I have a huge sweet tooth too, and I’ve been doing zumba when the kids go to bed… so I can sneak some here and there since I’m finally losing my baby weight and can :P heh.

    I think I’d be too scared to go climbing, I have a thing with heights. I’m not scared of them, but I just don’t know. I know you are strapped and all that, it looks fun I just am not sure I have the stomach for it!

  3. Interesting post on how to stay fit and still not stop your sugar cravings. However climbing is certainly not my forte but I think I should give it a shot for some adventure. I am a person who hits the gym as I have a work schedule that has some constraints.
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