It’s been a few weeks since I set my plans to get back into shape after the birth of my third child. To say it’s been an easy task would be a bold-faced lie. But it hasn’t been completely impossible, and I have found some amazing tools and resources to help me along the way. Fit 4 Two has been a much need dose of motivation and sanity during my hectic, and often sleep deprived, days.
Over the past few months I have been struggling with what kind of meals to make for myself and my two year old son. To give you a bit of perspective, I am a horrible eater and could survive on coffee and some crackers for the entire day. On the other hand, part of my bad eating habits have rubbed off on my son (who refuses to eat half the time). Also as a single parent I am not one to buy a ton of groceries just to have them in the fridge when more then half of them will probably go to waste and or won’t even get eaten just for the sake of trying to cook for one adult and one child.
It’s almost the end of January, but nowhere near the end of winter. With the Christmas fun and activities behind us, many of us are feeling trapped indoors and BORED while the stormy weather blusters outside.
The wind and rain may threaten to loom for a few more months before the sun and warmth returns to lure us outside. But that doesn’t mean that we need to stay hunkered indoors until Spring. With endless trails and unmatched natural beauty, there are hundreds of reasons to throw on your walking shoes and get some fresh air.
Being a mom changes you – your emotions, your outlook on life, your motivation, your priorities, and most definitely, your body. Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. But if you’re like me, you likely struggle with how to cope and adapt when faced with THAT MUCH change.
With the new year coming up, a lot of you are probably planning to make some major lifestyle changes or begin some strict crash diets and detoxes. Before you torture yourself, you might want to consider the fact that detoxes and strict diets have shown to be less likely to give you long lasting results! So if they are not likely to get you to where you want to be long term, what alternatives can? How do we make a realistic New Year’s resolution for lasting results?
If you haven’t been yet, High Street Shopping Centre in Abbotsford is one of the Fraser Valley’s most unique and inclusive shopping malls ever. The open-air mall combines a high-quality shopping experience with a vast selection of food venues.
While High Street is the perfect place to take care of literally all of your errands for the day, we also think it is the perfect place for a date night! Here’s why:
It’s market season here in the Fraser Valley. From now until January you are guaranteed to find some sort of Autumn or Christmas market happening throughout the Fraser Valley area. What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to check out some of the local artisans that the Fraser Valley has to offer! You might even be able to get some Christmas shopping done early this year.
Before figuring out which markets you plan on attending, there are a few things you need to know that will help make your market experience successful. We’ve come up with the top 4 things you should do before attending your first market this year!
“In America, there are two classes of travel: first-class and with children.” — Robert Benchley
For those who have traveled with toddlers (not infants), I salute you. Packing numerous peoples luggage, cleaning the home, and making a million to-do and to-pack list’s before you head off on holidays can be very overwhelming. Some may even say it’s crazy, others would say ‘brave’.