Lighter Side: While The Cat’s Away

“Did you just giggle? Really?” I groan as I make my way through a third set of rather more heavily...

Lighter Side: We All Do It

I just lovelovelove people watching at the gym. There’s a certain voyeuristic satisfaction in it at worst, and at best...

Lighter Side: Mirror, Mirror On The Gym Wall

I like the mirror on the west wall at my gym… not that nasty one that runs the entire length...

Lighter Side: Holidays and Self Control Do Not Get Along

I must confess that I’ve stolen the title of this article. We had a brief conversation around our Canadian Thanksgiving about holiday eating and...

Lighter Side: STARTING TODAY

“I’m going to go to the gym EVERY SINGLE DAY” “I’m WILL perform “Single Ladies” on Karaoke night.” “I’m finally going to...

Lighter Side: A Postcard Christmas

I grew up in a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting. Sounds strange I know, but I truly did. You see I...

Lighter Side: Thirty Days to Bikini Body

A friend and I were recently discussing the upcoming holiday season. We were patting ourselves on the back for being...

Lighter Side: Do The Math

My husband does not like lower body work. His face contorts into a grimace every time I describe a lower...

Lighter Side: Dance To The Beat

I was on the treadmill the other day, music blaring through my earbuds, the beat keeping me moving at a...

Lighter Side: Balance… At the Gym and In Life

A trainer I worked out with several years ago once said to me, “You know you derive the same benefits...

Lighter Side: On Not Allowing History to Repeat Itself

“I want you to add a fifth small meal to your day.” My trainer told me one day recently. I...

Lighter Side: Learn Something New Every Day

I recently learned a new word; vacuuming. I suppose I should point out that it’s not really a new word...

Lighter Side: Pardon the Cliche

I watched a movie recently in which one line made me howl with laughter – “I regret my whole life.” The...

Lighter Side: Sixty Eight Days To A Bikini Body

Those of you who have been reading my column since I started writing for FitnessVolt.com will already be aware of...

Lighter Side: If Only We Ran Like Kids

Several years ago I was walking to the school ground with my then four-year old daughter. Jessie skipped happily along...

Lighter Side: Halloween – Not Just About the Candy

Okay so I’m probably dating myself a little bit here, but my favourite Halloween costume EVER was when I was...

Lighter Side: Why We Fall Off the Treadmill

A friend and I were recently discussing our coinciding period of exceedingly high motivation and determination. We were both beaming...

Lighter Side: I Eat So Much Chicken, I’m Starting to Grow...

My husband loves to cook. Yeah, yeah, I know… I’m sooooo lucky! He is also naturally lean and loves decadent,...

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