What I Ate Wednesday: The Melbourne Edition

Today we were back to our regular routine after 3 great days in Melbourne! It was pretty cold, and probably not the greatest time of year to visit what is oftentimes referred to as ‘the world’s most liveable city’, but with me being gone to Canada for 5.5 weeks in July and August, and our new little one on the way in November, we figured we might not get a chance to check off this Aussie bucket list city for some time. Plus, we thought it would be fun to get away to celebrate this old girl hitting her big 3-0. read more

What My Twenties Taught Me

This is it! My last weekend as a 20-something woman. In some ways, it feels like this decade has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I remember my 20th birthday like it was yesterday. Actually, no…who am I kidding? That’s totally a lie. I actually have very foggy recollections of that particular celebration, but I suppose that’s simply indicative of all the fun we had on June 30th, ’04! 😉 read more

Fitness First & Lululemon Giveaway: We Have A Winner!

We had some amazing and inspiring responses to our contest question:

Who or what motivates YOU to stay active, eat well, and make healthy choices?

And the winner is…

Lizzie S! Congratulations! Hopefully some new Lululemon gear and your Fitness First passes will help you further achieve your goals in 2014.

Best of luck to you all in your health and fitness endeavours for the second half of 2014. Also, a very special thanks to Fitness First for their #changeforthebest campaign and partnership over that past 6 months. They are a company who isn’t afraid of making big changes to ensure health & fitness continue to stay fresh and fun for their members…definitely a great role model for us all. read more

What Motivates YOU? A Lululemon & Fitness First Giveaway!

June June Juuuuune! Despite the fact that you officially bring forth the Australian winter, I’m still happy you are in full swing. Lots to look forward to this month; I’m currently enjoying the last few weeks of my 20-something life.

Please don’t stick a fork in me yet, though. In celebration of one of my favourite months of the year, a recent two year blogging milestone here at Femme Fitale, and embracing all the changes that lie ahead for my family this year, I’ve teamed up yet again with my amazing friends at Fitness First for an exciting giveaway! Once again, I apologize to my wonderful international readers…this one is for the Aussies. read more

A Few Confessions…and a Surprise!

So, I have some confessions…

I came home from the grocery store last week with a giant bag of sour cream and chives chips. Twice.

I have been eating way too much chocolate.

And waaaaay too much bread.

’ve been napping every day.

I’ve barely been teaching Body Attack and even turned down a permanent teaching role at my gym. read more

Over Coffee [06.05.18]

Oh man, you guys! Clearly an update is in order! If it wasn’t 8:45pm, I would definitely dive into a big cup of java.

1. You’d think I would have a million and one things to ramble on about in this Over Coffee post, but the truth is, I don’t. I feel like I am SO boring lately, which may be a large part of the reason I haven’t been blogging much. read more

Body After Baby: Getting Back In Shape

I questioned whether or not I really wanted to write this post after being encouraged to do so by a few friends. Having celebrated Thomas’s first birthday two months ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about the crazy changes a woman’s body endures from pre-pregnancy to the pre-natal journey to the aftermath. Our bodies definitely get thrown for a loop, no matter how fit or healthy we are. read more

Mizuno Running Shoes {Review}

Several weeks ago, I was presented with the opportunity to visit The Athlete’s Foot where I would be fitted for a new pair of Mizuno running shoes. I am very familiar with the Japanese brand, having worn Mizuno court shoes throughout my volleyball years. They also sponsor many Canadian sports programs, particularly Team Canada Baseball. So, I was surprised to find that Mizuno is relatively new to the Australian market, despite the fact that they are one of the oldest sporting brands in the world (dating back to 1906; in comparison, Nike only dates back to the early 70s). read more

March Favourites

It’s a couple days later than I had hoped, but here it is…my March Faves!

Breakfast

Breakfast. Brunch. Brinner. It’s always been a fact that I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day. It’s a definite favourite. March was no exception, and I also believe I upped the ante. During our New Zealand trip, I did everything possible to find breakfast options wherever we went. My favourite choice/indulgence on vacation was this French toast brioche. I ended up eating a very similar meal a few days later in a completely different town because I couldn’t stop thinking about it! {I do make a healthier French toast at home, but the one from vacay- pictured below- was off the charts}. read more