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A Healthy Medium

Kingston, Canada
I'm a 26 year old female living in Kingston, Ontario. I have a strong interest in weight lifting, fitness, and overall health. Originally from the east coast, I graduated with a BA in Psychology with Honours and a MSc in Health Promotion, and now work full-time in health promotion. This blog... Full Bio
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No Equipment Needed Workout by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training It was made even more awesome by my discovery of the Songza app - it creates a playlist for you based on time of day and what activity you're doing, so I had a good work ... Read on »
Race Recap by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   Time for a long over due recap of the two races I completed! The first one that I did was the Run For Your Lives Race on September 22 just north of Toronto. This was ... Read on »
Sweat Every Day by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training The other night I was doing my usual rush out the door to head to the gym: change into gym clothes, grab water bottle, grab iPod, grab cell phone, grab gym ID....no gym ID. ... Read on »
10 Minute Oats by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I know that everyone and their mom in the health/fitness blogosphere has posted their version of the classic Overnight Oats recipe. As someone who eats oats for breakfast 80 ... Read on »
Lunchtime Workout by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I don't usually do circuit-style workouts when I do upper body weight lifting, so this was an interesting change of pace and kept my heart rate up. Including a brie ... Read on »
Ready to Run by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training  It can be so easy to let all those little extraneous factors have an influence on what it is you want your life to be about, and it can be tempting to not just give ... Read on »
Getting Over Fears by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   I think the topic of this post is an important one, considering that it's common and isn't often discussed. It's the initial fear of getting into weight lifting. ... Read on »
A New Workout Tool by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training I'm very excited because I bought myself my first sandbag! I got the middle one so that I'd have room to increase weight when needed Sometimes I do workouts at home so ... Read on »
Leaving it at the Gym by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training One thing I have been grateful for lately: leaving life at the gym. As in, taking everything that's been shitty and stressful in my life, and leaving it at all behind after ... Read on »
Summer Eats by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Oh hi there! Well, if it's not one thing, it's another. The past week I have been busy with packing, moving, and unpacking. Still getting settled into my new place, and of c ... Read on »
And I'm Back by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training For a good two weeks I had not a whole lot going on in the fitness department, from completely losing my motivation to a nice little run-in (or two) of antibiotics. But I'm ... Read on »
One of Those Days by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training Yup, it’s just been one of those days, or weeks actually. Where I just need to eat a giant bowl of froyo: mmmmm cake batter frozen yogurt with chocolate chips, ch ... Read on »
Halfway There by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   When I first registered for Tough Mudder, I had about 12 weeks to prepare. I'm now almost halfway in, and have about 6 weeks until Tough Mudder. Crazy! Surprisingly, ... Read on »
Watson’s 3rd Birthday by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   Happy birthday Watson! Watson turns 3 today :D He got a big bone to celebrate. I can’t believe that when I got him almost 3 years ago he looked like this: ... Read on »
You don’t look a day over 130 by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   Happy Canada Day weekend! Canada turns 145 today :D I must say, I’ve been having a pretty indulgent long weekend. The one thing that sucks about this long week ... Read on »
A Little Bit Stuck by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   YESSS. I totally PRed and hit 225lbs with my deadlift!!!! HA. Just kidding. That belongs to buddy next to me. Here’s mine: I’ve been stuck at 1 ... Read on »
Some Good Eats by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   I always love when my favorite blogs share pictures of the food they have been enjoying – it’s great for inspiration when it comes to preparing my own healthy meals. ... Read on »
TRXin’ from a Tree by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   If you’re a TRX fan like I am, I have a great workout for you. It’s hot out today and I didn’t feel like being stuck in the gym, so I grabbed my TRX, my jump rope, a ... Read on »
Changes by A Healthy Medium Posted in: Blog Posts in Strength Training   Unfortunately, I was super busy in TO and did not have a chance to post. A few times I didn’t even get a chance to eat and had to rely on far more of those Starbucks ... Read on »