Kicking Off 2020 with my Fitbit

Happy 2020!

How is it the beginning of a new decade!? Where did the last 10 years go?! As you get older, it just seems that time goes by faster and faster. I’ve been meaning to listen to Stuff You Should Know’s “Short Stuff: Why Does Time Speed Up As You Age?” podcast, maybe there’s a scientific reason why we feel this way the older we get?

My wedding is next year so this year I really want to take the time to focus on self-care. The fiancĂ© got a Fitbit and that motivated me to get one too so that I can keep track of my eating habits, water intake, the amount of exercise and sleep that I’m getting each week. The first Fitbit product that I started using wasn’t actually the tracker but the Aria Air scale. It gave me the hard facts and I knew it was just the right kick in the butt to get me back into a healthy lifestyle. I hop on it every morning to get a pulse on where I’m at with my weight before I start my day. I’m not super focused on my weight or the calorie count but overall I do want to be more conscious and try to get my calorie in and out to be balanced and keep track of the progress I’m making. It has definitely motivated me to hit the gym more and I’ve been feeling great!

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I thought about it for quite some time on which Fitbit would best suit my lifestyle and ended up getting the Inspire HR. This tracker along with the Fitbit app gives me motivation, just the right notifications and tracks everything in one place. Having a band that looks proportionate to my wrist was also important for me. I didn’t want anything too clunky as that may deter me from wanting to wear it. I’m so happy that I got the Inspire, it’s sleek and doesn’t feel like it gets in the way throughout the day or when I’m sleeping.

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Natural Deodorant with Kaia Naturals

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Hi everyone! Hope you’ve been having a great weekend while enjoying the warmer weather in Toronto.

Sometime last year I began looking for a natural deodorant because I felt that I was ready for the transition. I’ve always struggled with eczema and hypersensitive skin that lead me to developing different allergies and sensitivities over the years. As I got older, I began paying more attention to my health and how my skin reacted to different products. Although I didn’t get a visible allergic reaction to the previous deodorants that I used, I started to learn more about the health implications of parabens, aluminum and other harmful ingredients contained in personal care products. When I began researching for natural deodorants, most of them came with a heavy price tag but I took the plunge and found one that had great reviews to try. I’m not going to lie, it took a bit of time for my body to get used to it at first. It went through a “detox” period that was not pretty. But after giving it a few months, my underarm pores felt like they were unclogging. If you’re looking for one to try, this is a great one! There are more and more natural deodorants out in the market now but this one got my attention because of the dark grey colour from the bamboo charcoal. It’s an ingredient that pulls out all of the toxins but the colour doesn’t transfer so no need to worry about that! I love the two different scents that I tried. The lime mint smells fresh, great for day-to-day and when I’m working out while the cold-pressed rose has a light floral scent that also compliments the perfume that I use when going out.

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