As summer drew to a close a few weeks ago, Fall is upon us.  I have to admit it is my favourite season of the year.  The jeans, sweaters, vests, boots, scarves and hats all make their way out of the closets they have been hiding in all winter.  There is nothing like walking with the cool breeze enveloping you as you hold a warm latte in your hands.  Someone I follow on Instagram last week posted that there were 8 Fridays (last Friday) left in the year and if you lost a pound a week you’d be down 8 pounds before 2016.  How does that sound?  It actually sounded great to me but I started my journey in July when we joined  a brand new gym that opened in the area.  I have to say this is more than a gym, it is an experience.  As I type this I’m sitting in the Life Cafe.  I can see people checking in with their gym bags getting ready to hit the weights, machines, work out with their trainers, etc.  There are also some people who are here just to use the pool.  I’m bummed that the outdoor pool has closed for the season but here is a peak of what it looked like during the summer.

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Then there is the Life Spa that has pretty much everything you’re looking for: hair, nails, massages, facials, etc.  I’ve had a couple of blow outs and my eyebrows threaded and highly recommend it.  The best part of this club for me is the Kid’s Academy.  It is where the little miss goes while mommy is doing any/all of these things.  She is checked in to a safe environment full of caring people who know what makes her tick and how to keep her entertained for a couple of hours a day.  I’m not going to lie, that is the main reason why we joined the club.  The Kid’s Academy sold me.  The individuals who work here are qualified to be with little ones and have their safety in mind.  There are multiple check in, and more importantly, check out, features.  I can honestly say as a first time mom I feel very comfortable leaving her in their care.

One thing I’ve realized in this entire process is that a healthy mom makes for a healthy family.  We’re the glue holding all of this together so we need to have our A game in place.  It always drove me crazy when people would say to me that I needed to lose weight to be healthier.  Honestly, I don’t know how I could be healthier than I am.  If I choose to lose weight it won’t be to make you feel better about how you look at me.  It’ll be because I want to and have set it as a goal for myself.  I honestly don’t care what most people think of me.  That is what it means to be comfortable in your own skin.  It doesn’t matter what the general population thinks…I’ve had this mindset a very long time.  Now that the rant is over, I’m happy to say that I’ve been working hard every week.  I have a birthday coming up next month and some goals set to hit before that.  I look forward to telling you all about it in the coming weeks.

If you want to find out more information about the Life Time Athletics experience click here.

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A little ditty about Jack and Diane...no really in all seriousness I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I'm a Greek-American, who has transplanted in Canada. As a first time mom I'm sharing some things as I go along.

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