www.bangsandabun.com https://www.bangsandabun.com Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Transformation in More Ways Than One https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/06/a-true-transformation/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/06/a-true-transformation/#comments Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:30:38 +0000 https://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6838 Back in May, I started a six week training program with personal trainer, Dan Chapman. I needed a new challenge – it seemed like I’d just been teaching spin and doing nothing else for ages. I wanted to get stronger but had no idea where to start or how to go about it. Considering I...

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Food, Exercise and Finding Balance https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/food-exercise-balance/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/food-exercise-balance/#comments Mon, 29 May 2017 14:56:14 +0000 https://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6832 Food has always been an issue for me. I’ve had a problematic relationship with it for as long as I can remember. I’ve been an insanely picky eater since I was a child and I just never grew out of it. I wrote a big feature about it for ELLE last year which kick started...

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Do I Intimidate You? https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/do-i-intimidate-you/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/do-i-intimidate-you/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 18:25:57 +0000 https://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6826 As women, we’re living in a time where we’re told to lean in, take our seat at the table and speak up. You hear all that and it makes you feel all HELL YEAH, but the reality is, putting it into practice makes people pretty uncomfortable. I think those who know me would most definitely...

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Operation: Get Me Stronger https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/operation-get-stronger/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/05/operation-get-stronger/#comments Wed, 10 May 2017 09:35:24 +0000 https://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6821 For someone who works in fitness, I don’t often take care of my body too well. I batter it every day with workouts, don’t spend as much time stretching as I should and probably don’t get enough rest. Though logically, I know that’s not great, somehow I just get used to pushing those limits. And...

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On Grieving https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/04/on-grieving/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/04/on-grieving/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:53:38 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6815 It’s coming up to six months since my pup, Stringer Bell, passed away. To know me is to know how utterly besotted I was with that little nutcase. The three months between his lymphoma diagnosis to his passing were three of the hardest I’ve had, but the levels of the grief I’ve felt since his...

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Oh Blogging, Where Art Thou? https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/03/oh-blogging-art-thou/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/03/oh-blogging-art-thou/#comments Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:24:26 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6809 November will mark the 10th anniversary of this blog. Ten frikkin’ years. What a ride. When I started Bangs & a Bun, in a freezing cold bedroom in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, no way could I have dreamed up where it has taken me. Back in ’07, blogging was yet to really become a thing....

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I Fell Out of Love With Running & It Feels Great https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/03/fell-love-running-feels-great/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/03/fell-love-running-feels-great/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6804 I had a steady five year long love affair with running. Well, it wasn’t all love, if I’m being all the way honest. It started with a pretty intense hatred, downgraded to mild annoyance and after an epiphany or two, got elevated to euphoria and general runner-love smugness. I ran most mornings at 5am, did...

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How to Be Happy https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/01/how-to-be-happy/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2017/01/how-to-be-happy/#comments Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:08:41 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6799 Last week was Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, so I was invited to speak on a panel about happiness put together by ELLE Magazine. In the social media age, we all curate our timelines to show the very best of our lives. We have excellently composed highlight reels, editing out...

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Stringer Bell. April 16th 2013 – October 31st 2016 https://www.bangsandabun.com/2016/11/stringer-bell-april-16th-2013-october-31st-2016/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2016/11/stringer-bell-april-16th-2013-october-31st-2016/#comments Sat, 12 Nov 2016 19:39:38 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6221 Two weeks ago, I said goodbye to my beloved pup, Stringer Bell. Back in July, he was diagnosed with advanced lymphoma and given two months to live. I knew the moment was coming, but even if they’d given him 10 years, I don’t think I’d have been ready to say goodbye. To say I adored...

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A Letter To the Fitness Industry https://www.bangsandabun.com/2016/10/letter-fitness-industry/ https://www.bangsandabun.com/2016/10/letter-fitness-industry/#comments Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:58:43 +0000 http://www.bangsandabun.com/?p=6215 Back in ’09, I took my first steps into leaving my couch potato life behind. I boxed, then I started running. I felt amazing, I tweeted about it and shouted it from the rooftops. This was pre-Instagram, pre-hashtag-fit-fam etc. There were no daily pictures with captions detailing my start weight and goal weight (mainly ’cause...

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