Elisabeth Ricarda
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I'm Not Where I Thought I'd Be

I’m not where I thought I’d be. Like a lot of women, I assumed that by the time I turned 30, I’d have the perfect husband, the perfect home, 2 perfect little kids, and - of course - the perfect job. I was sure I’d have it all together, and naturally be healthy and in fantastic shape to boot. Ha! Read More

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5 Non-Scale Victories to Celebrate Right Now

Mid-January is a tough time for a lot of people. In most of the northern hemisphere the weather is dark and grey, holiday bills are starting to roll in, and on top of that, you feel like you’re not making any progress on your weight loss journey. It’s been two weeks! Shouldn’t I have lost at least a few pounds by now? Not necessarily. Read More

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Self Care Through the Holidays

Last year I wrote a blog post on staying healthy throughout the holidays. This year, I want to focus on something that often gets lost, even if you’re eating healthy foods and hitting the gym in December: self care. Read More

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What I've Learned About Wellness from the Moroccans

In my 10 days here, I’ve gotten a glimpse into everyday life for Moroccans. I’ve seen colourful and chaotic markets, families riding donkeys along the side of the road, and men languishing in the afternoon sun for hours, with a cup of mint tea and a cigarette. Of course smoking isn’t healthy, but in a lot of ways the Moroccans seem to be ahead of North Americans when it comes to overall wellbeing. A few things have stood out for me, and I’ll likely be implementing them in my own life once I’m back home. Read More

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Looking for Consistency in your Health Routine? Read This.

Ever feel like you’ve made a bunch of progress on your fitness goals, and then to celebrate, you binged on margaritas and queso? You’re not alone. It’s common as humans to swing back and forth on our health goals, feeling frustrated and inconsistent. Take a deep breath, know that it’s normal and totally okay, and keep reading! Fall is an important time to keep your health goals in mind, as it’s the lead-up to the holiday season, and the extra mindfulness will help you make it through the changing seasons. Read More

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What I've Learned about Body Image from Working at lululemon

I recently took on a management position at an awesome location in Houston, Texas. It’s a perfect parallel to my health coaching practice, and it’s provided great opportunities to get out of my comfort zone, learn new things, and build community. It’s also given me a lot of insight into how women feel about their bodies, especially when trying on clothes. Read More

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What's in Season this Spring

Hello May! Houston has been deluged by flooding rains these past few weeks, but hopefully things will settle down and brighten up soon. Spring is one of my favourite times of year, probably because it follows the long, cold winter, and brings with it new life and new opportunities. I love the feeling of expanding my own potential in the spring, and coming out of my cocoon, so to speak. Read More

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Why I'll (Probably) Never Do Whole30 Again

I’m wrapping up my Whole30 this weekend, and if I’m being honest, I’m so glad it’s coming to an end. Read More

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A Man's Perspective on Aging, Fear, and Letting Go

Elisabeth has asked me to write a guest blog post again this week. We quite often discuss our unique perspective on the U.S.A., being from a neighbouring country and all. Though some of you might think that Canada is just America-but-north (North?)... well, you'd be wrong - for reasons I’ll get into later. Read More

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Why Is My Man Losing Weight Faster Than I Am?!

Jason and I both started our first Whole30 on Monday. It’s been seven full days, and I’ve noticed mood swings, cravings, fatigue, and even flu-like symptoms. What I haven’t noticed? Washboard abs, boundless energy, and all the good things that (eventually) come with making healthier choices. As for Jason? Well, he’s voiced a few cravings here and there, but overall he’s feeling good and looking leaner (already!). What gives?! Read More

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