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I'm Katy, and I love fitness, heels, and sarcasm. I'm a momma-to-be, Health and Phys Ed teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, and lover of cheap wine. Besides chocolate, I'm fuelled by endorphins and clean eats. Join me as I kick the crap out of you with my at-home workouts and mostly make fun of myself.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Pin It Happy Halloween, peeps! Thinking about what to do with your pumpkin? Jack-o-lantern? Can't get to the gym because you're too busy eating excessive amounts of Halloween Candy?

That last one may only apply to me... but it still applies.

Grab any size pumpkin (the bigger the pumpkin, the harder this is! That's what she said.) and use it as your medicine ball!! Thanks to my sister, Emily for giving me the idea for this workout! The ideas are really endless when using the pumpkin- some even come with a handle- you could kettlebell with that sh*t! Just be aware of your valuables when swinging a big ass pumpkin in your house. And by "valuables", I mean the candy.

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Happy Halloween, peeps!

What exercise would you suggest to do with a pumpkin? Keep it clean, people.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Fashion Friday- Pregnant Models Rock.

Pin It I loved being a pregnant "model" for multiple reasons:

I got to try on beautiful designer gowns.

The bigger I was, the better.

I got my hair did and my makeup did, and didn't look like a troll.

People actually told me not to suck it in.

My pre-shoot meal consisted of a banana, some almonds... and about 8 fun-size chocolate bars.

I got to hang out with beautiful peeps.

I got to drink a mocktail.

Alright, so the last one would have been better if it was a real cocktail, but I'll settle for mock while I'm eating candy bars for two. The fabulous women at Rent Frock Repeat needed a few of us to showcase some of their beautiful holiday gowns for the November issue of Canadian Family Magazine!

How beautiful are Emily and Shelly? I resemble a big purple dinosaur, but it's all good. 
If you've never heard of Rent Frock Repeat, get ready. First of all, Kristy and Lisa, the two co-founders, are ridiculously stunning and so nice. I found myself staring at both of them on multiple occasions. I'm sure a few times I was caught- so I distracted myself by eating another candy bar. They have amazing fashion sense and carry designer names that I otherwise wouldn't even be able to touch. Ever feel that way? I go into Holt Renfrew and I feel like the salespeople are staring at me thinking, "As if, honey." And most times, they would be right.

At Rent Frock Repeat, you can rent a designer dress (think Badgley Mischka, Cynthia Rowley, Anna Sui, Pink Tartan) for a fraction of what they cost. They ship the dress (and a back-up size!!) directly to you, and when you're done, you simply put it back in the prepaid return envelope and send 'er back! I realize you may shed a few tears when sending back such beauty, but think about all the money you've saved and then go buy yourself a fab pair of earrings. I said you could.

I got to wear a GORGEOUS Greta Constantine gown for the shoot. It felt like heaven- almost like I was wearing nothing at all.

Thankfully, for the eyesight of the crew, I wasn't naked. This dress has beautiful rouching and a fabulous high slit in the front (you can't tell in the photo but it is HOT) which made me feel like Angelina Jolie when she was pregnant with Vivienne and Knox, only eighty times the size.

This was the most glamorous afternoon of my life! The point of this shoot was the show that you CAN wear amazing clothes and dresses during your pregnancy! None of the dresses shown are maternity dresses- they work for anyone. Check out Rent Frock Repeat for a peek at some beautiful dresses!

In the meantime, I'll be practicing my duck face.


Monday, 22 October 2012

Bad Ass Mutha Workout

Pin It Welcome, beautiful peeps! This is a workout I've been doing 2 to 3 times a week as I've progressed into my third trimester of pregnancy. I stopped teaching regular fitness and yoga classes at 32 weeks, and these exercises have kept me sane as the aches, pains, and discomfort has grown! 

Holy F. 
At this point in pregnancy, you are all bad ass muthas. You are a freaking champion for even thinking about working out. Thus, when you finish this workout you may always consider yourself one bad ass mutha. 

Make sure to fix your face when calling yourself bad ass.
Begin this workout with a 5 minute stationary cardio warm-up. Some examples include marching on the spot, step-touch, grapevine, and heel digs. Otherwise, put on your favourite music and MOVE! The more embarrassing, the better.

Complete this circuit three times and include a five minute cooldown (similar to your warm up). Depending how you feel, take anywhere between 10 and 30 seconds between each exercise. 

This should take you approximately 20 minutes!

Move #1: Wide Legged Squat with Row (20 each)

Begin with feet wider than shoulder width apart, and turn feet 45 degrees. Squat down keeping your back straight! 

On your way back to starting, bring your elbows as close together as you can.
Move #2: Bad Ass Mutha Plank (20 seconds)

Make sure your wrists are directly under your shoulders. Option is to drop to your knees.

Move #3: Table Top Chest Press (20 each)

Because I'll never be able to say this again, check out my cleave!
Begin with arms wider than mat-width. 

Bring chest down to the mat and push yourself back to starting. 

Move #4: Tricep Push Ups (10 each)

Begin with your hands directly under your shoulders. Look bad ass. 

Keeping your ELBOWS IN, bring your nose to the mat and press yourself back to starting position.
Repeat this circuit 3 times and then get someone to rub your feet while you tell them over and over again what a bad ass mutha you are. 

You rock. 

Friday, 19 October 2012

Fashion Friday- Stella and Dot Giveaway!

Pin It Happy Fashion Friday! I'd like to start today's post with a quote:

"A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy and Fabulous"- Coco Chanel

Now, those of us who can only be one of these two (what does "classy" mean, anyway?), being fabulous is easy when it comes to fashion- Accessories!!!!

My favourite addition to fashion accessories in the last few years has been the introduction of the statement piece: the statement necklace, ring, earring, or bracelet! The pieces that have come out have been absolutely gorgeous. I personally love a great statement piece with a seemingly casual outfit: a t-shirt and skinny jeans with a great statement necklace, for example!

Perfect skin, cheekbones, hair and makeup not included. 
I'm a believer of more is better when it comes to accessories, with a few exceptions. I love stacking bracelets (on both sides, even!), HUGE necklaces (the bigger the better... that's what she said), and to-your-collar-bone earrings. I'd suggest always rocking the bracelets, especially with a watch, and either rocking great statement earrings OR a statement necklace. People at work always tell me how dressed up I am and glamorous I look (alright... I stretched the truth on the last one a bit), but I'm certain it's mostly because of my accessories and not because I am wearing my wedding dress to work. 

There are many affordable options to add to your collection. Stella & Dot is a recent obsession of mine and I have been coveting many of their pieces as of late- mostly because I can barely fit into anything, but accessories are always the perfect size! Especially when they're huge. Here are some of the glam pieces I want to add to my collection:

Excuse my while I drool on my computer.
The necklace on the top left is what I am coveting mostly, and I love how it is paired with simple earrings!
Here are some other pieces from the line that I love!

The Bahari Necklace and my beautiful niece!

Capri Chandelier earrings in turquoise... a summer favourite! 

Oh, what's that now? You want me to give you some Stella & Dot earrings? 

Fine. How about these?

You can WIN these gorgeous Soiree Studs from Stella & Dot (retail value $26)! You can gain 3 entries by completing the following: 

+1 Like Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Jackie Rowley on Facebook- not only is Jackie stylish, fashionable, and beautiful to look at, she can get you some sweet jewels. That's the main reason we are friends. Tell her Fit In Heels sent you!
+1 On Jackie's page, post which Stella & Dot piece you'd most like to add to your collection!
+1 Share this contest in any way- your Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, etc! Please tag me (click on each link) for each way you share so I can count your entry! Please make sure your shares are public so that I can count them!

This contest will close on Monday, October 22nd so get entering! 

Check out the rest of the amazing Stella & Dot line here and get yourself some baubles!!! I'm having a trunk show until October 31st so get shopping, peeps! 

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

October is Clean Carb Month!

Pin It Whaddup, peeps! We are halfway through October and it's time we talk good carbs vs. bad carbs.

Ever since the introduction of the Atkins Diet, people have been carb-haters. It drives me crazy! Carbohydrates are your friend, and should make up most of your diet- they give you energy for the day! They allow you to move, be active, be amazing!

Some people are surprised to know that before the Atkins Diet, there was the High-Carb diet. People would eat bagels, pasta, and bread to lose weight- why? Because most carbohydrates are naturally low in fat!

To get results- whether that means losing weight, maintaining weight, becoming healthier, having more energy, decreasing body fat, etc.- it's about being PREPARED and AWARE of what you are eating. The Eat Clean Diet integrates amazing, delicous, healthy meals with great nutritional information. This month, they are focusing on Clean Carbs- a topic that has many people confused!

Good carbs include ALL fruits and ALL vegetables, in addition to other power foods like oats, beans, quinoa, whole grain breads, Ezekiel wraps, and brown rice (interesting to note- very few of these contain gluten. Gluten-free diets are gaining popularity and people tend to think this means all carbs are evil- NOT TRUE!). Check out Tosca Reno's image of other examples of good carbs!

I know what you're thinking- alcohol?? I feel you, my friends. Tell you what. I'll go this entire month without drinking any wine. And, I'll even go all of next month.

Alright, fine. So I'm pregnant. But again- eating clean is about being AWARE of what you are putting in your body. This means being cautious and cognizant of the choices you are making. If you eat bad carbs, try to limit them- have a glass of wine on Friday nights when you want to unwind. The problem with bad carbs is that they make you crave MORE bad carbs, so your willpower is constantly challenged.

A few weeks ago, we hit up the farm and went apple picking with the family! It was so fun and I came away with a HUGE haul of Power Carbs- spaghetti squash, parsnips, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, yellow zucchini, and four kinds of local apples!

Being an ambassador for the Eat Clean Diet has been extremely rewarding for me- it is a program I truly believe in and have for years- and people are always shocked to see how vibrant and delicious the Eat Clean cookbook recipes are! A lot of people believe that eating clean means eating cardboard. Not so, my friends. Eating clean is about balance- it's not all carbs, it's not no carbs. It's GOOD, CLEAN carbs. Try it not just for the month of October, but fo' life, yo! You will feel better, have more energy, and look sexy.

I'm working on the "looking sexy" part.
Here are some great Eat Clean recipes featuring clean carbs!!!
Brown Rice and Apple Stuffing
Butternut Squash, Portobello Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Hazelnut Pizza
You have a chance to win with October's Clean Carb Month- take a photo with Instagram showing how you're enjoying good, clean carbs and you could win a prize pack featuring David's Tea, Sweet Pure Honey and Oxygen Magazine!

Tell me your FAVOURITE clean carb!
This is too hard for me to pick. I lovelovelove a ton of fruit and veggies like butternut squash, apples, berries, carrots, parsnips, lettuce (to name a few), but I also love whole grain bread, wraps, brown rice, and quinoa!