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Beautiful Hair – Because Even Tomboys Like To Look Pretty!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here! Sorry for the lack of activity guys, sports can keep a girl busy, but summer-time is drawing to a close, so hopefully I’ll have a bit more time to post on my blog – that is, until the skiing season starts!

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about hair. Why hair? Well, some people seem to think that because I’m into sports, I don’t really care about how I look, especially when it comes to my hair. For some reason they get the impression that all I know how to wear are ponytails and buns (not that there’s anything wrong with that – there are some beautiful ponytail and bun styles out there!). cute braided hairstyles

But they really couldn’t be more wrong. Despite the fact that I am a fan of the “girl next door” look a lot of the time, I also like to get dolled up every now and then.

From braids to buns and everything in between, I love trying new hairstyles. Unfortunately, because I tend to hang out with girls who are less-than-concerned about how they look, it can be hard to get really inspired with new ideas from my friends.

That’s why I’m so grateful for social media like Pinterest and Instagram for giving me my daily dose of inspiration! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried a new look based on a quick search on Pinterest or something that pops up in my Instagram feed.

In particular, one Instagram page I’ve started following recently is Meraki Hair. I was doing a hashtag search for new braid ideas and found one of their popular posts. Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan. Every day they post at least 1 or 2 new pictures from IG celebrities, and they always seem to pick the cutest styles.

Meraki’s blog page has lots of inspirational hair videos, posts, and links to their Instagram page that now has almost a hundred inspiring pics.

What’s even better is that now that I’ve started following the company’s updates on social media, I’ve found out that it looks like Meraki is going to start selling hair accessories soon. If they’re anything like some of the accessories featured in the pictures on their Instagram page, I’m excited to say the least!

Want to know which style I’m trying out next? Check out this cute seashell braid that I found on their page. I don’t know if I’ve got the skills to recreate this style, but I sure am going to try!

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I’d love to hear the latest hairstyles you guys are trying out, so post a picture in the comments and let me know!

Talk soon guys!

Everybody Needs a Good Breakfast


It doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete or an accountant, you still have to eat in order to get energy. The most important meal of the day is your breakfast, and the quality of your diet will affect your life no matter what you do. We talked to some of the best personal trainers in Toronto together with the trainers at Best Personal Training Whitby and the story they told us was the same we heard from the Oshawa in-home personal trainers. And that was: getting a good breakfast will give you energy for an entire day and eating good early in the morning will decrease the chance of overeating later in the day.

fit2Oatmeal – some people don’t like it for the taste, but there are many ways to prepare an oatmeal. Served with milk or soft Greek yoghurt, it is a great way to start your day. If you don’t like it alone, you can add corn flakes or dried fruit, sweeten it with honey or get creative with other flavors, as long as it is good with your diet plan. Oatmeal is high in fibers and it’s rich with various vitamins and substances like iron, vitamin B-6, potassium and others. Oatmeal helps lower the cholesterol and helps your heart and blood vessels.

fit3Greek yoghurt – we mentioned it before as a perfect combo with the oatmeal, but it can be a stand alone star of your morning table. This type of yoghurt doubles the protein value of regular yoghurt and it’s creamy texture will make it your favorite morning treat. There is no need to cook or prepare Greek yoghurt, take it on the go, in your car or on a break, depending on your schedule. It is also loaded with calcium, making your bones hard as a rock.

Grapefruit – this fruit is just awesome! It can’t be your whole breakfast, as you need to combine it with some high protein food or some other food from our list, but eating half a grapefruit every morning will do wanders for you. If you are trying to lose weight, this is perfect for you, since grapefruit is dubbed the diet fruit. It straight forward burns fat, energizes you, hydrates your body and gives you a lot of vitamins. So, what’s not to like?

Eggs – even if you were told that eggs are bad because of the high level of cholesterol in the yolk, it might be the time to reconsider it since new studies show that it’s not such a big deal after all. Unless your diet is already filled with fats and cholesterol rich food, eggs are perfect and won’t give you any harm. Eggs are high in protein and are great for all the people with high protein diet. They are also vitamin D rich. Eggs are easy to prepare, just about anyone can do it, and there are bunch of ways to prepare it.

Hello there! Welcome to your new girls’ fitness club!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my new place. I’m Cassie, by the way. If you’ve landed in this page, I gather that you probably are a girl, like me, and you either already love everything sports-related – again, like me – or are trying to get into a new, healthier lifestyle. But if this is not the case, please don’t leave yet, that is not all we’ll be talking about here. Actually, I want this to be a girls’ corner of the internet, where every female can find something that they are interested in reading – even if it’s just a little.

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But before I start spewing information on sports, and healthy lifestyle choices – as well as subjects from the feminine universe – let me properly introduce myself.

I’ve already told you my name is Cassie, but I haven’t told you what brought me here. I’m no serious athlete, I’m just a girl who likes sports and has always taken part in them. I feel good when I’m active, and though it might sound borderline masochistic, I do relish the burn in my muscles at the end of a workout or if I’d been running or swimming. But just because I never used cramps as an excuse to skip PE class, that does not mean I’m not just like you.

Like every woman, I’m a perfectionist, and I do get demotivated sometimes. I also feel all out of energy sometimes. But I’ve found ways to get through it because I really do love sports and staying on top of my game. That’s why I’m here – to share my own tips on how to get fit, stay motivated, enjoy your activities and just be a powerful and healthy woman.

I promise you, I will do my best to make sure that you have a new partner and best friend in me and this blog, who will help you start your fitness routine and see you through it, whether you want to tone up for summer, lose a few extra pounds or change your life completely.

Remember, fitness is about more than just doing some sport and getting your muscles sore and toned. Here you’ll find tips on how I like to eat, how to relax, deal with a bad exercise day – or just one of those days in general – and how to live a healthy and happy life.

Don’t believe me? Then you better tag along for the ride, because I’ll be right here to talk to you about fitness and sports – it’s my passion after all – but more importantly, about things that makes us all comfortable and happy with ourselves, even if you are active already, or maybe don’t feel ready to start yet.

I do sincerely hope you come back, because I think all of us girls will have a lot of fun together here!

Oh, and if you have any questions or suggestions for me, feel welcome to leave a comment, because I look forward to start getting to know each and every one of my girls right away, so I know what you love already and what you’d like to see in here. Remember, this corner for all of us, so we need to make it our own as whole, taking everyone’s ideas into account!

PS: If for some reason you’re one of the haters who thinks girls can’t or shouldn’t play sports, check out this video of a 17 year old out performing most guys. Maybe it’s time to think again!

PPS: For any of my friends who are visiting this site and are ever looking for a great gift idea for me, this is a great place to start!