About Me


Jessica Burns I'm not an all-or-nothing kind of girl, I take pride in my baby steps. I'm not a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist, but I try to make sure that the majority of my meals are healthy and homemade. I still eat meat in moderation and usually only purchase chicken. I've yet to end my relationship with cheese and eggs and I don't intend to ever break up with butter. I love honey and coming from a family of third generation beekeepers I doubt that will ever change. I get excited when I discover a new recipe that's simple, healthy, tastes good and doesn't require the purchase of tofu. Sometimes I track my calories and sometimes I don't. I don't follow all the “health and fitness rules” because you can't, they change every day and newsflash....everyone is different!! I don't believe that being a vegetarian, vegan or raw foodist is for everyone. But I do believe that we should all care a lot more about where our food comes from, how it's treated prior to processing and the methods by which it's processed. I'm a huge fan of D.I.Y (Do It Yourself) recipes. It's a pretty rewarding feeling when you learn how to make things from scratch, especially when they're affordable, natural and healthy. Some of the things that I make are; household cleaners, moisturizers, bug repellent, sunscreen, chapstick, bodywash, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, dog treats, sauces, salad dressings, protein bars and dryer balls. I'm intrigued by alternative health methods like; osteopathy, herbology, homeopathy, dry brushing, oil pulling, meditation, aromatherapy and essential oils. I love researching and learning and I always try to be open to new information even if it's contrary to what I think I already “know”. When it comes to working out I've been at it for years, so to prevent extreme boredom and plateaus I have to have diversity. Give me some weights, a suspension trainer or kettlebells and then I switch it up with yoga, intervals, HIIT, bodyweight workouts or just the good ole chin-up bar. I don't take a bunch of supplements to “pump me up”, I'll have a plant based protein smoothie please! I'm working on my flexibility, balance and perfecting inversions. In a former life I'd like to believe I was a gymnast and a super wicked dancer. Someday I swear I will finally enter a fitness competition and if I could meet any celebrity it would most definitely be Ellen. My boyfriend and I are avid fans of the outdoors; kayaking, backcountry camping, hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing and swimming. We're also pro's at curling up and watching movies and documentaries when required! We're working towards our dream of building a tiny home, purchasing land and living completely off-grid, with greenhouses, gardens, cob ovens, treehouses and all! I believe that overall health and fitness can only be achieved and maintained through proper balance. A cohesive mixture of growth and change, both mentally and physically, with the realization that each individual is different. What works for one will not always work for another.

Blog Archive

U-RAAW Custom Health Foods Review

Posted by Jessica Burns on Thursday, July 3, 2014 In : Reviews 

Anyone who knows me well, will know that I'm a huge fan of D.I.Y - Do It Yourself! I find it absolutely thrilling when I find an affordable way to make my own products at home. I try not to get caught up in all the hype or taken in by all the latest and greatest health crazes and products, which can be so easy to do. I purchase organic produce and other products when I can, depending on what variety of produce it is or how much I use a specific product. I buy local as much as possible and t...


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How to Hire the Right Personal Trainer

Posted by Jessica Burns on Friday, August 31, 2012 In : Personal Training 



 

When hiring a personal trainer there are some key aspects you should look for before you hand over your cash. The most important component of overall health and wellness is by far nutrition, remember this rule its, 80% nutrition, 10% exercise, 10% genes. I'm sure you've all heard the saying "you are what you eat," but most don't realize just how true that is! Think of it this way in order to lose 1 lb you need to burn 3500 calories, so that would be the same as doing approximately 3-4 spin...


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The Truth About Personal Training

Posted by Jessica Burns on Friday, August 31, 2012 In : Personal Training 

Before I obtained my personal training certification I assumed that becoming a personal trainer would at least involve a couple years of schooling, along with physical and written testing.........WRONG!! Did you know that anyone can sign up and take a personal training course, with no pre-requisite requirements? (yes there are College and University courses that can be taken but again not required to obtain certification!)  I was shocked to discover that becoming a personal trainer could in...


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"When I was 5 years old my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." John Lennon


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