It’s no secret that Meagan from Living Boldly and I LOVE living an active lifestyle. I know what you’re thinking… typical Vancouverites, right?
We are hooked to getting outdoors and challenging ourselves because of how fitness makes us feel: Strong, healthy, focussed and accomplished. Plus, we have tons of fun while we do it!
Since I could walk I’ve been extremely active. Fitness is my stress reliever, how I reset, and brainstorm creative ideas.
With that said, we thought we would team up to share our adventures and how we like to stay active!
First spontaneous adventure on the menu: Winter surfing.
I used to live on Vancouver Island so it felt great to be back. I miss the days when friends and I used to drive out to Tofino and hit the waves! Car rides singing our hearts out (watch out when Sweet Child O’ Mine comes on), pit stops to jump in the freezing rivers, and the company.
Last year I had my first taste of a winter surf and I must say — I’m hooked. Considering I’m a huge baby when it comes to being cold, the wetsuit still kept me quite warm. The only difference, compared to summer, was wearing gloves and a hood while the water temperature is about a degree or two off.
Plus, the waves are bigger!
Meagan and I fuelled up using a Pre-Workout Smoothie recipe from our friends at Vega (ingredients below) and decided to hit the waves!
This year was incredible on the beach and did not feel like winter — it was 14 degrees!
Out sitting on the board the sunshine felt like a heat lamp, and the water was crisp and refreshing — but that calm drifted away when those waves came crashing in and it was time to paddle your heart out to catch them! Since long distance running is my go-to, paddling challenged my core and upper body strength, but you don’t notice how hard you’re pushing because of the adrenaline and focus to get up.
I almost forgot how exhilarating it feels to stand up on the board and ride those waves, an energy so addicting. I just wanted to go back for more! Completely wiping out is just as fun too — which I am proud to say, I’m very good at.
We are no pro surfers, so enjoy watching us get our butts handed to us…
Special thank you to our amazing team!
Music: Kill Them With Colour @KillThemWithColour
Production: Sarah Brownlee & Kyle Dykstra
Clothing: Lululemon #TheSweatLife (sponsored)
Fuel: Vega Team #BestLifeProject (sponsored)
Surf Equipment borrowed from: Pacific Surf Co.
Our Pre-Surf Smoothie (2 servings):
* 1 serving of Vega Sport Pre Workout Energizer
* 2 cups frozen fruit
* 1 tbsp Coconut butter
* Water & Ice
What We Wore: