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I am a certified granny in training. I am a bit of a flake when it comes to deciding on one thing to be interested in. As such, I decided it was about time to stash all my flakiness into one spot on the interweb! I love crafting, cooking, reading internet blogs, hanging out with my pug and GB, working out, health talk, homemaking and jerry rigging.

I have completed 3 months Simply for Life and have been recharged physically and mentally. Losing 30lbs through healthy eating and exercise has made me into the energetic person I never thought I could be. Someone once said to me that if people feeling *mildly* down or depressed would see a nutritionist before they see a therapist there might be a lot less sadness in the world. Your body WANTS good food and if you give it that, it will thank you. I feel SO much more capable of handling what the world has to throw at me and all it took was living healthfully.

Blogging is something I enjoy because I get so excited about things. Like jump out of my skin excited about what the world has to offer. I am just a girl (in the world, holla gwen s!) who wants to blab to you all about neat new things and to try and better my writing skills and work on being healthy and happy.

I live in the BEAUTIFUL port city of Saint John, New Brunswick, RIGHT on the ocean. (See blog for Photos!) I honestly would not live anywhere else.

I would love for any and all of you to comment and chat with me! I am hoping to share lots of ideas on here about home, food and fun!

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER!!! @joannabellarina
EMAIL ME @ Email Gran In Training!


15 responses »

  1. Andrew Mcgilligan

    A friend of mine sent me this link because your dog looks almost exactly like the one my fiance and I recently brought to our home.
    Ours is a Bug (Boston Terrier and Pug mix) named Bodie. I thought it was neat yours has a similar name.
    I was just curious if it was the same breed?
    Andrew McGilligan
    Rothesay, NB

  2. Hey Jo Jo, just stopping by your lovely site!! Hope all is well and that you had a fantastic holiday πŸ™‚ Hope to see you around bud.
    Much love, jenny

  3. I am just commenting so I can say “notify me of new pots via e-mail”. Mmmhmm.

  4. Jill Hossack

    Hey Jo…Came across this site today great to see you so happy and in love! We have a few things in common this past few months…getting healthy getting married etc…I am also starting school this fall and I can’t wait. Love the site keep the food and pics coming LOVE IT!
    Take Care

    • granintraining

      Sounds like we are livin parallel lives! SO awesome Jill!!! There are tonnes of photos to come! Loving the health blogging the most so will run with that and wedding stuff!! If you are around SJ on Aug 7th come by our wedding!!! xoxo

  5. I so love your blog. I have been reading blogs for a while now, but I always get super excited to find other CANADIANS making their mark on the web. Love it! keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    • granintraining

      Hey Sam!!
      Thanks so much for your comment! You are offically the first person to comment who I don’t know personally so THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT! I am always looking for Canadian girl bloggers! Post yer favs if you have a sec! Thanks so much for the compliments!!

  6. I recently opened up an email from Dave Wolpin and I think that you now have a new follower. I absolutely love your blogs – you seem so open and happy-go-lucky! Also, congrats and good luck with your upcoming wedding!

    • granintraining

      Thank you so much for your compliments!! This wedding is keeping me very busy so I don’t get to post as often as I’d like! Thank you for the congrats and I hope you keep followin!!! Cheers!

  7. Hey! I just stumbled across your blog today – it’s awesome! I’ve been wanting to start my own so hopefully I will do that soon πŸ™‚ I also live in Saint John with my boyfriend – it certainly is a great city! Take care and keep on blogging!

    • Hey Misty!!
      Thanks for the compliment!!! You should start one! Your comment inspired me to post about some SJ bloggers! There is always room for more!! Cheers Lady!

  8. A friend just sent me your link, I’m also from Saint John! Guess there’s a few of us out there πŸ™‚ Your blog is great!

  9. Ya mahn, love yer blog. Tks for tipping me off to it.


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