Off to the races!

… Well, almost
I can officially say I will be taking part in the lululemon Seawheeze half marathon in Aug. There is no turning back and I cannot fall of the bandwagon.
I’m disappointed I did not get my partner Matt registered. I was able to register in 9 min then immediately went to register him. 45 min waiting only to have it sell out. On the bright side, two of my good friends are going with me!
At least I won’t be all alone.

Have you ever done a long distance run? I would love to hear some tips and tricks to help me along my journey as well as on race day.
Even if you have not ran a race a little encouragement and motivation will help too🙂

Have a fantastic day!

Two Ingredient Cookies

Two ingredient anything seems to be all the rage lately. If you’ve been a reader of my blog from the start you know I have been a huge advocate for the Two Ingredient Pancake
I have heard and seen pictures of peoples two ingredient cookies consisting of oats and banana. Craving chocolate chip cookies I decided to experiment with this.

2 Bananas
1 cup oats (I used large flake)
Optional mix in’s (chocolate chips, nuts etc)

Set your oven to 350degrees

Grease your cookie tray. Since we are trying to be all healthy and stuff keep your hands off the butter and use coconut oil.

Get those arms working and mush the banana in its peel to soften.
Use a fork to make it into a soft mushy mess, conveniently contained in your mixing bowl of course.

Add your oats and mix until all of your oats are moist. Then add the mix in of your choice.

If your a delicate little flower you can use a spoon to scoop your batter into a cookie tray or if your not lame you can just use those 10 flanges you were born with.

Bake in the oven for about 15 min. If they fall apart on you give it a little more time.

Voila! Cookies!!!
Bon Appetit!

editors note next time I’ll throw the oats in the food processor or blender for a little wiz. I found my oats to be a little to big


Off to a rough start

Yesterday was the official start day of my training and eating healthier.
It started off well with a nice sleep in with the beau and successful morning shakes.
Puttering around catching up on laundry and all the fun stuff in life left me drained. I had a headache and felt off. The only culprit I can blames caffeine, I always have one cup of coffee a day so not having on yesterday morning was killer. By 5pm I had to try a run, we downloaded this app which sets you up on a route around your area and we were set to do 5km. We started to run and by 0.5km My head was pounding! I pushed to try and finish but at 3km I couldn’t take it anymore so we headed back home.
I would strongly suggest to anyone who is looking at changing their diet AND training plan is to start the meal plan a week before. Training when your body is in detox is hell!
Today is a rest day but I’m back and at it tomorrow.
here’s hoping for a more successful Run.

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I’m Back!

A post from me!
But it’s been Over 6 months!

Yes… I know I know I have been MIA for the later half of 2013.
I experienced a bit If a rut in dealing with my ulcer and a few other issues. Blogging went from the back burner to completely off the stove for quite a while.
I miss being tied to this blog as it keeps me on track with all my health care and fitness goals.
Being honest, I’m not completely out of this rut but I need to make some changes if I want to get back to where I was. I miss being happy, feeling good and having energy.
I WILL turn this around.

I am all about making easy lifestyle changes and making things fit into everyday schedules but this year I have made a drastic decision to get my ass in gear.
If all goes well on feb 3 I will sign up to do the Seawheeze at the end of August. The Seawheeze is the lululemon half marathon. It was part of my goals last year but it was sold out by the time I went to register. I refuse that fate this year. I have mentally committed to this race and I will register for this event if it’s the last thing I do.

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Cute Cucumber Sandwiches

Growing up I always loved to make cucumber sandwiches. They were so good and so refreshing.
Looking up lunch ideas I came across these cute cucumber sandwiches sans bread.
Here is my rendition of the cutest little lunch idea

One cucumber (thicker kind, Long English are too narrow)
1/2 avocado or Hummus
1Tbsp cream cheese (optional)
Alfalfa sprouts



Take your cucumber and cut it in 3-4 pieces then cut in half.
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and throw the seeds in your composter.


Mash up avocado and optional cream cheese. I used hummus for my second batch.

Scoop filling into both sides of cucumber and toss some sprouts on top. Put both sides together to make your sandwich.

Here’s the finished product. As you can see I added some celery, it serves two purposes- snack and to help the sandwiches from not moving around.
You can certainly eat these whole but since I am the most ungraceful eater ill just eat them as halves.

Let me know how you like them!
Check out how they fit into my morning routine here—-> Successful morning routine

Fresh Watermelon Salad

I’m in love with watermelons in general. I saw a recipe similar to this in a chatelaine magazine a long time ago. I did not rip the recipe out but I did guesstimate and made my very own recipe out of the ingredients I could remember. It was and ever has been magical! My favourite summer salad.

Watermelon Salad
I usually eyeball ingredients but ill do my best to add units.

1 small or 1/2 large watermelon
1 English cucumber
Handful fresh mint
1/2 lime
Dash of balsamic vinegar (optional)

Cube watermelon and cucumber into bite sized pieces and put in a bowl of your choice. Roll the mint and chop finely, add to bowl. Squeeze some line juice and add some salt to taste. If you would like add some balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy! I sure did😉


How busy is too busy?

It’s been a while since I posted last. I’ve been pushing more 12 hour days than id like. I need a better way at combining all of my things. So far I only have one day off a week but its clearly not enough. Then as soon as June is done I have only part time work since teaching dance is done for the season. Ah the dilemma.

I’ve been working on a new song list for a group fitness cardio dance blast class. It’s a 60min cardio and conditioning class I’m calling ” dancing through the decades”. I’m pretty excited about it. Throughout the 60min it goes from music of the 50/60’s, right through to the 90’s. Now that I’m certified I can actually start teaching at places. I’ve just got to get past the nerves. I don’t do we’ll with new things. I know this and I’ve just gotta go for it.

Hopefully ill be adding some exercise videos to this blog instead of recipes only. That’ll be fun.

That’s all I got for today. Tomorrow im volunteering with the lovely Hannah Hart of my drunk kitchen and MyHato on YouTube. Then the rest of the day is mine!!!! Maybe some time to put together some videos🙂

What are your favourite parts of the fitness classes you’ve participated in? Any dislikes?