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Manic Monday

well not exactly a manic of a Monday but I decided to play on my last post “Sunday Funday”
If you have no idea what I’m referencing you live in a box and need to click on this link 😉 😉

now you are more versed in the wonderful era we call the ’80’s

So today I woke up with residual headache from yesterday. I woke up and did my new morning routine and felt better.
Today, in an attempt to make my protein shake better I added my sealicious omega fish oil to my shake. It is flavored with lime (only one I found) and did find it masked the taste a bit. I think the chunkiness is coming from the coconut oil. It is solid at room temperature and so when I put my almond milk from the fridge into the blender the coconut oil just stays solid. It’s unappetizing having chunks and the top of your protein shake but I’m determined to make it better.  Ill try and warm up the oil and use room temperature almond milk.

I started work at 12 today so I had time to make lunch and dinner. With last nights fail and rice casserole I was determined to make this batch work.
Lucky for me I succeeded.
Ill post the ricipie here:Click me 🙂
It was quite good.

I packed zucchini sticks and almonds for my snacks and the rice dish for lunch and dinner.
I was finding myself really hungry soon after eating lunch and dinner. I have to make sure to pack some more snacks. When I got home I had steamed 3 carrots (cut in sticks) to eat. It was about 8 and was not planning on eating this late but I had to. As Im writing this I’m still really hungry. I’ll find a good balance eventually.

Today was a good day Overall. Although Ive had a migraine, failed attempt at rice casserole and always hungry I’m optimistic. I know this will go away and I will be so much better. I am One lucky gal and I’m so thankful for the love and support from my family and friends. My loving Mother reads all my posts and emails me about them as soon as she reads them. It makes me happy that she takes the time to read what I write and get caught up with what I’m doing. I’m blessed to have her as my Mom.
My mom was also my inspiration to knit. She knits a lot and is very good. Last mothers day I taught myself how to knit. As a mothers day surprise I knitted her a set of dish clothes for her kitchen. Since then Ive found joy in knitting. I have not done it in a while so today I picked up my knitting needles and am starting to make a coffee cozy. It helps me relax so this is what I did for myself today.

How have you taken time for yourself recently?

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Week 2- Gluten/wheat Free Challenge

Life is so hectic this coming week.
I’m back to teaching dance and doing hair at the salon after the holiday.
We also just got approved for a new apartment! YAY I’m so excited to finally move! We have lots of meetings to get everything sorted for the move so I’m spending quite a lot of time on transit this week.

This week is not very exciting as far as meal plan goes. It is based on our work schedules and convenience. I’m working 6 days a week so every thing has to flow. Continue reading

Day 1- Homemade tomato sauce

I made this post into a video. Its a very simple recipe and is a base for recipes coming up throughout the 30 day challenge. I froze this batch in a few 1cup, 4cups, and ice cube trays. This allows me to use what I need and know exactly how much Im using with out thawing out the whole batch.

Check out how I made it…

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Take the 30 day food challenge!


So a friend of mine had said to me that the hardest part of becoming healthy was thinking of healthy things to eat.
Its so easy when your so used to the same things and same old routine. Its hard to crack and think “outside the box”
This Month I’m going to be sharing some recipes for different meals that are healthy AND tasty.
Everyday I will post what I’m doing and cooking for myself to become a healthier happier person. Now I work 6 days a week so If I can cook all these items (and post them) there is no excuse for you to cop out and head to Wendy’s. I challenge you to follow with me and try these recipes out. they are easy and practical.

You CAN do it!

Check out my 31 days to a healthier you challenge (Click)
Helpful tip for this challenge came on Day 8
and day 13

I Did It! My first running event!

I did it!
As part of my September goals (Click here to see the post), I set myself to run the CIBC run for the cure on Sept 30th…which was TODAY!
I was really nervous last night and this morning. I had knee surgery last Nov. so I never thought I could actually participate in these events…like ever. As I began going to the gym and testing out my ability I came to the realization that I was able to run! In realizing this I decided what better way to start running again than to participate in this amazing event. Continue reading

How to do a proper SQUAT.

Squats are the most hated and the most loved exercises.
love
-tones your legs and lower half
-lifts your bum 😉
-strengthens core
-builds mobility and balance
-build muscle to support knees
-one of the most functional exercises for any and every body in real life
hate…
-they are hard
-makes your muscles burn like a b*~$h Continue reading