Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!


Hello everyone!

I have decided to take the weekend off to relax and spend time with friends and family. I hope you all have a fantastic Easter and I will be back on Monday to share photos from my weekend!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

When Days Go Well

Breakfast

I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning despite having a very late night last night. I started my day with a hot mug of green tea with lemon and honey, oil pulling with organic coconut oil, and finally a bowl of peanut butter ancient grains porridge. What a perfect way to wake up very early in the morning!



Workout

After morning program, I came home to do a sixty minute yoga session in my apartment. I did a power yoga class from YogaGlo.com that focused a lot on twist poses. It was a great way to stretch out my spine and wake up my internal organs. It was challenging, but I felt incredible afterwards!


Morning Snack

After my workout, I made myself a smoothie to get through the morning. I blended up frozen mixed berries, unsweetened almond milk, plain Greek yogurt, organic baby spinach, and a hint of agave nectar. It made for a deliciously refreshing smoothie!



Lunch

I had to bring a lunch to work with me today. I made my usual combination of Asian vegetables with organic quinoa and had a hard boiled egg with a hard boiled egg white on the side. I think it may be about time I switched up my go-to lunch...but this one is so tasty!

 
Dinner

After work, Casey and I decided to go out for an impromptu date night for sushi. We went to our usual all you can eat sushi restaurant. I enjoyed a garden salad to start...


...followed by cooked vegetables...


...a platter of salmon, red snapper and crab sashimi...


...and a rainbow roll. Everything was so delicious! I just can't get enough sushi. I'm obsessed!


After our sushi date, Casey and I took Zeke for an hour long walk around our neighborhood. We plan on spending the rest of the evening catching on some television before calling it a night early tonight!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Just Another Manic Monday

Breakfast

I had a simple breakfast of vanilla Greek yogurt and fresh pineapple for breakfast this morning. I also had a big mug of green tea to give me a little boost for the hectic day to come.


Lunch

I brought lunch with me to eat on the road between clients. I had a small cooked sweet potato cut up into bite-sized pieces...


...a big container of raw vegetables, and two hard boiled eggs.


Dinner

After work, I really just wanted to make something simple for dinner. I opened a can of vegetable beef soup with a garden salad on the side. It definitely did the trick!


Dessert

After dinner, Casey and I also shared some white chocolate and fruit fondue for dessert. It was a fantastic and delicious way to end a stressful day!

At least I have a long four-day weekend to look forward to!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Weekend of Work

I decided to take the past few days off from blogging. On top of a very busy work week, I also had to work all through the weekend. Any ounce of sanity had pretty much left my body by the end of yesterday, so I needed to take some "me time" and focus on my mental health. Here's a little summary of how today went!

Breakfast

I woke up bright and early this morning because I had a riding lesson scheduled for 9:30am. I really don't mind waking up early if it's for: a) horses, or b) working out. This was both, so I was more than happy to wake up early on a Sunday!

I made myself a delicious breakfast to fuel my body for the morning. I had an over easy egg with one extra egg white added in, and a small bowl of ancient grains porridge. This was a delicious, savoury combination!



Workout

My workouts today were very lifestyle-oriented. I had a one-hour horseback riding lesson that was absolutely KILLER! I feel like I worked every single muscle in my body, especially my lower abs, biceps and all of the muscles in my inner legs. I also had another quick ride later in the afternoon where I rode bareback. My muscles were still sore from my lesson earlier, so the 30 minute ride felt a lot more difficult than it typically would. I finished off my day with an hour-long walk with Zeke and Casey around our hilly neighborhood. I love it when workouts don't really feel like workouts!

Lunch

Backtracking a little bit, I had a quick lunch at home between my riding lesson and work. I had one last container of quinoa, vegetables and chicken in my fridge from last week, so I decided to finish it off before starting fresh this week.


I also drank a TON of water today! Between all of my workouts and it being 23 degrees C outside, I needed tons of hydration today.


Dinner

After work, Casey and I hit the grocery store to stock up for the week. When we got home, I was absolutely famished. I made myself a quick garden salad to munch on while our pizza cooked in the oven.


We made our pizza on a multigrain crust with light mozzarella cheese. I topped my 1/3 with hot peppers, red onion, and orange bell pepper. Yum!




That's all for today! I'm going to do some meal prep for the week, schedule out my time so I make the most of it during this busy week before the long weekend, and then get to bed early. I want to get a good night's sleep tonight!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time to Relax

Breakfast

I started my morning with a bowl of vanilla Greek yogurt and an orange. I don't eat oranges very often, but I love them when I do have them! I really need to start buying them more often. Especially when they're incredibly sweet and juicy like this one.


Workout

After the morning program, I headed straight for the gym to get in some cardio for the week. I did a 5k run on the treadmill. I started off nice and easy because it's been a while since I've run a full 5k. However, I wasn't tired by the time I was finishing up the run, so I ended up finishing with an accelerating sprint. The sprint turned this workout into a huge sweat session!


Post-Workout Snack

When I got home from the gym, it was time for a snack. I made a coconut vanilla protein cake by combining a scoop of vanilla protein powder, two egg whites, half a tablespoon of baking powder and a splash of almond milk and microwaving it for 2 minutes. Afterwards, I topped the protein cake with shredded coconut. Delicious!


Lunch

I spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing on the couch with Zeke. It was absolutely necessary after the busy week I've had!


For lunch, I made myself a tortilla pizza topped with red onion, orange bell pepper and hot peppers.


I also made myself a cup of iced tea using green tea, lemon and honey. It was incredibly refreshing and will definitely be one of my go-to beverages this summer!


Dinner

I did a lot of snacking this afternoon, so I wasn't terribly hungry by the time dinner rolled around. I had a chicken breast with buffalo sauce and a side of four bean salad.


And now it's time for me to get to bed! I haven't had very much sleep recently, so I plan on going to bed early tonight in the hopes of getting a full night of quality sleep to make up for the past few restless nights. Sleep well everyone!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dinner With The Family

Hello friends!

This one's going to be another quickie. I spent the evening at my parents' house visiting with my parents, grandparents, sister and her boyfriend. It was great, but I ended up getting home pretty late! I'm going to make this one brief so I can get a good night's sleep tonight.

Breakfast


Workout

3 sets of 20 reps:
  • Burpees + 2 side jumps
  • Incline push ups
  • Step ups with kick (L)
  • Step ups with kick (R)
  • Tricep dips
  • Jump squats


Lunch



Dinner


Plus a big piece of brownie with ice cream for dessert!


Monday, April 7, 2014

So Much Sashimi

Breakfast


Morning Snack



Lunch

Some delicious four bean salad that unfortunately went unphotographed because I had to eat it on the go!

Dinner




 


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