Stumble, but catch yourself and prevent the fall

Things are pretty much the same, well, the food is always changing as I find what works and what doesn’t.  But my path hasn’t diverted.  I’m still working towards improving my overall health, that involves increased physical activity and paying attention to what I’m eating.  I find, with me anyways, I eat great, completely on plan then, I slip a little.  With that slip, I tend to fall into some old patterns, this year, I’ve noticed that while I do slip, I don’t fall.  Instead, I acknowledge that the spoonful of Reeses Peanut Butter spread is FREAKIN’ delicious, but it’s not worth it to finish the entire jar in one sitting.  Believe me, I could do it. 

Continue reading “Stumble, but catch yourself and prevent the fall”

Eating on plan, made easier with help from Linda

So, my biggest struggle the last couple of months has been coming up with something to eat.  Well, not only eat.  Plus it wouldn’t hurt if my family enjoyed the meals we were eating too.  They are not picky but we do love food.  The metabolic plan hasn’t been going very well the last couple of months i.e. no change on the scale.  I needed to find some way to keep my success on track.  Then I discovered Linda.  WOW, what a difference it makes to finally have a place to research recipes, plan my meals and come off like a star, all at the same time!

Continue reading “Eating on plan, made easier with help from Linda”

Time to try Crossfit

I’ve heard about Crossfit for a few years now, one of my son’s friends has been going for a long time and loves it.  Recently at work, several of my co-workers have begun crossfit and they really seem to like it.  I’ve been told that its addictive.  Well, if I could choose an addition, I guess I would choose one that helps me on my journey (sorry Moscato Wine, you do not help).  Lucky for me the studio I chose also has Yoga!  Yeah me!  

Continue reading “Time to try Crossfit”

Take something good and make it great

I normally name my post before even typing it.  I’ve checked out other bloggers how to guides and many suggest typing your post before applying a title.  The reason I do it this way, is because my posts start with a random thought and I want to make sure that I stay true to that idea as I type.  Case in point, I was going through my phone and saw a picture of a salad that I made last week and thought “wow, the Greek salad I make is good, but I really made it great when I changed it up”.  Hence my post title.

Continue reading “Take something good and make it great”

The right tools for the job

Whenever I’ve heard this before I’ve pictured my husband with a hammer in his hand or a mechanic under the hood of a car.  But I never thought that using my ultra-comfy mat for a hot yoga practice was a bad thing.  However my experience a couple of months ago, where I slid off my mat (yes slid, as in I was very sweaty) was my go-buy-a-hot-yoga-mat alarm.  I purchased my mat over a month ago at the Yoga Show, from B YOGA.

B Mat by B Yoga

This is from their site (I am doing this review on my own, I purchased the mat, it was not gifted):

B MAT Strong (6mm – 71″), Weight: 5.0lbs
B MAT® Strong offers superior cushioning for the yogi looking for more comfort and support. B MAT® Strong is perfect for those with a higher impact practice, such as Vinyasa, or for those who simply value extra comfort and cushioning during Savasana, Yin or other practices.

 

 

Continue reading “The right tools for the job”

Better late, than never

Driving home from Sudbury, Ontario tonight, I thought to myself “is there anything at home that I can have for my lunch”.  Unfortunately, the answer was no.  I shop weekly so ensure that my salad ingredients are fresh and crisp.  That meant, when we arrived home at 8pm, after being away, that I dropped off my DH and off I went shopping.  But, two hours later, groceries purchased, puta away, cooked, chopped, diced and jarred.

All Done!  Super easy salads, Tossed Salad with Chicken & Hot Peppers and Asian Chicken

Continue reading “Better late, than never”

Bulletproof, well, sort of

About a year ago I heard about a morning coffee that I just had to try.   According to the chiropractors that told me about it, I was at a conference with three practitioners speaking about the evils of sugar and during the speech they mentioned this “amazing” beverage.  So, I went right out to the health food store and bought the ingredients that I needed.  The next morning I made the concoction and it was … gross.  Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago and I yet again heard about this “you’ve-just-got-to-try-this” coffee.  Upon reflection of my last failed attempt, I realized that I put the wrong type of ingredient into the coffee AND didn’t sweeten it.  Following the steps, exactly, I was surprised to find that I LOVE this coffee.

Continue reading “Bulletproof, well, sort of”

Weekend Meal Planning, something to get excited about

Not everyone gets excited about sitting down and making a plan.  BUT I love this part of my journey.  It’s scary to think that I used to not know what I was having for a meal until it was dinner time or until I felt hungry.  Using a very simple meal plan template, like the one I found in Excel, pictured here:

Excels Weekly Meal Planner

Continue reading “Weekend Meal Planning, something to get excited about”

Trying a new kettlebell workout

I love Friday.  Who doesn’t?  Well maybe people that work the weekend shift.  Maybe they don’t love Fridays, but I start getting that light headed, giddy feeling right about now.  It’s especially awesome since it’s an extended weekend and we’re going to visit my in-laws.  

So, what did you all have for lunch today?  It is Friday after all.  You know, eat-out day.  That one work-day, although others do this every day (ahem), that you can eat out.  I’m not against this by any means.  In the almost year that I’ve worked in my new role, I’ve got out less than 10 times.  Why you ask?  Well have a look at the below picture.  This is why.

Caesar Salad Friday

Continue reading “Trying a new kettlebell workout”

One Day or Day One

My scale has found a new temporary home.  OK, well it’s not out of our bathroom, but I did prop it up against the wall.  Previously it was right in the middle of the room.  The scale mocks you from it’s position in front of the mirror, so not only do you weigh yourself (wearing as little as possible), but you get to look at yourself in the mirror at the same time.  Yay me.  But I moved it out of the way to limit my scale check-ins.  Seemed to work.

I realized that I had forgotten to post last weeks clinic visit, so here it is.

Continue reading “One Day or Day One”

When your sick, just be sick

I woke up yesterday morning expecting to get on the scale and either go up (a bit) or little to no change. This wasn’t because of some misguided, “I expect to see something disappointing, but hope that I don’t” kind of feeling.  This was based on a mid-week scale check (I know, it’s an addiction) and a silent run-down of my week.  Was I ever surprised.

Continue reading “When your sick, just be sick”

Tweeking the mason jar salad

The difference, among many, between the metabolic clinic and weight watchers is that you need to book your next weigh in.  I was so used to WW that I didn’t even think to do that on my last visit.  So when Thursday rolled around (Jan 12th) I just assumed I would go weigh in.  But when I called, I was informed that I would need to book an appointment for next week.  So I figured, I would stick to Thursdays and booked it for last night, Jan 19th.  I apologize, that’s a lot of dates.  But the results were good, even if I did forget to book last week.

Continue reading “Tweeking the mason jar salad”

A warm mason jar salad?

OK, so one thing I’m learning is that while it’s definitely a different way of eating, it’s not bad.  You really need to just be creative.  Or know someone that’s been through it, that can share their experience.   WAIT!  That’s me!  So, it’s time to roll out a new salad.  I was tossing the idea around, to try another week without chicken salads and I thought, “steak”.  We love steak.

Continue reading “A warm mason jar salad?”