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The Groundhog was so wrong

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation

Can you believe it’s April already!  I know it doesn’t feel like it, but it is spring.  We had 6 inches of snow last week in Toronto.  Yes, I know other parts of North America are dealing with the same thing.  That groundhog was so wrong.  I’m not listening to him anymore.  Can I blame him for my lack of fitness motivation?!

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation
It’s springtime!

This weather is killing my fitness motivation! It’s hard for me to get motivated when the weather is like this, but before you know it, it will be hot and I’ll be regretting my procrastination.

Last week I started to get back on track with some Yoga.  It felt good to do a little something.  If I want to get more toned, I have to start weight training and cardio.  My favorite form of cardio is walking.  I did a lot of that on my vacation and I wrote about it last week.  The post is here.

I want to get outside more now.  My body is craving it.  I did look at the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks and it looks promising.

Fitness motivation

I’m drinking my protein shakes again.  I made a really delicious one with pears, peaches, strawberries and banana.  The protein powder I used is one of my favorites.  You can read a review of it here.  I also love using cashew milk in my smoothies.  It adds a creaminess to it without a lot of calories.  I reviewed one brand of cashew milk here.

I’m just taking it one day at a time.  I have a couple of events I want to look good for.  The first one is the Duran Duran concert in July.  The second one is my high school reunion in August.

Time’s a wastin’!  Let’s get moving!

Is the “spring” weather getting you down?! How are you staying motivated with your fitness routine?!  Please share in the comments section below!

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Change and Opportunity

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2016 is still young, but I have a feeling this will be a great year!  I’m trying to keep a positive outlook and continue to remember to say yes when I feel like saying no to something that challenges me.

David Bowie died on January 10, 2016.  I have listened to his music and payed tribute to him on social media a lot in recent days.  I have been a fan since I was a child.  I loved his music, but most of all I loved his uniqueness and his creativity.  He didn’t care what anyone thought of him.  He never stayed the same.  He was always evolving. He was his own person and always thought outside the box.

I remember being so inspired by him after visiting the David Bowie Is exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and now his death has challenged me to do the same.  To say yes to my creativity.  To not care what others think of me.  To be open to change and opportunity.  To evolve and not be afraid.  To continue to think outside of the box.

 

 

I haven’t forgotten about working out and healthy eating.  I have to make a conscious effort to stop what I’m doing every single day to work out and have healthy meals.  I have an online part-time job, taking online classes and actively searching for work in social media marketing.  During the month of December I wasn’t eating healthy or working out.  On top of that I became more sedentary.  I noticed myself getting doughy. So, I work/study for a couple of hours and then work out.  I find myself not snacking during the day because I’m so busy, which is great.

I’m not really following a diet.  Trying to keep my calories between 1500-1800 calories a day.  I’m doing Fitness Blender workouts now.  I’m doing FB Booty and FB Abs now.  You can find out more about their plans here.

I’m also taking time out of the day to meditate.  I feel better and more confident when I do.

I want to start bringing you all a recipe of the week.  Foods that are full of flavor helps me to stay on track. I made a wonderful Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka yesterday.  The recipe is from Cooking Light.  You can find the recipe here.

 

 

slow cooker chicken tikka

 

 

I would like to end with one of my favorite songs from David Bowie’s new album “Blackstar.”

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Happy Fall

Happy First Day of Fall!

Happy Fall
First blog post of fall 2015

 

Love, love, love this time of year! Happy first day of fall everyone!

I just wanted to say hello and yes it has been a couple of months since I posted anything, but I have been really busy.  After we moved to the new house we spent six weeks in Chicago.  Then when we came back to Toronto we had to get the kids ready for going back to school.

So what have I been doing for the past two months?!  I ate everything I wanted in Chicago and didn’t work out.  You heard me right.  I ate a lot of food and didn’t work out.  And do you know what happened?  I lost five pounds!  Don’t ask me how that happened, I don’t have a clue. Below are just some of the foods I ate in Chicago.

Food at the Promontory

 

 

Batter and Berries Food

I do want to get back to working out and eating better.  It has been a challenge to get back on track. I decided to start slowly and joined Fitness With PJ’s 21 Day Fitness Makeover Plan.   She will provide the participants with workouts, recipes and tips.

That’s it for now.  I hope to be better with the updates now that life has slowed down a bit.

How are you celebrating fall?!  Do you have some favorite fall rituals or recipes to share?!

 

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I’m Finally Back!!!

These past few weeks have been crazy busy, getting the new house unpacked and now we’re getting ready for our trip to Chicago.  I wanted to just stop for a minute and give you an update.

I’ve been working out steadily, almost every day.  I’ve started another round of the Fitness Blender Abs Program and added the Fitness Blender Booty Program.  I really like that you can just add the programs directly to the calender on their website.  So you know exactly what workouts to do that day. We will be staying with my mom and I don’t think she has any heavy dumbbells. So, I’m thinking of getting the Fitness Blender Bodyweight Program to do while we’re there.

I think I’m ready for Chicago.  I tried a few things on that were a little tight a couple of months ago.  They fit a bit better.   I’m still struggling with my diet and I have a feeling it won’t get any better in Chicago, but I will try not to overeat.

I will make sure to update this blog while I’m in Chicago. I hope you all have a great summer!

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