Good Eats and Less Treats 

I’ve been pretty good this week. I mean not perfect and definitely some weak will power moments but I’m doing my best to stick to what I pack in my lunch.  Tuesday I got up early because C just couldn’t contain her excitement for the first day of school. I used the extra time to my advantage and did a quick workout with skipping for every other minute and adding in some other movements for the rest. It was a great way to start the day. I also made myself a healthy breakfast.


grade 4 already?
I didn’t go to the gym that night because C had Guides to attend. I was on my own for dinner so I made this creation of leftover pulled pork on an English muffin topped with a fried egg. I enjoyed this watching an episode of Catfish.    

Wednesday I intended on getting up early again but I had a headache that wouldn’t quit. I instead snoozed and missed my chance for a healthy breakfast so I packed some turkey bacon and a peach instead. My lunch was still healthy as I had made it the night before. 

I did get to the gym and the new monthly challenge was what we started with. It was 75 s of clean and press. I did 11 reps at 65 lbs. I was surprised how fast the time went. 

Wod- EMOTM- 12 minutes

3 burpees pull ups

5 goblet squats

7 jack knives 

This was pretty tough. We finished with some more abs. We had a late dinner as J worked late and C was with her grandma. J grilled and we made a zucchini creation that was Asian flavours and quite spicy. It was really good. 


The best part is there was leftovers for my lunch too.  So it’s been pretty good so far. Let’s see if I can keep it up. With yummy meals like these it shouldn’t be too hard. 

What’s your favourite healthy meal? 


Hello Routine. It’s Good to Have You Back 

Oh I love long weekends so so much. But it makes it so much harder to go back to work.  It’s like the Sunday blues but stronger and deeper.  


The weekend wrapped up with our trip home from the camper and a stop at our favourite ice cream place. I didn’t document it but found this picture on the interweb that shows its charm 

 When we got home I decided to tackle a mountain of laundry and got lots of that done. That includes cleaning out two drawers and putting aside some clothes I don’t wear anymore.  C is quite excited about going back to school so we got lots ready for her including her shower, painting her nails, braiding her hair, and packing her lunch and bag. 

I decided I had to do a workout of some sort because I was feeling stressed and it had been a relaxing couple of days. I set my timer on the”rounds” setting for 20 rounds of one minute.  I did a variety of exercises including abs and dumbbell arm stuff with every other interval being skipping.  We are in the middle of a heatwave and the skipping happened on the deck outside and it was steamy. 

Dinner was this delicious feast of steak, roasted beets on a salad and what might be some of the last sweet corn of the season.  

so delicious

Now we are back to the grind and back to routine which usually works in my favour. I work very well with routine in my life.  I hope the transition is smooth for all of us. xoxo

Routine?  Boring or do you like it?  

Weekend Feels

The weekend is off to a pretty great start. Friday after work I wasn’t able to make the class at the gym so I decided to take a rest day. I took full advantage of it and decided to do exactly that. I had a pretty awesome nap. The kind where you wake up and you are like what just happened?   

When I finally got myself together I made a quick dinner for C and I. J had to work late. Then C and I headed to her friends and picked them up and we went to a movie in the park. It was a big outdoor screen and we watched the movie Big Hero 6. If you haven’t seen it you really should. It was so sweet. 

Saturday morning was a regular gym morning. We did a team workout. 

P1- farmers carry, Sprint

P2- 5 front squats, 5 push press, 5 thrusters 

P3- 10 Russian twist, 10 sit ups, 10 crunches 

We did this for 20 minutes. I used 35 lb Dumbbells for the farmers carry and 55 lbs on the bar for the other lifts. Then we finished with a lunge and Sprint wod. 

After I got home and showered C and I got in the car and drove to my parents where we had lunch. My sister and her family were there for the day and we had a nice afternoon visiting and watching the Jays game.  C stayed there as she is staying with them for the week and I came home. I took the back roads and drove through the country and it was such a nice drive.  

country roads

I had the windows and down and the music up and it was a nice drive. For the evening we went to two different parties before heading home. It was a nice night. Now we have big baseball related plans for today so I must get my bluejay spirit on. 

Let’s go jays!! 

Feeling Grateful and So Sore

My poor legs and hips have been sore ever since our wod on Tuesday. I’m guessing it was the lunges because oh man my quads and my hips are killing me. My hips especially. I feel like an old lady. I didn’t let it stop me from going to the gym on Wednesday night. I had to go to a later class and bring C with me. She has been a good sport this week coming with me every day.  J was out for the evening so C and I would be on our own for dinner. When I got to the gym my friend told me she was meeting another girl from our gym for shawarma so C and I decided to join them. We had to get through the workout first. 

Strength was sets of two push press. It was supposed to be 2 front squats and 1 push press but since we both had such fried legs coach changed it to push press. We shared a bar and before I realized how much we were lifting I repped off 2 reps at 105 lbs!  I was pretty happy with that. 



5 dumbell presses from knees (each side)

5 Turkish get ups- just the first part, not getting all the way up – each side

5 push ups 

We did 4 rounds and it felt a lot harder than it sounded. We then headed to get dinner and meet up with our other friend. We had such a nice time together and when I got home and reflected on my evening all I could think was how lucky I am to have found a place I feel so comfortable and such amazing people.  I have made such wonderful friends there; friendships that have continued outside of the gym. I really do feel so grateful to have these people in my life. 


for me not the morning but still so very true

Thursday I woke up and I was still so sore in my legs and hips. It’s weird how it’s sore but it still kind of feels good. Like pride in how hard you worked. 

Thursday’s workout was also a good one. The strength I chose was strict press. We repped 5 and I worked up to 5 @ 70 lbs. not too shabby. 


P1- 800 m run  P2- abs

P1- 400 m run, P2- burpees

P1- 200 m run, P2- man makers

I liked this workout a lot. I love the ones where we run and do other stuff in between. I felt good running today. Maybe the eating healthy is paying off? 

Speaking of eating healthy we had this amazing dinner.  

homemade turkey burgers, grilled peppers and zucchini and guac

It was such a good dinner. J really is an amazing griller. The burgers were cooked perfectly and his zucchini is incredible. 

We finally made it to Friday friends!  That’s a reason to celebrate! 


Have you got anything planned for the weekend? 

We have a busy weekend ahead and I cannot wait!  

Day 1- No Pie

Welp today was a success in the fact that I did not eat pie for breakfast. So that’s a win right there really when it comes to my quest to eat better. I had a chia pudding for breakfast and 2 pieces of chicken bacon. I packed a super healthy lunch and stuck to it which is good. I did ok with my water but that could be better yet. 

Today’s workout was a lot of fun. We started out doing some sprints in the parking lot for about 7 minutes or so and I liked it a lot. Then we played a game like an old school yard game where two people linked hands and tried to catch the others as they sprint by. As people get caught they join the chain. I was never a fan of those games because I was weak and not fast and always got caught. I got immediately nervous but I actually had fun. 


P1- sprint, 10 body rows, 10 sit ups

P2- 5 push press, 5 front squats, 5 thrusters, 1 manmaker 

P3- 20 bicycles, lunges 

The idea was to switch off based on the time for the first partners sprint etc. Then we did our lunges cumulative and added them. We totalled 573 lunges!  Crazy. My legs are already sore. Walking might be interesting tomorrow. 

For dinner we made tortilla pizzas and I decided to make mine with a Mexican flair.  


I used salsa instead of pizza sauce and topped it with tex mex cheese, chicken, and corn. After it was done I added avocado and a bit of Greek yogurt. Oh man it was really good. I highly recommend it. It was so easy too and surprisingly filling. 

Hope you like it! xoxo

What are your favourite pizza toppings? 

On regular pizza from our favourite place I always get meatballs and pineapple. 

I Ate Pie for Breakfast

So I think I hit a new low with my nutrition. I can’t seem to get my shit together these days and I don’t know what’s going on with me. What makes it worse is that I KNOW what I need to do but I just can’t stick to anything. 

We had bought a peach pie on the weekend and as I mentioned it is my very favourite pie flavour. So I decided that even though I had prepared my chia pudding for the next couple of days I would eat a slice of pie for breakfast instead.  

How can I get back on track?  I really don’t know to be honest other than to have someone follow me around and slap ththe food out of my hands. Is anyone available to do that for me?   

I hit up the gym Monday night and we did back squats as our strength. I did about 4 or 5 reps at 125 lbs. 


16 min AMRAP

200 m run

10 push press

10 sit ups

15 double unders 

I used 55 lbs for the push presses and I think I could have probably used 65 lbs. for the double unders for those of us that are not totally mastered with them we could do 7 of them combined with skipping so that’s what I did. It felt pretty great and I really liked that workout a lot. 

I stopped and got groceries so that I could make a healthier attempt for the next couple of days. I packed a healthy lunch and snacks and I plan to make a real effort. I hope I can stick with it but I know it will be really tough. I just don’t have the drive I did before. Maybe I need a goal?  Who knows. 

Do you find it hard to stick to healthy eating?

I didn’t before my wedding. I think having that goal helped me. Now I need to learn how to make it a lifestyle. 

Back at It 

So after a few days away with a lot of walking but no real workouts for me, I was ready to get back to the gym and back at it. I was feeling the effects of the weekend in terms of my indulgences and the time adjustment.  

The workout that was planned was not an easy one at all. In other words I got my butt kicked on my first day back. 


20 min AMRAP


Box step ups

Goblet squats

Push ups

Double unders

Sit ups

Ankle toe touches 

So basically, we did one round of 30 each, one of 20 each and the last of 10 of each. The kicker was that EMOTM we had to do 3 burpees!  Ouch!!  It was killer!!!  What a workout to come back to!  

just kidding. i sweat. and i love it.

Wednesday I had a pretty crappy day. It started with an 8 am dentist appointment. I don’t know if I have ever mentioned this but I really dislike going to the dentist. To the point where I usually end up having an anxiety attack in the chair. Which is pretty much what happened to me again. In addition I thought I was going for one filling and it turned out I was there for three fillings.  

worst. news. ever.

My day didn’t get much better from there. I went to work with one side of my face completely frozen and I had to drink my morning tea with a straw. 

I had a doctors appointment in the afternoon and was sure I was going to miss my workout but I managed to get home just in time to make it. 


20 min AMRAP 

Prowler push and sprint 

7 push press/ 7 front squats/ lunges 

10 sit ups/ 10 bicycles/ spell your name out with your legs 

We had teams for this and cycled through each set of movements based on the timing of the prowler and sprint. It was REALLY hot out so the prowler was not as fun as it sounds. Wait. Does the prowler ever sound fun?  Oh and our strength was doing sets of 5 strict press. I think my arms will be feeling this workout for the rest of the week! 

It is definitely feeling good to be back at it again. Even if it feels like it’s killing me for a few days. xoxo

Do you have a tough time after missing a few workouts?