FITSPIRATION

Good morning to my lovely followers (and blog stalkers. Just press follow. Juuuuust do it. I know you read it regularly. I SEE IT IN THE STATS.) That could have been a rap. UHN. Anyways, I stray. This post will be about – ta-da! – inspiration, motivation and other kinds of positive -tions! I am…

Liebster Award

Thanks to SkinnyFatSky for nominating me for a Liebster award! I am flattered beyond belief! 11 FACTS ABOUT MYSELF: Up until a couple years ago, I told people I was allergic to pears, because I disliked the texture — like an overripe apple or tomato, yuck! Now, I like them. I have a fear —…

Dear Friends and Family

  Dear friends, family and anyone else whom I have regular interaction with: I have experienced some things that I wish to speak to. Now, if I haven’t told you this already, I’ll let you know now: I am currently training for my very first fitness competition in April. Forgive my passive-aggressive tone, but I…

Django Unchained: Soundtrack Perfection

This is my new favourite album to hit the gym with. If you haven’t seen this movie, you must go and see it right now. Right this very second. Go, go, go. Go catch a matinee. Or go after work. If you like solid soundtracks, quirky Tarantino-isms, gore, action, and romance: you will love this…

Week 2: Hurry Up and Wait

  Hello all! Hope your weekends were swell. No crazy updates for me on the training front. Just eating and training and sleeping and training and eating and food prepping and working and working and working. I can finally eat my breakfast with ease. This seems like a silly accomplishment but how many people do…

My husband made some pork eggrolls tonight for dinner. Although this post is also about eggrolls, it’s not the same ones that we just had.  It’s a dessert kind of eggroll. A banana and nutella kind, to be exact. If you love fried bananas, you’ll go BA-NA-NAS for this one! A really simple, quick, and…

The Thing About Dreamers…

….is that they love to dream BIG. A tiny grain of idea ignites like a dry leaf in a summer forest…WHOOSH! And just like that, a small fiery leaf of an idea turns into a full-fledged, blazing forest fire in a matter of minutes. I was talking with my friend Susan about our relationship mishaps…

I Am Shoshanna

  I am, I really really am. Since she first graced my little laptop screen, Shoshanna Shapiro was my favourite Girl on HBO’s to-be-cult show Girls. Everyone on the show is my favourite – except Hannah, ugh — but Shoshanna is just the perfect embodiment of all the inner workings that don’t always show. (*WARNING:…

Tuesdays, I Hate You

  OMG. NO MORE CARBS PLEASE. For whatever reason, Monday and Tuesday are my heavy carb days (I’m talking oats, rice, quinoa…the whole nine yards!) Today I couldn’t bear to finish my rice at 10AM or my oats at 1PM. And I’m struggling to finish my quinoa right now. I’m totally feeling like Bruce Bogtrotter…

Week 1.5: My Legs Are On Fire

Hey hey hey! Updates on the fitness model training front: Eating and food prepping and eating and food prepping and eating and food prepping LOTS OF EGGS AND OATS. SWEET HOLY KIMYE, IT’S A LOT OF EGGS AND OATS. I met with my coach on Saturday at my gym, so she could do a quick…

Eating Clean: Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf muffins: blueberry muffin’s distant cousin. Kind of. Sorta. Not really. I remember telling my roommates back in university that making meatloaf muffins was the best thing in the entire universe! A serving you can bring anywhere! Perfection. Who could ask for more?! They were thoroughly disgusted. Little did they know, I make the best…

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

Let me start off by saying, I have never been one for R&B, because it always made me feel uncomfortable: all that mushy, gushy, candlelit bubble baths with some corn-rowed man with Angelina Jolie-esque lips and a blinding chain. (Hey, I grew up as a suburban white girl with Nelly, Ja Rule, Usher circa 8701,…