Thursday, May 1, 2014

PB & J Quinoa and Look at my garden grow

Pre-Run Breakfast
Peanut Butter and Jam Breakfast Quinoa

Peanut Butter and Jam Breakfast Quinoa
Great alternative to Oatmeal
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
2 Teaspoons PB2
1 Teaspoon Ground Flax/Chia Mix
1 Teaspoon Hemp Hearts
Combine together in pot on medium high heat
1/3 Cup COOKED quinoa
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
A couple drops liquid Stevia
Cook until desired consistence, stirring a lot
Top with 1 Tablespoon low sugar jam of choice (I used a organic black current jam)

SOOO Good! And So filling! I didn't even eat it all!
The weather here in the GTA has been yucky at best....Cold and Rainy
It is a bit breezy this morning but overall not too bad......I am going to go for a 5k run......I would like to do more but I lost so much cardio this winter I am increasing slowly. My longest run this year so far is only 8km.....sad
It is going to take a lot of hard work to get back.
I just couldn't stomach the treadmill much this winter....So instead I focused on weight training 3-5 times a week. So hence why my body feels like it wants to run faster and longer, just cardio wise I am not there yet...... sigh

On a happier note!!!!!!
Look at my pretty seedlings!!!! Growing strong! (This is just some of them)
Planting them the last weekend of June!
I love Summer so so much! Happy it is almost here!

The garden will include
Sweet Peppers
Green Onions
Butternut Squash
Snow Peas
Sweet Corn
Heirloom Tomatoes
Candy Cane Beets
Purple Haze Carrots
Cant wait for fresh organic produce!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Is winter finaly done? Garden started and running outside again!!!! Finally!

Last weekend was beautiful! Like 20C beautiful! I ran outside Saturday (5.5km )and Sunday (7km)! Amazing.....Not the run...the weather.....I suck.....I know I shouldn't say that but its true.....
6 Months of snow and my loathing of the treadmill makes for a slow chickie!
Like a minute slower per Km slow......ugh......
Sundays run was better.....An improvement from the day before....So I am hopeful.....
I have been obsessed with goodlife body pump classes....doing them 3-5 times a week (yeah yeah I know.....too many a week) But I have to do something as the treadmill is close to getting a cap popped in it.......I have been pretty good about the stair master too....So I feel strong.....It is just my cardio that has severely suffered......hoping to get that back fast!
Monday it was nice again...Then just case she is Jerk like that Mother Nature dumped another snowfall and sub 0 temperatures on us on Tuesday! WTF

It is jus starting to warm back up today.....
Tomorrow I will be going for a trail run with Kelly.....Aiming for 8km
I lost the charger for my garmin when I moved so Kelly gave me hers.....she lost her garmin....
So I can pace properly tomorrow...I have been using an app on my iphone and I hate it.....

Sunday I started my seeds for the garden! And last night I spotted the first sprout! So excited!
I started corn, snow peas, habanero peppers, sweet peppers, green onions, heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, squash, candy cane beets and carrots.

Cute isn't it!!!!

Now lets talk about this deliciousness in a bowl!

Lunch after my body pump class today!
Soba noodles, cabbage, broccoli, kale, spinach, carrots, tofu, basil, cilantro, walnuts, rasins, pumpkin seeds all in a thai peanut sauce....(From the restaurant Fresh's cookbook).......A-MAZ-ING
Try it! Please

Monday, March 24, 2014

Food and Wine Festival....and its my Monday-Saturday!

Friday after work we headed to the Food and Wine show. We went last year too. We got free tickets since Shane's cousin Mark was working at the show at his stores stand. Since I had to work all weekend we only stayed unit 930 or so. It was fun.
I got to try a few new wines. Definitely a few I will add to the wine rack.
Including a Robert Mondavi - Cabernet Sauvignon from Califorina

After a LONG weekend at work I was almost happy to not get Overtime. I was able to sleep in until 8am!
Had some coffee, and caught up on blogs from the weekend!
Hit the gym and did a Body Pump Class
Now I am just having this delicious protein smoothie!
So good!
Small banana
Almong milk
Organic Cocoa
Organic plain protein

Going to try a new recipe. Peanut Butter Apple Protein Bars. (with Quinoa)
I also have to make lunches for the rest of the week......Days off fly by!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Go Away Snow

This has been such a long and hard winter!
No end in sight!

So sick of this Snow!!!!
Go Away!

I just want to run outside!

Katies Kure

Yesterday Shane worked so I wasp early and headed out to a Body Pump Class
Love these classes....I am so sick of the treadmill.
I can't wait for some of this snow to melt so I can run out side.
Then I went to Wal-Mart and stocked up to make lunches for next week.
On the menu
Clean Burriro Bowls and instead of rice I will do Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Then Kelly ad I headed to Cambridge to check if we are stem cell matches for a Little girl named Katie
Katies Kure
The turn out was amazing.....Hoping a match is found.....

The line up was crazy!

Great to see so many people care!

We had to fill out these forms

And then do a swab kit......Even if we aren't matches for Katie we will go into a registry and if we come up as a match for someone we will be called.....

Watching the Gold Metal Men's Hockey Game against Sweden  as is every other Canadian in the country!
Body Pump at 10!
Have a great Sunday!!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Random Picture Catch Up!

Ok....This is just to get up to date and maybe understand a bit of what I have been up to....This is in no particular order (sorry) and just some of the highlights of the last 2 years.....Then we can get back to business.....
This first picture is me and Kelly at the Marathon....I ran the full thing! And I mean I ran my butt off....It was the best run I have ever had, and I truly enjoyed every second of it.....
I was trained and ready.....3 Hr and 55 min....I'll take it!
Friday I got home early from work and found this.....What a sweetie...

I was soo soo sore from pump class.....The bath was a perfect way to start the weekend....
What a great Valentines Day
And a little treat!
July 24, Kelly had her second daughter.....Elena....Such a cutie

My Brother was Married in July ....My mom and I did the cupcakes!

Jeremy ad Siobhan
The Wedding was so the Toronto Argonauts Yacht Club....Beautiful View

Summer 2013-I am up and down this same 10 lbs....I pretty much maintain but life was so crazy for a while that I used that as an excuse to slack....not completely happy with how I look or feel right now....I am back on it now but it was rough for a while

Jay's game...Summer 2013

I threw Shane a surprise Birthday Party!

This is me on my last day at work!
I changed facilities......It is great so far!

We went to Cancun February 2011! It was an amazing trip!

My Goddaughter turns 3 today!
I am making her a Quinoa Chocolate is in the oven now.....

I have spent many fun nights with friends!

Shane and I had a nice quiet Christmas together this year with just a few family members over.....It was our first Christmas living together.......(Shane, Carla, Me and Mark)

Here is my 1st Nephew Cooper!!! He just turned 1! He is such a funny little guy!

We threw an AMAZING New Years Eve Masquerade Formal....
(Yup I made this slate Cheese Board....I love it)

It turned out well! The menu took hours but was worth it!

Some of the girlies......(Heather, Kelly, Me and Julie (She had a baby 3 days after this picture))

Just three of the guys....(Steven, Shane and Mark)
16 people were here that was packed)

January 14, 2014 we left for Punta Cana!!!
With this crazy weather this weekend it was great to get some sun!!!!!!
Punta Cana

How I miss the Ocean!!!!

Baby Izaiah...Born January 4 2014
Such a cutie! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

They finally UNLOCKED my Blog!!!!

Blogger locked my blog 2 years ago! I have emailed them many times. Apparently there was some issue with some content on my layout being corrupt. So I basically had to un-do all my had work and restore to default settings!! They just unlocked it today!!
I have pretty much ZERO computer skills and I had worked so so hard to get it looking decent!
I can't believe it took 2 years to unlock!!!
So much has changed. Its going to take me a week to get up to date here!
I will leave you with a recent picture, and I will start to get myself together!

Oh yeah....I should ask.......Do I still have any followers?