It Finally Happened

You guys, it happened. It finally happened. I have been able to consistently eat clean for like, 2 weeks.

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I was in a real rut for awhile there, but I guess the wedding countdown really made me buckle down. I haven’t had bad food (more than the odd treat) for 2-3 weeks and I honestly don’t even crave Domino’s anymore. I never thought I’d see the day. You see, James and I were getting to know our Domino’s delivery guys on a personal level for awhile there, we had a “usual”, we’d start to recognize each other by name, ask what our plans for the weekend were.. ours plans were usually eating pizza in our sweatpants because we’re really cool.

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Since breaking up with our friends at Domino’s, I’m starting to see results from this willpower I’m exuding over here. For example, on Saturday I went to Costco and I bought a pair of black dress pants there for work (don’t judge me, Costco has some great stuff), and I bought a size 8 and then went home and tried them on and they’re too big on me. Boom! Size 6 in Costco pants.

I’m eating things like cucumbers for snacks like I’m a freaking rabbit or something. Example A: 

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Last night I made chili lime tilapia tacos with fresh mango salsa for dinner. Also, I make sure that I have salad every single night.

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This was my lunch yesterday. My old snack plates had triple the brie and zero plants, now check me out.

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The other night I had to pick up take-out for us because it was one of those days, but I got grilled chicken salad wraps from our local Vietnamese restaurant and made a salad to go with it.

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And instead of my usual 2 earl grey tea’s with milk and sugar per day, I’m officially obsessed with this caffeine-free ginger peach herbal tea. I even dressed in peach the other day to match it the box. Me and this tea are besties now, and friends that dress alike, stay together.      IMG_20150409_125553

Oh and also, I’m still going to Crossfit and I’m loving it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m terrified and nervous for the whole class because it’s intimidating as hell. Like on Friday, the coach was like “Okay, we’re going to learn handstand push-ups” and I was like “Uhh, I can tell you right now that this won’t happen for me.” Obviously I was no where close to actually achieving that feat that she makes look so easy, but I did do a teddy bear headstand (google it) and I was squealing for her to look at me because it basically blew my mind that I was able to do it after the 27th try. Crossfit Games here I come, ha! Anyways, I know that it’s working because muscles that I didn’t even know that I had are sore. Every day my body is sore, every. damn. day. So just 48 more days of this torture and I am praying that my upper body looks toned and amazing for my strapless walk down the aisle. A girl can dream.

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Speaking of Crossfit I’m off to my 7am class now. Please cross your fingers that I haven’t puked or passed out, I’m pretty on the cusp of both of those outcomes like, every class.

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Comments:

How long do you go eating clean for?

Do you make snack plates for meals?

Does anyone else go to Crossfit?

Married readers – what did you do to get in shape for your wedding?

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So, Hey!

Does anyone even read this thing anymore? Where do I even begin? Well, let’s start with the most recent life development and work our way backwards, shall we? I’m going to use point form because I need to go to bed and you don’t want to hang out here all day, right? Right.

First::: Tonight I joined Crossfit. I know, I’m late to the party on this one and I’ve talked about my dislike for the price before, and I have known for awhile that I would love it if I actually bit the bullet and joined, but let’s be honest… it’s intimidating and I’m a wimp. You see, my wedding is 60 days away and it is officially crunch time. Like, for real this time. I did a short fitness assessment class tonight with the head coach (?) and I am having trouble walking. #prayforme

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Burnt Out

Oh, hi! I haven’t posted in a really long time, you may or may not have noticed. I have been drafting posts all over the place, but I second guess them and think they’re terrible so I never hit publish. I don’t know what my problem is lately. So, I thought I’d check in and let you know that I’m still alive and well over here.

Sometimes I find it hard to be an adult. This is a really immature statement I realize, but its hard.

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Insta-laughs & Movie Night!

Heyo! I’m feeling a little lack of inspiration today but wanted to pop in, so I thought that I’d share my favourite Instagram finds of the week. Basically, my favourite Instagram accounts are: girlwithnojob, betches,  and dilfs_of_disneyland (this last one is purely for gratuitous man candy). You should follow all of these accounts immediately (plus mine, obvi) for daily chuckles to help you get through the work day. You’re welcome.

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Forest & Urban Adventures

Raise your hand if you didn’t want this weekend to end? Yeah, me too. We had a pretty eventful weekend of exploring both forest landscapes and urban ones, in equal parts. Vancouver is a city that get’s a crapload of rain, so when we get a weekend of sunshine it means that us + everyone else in Vancouver were outdoors and soaking up the sun. Note, my family & friends in Ontario are experiencing extreme cold weather and so much snow right now. I miss them so much, but I do not miss that weather.

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Food, Food, Food.. And Other Stuff

This week is too long, I can’t even handle it. Last week was a long weekend in BC so it was only a 4-day work week and that is making this week feel extra long. Help meeeee. So anyways, I wish it was Friday up in here, but alas… it’s only Thursday but I’d like to tell you about some things. Most of things things are about food.

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Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

So, I mentioned our amazing dinner last night and I thought that it deserved its own post. I take eating very seriously, it’s truly my favourite activity. Sunday was a sunny, incredible day outside and it made us want something fresh and light for dinner, something that reminded us of Summer. I had bought some frozen shrimp awhile back and decided to whip them into something amazing, enter Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos! Check it. 

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups Thawed Shrimp (I used peeled, deveined frozen shrimp)
  2. 1 Avocado
  3. 1/4 Red onion
  4. 1 Lime
  5. Fresh cilantro
  6. Chili powder
Instructions
  1. Squeeze fresh lime juice onto thawed shrimp (about 1/2 lime)
  2. Sprinkle chili powder, salt, and pepper onto shrimp.
  3. Cook in iron skillet until shrimp opaque and lightly browned
  4. Finely dice red onion, avocado, and cilantro for a fresh salsa
  5. Build an amazing tortilla!
Notes
  1. Note: We decided to make homemade tortillas out of corn flour because we like to make life more difficult. It was amazing though, and you should do it too. We used this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/corn-tortillas/
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 While making your own corn tortilla’s isn’t the most time efficient thing to do, it is amazing to eat something that you made with your own hands and know all ingredients. We took some corn tortillas and baked them in the oven to make healthy corn chips. Chips for dinner? Yes and yes! 

Comments: 

Tell me your favourite taco recipe?? 

Do you like shrimp? 

Ever tried your own tortillas? 

 

 

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A Valentines Day Adventure

It’s the end of the weekend, blah. I have the Sunday night blues right now because this work week ahead is going to be a busy one. Anyways, blog land is full of weekend recaps this time of the week. so, here is mine.

On Saturday, we started our Valentines Day celebration early and had exchanged valentines day cards by 7:00 AM. We both wish we could sleep in, but we just aren’t physically capable. My internal clock is so rude. I made us heart-shaped banana pancakes because, #festive. James surprised me with roses at 7AM, I think I’ll keep him.

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Long Weekend Lounging

This weekend was a long weekend in BC and I was so grateful for the extra day without stress and responsibilities. I needed it so, so badly. James and I spent 80% of our weekend in our track pants and it was glorious.

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Scandal is consuming all of my free time and my every thought when I’m not watching it. I was actually at Target today and I was suspiciously eyeing everyone around me to see if I was under some kind of government surveillance. I’m telling you, its consuming me.

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Speaking of Target, all Canadian Target stores are closing and are currently in liquidation. It’s the most devastating thing to happen to me in a long time. I know, #firstworldproblems. I went to the makeup aisle in hopes of scoring some deals, and was greeted with this. Empty shelves and no produce to choose from..rude.

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In other news, in addition to spending the majority of the weekend lounging x 10 and hiking, I did a little cooking. The other day I picked up the Oh She Glows vegan cookbook from Angela’s blog. I have read her blog for years and can’t believe that I didn’t have her cookbook yet. I was flipping through it and the Indian Lentil Cauliflower Soup really caught my eye because we had all of the ingredients already. that’s such a rare occurrence in our lives that I have to jump on the opportunity when it does. I made this recipe on Sunday night for James and I, and it was the perfect rainy night meal that was really filling but healthy. I subbed chopped spinach for chopped kale. I try to sneak kale in whenever possible because rumour has it it’s good for us, or something like that. 

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Don’t judge me, the one in the cookbook looked so much better but it tasted amazing nonetheless. We won’t be eating vegan everyday because cheese and meat are kind of important to us, but I could definitely get used to more meals along these lines.

Well, it’s back to the grind tomorrow morning. I have a very early one ahead of me, the party’s over.

Comments:

Did you have a long weekend?

Have you tried any vegan recipes?

Scandal – have you seen it?!

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Lighthouse Park

This weekend is a long weekend in BC and I’m loving every minute. We spent most of Saturday doing some wedding planning tasks on our laptops while having a Scandal marathon on Netflix because it was a rainy day. I can’t even stop it with this show. Does anyone else watch it? Today we decided to peel ourselves off the couch and to get some fresh air and exercise and head over to Lighthouse Park in North Vancouver. We did our first trail run / hike of 2015 and the fresh air, the smell of the forest, the scenes, it was the perfect thing to get me out of my lazy Winter funk.

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