Archive for February, 2012

February 29th, 2012

Sweat Cures All

You know, I’m a pretty positive person but even positive people have down days and today was one of them. I was just in a crappy mood all morning so I took a break from work to get my workout in. I was going to go for a run but we had some crazy flurry action going on so I hopped on the elliptical for a half hour instead and then followed it up with the ChaLEAN Extreme Push 2 class.

By the time I was done and all sweaty I was feeling a lot better! Exercise is my natural cure-all!

I followed my workout with a coffee flavoured yogurt and a Green Monster with berries!


Snacks this afternoon were some almonds and grapes!

My tip for grapes is to wash and de-stem them when you get them in the door, put them in a bowl and place them in the fridge on a shelf that’s easy to reach! Any time you’re feeling snackish you’ve got easy access to grapes!

Dinner was delish! I baked up a spaghetti squash and added some sautéed onion, garlic, red pepper, sundried tomatoes and marinated artichoke hearts! I topped it off with some light feta and black olives. This is one of my favs and I washed it down with a glass of Shiraz!


For a treat I had a handful of dark chocolate covered almonds and called it a night!


February 28th, 2012

A Typical Day In My Neighbourhoo

Today was one of those days that started off busy and then cooled down as the time wore on.

I woke up early for our grocery delivery (LOVE not having to worry about that errand), and made a bowl if oats with p.b. that I devoured before taking a photo (oops!) and then I immediately had a coaching call!

Knowing my schedule would be out if whack today I did my workout directly after my call. I did CHaLEAN Extreme’s Burn It Off cardio drills followed by 20 minutes of Extreme Abs. I love Burn It Off as it’s short but intense!

I was starving after my workout so I snacked on a vanilla yogurt cup.

I love Olympic greek-style yogurt! It’s sooo creamy! The downside is that it’s Greek style yogurt and not actual Greek yogurt.

Lunch was a Green Monster!


I had a very focused afternoon but then one small phone call took my mojo away so I had some almonds and relaxed for a bit.


Alan and I decided to get out and stretch our legs so we took a nice walk to Starbucks for an unpictured skinny cafe mocha and half a chocolate chip cookie. Remind me not to have that cookie again, it was actually quite tasteless! Give me an oat bar any day!

Dinner was quick and easy as I had planned for guests but plans fell through so a simple salad with dried cranberries and grilled cheese with light provolone was had!


It was a typical day in my neighbourhood today!