I ATE FISH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AT LEAST 8 YEARS.
probably even longer than that because I haven’t had tuna since I was in grade 2 and then slowly stopped eating in grade 6 and completely stopped in grade 8.
(it’s a big deal to me)
Rice Krispies with Banana and Strawberries
Baked Pork Chop in Breadcrumb with Applesauce and Asparagus
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Homemade pear and ginger turkey burger.
- package of ground turkey
- 1/4 pear, chopped
- 1/4 carrot, finely chopped
- 1/4 celery, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp of ginger
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- pepper to taste
- greek yogurt
to your preference.
Served on pumpernickel with red onion and tomato.
Now that I have somewhat of an appetite back and my stomach & bowels are cooperating for the most part of the day, I decided to eat one of my favourite go to snacks.
Plain greek yogurt, frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries), a little bit of homemade maple syrup from our sugar bush on the farm, and …. WAFFLES.
Just mix the berries and the itty bitty bit of maple syrup into the yogurt and then cut the waffles into strips, dip, and eat!
Yummy in my tummy (so far at least)!
Fruits and Greens (Citrus Salad)
- 1 pink grapefruit
- 1 naval orange
- 2 slices of starfruit
- red onion
- Make to how you want it.
- Use any sort of vinaigrette to bring out the flavours. I used balsamic, but raspberry would have been an amazing selection or keep it simple with lemon and olive oil
Chicken Noodle Soup (without the noodles)
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped/sliced/shredded
- chicken broth or stock (I used low sodium broth and added to taste)
- 3 carrots
- 4 celery stalks
- 1/2 white onion (spanish or yellow will work)
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms
- 7 small potatoes (or 2-3 large)
- noodles if you’d like
- In a crock pot (or stock pot) add water (I used 4 1/2 cups in my crock pot) and chicken broth.
- Add carrots, celery, onion, potatoes and mushrooms.
- Season with the parsley, thyme, and pepper.
- Add chicken and let cook on low. (add noodles here if you so desire)
Perfect for a cold day, if you’re ill (which I’ve eaten almost an entire pot of this). Simple, quick, and absolutely delicious. Have some crisp bread or crackers on the side to dip! Just be careful with the amount of stock/broth you use because you don’t want it to taste extremely salty.
This looks so friggin good right now
Frozen bananas, frozen berries, fresh blackberries, entire tub of greek yogurt and some honey. Topped with walnuts.
I made a large batch and since it’s more of a yogurt consistency than smoothie, I’m eating it with a spoon. :)
Breaded Shrimp with steamed veggies and quinoa cakes!
The quinoa cakes tasted absolutely delicious, here’s the link to the recipe!
They tasted like potato pancakes, but even better! You have to try them. (super healthy too!) I didn’t use the aioli, just sour cream.
It’s been pretty stressful lately.
With most of my finals next week (3finals and 1 in class exam essay) and then a cumulative Chemistry final on the 14th and then a BioPhysics final on the 19th, I’m pretty tired of school right now (and tired in general, sleep hasn’t been my friend). I’m run down, frustrated and just can’t wait to fly home to see my family, my friends, my pets.
So with that, today I indulged on a reindeer cupcake and a gingerbread latte. Pretty delicious and healthy believe it or not! Lots of green tea and water like usual and nuts and fruit for snacks throughout the day.
Breakfast: WW English Muffin with natural peanut butter and honey.
Lunch: Spinach & Mushroom soup, oh my it was better than I thought but I can still make it better.
Dinner: Spinach salad with celery, cucumber, radish, and baked avocado served with poppyseed dressing and a baked pita.
the very last of my ice cream that I bought the second week of September. Topped with bananas and blackberries and of course 100% dark cocoa sprinkles. (we all know how I feel about chocolate…blah)
I didn’t go for a run today only because I’m extremely tired but I did do a small workout this morning working my arms and being a monkey on the pull up bars.
Today’s Ab workouts
I used my interval timer, but just trying to do as many as you can is just a great!
Kettlebell - sit in a v-shape and with a weight (or without), move it to each side of your body while extending your legs in the opposite direction.
Bicycle - I added boxing power punches to get an extra burn
Extended Toe Touches - lay on your back and extend legs straight up in air (only bending at hips) extend your arms back and reach as high as you can to touch your toes.
Sidestep Push-ups - do a push up (or a modified with knees on ground) then take a side step to the left or right still in an upfront plank position and do another push-up, and go back. (you can do these in a circle, straight line, and do them forward/backwards)
Scissor Kicks - lay on back with arms at your side, raise only your legs off the ground and cross them horizontally.
Pilates Ball - I used a weighted one from BOSU, but place the ball between your feet/ lower legs, and raise the ball up above you, grabbing it with your hands and extending back down. Raise you arms with the ball and place it back between your legs and lower to full extension. Repeat. I feel the burn the most in this one.
I also did a wall sit for 3mins.
With my interval times I did each of these 3 times for a minute each. As many as I could. My abs still feel like someone has shoved a sword in my abdomen, but feels great!
Remember to keep your core tight and to breathe!
Arils from pomegranates make everything look a little brighter and more appealing.
By adding them to meals, whether it be dessert, salads, sauces, etc,. They’re a “superfood” for a reason, loaded with high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fibre.
In my resistance training course we’re now on our own, so I thought since it’s day 1 of marathon training I would put to use my new training regime.
Intervals: 10sec/50sec x 10rounds (2 sets each)
Tricep/Shoulder Press / 35lb
Incline Chest Press / 27.5lb
Skater Deadlegs / 20lb
biceps / 35lb
tricep rows / 35lb
Lat Pull Downs / 27.5lb / 35lb
Leg Press /45lbx6 + 65lb (too lazy to do math right now :P)
Hip Rolls (will define this in more detail with pictures later)
30min sprint swim