drive-thrus are for lazy people.

Living my healthiest and most holistic life, without a drive-thru !


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new job !

Exciting could describe my day yesterday.

I am officially going to be a spin teacher on the Real Ryder bikes at a studio in Toronto… It has been my goal since I first tried a class on these amazing indoor spin bikes back in October 2012, and the day has finally come where I will have my own class to teach!

Curious what the hype is about these bikes? Check out this video of the studio…

Cool, eh?

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Since I’ve been slacking on my recipes lately.. I’ll show you a few of my eats over the past week or so.

Breakfast.

It’s been a struggle, but I’m trying to start my day with veggies some days of the week. Whether it just be some sauteed kale with my eggs, or hiding things in a smoothie – I want to get some hearty nutrients into my first meal.

This has been a slightly difficult change since normally I crave sweet in the morning (apples, bananas, berries, etc. is my ideal breakky)

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Omelet with red peppers and cilantro.

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Sauteed Kale and 1 Egg

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Same breakfast as the other day, this time with a greens and fruit smoothie

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Eggs sprinkled with my favourite spice, cumin.

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In my super smoothie: Almond Milk, Kale, Banana, Greek Yogurt, Pumpkin Puree, Chia Seeds and a few Nuts

Other mornings have been sub-par so I won’t bore you with those photos.

I’ve been noticing that I haven’t been extremely hungry some mornings when I wake up, and I know that it’s directly related to how much I eat after dinner and before bed. Often times, I’ll reach for a snack immediately after dinner – which I should really be taking as a sign of either a poor habit, sugar addiction, or unsatisfying dinners.

Instead of addressing any of these, I usually just look to satisfy the sugar cravings. Now that I know more about the potential causes of these cravings, I want to more consciously address the root cause and hopefully kick this habit to the curb!

Can anyone else relate to this? Do you get strong cravings for sugar immediately after dinner?


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3 hour CYKL

What, the weekend is over already?

Back at it tomorrow! For some of you, it’s probably time to get back into routine because your holiday ends tonight…  I’ve eased back into it over the last week so I’m feeling good about conquering another Monday.

I’m finally feeling the hype of Christmas die off, and it’s a bit sad. No more Christmas movies and music, no more endless cookie supplies from my mom,  no more excuses to be lazy (not that I really needed one…)

Updates of my last couple of days… In no particular order

I managed to partake in a “3 Hour Ride” at CYKL today. Well, for me it was only 2 hours – but I still got a GREAT if not AMAZING workout in. I used to think, 3 hours – who is crazy enough to sign up for that? Well – there are a few keeners that’s for sure, and I now understand why. It’s a challenge, but totally doable as well – despite your first thought of YA RIGHT MY BUTT WOULD BE SO SORE!

Here we go… 3 hours, no problem!

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My workouts for this week (planning = doing, for me anyway)

  • Sunday:Take  Spin
  • Monday: Power walk with a friend + Abs (maybe)
  • Tuesday: Teach Spin
  • Wednesday: Take Spin
  • Thursday: Teach Spin
  • Friday: YOGA
  • Saturday: Rest

I really, really want to diversify my workouts – but between 2 jobs at spin studios – It’s only natural. Oh well, can’t complain!

Soup for Lunch – Quinoa, veggie, noddle soup !

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Dinner last night was out for my Grandmas 80th Birthday Party! Since we were at a steakhouse, naturally I decided to order steak

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But eating red meat after avoiding it for 3 months on and off didn’t prove to be THAT satisfying!

Sure, I’m not a vegetarian or vegan – but cutting back on animal products has made me less inclined to eat them on a daily basis. Especially, red meat… I can simply do without it. And by doing so, not only do I save money – but I save my digestive system from working for hours to break it all down once it’s inside.

I also don’t like the thought of the meat-packing industry, since I’ve looked into it quite a bit. If I had a million dollars, I’d only ever buy organic and free range animal products…

Anyways – that’s a side note!

 

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Woke up to get to work, spilled my water ALL over my carpet… OOPS

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Home from work now, sipping on some coffee.. Been craving it all day – and I’m satisfied at last…

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Here’s to hoping I’ll have lots of time to write some interesting blog posts this week! For now, I’ll do my best to keep you posted on the small things.

I’m off to cook some dinner, with the little food that I have. I need to hit the grocery store to get some PROTEIN though since I’m running low – lots of beans, legumes, nuts and seeds is what I’m going for.

Happy Sunday Funday. Leave me some feedback if you’re reading – you can comment below, with no hassle!

I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, keep avoiding those Drive-Thru’s. Now that it’s Winter, get outside and enjoy the fresh and crisp air!