Monday, October 31, 2011

Char Crust Giveaway!

**This giveaway is now closed**

As you know...

I often use Char Crust Seasoning in my cooking! (It is absolutely delish!!!)

www.charcrust.com

Some of my FUvorite recipes include:

Char Crust Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Char Crust Chicken
Char Crust Haddock

To shed a little light on what it is:

Char Crust is a dry-rub...

It is:

1. Low in Calories;
2. Low in Carbs; and
3. Has no Fat!

Yet...

It explodes with FUlavor!!! (SuperFit always licks his fingers clean ~ if you know what I mean!) 

Since I've adopted a new lifestyle in Health and Fitness...

I want to be sure I make sound choices in the products I use when preparing a meal! (While maintaining great FUlavor!)

As I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to make their meals that much more Nomee...

*CaNdY FiT* will be spreading the FUlavor thanks to Char Crust!!!

Translation:

I've got some FUlavor to share with YOU!

So...

How you can win yourself some rub?!

By simply telling me what FUlavor you'd like to try out! 

Visit the Char Crust website (www.charcrust.com) and...

Pick your top 3 FULavors out of the 9 they have to ofFUr! (List your top 3 below!)

The lucky winners will be sent their FUlavor of choice! 

Interested?!

Leave your comments NOW!

**Disclaimer: The sample products are being provided by Char Crust. There was no monetary compensation for this post or giveaway. I would not endorse a product I do not completely believe in or use myself. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Char Crust. The giveaway is only open to those in North America**

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Week 3 (pt.2): The Not-so-Good News!

**October 16 - 20**

As you may recall from my last post ~click~...

I started week 3 in my FUtoshoot Prep on a good note!

1. I had a great sushi dinner!
2. My article made its way into our local paper; and
3. SuperFit told me I was right on track in my preparation!

October 13. 2011
BeFUre my afternoon cardio.

After having spent a great day with SuperFit on my FUrst FUll day back (from my trip away from home ~click~)...

We suited up and got ready FU our long run of the week!

If anything...

We had a great run!!!

I set a personal best (PBmmm PB!)...
In the FUrst 5K!
We FUnished 10K in 1 hour.

When we step FU't in the house...

I reFUeled (as usual) with...

Malt-like Chocolate/Vanilla Protein Bowl!

Blend...
6 o.z. Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder,
1 tbsp. Greek Yogurt, 1 Packet of Vanilla Stevia, 1 tsp. of Xantham Gum and
6 Ice Cubes.
Don't tell me this doesn't look Nomee!!!
It's one of my FUvorite snacks right now! 
PerFUcto!
Tip: Put your bowl in the FUreezer FU 5 minutes (or longer)...
It makes it more ice cream like :)

I had it over some good gossip!

See...
I wasn't kidding!

**Almond Milk has now been removed from my 'diet'**

Then....

Out of nowhere...

My left leg, knee, calf (I had no idea) gave out! (I had to hang on to the counter to lift any weight from my leg!)

It was so painFUl to stand on that...

I couldn't walk without yelping! 

So...

We iced the area we thought I injured! (My injury wasn't sensitive to the touch, it was deeper than that so it was hard to find!)

Ouchy!

After a good hour...

We headed out to Starbucks! (I was still in severe pain but thought it would eventually go away - it didn't!)

I had a Non-Fat, Sugar-FUree Caramel Frappuccino!
No whip. Just the fat-FUree milk, coffee, sugar-FUree FUlavoring and Ice.
I had with Red Peppers and a slice of Allegro Cheese.
www.myallegro.ca

We soon left as the pain was unbearable! (So much FU my bright idea!)

After laying down FU a little while...

I made us a quick dinner! (Well, as fast as I could move that is!)

I had Egg Whites  with Basil and Red Peppers
(I cooked them in a pan FUrst) served on Tortilla Shells.
I decided to modify my Pizza from the evening prior.
It was pretty good!

I made SuperFit Pasta with Chicken...

Pretty well the same ingredients as the evening prior.
(I wasn't in the most creative of moods lol)
2 tbsp. of PestoRed Peppers, Mushrooms,
Chili Peppers, Salt and Pepper to taste and of course...
CHICKEN!
I mixed the Spaghetti and Chicken together once they were both cooked.

I timed it well enough so that both our dishes were ready at the same time :)


I also made extras FU SuperFit! (He likes these leftovers!)

It beats a Protein Shake! ;)

The next day...

It was time to go to the Doctors! (It wasn't getting any better!)

After Xrays and a last minute appointment at Physio (I've never been to Physio)...

I left with:

Crutches.

The prognosis was...

I obviously did something to my knee area!

The problem was...

I had referring pain in my leg that it was difFUcult to localize where it was stemming from. 

I was given:

1. Anti-inFUlammatories;
2. A FU exercises to work on from the Physio Therapist; and
3. Crutches.

I was told to:

1. Stay home (FU the remainder of the week);
2. Ice the inFUlammed area; 
3. Come back FU more Physio sessions;

Muscle Contracting Device.
It feels like little electric shocks. 
Another machine with a similar type affect... 
Except it's over ice.

3. Stop weight training FU a week (or until I saw a drastic change in my recovery); and
4. Stop all of my cardio. (Until FUrther notice!)

Translation: 

1. Time off work; and
2. A little dent in my prep (training wise) FU my shoot and in the *CaNdY FiT* Challenge!

Clearly...

I wasn't too thrilled...

Does this look like a happy FU?!
Rhetorical question ;)
Tired and in pain.

But...

Sometimes these things happen and...

can't let them get me down or in the way of life! (I have to be thankFUl it wasn't something worse!)

I'll get back up and Running (literally)!

**As a side note: Neither the Doctor nor the Physio Therapist saw anything wrong in the mileage I've been running (I progressed within the right timelines). The run could have caused/aggravated the injury, which does add some level of fear when I get back into the FUll swing of things! I'm hoping it doesn't happen again because it's deFUnitely not FUn (when is pain FUn?!)! That said, within a FU days of my injury, the Physio Therapist and I were FUnally able to localize the pain (after the swelling had gone down). The good news is: I didn't damage any ligaments. It's a muscle strain in my upper calf, which is the less severe injury of the twoFUew!!!**

Either way...

Never did it cross my mind to give up!

I'm going to continue along (with the adjustments at hand - yep, adjustments) and...

Give 100% of myself to my goal and...

To the *CaNdY FiT* Challenge! (click)

So FU now...

I'm doing what I can and...

DeFUnitely getting some good R&R :)

**Note: I have every intention to continue training FU a half-marathon (once I get the green light to put my runners back on!). But trust me, I'm not rushing into anything beFUre I know I'm ready!**

Questions FU you...

1. Have you ever sustained a sports injury?
2. Did you fear going back to the sport that caused it?
3. Did you ever think of giving up?
4. How did you bounce back from it?

Stay tuned to find out how we made it all work so as not to hinder my progress in my prep on *CaNdY FiT*!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Week 3 (part 1): The Good News!

**October 15**

This is not a joke...

Tis not the good news!

BeFUre I begin telling my story...

Let's start with the good stuff!

I thoroughly enjoyed my Sushi dinner the evening prior...(~click~)

Now that is one satisFUied FU!

SuperFit told me my little article made it's way into our local paper...

I was super exciter about it :)

And he also told me I was on track in my FUtoshoot prep!

October 12. 2011

The day FUllowing this abundance of great news...

I enjoyed staying in my PJs FU a good portion of the morning!

My bed hair rocks.

I was also happy to eat my Protein Pancakes! (I needed a break from the Oatmeal and Protein powder mix!)

Aaahh yesss...
The Protein Pancakes!
Blend:
8 Egg Whites, 1/2 Cup Quick Oats, 1 tbsp. of Ground Flax Seeds,
2 Packets of Vanilla Stevia, and Cinnamon :)
PAM FUry over medium heat until both sides are cooked.
Throw em' back in the pan at the end to add a little crunchiness!
Nom.

After FUnally getting out of my comfy clothes...

I FUreshened up and changed into comfier attire! (Shoot me lol)

SuperFit and I had a date to train arms together! (Biceps and Triceps)

Concentration Curls.
I'm concentrating.

I sipped on a Protein Shake in between sets...

Blend:
1 Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder, 12 o.z. of Water
(I actually added 4 o.z. of green tea dragon FUruit Crystal Light)
4 Ice Cubes.
It was delish.

After a great workout sesh (I also did an hour of cardio)...

We headed to the Greek Souvlaki Shack! (They have a great menu FU those watching their carb intake!!!) 

Notice the Low Carb heading.

As soon as we entered...

We were welcomed with a great smile! (It's always nice when you go out to eat and the serving staff are pleasant! It can really make or break the dining experience!)

It took us no time to decide what we were going to have!

I was looking FUward to my meal!
I had the Greek Village Salad.
FUresh Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Cucumber, Green Peppers,
Onion, Greek Peppers (hot peppers) and 2 Chicken Skewers.
I opted out of the dressing and Feta and didn't eat the Olives.
SuperFit had the Greek Salad with Chicken Skewers.
We both love Peppers.
I can handle the heat better than he can!

While we were enjoying the FUreshness of our FU'd...

We had a visitor!

No...
Not Popeye!
My sister Kiki!
(She was at my Mom's store just a FU doors down!)
www.thecookwarecentre.com

Later on...

I FUeled up with some much needed essentials FU the week!

The Bananas were FU SuperFit.
Ooo Ooo Aaah Aaah.
FUnny. I know ;)

That evening...

I decided to make Pizza FU dinner!

I gave SuperFit two options:

1. BBQ Chicken Pizza; or
2. Pesto Chicken Pizza.

He wanted both!

BBQ and Pesto.

As soon as the chicken and veggies were cooked...

I sauced the Thin Crust Pizza with Tomato sauce!

It smelled Nomee!

I then added the Protein!

1/2 Pesto and 1/2 BBQ.
He's spoiled and he knows it!
But he is grateFUl :)

SuperFit did have a task in all of this (Yep!)...

He grated the Allegro Cheese! (It was a bigger job than he had imagined lol)

www.myallegro.ca
Check it out. You'll be pleasantly surprised :)

As soon as he was done...

I topped HIS pizza with that cheesy goodness! (Keyword being HIS!)

Mmmmm!

I threw it (not literally) in the oven at 450F FU a good 10 minutes...


I then took it out...

Only to add MY mini pizzas! (Keyword being MINE - I used Tortilla Shells!)

His and Hers Pizza xo

I put all the Pizzas back in the oven FU about 10 minutes more!

Nothing like watching cheese melt.

Once they were ready to eat...

We devoured them like it was nobody's business!

SuperFit had half...
I gave the other half to The Masta the next day.
Nommers!
I ended up eating it like a taco.

After a great dinner...

SuperFit and I went out running 10K the FUllowing morning.

**And so the story of a 'broken' (not literally) FU begins**

Stay Tuned FU Part 2 on *CaNdY FiT*
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