Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Reach For It!

Hey everyone and…

Happy What I Ate Wednesday to you!

Don't worry...
It's not what Teddy Ate Wednesday ;)

Honestly…

This week has just been flying by to the point where I can’t tell yesterday from today! (Well, maybe I can but you get the drift lol!)

As I’m now…

10 sleeps away from competing at the OPA Ontario Championships which I qualified for back in November


The last cycle/phase of my prep is officially in FUll motion!

So what does this mean?

Well…

That the next few days (from here to the competition) will be about fine tuning ‘my package’ so to speak, continuing my workouts (which will change next week), and...

When it comes to my eats…

Thanks Jenn for the food link up!

Perhaps making some slight changes depending on how my body progresses through! 

Like I've mentioned to you in week's past...

Things are pretty plain and simple...

But still delicious!
Oatmeal Protein Bites.

And…

Whether that looks (and sounds) boring...

No salt seasoned chicken.

It’s generating results! (That we're happy with! (and I think that's really important in all of this...that....I'm happy!))

Oats and Eggs.
I love me my fish!

That being said…

I have been making other food for those around me who are not a competition diet...

Making SuperFit tasty eats that keep within his own clean eating lifestyle!
Oatmeal Crust Pizza!

And, I must say...

It's been interesting Nothing beats cooking with your sense of smell as opposed to taste!

I winged this recipe and SuperFit really enjoyed it!
FUew ;)

Does it bother me that I can’t have what I’ve been making for others?

Not at all! (I just hope it's edible lol)

Why? Because...

It ain’t part of the plan!

My plan is to follow my program to the end!

As long as my cooking is being enjoyed (without being able to test it out for consumption lol)

I’m happy!


And speaking of happy eaters...

Here’s a little something something I made for my little sis the other night!

We had a pyjama and movie party :)
She brought the leftovers to school!
A sign that it was good lol

I gotta admit...

I was thrilled when she said this after her first bite…

Mmmmm…this is so good! I can’t believe you went from not cooking to being a great cook!” (Yes, three years ago you would have not found me in the kitchen but on the couch or a restaurant! lol)


Here's the recipe:

Pesto & Olive Tapenade Chicken Pasta

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients

  • Spaghetti (amount to fit to your plan)
  • 1 sliced (cubed) Chicken Breast (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup chopped Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or use spray EVOO Oil)
  • 1 tbsp Pesto (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tbsp Olive Tapenade (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • Pinch of Garlic Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Spinach and or Broccoli (optional)
Instructions
Spaghetti:
  1. Bring salted water to a boil and add in the spaghetti
  2. Cook until pasta is cooked to your liking
Sauce:
  1. In a medium, olive oil coated fry pan, add in your sundried tomatoes and dried spices
  2. Cook for about 3-5 minutes
  3. Add in your pesto, olive tapenade and sliced/cubed chicken and mix around until evenly coated
  4. Cook for another 5-7 minutes and set aside
Bringing it together
  1. Once you've drained the pasta in a colander, transfer the pasta back into the pot
  2. Pour the sauce over your pasta and mix together
  3. Portion your serving and enjoy!
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I have to honest in telling you that…

Things are changing with every day that goes by and…

I’m noticing all of it! (From big changes to small changes, I’m seeing them all and I’m finding this part to be so exciting! I'm also really appreciating the process too!)

No doubt…

I’m getting super-duper pumped (I mean, I have butterflies in my tummy) and…

I seriously can’t wait for the big day!


I also can’t wait for…

All the FUn to be had during our trip to Toronto (with my teammates, family and friends)

In addition to…

Wearing my new bikini as a Daydreams Fitness Wear  Sponsored Athlete


Competing alongside everyone else (and making new friends while at it!) and…

Bringing out the very best I can in what I’ve been working towards from the start!

I mean…

Competition day will be about having a great time, celebrating my accomplishments (and of those around me!) as well as...

Getting there without any regrets! (Giving 110% of myself allll the way to the stage!)

It will also be about…

Standing strong and proud with everything I’ve surmounted, worked towards and dedicated myself to! (It's been an incredible journey!)


It will also be a great reminder that…

You really can achieve anything you put your mind to if you simply believe in yourself!

I mean...

All you have to do is...

Reach for it! (And the skies the limit as they say!)


Questions FU You…

What do you love most about competing, racing, training, working out etc…?
Favourite eats of late?

Stay Tuned Fu More On *CaNdY FiT*

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60 comments:

  1. um
    so
    WHEN ARE YOU CREATING A RECIPE EBOOK FOR ME?!
    please and thank you?

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    1. MMmmmm yes. I would LOVE to do that! Where to begin...I have no idea!

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  2. Wow you are doing so well! I can't believe you only have 10 sleeps left that is incredible!!! You are going to kill it :)

    Your dog and little sis are too cute :)

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    1. Thanks Jan! 8 sleeps now!!! Yahooooooo!

      So excited for the experience of competing at the Provincials!

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  3. Mmm. Chickpea curry ..... Your sis is so cute! I LOVE it when my son takes leftovers for lunch - it is a true sign of recipe success!

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    1. It really is. It makes me smile :)

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  4. Aw, your little sister is so cute! And clearly she approved of the eats!

    You're getting close!!

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  5. Pasta dish looks awesome - thanks for the recipe!!
    I'm so impressed that you can cook stuff like that and have the discipline to not eat it!! Of course, that's why you look so amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks Kim!

      I just hope it's good lol ;)

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  6. YOU ARE AMAZING! And you definitely have much more will power than me when it comes to food. I am seriously the worst haha. PROUD OF YOU!

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    1. I had no will power 3 years ago!

      Thanks Krysten! Love ya!

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  7. You and your little sis are too cute! I need to eat a lot cleaner like you and have been watching my sugars as that's the culprit for me! I can't wait and am so excited for you!

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    1. Yeeeeeeeeeeee! Sugar....I am the candy girl you know ;) I couldn't go a day without it!

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  8. i don't think your meals are boring at all!!!

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  9. Your sis is adorable, just like you!! And I do love your food, not boring at all! I am getting excited with you for the big day!!
    Working out and making progress makes me feel invincible and this is a feeling I never want to miss anymore!!

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    1. Thanks darling!!! I'm so excited. Like..every time I think about it...I smile! The journey has been amazing and I look forward to the experience of competing at the Provincials!

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  10. How cute is your little sister? I love that you have PJ & movie parties! :)

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  11. Your sister is adorable!!! As is your little pup. Love him.

    You totally rocked those shoes in the first picture - I'm still in awe of that part. And of your dedication and determination.

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  12. You are so inspiring!! Noticing and feeling the changes is truly wonderful and I'm glad you're doing so well and staying focused! You're almost there!!! Yay yay yay!!

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    1. thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yahooo!

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  13. You are dedicated and committed- not everyone can do what you're doing!

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  14. It is getting so close now :) All the best and good luck on the big day!

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  15. So, this is my first time visiting from WIAW and totally fell in love with your blog! You are so committed and driven! Love it! And anything with tapenade is so good! :)

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  16. YES GIRL! I am so impressed of your dedication! Get after it...I'll stay tuned.

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  17. I love your smile! You should smile more in your pictures like in these! :)

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  18. That pasta recipe looks delicious! I'm loving your blog :)

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  19. I'm making that chicken dish with my main squeeze - SPAGHETTI SQUASH! :D

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  20. You look great! I am sure you will rock at competition. Even though your food would be considered dull by some standards...those pics make it look YUM!

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    1. I think it's yummm too :)

      Thanks!

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  21. It's really hard to say what my favorite part about training/competing is...probably the satisfaction seeing all the amazing things I am capable of doing. Sometimes you just have to stop and breathe and think about how far you have come, nothing beats that!

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  22. You are awesome, and a great sister! She looks so adorable in the FU face picture!

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  23. Like I said in my IG comment, I love this post! Keep up the inspiring work. Good luck at your competition!

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  24. You are so inspiring!! Just ten sleeps... excited for you!

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  25. Rock on--LOVE your great attitude and approach to your competition diet. Yup, gotta be happy about it, and it IS only for less than two weeks, then you get to get onstage and then have a liiiittle more fun in your food, haha. That chickpea curry looks delish! You can come cook for me while you prep, I'll be sure to enjoy it enough for the both of us :)

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    1. hehe! Sounds like a plan!

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement!

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  26. You look awesome! I love your dedication and discipline. You inspire me to make the decision to go with a plan and don't accept deviations from the plan. I LOVE to accomplish new things - Lift a new weight or jump to a new height. For me - I'm on fire when I realize I CAN do something new that I've never done before. Have a fabulous day!

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    1. You can do anything you put your mind to! Believing in yourself is always the key to getting yourself going!

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  27. That chickpea curry looks awesome!! I am sure that it was tasty :).

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  28. I 2nd the recipe book! Really necessary! Your food always looks so yummy!

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  29. That's so great how you've taught yourself to cook--I had the same experience. Before I became focused on healthy eating, I never cooked more than Kraft mac&cheese, and I just fell in love with it! I also love that you're not putting yourself in a place where you feel bummed about not being able to eat what you make--as long as YOU are happy, that is all that matters! :)

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  30. I don't know how you don't taste while cooking! You must have the will power of a body builder ;) You look fab!

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  31. EEEEE So Excited for you girl!!! All of your food photos look AMAZING! Mmmm... drool.

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  32. I'm so impressed with your eats. Never boring, even now!! Keep us posted. Cannot wait to hear all about it!

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  33. I am with Miz! :) I so get this contest eating UGH! ;) In the old days, I used to boil a whole post of chicken breast & sprinkle some no salt seasoning on after - :)

    YOU ARE ROCKING IT!

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    1. Your comments always make me smile Jody! Thank you for your never ending support and encouragement! xo

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  34. i am not a big pasta fan but i could eat a bowl of that chicken and olive tapenade by itself! love her little fuface, so cute. you have quite the drive, it'd be way hard for me to watch your man and sis eat those yummy things that you would normally enjoy when not in prep mode, but you're determined and i know that the triumph you'll feel in competition day will be the best feeling ever!

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  35. SO exciting that you're 10 days away from the comp!!!! You continue to thrive and impress with your dedication - keep it up!!! Cheering you on :D

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    1. Thank you Liz!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  36. The recipe sounds wonderful. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read all about the competition. You're dedication is so inspiring!

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  37. Great idea for the pasta dish. I love sun dried tomatoes, pesto and olive tapenade... never thought to combine them. :)

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