Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ohhh I Love That...

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Wednesday to you!

Yes...
It's Wednesday!

Today...

I thought I'd share with you things all the things I've been loving lately (in the food department) because...

Seeing that it's What I Ate Wednesday and all...

I thought it would FIT the bill just right ;)

Thanks Jenn for this awesome link up!

I have to be honest...

I got the "I love" theme for this blog post from my Grampa after the evening I spent with him, we talked about...

All the different types of food he loves to eat! (And the milk he loves to chug! lol) 

He has a sweet tooth just like me ;)
Thanksgiving 2012

You know, the FUnny thing is is that...

A lot of my childhood memories revolve around amazing food which is probably why...

I love food so much! (And why I talk about it alot! lol)

I guess...

It runs in the family!

Now...

To the things I love!

I love my morning Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites...

Sometimes...
I  even like them for dinner!

And...

I love my Greek Yogurt Snack!

I put my GY mix in freezer for about an hour.
When it comes time to eating it...
It's like Frozen Yogurt :)

I also love...

My chicken salads topped with hummus...


And...

I love that first sip of my Starbucks drink whenever I have one in hand!


I also love...

The new restaurant I tried out with my Mom and Timbits the other day...

Zazaza Pizza
I had the Strawberry Fields Salad with Chicken.
My Mom and Timbits shared the Pizza!
My Grampa absolutely loves Pizza!

And...

I love these frozen chocolate protein blobs I've been making!

Mmmm Mmmm.

I also love...

The sushi and movie date night I had with myself (while I was in Toronto the other day)...

I made the most of my free evening!
p.s. It was an AWESOME movie!

And that...

SuperFit and I had an omelette for dinner when I got back the evening after! (We lounged in our PJs and enjoyed a relaxing evening at home!)


And last but not least...

I love...

The Chinese dinner we had at Grampa's place (as per his request) the other night!

SuperFit, my Mom and I love the Steamed Chicken and King Mushroom dish from Jadeland and...
My Grampa loves the Sweet and Sour Pork :)

All in all...

There's been a whole lot of lovin' lately and...

I'm happy I got to share some of these delicious things with you all :)

Now...

Before I go...

Here's the recipe for my late night omelette!

Late Night Veggie Omelette

by *CaNdY FiT*

Ingredients

Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients together
  2. Give it a good whisk
  3. In a heated, lightly sprayed Olive Oil fry pan, pour in your egg mixture
  4. Let it cook over medium-high heat until the bottom has slightly browned
  5. Turn one half onto the other - making a half-moon shape
  6. Flip the half-moon over to the other side and cook for about 1 minute or so
  7. Once the omelette has cooked throughout, plate and serve!


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Have a great day friends!

Question FU you...

What foods have you been loving lately?

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Juggling...

**This is a topic I've written about before. It serves as a great reminder to myself in the every day balancing scheme of things!** 

Balance is something...

I believe to be vital for us to work at every.single.day!

No matter if we lose our balance...
We have to continuously work at getting ourselves
 levelled  again.

After deciding I would change my sedentary lifestyle to a healthy one...

I had to figure out how I would balance myself (in that moment and period in time) in order to make those changes stick, on top of...

Keeping my mind and body happy at the same time!

Also...

There was a need for me to take a look at how I was currently balancing myself, in every day life, to ensure...

I kept on moving forward! (I had to plan out how exactly I was going to make these things, these life changes, work, for me!)

Having said that...

No two people will balance themselves the same way because...

What works for you may not necessarily work for me (and vice versa)

With that in mind...

You have to figure out what is best for you in the balancing scheme of things.

Take time to think about it.

**And don't get me wrong, I'm still trying to put more balance into some aspects of my life because I know I'm lagging in some areas. Trust me, I don't have it all figured out, although, I am making an effort to balance myself the best way I possibly can!**

And quite honestly...

I don't believe there is a perfect formula for finding balance because there will always be a need to juggle things around as nothing ever remains the same! (We grow, we mature and we are constantly learning and adapting to the world around us!)

I didn't know how to juggle, even as a clown ;)

** I won't deny that I've struggled at times in finding what my balance is exactly because I've never once tried to apply it into my own life before deciding it was time to do so. The balancing act was something I needed to practice if I was going to commit myself to healthy living. In my search to find what my body and mind needed to make my life as balanced as I could make it to be, I needed to put some effort into my new (revised) way of thinking...for my own benefit! I also had to realize that not everything was going to be perfectly balanced nor could I have it allI mean, still to this day, I do get off-balanced (sometimes literally lol) but, what I can guarantee you is, I will do whatever it takes to get myself back into place. I know life isn't always going to be easy and that things will get thrown off balance at times. That being said, it's up to us to get back up and stand on our own two feet again.**

Like everything...

We change, we evolve and...

We have to continue adjusting and re-adjusting ourselves in order to keep our overall balance!

Source

So...

That's what I will continue doing as I go along in my journey through life!

Question for you...

In the every day scheme of things, what do you find most difficult to balance?

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Defining My Strength...

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Little Things Monday to you!

Yep.
It's already Monday!

In this edition of Little Things Monday...

I will be bringing my focus to...

Life! (As a whole and not in the little things within it. In other words, I'm taking a look at the bigger picture!)

By taking moments out of my day to...

Appreciate life for all that it is (and has come to be)...

That it itself makes me see and feel...

How much I truly have to be grateFUl for!

So often we get so pre-occupied with everything that surrounds us, on top of...

Giving all of our energies to getting things done that...

We forget to be grateFUl for the gift of life which we have been given! (In its very simple state!)

Over the past few days (weeks and months)...

More and more have I come to be conscious of the fact that...

Life is truly one the biggest things we will ever come to have and...

We must not take advantage of it!

We have to take the time to appreciate it for all it has to offer...

Take charge of it,  pursue our dreams, and...

Take good care of ourselves while we're at it too!

And...
Each other :)

In one of the many messages my Grampa relayed to me yesterday...


He said...


And you know what?

He's right. (Plain and simple!)

So...

That being said...

I will take his words, work hard, push myself with all of my might...

Working hard and pushing myself.

And...

Keep on moving forward no matter how hard things may get! (I will learn in all that I will come to experience in my journey through life!)



Questions FU You...

How do you define strength?
What are you grateFUl for?

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Friday, January 25, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Chocolate Protein Dipped Frozen Banana Bites!

Good morning everyone and...

Happy #RECIPEFRIDAY to you!

Before I get to today's recipe...

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the kindness received regarding yesterday's post! (It's been quite the week!)

So...

Thank you :)

***

As with every Friday...

I get to share with you a recipe I made and enjoyed!

This week...

I have something that serves as a yummy little protein packed snack that...

Is sure to satisfy when you're yearning for something cold, chocolaty and fruity!


So...

Without making you wait too long...

Here's my recipe for...


I swear...

Nothing is better sometimes than...

A chocolate and protein packed treat! (When I say treat, I mean sweet!)

I love this stuff!

Mmmmm Mmmmm!


Chocolate Protein Dipped Frozen Banana Bites!

by *CaNdY FiT*


Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (I use Revolution High Whey)
  • 2 Tbsps Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup water (give or take - until mixture turns gooey)
note

  • You can use berries too. I did, I just ate them before I could snap a photo lol
Instructions
  1. Peel your banana, put it on a plate and freeze for about an hour
  2. Remove from freezer and slice into bites
  3. In bowl, combine the Chocolate Protein Powder, Cocoa Powder and Water. Mix together until you've reached a thick and gooey consistency
  4. Line a plate with parchment paper and with a tooth pick, dip your banana bites (or berries) into the Chocolate Protein Fudge
  5. Place each bite onto the plate (you could also spread the fudge on each piece, with a knife, to minimize the messiness)
  6. Freeze the bites until frozen (about 2 hours)
  7. Once frozen, peel the bites from the parchment paper (don't be shy, eat the Fudge that stuck to the paper lol)
  8. Line a Tupperware container with a fresh piece of parchment paper, fill it up with the frozen banana bites and place back in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy them as a snack :)
note
  • Feel free to just dip your fruit directly into the fudge like you would a chocolate fondue ;)
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Sound good?

I hope so!


Now it's your turn...

Share what you've been making and loving this week! (I'd be most appreciative if you grabbed the #RECIPEFRIDAY image and plug it into your post in order to get the tasty word out about this recipe exchange!)


I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

RecipeFUriday


Alright so...

That's it for me today!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Question FU You...

What are you up to this weekend?

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tips: Keeping your mind RIGHT when it wants to go LEFT.

As I mentioned yesterday...

Things have been a bit stressFUl over the past few days!

This was on the worst of days this week.
Sad , stressed and exhausted #FUFACE.

That being said...

I came across these words the other day....


And, I have to tell you...

They hit the spot just right.

Sure did.

Sometimes....

Life will require us to shift things around a little bit so that...

We can clear a new path and begin anew or...

Redirect ourselves in order to move along as we had originally envisioned! (In the direction we had intended for - only with some added right and left turns!)

Now...

Whether or not it is a path that will get us to the destination we had mapped out...

We, as individuals, continuously have to be mindFUl that...

Things happen and we just have to roll with it! (To be best of our abilities, no matter how difficult, unfortunate or unwanted these redirections may be!)

As easy and as simple as this may sound...

It's true! (When I had begun writing this post, I had wished it to be as easy and as simple as it sounds!)


Having said that...

No matter what path we are on (and how rocky it can get sometimes)...

There will always be a solution to resolve (or get through) whatever it is we may be dealing with!

Seeing and knowing that sometimes it takes a little readjustment to keep on going...

That in itself...

Makes me confident and hopeFUl that yes...

Things will come out brighter than the storm we may currently feel like we are in.

Like everything...

It passes.

So, when a storm hits...

I will take those moments to readjust myself and...

Continue sailing along until the sun starts to shine again!

source

With that in mind...

Here are some...


Questions FU You...

What do you do when a storm hits?
How do you regroup?

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**I'm keeping it real on the blog letting you know that my days aren't always bright! I'm being honest with myself and with you. Things have calmed and the storm has passed (with respect to the issue that brought upon this post). I readjusted myself, worked through it and in the end, everything turned out to be just fine! Now, I'm just happy to be home and with my family**

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Can't Wait...

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Wednesday to you :)

It's -40 here right now.
I'm frozen lol

As some of you may know...

I'm currently away from the home front. (I've been here since Sunday night)

While here...

I gotta tell you...

It's been a touch stressFUl on a few fronts so...

I've been doing my best at keeping it together!

Keeping it together.

That being said...

I've been good at keeping to my healthy eats and my training! (I decided to take Tuesday and today off from working out since I've come down with another cold while here! So, I'm giving my body a break and I'm giving it time to recharge!)

I'm always happy when I see dumbbells.
I did Chest and Triceps on Monday.

Although you better believe...

I can't wait to get back to Florida Fitness Aylmer (my gym) and train! (Once I'm feeling better, of course!)

Little M and I training at FFA! :)

Now in keeping on the topic of eating...

It is Wednesday so...

I'll be linking up to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons with another edition of...

What I Ate Wednesday!


I'll have you know that...

I did bring a few things with me on top of...

Going to the local grocers to ensure I had everything I needed and wanted (which is all part staying on track while on the road)...

Berries, Asian Pear,  Allegro Cheese, Oikos Greek Yogurt and Quaker Oats.

But don't get me wrong...

A big part of me can't wait to get back home and into my kitchen!

The kitchen.

Either way...

I have been eating well so...

I'm happy :)

Best Americano Ever.
Thank you Nespresso for starting off my day so well :)
Oikos Greek Yogurt and Berries in a mug :)
Morning protein packed oats.
If you're travelling, ask for a microwave in your room!

Hotel Room Chocolate Protein Berry (or Banana) Oats
by *CaNdY FiT*

Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Quaker Oats
  • 3/4 to 1 Cup Water (depends on how thick you like your oatmeal)
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (I use High Whey Revolution)
  • 1/2 cup mixed Berries (or half a banana)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add your oatmeal and 3/4 cup water.
  2. Mix together
  3. Place your bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes
  4. Remove from the microwave, stir and add a bit more water to your desired consistency
  5. Add your protein powder, stir until evenly combined.
  6. Add your berries to top and...
  7. Enjoy!

note
  • If you use a banana, split in half and microwave it for 45secs. Smoosh it. Follow the other steps from there.
  • You would be fine with boiling water with a kettle and adding it to your oatmeal but, it's not the same. Trust me.
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More coffee.
Spinach and Wild Mushroom Omelette with a Garden Salad.
Spinach and Beets Salad with White Fish, Olives and Tomatoes.

In talking about things I can't wait for...

I can't wait to make my way back home tonight...


I can't wait to get back to SuperFit...


And...

I also can't wait to get back to my Teddy Bear!


I also can't wait to...

Share with you a little recipe I quickly put together for this week's edition of...

RECIPEFRIDAY (don't forget to grab the image and link up to a recipe you'd like to share!)...



It gives me the most awesome waves!
source

And...

Use up the last pouch of this awesome bubble bath!

I was given these two packs of Ombra Bubble bath :)

Lastly...

I can't wait to visit my Grampa too!

xo

All in all (and as I'm sure you can tell)...

There are a lot of things I can't wait for so..

I better start packing so that I can get myself home already!


Have a great day everyone!

Question FU You...

What can't you wait for?

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