Friday, July 25, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: A Collection of Tasty Eats...

A week has come and gone and...

We find ourselves at yet another #RECIPEFRIDAY!

Nothing like making a sandwich with your own homemade sourdough bread.
Try this:
Fried Egg, Avocado slices, Peppered Goat Cheese and Lettuce.
Yum.

Since this is a scheduled post (I'm not a near a computer at the moment)...

I'm going to go straight into the awesome recipes that were shared during last week's round up and...

I will await the collection of eats you all will link up to today upon my return!

Here we go...

Chocolate Banana Quinoa Muffins via Cassandra over at...
Almost Getting It Together.
via Jena over at Burpees for Breakfast.

via Brittany over at Barr and Table.
via Linday over at Cotter Crunch.
Nut Free Vegan Mac 'n Cheese via Rebecca over at...
Strength and Sunshine.
Creamy Garlic Hummus via Alysia over at Slim Sanity.

via Arman over at The Big Man's World.
via Laura over at Mommy Run Fast.
via Jennifer over at The Fit Fork.

Alright so...

If you have a recipe you've been making and loving as of late...

Share it!



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


Have a great weekend!

Savour it.

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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Friday, July 18, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Dishing Out The Recipes...

Oh hey...

It's #RECIPEFRIDAY and...

I have a slew of recipes to share with you from last week's round up!

I've been making these on the regular!

But before I dish those out...

Let's recap a little bit of the week shall we?

Let's do it in pictures yes? (Photos are always FUn!)

I've been loafing around a whole lot.
Always using my sourdough starter to make my loaves rise.
Loving experimenting with different flours, flavours, combinations and techniques.
If anything...
I'm learning that life is truly a slice worth savouring :)
So then I savoured this moment right herrrr.
Proof that healthy living is FUn and not a chore :)
I also savoured this little jar of nut butter from a lovely girl I met through my blog!
Bread and butter brought us together :)
Yummmeh!
I've been running lots this week.
It started with a 11km run. Then 16km....
Then 10km.
I enjoyed each run to the very FUllest...
Taking good care of my right shin that's been wonky as of late.
This was a lone chair.
It's always out.
It waits for someone to sit in it.
I seized the opportunity.
I also seized the opportunity to refresh myself with a cold can of Grapefruit Citrus Zevia.

Okay so enough about me...

Let's get to the eats that were submitted last week!

I'm sure at least one will appeal to you!

*Breakfast*

via Lindsay over at Cotter Crunch.
via Arman over at The Big Man's World.
via Suzlyfe.


*Snacks and things*

via Tina.
via Audrey over at In Shape Cupcake.

Crispy Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Nuggets via Miss Polkadot.

*Lunch/Dinner/Sides*

via Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine.
via Caren over at The Fit Habit.
via Cat over at Cat Food is Good For You.
via The Good Life Girl.

Alright so...

If you have a recipe you've been making and loving...

Share it!

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




Have a great weekend everyone!

I know Teddy's excited ;)

Questions FU You...

How was your week? Plans for the weekend?
How do you take care of sore shins? (I've been wearing compression socks post-run and icing it (I can't run with them, I've tried). I had also taken a week off of running. I find there is more discomfort when I start running, although the 'pain' diminishes with distance....BUT then it comes right back when I'm done with my run. Le sighhhhhhh....)

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Healthy Living Is Not A Chore...

So often do people comment on how relieved I must feel now that I "don't have to train as much or as hard" since...

I don't have any fitness competitions on my radar.

And every time...

I find myself answering the same thing over and over again.

"I love training! Just because I'm not competing doesn't mean I'm not training hard, without effort, or that I've stopped." (To me...lifting, running, cycling, whatever it may be, is not something I view or feel is a chore yet, it's something I crave doing.)

I feel good. I feel strong. I feel alive.

Granted...

It wasn't always this way.

Talk to me almost 5 years ago...

I would have laughed at the thought of lifting a single finger, let alone...

Putting running shoes on.

I had no problems lifting a fork.

That being said...

On this present day...

That has totally changed.

After turning my lifestyle around and...

Focusing and committing myself to my health (both in body and mind)...

Not a single day goes by do I wish I could go back to my sedentary ways.

Of course...

The transition wasn't an easy one....

I mean...

I was soooooo used to doing anything but exercise or, be mindFUl of what I ate that...

Turning my couch potato habits around wasn't as easy as making tatter tots. (If you know what I mean!)

I soon learned that slicing and dicing sweet potatoes wasn't easy ;)

No doubt...

My decision to get healthy meant that I needed {to}...

  1. Invest in myself: I had to stop making excuses about not having the time any more. I needed to ensure that I took some time out of my day and invest it in me, once and for all.
  2. Adapt: I had to open my eyes to change and realize that the transition wasn't (always) going to be easy. That there would be ups and downs. I had to realize that sometimes (often times) it takes time to adapt to new things, especially when they greatly affect your entire being. And I knew for sure I would need to adapt to all the new and exciting changes I would be incorporating into my life.
  3. Make a commitment: I knew if I wasn't committed to my goal that I wouldn't be able to make the change I wanted last. If I was going to invest myself in my health, I had to commit myself, FUlly.
  4. Have a will: I had to be willing to do what was needed in order to get moving in the direction I wanted to go. I knew that without the will to get started, the motivation to get healthy would soon disappear.
  5. Want: I had to want to do this. If I didn't then there was no way this goal of mine would realize itself on its own. I had to work for it. Own it.
Having said all that....

Ever since I committed myself to making healthy living a lifestyle...

I couldn't imagine my life without exercising or nourishing my entire being right. (And I am so grateFUl to SuperFit for believing in me and getting me started (and on track) right from the get go. And for everyone who supported me along the way. I have learned so much in this journey of mine and I'm still learning. Still learning to balance it all (it's an on-going practise) as I continue forward.)

I mean...

I love how alive and energized this lifestyle makes me feel.

I love how empowering it feels to lift what I never thought possible...


Or, to...



Or, to...

Stretch my body (and mind) in ways I couldn't have ever imagined!


Without a doubt...

I definitely don't feel like I have to train, or exercise or nourish myself the best way I know how because now...

And for the past 4 1/2 years...

These are things I want to do. For me. (I feel good from the inside out so why would I stop?)

I don't need to relieve myself from any of my new-found healthy living ways of mine (although rest is important!) because...

If anything...

Taking care of my overall well-being has been a form relief for me (not a restriction) in and of itself! (It's a lifestyle that is here to stay...doing what I can when I can knowing that I am doing ME good! )

This is not a chore.

Question FU You...

Do the principles of healthy living feel like a chore for you? Like something you have to do? Did it ever? 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

#RECIPEFRIDAY: A Compilation of Tasty Things...

And so a week has passed and...

We find ourselves at yet another #RECIPEFRIDAY!

Teddy's excited.

I thought that instead of sharing one of my own creations today...

In cased you missed this last week ;)

That...

I would share some of those that have been submitted over the past little while.

If anything...

They are definitely worth checking out!

Have a look see! (By clicking on the links!)

Coconut Berry Oatmeal via Lucie over at...
Fit Swiss Chick.
Via Brittany over at Barr and Table.
Via Arman at The Big Mans World
Via Angela over at Happy Fit Mama.
Paleo Banana Bread via Kerri O over at Fit Views.
Matcha Smoothie via Cat over at Cat Food is Good 4 U

via Jennifer at The Fit Fork
Vegan White Bean Pizza via Rebecca at Strength and Sunshine
Via Tina over at Fuel Your Future with Tina Muir.
Via Morganne at Nut Butter Runner.
Via Caren over at The Fit Habit.


Via Amanda over at Run 2 The Finish.
From the Queen of Healthy Bites (Lindsay) over at Cotter Crunch.
And in the event it's your birthday...
Healthy Dough Bites via Gigi over at Gigi Celebraties.

Alright so...

If you have a recipe you want to add to the list...

Share it!



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


Have a wonderFUl weekend everyone!

I'm off to make some Sourdough Bread for the weekend :)

Question FU You...

Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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