Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Holiday Season...

Just checking in today as it's been a while....
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I hope you've all been savouring the holiday season thus far and that...

You've all been able to relax in the business of it all! (It's a busy time of year that's for sure!)

Teddy's been taking it easy that's for sure! :P
(It was his 3rd birthday yesterday!)

If anything...

I can tell you that I've been soaking it all up and that...

I've been enjoying every moment I've had to spend with family, friends and the puppies of course!


FUrthermore...

I've been loving the extra time I've had to bake in the kitchen...

Sourdough Bakes.
Golden Raisin and Fennel Sourdough Loaf.

And...

All the things that have been holiday season related!

The only time of year when you get to wear decorations as pants :P
Boxing day deals.
Outdoor FUn.

No doubt...

The last few days of 2014 have been wonderFUl and...

I hope they have been for you as well!

Until next time...

Take good care!

Oh and...

Happy New Year if I don't talk to you until 2015!

Questions FU You...

Best part of the holidays so far?
Plans for the New Year?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

Friday, December 12, 2014

Time to Refresh and #RECIPEFRIDAY...

I really can't believe how quickly the holiday season arrived this year.

Knowing me though...

I'm sure this is something I say every year.

But really...

I feel like the Fall soon turned into Winter and then...

BAM....

It was time to get thinking about everything to do with this festive season.


I won't deny....

I think I've left most of my holiday thinking to the last minute and now...

My eyes have been opened to what needs to get done (with so little time left!).

That being said...

I'm reminded that the holidays shouldn't be about rushing nor...

Should they be about stressing out.

The holiday season should be about celebrating and...

Sharing in the warmth we have to offer one another.

And FUrthermore...

We should be welcoming this time of year with open and loving arms (minus the cold and snow? lol)...

And truly...

Greet it with an abundance of gratitude for all the good that fills us in our lives.

<3

With that in mind...

I'm going to be taking a little social media breather over the next week so that...

I can truly be present. (Looking up ya know!)

If anything...

I know this 'present' time will serve as a refresher for me before the year's end!

But don't worry...

I'll be back before you know it...

Ready to embrace the New Year ahead with you all!


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Now...

Seeing that's it's #RECIPEFRIDAY and all...


Please feel free to freshen up the recipe list with something you've been making and loving lately!

And if it's holiday themed...

Even better! (It will give me ideas!)



Have a good one :)

Cheers!

Question FU You...

Do you feel rushed this holiday season or are you right where you need to be?

p.s. I will leave the link up open until next week as I won't be posting next Friday. But don't worry, I will be clicking through all the amazing recipe you link up to when I sign back on!*

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weighing the lifestyle without numbers...

If there's one thing I know...

I don't weigh my healthy lifestyle results by how much I've lost or gained (in lbs) along the way.

If anything...

I measure my successes in health by...

The way I feel, from the inside out.

Which is grrrrrreat :P

As I've seen my body transform itself (with effort and commitment!) over the years...

I've come to understand it more as I continue forward on this healthy living journey of mine.

I must admit...

I've had my fair share of ups and downs (who hasn't?!?) but...

Through it all...

I've become more confident in the way I am, presently, because...


Even if it ain't all 'chizzled'. (A six pack doesn't define who I am nor my commitment to my overall wellness.)

This is me stage ready.
I gotta say...

Right now...

At this point in time...

I'm happy in the body I'm in.

I'm happy with my routine.

I'm happy with how I FUel myself to keep me going and...

Really...

I'm just happy that I found a place that allows me to grow in any direction I so choose. (I'm not working towards any fitness goals other than staying true to the lifestyle I've chosen to live by - for me, and my overall well-being!)

This is me, normally.
My day to day routine is based around balance, of all things...
Including my body.
It's FUll, all around.

Don't get me wrong though......

I may some day choose to compete again (it's been a over a year since I competed last).

I may decide to lean out to the point where my abs will be clearly defined...

I may choose to do a lot of things...

But in the mean time...

I know that currently...

I feel strong.

I feel FUll (in heart and body) and...

I feel grateFUl for my health and wellness. (And I'm so grateFUl to SuperFit for opening my eyes and making me see that my health does matter! That taking care of myself IS a priority!)

To put it simply...

I just feel great so...

Why would change anything?

Why would I let (almost) every media outlet influence me into believing that I need more?

Why would allow anyone (or anything) define what I ought to look like or try to achieve?

Why would I strive for anything but doing what's good for ME? Really.

What about you...

Do you weigh success in numbers?

*I get that numbers do matter to some, I know they mattered to me when I first started on my journey to health and wellness. But overtime, I came to focus less on numbers and more on feeling. Like, how I loved feeling energized after exercising, how loved that FUelling myself with good food left me feeling great, and how I loved the feeling of knowing that my physical and mental self  had become stronger as I continued forward in my commitment to take care of myself. Eventually, health, fitness and everything in between would become more than just body, but mind too (and I would see the connection!). It would now be about living a lifestyle, and not just something meant to be lived temporarily (until I reached a goal) . All of that being said, whichever way you measure success, that is your way, I'm simply sharing mine right now, at THIS point in my life :)*

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Reminder to Breathe and #RECIPEFRIDAY...

I'm sitting here...

Pausing.

Taking a deep breath.

And breathing.

Breathing in deeply, and exhaling ever. so. slowly.

breathhhiiiiiing...



It feels like the first time this week where I've been able to slow myself down and really...

Take the time to put my thoughts into my space, here, on the blog.

I'm in a coffee shop right now...

Sipping on a beverage warming me from the inside out...out to my very fingertips. (And their cold because I took the time to go for a brisk walk just before settling in here.)

I must admit...

I was reminded today about the importance of slowing down, and truly taking the time necessary to just be.

Be present. Be in the moment. And simply be. (Because in the busyness of life and the holidays this time of year, sometimes this state of being is quite distant from us, yes?)


Although I am very well aware that today is #RECIPEFRIDAY...

I do not have a recipe to share.

Although I do have something else to share which...

Comes in the form of a reminder.

A reminder to find a moment in your day and fill it with stillness.

A reminder to take a breath of fresh air to freshen you up.

A reminder to see the importance of focusing yourself on YOU.

A reminder to step on the breaks, because being in fast lane doesn't always get you to where you wanna go faster.

And lastly...

A reminder to enjoy the weekend we have coming up while taking the time, if you can, to breathe. (But I think I already reminded you of that hehe)

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And if you do have a recipe to share...

Do share it!

I'll be spending time in the kitchen over the next couple of days :P




I do loooove the sourdough bread baking :)


Questions FU You...

Do you regularly pause during your day to breathe in deeply?
Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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