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Thanks to the nice family of overnight oat chefs who live in my fridge, breakfast was waiting to be devoured this morning

With banana, sunflower seed, crofter’s jam and pepitas added this morning.

The thought of going to spin this morning was so off-putting. Insert rest day HERE.

I did, however, take my hairy lump of a dog for a stroll

She doesn’t like the camera, she won’t look it in the eye

Dinner was cold pizza and wine. It’s been a day.

Take me to the weekend!

Embarrassing truth: I’m 20 and don’t have my drivers licence. This morning, my dad took me out to practise driving so that I could take my test and not fail over something silly or… kill myself and the exam giver. Examiner? Examinator…

Aside from frequent reminders from my dad to ‘get away from the curb’ and ‘pick up the speed’ <— does driving 60 in a 100 zone really warrant a middle finger? I think I did all right, just a bit of parallel parking practise and I should be good

Driving fuel was a yogurt bowl with granola, banana and peanut butter. Honestly I thought that my stomach would seize up after one full month of avoiding dairy but I felt fine after. Phewf.

The star of the show was obviously my cup of tea. I’ll never take another sip for granted again.

After my dad and I got back from our joy ride, I wanted to get in an at home work out. I did a silly little hodge podge that looked like this:

2 minutes of . The work out is only 10 minutes long but I am a wimp and burpees are the best/worst thing to happen to man kind.

1 round of . Again. Wimp.

The 100 work out

 minus the running because I am allergic to running at the moment.

Completely random but it made me super sweaty so I’ll take it. Work out, done.

Though I’m happy to start eating ‘normal’ food again, I do want to continue on with some of the habits that I picked up over the course of the cleanse. If I can eat gluten/dairy/sugar free meals for 28 days, I can apply those ‘rules’ to at least one meal out of the day.

Lunch was curried lentil soup, steamed kale and asparagus, and . I had the pear and walnuts while I was at work.

When I got home from work, my mom had made a big fat, beefy, cheesy lasagna with salad and garlic bread which I enjoyed with a sip of red wine

I think my mom is happier about this cleanse being over than I am! She felt bad when the dinner she made contained something that I ‘couldn’t‘ eat.

Does anyone else feel that this week is drraaaagggggiiing?

I know I said I would be glued to the couch all weekend, but 9:30 Body Pump was calling my name!

My gym is having a customer appreciation week where you can bring a friend, I brought along my mom to experience the fun time that is Body Pump. Little lady’s strong!

Today’s meals were all inspired by. Ashley, the brains behind this blog, has a tonne of creative, CLEANSE FRIENDLY meals. Much needed for these final few days. I’m getting pretty tired of food.

First up, breakfast was TWO  with almond butter and honey

Yet another way to combine my favorite breakfast food groups: Carbs, nut butter and banana.

I went to before my Karma cleaning shift for the hot restorative class, it was the best hour and 20 minutes of my week.

For dinner I made a  with hummus on top instead of cheese. On that note, I miss cheese!

Another low-key night here, shocking, no?

From the summer of 2010 until summer 2011, I  could never really say TGIF because I worked on Saturdays. But now that I’m a Monday to Friday girl, I’ve regained the appreciation for weekends that I haven’t had since highschool! Bring on the sleeping in (until 7 a.m.) and leisurely chores (who am I kidding, I avoid my chores like the plague)

WhatEVER! TGIF. So there.

Breakfast

Oatbran, banana, almond milk, cinnamon, chia seeds, molasses, almond butter

Then there was yoga! A thousand chaturanga repeaters later, I headed to work.

My toes all but froze off on my way home but at least dinner was waiting!

Quinoa, green beans, salmon

Time to become a pathetic blob and sink into my sofa until Sunday night.

Is it even possible to have a bad day when you eat a COOKIE for breakfast?

Rolled oats, mashed banana, almond butter, shredded coconut, cocoa powder

mash – spread onto plate – fridge – overnight – dream of cookies

drizzled with coconut butter and a sprinkle of cocoa nibs

I went to spin mid-morning for some murderous hills. Hurt SO good. I was a sweaty, breathless mess by the end of class and hobbled away from my bike a new woman.

reason # 964894840 my mom is amazing, after my hunger induced temper tantrum yesterday, she stocked up on a bunch of fruits and veggies (so that I would stop complaining that there is no food) and made me home-made chicken soup with quinoa

My hideous, paint-chipped nails are staring at me from the keyboard, pleading for some attention. Goodnight!

Happy Wednesday! Time to power through the rest of the week (says the girl curled onto the couch in her pjs with no plans besides catching up on 90210 tonight)

Breakfast appetizer

The main event:

I’ve been trying, basically for my entire life, to not eat in front of the TV or computer. Most mornings I eat while watching the Food Network but for the last few days I’ve stuck to eating, then watching TV – I wake up super early 100% because I don’t like to start my day in a rush. Let’s hope I can stick to it!

After work I went to yoga, everything felt perfect. Strong but noodley.

When I got home I was starving but nothing sounded good. 5 days left of cleansing! After a bit of sulking and staring at my fridge and pantry and freezer I came up with baked sweet potato chips, pan-seared/ oven finished/ cajun spiced basa fish and steamed broccoli

Have a wonderful night!

This morning after a big bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal I headed to The Yoga Passage for some bending and breathing before work

After a brief yoga hiatus – ok, not even a whole week – it felt great to be back on my mat. Challenging, but still great.

Work was uneventful which was nice after a crazy week last week that I’m so glad is over because now I can laugh about it. Har-dee-har.

Lunch was Indian lentil soup made by my mom with zuchinni and mary’s crackers

 

and for dinner I quickly made a tragic dinner of (gluten-free) toast with eggs and hummus with a side of steamed broccoli.

aaaand I’m officially over this ! Six more days, only six more days.

The rest of my evening is going to be filled with Glee and researching which courses I should be taking when I go back to school in January! I don’t know which one I’m more excited about.

I have a big mug of tea in hand and I’m happily winding down after a long and busy day. I has plans to go out with friends tonight but they fell through, and I’m a little relieved. Nothing sounds more appealing than making a big dent in my sofa right now. It’s been a loooonngg (four day) week

Oatmeal, but of course.

Oats, chia seeds, banana, dried cranberries, cinnamon, almond milk, coconut butter

If only I took a picture of what I wore to work today! Beanie + scarf + long sleeve shirt + chunky sweater + leggings + leg warmers + thick socks + (fake) UGGs. I also brought my space heater from home. *sarcasm begins* Thank you natural gas providers for doing a GREAT job *sarcasm ends*

I was so desperately hungry for dinner when I got home, anything would have tasted delicious

In ten minutes, I mished and mashed together ground turkey, broccoli, quinoa, spinach, hummus, pumpkin, nutritional yeast and Dijon mustard into a risotto of sorts.

Helllllo long weekend!

I woke up early even though I didn’t need to be into work until 1:00 today.

We’ve experienced our first snowfall this week in Calgary, so oatmeal for breakfast is a given


This morning I had a very brown bowl of banana oats. In the mix was rolled oats, banana, chia seeds, cinnamon, dried cranberries, salt and almond milk. On top was a hefty blob of almond butter and walnuts.

I went to 9:30 Vinyasa Flow at The Yoga Passage and made my way to work thinking I had set myself up for a nice relaxing day ahead of me.

False. It was a pretty hectic day at work and more than anything I wanted to collapse into my couch come 6:00.

Actually, more than THAT I wanted to go back to The Yoga Passage and bend, twist and breathe my day away, so that’s exactly what I did.

One glorious, hot and sweaty hour and fifteen minutes later, I was ready to make my way home to my couch.

Last night I made some throw-it-in-a-pot-and-simmer soup so left overs were waiting for me to devour as soon as I walked in the door

This soup was a pleasant surprise. The flavour and texture is exactly what I was looking for and it was embarrassingly easy to put together. It’s vegan, gluten-free and cleanse friendly. Also, it’s delicious. Totally delicious.

Black Bean Sweet-potato Soup

INGREDIENTS
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 extra-large sweet potato, cut into chunks
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. loosely packed cilantro
3 cloves of garlic
4 cups of vegetable broth
2 cups of water
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONSIn a large stock pot, heat olive oil to medium. Saute onions, carrots, celery and bell pepper until tender. Add garlic, cumin, paprika, sweet potatoes, vegetable broth and water. Simmer until potatoes an carrots have softened. Stir in black beans and puree half of the soup* stir in spinach and cilantro at the last-minute and season to taste.

*to puree half of the soup you can use an immersion blender and puree it to the desired consistency, or place half of the soup into a blender, puree it, and place it back into the pot. This will thicken the soup without the use of any extra starches.

I’ve enjoyed this two nights in a row for dinner and today for lunch. I garnish it with lime juice, nutritional yeast and hot sauce.

Today’s double dip into the yoga studio has left my triceps and shoulders quivering, one chaturanga too many! I have some trashy television calling my name

Happy birthday to wonder-mom!

she turns 29 again today! She’s magic.

I came home from work determined to make a schmancy dinner

Pistachio Crusted Salmon, Salad (spinach, apple, roasted butternut squash, honey glazed walnuts and goats cheese), bread and garlic infused oli-yo, WINE

No birthday would be complete without cake!

Chocolate Coconut + Pumpkin Spice. Split four ways

Happy birthday mummah <3


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