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Three Things Thursday Saturday – Better Late Than Never!

Yep, it’s Satursay afternoon and I am finally getting to my Thursday post…it’s been another busy week and blogging just was not a priority. But now that I’m back, I have some catching up to do!

Here are 3 random things that have happened this past week…

1. The kids and I went to visit my sister Kim and her family for a few days at their cottage. They live in Hershey, PA, which is about 8 hours from here, so we don’t see each other very often…actually, it’s been about 5 years since our last visit! It was the first time the kids met each other, but they had a great time and played really well together. Here are some pictures of our visit.


The Boys (William and Tanner) hanging out at the park.


Ryan and Ellie hanging from the high bar.


Ellie absolutely LOVED Tanner and was super helpful while we were there. This is Ellie’s first time holding and feeding a baby…lucky Tanner!


We spent the morning at the beach playing in the water and building sand castles. Super Fun!


Well fed and happy kids! Pancake breakfast, ice cream cones and smores. Yummo!


Ryan didn’t actually eat a smore…but sure enjoyed eating all the parts separately!

2. I am so looking forward to Thursday…I am seeing the doctor again about my foot, and I am really hoping that she says I can take off this boot cast! I’ve had it on for 6 weeks, and I am so sick of it! I’m pretty sure that wearing it is messing up the rest of my body…my other knee is sore, my back…everything just feels out of whack!

I am supposedly to have it on for 3 more weeks, but my foot is actually feeling pretty good and the fracture sites don’t hurt anymore, so let’s hope it’s good news and I can start to work my way back into running and doing BodyAttack. Oh, and start to get myself back in shape…6 weeks of pretty much no cardio is not a good thing, I’m starting to feel a bit like a bowl of jiggly jello!

3. Since I finished my 40 Day Clean Eating Challenge, I have not been eating very well at all! I need to do something to get back on track…I’m thinking of trying a cleanse but have no idea how to go about choosing one. Any suggestions? It doesn’t have to be drastic – I’d actually prefer if it wasn’t- but I’m feeling really blah and feel like I need a bit of a body detox. If you’ve tried a cleanse with success, please share it with me. I’m going to do a bit of research this week and try to learn a bit more about cleansing…hopefully there is one out there for me!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 32

20120623-161556.jpgFriday, June 22
Day 32




Breakfast – Green Smoothie #22 – Chocolate Banana – Yep, yesterday’s was so good, I had it again! Yummo!


Lunch – Starbucks Protein Bistro Box – lately this has been my go to for lunch on the run. With white cheddar cheese, multi grain muesli bread, honey peanut butter spread, grapes, apple slices and a hard boiled egg, it’s perfect!


Snack – 1/2 Aloha Granola and 3/4 Greek Yogurt


Dinner – Eat Clean Cobb Salad – this recipe serves 4 but I adapted it for a single serving. I also subbed out the blue cheese for goat cheese and totally skipped the dressing. Oh, and I have no idea what jicama is, so I skipped it too!


Snack – my sister came over for a visit so we sat outside on the deck and enjoyed a yummy Corona.


Water Consumption:
8 glasses

9.5 hours – yep, hubby got up with the kids at 6:45 and I slept in until 8:30…it was AWESOME!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 30

20120621-082332.jpgWednesday, June 20
Day 30



Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 30 days! Despite a few slip-ups here and there, I’m quite impressed with how I’ve done so far. Sticking to something for 40 days is hard…only 10 to go!

Breakfast – in sticking with June’s Green Smoothie Challenge, this morning I had a Strawberry Kiwi Green Smoothie. To be honest, it wasn’t my favourite, maybe because all the fruit was fresh so the smoothie seemed a bit runny…I don’t know… Oh well, here’s what I put in it

3 cups baby spinach
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 kiwi
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax





Lunch – an Almond Butter Wrap. In a rush, with not much in the fridge, this was all I could come up with. 1 tbsp Almond Butter on a small Whole Wheat Wrap. Sorry, no picture…totally forgot as I scrambled out the door!

Dinner – leftover Steak with a Slice of Cheddar Cheese and 7 Kashi Pita Crisps – Zesty Salsa


Evening Snack – Eat Clean Chocolate Chip Cookie

Water Consumption:
8 glasses

6 hours…not enough!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 29

20120620-070157.jpgTuesday, June 19
Day 29




Lunch – Santa Fe Salad with Grilled Chicken– today Tanner and I had lunch with my friend Pam. We went to Boston Pizza and both Pam and I enjoyed a salad off of their Summer Menu. It was so good, and big, I could barely finish it!


Dinner – Green Smoothie #20 – Strawberry Grape
. Since I was still full from lunch, dinner was going to be a Green Smoothie and a leftover piece of steak…after the smoothie, I didn’t have room for steak, so dinner just ended up being a smoothie, good think I added a scoop of protein to it!

2 cups baby spinach
1 cup green grapes
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp ground flax


Snack – 9 Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds – I just needed a little something…maybe it’s because I didn’t have a proper dinner…who knows, but these almonds sure hit the spot!


Water Consumption:

8 glasses

8 hours

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 28

Monday, June 8
Day 28




Lunch – Green Smoothie # 18 – Peanut Butter and Banana with Green Grapes – we seem to have a ton of grapes in the house right now, so I thought I’d toss a few into today’s smoothie. Yummo!

2 cups baby spinach
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup green grapes
2 tbsp ground flax
1 cup almond milk





Dinner – leftover Grilled Chicken Fajita’s on Corn Tortilla’s


Evening Snack – PC Mint Chocolate Cone Totally NOT Clean, but really, really good! Back on track tomorrow!



Water Consumption:
8 glasses

9 hours. I’m pretty sure that’s a record since starting to keep track!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 27

20120618-093059.jpgSunday, June 17
Day 27




Breakfast – Green Smoothie # 17 – Mixed Berry and Pineapple

2 cups baby spinach
1 cup Europe’s Best Frozen Mixed Berries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flax
1/2 cup Greek yogurt





Lunch – Popcorn and a Bud Light 😦 We took Daddy to the Blue Jays game today so lunch was pretty much non-existent.

Dinner – Eat Clean Pancakes with Apple Sauce


Water Consumption:
6 glasses

9 hours! WooHoo!

Clean Eating Challenge: Day 26

20120617-104110.jpgSaturday, June 16
Day 26




Breakfast – Eat Clean Pancakes with Apple Sauce


Lunch – Chicken Burger with Mustard – not the cleanest of lunches, but there really wasn’t much choice at the Oak Ridges Fair.


Dinner – Steak and Tossed Salad


Water Consumption:
8 glasses

8 hours

Three Things Thursday!

This weeks three random things are…

  1. We are attempting to grow a “garden”. We’ve planted a bunch of veggies in pots and planters on our deck in hopes of eating some home grown vegetables this summer. We’ve decided to start small since we have absolutely no idea what we are doing! Here’s what we’ve planted…

    Fresh Herb Pot – including Basil, Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, and Cherry Tomatoes


    Peppers – Sweet Heat, Habanero, and Sweet Orange


    A Lettuce Basket with a bunch of different types of lettuce


    Beefmaster Tomatos


    Onions and Cucumbers


    And Cauliflower


    If you have any tips on how to grow a successful veggie garden, I’m all ears!

  2. Tomorrow is the beginning of the Green Smoothie Challenge hosted by Amanda over at Run to the Finish. The challenge is to drink one green smoothie a day for the month of June. Since this ties in so well with my Clean Eating Challenge, I figured it might be kinda fun. I’ve never had a green monster before! I’ve already planned out tomorrow smoothie…I’m going with the Easy First Time Monster (also posted by Amanda), it’s suppose to be so yummy you’d never know there was spinach in there…I will let you know how it goes! Since I plan on having it for breakfast, I’m going to add a scoop of protein powder so it holds me over til lunch.
  3. I’m absolutely loving my Trigger Point Foam Roller. Its like having a daily massage! I picked it up last week and have been using it regularly since Sunday’s half marathon. I’ve managed to work out all the knots that lingered after the race and now I’m pretty much just using it as a stretching aid and to work out any kinks that pop up! I love that it has bumps and ridges to really dig into those muscles!


Clean Eating Challenge: Day 7

Monday, May 28
Day 7






Breakfast – Chocolate Banana Smoothie oops, forgot to take a picture! I was in a rush so I just threw in a banana, a cup of soy chocolate milk, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of ground flax. Yummo!

Morning Snack – 2 Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies Time to make another treat, this one is almost gone! Will definitely be making these again!


Lunch – leftover Sausage and Pepper Penne

Afternoon Snack – 2 Chia Seed Peanut Butter Cookies

Dinner – Supperworks M Jack Quesadilla After dropping the first one as I tried to flip it in the oven, I tried again, this time heating it up in the frying pan…and I burnt it! Oh well, nothing a little salsa can’t fix!


Water Consumption:
8 glasses

7 hours uninterrupted…Tanner slept through the night! Woohoo!

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 5

20120527-210048.jpgSaturday, May 26
Day 5







Breakfast – leftover Clean Eating Waffles – pop them in the toaster and you’re good to go!

Morning Snack – 2 Chai Seed Peanut Butter Cookies


Lunch – after a busy morning out and about buying planks for out ‘veggie garden’ we had lunch at a local Mexican restaurant called Made in Mexico. If you live in the Newmarket Area, you should definitely eat here – its delicious! Trying to stick to my clean eating challenge, I opted for a Chicken Taco Salad….yummo! And to keep it clean, I didn’t eat the deep crisped bowl 🙂


Afternoon Snack – 2 Chai Seed Peanut Butter Cookies

Dinner – Eat Clean Sausage And Pepper Penne (from Clean Eating Comfort Foods 2012)


Evening Snack – 2 Eat Clean Caramel Coconut Chewy Bars


Water Consumption:
10 glasses

7 hours