WIAW #6

Hey guys! So excited to join the party again, thanks to Jen 🙂

So let’s recap yesterday shall we?
I started my day off with a delicious bowl of eggy oats: 1/3 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of egg whites and 1 tbsp of protein powder topped with freshly picked raspberries! Delicious and so so satisfying! I also sipped on a cup of Skinny Teatox! I started their 14 day detox Sunday morning. The detox consists of a morning tea that is suppose to increase metabolism, suppress appetite and give you energy. You take this tea every morning. Their is also a night tea, that you take every other day, that is suppose to help with the cleansing part of the detox if you know what I mean. For now, to be honest, I haven’t notice that much of a difference with the morning tea but I have to say that the night tea is doing its job lol

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I worked like a maniac all the way until lunch! I totally forgot to take a pic but I had a turkey burger with brown rice and some veggies on the side with a coconut greek yogurt for dessert. I inhaled my lunch in literally 10 min because I had to go to a meeting all the way across town!

I got home around 4 and continued working until 5. I had a softball game at 6 and knew I would starve to death so I had a big handful of my new fave trail mix!
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I was subbing for a random team tonight but it was so much fun to play after a 11 year hiatus! We lost though 😦 bouhhhh I’m a really sore loser so I was pretty bumped but whatever, we’ll win next time! The team asked me to play again this Friday so I’m really excited.

But obviously, since I’m the biggest klutz their is on this planet, I found a way to fall and hurt my knee haha
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I just tripped over some random branch on the ground and fell flat on the floor. I was so humiliated lol

I got home around 8:30 and had no motivation to cook whatsoever. So I made a sandwich with freshly cooked chicken and cheese with a side of veggies and hummus. It was quick to make and totally hit the spot.
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I am now sipping on my Skinny Teatox night tea while writing this post.
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I’ll probably have a cinnamon roll quest bar before going to bed or I’ll make my casein pudding topped with almond butter! We’ll see how I feel!

Have a nice day folks xox

Marvelous week!

Hi guys! I’m back from Virginia Beach!! I’m seriously in a beach withdrawal at the moment but I’m also happy to get back into my routine. I know I sound like a 70 year old when I say stuff like that but it’s true! I’m definitely a creature of habit 🙂

Thanks to Katie for hosting MIMM! It’s officially my first participation ever even though I have been reading her blog for a long time!

So let’s recap the past few days shall we?
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So this was my life for the past week. I needed those vacations badly and I enjoyed them thoroughly! Work was driving me mad and this little 7 day hiatus just helped me put things into perspective and destress for a while. I went to the beach every single day except for one day because it was raining. I was white as a ghost before VA and I have to say that I worked out a pretty little tan after a week of hardcore beaching! I obviously used sunscreen but I still managed to get some colours 🙂

This week was taking me away from everything I’m confortable with… my food, my gym and my way of life. I was really anxious before getting there but during the 12 hour drive on our way to VA, I decided that I was going to just go with the flow. Did I overeat? Yes almost every night at dinner lol. Did I enjoy it? YES I DID! I decided not to care and enjoy the food while it was there. I’m not saying I will eat this much bread and butter every night BUT it definitely helped me with letting go and realizing I won’t gain 10 lbs even if I indulge. And you know what? I didn’t wake up hungry once during the night this week! No binges!! This just proved to me once again (as if I didn’t know) that restricting is definitely what triggers those f*cking binges all the time. I need to trust the process and trust my body more. Maybe those vacations will finally help me to let go even more of the whole food obsessions.

On another note, I also drank my fair share of wine and I had the most amazing froyo one night 🙂
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Sweet Frog is where it’s at! Omg I had the most delish combo of cake batter and cheesecake froyo with all the toppings you could imagine! It was just heavenly!

On the workout side of things, I actually went for 3 runs during the week! 2 of 40 minutes and 1 of an hour. I kinda hurt my hips during that 1h run so I took off from working out for the following two days. I listened to my body and figured it was better to rest. I feel 100% back to normal now so I’m happy I rested!

Being from Quebec and all, I have no access to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s here. So I was psyched to be able to peruse the aisles of those two grocery stores! I found Arctic Zero ice cream and bought 2 pints that I devoured over the course of the week. I LOVED it and I’m so sad I won’t be able to have any for a long long while 😦
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I also tried Fruitive juice bar after reading about it online and got the Kalevolution juice: kale lettuce apple celery ginger lemon. It was delicious but really pricy!

I came back Saturday night around 10PM and hit the hay really early. We had been on the road since 7AM and I drove quite a lot so I was exhausted. Driving does that to me haha

This am, I woke up not really hungry so I had this bar that I found at Whole Foods.
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It was really good! Super coconutty 🙂 I also had some Blueberry muffin flavoured coffee from Dunkin Donuts that I found at Harris Teeter. It was sooooo good! Felt super indulgent but wasn’t at all!

I also went to the gym and felt really good. This whole week off from the gym was really needed. Before leaving, I was feeling not motivated at all to go to the gym and I’m usually super pumped to go so it was nice to feel that way again.

I also went grocery shopping and made this trail mix for snacks for work this week
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It’s super simple but really good. I simply mixed raw almonds with salted toasted corns and raisins. Sweet and salty is always a win for me 🙂

So that’s what’s up on my side of the world!

Thinking out loud!

Hi guys! I’m joining the party hosted by Amanda this week even though I don’t have that much on my mind… we’ll see how it goes!

1. Remember when I said I had 2 binges back to back last week? They were seriously not THAT bad…I’ve had worst, like wayyyyyy worst! But it apparently made me gain 3 freaking pounds! And I’ve be SO on point with eating this week and the scale won’t budge! Seriously, my body can’t seem to let me lose the weight. I work out like an animal and eat really good! I don’t know what to do!! And now, I can’t even think about eating out and all those ED thoughts are coming back with a vengeance! I mean, I don’t lose weight when I eat super good, I’ll definitely GAIN some more if I eat out a bit right? UGHHHH this is making me sick!

2. And why is this stressing me so much? I’m leaving for Virginia Beach next week for a whole week of fun in the sun! I should be SUPER excited but I’m already dreading having to eat out. I’m going with the fam and I know we won’t be eating out everyday but still, it will happen at some point and it’s stressing the sh*t out of me! 😦 I seriously thought I was doing better but those situations just push me right back into my old train of thought!

3. But the good thing about Virginia Beach is WHOLE FOODS!!! hahaha I can’t believe I’m THAT excited to go see what it looks like! I went to one store when I was in London, UK but I didn’t have time and spent like 15 min there. There are none here in Quebec so I’m really excited to go into one and spend time there lol Juice bar and salad bar here I come!!!

4. The past two weeks have been so weird schedule wise… We had the 24th and the 1st off due to Quebec’s National Holiday and Canada Day respectively and it was just so weird to have a day off in the middle of the week. We are already Thursday and I feel like I have done NOTHING to be productive this week! Gotta change that today!

5. It is SOOOO hot here right now it’s insane. Thank God for AC! I don’t know how I would survive without it! But I’m not complaining, because cold weather and snow are already approaching.. beurk!!

6. I ordered a key chain, coconut water packets and a yoga top from Tone it up! and it came in the mail yesterday!!

I was so excited! I used the coconut water packet (literally dehydrated coconut water lol) in a protein shake last night after bootcamp and it was fantastic! Cannot wait to test it on its own. Also LOVE LOVE LOVE the teal yoga top! It is a bit big but I really don’t care, it’s super comfy and really cute!

Ok so that’s all I have for you today! Have a good one! xox

A so-so week and a new recipe!

Hi lovelies! I have been MIA for the blog due to some personal reasons. After bragging about doing so good on the binge front, it all collapse Friday night and literally ruined my whole weekend. I felt so down after binging 2 night straight! I know struggles will still happen and it’s NORMAL for me to fall off the wagon every once in a while but the most important thing is to get BACK on the wagon. I went hiking yesterday with a friend to get things off my mind and it actually worked! I felt much better after! Well, with this view, how could you not? 🙂
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Also, I got my creative juices flowing in the kitchen yesterday and came up with some amazing, moist and delicious muffins! I figured I would share the recipe with you guys 🙂

wet ingredients:
1 banana
111g of unsweetened applesauce
1 cup of non fat greek yogurt (plain)
2 eggs
almond extract

Dry ingredients:
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of oatmeal
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda

Pre-heat oven to 400F. In a small bowl, mix all the wet ingredients together. In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and mix. Spray 12 silicone muffins tins with oil spray and pour mixture evenly in each cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let them cool and EAT!!

The stats are pretty great too for those babies: 120cal, 2g of fat, 21g of carbs and 5.6g of proteins!
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Have a good day peeps! xox