Where has 2015 gone!!


Wow has time flown by!
Just a quick check in to say I am still here and will be making this blog a focus of 2016!

Goals were achieved, plans were set and accomplished and it has been busy!

I went back to teaching part time and am loving it!

Looking forward to the start of a new year with new adventures!


Non Scale Victories! LOVE ‘Em!!


Reality and perspective check as well as support for my non-scale victories.


Last night after cycle class, I went and stepped on the scale.

I have not stepped on one since June.

I know I feel healthier and stronger. My clothes fit better and I am buying smaller sizes.

Here is the kicker…..I weigh MORE than the last time I weighed myself.

I would be discouraged if I relied solely on that number, but guess what… NOPE!

Not discouraged.

I will keep busting my hump and pushing myself to try new things and to be healthy everyday!

I will continue on this journey to Fit and FAB without relying on some silly number!


Now off to evade some Zombies tomorrow…I am scared for my life!

Protein Waffles…perfect for one of the 5 meals!


Another winner, winner, chicken dinner!

These waffles are so easy to mix up and the are FILLING!


For these ones, I topped with a bit of sunflower butter mixed with water and some sliced peaches I had frozen.

Protein Waffles

1/2 cup oats

1 scoop protein powder ( I use Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Powder)

2 TBSP unsweetened almond milk

water for consistency

-Place dry ingredients in a blender.


-Add almond milk and water until desired consistency.

-Pour onto hot waffle iron…I spritz mine with my oil mister.

**You can add an egg in and make this a complete meal.  🙂


Get your Pumpkin Pie on…without it going on your hips!!




These delicious morsels SCREAM Thanksgiving Dessert!
I am not a big fan of pie crust or the added sugar, etc that goes into pumpkin pie.

These are the perfect solution.

Pumpkin Pie Bites

4 TBSP any combo of oats, coconut, protein powder, almond meal (I used 2 TBSP oats, 2 TBSP Arbonne Essentials Vanilla Protein Powder)
2 TBSP nut butter (I used sunflower butter)
2 TBSP pureed pumpkin…not sweetened
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves
splash of vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients.
Add the wet and mix.
Roll into balls and place on wax paper.
Place in fridge overnight.


These delicious bites of sin-free heaven are AMAZING!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bring on the 9 Week Challenge!!


I have been MIA!
And I apologize.

I have been getting life back into order.
I have returned to an awesome position as a Teacher presenting In School Field Trips and it has been so much fun!!

AND…I am part of a 3 person team doing a Game On Challenge.

Rules for each day:
5 clean meals that are 2-4 hours apart
3L of water
7+ hours of sleep
30 minutes of activity
introduce a good behaviour: me…10 minutes of stretching
get rid of a bad habit: me…no snacking after 8pm
100 cal of wiggle room foods for the day
select group of foods

You get points for each activity.
It was a $50 buy in, and the winners split the pot.

Sooooo excited to shop with my $300 winnings…I am a GAME PLAYER!!

Here is a typical clean meal for me!


And THESE are delicious WAFFLES! I have not eaten a waffle in about 15 years…will post the recipe anotehr time!


BRING ON THE GAMES! And hope the odds are ever in MY favour!

Super Easy Roasted Asparagus!


Super Easy Roasted Asparagus!

Delish! and so EASY!

I LOVE asparagus!
But sometimes I get overwhelmed with what to do with it.

For this, I put the oven at 425.
I washed and trimmed the woody end off.
Then I spritzed it with an olive/canola oil blend and fresh ground pepper and pink himalayan salt.
I roasted for about 30 minutes, turning constantly.

I wanted it to be crunchy, so I thought I would broil…not a good plan when using parchment paper! Almost caught the kitchen on fire! But it all turned out!

I just continued to cook until it was the desired texture.