Archive: HEALTH/FITNESS

  • Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi!

    I went to yoga today. Hot Yoga. Not Bikrams, just hot yoga… same deal though… Doing boat pose as a nursing mom, OUCH! I bought a 30 day pass at a local studio here. I’m going to go as much a possible.  Yoga clears the mind and body. Yoga is so therapeutic mentally and physically. I felt really good today. After 9 months of pregnancy and then the last 2 months healing (I had an emergency C-Section..long story, will get into one day!) I feel like I am finally ready to get myself back (hence firing up the blog again, I need the accountability, the motivation to check in here!)

     

     

    I haven’t been eating the most nutritious either, (boo!) time to amp it up in the healthy eating department. Spring is in the air and what better time is there than now to shed a few layers!

    For my baby and my sake, I still eat lots of greens and have a shake everyday with kale, berries, lemon, ginger, carrot juice, orange juice and banana!

    When I was pregnant my feet got SO swollen, I’m talking 2 sizes bigger, so I had to buy/borrow bigger shoes. Today I got some new shoes (on sale for $40…bam) and I’m happy to say I am back in size 7-8

    Along with raising a baby, Mike and I have been keeping really busy with our business. We know that eventually we will need a sitter for at least a couple hours a day, right now we are making it work with baby just hanging out with us in studio everyday.

     

    Studio Posse in da house!

    Mike’s been doing video shoots on location as well, these week he worked 2 days shooting for a Sarcan video!

    Our Stormtech gear has been keeping us warm in this crazy cold town…I think we are out of the super deep freeze weather though. You bet your bottom dollar I have been dreaming of the California sun! This time last year, we were in Redondo Beach…

    Mike and I fell in love with Redondo Beach, I can’t wait to take Beck there one day.

    That’s the cool thing when you have a kid- You just want to show them everything… (Oh Mickey and Minnie!!! lol)

    Well, maybe today I’ll get a chance to unload the dishwasher….Gotta go!

    xoxoxo

  • Hello Hello!

    Stay-cation central over here…..

    Ahh, Grouse Mountain (aka The Peak of Vancouver), in my own backyard. I was due for another visit to one of my favourite places. So Mike and I spent a day exploring some of the amazing activities Grouse Mountain has to offer. Normally I hike up Grouse, but being 5 months pregnant and a little wobbly, we took the SkyRide up!

    Breathtaking views as always.

    Grouse mountain Skyride

    Our first stop was visiting the resident orphan Bears (Coola and Grinder), Gosh it seems like they’d be hot will all that fur, but they take lots of dips in the water to cool off.

    Bears on Grouse Mountain

    The bears and I have more in common than you’d think……….

    Grouse Bears

    Hee hee.

    Next up was the Lumber Jack show. I haven’t seen this show in a long time and boy has it improved. The performers were outstanding, and their athletic ability is unreal! Lumber Jack should be an official sport in the 2012 London Games!

    Lumberjack show, Grouse Mountain

    I wish my son was born already so he could have been watching, lol…. We’ll just have to go back:)

    LumberJack Show, Grouse Mountain

    Then the hubby got to go Zip lining. I have never been zip lining, but wow, it looks like fun. Mike had a blast! He filmed it- so make sure you watch the video we have attached too!

    Zipline Grouse Mountain

    Time for a chair ride up to the Eye Of The Wind…. A Wind Mill actually generates tons of energy (we’re taking enough for over 400 homes for 1 year!) AND you can go up to the top in an elevator and see panoramic views. SO COOL!

    Eye of The Wind, Grouse Mountain

    Now, to be honest I thought, Hmm, I could take or leave the Birds In Motion Show- BUT WOW- I actually learnt a lot AND the show was really impressive. These Birds of Prey were basically trained like a dog (ok, they didn’t sit or roll over) But they weren’t leashed and they would fly from perch to perch on command (for a food reward) Good birdies!!!

    Birds of motion show, Grouse

    And then we went on a Heli-tour. First time in my life on a helicopter. What an experience!

    heli tour

    If I had to pick a few words to describe our day at Grouse they would be:

    FUN…ADVENTUROUS…NATURE…WILD LIFE…FITNESS…BREATHTAKING…ROMANTIC…HAPPINESS…FULFILLING…EXHILARATING…A MUST SEE!

    Here is some video on Grouse Mountain that we captured:

    Weeeeee!

    Summer in Vancouver isn’t complete without a trip to Grouse Mountain! Where is your favorite “stay-cation” spot?

  • Yo Yo Yo!

    Woke up this morning, feeling a bit groggy. Started mucking around an already messy kitchen…

    Made coffee and couldn’t quite get the can opener to cooperate!

    Tim Hortons Coffee grinds

    Then I decided to whip up a quick batch of almond butter for my toast- (pregnancy thing- I am all about toast these days)

    Making almond butter

    It turned out good, but I put a bit to much vanilla powder in it. (spontaneous still half asleep decision)
    If you want to make your own almond butter, all you need is:

    2 cups of almonds,
    2 Tablespoons of honey (or maple syrup) (OR if you don’t have either, you can use coconut oil)
    1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.

    Put these in your food processor and blend for like 10 minutes (it takes a while. Use a spatula to periodically scrape down the sides to keep it all moving.)

    homemade almond butter

    The day shaped much better once I got through morning (the morning wasn’t that bad- I just like being dramatic and I need something to talk about, right?)
    I went for a nice stroll to Rocky Point with one of my bestest friends.

    Rocky Point, Port Moody

    We were talking about future plans. I have decided I want to own a house in Saskatoon and a condo in California (as long as the prices down south remain on the lower side). I don’t think I’ve mentioned to you yet that Mike and I are heading back to Saskatoon. Have I? Well, yes- I am having my baby there and I’m going to stay for at least 1 year. I’m not sure what’s going to happen after that, but from what I’ve been thinking about lately- I really like the plan of a having 2 homes- one close to family in Saskatoon and one in sunny California. 

    Getting pregnant really makes you want to have a plan of action. I know in 5 years our babes will be going to school- so I want to know what I’m doing and where I’m going. I’m loving my plan. With my career, I know I’ll need to spend time in LA, so it will work out nicely to have a condo to stay at anytime we want to go down there (a-hem… in winter!!!).

    The appeal of the prairies:

    (my mom, and the rest of my family. I miss them a lot and I feel like it’s time I am closer to them. I want my kid to know his amazing grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins)

    Mom and Grandson

    We haven’t told Painter yet that he’s soon going to be a prairie dog, hee hee. Hope he’s ok with it!

    Then when it’s time to buy a condo in Cali, my vote is in The South Bay area!!

    SOuth Bay

    We are leaving Vancouver in 2 weeks! Yes- yikes! I am really sad to leave, but I know it’s for the best. I can always come back if I just can’t live without it, In the meantime, I’ll keep growing this little guy inside me, and see how it all unfolds!!. We have been packing, selling, donating- all the good stuff that comes with moving.

    Do you have a 5 year plan? I never really even thought about it until I got a bun in the oven.

     

    Oh Happy Day! Talk sooooooooooooon!

  • Hello!

    We went into Hollywood yesterday. These were my dates, Tia and Diana!

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    First stop was Cafe Gratitude on Larchmont. Such an amazing place. It’s all Raw/Vegan.

    This Green Juice was called “I am Gorgeous”.

    The Gorgeous, Cafe Gratitude, LA

    This is the “I’m Extraordinary” (Vegan BLT)

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    This is the “I am Local” (Arugula Salad)

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    This is the “I am Hearty” (raw pizza)

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    I LOVED the Plates! I really want to buy one They are $24 bucks to buy.  Should I?

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    A nice lady sitting across from us took our picture..

    Cafe Gratitude, LA

    Cool, artistic stained glass sliding gate just off Melrose…

    Melrose Ave, LA

    Shopping on Melrose.

    Melrose Ave

    After shopping on Melrose, we went to Hollywood Blvd..

    Took a walk through some of the shops..

    kodak Theater

    The famous Roosevelt Hotel.

    Grauman’s Theater…

    Chinese Theater, Hollywood Blvd.

    I had to check out Marilyn’s block at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater.(Her hands and feet got a bit cut off…oops..)

    Here it is in full bloom…

    Here’s when she actually did it in 1953.

    Dee at Cary Grant’s square..

    Dee with Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper!

    Then we went to the Rainbow and had an awesome time. When we left, we were talking to the paparazzi for a second. They were waiting for Russel Brand who was apparently on his way to a tattoo shop on Sunset.

    It’s so weird, but I googled it and here’s the shot they got last night…Russel Brand

    Let’s call it “Holly-crazy!” (but fun in medium doses…)

    Great day today at the Agape Center, Venice, Santa Monica, etc..

    Love and Light!

    Nighty Night.

  • Hello!

    It’s been an exciting weekend thus far. One of my main events was attending WonderCon in Anaheim.

     

    Anaheim

    The event was held at The Anaheim Convention Center, which is right beside DISNEYLAND!!

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    Last time I was at this place was for an even called NAMM (It’s a musicians event)

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    Here’s my crew! Lisa Biggs (girl in middle with pink shirt) is a well known voiceover actress (she’s even voiced on The Simpsons!) She was talking on a panel with other renowned voice artists, teaching people about the world of voice (and mainly animation voice, which is what they do)

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    We had to pick up our tickets down in the bunks of the building!

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    The panel was a smashing success. The room was packed, and as always- I learnt a ton listening to the vets tell their stories and tips and tricks.

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    People were all dressed up, all over the place. The gal on the left wouldn’t let me take her picture until she got out her waitress pen and paper, so she was in character!! lol

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    Once the  panel was done, a huge slew of people went to the front for autographs.

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    This is Rob Paulsen. Voice actor on the panel..

    Rob Paulsen WOndercon

    Here are a few of the characters he’s voiced over the years!!!

    WonderCon, Rob PAulsen

    If I wasn’t in VO, I don’t know if I ever would have gone to WonderCon (not really my thing since I don’t watch anime, cartoons, etc) But I’ve fully embraced it and hope one day I am on a panel!!!

    WonderCon 2012, anaheim

    In other news this weekend, I ran a 5km in Redondo Beach..

    Redondo Beach 5km, March 17, St. Patricks Day

    I took my flip cam and filmed it for ya!!

    The mileage completely messed me up!! It’s a 5km, but they put up MILE markers??? I thought, DAMN, I am getting SLOW! It was kinda funny though cause I thought I had 2.5km left to run and within a couple minutes I was done. I had fun, but I was so messed up with the distance by the MILE markers, in a 5KM race!!!

    How about those crazy shoes I caught a glimpse of? They are “Kangaroo Jumps”. They apparently do something more than just look ridiculous! lol


    Ohhh, Kangaroo Jump classes! ha, anyone ever try these things?

    Kangaroo jumps, crazy bouncy shoes

    Well, we are off to Hollywood this morning. Mike is filming a performance, I am going to help out.

    I hope you had a fun-filled St. Patricks Day! Talk to you soooooooooooooon!

    xoxo

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