Archive: HEALTH/FITNESS

  • Hey!

    How art thou?? Good day here at our camp. It was my momma’s birthday today! She said she had a great day, so her lil daughter was happy about that!

    Amanda Sellers

    My mom has always been so supportive in ANYTHING I choose today, but my only complaint is- What is with this mullet when I was a youngster? (It was probably my idea! ha) This was on stage when I was about 8 years old on my right (the guy lookin off to the side) is actually playing music when I walk down the isle! How cool hey?! Here I was attempting to sing, “Put another Log on the fire.”


    At least I had the whole cool, boots over the pants thing happening!

    Check out this cartoon I got made ($10) ha

    Here’s a shot from our engagement pics.

    The wedding is starting to sink in more and more everyday. Some pretty amazing stuff happening in the new year, but I will fill you in, AFTER the wedding. One exciting thing at a time, (lol)
    DAY 10 of my cleanse. NOPE, I can’t believe it either!! This cleanse is getting me REALLY inspired again by raw foods. I am wanting to get a dehydrator asap and continue blending with my Vitamix. Lately I’ve been watching some documentaries like Food Matters, Food INC, Forks over Knives, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,etc and DAMN I want to be vegan forver. (And ultimately raw) I know there are legit farms and organic meats being produced, so I am not judging at all. This is just my choice, based on my opinion of A) what I am learning and B) How a plant based diet makes me feel.

    Here was this morning’s shake

    Today I discovered how I can actually push in WAY more spinach once the Vitamix is going, so I started with what you see above and added about 4 cups more spinach and here was the result…mmmmm. It was spinach “heavy” but I still loved it.

    Something I deal with is staying raw (even vegan) in social settings. Check out Girl On Raw’s tips for dealing with social settings. I LOVED it.

    Ok, I’m rocking and rolling. Don’t want to, but life is calling.. OH..Read this and please say it to yourself today, tomorrow and the forever more!

    Absolutely. Look out…. xoxoxo

  • Happy Monday!!!

    Day 8 of my cleanse! I have never lasted this long on any kind of cleanse before. In certain moments, I honestly feel like I could do this forever, then other moments, I feel like I need to eat something! I am getting in about 1500 calories in everyday, which is actually really good, considering my workouts have been light, (If at all) I missed the gym the last couple days, but will definitely go tomorrow. So I don’t feel hunger, just miss eating…chewing something…. But the ideal thing about smoothies is that your body is not needing to spend tons of effort on digesting, so it has time to clean up toxins throughout the body. Plus, it would take forever to chomp down all those greens, so blending them makes it super easy to provide your body with a MEGA supply of micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

    Green Smoothie Cleanse

    This morning was a blend of lemon juice, mixed berries, 2 banana’s, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro,and parsley.

    My Vitamix infuses everything together..

    Vitamix, green smoothie

    Into a glass of wholesome goodness!! Here’s to our health.

    Green Smoothie Cleanse

    In other news, we think Santa might ask Painter to guide his sleigh this year, so we are training him to pull! He hasn’t got air yet, but with all the energy he has, we know he’ll be flying soon.

    taking dog rollerblading

    On our excursion, I ran into a dear friend whom I haven’t seen since Spring! Angela was out walking her pups, Sammy and Frodo. So nice to see her and catch up.

    Love ya girl!

    OK, Have you ever accidently texted the wrong person? I saw this on facebook yesterday…

    haha! And it reminded me of the time I did this.. (in 2010)

    OMG! How embarrassing! ha. Not once, but twice! Another funny one is when my mom accidently texted Mike and wrote, “Love you sweetie!”.

    I’ll leave you today with some holiday cheer…

    “Santa Claws” is coming to town! xoxo

  • Hello!! Happy Sunday. Here is to an amazing week ahead.

    One quote I am carrying with me while I am going through this cleanse (and wedding planning) is:

    When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. 

    This quote somehow helps:)

    Dee brought these wedding bells over at my bridal shower, I think they are great car decor!

    And folks, I have officially finished 1 week of my cleanse. 7 days in the bag!! (At least 7 more to go. I said 20 days in the beginning, but in my heart, I was always happy with getting to 14 days, so we’ll see!)

    I have lost about 4 pounds, I have more energy, I can tell I’m detoxing, and my taste buds are totally reset. I love that.

    I was at Whole Foods on Cambie the other day and decided to try one of their “Green Goodness” Smoothie.

    WholeFoods Cambie

    It was utterly amazing. I loved it.

    Green Goodness, Whole Foods Cambie

    So, I was a stalker and asked what the recipe is on their facebook page.

    Green Goodness, Cambie Wholefoods

    And low and behold, they gave it to me!

    Green Goodness from WHOLE FOODS

    1 cup Apple Juice

    1 small piece of Ginger

    1 handful of Kale

    1/2 an apple

    1 banana (frozen if possible)

    Blend until smooth and enjoy!

    I tried to make my own tonight….

    I didn’t have apple juice, so I put in water to thin it out a bit, then just to be crazy and fun like I am, I put in some frozen blueberries.


    I would show you a picture, but it’s gone….haha

    We are going to watch a movie right now..I know tomorrow is going to be insanely busy, so relax as much as possible now.

    Have an amazing week you guys!!!

  • Hello!

    My girlfriend and I hit up the biggest mall in Vancouver, looked top to bottom for 5 hours and couldn’t find the wedding shoes I want, so I settled with these….

    Ha, just joking, but these are kind of what I have been looking for…except maybe closed toe since we’ll be in the middle of winter in Saskatchewan.

    It looks like I’m going to have to go downtown for them. We were looking at Metrotown. We had fun though.


    We bought each other the same pj’s and same bracelet from Forever 21 for our Christmas presents. It just worked out we both liked the same thing, so we thought, “Heck let’s buy them both for each other and call it Christmas!”

    I won’t show you the pj’s (cuz I already have them on and there kind of too cutsy for the blog,lol) But here are our bracelet’s…

    Forever 21 beaded Braclete

    Cute hey? (Mike took this picture for me- I was sitting at the computer like a blimp, “Mike, can you take a picture of my new bracelet?”)

    When I got home, Mike was in the middle of a recording session. Making music is always a good thing!

    I am on Day 6 of my cleanse!!!!!! How am I doing it??? I don’t even know myself. My Vitamix is getting me through it for making it so darn easy..
    Here is a smoothie I made right before I went out. No water in this one (my glass jar is way to big for the liquid, but you get the point… ha

     

    My new smoothie

    1 cup of mangos

    1 cup of raspberries

    2 big handfuls of Spinach

    1 banana

    Day 7 in the morning. Have headaches on and off throughout the day, but I think my body is in major detox mode.

    Hope your having a fantastic weekend. I’ll be back, large and in charge tomorrow!
    xoxoxo

  • Hey!

    Happy Friday! Definitely a festive time of year and the December weekends are that much better! Christmas parties, gatherings, decorating, baking. Today is Day 5 of my Green Smoothie cleanse. Doing a cleanse during this time of year is definitely hard! All the ¬†Christmas cheer going around, I just want in on it. I went for coffee with my girlfriend today, I had a tea. I’m feeling good though. I know the greens are treating my system well. Everyday gets easier. You don’t have to think about what your gonna have for lunch! ¬†SMOOTHIE!

    I was reading the Vitamix hand book and it suggests to REALLY wash your fruits and veggies. Like with a mild soap. I have never done that before. Have you? It’s a good idea though, to really get those pesticides off. Can anyone recommend a wash for veggies?

    washing veggies with soap

    Until then, they are in the rinsing basket. Today I picked Chard, Watercress, cilantro, parsley and celery.

    chard, celery, watercress, cucumber

    Added freshly squeeze orange juice and lemon juice. Threw in a banana too.

    Some organic frozen blueberries (gosh are they expensive when their not in season..)

    This one was exceptionally tasty. Sometime I just get the right combinations. Sometimes not. I actually had to dump one a couple days ago, the combo was brutal.

    chard blueberry smoothie

    Here’s a few recipes I found on Drbenkim.com, I think I’ll try the Spinach Mango one next. I have frozen cut up mango in my freezer.

    Spinach Mango Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    2 cups spinach
    2 mangos, peeled and chopped
    1 banana

    Spinach Peach Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    2 cups spinach
    2 peaches, seeds removed
    1 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup water (optional)

    Tropical Green Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    1 head romaine or green leafy lettuce
    2 cups water
    1 banana
    1/2 pineapple, skin and core removed

    Blueberry Green Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    1 head romaine lettuce
    3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
    1 apple, roughly chopped
    1/4 lemon or lime
    2 cups water

    Grape Cooler Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    Large handful of red seedless grapes, stems removed
    Basket of fresh or frozen strawberries, stems removed
    1 frozen banana, peeled
    1/2 head romaine lettuce

     

    Man, day 5 already. My #1 plan in the first place was 14 days, then I got anxious and said 20. I will absolutely do the 14 days, but I’ll see how I’m feeling on Day 14 an either continue, or do a combo of smoothies and some salads, nuts, etc. I have the most energy in the morning, I feel really good, then towards the end of the day like around dinnertime, my energy is not as vibrant. (could just be because I worked all day and I’m tired, lol)

    I have a bunch of scripts on their way, but for voiceovers I didn’t have too much to do today which was nice. We went for a stroll to Rocky Point.

    Rocky Point, Port Moody BC dec.2011

    Actually I was kinda walking by myself because Mike took Painter on his rollerblades. I will take a pic next time, it was so funny, but here was my view walking down the crisp path. I was bundled up like crazy!

    Check out these shots Mike took just now… wow with the birds right under the moon….nice.


    As it got darker…


    Definitely a sign the universe is a beautiful, powerful place. Looking at that with Christmas music in the background got me a bit emotional… (Imagine me at my wedding!? I am going to be a mess. Waterproof mascara to the MAX!)

    Have an absolutely wonderful weekend! xoxo

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