Posts Tagged: healthy eating

  • Hello!!

    This is a moment only dreams are made of…haha.

    When we checked into Ocean Resort last weekend, I found out I had a massage that same evening. We were in kind of a rush to make it to the first Raw Gourmet Dinner, so I quickly changed. I was wearing a g-string, but I wanted to put on granny undies since I was going in for the massage. (No masseuse wants to see my romping cheeks) So I put on my granny undies, but when I pulled up my pants, I guess my g-string hung on!!!!!

    HOW EMBARRASSING!!!

    g-string hanging out of pants

    Even funnier is that Mike was filming for a video we are making and he didn’t even notice… (unless he’s really just evil and I don’t know it, lol)
    I walked in and met a table full of people I didn’t know.

    Here’s a shot of the room minus the people.

    beautiful ocean resort

    I was also getting up to take my plate to the window so I could get better lighting for pictures.

    Half avocado with salsa and raw cracker

    I didn’t notice it until way after dinner when I was in the spa about to get my massage. I was like, “what the?” Then it all came together when Mike and I were going through the footage we took and THERE IT WAS! WOW….. I mean, I’ve had a sock hanging out of my pant leg before- but NEVER a g-string out of the back of my jeans!! That is one for the books.
    I’m sorry if that was TMI, but I had to share… Life is to short not to laugh these things off!

    Namaste = “I see your light”

    namaste

    As for more subdued blog material, today was Day 4 of my Raw Food Challenge Celebration. I am going for 30 days!  Some people ask me, so what do you have to do to be 100% RAW? I was reading choosingraw.com today and Gena, the blog’s author says it best,

    “I’m not 100% raw and don’t aspire to be: my goal is to get a wide array of nutrients from as many delicious, plant-based sources as I can. Exclusively raw diets work for some people, but many others find them either nutritionally or psychologically limiting. I do, however, believe that most people can experience tremendous health benefits from adding more raw food to their diets. The title of my blog, then, evokes a lifestyle that encourages us to eat “close to nature,” and and encourages to make choices every day that emphasize raw food.”

    Well said Gena. I couldn’t agree more. Everyone has there quotations and limits to what is “raw”, but really it’s what you make it. Eat as close to nature as possible. I must say though, I have been feeling great!  I miss cooked food when I make it for Mike (today I made him an omelet and then some pasta) Or when I see Mike put cream and sugar in his coffee and mine is black..

    During my challenge, I am trying not to think of what I can’t have, I am trying to see all I CAN have…

    …like frozen blueberries..

    frozen blueberries as a snack

    Or these lettuce wraps I threw together.

    avocado lettuce wraps

    Mushed up garlic, onion, avocado, tomato, and red pepper.

    guac with red pepper

    The were super quick and SUPER tasty.

    lettuce wraps with guac

    That’s about all I got today! I went to a nice yoga class at the REC centre across the street and am winding down for the evening.

    How was your day? Any embarrassing moments you’d like to share??? Please do!!! ;)

    xoxo

  • Hello there!

    This is a happy, positive blog, but I briefly have 2 complaints….

    I rushed to Long and McQuade music store last night to get a desk top mic stand before they closed. I got home and opened up the box and it is missing a bunch of pieces….

    Looks like a metal plunger!!  That’s all that was in the box. What the heck am I going to do with that???? GRRRRR

    Then last night, I went to Whole Foods to willingly pay $700 for a head of lettuce just because it is organic and good for me. The cashier put my lettuce at the bottom of the bag and pilled cans and stuff on top. Not only did my $700 lettuce get crushed- on my way to my vehicle the handle ripped off the bag because it was packed too heavy and the groceries fell to the ground…

    Here’s a picture I took when I was still happy and the food was sliding down the belt:)

    food from wholefoods vancouver

    Things in my overstuffed grocery bag:

    very expensive overpriced frozen blueberries, to add to my:
    Steel cut oats
    Amy’s Soup
    Soup Broth to make my own veggie soup….ohhhhh
    frozen veggies (peas, brocoli, spinach)
    chick peas
    black beans
    pitted dates, dried cranberries and nuts to make my own energy bars
    firm tofu
    “crushed lettuce”
    some other veggies
    pirates booty (fun snack)
    rice cakes (I’m gonna make my own almond butter so I need something besides apples to put my butta on!
    Mustard (I wanna make veggie burgers as soon as I have time)

    My first grocery shop of the year was a success. Now…If I can only eat this good all year….lol

    See….now I’m happy…talked through my frustration and we are moving on!

    It is DAY 1 of my triathlon training today. I got 7 downloads from my coach Lara, including my training schedule, hydration and nutrition tips, a breakdown on training zones and intensities- (which will be good, and challenging for me because I only have one intensity level- SLOW.)

    My swim this morning was 4 x 250m at a light intensity. I calculated how far that is in my dinky pool- 48 COMPLETE LAPS! WOAH.

    I did it! 48 laps this morning. Took me about an hour.  (hot pic I know…)

    I am ALSO running today with the club at 6pm, it’s our first run together (we are not wasting ANYTIME getting into this program, lol)

    I will most likely start doing 2 posts per day now. One will be just a regular ol post and the other will be a training diary of some kind. I made a new triathlon training link, so follow along- heck even join in. There is still time!

    After the swim, I came upstairs ravenous- I invented a new shake! I call it:

    48 LAPS

    frozen berries
    frozen spinach
    half of a frozen banana
    Vega Powder
    freshly squeezed lemon and oj

    Blend and Serve!

    Here’s me layering the frozen berries and spinach (first time I have EVER put spinach in a shake)

    Then added half a frozen banana and the Vega

    Next up I squeezed some lemon and OJ into it (you could use any juice- the fresher the better!)

    Add some water and BLEND ER UP And VOILA, the “48 Laps” is ready to inhale!

    It tastes delicious and I feel GREEEAAAAT. (take that Tony the Tiger- Meow!)

    How is your year going so far? Any grocery store shopping adventures?

    I better get onto some work! Hope all is well in your world! Talk sooooooon:)

    Amanda
    xoxo

    Daily affirmation “I release all criticism. I only give out that which I wish to receive in return. My love and acceptance of others is mirrored to me in every moment.” - Louise L. Hay

  • Me having a big resolutions list is probably not a big surprise to you.. ha..

    I know some real dedicated people out there don’t make New Years Resolutions- because they live their best life continuously and don’t feel the need for a big list of resolutions… I, on the other hand, am a dedicated cat, but I definitely have let things go over the holidays. I find the holidays are a big (happy) interruption…

    Everything gets thrown outta wack and January is a perfect time to reset.  In the last couple years, I’ve hit some major goals for myself (such as becoming full time self employed this year!)
    Why stop there? 2011 is going to be the best year yet. At the end of this year, I want to read over this blog post and say- yup, I did it all. I am not going to post everything on here, but I will share with you the majority of what my resolution list looks like:

    1. Complete another Olympic Distance Triathlon

    2. Complete 2 Sprint Distance Triathlon’s

    3. Do at least one half-marathon, a 10km and hike the West Coast Trail- again!

    4. Follow a Vegan, clean eating diet (as best as I can). Don’t beat me up if you see me eating nachos with cheese at the local pub! lol If you want some tips on getting started on a more plant based diet, I recommend reading this.

    5. Host or guest host a TV show

    6. Voice a major phone system like Telus, A T and T, Rogers…something BIG and recurring. (Or voice any major recurring US or Canadian National Spots!)

    7. Make over 6 figures this year with my creative endeavor$ (voice/hosting/makeup/blog)

    (whether I’m in the scene)

    (or behind the scenes)

    8. Meditate at least once per week.

    9. Continue to inspire as many people as possible and keep putting out positive energy into the universe

    10. Get MARRIED!

    The love of my life proposed at midnight on New Years Eve, I totally didn’t see it coming. I hoped that it wouldn’t be too much longer until he popped the question, but he played it off really well! It was such a perfect night, and a perfect start to 2011!

    What are your resolutions?  I would love to hear what your goals are for this year!! DO SHARE!!

    Don’t be afraid to dream big. YES, we don’t want to set ourselves up for failure, however:

    Dreamers are the saviors of the world.

    Right? And goals are just dreams with deadlines. I don’t always hit my goals at the time I set for that particular goal, however I keep pushing on, because I feel that the person I become in pursuit of my dreams is just as important as achieving the dreams themselves. Shoot for the moon and ya might land among the stars….

    Here’s to 2011!

    I believe in you!

    xoxo

    PS. I am on day 2 of a 3 day juice cleanse. I have been drinking the green shake. I’ll give you an update tomorrow.

  • 13
    Sep

    THE PLAN!


    Hello!

    Monday madness begins….

    So in yesterdays post, I told you I was going to check out a relationship seminar. I promised I would come back with feedback on the seminar….I can say this….my friends are really good at drawing…..

    amazon women

    rainbows and unicorns

    cool kids at the back of the class...

    Honestly, I had fun because my friends… are…well…funny! But I don’t think we learned much…..

    Moving on to THE PLAN

    Did you read my recent post about making new health and fitness goals? Hopefully you did and you are ready to rock right along with me! Since a new season is among us, it is time to change things up and challenge ourselves.

    I have got my plan!!

    I am going to religiously follow the P90X plan
    I have already watched the first dvd that explains the workouts

    He’s got some bad makeup in the video, lol

    and today I start with the back and shoulders dvd and mark everyday I complete on my P90X calendar:

    This will be completely filled in over the next 3 months!

    I am not really into the P90X eating plan, so I am going to follow eating habits (which I have already been doing)
    in these amazing books:

    Eating Clean and The Thrive Diet ROCK!

    My workouts are going to be done in the early mornings, I want to be done my training by 7am, so I can get ready for auditions. (they start right around 7am) I am also going to incorporate morning jogs once and a while because I love fresh air and nature, it really gets ya going…

    I am doing this for me,  of course, but I also want to inspire you! It is so important to live healthy lives. I have already noticed such a difference on just the few steps I have taken in this positive living direction, and look forward to continuing on..

    Like I wrote in my highschool year book, “Take pride in how far you have come, Have faith in how far you will go.”

    Peace out my brothers and SISTERS….have an awesome day!

    xoxoxo

    Daily affirmation‎”I trust my inner wisdom.”Louise Hay

  • Hello!

    Confession time! I did not hike or do yoga yesterday:( It would have been day 6 of my challenge). I actually drove all the way to the mountain and my body said-NOPE- not doing it today. I think it’s extremely important to listen to our bodies, so I don’t feel tooo bad. I ate processed food too..(just one of those days!! Bla)

    I just got back from Hiking today though! ( I have a conference call for a voice job this am so I can’t do yoga, i’m going to try later:) See, having a backslide is okay, just make sure you don’t slide for to long. Stop yourself and pick yourself back up and get back on your path!

    So the best way to get back on your path is to start the day right! Have some good wholesome food energy to keep you going.

    Here are some examples of what I eat for breakfast:

    1. Steel cut oats with blueberries

    2. Mmmm, raspberries

    3. These are my home made Lara Bars.

    I am going to do a more detailed blog on these soon, they are amazing and really this is all you need: (you can make any flavour you want, really:)

    4. And last but not least I have a Vega shake.

    So what I do is I take a scoop of this powder, and blend it with frozen strawberries, blueberries, freshly squeezed oj and half a banana! The powder has 100% of all your recommended daily vitamins, PLUS- green food sources. It is the ultimate drink!

    So that’s pretty much a bunch of breakfasts fit for champions like us!

    What do you eat for breakfast?

    Daily affirmation-” I breathe in Life.” Louise Hay

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