Posts Tagged: yoga

  • Did I spell Exercising right? It’s on of those words I’ve spelt wrong my whole life, other words that have been a challenge for me are ridiculouspractice, nessisary or Accommodate. However…writing this blog for the past 1.5 years has made me a better SPELLER! Woo Hoo! They should have an adult spelling bee… (or maybe not). I write the most simple words ever. Never anything fancy like supercalafragilisticexpeealidocious! haha

    Moving on… or shall I say moving on UP… a whole wack of stairs!. There are many stairs in my neighbourhood. This is me standing half way up the set. Looking down and what I just came up….

     

    And then looking up at how far I had to go. I felt stuck in the middle of heaven and hell… (I’m on fire tonight folks)

    Basically I want to check in with you on your exercising….the brain…and the body. Are you moving that sexy body on a daily basis? Are you learning, reading or keeping your mind stimulated on things of interest to you? Hobbies? Interests? A Passion? I know I have to remind myself of this often and I bet you are doing amazing, I just wanted to write it down, mainly to keep me motivated.. (Does that make sense?)
    Hear me out…. If I could, I would eat mexican everyday and always stay IN my comfort zone. BUT, what fun is that? I have been taking tons of classes (for you guessed it, voice) which in result is upping my game. ALSO… I’ve been moving my butt…

    Here I just walked to the dog park… easy… but to get there, yes I took those stairs above!

    I’m grateful I can at least walk outside right now…This is what my hometown looks like today: -40 some degrees out there!!!

    And we’re in t-shirt weather….

    At the dog park today. Painter LOVES it. It’s like Disneyland for him everyday.

    I also had an awesome yoga class today…

    This picture below was not my class, but I am telling you… this yoga class was the BUSIEST class I have been to in my entire life. There was a line up out the door, but they just made room for everyone, they even had to take out furniture out of the yoga studio, it was nuts…. but the OMS were magical! Like make your arm hairs raise. Powerful stuff.

    So ya, there ya have it. Using this brand new year to move and learn. (just don’t ask me to spell) It’s been slow getting there, but I feel like I’m back in my groove. I went for 2 runs in the past week too and my foot is feeling better! YA!

     

    I hope your having a great week! I CAN SEE YOUR LIGHT (aka- Namaste)

  • Hello!

    Today I went exploring outside for an episode of The Nature of Things with Amanda Suzuki. Hauling my camera around “ain’t no big thang”… but it’s still kind of a obstacle, especially with a crazy dog.

    The annoyance factor gets REALLY high when you go to take your first award winning shot and the memory card is sitting back in your computer at home. BOO.

    Well, thank goodness for iphones….

    I took Painter on a big stroll around the neighbourhood. It was such a beautiful day.

    old orchard park

    Our stroll through the park turned into a mud slopping, sand kicking, rock hopping good time!

    bug puppy water

    Ha, He was trying to catch the water splashes with his mouth. cute

    After a good Kilometre running along the muddy shoreline. My dog was wet, tired and DIRTY!

    As soon as I got home, he was thrown into the bath…

    It’s been a good weekend. I have relaxed quite a bit these last 2 days, which is great. I am usually go, go, go. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and am trying not to get too stressed out….Of course the wedding plans have been a big brain space filler, and my upcoming surgery next week is another weird force that fills up your brain with too much thinking.

    Thoughts in my head about my surgery:

    -why am I even worried?

    -what if they find something really bad?

    -why did I get this?

    - am I feeling sorry for myself?

    -what right do I have even feeling bad for one second when so many others are going through way worse?

    -I know I need to eat a plant based diet, but sometime I just don’t want to care about what I eat?

    -how will this change my life?

    -I want to have kids, but maybe not right this second, but if I don’t do it this second will it be too late?

    -is this even a big deal?

    And on and on and on…

    To the right of my computer I have an oracle card that states I am a powerful healer, but then my appointment card hits me in the face, I try to remind myself that this VERY MOMENT, is all that counts. Yoga is good.

    Hmmmm….as Gwen Stefani says…”I’m just a girl in the world….”

    In non-emotional news I also went to Costco today. We have a HUGE family of 2 humans plus 1 dog to feed, so we NEED a Costco card, haha…

    Anyway…I picked up some nuts..

    What? Nuts in the fridge?

    kirkland walnuts, almonds

    Yep. Something I have learned in the last 6 months is that we should keep our nuts in the fridge. They do go bad just like any other perishable food. So I fill my handy mason jars for my day-to-day use and I keep the fat bag of nuts in the crisper…

    keeping nuts in the fridge

    Tomorrow I am thinking Brownies with the walnuts and almond milk with the almonds! OW!

    I got 2 boxes of the arugula/spinach mix of greens. Making green smoothies all week baby!


    I wish I could have got local greens, but these California greens will work.
    costco arugula spinach greens
    And some “sulfite flavoured” olives, lol… costco olives
    And a lifetime supply of cotton pads.costco cotton pads

    We got some other stuff too, I just can’t remember….

    Anything exciting happen for you over the weekend? Fill me in!

    Oh, and here’s to a kick ass week filled with pure potential!!!

    xo

  • Hey there!

    We woke up in a cloud, how about you?

    Port moody fog

    I just wrote a poem for you:

    “The Port Moody fog faintly flows through fair pine patches” ha

    port moody fog

    This is me, after my 4th day in a row doing Birkram’s Yoga! Here we go again!! (This is my 2nd year in a row doing a 30 day yoga challenge)

    Day 4 of my Bikrams Yoga Challenge

    It’s hard to dress for Hot Yoga, well basically it’s wear as little as you comfortably  feel wearing. Since I choose not to wear the panty looking shorts that some gals sport, I am LOVING these flex yoga shorts from Stormtech. They are the perfect hot yoga shorts.

    stormtech yoga shorts

    I sometime just wear a sports bra on top, or a sports bra and light tank top… I still drip buckets of sweat no matter what I wear though!

    In other headline breaking news, I washed my makeup brushes today. The were a bit muddled from doing makeup for 5 girls yesterday.

    washing makeup brushes

    I dab the brush in a bowl of baby shampoo, then wet it a bit and move the brush back and forth on my hand until I feel it is clean. Then rinse it off in water (I just keep a small stream of warm water running)

    baby shampoo for washing makeup brushes

    Shape them back to the shape they should be in and place them flat to dry, preferably with the tip hanging over the edge.

    washing makeup brushes

    Then I moved on to taking these awesomely ripe bananas (when they are spotty is the best time to consume them because all the hard-to-digest starch has turned into an easily absorbable masterpiece for the body)

    brown bananas

    I peeled them and put them into the freezer to throw into my green smoothie in the morning.

    Remember THIS green shake? Have YOU made it lately?? xo

    Eww, I dislike that old kitchen…. But the shake is a game changer!

    I need to fill this awesome fruit bowl back up (bowl was a gift from my mom- good score hey?). Going to get groceries after yoga in the morning:)

    pier 1 fruit bowl

    Here’s my little fruit cake.

    Hope you guys had a great Sunday. I think this week is going to be outstanding! Keep putting the positive energy and it will keep on coming back!

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Today in Canada we celebrated our Thanksgiving. I am really taking it mellow today (even though I did do some voicing, but I don’t really consider it work)

    Painter sends his love today….

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

    I kinda took today off from using my brain, lol but the one thing I DID do was write my 3 pages of stream of conscience writing upon waking up.  (cute new notebook from Target)

    Journal writing everyday

    I swear, this habit has changed my life for the better… I got the idea from The Artist’s Way by Julie Cameron.

    Another thing I had decided to do to get myself out of my comfort zone is to do another 30 day yoga challenge!!! Remember I did one last year?

    That 30 day yoga challenge was difficult, but it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I am starting my 30 day yoga challenge on Thursday and I would love for you to join me on a 30 day challenge of your own? What can you do for 30 days in a row? <- read that post to get some ideas on what you could choose to do for 30 days. I am SO Excited!!

    Need more inspiration? Try my daily morning mediation that I wrote and recorded!

    Try it right when you wake up!!!

    In other news, I am so excited for my wedding.. These are the shoes I want to wear on my wedding day…..

    Manolo Blahnik’s…

    “Just letting you know universe”…. ha

  • 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

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