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What would you say to your kids?

We all make mistakes and some days we make a heap load of mistakes.

Some days we are on fire…everything is going right…choices are easy, the day is flowing you are working your mojo. Then there are other days that the minute you open your eyes things  seem (*seem*) to be on a downward spiral.
Those days that are not ideal, alot of people seem to throw their hands up and say “to heck with it”
I am just going to eat whatever I want.
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Food will never fix a problem. (Neither will wine!)
I like simple. Complicated makes me tense.
Here is a quick fix if you are struggling, having a bad day, unsure of what to do…ask yourself this…
What would you say to your kids? If you dont’t have kids what would you say to a friend if they were in that situation?
If your kids were inhaling  a container of ice cream would you not tell them to stop it?
What if they pulled out a bag of chips and went to town on it, would you not tell them to stop?
*side note* what are you doing with chips and ice cream in the house anyway?!! lol
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If your kids said they were tired and didn’t want to go to practice, would you tell them to just go and lay on the couch?
Same goes for you–we all have long days, but you can still push yourself to get your workout in!
Tough love for your kids is exactly what you need!
Don’t give yourself permission to do something that you would advise others not to do.
*Oh on that note — STOP telling your friends “have some wine, it will all be better” Wine or fattening food will not fix your day or your problems – so stop!
I think that is pretty simple.
If its not ok for your kids, its not ok for you! Image
Use that the next time you say there is nothing to eat in the house or that you had a crappy day and that the only thing that would make you feel better is chocolate….because that is a load of garbage….those are just excuses!
Now you have a new strategy…use it!
In the process it helps you be a better role model for your family and friends!!! 

 

Halloween Candy Hangover

So…….how’d ya do???

Did you stay strong and resist the urge to tear into those bite size candies? Or did you buckle and eat your body weight in “fun” size candy??

Did you wake up this morning and while getting dressed start saying (or screaming) WHY…WHY DID I EAT ALL OF THAT CANDY??

If you are suffering a chocolate hangover you need to re-group; dump the candy and say no to your candy pushing co-workers who are trying to unload their candy.

Did you read my last email?  3 fun size pieces of candy will cost you more than 20 minutes of jogging!  Do the math: You had a couple before trick or treating + a couple during trick or treating + a few more during the sorting process x the number of kids you have equals…A LOT OF BOOT CAMP TO BURN THAT CHOCOLATE OFF

I know the internal conversation you had with yourself….”oooohhh that kind is my favourite” or “I will just have this one!” Bet you said this “Well, I have had so many what’s one more?!”

I see so many of you that work soooo hard at boot camp but then you tell me that you had wings, wine, candy, (or insert whatever bad food here) and you wonder why you are not losing weight.  The reason is simple!  You keep sabotaging yourself!!!! When you come to boot camp and bring your A game, give it your all, you are burning the crap that you ate that day.  You never get to that stored fat.  Think about that!  All your work is to just maintain.

So if you start your day with a latte, then have a muffin add a bagel and some pasta for dinner, you come to boot camp and you might burn through half of those calories.  You don’t burn the stuff you want to get rid of off of your thighs, tummy or backside, BUT you keep doing it.  Why?? You are choosing food, junk food, you are letting the food control you.

IT ALL STOPS TODAY………..

Make the commitment to change your eating habits, dump the junk, drink the water that you need and exercise!!!!

Halloween is over and it likely was a scary night with all of the reckless eating but onwards my friends……

Candy is not your friend.  I am…so start listening to me!!!

Halloween Hangover remedy:

LOTS of water–eat real food, (lean protein, veggies) and get moving (show up to boot camp).

We have 7 weeks until Christmas…..that means a lot of parties, dinners, get-together, cakes, cookies, drinks, it means you need to pull it together!!  No maintaining through that! That is the recipe for waistline disaster.

Starting NOW it’s game on.  No more fooling around.  No more making excuses why you can’t.  No more giving in to food weaknesses.  No more nonsense.

Food Friday – To disHonour the American Thanksgiving Hang-Over

I’m changing things up a little this week. Instead of the Friday Fitness Funny, I thought we could pay a little tribute to honour (Canadian spelling) our American friends.  In the shadow of American Thanksgiving. I thought a Food Friday post would be a good idea.

Thanksgiving hangover

I was talking to my cousin yesterday as they were removing the dinner plates and getting the desserts out…7 different desserts to be exact.  Lets do the math.  9 people around the table, 7 desserts.  That means everyone at the table gets their own dessert with two left over!

Uhm…just a little bit of overkill.

I guess I have to also give credit to her for having 5 kinds of veggies on the table.  Now if she lost all the butter, cream sauces and sugar in the recipes I would give her a cyber high 5!

She asked me for a couple of recipes that I had brought with me last year to the family celebration and I thought I would share them with all of you as well.

Hangover cure

Here are some quick, easy and yummy…yes yummy recipes you should try.

Chickpea Poppers

  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoning of your choice: garlic powder, sea salt, cayenne, paprika, cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375°. Drain chickpeas in a colander and let them dry completely. Pat dry with a paper towel if needed.

Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast for about 30-35 minutes, shaking the pan every ten minutes. All ovens are different so make sure they don’t burn. They will be golden brown and crunchy on the inside when done, not moist.

In a medium bowl, combine all the spices. Remove chickpeas from oven when done and spray with olive oil spray. Immediately toss with spices while hot. Eat at room temperature.

*get creative with your flavours (salt and vinegar, lemon/garlic, Cajun)

 Winter is here..blech.  Here is a fun protein shake to help pep up your spirits.

Mmmmmmm Mango

  • 1 scoop of vanilla boot camp protein powder
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • small drop of coconut extract (optional…makes it more tropical)

Blend and enjoy!!

Boot Camp Balls

  • 1 cup  quick oats (grind them in your food processor or blender)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla boot camp protein powder
  • 1 tbsp.  coconut oil
  • 1 cup of natural pb
  • 1 cup  carrots (yes, carrots)
  •  1/2 cup  slivered almonds
  1.  grind the oats into oat flour
  2. add 3 tsp of baking powder
  3. mix in the honey(optional)
  4. add in the coconut oil (melted)
  5. have your carrots cooked and mashed-add them in
  6. add in your pb
  7. if it is too dry you can add more pb or coconut oil. They should be sticky to hold on to the nuts.
  8. Roll them into balls. Then roll them in crushed almonds, pecans or walnuts.

Bake at 350 for 20min.

Store them in the fridge.