Last night I set out to make a Poke bowl. Instead of sashimi the plan was to include my caramelized tofu. I pulled up the recipe and started cooking the rice and pickled carrots. I’ve only ever had one Poke bowl so this seemed reasonable. Half way through preparing the remainder of the ingredients to layer into the bowl I realized….I was on the Banh Mi recipe! Since I found that recipe a wee bit lacking in the veg department I looked at my Poke bowl recipe and…THIS was born!
Noodle Salad is not only simple, it’s fresh, light and family friendly! Especially if you let everyone build their own bowl!
I was looking for a simple muffin recipe that included apples, carrots and was gluten free and didn’t find one that fit the bill, so I created this one! Super happy with how they turned out! Bonus: they freeze and thaw beautifully as a lunchbox item!
I can't start this week, maybe once the kids are back at school/ summer is over/ life settles down/ this project is over/ it's not so hot/ it's not so cold.....(read: NEVER). Here's the thing. There is NEVER a good time to start something new. There is always going to...
If I see one more headline about being ‘bathing suit ready’ I might vomit. Warning: I’m about to jump up on my soapbox for a hot minute, but bear with me because I have some tangible advice to offer too. And a REALLY exciting Challenge to help you tackle this once and for all!
What is the lens you bring to your health and fitness? Does your lens help or hinder you? Give you perspective or make you “shitty should” all over yourself? It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle of more. Just look around – it seems like everyone is doing more, doing better, has it figured out.
I write this knowing it’s a slightly loaded topic. And I’m the first to tell you as a parent how you choose to support your children to have a healthy lifestyle is 100% up to you. And…we have a situation in Canada. According to the 2016 Participaction Report Card, only 14% of 5-11 year olds, and 5% of 12-17 year olds are meeting the guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity per day. And it’s not just about physical activity, we’re also seeing increased sedentary behaviours (read: screen time) and decreased quantity and quality of sleep. In fact, some experts are calling it a “sleepidemic”…Did you know that 31% of school-aged children and 26% of adolescents in Canada are sleep deprived…
I’ve been talking a lot about “fitness personality” lately. About understanding what makes you tick – what brings you joy! Because somewhere along the line we’ve gotten a bit confused about health and fitness. We decided that in order to be “effective” it hast to be detailed, organized and coordinated. It needs to be structured and organized. You “should” really be following a specific program….What if that idea is TOTALLY WRONG?!
Often times clients come to me at their wits end. They’re trying…but nothing really seems to STICK. They can do most things short term but find that ‘magical motivation’ a somewhat elusive creature when it comes to creating lasting change. When I tell them it’s not them, the sigh of relief is both audible and palpable.
Are successful people happy because they’re successful? Or are they successful because they are happy.
The other day I was chatting with a group of women around the topics of body love, self-compassion & health. In hushed tones one of them shyly asked me, “can I love my body…and still want to lose weight?” She asked me as though it was some dirty little secret, that somehow she couldn’t desire to change her body – and still love her body. That the two ideas were somehow contradictory. And I realized that there was a need for clarification!
Being body positive is about so much more than feeling comfortable & happy in your body. It’s about the lens through which you view your world. It’s about the attitude you take to your life and how you “show up.” It’s about the confidence with which you carry yourself and the unstoppable spirit that you possess. You are capable of so much more than you know. And it all starts with a belief in your ability to do whatever it is you decide YOU want to do. #besuperyou
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