Search This Blog



Woot Woot! Raise the roof! 

This has been such a life changing, exciting challenge that keeps getting better and better! I'm already on my 7th week! Day 43 - 49 is below, so please keep reading!

How it all started...

8 weeks ago I realized I was in a rut. I was in a lazy funk that I just could not kick! I didn't not want to be active at all! UNTIL my friend lent me a book called Tone It Up by Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn. It's a book about two best friends who started their own fitness company called Tone It Up. They are licensed fitness instructors and nutritionists. They are seriously legit and super fun! I took one evening to go through and read their book from cover to cover. I fell in love it with. I loved their charm, their empowering advice, their motivation and drive. It was the perfect tool that I needed to get my butt in gear and get fit!

After I read Tone It Up I was so inspired to set a new goal for myself:


Get in the best 
shape of my life by 
my 30th birthday!

So I decided to follow their book - the whole 28 days. A new routine with fitness, healthy eating, and a positive attitude.

Katrina and Karena inspire thousands of women to get healthy and work out! They really do help you. I know, cuz they helped me! 

My goal - to get in amazing shape was such a simple goal in comparison to what has happened throughout this whole process. So much MORE is happening. I am learning so much about myself. This goal has become a lifestyle change for the better. I have been nourished body, mind, and soul!

Everyday I start with a new word, mantra, food, recipe. challenge, and goal. I write it all down in my journal, plus any thoughts from the day, negative and positive. I have really learned to dissect my word of the day, and dive right into it. Become that word and learn to have a new respect for it. Positive words bring out the positive in you!

After 28 days of following the Tone It Up book (I was so sad!) but I just had to keep on going, making it up as I went along; with more positive words, more growth, and more excitement!

I've seen some pretty amazing results over the last seven weeks! 

  • When I look in the mirror I see my face. I'm smiling!
  • I believe in myself and love myself more than ever before
  • I have much more confidence & self-esteem
  • Rounder butt (I used to have a FLAT butt but now my husband keeps chasing me around the house! I blush and run away!
  • Toned arms
  • Defined abs
  • Stronger quads
  • Thinner waist and flatter tummy
  • Flexibility and strength
  • Motivation - thirst for more!
  • More energy
  • I'm happier!
  • I'm calmer and think before I speak
  • I can fit into my old jeans!
  • I'm proud of myself!


I workout because 
I love my body, 
not because I hate it

Make sure you tune in on Instagram!! 


~ Day 43 ~

Word of the Day: Dreams

Mantra: Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams

Sleep: 9:30pm - 7:30am = 10 hours!

Energy Level: I was seriously in pain from Krista whippin' my butt yesterday during our one-on-one kettlebell training class! It was awesome check her out here - KB Strength & Wellness! If you haven't tried working out with a kettlebell before I totally wanna push you to try it! Look online for a gym in your area, grab and friend and go! I'd say my energy levels were at a 6 today. I just wanted to relax and stretch out my sore muscles all day. Don't worry, it was a good sore!

Rise & Shine: N/A - I took a rest day from all exercise

Daily Fitness Challenge: N/A - I took a rest day from all exercise. I needed it! Big time.

Food of the Day: Cashews (soaked and blended)! Such a great dairy substitute.

Recipe: Cream of Potato Leek Soup (with extra veggies)

Serves 10 - Freeze half! You won't regret it on those busy evenings.

- 1 cup cashews, soaked - covered in filtered water for at least 3 hours
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 leek (white part only), sliced thin
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cartons vegetable broth, 8 cups total
- 7 potatoes, white or red, cubed
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (not an active yeast - gives the soup a bit of a cheese flavor)
- 2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne powder
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1  1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
- 1  1/2 cups fresh or frozen peas
- 1/2 tsp. ground celtic sea salt or ground, pink himalayan sea salt

Soak cashews in filtered water for a minimum of 3 hours. Wash, slice,and cube above ingredients. 

In a large frying pan, add coconut oil and turn on to medium/low heat. add leeks and fry for 10 minutes. Add garlic and fry until soft. 

In a large pot add 7 cups of veggie broth. Turn on to low temp. Pour in the cooked leek and garlic. 

Add 1/2 cup water to the large frying pan, turn onto medium heat, and add the cubed potato, fry until soft, stiring every 10 minutes. Once soft add to the pot of veggie broth.

Fry carrot in the pan until soft. Add to the pot, along with nutritional yeast, Mrs. Dash, oregano, cayenne powder, nutmeg, corn, peas, and ground sea salt. Stir well.

Drain and rinse cashews. In your blender blend the last cup of veggie broth with the soaked cashews until smooth. Pour into soup. Stir. Heat until hot and serve!

Activity/Challenge of the Day: Spend the day with a family member (one you don't live with) and make great memories! AND Write down all your goals and dreams throughout your whole life! Which ones did you accomplish?

I have a school record book from Kindergarten to grade 12, and under the title "What you want to be when you grow up" I wrote 'a mom and an artist' until grade 9. Then I wanted to be an interior decorator and a house designer. Then after school I wanted to design anything really, houses mostly, so I took drafting in college and became a drafter. 

So thinking about I've really accomplished almost all my childhood dreams! I'm a mom and an artist and a designer (drafter)!

What's next? I want to be a Zumba instructor and own my own bakery/cafe! There is so much time to fulfill all my dreams!

Goals for Today: 
  • Smile
  • Have fun with my mom and Kyri today
  • Make soup for church tomorrow (it was a huge hit! Recipe above)
  • Take a rest day
  • Dream some more about what I want to be when I grow up ;) ;)
  • Eat healthy
  • Relax with the family
  • Kiss my husband a few extra times

Song: Afrojack - Summerthing This was totally my summer time jam!

Progress Report: I feel much better taking a rest day! I love pushing myself but when this body needs a rest I listen! My buns are so sore from the Zumba and the kettlebell session. Makin new muscles stronger!

~ Day 44 ~

Word of the Day: Freedom

Mantra: Freedom is a matter of oneself! Only you can decide to be free. Free yourself by accepting who you truly are.

Sleep: Good! 9 hours! Just what this busy mom needs :)

Energy Level: I got up at 8am and felt great, then 12 hours later at 8pm I wanted a nap, I had no energy left!

Rise & Shine: N/A I took another rest day.

Daily Fitness Challenge: N/A I took another rest day.

Food of the Day: Raw Honey

Recipe: Strawberry Cream Parfait with an Oat Crumble - Sweetened with Raw Honey
Serves 4 (small dishes)

Strawberry Cream Sauce
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup coconut meat or coconut cream from a can
- 3/4 - 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp raw honey - such a treat!

- 1/4 cup berries for garnish

Oat crumble
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp. raw honey
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup quick (not instant) oats
- 3 tbsp. oat flour
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)

Blend strawberry cream sauce ingredients together until smooth. Pour into 4 small cups.

For the oat crumble melt coconut oil in a bowl with the honey (double boiler method). Add coconut sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and stir. 

Pour berries over strawberry cream, then add oat crumble. Let set in the fridge for half an hour, then serve.

Activity/Challenge of the Day: Free yourself from toxic ingredients. Go through your body care products and make up and do some research. Which ones are toxic and which ones are good for my body?

 Today I am sharing my products with you.

Okay! Here we go!

This is a list of all the products I use.

I don't use them all everyday, just a tad bit of make up here and there when I need it. I don't like to wear too much.

Let's start with the body care products:

1 - DoTerra Essential Oils: I love these oils! They are purer than organic and all help our body in different ways:

On Guard - We use this when we are sick. We place a drop or two on the bottom of our foot. It reaches the brain barrier within 30 seconds through the bloodstream! It helps fight off those nasty bugs (bacteria) and viruses! 

DigestZen - I rub this on my tummy when I get bloated and it reduces cramps and bloating within 15 minutes.

Frankincense - I rub this on the back of my neck and temples if I get a head ache

Deep Blue - Heals sore muscles

Lavender - Helps me sleep and relaxes me in the bath. It's great mixed in with melted coconut oil for a relaxing massage.

Breathe - This is why I started buying essential oils. I was congested in the summer and I wanted to breathe so bad so I got this blend and it helped instantly. I used it 5 nights in a row and it totally cleared my sinuses for the rest of the summer. I didn't have to use it past day 5!

Citrus Bliss - (in photos below) I use this one as a perfume! It smells amazing!

2 - IUVO - Organic Cream - It's so rich and amazing. I actually won it online and use it as a moisturizer once or twice a week.

3 - Healing Bliss - Pit Perfect 100% Natural Deodorant - Tropical Passion. This stuff is amazing! It doesn't stop me from sweating because it doesn't have any toxic ingredients in it. I like to sweat though! It means I'm working hard! 

4 - Andalou Shampoo - I only wash my hair once a week and this is what I use. It leaves my hair shiny and smells like oranges!

5 - I love to exfoliate my whole body with this brush. It's a gentle brush that I got at the health foods store. I do my whole body every 2nd day. It helps bring oxygen into the skin and helps reduce cellulite!

6 - The white soap bar is made with olive oil (the only oil that matches the pH of our skin) and essential oil. It's from The Hornby Island Soap Company! Totally local and awesome!

7 - Exfoliating soap bar - It's wrapped in wool and the soap is 100% natural made with olive oil and essential oils.

8 - Healing Bliss 100% Natural Skin Bliss Sunblock. Our favourite summer time product. All the ingredients are clean and natural. Coconut oil is also our go-to skin block, and also helps heal a sunburn.

 9 - Healing Bliss Kai's Baby Bliss. Great for babies and mommys! For diaper rashes, skin irritations, eczema, sensitive nipples from breastfeeding, and prevents stretch marks. It's like an all-in-one miracle cream!

11 - Green Beaver make up remover - I use this for my eyes everyday.

12 - Bo-ho green revolution liquid eyeliner in black.

13 Bo-ho green revolution Blush - Love all their products! AND Sweet Lei Lani Blush in Hibiscus. It's almost gone :(

14 - Earth lab Cosmetics - 'Eyebright' eye shadow. It's a shimmery white. It makes my green eyes pop!

15 - Tweezerman eyelash curler. Can't go without one of these!

16 - Sweet Lei Lani - Dual Jewel Eyeshade - Colour is Sword Fish

17 - Naty Sensitive Wipes - Unscented - 100% ECO friendly. I bring these with me everywhere for myself and Kyri!

18 - Earth lab Cosmetics - 100% Natural - Black Pencil Eyeliner

19 - EOS lipbalm - Strawberry Sorbet

20 - Gabriel Color - Forest Green eyeshadow

21 - Revlon tweezers - Fine tip

22 - Arbonne - Eye liner - Charcoal

23 - Ecotools - The best I've ever used!

24 - Gabriel Color - Concealer in Medium. I don't use this very often but like to have it just incase.

25 - Gabriel Colour - Mascara in Black

26 - Gabriel Color - Medium Beige Powder Foundation. My favourite! I've been using it for years :) 

Hope you like my post! I know there are tons of other great make-up and body care products out there! Please comment and tell me some of your favourite!

Goals for Today
  • To not work out until you're 100% better
  • Run errands
  • Hang out with the family
  • Make a treat - Strawberry Parfait!
  • Get groceries
  • Eat healthy
  • Drink lots of water
  • Be happy
  • Give love

Song: The O'Jays - Back Stabbers (I love this whole album, I play it all the time while I cook.)

Progress Report: Okay it's truth time. I'm a mess! I got a cleansing cold a couple weeks ago and got over it pretty quick, but now I keep getting headaches and I'm tired by 8pm, dead tired. My body needs rest. What is a girl to do, other then take some much needed rest time to recoup. That is why I've taken two days off exercise. My body clearly needs that energy to heal. I need lots of fluids, fruit, love, and early bedtimes! I need to stay on top of the vitamin D3 now that we aren't getting as much sun. I take black oil of oregano too! It's brutal. Plus my essential oils!

(For any of you know are wondering 'What the heck is a cleansing cold?' It's when your body is trying to rid itself of toxins or whatever else stored in your body it doesn't' want there. It can be anything from pollution to chemicals in the shampoo you used 10 years ago. With a cleansing cold you don't get as harsh symptoms as a regular cold and they only last for a couple days. I read about them in Conscious Health by Ron Garner.)

~ Da45 ~

Word of the Day: Unity

Mantra: We are stronger with unity

Sleep: 9:30pm - 9:00am! 11 and a half hours! That's what I call healing!

Energy Level: 8 (still not 100%)

Rise & Shine: Yoga - Day 21 'Joyful Home Practice' with Adriene

Daily Fitness Challenge: Cowabunga - Total Body Workout with the Tone It Up chicks and Bikini Booty Routine with Katrina Scott from Tone It Up

Food of the Day: Sweet Potatoes

Recipe: Sweet Potato Perogies
Makes 20 perogies

·         1 sweet potato, cubed
·         1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
·         1 tsp. garlic powder
·         1 tsp. onion powder
·         a dash of Mrs. Dash seasoning or sea salt and pepper

·         3/4 cup brown rice flour
·         1/4 cup oat flour
·         2/3 cup potato starch
·         1/4 tsp. celtic sea salt, ground
·         1 tsp. baking powder
·         1 tsp. xanthan gum

·         1/2 cup warm filtered water 
·         1 flax egg - 1 Tbsp. ground flax + 3 Tbsp. filtered water or 1 egg
·         1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

·         2 tsp. warm filtered water for later

1. Filling - Cut sweet potato into cubes and fry with coconut oil on medium/low heat, covered, for 20 minutes until soft. Stir often. Add to a bowl. Add garlic and onion powders and seasoning. Mash. Set aside.

2. While the potatoes are cooking, make the flax egg by combining the ground flax with the water. Place in the fridge to let set for 10 minutes. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Slowly add wet ingredients while stirring. Don’t forget about the flax egg. After all the wet ingredients are added the dough will look very dry. Now knead the dry dough together for 2 minutes. This is where you can add 1 tsp. of warm water, slowly. Knead again. 1 tsp goes a long way. I used 2 tsp. in total.

3. Once you have a solid round ball of dough split into two. Wrap one side in saran wrap, tight, to keep air out. If doubling recipe, you will wrap three balls in saran wrap and work with one, equaling four balls.

4. Lay a large piece of saran wrap on to your working surface. Use one ball of dough and place it in the middle of your saran wrap surface.

5. Lay another equal sized piece of saran wrap on top of the ball of dough. Press the dough down with your hand so it's flat and easier to roll. Now roll the dough with a rolling pin on top of the saran wrap. Turn the dough 90° and roll again. The saran wrap trick is amazing.

6. Once you have rolled your dough around 2mm thin, use the top of a jar or a round cookie cutter to cut out perogie discs. The circle should be 3 ½ inches in diameter. 

7. Fill a medium pot with water and set it on the stove.

8. Take 1 tsp. of sweet potato filling and add to the center of the disc of dough. Dip your finger in warm water and dab the perimeter of the circle. Fold the dough in half and bind the edges together by pinching. Dip your fingers in the warm water again and smooth out the edges of the perogie. (If the dough cracks add water to your finger and smooth out the crack.) Place the perogie on a plate and cover with saran wrap. Continue cutting, filling and closing perogies. Roll the dough again and cut out more discs. 

9. Bring the pot of water to a boil.

10. Once the one side of dough is done add the plate of perogies to the pot of boiling water. Turn the pot down to a medium/low heat. Stir so the perogies don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the perogies are floating they are done. Gently add perogies to a colander and strain. 

11. Now from here you can either freeze the perogies, fry them in coconut oil or eat them as is. Garnish with green onion, caramelized onions (onions sautéed in maple syrup), salsa and ground celtic sea salt.

* Notes *
Do the dishes as often as you can to have a clean working area. It's so much easier to work in a clean kitchen.

Don’t let the dough sit out uncovered. The discs will dry out within 10 minutes and it is almost impossible to pinch closed.

Make sure water is warm for closing perogies.

Don’t dry perogies on paper towel, I learnt the hard way

Activity/Challenge of the Day: Do something together with the family. Bring the word Fun into unity.

We played board games! Even Kyri got to roll the dice for us. It was super fun. I did horribly but that's okay! Someone's gotta lose!

Goals for Today: 
  • To workout!
  • Relax in the evening
  • Smile
  • Hang out with a friend - Mary! My sister
  • Eat healthy
  • Do something fun!

Song: Puff Daddy feat. Nas - Can't Nobody Hold Me Down (Mary said this is our song! ahah apparently I burnt it to a CD when I was in high school and she thinks of me when she hears it)

Progress Report: I ate way too much banana bread and coconut milk ice cream over the weekend...that's not progress! But I'm feeling much better though! I worked out too! WOOPEE!

My abs are becoming more defined and I'm losing inches off my waist! So exciting!

~ Day 46 ~

Word of the Day: Connection

Mantra: Making that special connection with a wonderful person is a gift

Sleep: 8 hours

Energy Level: I'd giver an 8 again

Rise & Shine: Yoga - Day 22 ' Full Body Awareness' with Adriene

Daily Fitness Challenge: Bikini Abs w/ Karena and Holiday Hustle with Katrina from TONE IT UP!

Food of the Day: Mushrooms

Recipe: Mushroom Soup
Serves 4

Prepare ahead - Soak 1 cup of raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth, homemade or store bought - 1 carton
  • 7 medium mushrooms of your choice, diced or sliced
  • 1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos or Tamari (soy sauce alternative)
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 2 or 3 rings of red onion

·         green onion
·         celtic sea salt, ground

1. Soak cashews for 4 hours. Rinse.

2. In a medium pot pour in 3 cups of the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.

3. Add diced/sliced mushrooms and let cook for 45 minutes on low heat until soft.

4. In your high speed blender add soaked cashews, 1 cup vegetable broth, soy sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and red onion and blend until smooth. Add to the pot and stir.

5. Heat soup on medium heat until hot. Pour into bowls and garnish with ground celtic sea salt and green onion. Serve hot.

Activity/Challenge of the Day: This is a hard one cuz really it's up to fate. When two like minded people meet, a spark ignites and a connection is made. When was the last time this happened to you? Can this happen today?

It did happen today. While Kyri and I were grocery shopping I met the owner of Healing Bliss. He was so nice and even bought a copy of my book! Maybe one day in the future we can work together! I'd love that!

Goals for Today: 
  • Get up early to workout
  • Make a extra yummy dinner
  • Get groceries
  • Clean the house
  • Read with Kyri
  • Check Seth's homework
  • Play at the park
  • Relax and eat popcorn
  • Go in the sauna
  • Get to bed early

Song: Andy Grammer - Good To Be Alive. This guy is so fun!!

Progress Report: Feeling much better everyday. I think I've officially kicked my sickness to the curb! I'm totally kickin' ass at my work outs again!!! :) :) Hallelujah!

~ Day 47 ~

Word of the Day: Wisdom

Mantra: Respect the wisdom from your elders. I didn't say you have to agree, just respect ;)

Sleep: 8 hours

Energy Level: Great! I feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD! No need for green tea today!

Rise & Shine: Yoga - Day 23 'Freedom and Forgiveness ' with Adriene

Food of the Day: Maple Syrup

Recipe: Cacao Peanut Butter Ballz (sweetened with Maple Syrup)
Makes 24 ballz
- 3 cups quick (not instant) oats
- 1 tbsp. hemp hearts
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 cup nuts of your choice (i used dry roasted peanuts)
- a dash of ground celtic sea salt or ground pink himalayan sea salt
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)

Add the first 5 dry ingredients to a large bowl and stir well to encorporate.

Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla to a large pan and heat on the lowest heat on the stove top. Once coconut oil melts, stir to combine. Sift in cacao powder and stir well. Add wet mixture to the dry and stir. Add dark chocolate chips if you desire. Stir again. Roll into 24 (giver take) and either freeze or dehydrate. 

If you wish to dehydrate them put them in at 120 degrees for 7 hours. Then move to a ziploc bag and store in the cupboard. 

If you wish to freeze them, place them in a freezer safe bowl for a couple hours then move to a ziploc bag and keep in the freezer.

Activity/Challenge of the Day: Get some wisdom today. Tell your elders your goals and dreams and see what they have to say. You might just hear the advice you were looking for! Plus you get to bond with them!

Goals for Today: 
  • Have lunch with a dear friend I met through volunteering
  • Do an extra workout today
  • Make a treat
  • Have a sauna
  • Give the kids a foot massage
  • Eat healthy
  • Drink plenty of liquids
  • Write in my journal
  • Give love

Progress Report: Slowly but surely seeing results! I swear everyday I discover a new bulge of muscle somewhere on my body! It's super exciting!

~ Day 48 ~

Word of the Day: Imagination

Mantra: This is a poem that my son wrote:

I will put in the box
a swish of a purple, ice-breathing dragon's tale,
the bark from an old, rough birch tree,
and the tip of a pink, furry, fluffy unicorn horn.

I will put in the box
a fearsome roar of a black striped tiger,
a glance of the sunrise on a cold winter morning,
and a bite of spicy sushi, freshly made by a professional chef

I will put in the box
thousands of shiny riches,
my most precious family,
and cherished friends.

I will put in the box
a green, magic, power crystal,
the soul of a 400 year old saint,
a golden magic lamp, 
a flying rabbit,
and a wingless carrot-eating bat.

My box is made 
of red diamonds, mined from a freshly made pickaxe.
It's hinges are fashioned from pink diamonds, ice and gold.
The lid is a purple polished steel with a diamond at the top.

In my box 
I will take my collection and will go surfing 
with my friends in California, 
then go down some of the biggest 
water slides in Edmonton.

Sleep: 8 hours of pure awesomeness

Energy Level: 8! Motivated for sure!

Rise & Shine: Yoga - Day 24 'Gentle Yummy Yoga' with Adriene

Daily Fitness Challenge: Tone it up in 30 workout. 20 minutes of jump rope and 10 minutes of video exercises.

Food of the Day: Spaghetti Squash

Recipe: Infused Spaghetti Squash
Serves 3
Prepare ahead - Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 4 small cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. Mrs.Dash seasoning
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, refined sugar free
  • 1/2 cup onion garlic cream sauce (recipe below)

  • 1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
  • ground celtic sea salt to taste

Onion Garlic Cream Sauce
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in filtered water, for 4 hours
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 4 small cloves garlic, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. celtic sea salt, ground

What to do

1. Onion Garlic Cream Sauce - Soak 1/2 cup raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours. Drain.

2. Fry red onion and garlic on the lowest setting, with 4 Tbsp. water until soft, around 8 minutes. Add red onion, garlic, soaked cashews, 3/4 cup filtered water, seasoning, nutritional yeast and sea salt to a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth.

3. Spaghetti Squash - Preheat oven to 425° F (220° C). Cut squash in half, from top to bottom. scrape out inside seeds and discard. Lightly sprinkle the squash with Mrs. Dash. Lay a piece of parchment paper down on a cookie tray. Peel the 4 small cloves of garlic and place them inside the squash, with the squash faced down on the parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

4. Chop almonds. Once squash is done take out of the oven and scrape out insides with a fork. Be careful, it's hot! It should be stringy, resembling spaghetti noodles. Place squash noodles on a plate, top with pizza sauce, onion garlic cream sauce, chopped almonds, hemp seeds and sea salt. Enjoy hot.

Activity/Challenge of the Day: Use your imagination and help Seth with his poem

Goals for Today: 
  • Jump rope
  • Eat healthy and light today
  • Drink lots (of water, tea, or Kombucha)
  • Find reference pictures for photoshoot on friday
  • Sauna
  • Love yourself!

Progress Report: Jumping rope this am was intense! It was great to add something new to the mix. NOTE - Next time wear shoes!

~ Day 49 ~

Word of the Day: Spirit

Mantra: May my heart be kind, my mind be fierce, and my spirit be brave.

Sleep: 9 1/2 hours! I got to sleep in. Tod took the kids to school!

Energy Level: GREAT!! A 9 for sure!!!!

Rise & Shine: Yoga - Day 25 'Dancing Warrior Sequence' with Adriene

Daily Fitness Challenge: Bikini Yoga - Tone It up and one hour of Zumba at the gym

Food of the Day: Carob

Recipe: Carob Chocolate Shake
Serves 2

- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp. carob powder
- 1 - 1  1/2 tbsp. cacao powder
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 ice cubes

Blend in your blender on high for 30 seconds, or until banana is fully blended. Serve right away! Enjoy!

Activity/Challenge of the Day:  Put down the ego today. If you notice yourself judging people or yourself - STOP! Think with love - from the heart, from the soul. 

When you think of your soul what words come to mind - compassion, forgiveness, play, love, nurturing, thoughtful, kind, happy, honest, cute, smiling, innocence, adventure, etc.

Goals for Today: 
  • Do yoga before Zumba
  • Be happy and smile!
  • Think with my heart
  • Remember to tell the ego to "stop" as much as possible
  • Love yourself and others
  • Have a sauna
  • Practice yoga before bed so I'm ready for tomorrow

Progress Report: I'm lovin' this! My results! These challenges. My goals! All of it! 

I went to winners to find some yoga pants last week and I found these ones (in the picture below). The brand is Kyodan and I absolutely love them! I've worn them while I do yoga, workout at home and while I do high cardio classes like Zumba and they are perfect for all! If you ever go to winners seriously try on some Kyodan pants and try out their sports bras! They fit like a glove!

Getting ready to head out the door to Zumba class. 
Wearing my favorite new Kyodan pants! Link here.

Thank you so much for reading :) Stay tuned for the next post. It will be my last on this challenge, because..... I turn 30 this week!!!

Popular Posts