Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
This summer is in full swing - pun intended.
This weekend was no different. I played in a tournament, and then after 2 hot and sweaty games I drove out to a small teeny little village near my hometown to spare for my Uncle's (Dad's brother) team.
Anyways, I arrive a little early and am looking a little lost. I had no idea what color of uniforms to look for or what diamond they were playing on.
This man stopped me to ask who I was looking for, and I told him my uncle's name.
He looked at me and said "You must be Mary's daughter".
I was a little shocked, but I smiled and simply replied "Yes".
Turned out he was a neighbor of my Mom's growing up. I've always been told I look like my Dad's side of the family growing up so I never tire of hearing I look like my Mom.
On Wednesday, I'm heading out to Edmonton for a couple of weeks to hang with my Uncle Bill (Mom's brother) and his family. I'm not overly close with my Mom's side of the family. She was one of 11 kids, and they ummmm, to say it nicely, don't all get along all that well. Uncle Bill though? Great, great man. I haven't seen him since my Gramma died in 2003, so it's a long overdue visit. I'm very much looking forward to it and reuniting with family I haven't seen in a long, long time.
I'm also looking forward to not being at work for 97.5 hours. I need that too.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Salad ingredients include: Arugula, Cucumber, Bocconcini cheese, red onion, toasted walnuts and of course grilled peaches and chicken.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
If you're new to the overnight oats concept, there are a kazillion ways to make it.
But my way = oats, greek yogurt, water, chia seeds and a splash of vanilla.
I'm liking eating a bigger breakfast. Bigger meals = less hungry Amy. In fact, I'm rarely hungry for my 10:00am snack. Not rocket science I suppose.
For the most part I'm following 90% of his rules, and feeling great. I haven't had a diet pepsi in 15 days. This my friends is revolutionary!
Clearly I'm not following one rule that applies to both Bob's rule and my own personal budget:
Don't drink your calories.
Starbucks iced coffee is crack, yo.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I have this idea of how I look, and this isn't quite how it looks in my head.
I've been struggling a lot with all things-Amy of late. Lots of negativity. Negativity gets me no where.
This has to change. I know what I need to do, I just need to get serious about it and apply myself.
Most importantly - I need to stop being so frickin' hard on myself.
I'm only one person - I can't do everything.
I can't please everyone.
Delegating is ok.
I'm not in the major league - if I pop out, not a big deal.
If my house is a little messy that's ok too.
I must remind myself, there are only 24 hours in the day. Just take it one day at a time.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Interesting aside - you know its hot when you drink 4 bottles of Gatorade and 5L of water and you only pee once all day.
I'm quite confident that I broke every single on of Bob's skinny rules this weekend - but I didn't have a diet pepsi so I'm quite proud of that.
Healthy living to resume today.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Horizontal, with a bag of frozen peas on my neck.
The good news? Mr. Chiro tells me my shoulder is doing awesome.
The bad news? Mr. Chiro tells me my neck is in spasm. And that its going to get worse before it gets better.
I'm starting to lose my shit a little due to the lack of working out. However, I woke up this morning and I can actually turn my head to the left side. Woo! I'm seeing Mr. Chiro again tonight, so here's hoping he gets me back in tip-top shape.
I've never been an 'injured' kinda person. I've had the odd IT band issues, but fortunately that has been it.
Ever since I took my little tumble, I've had a plethora of problems. Shoulder, neck, back, jaw clicking, and tightness in my hip.
I think it's time I admit that I'm getting old. It's all downhill after 30.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I'm suffering from buyers remorse as a result of all the $$ I dropped, but hey, you can't take it to the grave with you so you might as well spend it... right?!
I love the store New York and Company. I dropped the majority of my $$ there.
I went way out of my "colour comfort zone" and picked up some different pieces.
A coral cardigan -
My favorite purchase of the day was this hat. Why? It's just a plain black hat right?
Friday, July 6, 2012
Rule 6: Eat apples and berries every single day.
My snacks today: An apple and a Babybel Gouda and
berries and yogurt. This also helps out with incorporating more protein.
Small changes go a long way and I'm seeing a lot of great results out there with regards to Bob's rules.
...and let's be honest. Look at him.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ingredients: Arugula, cucumbers, tomatoes, cubed watermelon, feta, chopped mint and a drizzle of balsamic.
Simple. Filling. Delicious.
I woke up this morning to a red flashing light on my blackberry. Much to my surprise, it was an email from my God-Husband (god father of my god son) with a pic from the weekend that made me heart melt a little.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Today I have one simple goal: Stay within my calorie allowance. Just gotta go one day at a time.
I can do it.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Yesterday was a day all about my little zoo.
It started with a trip to the vet. My poor little Samuel is a very sick little cat right now. He had a steroid injection which will take about 24 hours to kick in. Here’s hoping.
After the vet shenanigans, a trip to the dog part was in order.
I think he was sad to see that Sam came home from vet. I think he was hoping it would be a one way trip. Sam and Lewis tolerate each other, and sometimes like each other. But if the household was to go from two felines to one, I’m not sure there would be any complaints.
These judgey eyes are nothing compared to the look I got when Lewis came downstairs and I had Sam wrapped up in a blanket on my lap. Sick Sam = cuddly Sam. I’ve gotta take whatever I can get.
I’m off to the gym for a spin-run workout. Seeing the pics of my arms up there? Puuuuuuuuuuuke. I’ve been Tracky McTrackerton of late, and making great food choices. Must focus on the good instead
of my fatty mcbutterpants chubby arms the bad.
Happy Canada Day!