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Feeling darn good!
Smile for days!
Gym clothes are ready for the week!! #operationKOL
Making infused water for tomorrow!!!
I like how my calendar looks for the next two days ... dates with the gym!
Packing a bag of target clothes ... I have so many clothes that I can't wait to fit into. Opening this bag in 3 months will be like shopping without spending anymore money!! #operationKOL
Reading some tips before I conquer the machine!
First workout of 2016 in the books ... spent 45 minutes with these two strong men! These are the only kind of dates I need in my life right now #operationKOL
Making frittatas for breakfast! Consists of bacon, cheese, red peppers and green onions ... they will get healthier as the journey continues, but this is better than any breakfast I'd buy on the street!
Close but not quite there just yet! I'll definitely keep working on it.
Snack time! Greek yogurt and granola .. yummy!
Chicken stir fry for dinner!
Making a new gym playlist and yes, she's named Pink Panther!! LOL
Imagine if I had actually worked out today!!! Ugh, I'm getting at least 9,000 steps tomorrow!
No part of my body wanted to get up ... but my mind wanted it more!! Whooo hoooo!
I usually stop and get a large hot chocolate on my way to work, which is money spent and negative calories ... bought this cute cup for $8 (cost of 4 hot chocolates!) and am trying different teas. Love it so far!!
A bowl of chili for dinner ... maybe not the best but it was tasty!
So, besides wanting to lose weight for obvious health reasons, this fall I'll be embarking on my bucket list trip around Italy and Greece! I know this trip will require a lot of walking and I have a goal dress to wear while on my cruise, so this is a big motivator for me!! I can't wait and this countdown looks like it will take forever!!
I treat myself to dessert twice a week ... vanilla bean ice cream with granola bits!
Dinner time! Turkey breast submarine!
Had a bad dinner (Chinese take out!) but I'm done sulking about it ... trying overnight oats for the first time and prepping my cooking for tomorrow! I know how to hop back on when I fall off now.
Got two more cute travel mugs! This makes drinking tea at work so much more sophisticated! LOL
Yayyyyy! Aiming for at least 3 10,000 step days this week. 1 down, 2 to go!!
Time for my favourite pastimes ... reading and journaling!
Breakfast and then the journey to work starts ... winter storms are meant for staying indoors!
Whooo hooooo! I got it done :)
So fitting that I would get the Italy badge! See you in Sept! #bucketlisttrip
Yayyyyyy! Goal for the week met but I'm gonna try and out do myself!
Worked 10 days straight and finally have a day off! Just bought this cookbook so going to find some recipes for the upcoming week!
Achieved over 50,000 steps this week for the first time ever. Gotta keep it up
Although my work week started today, I'm doing week prep now ... bacon and brushetta frittatas with vegetables and cheese. These will be for breakfast and working on dinner now.
All done! That is beautiful!
Dinner done! Teriyaki drumsticks with Italian seasoned vegetables
Had a really bad week Didn't work out once, just did about 40 mins of walking a day. I gave myself a pep talk this morning and I'm ready to conquer the week ahead! Treating myself for dinner :)
This was my highest step total for the week ... gotta get back into 5 digits next week!
My work week starts tomorrow so prepping tonight ... shell pasta with veggies and ground beef. I'll also have a side of coleslaw!
Making lunch for the week ... a tuna coleslaw mix that I will eat with a mini bagel!
Didn't feel like going down to the gym in my building but I was determined to work out ... these videos will become a regular in my journey from now on!
Breakfast prep for tomorrow and already did lunch ... I have no idea why I wasn't doing this before. Makes life so much easier!!
Post workout smoothie :) tastes so good!
Done for the day and off to bed so I can do it all again tomorrow!
Booyahhhhhhhh!!! All green today :)
Serious lunch prep right now! Lettuce is already chopped and washed and chicken is in the oven!
Lunch done! Chicken that will be added to the salad is cooling ... breakfast and dinner next :)
Breakfast was quick! Stuck with my new favorite and added flaxseed this time as well
Snacks done!! Once I pack up dinner, I'm finally done for the night!
Look at this beauty!! All that hard work was worth it :)
Dinner is served! Had to finish the vegetables from my lunch this week :)
Done and done!!
Walk done! Looking to increase to an hour by the end of the month!
Workout done! Definitely have to increase the time by the end of the month!
Increased to 45 mins today and didn't feel too bad!!
Start of my chili ... lunch for the week!
Chicken and shrimp stir fry for dinner this week!
Bad bad week ... no exercise, no walking. Food was on point, but still. So, setting myself up for success early. Gym clothes are laid out for the upcoming week and will be walking tomorrow morning! I can take a bad day here or there but absolutely no more bad weeks!!
My favourite snack!! I probably overdid it with the pretzels but I did count them out! LOL
Salad prep! Bad week is over and I'm setting myself up for success :)
Started with 40 mins on the treadmill ...
... then 30 mins on the stepper!!
Another workout in the books!
Dinner is served!! :)
Prepping veggies for chili!! Also have chili fries for dinner! Homemade and will be a lot less sodium :)
Dinner is done!
I see gold in my future!! :)
1 down, 19 to go!! #marchmadness
All done! 2 down, 18 to go #marchmadness
3 down, 17 to go! #marchmadness
4 down, 16 to go! #marchmadness ... Weekends are no longer considered days off :)
Dinner is served ... lemon chicken with seasoned rice, vegetables and coleslaw
I couldn't get it all in the shot, but this is my target dress. It's a size 18 but I'll probably have to be a size 16 to wear it comfortably. I'm currently a size 20. I'm planning to wear it on my European cruise in September. I tried it on today and yea I got work to do!
Been counting down to lunch! Baked chicken salad :) tastes great!!
Ugh lost 10 mins of tracking because I don't have pockets!!anyways, 5 down, 15 to go #marchmadness
Gym prep! Love seeing this bed empty at the end of the week
6 down, 14 to go ... no part of me wanted to work out today, but I thought how much I would regret not taking advantage of the opportunity #marchmadness
7 down, 13 to go #marchmadness
8 down, 12 to go #marchmadness ... 12 workouts in 16 days will be tough for me, may have to do 2 workouts some days
9 down, 11 to go #marchmadness I'm not a huge fan of workout dvds but I didn't feel like going to the gym. Needless to say, it was a great burn and will start to do them regularly now. Did legs and shoulders and will do a 20 min walk later this morning
10 down, 10 to go! #marchmadness Just from my walk into work but I will be doing a proper workout this evening
11 down, 9 to go!! #marchmadness ... ran 4 out of the last 5 minutes!!
12 down, 8 to go!!! #marchmadness I had no intention of walking today but when I couldn't find a ride, I used the 2 legs God gave me!!
13 down, 7 to go!!#marchmadness I did 2 separate walks today totaling 40 minutes. If I had been tracking my walking since the month started, I would probably be past 20 workouts by now!!
14 down, 6 to go!! #marchmadness looking forward to getting into the gym tomorrow and doing some weights!
I love candles!!! My house smells like an exotic escape on a private island :)
15 down, 5 to go! #marchmadness I'll be honest, I don't know if I'm gonna make 20 workouts. I let a few good days go to waste but I'm gonna try my best!
Busy kitchen! Lemon pepper chicken and flavored rice for lunch, chicken stir fry for dinner :)
Making chili this week for next week ... I figured I had the time so why not! Making dinner for this week tomorrow
Dinner for the week ... savory garlic pasta with veggies and lemon pepper chicken
Breakfast also done for the next 2 days
Salted caramel hot chocolate! A new guilty pleasure of mines :)
I know people were asking what was in my overnight oats ... rolled oats, 1% milk, vanilla Greek yogurt, Chia seeds, flaxseed, cinammon, brown sugar, vanilla extract and a dash of salt :)
Haven't been over 10k steps for weeks ... yay!!
Spring cleaning month ... today it's sorting through my clothes!! I have a TON of clothes and I'm making tough decisions but it's all good!
I was prepping my lunch and snacks for the week so I decided to have one for myself!! Garlic herb wheat thins with hummus :)
Have done 25 mins every day this week so far Thank goodness the weather is getting nicer!
Yayyyyyy! Ready to do some serious walking as the weather gets warmer
A beautiful reminder as I set my agenda for the upcoming week :)
And another one! I love these bookmarks :) feeling good about the week ahead
Yay to a good step day!!
New walking shoes! Bonus ... when she scanned them, they came up at $19!! Score! Can't wait to break them in
3 separate walks today! Happy faces all around :)
These challenges were started by an actress through Instagram and I'm enjoying them so much! Mind you, I'm walking but a mile is a mile! One day I will be able to run it
I'm off Sundays and Mondays for the next couple months so Mondays will be prep day ... breakfast and snacks for the week are done and this is a sample. Also, since I have a set schedule, I'm able to much more accurately plan my workouts, which will be between 5 and 6:30 each evening :) looking forward to the results this type of structure brings.
I haven't been to the gym in weeks but I left work early and thought why not? Great 30 mins on the stepper Now for some weights!!
Dinner is done! Chicken stir fry :) it will last the rest of the week.
Does anyone else use the Nike+ running app?? I'll like to add some friends and do some challenges!!
Dinner for the week - vegetable medley with lemon pepper BBQ chicken :)
Yay! Bed time for me :)
Booyahhhhhhhh! This is from Friday but it was a nice accomplishment :)
Dinner just in time for the game!! Bon Appétit!
Booyah! I set a goal to walk 30 miles this month but I will probably up it to 35 ... or even 40!
Amazing breakfast sandwich with a cup of salted caramel hot chocolate! Yummy
Breakfast for the week :)
Chicken thighs in cream of mushroom soup ... tastes amazing! Steamed vegetables almost done :)
All done :) yummy in my tummy
Back in the kitchen!! :) Lemon pepper salmon will be joined by with California style vegetables
On a day when I felt like emotional eating, this is my dinner. So proud of me right now.
Lunch for the week ... seasoned chicken breast will be added with it :)
2 types of chicken for dinner this week with steamed vegetables :) this is getting easier
This will be dinner for the week :) I seasoned one pan with lemon pepper and BBQ sauce and the other one with honey dijon mustard seasoning I found at bulk barn
Breakfast for the rest of the week ... egg whites with spinach, brushetta mix, skimmed milk cheese and chicken. I'll pair it with flax bread :)
As a lover of pasta, this is my new alternative and I'm enjoying it so far!
Late dinner but looking forward to diving in!
Dinner will be well seasoned shrimp on a plate of broccoli ... it smells so good! Just added random spices from my collection.
Finding a way to get things done ... didn't have a good June exercise wise so gotta make up for it in July!
From my condo, I can see Lake Ontario and I've always wondered how far it would be to walk it ... well, tonight was the night and it was a great trail! 80 minutes in total!
Another pic from my walk
The prize at the end of the road!! :)
Dinner for the night ... a beef burger with a side of veggies!
Dinner for tonight ... chicken thighs with sweet kale salad ... so yummy!!
This beautiful carafe makes it easy to get my water in :)
A pretty good day!
Slowly becoming a favourite dinner of mines - a burger with veggies
This was a good day for me ... trying to bump my average up
From my walk to the lake today ... I really enjoyed myself.
Lake Ontario ... taking my breath away each and every time.
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