Saturday, 29 April 2017

Rants, Ramblings & Links

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Wow. I just realized that it’s been 4 months since I did my last true blog post. How time flies… Since then, I have actually managed to lose some weight! I’ve been going to the gym 3-6 times per week, plus eating healthy. As I have Celiac disease, I have to eat gluten free. Since March, I’ve also cut meat out of my diet. I just wasn’t feeling the greatest and thought that it was worth a try to cut it out. I have been feeling a million times better.

January 11 vs. April 6

Food Rant

A few weeks ago, I made this Pad Thai. I loved it, I had leftovers for a few days and I definitely would make it again. I also recently made this quiche and loved it! I really want to try this layered dip recipe and this pizza recipe soon.  

A few weeks ago, I came to realize how much I love Quest bars. I’m unsure if it’s because I’m getting healthier, or because they’re becoming more delicious. I especially love the Cookies & Cream ones. I’m also super loving these Crispy Minis for snacks.

When I’m in the mood to make a snack, my go-to has been strawberries or watermelon! I’ve also been cutting up an apple and a banana then drizzling it with a tablespoon of melted peanut butter and a teaspoon of chocolate sauce.

Fitness Rant

I hate classes. I hate cardio. I hate pilates. Therefore, I’ve been getting super into lifting weights and yoga.

I used to roll my eyes every time that someone even brought up yoga. However, more recently, I’ve been researching poses that work for me. Due to cracking my elbow in the winter, getting in a car accident last summer and pushing wheelchairs at work – I have developed muscle spasms in my trapezius muscle on the left side.  I have found poses that work for me, poses that I love. These poses have helped ease pain and stretch out muscles that are tight from lifting weights.

When it comes to weight lifting, it’s always been my workout of choice. I have started looking at pins on Pinterest for ideas. I really like the workouts from Fitness Food Diva. They work, they’re great and I can always feel it the next day.

Shopping Rant

I have noticed a significant change in my personal style over the last year. This time last year, I was still wearing crop tops and bodycon skirts. Now, I wear jeans and a nice shirt almost every day off. When I work, I wear my favourite dress pants and a blouse.

Right now, I’m really digging the high-neck relaxed tanks from Old Navy. I bought a solid one in March, and keep eyeing the printed ones! They’re so slimming and comfortable. Definitely worth the money.

I love tote bags in the spring and summer. I love that they’re so big, you can throw in whatever you need. I’m taking my mom away for Mother’s Day weekend and am desperately seeking a tote to take with us on our excursions on Saturday. I am currently obsessed with this bag in ivory for the spring! It would look so cute with just about anything.

Last, but certainly not least, I am obsessed with these flats. I bought a similar pair a few weeks ago. They’re so cute for spring with just about anything. I love them, and want them in every colour of the rainbow!