Thursday, May 30, 2013

BE STRONGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES


The only person holding you back from accomplishing your goals is yourself. If you really want something then you will do whatever it takes to get it. Do not stand in your own way. 

I have always had a love for working out and I am grateful that I got into the enjoyable habit of working out daily at a young age. Exercise is so important for our overall health and hate to think what my life would be like if I never took the time to exercise.

I have a few friends and meet many people who are amazed at my exercise routine. There is nothing difficult, or unrealistic about exercising daily.  For some reason so many people think that exercise is torture, not for them, or unnecessary in order to look and feel good. Exercise can be fun, is certainly for everyone and definitely necessary in order to look and feel your BEST. 

I have spoken to many people who tell me of their goals to get into shape and start working out. As time goes by, nothing has changed, and even their goal of getting started remains. Excuses are in our heads, in our thoughts, and they can hold us back from reaching our goals. The only thing stronger than our thoughts is paying attention to our thoughts and changing them in order to create change in our lives. If our thoughts remain the same then change does not happen. We must change our thoughts, be stronger than our excuses and allow our goals to be achieved. We need to get out of our own way.

I do not have an issue with working out, but I certainly have goals in my life that I make excuses for daily, and it is really sad and often makes me feel pathetic. I am proud to say that although I fail often at achieving my goals, I have never given up, never stopped trying and always continue to take action. I know that my excuses are holding me back from living to my fullest potential, and I just cannot let that happen anymore.

We must be kind to ourselves and love ourselves as we are in the present moment in order to gain the strength to act towards achieving our goals. Self acceptance and self love are very important tools to use as strength to overcome our excuses. 


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I'M ENGAGED!

     I am so happy and grateful to announce that I AM ENGAGED !!! My incredible boyfriend got down on one knee on May 11th 2013 at the Toronto Tough Mudder finish line! After we completed the 17km obstacle course he grabbed the mic and sang to me at the finish line, got down on one knee and pulled the ring box from his pocket! I said YES :) Please feel free to check out a snap shot video that someone at the finish line created and uploaded on Youtube. We are so grateful for Shari and the work that she did which will allow us to visualize our special moment for many years to come. 


For engagement video click here
For engagement picture video click here


We celebrated our engagement at Rawlicious with fabulous organic red wine, a wonderful meal ...
... and phenomenal Strawberry Banana Cheesecake :)

Monday, May 6, 2013

RAWLICIOUS --- AGAIN! :)

Last night my boyfriend and I took his parents to Rawlicious for his dads birthday and an early Mothers Day outing. Delicious food followed by Cherry Blossoms in High Park, great times :) As usual I took pictures, enjoy! 
 Iced Tea
 Strawberry Smoothie
 Green Apple Juice
 Nori Rolls
Herb & Onion Flat Breads
 Pizza
 Don't Be 'Chicken' Sandwich
 Pad Thai
Blueberry Cheesecake
Love & Cherry Blossoms---Grateful <3

Sunday, May 5, 2013

HEAVEN IN A JAR

    I love trying new vegan foods and found heaven in a jar today! I have seen this item in health foods stores and it is usually $16 which I could not justify even thought it is vegan, raw, and organic. I was at Winners today and found the same item for $12 so I caved and bought it :P 

WARNING
IF YOU LIKE NUTELLA, YOU WILL LOVE THIS. 
IF YOU LOVE NUTELLA, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HANDLE THIS!!!! (yes, it is that amazing!)

ABSENT IN ALL ARTISANA PRODUCTS: peanut, gluten, dairy, heat, processing, sugar, salt, pesticides, GMO's, preservatives, artificial flavouring

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