To get an idea of what include on your shopping list, clickHere to view Michi's ladder. It's a great tool and really easy to use to help create a balanced meal plan.
Self magazine is very informative and I like the interviews with the celebs to see a different side of them. My mom has a subscription and hands them down to me. Click Here for some tricks to curb food cravings.
I also found this in Self magazine. It's a great read and very informative. They also have new workouts to try made by trainers and they usually include a meal plan
When is the best time of day to workout? Anytime!
If you're unsure of portion sizes, this chart is very helpful =)
Hey everyone. Life has been absolutely crazy this year. I'm working on my Business Analyst Certification and am doing it online. The course I started in April, I neglected and ended up having to get an extension on. My dad passed away suddenly over the May long weekend from a stroke after 4 days in the hospital. My 2.5 year relationship was on the rocks for months as well and finally ended in June. Luckily I have an amazing support system from my insanely supportive and amazing family and friends. As well as my kitties that provide healing cuddles and love.
I was trying to spend more time outside since it was summer and the summers can be pretty short here in Winnipeg. If it's nice outside I'll opt for a walk rather than my scheduled workout. I'm still trying to do my weights three times a week though. These walks outside have resulted in a tan (even though I use sunscreen) and beautiful pictures of Winnipeg.
At the duck pond at Assiniboine Park.
Sunset from my frien…
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and rang in the new year how they wanted to. I stayed home with my cats with a sore throat. I realized that it was my first NYE alone. There are years that I stayed home but it was always with the guy I was with at the time, my parents, or friends. It felt a bit weird but I knew I'd feel even worse today if I tried venturing out. I still woke up congested and sneezing but my throat definitely would have been more raw had I gone out.
I got to leave work early yesterday because it was so slow so I promptly made a pot of soup to remedy this dang cold. I don't follow a recipe anymore, I just kind of throw whatever I have in the fridge and it always turns out amazing.
You can use whatever pasta, rice, or grain you like in your soup. I like barley and bow ties in mine but sometimes throw in wild rice instead of barley. I also like flat yolkless noodles in my soups. I prefer my soups more 'meaty', almost like a stew. Broth is nice and al…