Playing (emptying) my pantry and fridge of things that are not good for me.  It’s hard to throw away (used loosely here, I am donating stuff) because I was so broke the stuff I am letting go has helped me eat for a bit… But it’s looking good so far.  I cannot wait to hit the kitchen with Steph on a thursday morning…  Between her and I and how goofy we are, someone might need to check up on us!  Lol!

On a different note, i am 5 lbs down not because of nutrition but because I’ve been running around like a maniac all week!

Playing (emptying) my pantry and fridge of things that are not good for me. It’s hard to throw away (used loosely here, I am donating stuff) because I was so broke the stuff I am letting go has helped me eat for a bit… But it’s looking good so far. I cannot wait to hit the kitchen with Steph on a thursday morning… Between her and I and how goofy we are, someone might need to check up on us! Lol!

On a different note, i am 5 lbs down not because of nutrition but because I’ve been running around like a maniac all week!

The Past

I have been known to live in the past, to reminisce about it and what I consider my best years, about the people I loved and lost track of.

People say that what is in the past should remain in the past… And I am starting to believe it. I might think they were my best years, but when I dive back in thinking of an old friend who I loved a lot, there is only hurt, disappointment and doubt about myself, and feelings of yet again being inadequate and not worth loving.

Why do I do this to myself over and over again?

Love me… Love me not

Love me… Love me not

2nd meeting with Steph!

I was SO excited to receive my meal plan, and to see what she had in store for me… 

I am glad to see that we are both goofy and get along so well :-)  It’s going to make this journey so much more fun.  She got a taste of my food quirks tonight… Yes, I am weirdo.  The kind that will eat scrambled eggs, but not hard boiled ones.  

All in all, the plan is fantastic, and very thorough.  She went over everything with me, and explained the dos and don’ts of the process.  I think my favourite thing, BONE BROTH!  I cannot wait to have this every morning… and I know that this is going to make a major difference for me, and set me on the right track.  

Main thing for me, MEAL PREP.  It is going to be key to my success.  One or two days out of my week will have to be dedicated to meal prepping, in order to have everything handy for on-the-go moments… which let’s face it, with the business the way it’s going, is pretty much all the time.  Next week, we’ll spend a morning together meal prepping, and I cannot wait!

Finally, a good thing I do for me, for my life, for my future.  Changing my life for better.  It’s about time… I am super excited!

Salted Mexican Chocolate Tarts from www.slimpalate.com

Different, decadent and so easy to make!!!!

Salted Mexican Chocolate Tarts from www.slimpalate.com

Different, decadent and so easy to make!!!!

Feeling Empowered

Yes!  Despite the fact that I have not lifted anything other than the shovel in the last month, I feel super empowered right now.  I just met with Steph Eusebi, Nutritionist Extraordinaire for my initial assessment with her.  I booked the appointment last night at 10, and could not wait to meet her this morning.  

Goals : 1-Be healthy/eat healthy 2-Kill the inflammation in my body 3-Lose weight.  

I KNOW I can do this, and I need to do this.  The reason why?  Simply to feel better, to feel RIGHT, and to have the energy I need to go through my days, without having big crashes, to help a few of my medical conditions, etc.  

I know what it entails.  I am not lying to myself.  It will be hard work, and my best way to proceed will be meal prep, seeing how busy I am.  I can do this, I am looking forward to doing this, and I know I have the right person helping me achieve my goals!  I am sure we are going to have a few crazy laughs along the way too… ;-)  

My studio!!! Ready for tomorrow’s big shoot!!!

My studio!!! Ready for tomorrow’s big shoot!!!

My Take On It…

Pure Pharma… looking for photogs to shoot Canadian Regionals.  I contacted them, as I WANT to shoot Regionals, and then got this e-mail back saying they will compensate in 4 ways… 

1.     Ticket to the Regional Event 

2.     An official Event Media Pass with access to restricted areas where you may take as many photos as you desire

3.     PurePharma product

4.     Possible further collaboration with future PurePharma media needs

Conditions:

1.     Photographers can only take pictures for PurePharma at Regionals (not for other product companies of magazines, CrossFit will not allow it).

2.     If you will be using the pictures you take on your own blog, FB or similar,  credit must be given to PurePharma.

We do not have a travel budget to send you to these events.

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This ladies and gents, is how NOT to do business with photographers.  Pure Pharma I am sure makes enough money to cover the cost of two photographers for a weekend.   As it stands, I would be PAYING to take photos…  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about the money, but at least put me up somewhere, fly me down… 

This is the reason why they are having problems finding photographers for the events… It just DOES NOT make sense.  

*****RANT OVER******

Awesomeness!

That’s exactly what I think when I see everyone his the OPEN Wods this year at our box… you are SO awesome to be doing this! Doesn’t matter whether or not you make it to the second part of the WOD… You should get a medal for just doing it.

14.1… everyone pushing through those double unders… I know EXACTLY how you felt, and was proud to see some first time DU’s happening!  

14.2… The Philsy/Coop show… I was blown away by their performance, by how hard they pushed themselves… 

14.3… Learning to MAINTAIN proper form to avoid injuries… Cam making it to the 315lbs deadlifts!  BEAST!

14.4… The “grip” chipper!  What an awesome WOD to witness the competitors do.  Luc took the cake in that one, this guy ALWAYS blows me away!  Some first time T2B happening too… Oh and Mel + 2 Queen of the T2B!  

I for one, am such a suck, I’d be terrified to enter. I need to start checking my EGO at the door again, and set realistic goals for myself. And besides, right now, I am mostly doing Olympic Weightlifting than Crossfit…  Which I have not done in over a month now, due to my right hip/groin issue.   Excuses, excuses!

MY story

We all have a story, where we’ve been, where we want to go, and the short cuts, or roadblocks that accompany the journey.  This past week has been filled with big ups… one big down, but it did not last.  I finally got good news about the down, so it became an UP!

To make a long story short, to explain where I’ve been, and what I’ve been dealing with since I moved to my current city.

I left Montreal in October 2006, to move in with my then boyfriend.  I was lucky enough to be able to transfer to a city that was a border town, since I work Customs.  Since then, I have seen my family once a year, every year, and this is a part I don’t enjoy.  

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