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Here I go again on my own

Quick re-cap, I blogged with a fab group of women for about a year over at imperfectlybalanced.com, and while we figure out what direction we wish to move, I’m back here, dribbling nonsense out the ends of my fingers, hoping to still find an audience.

A re-introduction to myself.  I’m a single mom to a teen-aged daughter.  I’m a do-gooder with a potty mouth.  A self-proclaimed domestic Goddess.  Often described as abrasive but likable and I think I’m hilarious.  My mind goes a mile a minute, and I often speak, tweet, Facebook, blog and text before I think at all.  Not Instagram though.  That requires a ton of thought, retakes and filters.

I’ve recently become a Team Beachbody Coach which excites me to NO END.  Needed to kick my generous, but well-shaped ass into gear for my 35th (oh god) birthday, so I’m striving to lose 35 by my 35th.

In these pages you’ll find random ramblings, rantings, recipes, trials and tribulations of an estrogen only household (a boat load of alliteration), how to deal with different dietary needs (she doesn’t eat meat, I devour it still mooing) and what it’s like to date while your child dates, because let me tell you IT’S REALLY, REALLY WEIRD.

If you have any questions about BeachBody, fire away!  If you’d like to collaborate on a blog post, suggest content, share the content, make people read me because I’m hilarious, please, please do.




Hemp, Hemp, Hurray!

Hemp day 2!

I make smoothies for breakfast occasionally, especially when I’m too lazy to make a proper meal.  I can pour it in a cup and take it to go.  Portable and handy!

Normally, I would use milk (white or chocolate) a frozen banana and a rounded TBSP of peanut butter.  Sometimes protein powder if I used white milk, but not always.

This morning, I tried something all new !  A co-worker gave me a box of unsweetened almond milk so I figured I’d give it a go!


no fuss, no muss. GIT ‘ER DONE


1 c. unsweetened almond milk**

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 frozen banana

2 TBSP hemp hearts (Available from Manitoba Harvest.  Go now!)


Throw in blender.  Turn it on.  DONE.

This was SO incredibly amazing.  The hemp hearts added a beautiful texture and flavour, the almond milk was silky smooth and I really do love the taste of this protein powder.

Regular rotation.

**Will be making hemp milk soon, and will post results of smoothie with substitution.

I wear helmets and seatbelts but that won’t help me when inevitably, a meteorite crashes into my house killing me instantly.

Notable: This post contains more coarse language than what is standard.  Do not be fooled, the blog has not been hijacked by sailors, I’ve just discovered pee in my cornflakes.  Read on!


Life is funny.  Sometimes in a side splitting, knee slapping, life fearing, holy shit I’m going to pee myself RIGHT NOW type of way, and others in the more traditional I just broke my fucking funny bone way.

Regardless of how it unfolds, there is a constant truth that plays out.  No matter how prepared you think you are, you are never ready for the curves life throws.  Never.  They don’t teach you what you really need to know, and they can’t because life is a funny bitch.

My life is so unbelievably different from a short 21 days ago that I can barely grasp my bearings, but you buckle up, get back in the saddle etc etc and you ride on.  Chin up, dust off and come back swinging.  Thrust up your middle finger, toss your hair and remind the world that your kindness is not to be mistaken for weakness.  You will in fact cut a bitch.

Taking the bull by the horns so to speak and just re-channeling energy.  Notable events:

May 27th: Air Force 10K – My first ever run.  I’m gonna shake my tail feathers in fabulous fashion.  Get fit.

June 17th: 1/2 Marathon: I’m scared to death.  My training has been nonexistent for 3 weeks.  I need to get moving or I will die.  DIE.  Like dead, and rotting.  Worm food.  So gross.

August 17th: Sky diving. Extra Elevation! 11,000 feet meaning a 45 second free fall.  holyshitwhatthehell.  Want to join me?  Either party in the drop zone bbq area or strap yourself to a virtual stranger and jump!  Let me know, it will be LIFE.CHANGING.

August 18th: Dirty Donkey 5K Mud Run and Obstacle course.  Hit shit. Get fit.  I don’t even know what to say about this except for I must be on drugs.  Their work outs are psychotic and they do these things called CHURPIES FOR FUN.  So essentially, it’s a burpee that leads to a chin up that finishes in a toe touch AND WHO DOES THAT?

Join my team! MuddFlappers!

So tell me, how do you deal with adversity, and won’t you get fit with me?  Also, I make great waffles, so we can just fuck this fitness stuff and CARB LOAD.

Brussel Sprout and Walnut Salad

Quick and easy and amazingly good.


24(ish) Brussel Sprouts

1 c. toasted walnut pieces

1/2 c. freshly grated Parmigiano

Dijon Mustard

Apple Cider Vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea salt



Cut ends off sprouts and discard wilted or funky leaves








Soak/rinse sprouts in cool water











Toast walnuts over medium heat for 5-8 minutes











Using a knife, food processor or Mandolin blade (I used processor for fear of slicing a digit) chop the sprouts











Combine oil, mustard and vinegar salt and pepper.  Use your own quantities to taste.  No wrong way to do it











Grate the cheese. Buy fresh and do it yourself.  Can’t beat the taste











Combine sprouts, cheese and walnuts in a bowl











Add dressing and toss together











This recipe was such a piece of cake.  mmmm. cake.  The toughest part of the whole shebang was taking step by step pictures with my blackberry camera.

If you try it out, let me know what you think!