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i’ve got da fevah!

i have a serious case of spring fever!

i don’t know how it is where you are, but in my neck of the woods…the weather has been absolutely gorgeous.
i think we reached a high of 18 degrees today!!
unfortunately my life is so crazy busy, i don’t even have time to look out the window let alone go outside and actually enjoy it.

i was on the phone working, trying to eat some lunch and taking a peek out the window – wishing i could be outside, feeling the sun on my face.
oh well – mamma’s gotta make a living right???

at the end of the day i got in to my car – and the whole drive home i had the windows down
it was heaven.
absolute heaven!!

i haven’t been to the gym this week.  i had every intention of going…
but with weather like this – i couldn’t bare the thought of being indoors.

all the things i had to do were floating through my head.  there was the general daily cleaning stuff still waiting for me
dinner had to be made, lunch and snacks etc etc etc
you know – i am going to make an amazing housewife some day 😉

anyways…

so – i decided to go back to my original work out.  my long walks.
this time i have my puppy as a companion – and she gives me a good run for my money let me tell you.
i live in such a beautiful part of the city – there is always something to see – some critter to meet.
i love it here…so i want to explore it as much as i can.

i am still sore from Zumba class the other night
my crazy instructor had me doing some crazy moves with my hips
crazy i tell ya
she’s crazy!!!  (in a totally good way)
and in case you are wondering – nope…i still don’t have rhythm.
and yup…i still don’t care
lol

i feel a walk in my whole body.  i ache and am a little sore and i love it!
not only is it good for me…but it’s good for my crazy hyper puppy – who generally doesn’t get enough exercise during the week.
so it’s a win-win

the house is finally settled.
i am ready for my day tomorrow.

my neighbours are sitting outside relaxing by candlelight
i think i am going to pour myself a glass of wine and follow their lead
how could i not.

 



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a little bit of sunshine

is amazing for the soul.

i had some family come stay with me this weekend
there is nothing like waking up to a smiling baby…happy and content with the world.
simply heaven.

i don’t have alot to say…

i am just settling down from a lovely weekend.
so much baby love – i think my uterus is going to explode!
the biological clock sounds louder and louder every time i get my baby lovin’ fix.

it’s great being an auntie.  amazingly awesome.
but i can’t help but wonder how much more amazing being a mother would be.
(i am sure i’ll get over it in a couple of days lol)

today – we had our first real taste of spring.  16 degrees (61F for my american peeps)

we decided to go for a long walk by the lake (awesome exercise)

it’s amazing how a little bit of sunshine can lift your spirits
it seems everyone was out enjoying the day, smiles painted on their faces
as if we all had discovered some big, unspoken secret.

it’s no secret.

spring is in the air.

and who isn’t in love with spring?

the cold is over, everything is coming to life….
the sun rediscovering your pale white skin.

there’s no secret.

a little bit of sunshine…amazing for a weary soul.

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willow tree

the scenery at work is beautiful i gotta say.

so i had my lunch…i feasted on a mushroom swiss burger – no bun of course…with steamed veggies.

i took a walk around our man built lake and just chilled under one of the many willow trees we have.
willow trees are my very favourite.  we have a long history the willow tree and i.

so as i was chillin’ with nature, i ran into our newest residents.  the picture is bad because for some reason my “zoom” on my camera isn’t working…but take a look.

I could have stayed outside all day!

baby goosers!!!!

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smell ya later

spring has most definitely sprung in Toronto…
i have the sun burn to prove it 🙂
my face has been kissed by the sun and it makes me feel so alive!
my freckles are coming out, my desire to be outdoors longer has reawakened…
the days are getting significantly longer, and the birds are waking me up at 4am.
(at first i thought this was cute, now i wish they could wait till at least 6am)
summer is right around the corner and this makes for a very happy bee
i don’t even go near my computer till late in the evening!!

with the warmer weather…comes the stinky people.
really, there was no way to sugar coat that statement.

the gym has been a bit of a struggle for me over the past couple of weeks.
not in the sense that it has been difficult for me to get motivated enough to work out..
thankfully i still want to go.

face it…when you are working out…you sweat.
i get it.
in the winter months that was fine…but now that it’s warmer outside…it’s warmer inside.
my gym has yet to turn on the A/C
i personally think it should be on all year round in a gym – but hey that’s just my opinion.

walking in to the gym…you instantly feel this mugginess.
the only fans there are ceiling fans at the very back of the gym – the part of the gym i don’t use.
it feels like there is no air circulating…at all.
literally after 5 minutes of weights…i am already hot….never mind getting my butt on the elliptical.
doing my 30 minutes on the elliptical is a little harder these days.  i guess more sweat is a good thing…but it is a bit of a struggle.

the machines are lined up against a wall next to eachother,  so you are always working out beside someone.
no biggie.

you are all aware of my food issues…but i am not sure if i have ever discussed my “smell” issues. lol
i have a thing about taking in someone elses…scent.
i can deal with perfume and all things pretty (to a degree)…but when it comes to bodily functions, i swear…i want to hurl.
i do not deal well.
i think it came from years of relying on public transit that turned me a little OCD in the personal hygiene department.

so, i am kicking ass on the elliptical…running my little booty off…and i’d say about 10 minutes into it…i am struck with a wall of stank.
it could be comparable to walking into a room full of prepubescent boys…and their dirty hockey equipment.
no offense to the boys who may read this…it’s just boys have this unique smell when they are sweaty….i grew up with 2 brothers…i am very well aware of this smell.

so on the elliptical i am surrounded by sweaty people…who are getting sweatier as the seconds tick by.
there have been times i thought i wouldn’t make it…that i couldn’t even do a full 30 minutes on the elliptical because the smell of other people was making me nauseous.
seriously.  a little deodorant goes a long way people.

(don’t even get me started on the sounds some of these people make.  it’s enough to make a hooker blush!
meh, that’s another post for another day.)

so as soon as my 30 minutes are up…i race into the change room and wash my hands…because…alot of people don’t wipe down the equipment after they have used it…so my sweaty hands have mingled with someone elses sweaty hands – and that thought alone makes me queasy. (that is another huge pet peeve of mine  – wipe down your sweat when you are done people!!)
i grab my stuff and race right outta the gym, sanitizing my hands as i zoom home… and throw myself in the shower.

thank god i live so close to the gym and don’t have to use the showers there…that’s a whole other OCD moment i won’t bore you with. lol

i am hoping the A/C kicks in soon…otherwise i am going to have to find more creative ways to get my cardio on…cause i am not sure how much more stink i can tolerate.
i might have to dust off my Turbo Jam and give it a go.

as you were 🙂

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spring fever

What a gorgeous weekend!

I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to get out there in flip flops this weekend!!!

I love me some spring!!

So what better thing to do on a beautiful spring day but go to open houses??

It’s that familiar itch I get ever year.  Starting new, fresh, starting over.

Wouldn’t a new home be the way to go?

This one place I saw…I fell in love with.

Completely.

Not only were the homes beautiful, you got a complete sense of community there.

Like everyone in the neighbourhood looked out for eachother etc.

It felt safe…it felt right.

Not only that….

Get this.

As most places go…there is an on site gym for anyone in that community to use.

An outdoor pool…

A squash court, tennis court…

I was told that this was a very active community…people were fitness freaks.

All about health and well being.

Helloooooo….where do I sign???!!!

Right across the street there is a Premier Fitness….

And…

Get this….

If you walk up the path, you get to the lake.

Around the lake are various work out machines…that you can use.

Can you imagine?????

Taking a stroll up to the lake…to work out??

Imagine the view…the fresh air.

Spring is in the air…and I’m itching something fierce.

Can you imagine moving into a home where you have 3 different places you can go get your work out done?

Never mind all the trails you can go walking and hiking!

This is the place to be.

Perhaps it needs to be mine.

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tis the season!

i found that being a little “free” with what i eat on the weekends
works well for me.
i allow myself to eat things i generally do not…and it seems to take huge cravings away.

so my big cheat this weekend..(after a kick ass work out might i add) was a chicken sub on a whole grain bread
wow – big cheat ehh? lol
i can’t even cheat right.

it was good and hit the spot and really did not make me feel guilty for straying.

but a couple of hours later???
oh.mah.gawd.

i was not feeling well at all.
i felt sooooo unwell…and there was that reminder why i eat the way i eat.

and you know what’s worse?
as i was laying in bed feeling sorry for myself…i was hungry!!!

that never happens when i am low carbing.

last night i could have eaten myself out of house and home.

lesson temporarily learned 🙂

have you looked outside?  opened the window?
it’s spring out there today!  woohoo!
you know what that means???
BBQ SEASON!!!!!
oops sorry for yelling lol

Spring/summer – my favourite time of year
and also the best time for all your low carb favourites grilled on the barbie.

Sub?  meh, bring on my BBQ’d steak any day baby!

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spring has sprung

spring definitely came in on the right foot yesterday!!
it was beautiful outside…ok it was a little chilly, but it was still beautiful!!

we had an amazing day the puppy and i.  we ran errands and played in the dog park for what felt like hours.
she was so exhausted from the fresh air and running around, she slept until her next potty break.

I came home and cooked my world famous casserole.  Low carb friendly and delicious!!

i took a picture of it pre-bake.

doesn’t it look delish?!

Happy Monday everyone 🙂

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recipe for happiness part deux

puppy and me have the whole day together tomorrow.

how lucky am i!!!

i do believe we will go for a car ride and spend time at the puppy park.
we will play, go for a long walk and get some exercise on the first day of spring!!

we will cook a fabulous low carb meal and cuddle…and maybe even watch a movie together.
puppy has been hinting at watching “Love and other Drugs” 😉
haha!

i was going to go to the gym tomorrow…
but don’t my new plans sound way more exciting?
i do believe so.

Happy 1st day of Spring to all my peeps…i love this time of year.

mmm…love is in the air…can you smell it?

sorry…iphone pics can suck, but there is no mistaking the cuteness!

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