Hi There Ho There!

Hi there, ho there and happy Monday morning to you all. Let’s get right to it.

I posted last Monday on my planned weekly workouts, and here’s how I did:

  • Sunday (3/3): Full Body Circuits and 30 minutes spin
  • Monday (3/4): Lower Body & Core Circuit and 30 minute run
  • Tuesday (3/5): Deck of Cards workout and 10-10-10 cardio
  • Wednesday (3/6): TRX circuits and 40 minutes spin



  • Thursday (3/7): 50 minute run


  • Friday (3/8): Upper Body Circuits, 10-10-10 cardio—I was physically exhausted and only managed to push through 10 minutes of row



  • Saturday (3/9): Active Rest or an old BBB workout


Ok, now here’s what I’ve loosely outlined for this week (subject to change since I am traveling!!!!)


  • Sunday (3/10): Strength Circuits with cardio intervals (workout posted below!)
  • Monday (3/11): 40 minute run, 10 minute row, lower body pre-fatigue sets
  • Tuesday (3/12): 40 minute spin, abs circuit
  • Wednesday (3/13): 30 minute run, TRX/Cardio circuits
  • Thursday (3/14): Off. Travel Day!
  • Friday (3/15): Total body workout, run/walk intervals
  • Saturday (3/16): Deck of Cards workout

Here’s the workout I did yesterday:


It was challenging since most all the moves were compound exercises (target more than one area), but it was really great to be able to break them up with some cardio. Plus, the cardio got my heart rate up (more calorie burn!) and allowed me to move and groove to my playlist.

My playlist that included BSB and Whitney and TLC. It was awesome.

Moving on to recent eats…

I made this Chunky Monkey Mug Cake and it was DEEE-lish.



It was made with: 1 mashed banana, 2 tbsp PB2, 1 egg white, 2 T cocoa powder, a few drops Stevia. After fully combining the ingredients, I tossed in a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes and you’re done!

ImagePolenta topped with paleo turkey meatballs (the key ingredient is ALMOND MEAL!!), veggie marinara and cheddar.



My Best Banana Bread



Slaw Dogs. With sriracha, of course!



Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tortellini 



Cinnamon Pear Pancakes

For these, you’ll need:

  • 1 c flour
  • 2 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup +1T almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pear

Here’s what you do:

1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients.

3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until incorporated.

4. Stir in 1/2 of chopped pear.

5. Pour on hot, prepared griddle. Flip when top starts to bubble.

6. Top cakes with remaining slices pear and a shake of cinnamon. Makes 8 pancakes.


That’s all for now!

Question: Have any good new-to-you recipes lately? Do you plan your workouts??


“I’m Going to Montana” doesn’t have the same ring to it as Will Smith’s song.

I have had a serious sweet tooth lately.

Unfortunately, this has coincided with my lack of willingness to workout.

Honestly, I think my body just needed a few days of rest. That said, I am more than excited to bust out a long run at the gym later today.

But let’s get back to those sweets. I mean, they’re not BAD for you by any means. They’re just no broccoli or brussel sprouts.

First, the grain free chocolate mug cake.



Super easy to make. You’ll need:

  • 3 T almond meal
  • 3 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T agave
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • A dash of cinnamon

Mix everything up nice and good in a mug, microwave it for 2 minutes, and BOOM, you’ve got yourself a single serving cake. It was super filling and hit the spot.

Another ‘sweet’ I made were protein balls. I made a small batch really quick yesterday before we hopped in the car for a ‘quick’ trip to Montana. 



I never really measure out the proportions of ingredients when I make these, but it included:

  • Oats
  • Protein powder
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • Almond milk
  • Agave


Again, super tasty and really filling.

Montana was fun. I was there for approximately 2.5 minutes before turning around to visit the nice immigration officer on the Canadian side. He took out all my visitor visas from my passport, stapled in my confirmation of permanent residency, and said the card would be in the mail in 90 days. 

7 hours of driving for a quick conversation and a signature. A waste of time, but well worth it. The views were pretty awesome.









..the views of nothing that is.

I celebrated with a little bubbly when I got home, and today I am already on the job hunt.


Seriously, if you know of any full-time jobs in Calgary, please let me know.