Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Toys toys galore

Toy overload. I walked to a pet store w. Noma earlier this morning but much to my surprise, it wasn't open. After waiting around for 10 mins, I realized the 9:45 a.m. open sign should have read "to the owner's discretion." Thankfully, I found a cute pet boutique near my gym called "Love your Pets" so I didn't have to go far.
She sure loves her toys!
The owner of the boutique asked me "how many dogs do you own?" :P Sonoma might as well count for two dogs seeing as she rips apart her toys within days!

Stopped by the store today to pick up some pie crusts for Turkey Day. T will be making pumpkin pie!
Also picked up some dates and prunes for healthy snacking.
To make my lunches more filling, I sometimes like to add in some healthy whole wheat carbs.
And some protein since I want to rebuild my muscles. I had a very productive leg workout today. Lots of squats, lunges, raises, and deadlifts.
Salad mix:
  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • asparagus
  • avocado
  • red onions
  • dates
  • chicken
  • ranch dressing 
  • siracha
  • whole wheat pasta
Yum! I'm on a salad kick lately.
Dessert was a smoothie topped w. cranberry maple muesli and green tea.
Smoothie mix:
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/2 of a frozen banana
  • frozen berries (raspberries, peaches, blackberries)
  • milk
  • vanilla yogurt
  • agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup of water to thin out the smoothie
Still trying to kick this cold. I feel like I'm eating and sleeping properly. I feel like I'm being punished for not being sick in a long time!! Sad face Hanna :(

Interesting side note: I stepped on the scale today and realized I have gained some weight. I shouldn't really be too surprised since I haven't been eating the greatest lately but interestingly enough, I wasn't the least bit upset or sad. In fact, I felt nothing upon the realization that I'm a lot heavier than I initially thought. I point this out because I believe this is due to my recent change in mindset. I no longer feel driven to the gym by a need to lose weight. My fitness goals are to become stronger, live longer, and maintain an overall healthier lifestyle. I respond more to how my body looks and how I feel than to a number on a scale. I guess you could also say I've grown up and become more comfortable in my body. I no longer value being too thin and appreciate my curves for what they are; extra padding for the winter :)

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