Clean For The Family

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I have a huge problem finding nutritious, clean, lean and healthy meals for the whole family.  I don’t want to turn into my mother who use to cook four different variations of meals for her picky eaters. I am not the woman who can do that and still remain sane and somewhat sociable. So I struggle to find recipes that align with my fitness goals and feed my family in an exciting way.

When I go online to find healthy (like really healthy, not the fake kind with ketchup or processed cheese or 1/2 cup of sugar as an ingredient) and kid friendly recipes, i become very discouraged. Of course there are amazing healthy recipes (check out sprouted kitchen.com) but not always very family friendly.  It takes time to open a childs pallet to new tastes and textures (But I’m on it) So I’ve renewed my purpose to facilitate fitness and vow to share all the treasures I find. I admit in advance that I am quite on the extreme side of “healthy”, looking to stay lean and still remain to eat well, enjoying my snacks and meals. A girl can always dream!

Funny enough just soon after I thought “this is so harrrrrdddd”, I got an email from a great kid site called weelicious.com. This great veggie burger and avocado yogurt topping. SOLD! (With or without the bun!)

I’ve attached the link  below:

http://weelicious.com/2014/01/16/lentil-chickpea-burgers-with-avocado-yogurt-sauce/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lentil-chickpea-burgers-with-avocado-yogurt-sauce&utm_source=Master+Weelicious+List&utm_campaign=ee48c0b479-RSS-Daily-Email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9644fa1dcf-ee48c0b479-25720397

Me VS The Bar

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I’ve made a commitment to “killing” the olympic bar this year. But, let’s just say its not going to go down without a fight. Physically, technically, and most importantly mentally. I’m afraid of it, I don’t fully commit to the movements, afraid that I won’t be able to follow through.

With that goal in stone, I need to go about educating myself in all ways possible. My amazing coach forwarded this article to me, and it’s worth sharing.

http://www.ericcressey.com/strength-training-programthe-7-most-common-power-clean-technique-mistakes

 

Renewed Focus

New Years Joke

New Years is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the ability to start fresh, look to the future and lay out plans. I love the energy that comes with renewed focus on the things that really matter. And I love the idea that I can wipe the slate clean and try again with anything I feel I’ve come up short on.

As I wrote out my boring resolutions, I happened to stumble apon an interview talking about making resolutions that make you feel good. When you think about it, the root of the resolution is so that when you achieve it, you feel great. But we don’t always plan with that intention. The whole point of the interview was to shift our focus away from the actual end result and concentrate not taking actions that make us feel good. Here’s an example. One of my resolutions was to blog 100 times during this year. What I really was trying to say was that I want to feel creative and make a habit of expressing myself creatively often. This makes me feel good. So if I quantify enough, I will achieve that. The difference in the two is your experience of the journey. Instead of waiting (hopefully) for the validation at the end date, you feel accomplished in the present moment when you are focused and clear on what and why you are doing something. Bottom line, clear and focused.

I am sure I will stumble along the way, but I feel renewed in my hope that I can settle more into myself confidently.

I plan to start sharing more of myself and my life here. Fitness is a huge part of my life, as well as family life. Raising 3 beautiful little girls, actively trying to be a good wife and partner, aspiring chef, juggling work, hobbies, are just some of the cards on the table. I plan to expand the conversation and see what happens.

Here’s to a wonderful year!

S