Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's Been One Of Those Days.....

Good evening Beautiful,


Yes, it's been one of those days. I came home, cracked open a nice bottle of white and climbed directly into my sweat pants and sweater. January is almost over, and that is great because honestly - it's driving me MENTAL! 

I've been doing great with workouts this week so far! Jenny and I did some deadlifting, row's, lat pulldowns, straight arm pressdowns and some plank walks and renegades... thanks to the trainers I worked out with last week for teaching me these great exercises! Today my back and hamstrings are sore from the deadlifting, but that was to be a given.

Today I wanted to just run, destress, vent my anger on the treadmill and get a massive sweat going... so I put the treadmill on at 6.0 (I usually run at like 6.3, but today I didn't feel like it) and ran for 30 minutes straight with no walk breaks. I had a great sweat when I was done and felt amazing. Less stressed and ready to take on the world. The run was really great though and I listed to my fav singer the whoooole time - MJ! Here's the playlist I had (in case you are now inspired to download some Michael Jackson now but don't know where to start):

The Way You Make Me Feel
Off The Wall
Black or White
Jam
They Don't Really Care About Us
Smooth Criminal

I think that's what I listed to. Regardless, I'm a huge MJ fan, always have been and always will be. I remember playing the music videos over and over again on the computer so I could teach myself the choreography in my living room. I still remember some of the classic dance moves from his videos... it's so great. I had all of his CDs, and I still have Thriller on vinyl. I had his Barbie doll growing up as well. I gave it away to a friend who also adores MJ, I totally should not have done that.. oh well!

Anyways, today a guy from our Marketing Events team came in to our office (the manager actually) and he told me about the Oakville Mercedes-Benz 10km run in April. It's a timed race and the finishers medals look like this:



COOL RIGHT?? It's like a Mercedes car... except around your neck :). Turns out he had some comp registrations and offered some to me and other ladies that are going to run it with me... I'm excited to add this medal to my bling collection! I'm a bit nervous that it's fairly soon, 2 months away but I think I can do it. Worst case scenario is I walk part of it. No biggie! Especially if I start training soon... Yay!! New goal :) So excited!

While we're on the topic of exciting news, I got the test results from the first (of many) test I submitted for my Holistic Nutrition course... check it out :)

I blacked out my address. You don't need to know where I live :)
I got 88%!!!! Now... the first thing I thought was "What the hell??? This was an open book test...." and it's true. Technically I should have gotten 100%, there was nothing at all stating I couldn't look up the answers, and it's actually encouraged. However I took the whole weekend to write that exam and I remember on more than 1 occasion getting lazy and guessing because I was sick of looking up things. Turns out when you "guess", you get deducted 12% lol. Oh well! I'm still SO HAPPY with my grade! Go me :). Now if I can do that for everything else I'm graded on in my course, I'll be a Holistic Nutritionist in no time!

I wanted to share this song with you. Sarah Slean is one of my favourite artists and she just happens to be from the great ol' city of Toronto! I heard her live for the first time probably 3 years ago, when Carlton and I had first started dating and we went to the Cavalcade of Lights here at Nathan Phillips Square around Christmas time. She sang this song, and I've been in love since I heard it. However you can only buy it on iTunes if you live in the US... It doesn't make sense at all because she's Canadian, but whatever... I put on this YouTube video every time I get the urge to listen to it:


I love this song because it's so fun and so happy! The lyrics are adorable and I love, love, love her voice. Let me know what you think of it - it's definitely a song I listen to when I want to get happy!

Ohhhh right - one last thing... I wanted to share with you..... A SUPER COOL GIVEAWAY!!!!

So Sun Warrior and Raw Elements (being the amazing people that they are) have decided to let me giveaway 1 large bag of Sun Warrior protein and 1 Blender Bottle to one lucky reader!!


Here's what you have to do:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Yaaaaye! I can't wait to see who wins. I totally love this protein. It's the only one I've found that doesn't upset my stomach. It's raw, it's vegan.. it tastes great! I bought my large bag for $60 + tax but I know I've seen it other places for $80... so it's not cheap, it's great quality! Get your butt in gear and enter!

What is your next race that you have planned? Do you have a favourite Canadian singer? What songs do you listen to when you want to cheer up?



59 comments:

  1. those medals look cool!

    i just signed up for the sporting life 10km! eeek!

    and i am SO jealous you are drinking wine!!! mmmmm maybe i should crack a bottle too hehe

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    1. Lol When is Sporting Life? I want to enter that one too! The race bling is awesome!! And I would totally support your decision to drink wine. 100000%

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  2. Nice bling, that race sounds fun. And, you can't beat a free race with a medal! :)

    I have my first marathon coming up on 2/17 and I am so excited (and maybe a bit nervous too) about it. I've done 5 half marathons up til now and have trained like I should, so going to be great.

    I still love MJ too! I listen to a lot of Christian music lately, but MJ is definitely on my playlists when I run and workout.

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    1. 5 half-marathons??? Holy crap girl - that's amazing!! Good luck on your full, I can't even imagine what it will be like!!

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    2. Thanks, you'd be surprised how fast the races can add up. :)

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  3. because i am always looking for new protein powders to try out!

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  4. I haven't found a good vegan protein powder yet and I just got a new blender for Christmas :)

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  5. I have the vanilla, which I LOVE but I totally want to have the chocolate on hand for my sweet tooth post workout!

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  6. I usually used whey protein, but as I transition into a more paleo lifestyle this would be perfect!!

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  7. Have you tried Vega Sport? They taste delish and haven't ever upset my stomach. I haven't tried this one though. I hope I get to!

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  8. I've yet to find a good protein I like.

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  9. I want to try the Sun Warrior protein powder because I have yet to find a protein powder that I am really happy with.

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  10. I'd love to try some Sun Warrior Protein because I've never had it & a lot of protein supplements upset my tummy, but hearing this one doesn't upset yours makes me excited! Plus, it's tough to find a good, raw protein. Also, I just love trying out new health stuff! ;)

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  11. I love trying new protein sources especially natural ones!

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  12. I currently use vega vanilla chai protein powder but I would love to try another vegie based protein.

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  13. I would like to try the protein powder because they usually make me feel bloated.

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  14. I want to try Sun Warrior Protein because I have heard nothing but things about it and I need to add a some more protein into my diet.

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  15. I'm always looking for vegan protein sources! Thanks for the chance to win and try Sun Warrior!

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  16. I want to try this protein because I haven't found one I like yet and the options in Wingham are somewhat limited! :) xo Sister

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  17. I love SunWarrior brown rice protein powder! The best tasting and best quality, hands down :)

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  18. Been thinking about trying Sun Warrior for awhile so this would be great!

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  19. I want that Mercedes bling. That is so awesome.

    I would be interested in trying Sun Warrior because it is Raw Vegan and I am curious about the taste.

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  20. I'm just starting to work past my 5K status to running longer and I think I'm going to need to start trying some treats for extra energy.

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  21. First off, I love your blog and your twitter feed. I feel like you are my cool much younger sister.
    I love sun warrior ever since my health coach told me about it. I am a vegan and it works great in all my smoothie concoctions. I encourage everyone not to blink at the price and buy it because it is just that good!

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  22. this will supplement my plant based diet

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  23. I have never tried protein powder but have seen it come up in a bunch of topic lately!
    Those medals remind me of back in the day when people would steal car hood ornaments and wear them as necklaces. Way back in the day - did I just age myself? LOL

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  24. I'd love to try a new- to-me protein powder! I use a vegan protein n my smoothest almost every morning. I love Sarah Slean too. :)

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  25. I'd like to try it because I haven't really liked many kinds of protein powder!

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  26. Awesome medals- who doesn't want a Mercedes around your neck ;)
    I am always on the hunt for new protein powder- someday I will find the one!

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  27. Um. I really want a blender bottle. :)
    And I love the idea of vegan protein.

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  28. I am looking for a new vegan protein powder :)

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  29. I have not previously tried the Sunwarrior, but I would LOVE to!

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  30. I am definitely hoping to Run Harry's 5km in April! Fingers crossed for speedy speedy recovery!

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  31. Oooh that Mercedes Benz race looks fun! I already have my 2 pre-Half races booked and paid for (and more importantly, scheduled into my training calendar)otherwise I would totally join you :)

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  32. I've heard wonderful things about Sun Warrior but never got around to trying it!!

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  33. I've never tried SunWarrior before but I've heard such amazing things, it's about time I do!! Can't wait. Always looking for a great new protein powder!

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  34. Never tried anything like it, but totally would give it a try if Iwon it :)

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  35. Sarah, I have never heard of this brand. How does this one differ from others you've tried? Ever since my "mysterious illness" in 2007( my local & Mayo docs still have yet to diagnose it), I've been trying to eat very clean and healthy foods.My system is very touchy so I'm always trying to find foods that I'm able to tolerate and can add to my food repertoire. Are you able to tolerate multivitamins? Is this product able to be found online? I'm VERY iINTRIGUED and would LOVE to try it!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this fabulous giveaway. :)

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  36. I'd like to try Sun Warrior. My husband bought me a giant can of chocolate Muscle Milk at Costco, and I'm finally finishing it! Time to try something new.

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  37. Sunwarrior warrior blend is awesome!
    Great cheery song, thanks for sharing :)

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  38. I've had a lot of those come home, crack open a bottle of wine kind of days.. Thankfully, I've planned a bunch of workouts so it's more like a work, workout, then crack open the bottle.. ;)
    Awesome job on your test!!

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  39. I have been working out a lot, and have been meaning to start boosting my protein!

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  40. I am always looking for new things to try, but protein powder is one of those things that you don't usually find little containers of and I HATE wasting money. So samples - in this case a BIG one- that doesn't cost me anything is great, then I don't have guilt for spending money if I think it's nasty!

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  41. Another Canadian blogger? Awesome! & your giving away sun warrior - even better! :)

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  42. Always looking for new protein powder, especially now that Ottawa Half Marathon training has started!! :)

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  43. Always looking for new protein powder, especially now that Ottawa Half Marathon training has started!! :)

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  44. I've never tried protein powder and I like that it's vegan

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  45. because I've heard SUCH great things about their protein powder, but I do not have that kind of money to drop on a big bottle!

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  46. I totally want that medal/bling to add to my collection. It's on my list of races to run, but will be tapering to run a half in Rochester the weekend after. Just got on the juicing wagon and was looking into protein powders as I've never tried them before. I'd love to try this one :)

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  47. I have heard so many great things about Sun Warrior protein, I've been wanting to try it!

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  48. i love sunwarrior protein! as much as i love to bake with it, it's just so expensive!! love the chocolate!

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  49. I am looking to try a new protein out!

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  50. I really wanna try out Sunwarrior because I've never tried any vegan protein powders before.

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  51. I am not usually one for protein but i've been working out more this year (yay resolutions) and feel that it would be so helpful for my recovery!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays

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  52. I've heard so much about Sunwarrior - I'm so excited to give it a try. I love that I can include it as part of my clean eating plan.

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  53. Oh yeah, Sarah Slean is one of my favourite too. You are so lucky that you’ve seen her lively. I personally love her “Day one” song.

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