Sunday, September 15, 2013

I've Fallen Off... The Bandwagon That Is.

Hey loveys,

Not quite sure how Sunday night crept up on us so quickly. Lately I've been really flipping busy (you can probably tell by my lack of posts, and then MASSIVE posts to tell you everything I've been doing!), and this weekend was no exception.

On Friday I took a half day at work (I had to take a random half day off, so why not on a Friday?) and so I made an appointment to go to the Miracle 10 Boutique in Mississauga and meet with Diane to have her look at my skin, check everything out and do a peel treatment on me. My skin is looking better than it did before which is a huge plus! It was nice to have the half day off work, so I came home after my appointment and relaxed in bed! Haha, I think I was home around 3pm, how amazing is it to be relaxing in bed at 3pm on a Friday? You can't compare it to anything really.

Friday night C and I met up with a couple of friends of ours at Grace O'Malley's here in downtown Toronto. I love that bar because it's always live music and it's always music that reminds me of my home. We stayed out pretty late but it wasn't a wild night by any means.

On Saturday I woke up and the sun was shining so bright and the day just looked beautiful. I decided to go grab myself an Americano at Starbucks, go to M for Mendicino to inquire about a shirt that I wanted to purchase and then go to TIFF to pick up the movie tickets I had purchased. I knew it was chilly, so I took it as a perfect opportunity to wear my new black trench coat. Sorry - I don't have any pictures at the moment, but it's so pretty :).

C and I decided to go see the movie Joe that was playing at TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival) this year. It stars Nicholas Cage, and it was definitely an interesting movie. Daniel Gordon Green directed it (he was the director in Pineapple Express) and it had a definite feel of an indy film. The crowd at TIFF is much different than a crowd at a regular film. They all seem to have random inside jokes that I didn't understand, but multiple people across the theatre all chimed in on. There was applause for the opening ads, which is something I've never seen, and someone actually comes out before the film starts and says a little speech about the film.


The film itself was interesting. It was extremely graphic in some places, but I think the story of it was actually really nice. I won't go into detail and wreck the movie for you, but I did think it was a good movie, and it was definitely fun to experience the TIFF atmosphere for the first time.

On Saturday night I met up with my friend Alyssa who was in town. She's one of my oldest friends so I make sure to go and see her whenever she's in town! We met up at her husband's cousins condo here in Toronto and went out to a bar called Crews & Tangos, which has a drag queen show on Saturday nights. It's always extremely fun and the place is huge with tons of dance floor, so we can always find people to dance with! For whatever reason I wasn't camera happy last night like I normally am, so I'm sorry I can't share photos with you to make this story much better! Lol! I made it home around 3:30am... I was absolutely exhausted! A couple of other girls that we went to high school with showed up as well so it was nice to see them.

Oh!! I totally lied. I have a picture that I had to take before I left to meet up with Alyssa:


I bought this shirt yesterday at M for Mendicino and absolutely love it. if you can't read it due to it being backwards, it says "Celfie"... clearly a pun on the infamous "selfie" which is why I took one before I left. :). Can I just point out how awesome it was to wear a boyfriend style T to a bar? I mean, I paired it with a miniskirt.. but still, it rocked. ANYWAYS...

So I knew I had a meeting today at 1 for something I've recently become a part of (more about it later this month!) but I never sleep late so I didn't set my alarm. I woke up this morning at like 11am, bolted out of bed, got my behind ready faster than usual and made my way to said meeting. It was the first of many meetings with these lovely ladies, so it was super fun to finally meet everyone in person. I'm really excited to share with you what I'm going to be working on and who I'm working with, but stay tuned!!

So now here's my dish. I think.. no... I KNOW I've been super slacking. In all healthy areas of my life. I've been slacking on working out. I've been slacking on really watching my diet... I've just become 1 big giant slacker, and it doesn't feel good. So step 1 was buying a crap ton of healthy foods for my fridge, and so I did just that. C and I hit up the grocery store, and it was much needed... almost $300 later our fridge is back to normal, our freezer is restocked and our pantry looks much better. As soon as I got home I made a giant jug of green juice to get me through the next few days. It's hard to imagine I have a jug of juice that I could actually drink in a day, that has 6 apples, a ton of spinach, a whole thing of celery stocks, a whole cucumber, some kale and broccoli in it. That's a lot of flipping good food at my lips!

I also have to make a conscious effort to get in a serious workout everyday this week. I'm not at my office tomorrow or Friday this week so I'm either going to have to run outside, or workout in my condo, or travel to an actual gym. So in order to keep myself on track this week, I made this:


Ok. So basically when I post this week, I will update this and let you know what I've done! Hopefully I will be doing this on a weekly basis until my exercise and clean eating is a habit once again! I'm going to eat as paleo as I can this week (1 week, small steps) with the exception of rice, but definitely no gluten. The weekend is going to be tricky, but I think I can do it. We're heading up to Ottawa on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with C's family (including his sister and brother-in-law who are coming from the US!) so I will have to plan very strategically. The good news is that we're staying in a hotel that's connected to a GoodLife Gym, so I can sneak in there in the mornings and do my workouts before the family gatherings commence.

We will also be consuming immense amounts of Jamaican food as well, which is another reason I will be eating rice. Oh my god I can't wait, Jamaican is one of my favourite cuisines. My mouth is already watering.

If you guys want to join my in using this little grid this week, you can save it and just use Pic Monkey to fill it in as you go! We can update each other!!

Q: When you fall off the bandwagon and become a lazy bum like me, what do you use as motivation to get back into it??

12 comments:

  1. Ah yes, I definitely need help getting back on the bandwagon! I found that incorporating more nutrient-rich veggies really helped me feel much better!

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    1. Hi Kat! That's a great tip - thank you for sharing!!

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  2. I'm all over the place with my food. I know what to do, I know what I need to do and I even take the time to contemplate how my next meal will be better (which lately it hasn't been)... I keep cycling this. I'm forcing myself this week. No real motivation. Once I start doing better, I'll feel better and it will be natural (or so I hope)

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    1. Hi Susan!

      That's a great plan, and I know all too well the vicious cycle that bad food brings!! Once you stop craving it, all will be better! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Great grid! I have been slacking lately too. I think with a fresh season I'm ready to tackle the week and stay healthy! I'm going to use your grid!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I hope it works for you tooo!!

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  4. It happens :) but obviously great to see you have re-committed yourself and that's what is important. For me, planning and meal prep is key. Seems like you are doing just that with the chart (great accountability) and making a big batch of green juice. Looking forward to the update

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    1. Thanks Amy!! Meal prep is something I need to work on for sure, I'm always trying to do things on the go... which means I eat a lot of raw veggies, leftover dinner protein and fruity shakes! :)

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  5. Hey,just found your blog and its pretty sweet!! i live in toronto as well (ps LOVE Crews and Tango, total blast). I had a splurge day this weekend too, it looked like this "oh wow such a nice day, lets go spend the day hiking...lets stop at St.Lawrence Market for snacks first....and maybe lets poke around Distillery District....Mill Street Brewery tour?...thats kinda like a hike right???...." it was all over after that.

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    1. Hey Sarah!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!! I hope you keep coming back. I love those kind of hikes. I'm totally with you on doing that kind of stuff on the weekend... I love exploring Toronto!! :) Come back soon! xoxo

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  6. I really really really need to get back on the bandwagon. Yes, I knew I wasn't the only one but it's the first time I read something related to it online. Haha!

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    1. Hahahaha I'm glad I could help you out!!

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