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So tonight we whipped up some good ol’ fashioned indian food. Supper consisted of garlic Naan Bread and Roasted sweet potatoes spiced with oil, curry, cumin, salt, pepper and paprika. It was AH-mazing.

It was first time trying Naan bread, and I was super impressed with how soft it is and has just the right amount of flavour in it.

indian food

I definitely think I will be incorporating more indian food, its healthy, vegan/vegetarian and full of flavour and spice!

I also did my at home Week 3 of Winter Shape Up workout, see Winter Shape Up 2010 for all the details.

I’m just waiting for The Biggest Loser to come on tonight, so that’s all I have planned.

 

What is your favourite ethnic food?

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Still today I am feeling quite miserable, had a bad sleep last night AGAIN due to pain and discomfort. On and off nausea today. Hopefully it will all go away soon.

Week 3 of Winter Shape Up came out today and I wasn’t too thrilled with it, sorry! So I just created something on my own, simple and easy to do at home since I haven’t been feeling much like leaving the house. All I need is the chin up bar and resistance bands. This way even if I don’t leave the house, I can still get in a good weight workout.

It’s been snowing here, again! Took long enough for it to actually start coming down, soon enough it will be Spring again and I will be jumping for joy. I can’t wait to start running outside.

Here’s the aftermath of our snow storm last weekend:

Snow storm

snow

Most streets are cleaned, thank goodness! But since it’s been snowing again, its getting pretty messy out there again,  but I doubt it will be quite like the storm we just had.

On to the next thing, I borrowed some of my mom’s chocolate moulds, I want to experiment with making some regular chocolate, vegan chocolates and raw chocolates. I am so excited to do those and see how they turn out. Maybe this week I will start whippin’ up some fancy treats. My dad told me I have to bring samples out, because he’s the "Official Taste Tester". So I’ll be sure to make some of his favourites, my dad is spoiled!

Well until next time! Have a good night.

Sorry for not posting anything for awhile! I’ll catch you up on EVERYTHING!

Starting Friday overnight it began snowing, Saturday was pretty blizzardy and getting pretty bad, we went out and got some food and a movie (The Invention of Lying; I’ll get into that in a minute). When we woke up Sunday morning it was like we were in the North Pole there was so much snow. We got a total of 27cm/10.6 inches of snow. So needless to say we were not able to leave our parking lot. We had to return the movie, luckily we live fairly close to the video store and we just walked there. We had to push one car out on our way. I did like at least 2 hours of shovelling, part of that was playing and building a fort out back! Finally at about 9:30pm Sunday night we were able to leave, the parking lot had been semi-cleaned, just so people were able to get to work in the morning. Full parking lot clean up was scheduled for Tuesday. So Monday rolled around and the roads were just terrible. I went on a side street that hadn’t been cleaned yet, and got STUCK. It was a sad day when a Ford came to save me. A nice Truck Driver stopped as well, and just talked me out of being stuck just by rocking back and forth basically. I headed out to my parents after that to get my sandbags to put in the back of my truck for more weight and made sure every street I went on was cleared. Tuesday came and went, I did Week 2 of Winter Shape Up. So then yesterday, Wednesday, came around and they are still cleaning snow after the storm. We went out for supper last night and had some Wood Fire cooked Pizza, it was extremely busy and we were there for probably 3 hours. I tried a Shrimp one and a Tomato one. The tomato one had basil, goat cheese, smoked tomato. The Shrimp on had, shrimp obviously, mandarin oranges (surprisingly good), pineapple, mozzarella cheese. I didn’t bring my camera with, so there is no pictures sadly.

And then we come to today, Thursday, I’ve been feeling down in the dumps lately. My brother came over for most of the day and we just hung out and played some Wii and visited. That was the extent of my day. Tomorrow I hope to get to the gym and do my WSU workout.

So as I was going to mention about the movie The Invention Of Lying, I did not like it very much. We had heard it was really good so that is why we rented it. It had its funny moments, but all in all I just didn’t care for it at all.  Have you seen it, what did you think?

Hey everyone, how are you today?  Wednesday and Friday’s Winter Shape Up workout were both really good, I am excited for the new one to come out on Monday. But right now I am glad to just have two days off to rest.

It’s starting to snow here we’re supposed to be getting a storm, so I don’t see much exciting stuff happening around here in the next couple days. However last night I made some tasty Banana Muffins, just using the same recipe as my banana bread.

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

Quick Update:

So today I headed to the gym in the morning. I did a warm up on the treadmill for 1 mile and then I did the same WSU as Monday. The workout went really well, my hamstrings were still a little sore but I was able to do the workout without any discomfort. After I finished that workout, I did some stretching and then a cool down on the treadmill for 10 minutes.

I can’t wait until next week to learn what Week 2 will hold for a workout. The best thing about this workout is that it adds variety, I do not feel bored with this workout and it works all the muscles that I want it to be working.

So today Gina posted her Winter Shape Up 2010 on her bloggy. Today will be the first day of it and I am rather excited to participate in it. Today I will be doing the Beginner workout to see how it feels and possibly bump up to the intermediate/advanced one depending if the beginner one worked me enough or not.  Thanks Gina for taking your time and designing this! It will definitely be a great workout and will help me get my butt back into serious gear. It will also help make my workouts more exciting, because I feel that they have been somewhat lacking lately.

So this is what she has posted for this week’s beginner workout that I will be doing.

Beginner:

Warm up with 5 minutes of walking or light jogging

Circuit:

Dumbbell frontal raise (12)

Plie squatwith bicep curl (12)

Medicine ball twist (10 on each side)

Jumping jacks (45 seconds)

Chair squats (12)

hammer curl (10 on each side)

Chair dips (10)

Good mornings (15- instead of holding a barbell, hold a medicine ball at your stomach)

Bent knee leg raises (12)

High knees (1 minutes)

Repeat circuit 2 more times for a total of 3 times. Stretch.

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As you can see I combined the Plie Squat and the Curl together, just as in the intermediate/advanced workout because I wanted it to be a little more challenging for myself.

The whole workout, with quick water breaks and collecting the weights, medicine ball and stretching it took me a total time of 54 minutes and I burnt 372 calories!

Thanks Gina!

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