Recipe: Green Nourishment Smoothie

Here’s a new green smoothie recipe for you. If you’re new to adding greens to your smoothies, start with a little and work your way up over time. I’m way ahead of my husband in this category. As he put it, “This is good, but more of a sipper than a gulper.” Ha! Well that’s…

Food Combined Meal Ideas 2

I am happy to say I was much more diligent about taking photos of our properly food combined meals this week. Above: Protein: Bar B Q’d chicken thighs. We had Greek, vindaloo, and Korean BBQ flavours. Roasted veggie fries and broccoli coleslaw. I will be posting my recipe for the veggie fries, they turned out…

Accepting a “new normal.”

I’d gotten it figured out, you know. Finally found that thing, that thing that worked, that thing I’d stuck with. CrossFit. . .. And then a pandemic came along and, well, I usually sabotage myself when I’m feeling successful at getting to a workout routine, but I wasn’t expecting Covid-19. Was anybody? Of course not….

Food Combined Meal Ideas

A couple of posts ago, I shared that we are taking food combining quite seriously in our home. And, as promised, I said I was going to post some meal ideas. I thought the easiest way to do this would be to keep track of what we eat each week and post some of our…

The Value of a Pause Before a Meal

Pay attention for the next few meals how you eat. Is your body actually hungry? Do you use smell a delicious meal or piece of cut fruit before you eat it? Are your eyes tantalized by the colours on your plate, or maybe a well-thought presentation? How does your meal taste on your tongue? Do…

Food combining, isn’t that a fad diet?

One of the items on the list of 10 components of a healthy diet is food combining. As I study, several of my textbooks reference the importance of food combining on our digestive system which has a direct affect on our health. Some of you may have heard of Suzanne Somer’s “Somersizing”… she was food…

Tip: sticking to a gym schedule

I’ve said already that one of the reasons that drew me to checkout CrossFit is that you need to register for classes. It forces me to check my schedule each week and book in my sessions. Typically, I have a regular schedule as I prefer routine, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and now I add in a…

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Salad Dressing

You read that right. Chocolate on salad? Yes! I was introduced to Torino Chocolate Dark Balsamic Vinegar and Blood Orange Infused Olive Oil at my local oil and vinegar specialty store, Prairie Oils & Vinegars in Steinbach [Canada]. If you live in the area check them out! Wonderful customer service. Or stop by your local…

It’s a brain game

When talking to my friends/family about CrossFit lately, I’ve been repeating, “It’s a brain game,” as part of my description. I think that’s one of CrossFit’s secrets of success – tricking the mind. There are two ways I’ve noticed this: First, there’s my own personal transition in my thinking. Seven weeks ago, I’d look at…

I beat my odds! A CrossFit journey.

Well first off, Happy New Year, everyone! I do hope your holiday season was safe and filled with good memories. My biggest hindrance to keeping up a gym schedule is a break in routine. Often, I can be amazing at keeping at it until 1) Christmas break 2) Spring Break 3) Summer break or 4)…