Showing posts from September, 2018

12 week Challenge: Food Prep/ Meal planning

The last time I was on a challenge like this, the meal plans were provided but I struggled with making substitutions because I didn't know what could work for a substitution and some of the meal suggestions were yucky, well not yucky but not to my taste.

This time around we are working with macros, so we can eat the foods we like and build our meal plan that way, but we have to track our macros. Not our calories, but our macros.  So this is a new thing for me, but I was able to go out and shop and now I have meal prepped for the week.  I have a plan for suppers, I have my lunches, breakfasts and snacks packed and my SIX cups of free Veggies.  SIX CUPS!!

I like veggies, but I like veggies and dip and dip is not on the menu! I guess it could be if I watch the sugar content and let it count as a carbohydrate or fat whichever is higher on the nutrition label.... but that seems like a lot of work for so little reward. 

I've figured out my macros for the day will include oatmeal wit…

Books of the Summer

Did you know I love to read books? I

I am a life long reader! Reading is one of my passions, and sometimes I think I should have, and would have gone into publishing if there had been any publishing houses around me! But I didn't and I am teaching which I think is a better fit for me anyways but I am a reader and I will always be a reader! I LOVE books!
I am especially fond of YA books.  So every summer I take a tonne of books from the school library and I go home and read and read and read.  In the picture below you see 13 of the 14 books I chose to read this summer.  I ended up reading 16 books and listening to 3 audio books. To say this was a summer full of reading might be an understatement!  I think I loved all the books I read this summer, definitely there were some I loved more than others, but I loved them all.

I am super glad I found read Philippa Gregory because the book was great and it also gave me the opportunity to have a new series or two to start without searching…

12 week Challenge

I'm actually going to write about this blog before I update all my summer blogs, I just feel like for my success I need to be writing my blog entries on this challenge in a timely manner as it will increase my accountability, and it will hopefully get me back into the habit of writing.

So after leaving you all in the dark, unless you follow me on other social media platforms, of what happened this summer here's a look at what I am going to be doing for the next 12 weeks.

My very good friend Tamara joined Fit Body Boot Camp around 8 months ago, and she's had amazing results, her husband got on board as well and has seen a huge change, he doesn't work out at the gym but does his own workouts at home.  Men don't seem to have the same problems with losing weight that women experience, biology sometimes does not work in our favour ladies.

I considered joining a couple times, but the only time I have been successful, like really successful at losing weight I had done it …