Hey guys! Wednesday...half way through the week once again and feeling good (how about you?)! It's been another full week but a good one so far. Today I thought I'd share a few honest struggles and successes as well as some inspiration in the food and fitness realm...Hope you enjoy!

Food-spiration!

  • I've really been trying to work on eating clean the last few weeks, but for some reason, ever since I started focusing on it, I've been going nuts in the kitchen! Everyone has those moments, and on occasion I really don't worry about it, but after two weeks of eating a bowl of ice cream AND wine AND maybe a cookie in the same night and then making lacklustre choices the next day, I know I need to reign it in. It happens, but I've been trying to eat better (and, quite frankly, just less - it's more of a portion/snacking thing than going overboard on ice cream and wine ;) ) and it's been a struggle.
  • Part of the eating issue? Just getting home late from work and therefore nibbling upon arriving home before dinner's made. Mikey and I made a great meat sauce for our whole wheat spaghetti last night (I mainly had it over spinach and broccoli slaw with some goat cheese!) but didn't eat until after 8 pm. Late nights are tough, I tell you! But it was fun to cook together and enjoy some healthy, home-cooked food too!
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On the "eating better" theme, here are a few recipes I want to try:

Source: powercakes.net via Bonnie on Pinterest

Source: purelytwins.com via Bonnie on Pinterest

Source: stuftmama.com via Bonnie on Pinterest

Delicious! Love the real foods that are used to make some tasty treats - and notice none of them are salads or meals. Just not what I've been feeling lately! At least if I'm going to make something sweet it will be lower on the carb scale, higher on the protein one, and less on the portions, right? Baby steps. ;)

Fit-spiration!

I've been running and enjoying good workouts (but remember, what you eat "counts more" for fitness and staying lean than just moving! Careful to not do like me this last week: over-estimate your calorie burn and under-estimate your calorie consumption!). I went to bed Sunday night feeling inspired to get up earlier than I needed to and get my run on. 8 miles later, I was a happy girl!

8 mileI had a few unexpected cancellations at the gym later and was left with a good break, so I busted out 3 quick rounds of my Kettlebell Countdown workout and was d.o.n.e done! Love this quick but challenging workout and finished just under 29 minutes this time.

Boom

Yesterday I tried a very challenging and amazing workout thanks to the ever-hardcore Courtney (seriously - have you seen this girl? I'm admittedly a lurker - I read her blog, see her workouts in awe, but don't often comment - I should more though because she blows me away!).

Source: petiteathleat.blogspot.ca via Bonnie on Pinterest

 

This.was.tough. I modified the weights to fit me (definitely not as strong or as experienced with the Olympic lifts as she is) and loved it, finishing in 38 minutes. Killer workout!

Sweat

Who knows what today holds? I'm thinking a good run to give my muscles a break from yesterday's great workout. We'll see! Either way, I'm going to make it my aim to eat clean and train dirty (an overused phrase in the healthy living blogging community, but man does it ever inspire me!).

I leave you with a few more inspirational phrases from my finds on Pinterest - feel free to follow me as I "pin" other great recipes, workouts and inspiration from all sorts of places!

Pin-spiration!

Source: youtube.com via Bonnie on Pinterest

Source: pfitblog.com via Bonnie on Pinterest

 

Source: tumblr.com via Bonnie on Pinterest

Happy Wednesday! Have a great day and I'll catch you guys on the flip side. As always, live well & be well,

Bonnie

 

17 Comments
  1. July 25, 2012 at 05:15
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    Love this post Bonnie. Thanks for putting my dip on there. :) Oh man, yeah that workout looks like a tough one. Holy moly. And darn it, life just gets hectic like that sometimes. It definitely catches up with us. Hugs to you friend!

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:03
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      Thanks! Hugs right back, Kristen!

  2. July 25, 2012 at 05:52
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    Bwhahahaha! i love that sexy east ecard. Brilliant. :) I've make Kasey's pumpkin power roll before and loved it. I'm sure this chia jam one is fab too!

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:03
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      Brilliant! Yes. :)

  3. July 25, 2012 at 09:55
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    oooh Im stealingborrowing your workout from yesterday. (THANK YOU HARDCORE COURT!) it's all the stuff I love to...DISLIKE ;) and yeah Im sure Ill be modifying too....

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:03
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      haha - go for it, Miz!

  4. July 25, 2012 at 11:55
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    oh i love all these. the twins cake looks so good. and courtneys workouts! you are my FAITH-spiration.

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:02
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      Wow - what a kind and encouraging word to get - thanks for your thoughtful note, Lindsay! :D

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:02
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      Awww! Thanks for the kind words, Lindsay!

  5. July 25, 2012 at 12:59
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    Yowzer looks like a killer workout and I love that last ecard. I've seen it around on pinterest and it always makes me giggle

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:02
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      haha - me too!

  6. July 25, 2012 at 13:47
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    I keep seeing the powercakes and I want to try making one! I also JUST came across that chia seed recipe today and it's on my "Must Make Soon" list.

  7. July 25, 2012 at 16:19
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    Ooh, I want a report on those blueberry lemon chia square thingies when you make them.

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:01
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      Yes! I'll let you know if I make them!

  8. July 25, 2012 at 16:43
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    You're always such an inspiration to me and it's nice to see that you have the same weakness with food - we're both going to conquer that one! I hope you have a wonderful run - love seeing those smiling photos of you out running in nature. :)

    • July 27, 2012 at 19:01
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      Oh yeah - we'll tackle this thing together, that's for sure! I for sure know how you're feeling - we're on the same page with a lot of things (food, James, etc!)...glad we can support each other.

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