Having a bed and a closet to put your clothes in is luxury I previously took for granted.
Things have a funny way of working out. I definitely make the decisions, but the universe still nudges me around.
Gaining weight is not the end of the world when trying to maintain a weight loss. But when you’ve been maintaining for so long, trying to lose again sucks.
There is a very real possibility that this healthy living blog will exclusively turn into a waffle blog.
I spent years being sleep deprived when an eye mask was all I needed. I now sleep close to 9 hours a night in utter darkness.
There is such a thing as too much bacon.
I shouldn’t feel pressure to blog every single day, nor should I. In order to blog about my life, I have to live it :)
I am a nerd of epic proportions, proved by squealing with delight at Harry Potter props with 13-year-olds.
This country girl may have a bit of a city girl in her.
It’s possible to wake up one day and be living the life you always wanted.
Marshmallow fluff makes the world go round.
Kensington Market eludes me.
Getting paid to meet wonderful people and put them through workouts is amazing.
I have a lot more drive and energy than I ever gave myself credit for.
It’s really important to actively stay in touch with people. Old friends, new friends, relatives. Don’t always count on others to make the connection.
Pitas make the best easy pizza crust. No, really.
I’m finally in a place where I can go out to bars with people, stay sober, and still have tons of fun. It’s taken a long time to get here.
No matter where I am or what I’m doing, I can always find a sense of comfort.
Going to bed last night, I looked up and spotted the moon through my skylight. I spent a long time looking at it, just as I did as a little girl while sitting on my bedroom window seat. I think it would be so easy for me to feel an overwhelming sense of drowning in this big new city. But my heart is so full, my eyes so wide, and my mind so peaceful. Following my gut was the best thing I ever did.
Question of the Day: What did you learn in July?
Meditating at 5am is only fun when you’re not wishing you were asleep instead.
Protein before bed is the secret to waking up with no belly pouf (for me!). No matter how weird the combination may seem.
Soy protein powder, cocoa powder, stevia, vanilla extract, coconut, almond milk.
I am head over heels for yoga. Even though I curse myself for going during the sun salutations, I always leave with a dopey grin on my face.
Earthquakes happen in Ottawa!!
There is no sense in getting mad at myself for getting up at an ungodly hour to eat breakfast, then go back to bed. If it helps me sleep, so let it be.
I still have a lot to learn about this world.
I still have a lot to learn about myself.
Bloggers are some of the best people I know.
I reallyreally like baking.
And I might even be good at it.
Not to mention, it makes for excellent therapy when I need to take a time-out from life.
I am a hopeless optimistic. I cling on to the idea that things will always work out in the end.
I’m kinda outdoorsy!!
I still don’t have a handle on how to deal with my anxiety disorder. I’m oblivious as to whether it’s something I can cure by finding the source of it, or if it’s something I’ll just need to manage for the rest of my life…
The Queen of England is just an 84-year-old woman who shouldn’t have to walk and shake people’s hands anymore. She should be doing old-people yoga with my Nana.
I left something in the mountains. I think I may have to go back and find it.
Even after living with someone for 10 years, sometimes you need to learn how to live with them all over again.
I’m thankful my family loves me enough to have me around :)
I MISS THIS NOSE.
I am way more scared than I admit about moving to Toronto. Thankfully, I’m also a hopeless optimistic. Tonight, I zip up my suitcases for the last time, and tomorrow I will unpack them for good :)
Question of the Day: What did you learn in June?
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