Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

A Waffle Wednesday Giveaway!!

I have a spectacular post in store for you today.

First and foremost the BIG NEWS.

You ready??


I passed my personal training exam!!

I am now a certified personal trainer.


Even more – I got 93%

Just 0.5% less than my written exam ;)

How I did this is beyond me. I should explain I suffer from major performance anxiety. I’m the girl who dropped classes that had presentations in the syllabus. When I saw my Personal Training Specialist course included a one-hour practical exam, I seriously considered not doing it. Instead, I did what I do best. Ignored it and pushed it to the back of my brain.

Unfortunately, the day still came. One thing that really attracted me to personal training is that it’s one-on-one. I’m good at that. But the idea of going through an hour-long session with an instructor watching me like a hawk sent the anxiety rushing through my veins.

Today I sent my mom a text: "”I’m freaking out!! Worst idea ever :(“

She immediately called to give me a pep talk. She told me to keep my weaknesses in check (I’m a mumbler) while playing up my strengths. She knows I’m good at putting people at ease, and told me to be my genuine self.

That’s exactly what I did! (thanks mom) I got docked marks on a few nitpicky things, but my instructor said I aced it based on my enthusiasm, attentiveness and communication with the client. I am thrilled beyond words. I feel like I can really do this PT thing now :D

Anyways, all that aside, I am still moving this week. Phew!

As I was packing yesterday, I found an old teddy bear I’ve had since the age of four. Freddy the Teddy (I was a clever child). Finding him brought back a slew of childhood memories and I couldn’t bare to cram him back into storage.

Now I have two teddy bears :)


The money shot!


Aahhh, I’ve been trying to catch Archie yawning since he got here. Animals yawning are so cute :)

I awoke this morning after having a strange and vivid dream. My mother’s house had been overtaken by cats, and then I almost burned it down. What on earth does that mean??

I needed waffles to soothe my subconscious.


A wafflewich made with two Nature’s Path Pomegranate Waffles, one fried egg, smoked salmon and pure maple syrup. An amazing combination of flavours. 


And the mandatory citrus on the side.


On my Favourite Food Pairings post, Lara said hers was eggs + citrus. I would have to agree. What is it about eggs that makes me crave oranges??


Now, for the really good stuff.

It’s no secret that I love waffles. It’s a love that goes way back to the days of Eggos before elementary school, covered in real butter and Aunt Jemima. Clearly, I’ve matured plenty over the years, celebrating Waffle Wednesday every week. My first appliance upon moving into my current (soon to be old) apartment was even a belgian waffle maker.

I feel bad though. Every Wednesday, after devouring my latest batch of protein waffles, I get comments from my bloggie friends, saying they wished they had a waffle maker. If only I could spread the waffle wealth!

Enter: CSN stores.

Many of you in the blog world have probably already stumbled across this website. They seriously carry everything, from counter stools to pot racks.

When I was contacted by CSN about doing a review or giveaway, I was overwhelmed. Too much to choose from. I didn’t need or want anything extra because I’m moving halfway across the country. And what on earth could I give away that would make sense on my blog??

Then I found it.

Chef's Choice 8300100 - International WafflePro Taste /Texture Select Classic Belgian Waffle Design

The Chef’s Choice International WafflePro.

Finally, a Wednesday where I can actually share my waffles :)


To win this, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post. That’s it! It’s open to everyone. To make it as fair as possible, I will not be responding to comments in this post – I’ll draw a random comment next Wednesday, May 12 at 8pm EST.

A special thank you to CSN for hosting this giveaway :)

And an even bigger thank you to everyone out there in blog world and real world who has been SO supportive throughout all my endeavours. Sometimes I get people telling me I inspire them, but in all honesty, you inspire me. <3