Daily Archives: May 21, 2010

Flashback Friday – Babies!!

Happy Friday friends!! A special happy long-weekend to my Canadian friends ;) Oh wait. Do you UK or Australian folk celebrate Victoria Day too? Here in Canada we call it “May Two-Four Weekend.” As in, it’s the weekend everyone goes to the cottage for the first time and drinks a 24 pack of beer. Myself included ;)


Last night I dreamt I was giving a personal training session to some stranger at an unknown gym. The dream felt like it was an hour long while I took her through the whole session. Weird.


Thankfully, I did not wake up ready to gnaw my arm off at 7am like I have previously all week. So today I took the time to whip up some dairy-free protein pancakes.

  • 1/4 cup unflavoured soy protein powder
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp Benefibre
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • lots of shakes of cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (not dairy IMO!)
  • 1/2 unsweetened vanilla almond breeze

I sprinkled one tablespoon each of flaked coconut and walnut pieces on top of the pancakes while cooking. They turned out so fluffy!!!


I of course do not drizzle mine with syrup. Nope. I am a strict dipper. No soggy pancakes here.


I think this may be my new favourite pancake recipe. I’ll be sure to put a recipe page up soon :)

After breakfast I went to step class with my mom. It wasn’t a Les Mills class, so it was fun to learn some new steps! We then met up with her life partner Mark (boyfriend?) and did a 30-minute power walk along the Majestic Peticodiac River. Anyone who knows Moncton will know that the “majestic” part is a joke. It was a beautiful day out, and I must say, plain ole’ walking is my favourite way to enjoy nice weather!!


Flashback Friday – Babies!!

I grew up in a family of three girls. Suffice it to say each of us are quite different from one another. We all share the same sense of humour, but each have our own unique and individual traits.

We also all look different. I’ve heard my share of “postman jokes” regarding my mother’s fidelity :P

My oldest sister, Sara, is known as The Bald One.

This is no insult to her. Being a born redhead, she didn’t start to grow any noticeable hair until she was 3-years-old. All her baby pictures are of this cute little girl with just a few wee red hairs poking out the top.

My middle sister, Jane, has always been known as The Cute One.

You can’t argue with it, Jane was one freakin’ cute baby. Big blue eyes with long eyelashes and a mop of platinum blonde hair. As she grew into a toddler, her hair turned curly and she was just like a little cherub :)

But me, the youngest? What was I?

I was The Fat One.

You guys, I was one morbidly obese baby. Totally off the Baby BMI Scale :P

My mother claims my chub was 100% breast milk, down to the last ankle and wrist roll.

Somewhere along the way, I did thin out. I had a little pot belly as a toddler, and was a pretty skinny kid. But I think it’s safe to say, I was born with a love for food and eating ;)


Seriously, I am laughing right now just looking at these pictures. There is something so endearing about a fat baby, kinda like a fat cat ;)


I’m really excited because this weekend, I’ll be at my family cottage with “The Bald One.” Sister Sara is flying in tonight and we’re off to the Nova Scotia countryside for the long weekend.


It is unarguably the greatest place on Earth.

While I’m in the middle of nowhere opening up the cottage, I’ve scheduled two more posts from the Blogger Interview Series. Seriously good stuff to take you through the weekend, definitely worth checking out.

Also, if you’re in need of some weight lifting info – head on over to Hallie’s blog for my epic guest post on designing full-body workouts!

I also updated my About page if you’re interested :)

I’ll be back Monday with pics from the cottage, see ya then!!



Question of the Day: Do you have siblings? How are you alike or different? Sara is definitely the motherly eldest child, while Jane is the easy-going middle child. I of course am the spoiled baby ;) We also now have four younger step-sisters and a step-brother all between the ages of 12 and 16!