Friday Features

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New post on the new blog today!

 

Friday Features showcases some of the stuff I loved and/or loved doing this week.

 

Come check it out! http://www.exsloth.com/friday-features-1/ 

 

It’s Here!

*happy dances*

The new site is officially up and running 🙂 ! You can find it at www.exsloth.com

Head over and take a look! Not much is different right now except for the look and feel but there will be new things is store starting from TOMORROW!

p.s. I’m working on getting subscriptions moved over to the new site but feel free to subscribe again!

Happy Exploring! 😀

Giselle

 

New things on the way!

Hey Everybody!

Thought you’d never hear from me again huh?
Well never fear! I am here! (rhyming not intentional lol)

So anyway…Where was I for the last couple weeks?…In my head.

I spent the break between the summer and fall semesters thinking seriously about the direction I want the things in my life – school, career, fitness, blog etc. – to go and I had some hard decisions to make.

When I first started this blog back in January I had no idea what I was doing and what was in store for me. Over the past months I’ve come to realize that for me, blogging is hard work. It isn’t just about jotting down my thoughts or my daily activities and hitting publish. I want to write things that people want to read. That will inspire or motivate people to do something – run, lift, eat healthy, work harder or even just smile more.

So when I have nothing to say, I say nothing…hence the absences.

About a month ago I decided I needed a plan. I when into this without the proper know-how and I needed to rectify that. Enter: BLOG SCHOOL!

Yes there is a school for bloggers *happy dance*. I deliberated for a while on whether or not to take the plunge and didn’t officially sign up until the night before registration closed, of course (Procrastination: 1Trillion; Giselle: 0).

Anyway, the point of this post is to ask you to bear with me while I continue to make changes to the blog, facebook page etc..

My first step will be to switch my blog over to a self hosted site so I may continue to be scarce in the coming weeks.

I’ll most likely be posting about my first 5K soon, but if I don’t I’ll see you on the other side…hopefully reorganized, relevant and read-worthy!

XOXO Giselle

p.s. as always I leave you with a little motivation:

progress is impossible with change

Sunday Breakfast: Turkey Bacon Egg Muffins

Hey y’all!

Got a great breakfast recipe for you this morning! It’s perfect for a lazy Sunday morning but you can also make it the night before and refrigerate. Gotta love versatility 😀

Turkey Bacon Egg Muffins

Turkey Bacon Egg Muffins

Ingredients

  • 5 strips turkey bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped veges
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used extra old cheddar)
  • 3 large eggs
  • black pepper, pepper flakes, garlic powder to season eggs

Directions

  1. Slice turkey bacon into small pieces (about 1/2 inch wide) and brown in a pan on medium heat
  2. In another pan, saute veges on high heat until tender
  3. Whisk together eggs, cheeses, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl
  4. Divide veges and turkey bacon into 6 lined muffin tins, filling each about half way
  5. Spoon egg mixture on top of veges and bacon
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 375° for 35 – 40 minutes

Nom Nom Nom 😀

Happy Eating!

My First 5K!

Hey y’all!

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write a proper post. I’ve had exams for the last 2 weeks and although I wasn’t doing work every second of every day I couldn’t do much more than post some semi-daily fitspiration :(.

But exams are over – whoop whoop *happy dance* – and my time is once again my own! 😆

exams over

Anyway, on to the topic of today’s post!

Since I started running last month, I’ve only been out a few times but I  got bit by the running bug for sure!

I really enjoy running while I’m running and immediately after. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to convince myself I don’t like it when I no longer have those lovely exercise endorphins zinging through my veins. For some reason, making the decision to get outside and run is a bit harder than deciding to go to the gym…go figure.

Every blog post or article I’ve read about motivation for new runners lists signing up for a race as a pretty big motivator. Since most of the writers are fitness professionals of some sort, I figure they know what they’re talking about lol. So last night I signed up for my first 5K!

I chose Color Me Rad, Waterloo for a few reasons:

  1. The race is actually in Waterloo. I know myself. Travelling to Toronto or some other city to run a 5K would be a serious hassle for me! I’m strange about stuff like that lol.
  2. I have friends running the race with me. Nothing motivates me more than a little friendly competition, so I’ll definitely bring my A-game to this race!
  3. It’s a fun race! I mean who wouldn’t want to get hit by coloured cornstarch while running in the streets. It’s as close to J’Ouvert (Trini reference) as I can get in Canada in October so I’m not gonna complain! lol

colour me rad

I’m really excited about this 5K and I’m planning to set some goals for the big day!  I’ll put them up as soon as I figure them out myself! 😀

Anyhoo, happy Saturday and enjoy your weekend!