Weekly Eats and Workouts 12/01 + Spill It Sunday #1.


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Good morning! Happy first day of December! The best thing about today? I get to start my advent calender Wink I’m not the only one who still lives for those in December, right?

But today I’m just popping in with my weekly groceries, meal plan and workout recap. I’m also joining up with Arman‘s Spill It Sundays, just in case I don’t talk about myself enough on here Wink



  • spinach
  • kabocha squash
  • orange bell pepper
  • baby carrots
  • green beans
  • bananas

Proteins and Dairy



  • egg whites
  • frozen shrimp
  • chicken drumsticks
  • lean ground beef
  • eggs
  • Chocolate Greek yogurt (I was intrigued!)
  • Spinach and feta chicken sausages



  • Eric’s frozen meals – yay sales!




  • reduced sodium soy sauce
  • whole what bowtie noodles
  • brown rice vermicelli
  • tomato soup
  • diced tomatoes
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • hot dog buns
  • Poutine flavoured chips (sooo intrigued. And clearly Eric’s name is written all over those).
  • bagels
  • tomato soup
  • Caramel & Sea Salt Lindt bar (so excited to eat this)

Weekly Meal Plan


Sunday: pork tenderloin with roasted sweet potatoes and salad
Monday: pancakes and bacon
Tuesday: Skinnytaste’s Cheeseburger Casserole
Wednesday: chicken sausages on a bun with green beans
Thursday: shrimp stirfry
Friday: How Sweet Eat’s Chicken Cheesesteaks
Saturday: date night

Weekly Workouts

Sunday: impromptu day off. I planned on going to a TRX class but we were snowed in, so I turned it into a laze-around-on-the-couch day. I haven’t had a complete rest day like that in ages, so it was pretty awesome.
Monday: Interval Box
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: Yin Yoga
Thursday: full body weights workout
Friday: Step class
Saturday: Extreme Circuit

Spill It Sundays

And now, answering Arman’s questions for the week!

1. What is your cultural background?

On my mom’s side, there’s British, Scottish, Irish and French, and on my dad’s, British and German. I probably identify more with my Scottish background than anything else.

2. What was your most memorable birthday and why?

Hmmm…that’s tough one. 19th birthday was memorable for obvious reasons (yay Canadian legal drinking age!) and I’m pretty sure that my 22nd was memorable, if the pictures I have from that night are any indication…. Wink

3. What is the #1 thing you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

More than anything else, I want to be happy. I have no idea where my life is going…what sort of work I’ll end up doing, where I’ll end up living, when I’ll have kids or how many…but no matter what direction my life goes, I want to be able to look back and say that I lived a thoroughly happy and fulfilling life.

4. What is the stupidist thing you’ve ever done?

Think that I wasn’t good enough. That if I could reach some sort of satisfaction with my physical appearance, everything else would fall into place – I just had to be thin. Clearly, that couldn’t have been further from the truth – I wish that I could go back to my teenage years and tell myself that I was fine just the way I was.

5. Who was your childhood hero?

Kimberly Hart.

Pink Power Ranger

(img source)

I might have been a big Power Rangers fan growing up…

And since we’re supposed to include a selfie:

Butt shot

A repeat of the “I love my butt” shot. Just cause Wink

Have a good Sunday!

<— Who else has an advent calender?

<— When was your last ‘laze-around-on-the-couch’ day?

<— Who was your childhood hero growing up?

<— What meals are you thinking of making this week?


  1. I feel like I had a lazy day on Friday skiing but I haven’t had a total couch day in ages. It’s my goal to fit one in over christmas break. I’m crashing pancake night at your house
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  2. Oh my gosh… Kim! Fellow Power Rangers lover over here But, for obvious reasons, I was more partial to Amy hehe
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  3. I started up my Advent calendar this morning too! I had to split the chocolate with J, which means we each ended up eating what was basically a chocolate chip amount, but hey — it’s the thought that counts And I was completely -obsessed- with Power Rangers when I was younger — I even remember the theme song and everything

    Hope you’re having an amazing Sunday, love
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    • Haha so nice of you to share…I probably wouldn’t have! And now that you mention the theme song, that’s probably going to be stuck in my head for a while…P.S. I’ve seriously considered watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers again, which may end up happening eventually :-p
  4. I want a Lindt Advent calendar so GD bad and I can’t find them in stores! I had a super lazy day yesterday. I was so relaxed after my hot stone massage that I got into bed at 230 & basically stayed lying down ALL DAMN DAY. It was nice. But now my back is sore from lazing around.

    My childhood heroes were Care Bears (I wanted to be Wish Bear) and Ghostbusters.
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    • I remember seeing them in Costco a few months ago – maybe check there? And that day sounds kind of perfect. And I’m trying to picture you as a Care Bear and it’s kind of hilarious…:-p
  5. You’ve inspired me to make a workout plan for the week. I always say I’m going to make a list of the workouts I plan to do but never end up following through (which always hurts me in the long run, I’m sure!) Also, Kimberly (from Power Rangers) was my childhood hero too! I wanted to be her!!
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  6. I think today is going to end up being my lazy on the couch day by default. First of all, I slept in till 11am. Augh!! I’m going to get a good run in, and then laze the rest of the day! What is extreme circuit??
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  7. Poutine flavoured chips sound amazing! Let us know how they work out I have an advent calendar BUT I left it at my parents – will have some tasty catching up to do when I get it!
  8. Oh chocolate greek yogurt! I always make my own – we can not buy it here but I love it so much!!
    I just told Sandro that I am the sadest blogger ever since I seem to be the only on who hasn’t got an advent calendar – maybe I’ll get a delayed one
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  9. What a fun link-up idea! I might have to join the bandwagon next week And Advent Calendars – YES, YES, YES! Kyle makes fun of me because I love them so much – I need to get one out for this year.
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  10. Poutine flavoured chips? you’ll have to tell me what Eric thinks- the poutine connoisseur!

    I completely forgot about power rangers! I loved the blue one and I remember pulling the head off my sister’s pink one’s doll..oops. I have an advent calendar, although if you look at it, you’d think it was December 10th already. They are so small and addictive Our #3 and #4 are so similar- but legal drinking age 19?! wow, we are a boozy bunch here in Aus!
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  11. Could not agree more with #3! and pleeeeease tell me how those chips taste! Late night poutine definitely happened last night….no regrets
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  12. my little taste tester opened his advent calendar today. his is lego and there is a new minifigure to put together each day..pritty cool!

    i don’t know any of the power rangers..but that girl who played kimberly hart is the same girl who played julie on felicity..i loved that show
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  13. I have an advent calendar too. I was so excited to finally start it today. #imanadultiswear

    Woahh I haven’t seen that chocolate Greek yogurt before! Let me know how it is!

    My childhood heroes were the Kratt brothers. I know, I’m a nerd haha.

    This week I’m out for dinner Monday, Friday and Saturday. And for the other days I’m doing falafels and Mexican!

    • They have a chocolate, a caramel, and a cappuccino flavour now! I’m going to have to try them all at some point. And I haven’t had falafel in ages!
  14. Dude! I was THISCLOSE to putting the pink power ranger up for my childhood hero, but when I stumbled over that throwback picture of me in the Howard the Duck costume, I couldn’t resist! Don’t ask me WHY I never dressed up as a power ranger for Halloween! I had some sort of weird fascination with witches (not Wicca) and went as one for like 5 years in a row when I was little! Haha!

    Confession: I’ve never gotten an advent calendar…so yeah, I don’t really understand. But omg, that sea salt caramel bar? Come to mama! If the advent calendar was full of those, I’d totally be one board…and I’d probably eat the entire thing on the first day of the month! Haha!

    Poutine chips?! Omg, Eric’s gonna FREAK!

    • Haha I definitely did the witch costume more than once! And yes, I am excited for that bar! I was looking for the Lindt dark chocolate + sea salt one, and then I spotted that, which clearly won out!
  15. Oh STEP CLASS! MY MAIN FAVE CLASS! How’d you like it?
    I cannot help but LOL at the Spill It Sunday logo. It looks like someone is about to chomp off an ear! I am in love with you for giving a shoutout to my girl Kimberly. She was on my 6th birthday cake (in normal people form aka wearing a pink dress, but also doing a Power Rangers pose) and a magician dressed up as the Pink Ranger came to my birthday party. Yeah, it was fantastic.
    How are the poutine chips?!
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    • I didn’t like step class the first time I took it, but I’ve realized that it takes a really good instructor – now it’s one of my favs! I grew up dancing, so I think I really like the ‘routine’ aspect to it. And my six year old self is incredibly jealous of your six year old self

      The chips are really good! They actually taste a LOT like poutine!

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