Wednesday, 2 January 2013


**UPDATE** This is a re-post of my Goal List from the beginning of the year! Updates/Additions are in red...and new goals added at the bottom!

EVERY year I make myself resolutions and EVERY year I forget them because a) there are so many of them and b) I never write them down.

THIS YEAR, all that will change (hopefully). I have decided I will not call them resolutions. They will be GOALS and I am splitting them up into  categories: Physical/Mental Goals, Financial Goals, Work Goals & Miscellaneous. Then, I will make a plan for how to accomplish these's one thing to say it, it's another to actually DO it

Physical/Mental Goals:
  • Run a 1/2 Marathon
    • Run is booked for April 21st, 2013 - DONEEEEEEEE and you can read about it HERE
  • Cross Train my Workout
    • Zumba, Running & Tabata - DOING!
  • Meditate/Yoga once a week to calm my mind & stretch my muscles
    • This will be my new Saturday morning routine- Have done once...damn Yoga is hard. My brain does NOT want to relax
  • Add more Fruits and Vegetables to my diet
    • Make more meal plans for each week and incorporate more veggies/fruits into snacks - eh...somewhat done. Trying to eat more veggies at each meal
  • Reach my Goal/Healthy Weight of 150lbs
    • I have re-joined WW...I have lost weight on this before (and kept it off) so I am going to try again-Re-opened. Have since gained the weight back and working through that
  • De CLUTTER the apartment
    • J and I are making plans every weekend to attack a certain part of the apartment to purge - We moved! So that fixed that!
Financial Goals:
  • Pay off any left over VISA/School Debt
    • Automatically comes out of each pay cheque. Leaving ONE VISA at home so it does not get used, and keeping one in my wallet for emergency only- work in progress
  • Save for a Trip in the summer (We're thinking of road tripping EAST)
    • Also comes out of each of our pay cheques and into a savings account - went away to Philly & Washington instead in the spring. Summer trip is unlikely, looking for a new apartment instead
    • Went to Montreal for our 1 year anniversary!
  • Save for at least 1/2 a house down payment 
    • Ditto above- Opened our RSP's so sort of starting to save for a house this way
    • Not quite, but getting there
  • Budget more carefully
    • Have a spreadsheet laid out for what comes out of each cheque and what money goes where We've had a few hiccups, but overall, we're getting there
Work Goals:
  • Reach 25,000 Fans on our page
  • Become more organized so less gets missed/forgotten 
    • Read Dad's book to learn more
  • Personal goal I know about but not going to put here 
  • Learn to play ONE new song on the Piano
    • Song: NEW SONG: To a Wild Rose - half of song learned!
  • Keep a Memory Jar
    • Has been made & started  - have fallen behind in putting memories in, but will re-start this
  • Get a Library Card and start going to the Library! - LOVE THE LIBRARY! New fave place on earth!
    **NEW GOALS for the rest of 2013**

    • FIND A NEW HOME - preferably with a backyard for our Mollycakes
    • Run another half marathon - why? Good question...mostly because I want to capture that feeling that I had last time after I finished...pure amazingness
    • Start selling my treats and baked goods at craft fairs/farmers markets etc. while also communicating my message of enjoying food & being healthy at the same time
    • Develop this this blog & my facebook page into more of a community/space for exercise hating people like me 
    • Run a Colour Run - because it looks like an awesome good time, I mean, look at that...SO COOL!
    • Continue to save for a vacation, but more likely to happen near the holidays
    • Get my handsome hubby out running with me and Molly
      • He has the highlighter yellow shoes, now we just need to hit the road!
    Here we gooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Tuesday, 1 January 2013

    Running to Bake Recipe Box

    Looking for a particular recipe? Maybe just looking for a little inspiration? Here is everything I've posted about, categorized by meal type!

    The PERFECT Brunch Menu
    Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Blender Muffins
    Homemade Granola Bars 
    Sour Cream Pancakes (a favourite of mine!)
    Reverse Chocolate Chip Pancakes
    Maple Struesel Pumpkin Bread
    {Paleo} Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
    Kitchen Sink Apple & Banana Bread
    Apple Cinnamon Scones
    {Clean Eating} Protein Power Bars
    Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones
    {Cleaned Up} Banana Muffins
    Apple Crumble Muffins
    Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Blender Muffins
    Change your Morning Coffee

    ULTIMATE Healthified Buffalo Chicken Dip 
    Mom's Famous Pizza Dip 

    Lunch & Dinner
    Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers (most popular recipe!)
    Hot & Zesty Ceaser Oven Fries
    Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken
    Jalapeno Popper Chicken
    One Pot Baked Ziti
    Super Easy Pizza Dough
    {Clean Eating} Honey Lime Chicken
    Healthified Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
    Ranch Lover's Potato & Leek Soup

    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
    Peanut Butter & Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips  
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 
    Twix Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Mini Egg Shortbread Cookies
    The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Kit Kat Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies
    DIY Oreo Cookies
    Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Bars
    Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Sweet Treats
    Banana Blondies with Brown Sugar Frosting
    Cake Batter Cinnamon Buns
    Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
    Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge
    No Bake Chocolate & Peanut Butter Clusters
    Ooey Gooey Butter Bars
    {Gluten Free} Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies
    Flourless Chocolate Cake
    The BEST Brownies Ever!
    Ooey Gooey Caramel Cheesecake Brownies
    Cake Batter Truffles
    Healthi(er) Baked Doughnuts 
    Oreo Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce
    Salted Caramel Hand Pies
    Mini Red Velvet Oreo Cheesecakes
    Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls
    {Clean Eating} Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

    Salted Chocolate Caramel Bark
    Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark
    Homemade Potato Chips
    Homemade Caramel Corn
    {Clean Eating} Cranberry & Toasted Almond Clusters
    {Clean Eating} Roasted Chickpeas
    Salt & Balsamic Vinegar Kale Chips
    Homemade Granola Bars

    Holiday Baking
    Candy Cane Fudge
    Eggnog Truffles
    Candy Cane Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
    {Copycat} Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
    Candy Cane Oreo Pretzel Bark

    Super Easy Bread Dough & Buns 
    {For the Dog} Homemade Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Puppy Treats
    Dill Pickle Soup