if you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing to do is WAKE UP!

but I’m not a morning person…

Oh my goodness!  The number of times I’ve heard people say “there aren’t enough hours in the day” after hearing them talk about how they got up 5 minutes before they had to leave the house…

Let me tell you…this little life lesson is coming from someone who used to be right there, until recently.  This is my anecdote of how I stopped lying to myself and allowed myself to be a morning person.

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vacation recap! finally!

Oh hey there!

So I’ve been seriously lacking on keeping up with this, I’ve slipped on a few of my goals lately, blogging on a regular basis is one of those!

My last post was about getting ready to go on vacation, and this one will be about that actual vacation!  Yay!  It was such a good time, I never want to come home when I head out west, but who does!?  I could absolutely see myself living out there.  Cost of living is high…but some of the outskirts of Vancouver are a little more affordable, and still connected with transit, so that’s always great.

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getting vacation ready!

So the hubbs and I are getting excited for our vacation coming up at the end of May!  We were trying to figure out what to do, and our anniversary is May 27th so figured we would work something around that.  As we tried to decide what to do and where to go, we decided to turn this vacation into scoping out a place that I have always wanted to call home, and keeping that possibility in mind while we are there.

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getting back on track and staying there with TONE IT UP!

Happy Sunday!!  Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is looking forward to the week ahead!  I’ve just finished some of my meal prepping for the week, as you know that is what Sundays are for! This week and last were a little more specific though…I’ll get to that in a minute.

We are finally getting some nicer weather here in the Toronto area.  Today is a little chilly, and looks like it might be for a few more days, BUT yesterday and Friday were absolutely beautiful!  Happy to be getting back outside for some walks with the hubby.

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sunday = meal prep! black bean + chorizo chilli

As they say: “A Sunday well spent brings a week of content”.

Setting yourself up for the week, when you can, makes a huge difference.  Some people are able to do it all, breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners.  I usually only go so far as to get my lunches ready to go, so I’m not stuck grabbing something quick that leaves me feeling drained by 2pm.

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I have had the idea of starting this blog in my head for probably years!   I have never blogged before and I’ve had this up and ready to go since the beginning of this year, but haven’t had the guts to pull the trigger!  You don’t get anywhere if you stay within your comfort zones! Here it goes!

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