I hope everybody really enjoyed the holidays!
Its been a while since i’ve checked in so I thought I’d drop in with an update and a recipe 🙂
As soon as school ended for christmas break the man friend and I took off to lovely Nuevo Vallarta for 1 week of eating our faces off, exploring, relaxing and swimming- it was amazing! I have never needed a break more and it felt unbelievable to completely relax and unwind. Since getting home I’ve decided to start a vacay fund so that we might be able to afford a nice trip each year, its always nice to have something to look forward to 🙂
We got back from Mexico right in the middle of the holidays so we followed up Mexico with a lot more relaxing and eating :). We headed up to the man friends parent’s place to have a white christmas! We had a great time catching up, relaxing, reading, playing board games, cards, talking the dog for walks in the snow, eating, more eating and more eating… basically it was a gurreat Christmas.
It was definitely hard to leave because it meant only one thing, back to reality- back to work and school- both of which I thoroughly enjoy, but I would definitely rather be on vacay, what can I say- I’m a lazy girl at heart.
Since getting home, it has definitely taken me a while to get back into the grove, luckily things always seem to move a little bit slower the first week after christmas which gave me a chance to catch up. It definitely helps to have New Years right in the middle of the first week back. This year we decided to take it easy. We got whole foods hot bar (my FAVOURITE), drank kombucha (party animals I know), played scrabble, cuddled with the pup and watched a movie- AKA the best night ever! (yes those are hooded footed pi’s, they are amazing-get them here!)
Apart from work i’ve spent most of my time enjoying the mild weather (sorry easterners) and going on some fantastic runs and hikes with the pup.
As for New Years Resolutions, this year i decided not to go too overboard. I have a few mini goals for each aspect of my life but I decided one overarching resolution was perfect for me. This year I am going to try my hardest at being more balanced in every aspect of my life. Anyone who knows me knows i’m either 110% in or i’m not really interested, there’s no middle ground for me. This obviously needs to change. For me this will hopefully mean balancing my workouts: AKA, not doing cross fit 5-6 times a week plus running 50+km a week, i’m going to try to go to cross fit 3-4 times per week with a few light dog runs thrown in. I’m going to sleep in and relax a bit on Saturdays and Sundays instead of waking up at the crack of dawn to ‘seize the day’, recharging and catching up on sleep is just as important. And i’m really going to try to just go with the flow day to day instead of always having a plan, I could definitely use a little more spontaneity in my life :). Balance is important for all aspects of life, being balanced is being healthy so wish me luck! It will definitely be a challenge for me as i’m a little bit of a control freak but as with all things, if we try hard enough we can make change happen. I hope everyone is off to a great start with their New Years Resolutions!
Now on to the good stuff, my new favourite easy peasy banana cinnamon muffins (paleo, gluten free, dairy free)
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup potato starch (amaranth starch would work as well)
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda and baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 mashed banana
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Mix everything together and scoop into 4 lined muffin tins, bake at 375 for about 20 minutes
Super easy and super yummy 🙂 I also love this recipe because it is automatic portion control (read: I won’t be able to eat a large batch in one sitting-I still have the training wheels on with this whole balance thing but you have to start somewhere right!)
Anyways Hope you all enjoy!