Stuffed Red Pepper Sandwich

I used to eat stuffed pepper sandwiches all the time, but completely forgot about it until I came across a picture of one on Instagram. I’ve been eating it on repeat ever since!

I’m not afraid of eating bread (I love sprouted bread and my favourite, favourite brand is Silver Hills because it’s not super dry), but when listening to my body, sometimes I don’t want bread. I love using bell peppers as an alternative for those days! Plus it adds this extra fresh crunch that’s so good!

I sliced the bell pepper in half, scooped out the seeds, spread hummus on one side, and packed it full of nitrate-free turkey, spinach, cucumber, and cheese. That’s it – EZPZ!

Roasted Veggies

This is my FAVOURITE way to eat vegetables! I wouldn’t be able to eat nearly as many as I do if it weren’t for roastin’. They’re super easy, super nutritious, and super tasty! A win-win-win really. My favourite veggies to roast are broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato, and carrots. I actually pretty much throw whatever I have into the oven.

All you have to do is preheat the oven to 375. Cut up whatever veggies you want, and place on the pan. Either spray with cooking spray (coconut and avocado oil are my favourites), or drizzle with melted coconut oil. Then seeeeason the heck out of them. Bake for 40 minutes and ta-dah!

Below are some of my favourites! Trader Joes has a great blend of spices that I use (21 seasoning salute), or I make up my own. I use pink salt, pepper, tumeric (a great anti-inflammatory), a little cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

I sometimes like making my sweet potatoes sweet, rather than savory, and eating them with greek yogurt (this combination is BOMB). In that case, I season them with pink salt and cinnamon.

2017 Goals


I gotta say, I’ve always been against New Years Resolutions. I don’t believe you need to wait for a Monday, or the start of a new month. Every single day is a brand new day. You can start then. From my coaching experience, I found a lot of people started from scratch on Monday. Did great for 2 days, started slipping on Wednesday, and had completely ruined things by Thursday. They then decided to wait until the following Monday to start fresh. It’s a terribly common, and vicious cycle (I’ve totally been there too), and it’s hard to break. I’ve learned to look at every day as a clean slate. Every meal is a new chance to nourish my body, even if my previous meal wasn’t the best. There’s no such thing as a “waste of a workout” or a “ruined” day.

Even though I’m not crazy about waiting to set resolutions, I do like using the New Year as a chance to reflect on the past year and what I’ve accomplished and learned. It’s a chance to learn from mistakes, and re-evaluate where I’m at and what else I’d like to accomplish. Ya feel?

  • Get pregnant again – I’ve been wanting to get pregnant ever since Piper was like 3 months old ha. I don’t think the baby hunger will ever go away.
  • Improve my chin ups and pull ups – I was working on this goal right when I got pregnant with Piper, so I want to finish where I left off.
  • Get certified to teach another fitness class – I love spin, but I want to add something else into the mix. I’m thinking Barre maybe?
  • Release a pregnancy and postpartum workout guide – the pregnancy one should be ready to be released next week (yahoo), and then I’ll start working on the postpartum one!

What are you going to accomplish this 2017??

Dealing with the holidays

I wrote a little about this topic here, but since Christmas is at the end of this week (yayyyyy), I wanted to

#1 Enjoy yourself

Don’t beat yourself up about not eating super clean for a few days. The holidays come around once a year. Once. Just like a few healthy meals won’t help you get closer to your goals, a few unhealthy meals won’t suddenly destroy them. It’s not about how you occasionally eat. It’s about what you do most of the time.

#2 Plan ahead

While I’m definitely a little more relaxed during the holidays, I still don’t want to go buck wild. Although I love treats and good food, I feel so much better when I’m exercising and fueling my body well. In order to enjoy myself, but not go craaaazy and make myself sick, I plan ahead. Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch are typically the big meals in my family, and I plan on getting down with all of the good stuff. With that, I know I can start both days off with a good, healthy breakfast. I can drink a ton of water and stay well hydrated. Think about when you’re going to not worry so much about nutrition, and make an effort to get in some good nutrients during the other meals.

#3 Stay active

I 100% don’t believe that you need to “earn” your food. Exercise never cancels out what you eat. I think that is an incredibly unhealthy way of viewing food. Food is fuel and we need it regardless of if we exercised or not. However, remaining active over the holidays helps me stay on track. I feel better and I always make better eating choices when I work out because I want to keep that “good” feeling around. We are celebrating Christmas with my family this year, but are then going to Arizona for a week. I won’t have my normal schedule or resources, so I plan on doing a lot of at home workouts (you can find a few of my favourites under the “fitness” tab at the top).

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, YOU GUYS!!! Enjoy the holidays and don’t stress out. Eat the good food, but also be sure to get in the actual good food too!

7 Months of Piper

It’s been 7 months of non-stop worrying and exhaustion, but it’s by far been the best 7 months of my life. I feel so lucky and blessed to be Piper’s mum.


Piper started crawling a couple of weeks ago and it’s SO.DANG cuuuuuute! She moves her arms faster than her legs, so she’s a little wonky haha,  but she’s got it down!

She’s also  pulling herself up on everything, and wants to explore every single inch of the house. She’s a lot more fun to play with, but I have to watch her every second because she’s into everything and falls a lot, so I’m finding it harder and harder to get things done.


She’s learned how to clap and claps after she does pretty much everything now ha. I’m trying to teach her baby sign language, like “more” and “all done”, but I’m not sure if she quite grasps it yet. Whenever I sign “more”, she just starts clapping ha….so it’s going well.


She totally digs meat. She’ll eat pretty much everything (expect bananas? ha) but she starts kicking her legs and clapping when we feed her meat. Chick’s working on her gains already.


As far as my postpartum recovery, I feel like I’m pretty much back to normal now. My skin is definitely stretchier around my stomach still, but it’s tightening up all the time so I’m sure it’ll continue to tighten up. If not, hey extra skin = more to love.

Leg Workout

I tried posting this video on my Instagram last night, but I am having so many issues with it right now and posts keep deleting. Ugh. I’m going to kill someone soon.

I started with a 20 min lower body HIIT, followed by lower body weights. I like throwing in plyometric type exercises during my workout because it’s good for leaning the legs, getting the heart rate up, and making me sweeeeeat.

LOWER BODY HIIT: 40 seconds work, 20 seconds rest. Rest 60 seconds in-between circuits.

Circuit 1: repeat 3x

  • Kettlebell swings
  • Weighted lateral squats
  • Reverse lunge to front kick

Circuit 2: repeat 3x

  • double pulse squat jumps
  • figure 8 lunges
  • squat pulses

 

 

Friday Favourites

Happy Fridayyyyy! It’s finally December which means this weekend will *hopefully* be jam packed with all things Christmas! We’ve also somehow managed to do 90% of our Christmas shopping already, which never happens!! So that’s weird.

Anyway, enough riff raff. Here’s some favourite things as of late. I’m sharing these things because, in some way, they are helping me sustain a healthy lifestyle, and I hope they do the same for you!!

Stasher Bag


I had been eyeing Stasher bags for a while ever since I discovered them on Instagram, and I finally got some! They are a non-plastic bag that are dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe! You can also steam food in them which I think is super cool! (No I’m not being paid to promote them, although I should be because I think I’m doing a GR8 job). I’ve been using them for snacks for Piper (like sweet potato fries, avocado, etc.), and snacks for me because #breastfeeding. I’ve also thrown bits and bobs into them like sanitizer, tissues, etc. and carry it in my diaper bag so things stay organized. They’re so versatile!

Siggi’s


If you follow me on the Instas (which I’m guessing you probs do if you’re here), you might have noticed that I eat a lot of Siggi’s. I think I’ve mentioned them before, because this is my FAVOURITE brand of yogurt. First and foremost, check the labels on some various yogurts next time you’re at the store. They are LOADED with added sugar – it’s insane! When I was a Freshman, I used to eat strawberry yoplait and a nature valley granola bar for breakfast in the morning, AND I THOUGHT I WAS BEING HEALTHY. Oh young, idiotic Becky. Little did I know I was consuming a butt load of sugar. The reason I eat Siggi’s is because it’s a) packed with protein b) the dairy comes from grass-fed cows (aka you’re not eating food from a sick animal that’s been pumped with hormones) and b) low in sugar and no preservatives. I buy it from Sprouts and Smiths.

Spin Playlist

The spin class I teach was cancelled this week, but I might still do a spin workout by myself either today or tomorrow.

  • Starboy – The Weeknd
  • The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
  • You’re Such A – Hailee Steinfeld
  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Hands to Myself – KANDY Remix – Selena Gomez, KANDY
  • Holy Grail – Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake
  • Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
  • S&M – Rihanna
  • NO – Meghan Trainor
  • A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • Pump It – The Black Eyed Peas
  • Chains – Nick Jonas
  • Wildfire – Westward the Wide
  • Rollercoaster – Bleachers