44 days.. Yep I cant believe it! So what have you been doing with your time? Hmmmm well.. Im going to be super honest some days I have been so productive and others, well I don’t think I’ve had this much sleep in years put it that way lol!!
But here is the thing, its OK!! Nobody can recommend how you should feel or what you should or shouldn’t be doing with everything going on. No one has been though something like this before.
My biggest thing I can say to anyone on how to live life though this is this try and stay consistent. Try and keep on a routine. Put on your makeup, do your hair, exercise , prep meals try and keep some normal. If a lazy day comes along take it and just like staying on a diet or meal plan get back on your routine the next day and move on! Don’t dwell on it.
My first ever face time Photoshoot yep just as it sounds.. Factime is on with the phographer and shes shooting thought the phone!! How to social distance and create at its finest! We wanted to create light of the “Person working from home on quarantine ” LOL!! Comfy in my http://www.straptapparel.com shorts while looking like business as usual, little did the boss see wine in my mug on the desk instead of java hahah
Anyways that totally brighten my spirits and made my day the photographer the lovely Kate Jensen photography from Calgary alberta !! Shes fantastic ! You can check her work out here http://katejensenphotography.com
I know alot of you have been cooking and baking which is fantastic!! There are so many meals and desert ideas to chose from to make I sometimes just end up going back to the basics casue I know what works. I have been playing with my Ninja https://www.ninjakitchen.com/air-fryers/
Im not paid too say this I just love this thing so much! Chicken seriously cooks like a dream!! 4 chicken breasts marinated in one of my favourite spice packs I follow on Instagram- Tasty!
12 minutes at 390 and the chicken are cooked to perfection , crispy on the out side and juicy on the inside! Add a side salad bam your done! I dont know why but I was craving chicken soup yesterday so I decided to look though my pantry and see what I could come up with.
Again one thing I have found about being on quarantine is that everything is being used in the pantry and Im creating dishes that are not only healthy and tasy but are good on the pocket book. Here’s what I did for money saving healthy chicken soup!
- With the chicken Brest I cooked up already I cut two pieces into small cubes
- 2 containers of low soduim chicken broth
- 4 large carrots
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 celery stock
- 1/3 cup butter
- 4 tbs. Rosemary
- 5 Bay leafs
- 1 Cup Marconi noodles cooked
- Sea Salt
Dice up veggies and add to large pot with butter . Brown veggies in butter. Add chicken, rosemary, chicken broth, bay leafs and sea salt. Let simmer for 15 mins. Add in macaroni noodles and simmer again for 10 mins. DONE!!! its sooo yummo!!
Anyways I hope you try it and let me know what you think! Dont get down on yourself, keep consistent and keep going!
Day 33 Of Quarantine life…
I know like most, I have my good productive days and some days when I dont even get out of my pyjamas. I really dont know how to feel or react and Im trying my best not to watch the news 24/7 just to keep a positive head space. Im not gonna go on and on about it because we are all in the same boat together but it definitely is hard some days!! I miss my family so much I miss hugging my friends and just the simple things like going fro a dinner or getting a coffee and sitting down to scroll through Instagram on my phone. This is all so minor in what is really going on out there and what other people are having to deal with my thoughts and prayers go out to you all that have lost someone in this time 🙁
So on a positive note I have started my posing/fitness page (Private group ) on Facebook where I have been posing workouts, posing tips and trying to keep everyone motivated 🙂 Please email me if you want to be added !! Love to have you!
I’ve also been using my https://www.ninjakitchen.com/air-fryers/
Pretty much any chance I get lol! I swear by it when it comes to making the best chicken and turkey balls ever! Honestly best gift ever!! I will have more recipes for you guys soon too for the other NINJA air fryer lovers out there!
One amazing this that has been so much fun and where I feel like im my old self again, having a motorcycle on the road again! My husband bought his dream bike late last year and the deal was I would get his old bike. I threw insurance on the Yamaha 1700cc pulled my car off the road and been riding every day! I cant get enough. Most freeing feeling ever and our total passion we share together. In my happy place again!
I have been experimenting with different Spa bowl ideas and I really loved this comb ! Bonus there is so much of it you can easily have it for a few meals! Plus you can have it totally vegan or add a meat I used Turkey since I cooked one for Easter for just the two of us so heeps of left overs! So here is what you need :
- Half a red cabbage shredded
- 2 large golden beats pealed and shredded
- 1 head of kale chopped finally
- 5 large radishes pealed and chopped finally
- 1 zucchini chopped
- 1 can of Black eye peas
- 1 Can corn
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- 3 tsp. green olives
I kept all the greens separate and brown rice beans and corn in a different dish that way when you build it, it will last longer! Top with a low fat Italian dressing and your done!!
Low in cals and packed with protein !
Now the cookies …
My best friend is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies and she is celiac so its hard to find a good chewy cookie that isnt super dry! Well I perfected one just for her! & when this is all over Im going to personality delivery them! Here is how top make them 🙂 The recipe will also be on the app portion of my app as well for you guys to have 🙂 The Macros will be on the app portion so dont forget to download it if you haven’t already!
Preheat oven to 400 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown
- 1 Cup Coconut flour
- 1 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 Scoop Quattro vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 Cup maple syrup
- 1/2 Margin melted
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 chocolate chips
Roll into 1 inch balls and slightly press down onto cookie sheet.
Bake and enjoy!!!! I hope you guys stay safe and keep up the positive vibes!! If you make any of my recipes please tag me I love to see ill repost on my end 🙂
How many days are we into this quarantine for now??? Feels like forever ugh!! But I don’t wanna dampen the the day any more, so I hope this can shed a little light into your next grocery shop.
I wanted to share a few staples that I have on my grocery list that I find super budget Friendly and is still high on the nutritional count! This little picture all added up comes to $105 Canadian but I can guarantee you it can get a few good meals out of it!
- 1 Cup Oatmeal / 1 scoop Quattro protein powder http://www.hardmagnum.com 1/3 cup apple sauce all mixed up is how I start most days (adding a bit of cinnamon to the mix, an extra yummy taste)
- Once a week I usually cut up a huge Tupperware https://www.starfrit.com/en/lock-lock-easy-match-18-piece-set container of veggies to snack on at any moment (celery, radishes,mushrooms,carrots,cucumber)
- Too add to my veggies I typically use half my plain greek yogurt and create a veggie dip out of it by simply using a http://www.oh-my-spice.com of my choice to add to it to make a low sodium dip (Pizza flavor is my fav ) big surprise.
- Wraps are a staple in our house usually adding chicken, turkey or some sort of mixed bean medley to them. Mixed Bean wrap I will mix a can of lentils and black beans along with around 8 tbsp. of sweet chilli sauce along with a few cut veggies. Heat it up and roll it in a wrap! Delicious !!!
- My CannonBalls http://mrscannonskitchen.com/cannon-balls/ a staple snack in the freezer however we are soo low at the moment due to the virus and production on them has completely stopped because of it 🙁 I promise when all this crap is over you’ll see a brand new awesome mixes!So please stay tuned and bare with me! Also http://www.meridianmeats.com still has a few bags to grab!
- Can tuna,how can you go wrong lol High in protein and easy! Again add to a wrap or make into a potato tuna salad – 4 cooked potatoes cut up into small pieces, can of tuna drained, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar(i love white wine vinegar https://bertolli.ca/ its sooo good to flavor with and no cals and no sodium! Sea salt and pepper and done!
No yolks pasta is a fav of mine since well I was a kid.https://www.instagram.com/noyolksnoodles/
My mom would always buy it and now I do too. No saturated fats, no cholesterol and low in carbs. I will usually make a turkey pasta with this – 1 pound ground turkey cooked, sea salt and pepper, 5 tbsp. of “everything spice” by my Oh my spice, 1 can of diced tomatoes, one yellow onion diced, diced up green pepper let simmer for 15 minutes or while noodles are boiling. Scoop out one cup noodles pour turkey mix on top and chow down! So easy!
So there ya go for this week on meals! I hope you try my little list of goodies!! As always you can download my app in the pp store for free and subscribe to it for one time only of $2.99
Chat soon! Be kind and don’t hoard all the toilet paper ! you don’t poop that much !
Cute from Quarantine…
Just trying to make the most of what’s going on… I know for everyone right now its a very weird time in the world. A very unsettling time that unfortunately we don’t quite know how the actual out come will be, just keep praying that this will all end sooner than later! Lets do our part and stay at home and flaten the curve on this!! A huge massive thank you to all the health care worker out there!! My biggest hugs to you!!!
I am house bound as most people are right now. Unfortunately not working my day job as a medical esthetician shut down, my CannonBalls have not been in production (I’ll write another blog on this soon explaining why) And all fitness show that I had posing clients for are currently up in the air or cancelled due to the state of everything. So for the next while I can focus on my baking/ healthy recipes, my blog, updating my site and everything else that I have been putting off lol! So I guess that’s a good thing right?!!
When we able to get back to life and go out to restaurants or a night out I know i’ll what i’ll be wearing ! Lets talk about the trends for Spring/Summer 2020
I have read and watched so many fashion blogs and makeup videos and the look for 2020 is the look of an episode of That ’70s Show,” Yep from flared pants , to white eye liner to the good old cardigan sweater, all things 70’s are back yet again!
I made my dad send a few cool old shots of my mom back in the day early modelling skills and outfits. Funny I wish she would have just kept all her clothes cause man they are high fashion now ! Lol! Let this be a lesson to you if you have kids keep your clothes!!
Boyfriend jackets are super popular and super cute this season. A easy outfit to piece together too! Again bigger the flare the better! Skinny light colour jeans are a thing of the past however the dark skinny denim is still a go.
You can’t participate in the ’70s trend without at least a little something suede. Fringe jackets made their triumphant return to the ready-to-wear scene.
Floral patterns, dresses with open neck lines and fresh face makeup is super on trend. Slip dresses are nothing new, and by now you probably own at least three in various colors, but this spring, they are big in the fashion world.
Just a few of my observations for this spring fashion trends. However to me fashion is what ever you feel like a rock-star in no matter what trend its on or not on!
Take care of yourself’s chat soon – Heidi xoxox
I still cannot believe that we are a month into 2020 where does time go?
My husband and I are back from our 5 1/2 week holiday to California and definitely it was the best trip we’ve ever had together! I don’t think we’ve laughed that hard in so long and just had a fun time being together and riding our motorcycles
We try and do this every year as we’re both so busy during the year and don’t get a lot of quality time together so when we actually do spend the time,I definitely cherish it.
As always http://www.amiclubwear.comhad me decked out to the nines! I recently just got back from Los Angeles a quick five day trip with Magnum to the LA fitness Expo
It was awesome getting to see the latest and greatest in fitness for 2020 I cannot believe how much the vegan train is very apparent! Everywhere I looked there was vegan protein, protein blend food,burgers donuts you name it
I am definitely not opposed to vegan whatsoever I am actually incorporating more and more meat free meals. I don’t actually eat beef at all,rarely pork and will not touch the lamb to save my life.
I mainly cook us chicken and fish As our protein sources. But who knows that could change too lol
2020 means change for me I am finally finishing my personal training as I’m going to gear Up to be doing more online with my Posing and incorporating my personal training. It’s been years in the making and I’m finally decided that is one of my biggest goals this year. Not only will I have the Posing and Fitness I will also have the Skin side of it as I want to create my own Skin Health 180 transformations.
Not only that, I’ve got some huge opportunities coming up with my Cannonballs! an endeavour I did not think it would take off as it has been I’m sold out of products as it stands right now and I’m in the making of re-branding and sourcing out different options
If you follow me you’ll see you soon what companies are wanting to take it as well as I’ll be building more of the brand online
So 2020 will definitely is ramping up quick
I hope your 2020 is started off with a bang as well! Thank you everyone that follows my journey I truly do appreciate it! Big hugs chat soon Heidi