No-Bake Berry Crumble Icebox Cake

Here in Canada today is Victoria Day. It’s one of those holidays that is only sort of a holiday, with many people still having to work and not getting to enjoy a long weekend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate in your own way – and a special dessert is always a great way to celebrate (in my books anyway)!

And what’s even better, is this recipe is really quick to make so you can even throw it together while supper is cooking and it’ll be eat to eat once you’re finished eating. How great is that!?

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The original recipe comes from the Nature’s Path website and can be found here, I only made a couple changes which I’ve listed below:
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Cut Yourself Some Slack

I never learn.

Well, that’s not entirely true, I do learn, but then something happens and I find myself going back and doing the exact thing I already learned I shouldn’t do. The packaging might be a little bit different, but the end result is always the same.

I’m working myself to death.

I need to cut myself some slack.

But you know what? It’s pretty darn hard to do when you know it’s going to cause a sudden drop in income, and let’s face it, most fitness instructors aren’t making a tonne of money to begin with.

Side note: I hate ending a sentence with a preposition.

Anyway, I’ve written about this time and time and time again, I’m not even going to link to the old posts because it’s literally the same story. The characters have changed a bit but everything else is the same.

Over the years I’ve drastically cut back the number of classes I teach, as well as the number of hours of cardio I teach. But it isn’t enough. I’m still doing too much. It’s so physically draining to teach class after class after class in front of groups of people every day even when it’s a class where you personally aren’t exercising.
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IBS: The Food Frustration

It’s ironic (or maybe it’s not) that as I sit down to write this post on the frustrations of eating with IBS, my belly is bloated, feels awful and is making all sorts of weird gurgling sounds. After last month’s post talking about how my IBS has decided to flair-up after being pretty quiet and leaving me to my own devices for about 1 1/2 years I had hoped that when it came time to write a follow-up post that I would have things well under control again. This is clearly not the case, in fact things are actually worse now than they were then.

(last month on the left, today on the right)

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bloated.

uncomfortable.

and hurty. Not like, I’m doubled up in pain hurty, but more in the, “I don’t want to eat anything because everything seems to just make it worse” hurty.


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Spring Cleaning: Your To-Do List + A Dance Fitness Video

And just like that we’ve reached the last post in the this week’s Spring Cleaning series! Let’s tackle those To-do lists Shall we?

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This sort of goes back to my mission to make more time for the things you enjoy. I know that tackling your to-do list and making time for things you enjoy together in one sentence sounds like an oxymoron, but I swear it isn’t. You see, I believe that most of us find it hard to feel free to do the things we enjoy, because we are so hung up mentally on the things that we should be doing. Those things that have been on our to-do lists for weeks, months, maybe even years!

Sometimes things stay on our to-do list for a long time because they are long, involved, difficult tasks. Other times they are short relatively easy tasks that we just don’t want to do, or never get around to doing.


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Spring Cleaning: Your Closet

Today we are tacking part three of my four part Spring Cleaning series. We’ve already talked about how to clean out  your mind, and body , and today we are going to focus on a more tangible area – your closet!

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I tackled this one myself last Friday, and it felt soooooooooo good! I try to go through my closet once every 6 months or so and I was certainly due for a bit of a purge. Because I spend more of my days in workout wear, I don’t tend to buy a whole lot of “regular” clothes. When I do I usually do a “one-for-one” thing where I buy a new shirt and toss out an old one. Even still, I found that I had a lot of t-shirts and tops that I didn’t really like, or wear, that were taking up precious closet space. I say precious because my bedroom closet is teeny tiny.


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