A few weeks ago I shared with you my recipe for Choco-Coco Peanut Butter Snack Bites, which are made using Kraft All Natural Smooth Peanut Butter. These snack bites are a snacking staple in our house!
Since then I’ve had the opportunity to make a batch with my niece Emma, who is quite the ball rolling pro.
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I love Lindsay Taylor. I really like Gina and Kass, I’m still sad I never got to meet Tanya, but Lindsay is my all-time favourite. I just love that girl. And ever since I saw her Instagram pictures from the shooting of ZIN 57 I’ve been impatiently awaiting it’s arrival. I still have to wait another month before it comes, but at least I have this preview to hold me over and get me excited all over again!
Squee!!!! It’s Lindsay!!!!
And because I’m so amped, I’ll share one of my favourite Zumba photos with you…
For anyone who doesn’t understand our positions in the photo, we were doing “Pause” from the music video (which Lindsay is in), and had just come out at the time (which for some reason I cannot for the life of my track down at the moment #sadface).
Remember back this winter when I actually thought I was going to show up to a spring race fully trained for it? I amuse myself sometimes. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. First we had the winter that just would end, and I’m a terrible treadmill runner so my training didn’t really start until we were 7 weeks out. And then I realized I was taxing my body too much trying to get two runs in/week on top of my teaching schedule so I cut back to just my long runs.
And then two weeks ago I started having issues with my lung so I had to skip my last two long runs entirely. In fact, a week before the race, I was seriously in doubt that I would be well enough to run at all.
After a week of early bedtimes and lots of rest, changing the way I teach a few classes (no more weights for Suzi when teaching strength classes), and being really careful about what I eat I decided I was okay to give it a go. On Saturday I headed into the city with my friend Catherine who was running the 5k (the Bluenose 5K takes place on Saturday, all other distances are on Sunday), with the plan that J would drive in later after he got off work.
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!?
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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