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If this isn’t a more geographically-relevant post of Vancouver I don’t know what is!

At this moment I’m actually sitting in a cute little coffee shop in Kitsilano (my stomping grounds!) drinking some wonderful coffee (dark french roast) and getting some work done.

I’m sorry I didn’t post last night – I was crazy busy and decided to squeeze in Insanity 2.11 (I’m including the “days off” in my counts by the way) Cardio Recovery instead of blogging… forgive me?

So the exciting thing I have to share with you all is that Faith edited some pictures from the shoot in Gastown a few days ago! YAY! They are wonderful and here is a sample for you all:




Check out the rest of the shots here and like her facebook page while you’re at it!

Watch out people – this girl has got talent and big things are coming!

Food wise – yesterday was great! It started with breakfast early in the AM before heading to Urban Fare in Yaletown to meet with Clio of BoojeMedia! She’s a young entrepreneur doing ex-act-ly what I hope to do eventually! (Thanks for the advice/encouragement and orange juice Clio!)


If this outing wasn’t already fantastic – Clio suggested I take the seabus to Granville Island where I was meeting Faith instead of the bus… and what a wonderful idea it was! It was a beautiful day in Vancouver yesterday and the view of Yaletown from the water was incredible.

I still cannot believe I live here!

The rest of the afternoon consisted of veggie shopping at the Granville Market, lunch (turkey sandwich!), work and a nap! Whew – I’m still tired just thinking about it!

Last night ended with going to get my hair done at a cute salon on Granville St. called Caramel! When I was walking down Granville a few weeks a go a girl was walking around chatting to people and telling them to come see her to get their hair done (Yay street marketing!) So I decided if she was going to make that effort – I’m going to see her!


Thanks Amber-leigh I L-O-V-E what you’ve done with my hair!

I was totally craving some spicy thai food so Faith and I ordered in!

We got some lettuce wraps & I ordered a ginger chicken and veg dish (sans rice or noodles) and made lettuce wraps with both ingredients! Wahoo on the calorie cutting-solution!


As for today – emails, emails and more emails + lunch + Insanity and then out for dinner and a movie with Faith!

Have a great Friday everyone!


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Getting my head in the game

Today ended up being sort of just what I needed. It started out with coffee (like everyday!) and a little work and thought pondering… and ended with me enjoying what this beautiful city has to offer! I walked around Granville St. and then down to the market where on the route I walked right by Jared Padalecki (yes it was Dean for all you Gilmore Girl fans!) and his wife walking their dogs. I was actually star struck for a moment but kept walking because I didn’t want to be “that fan.” Still, it was so sureal :)

After Kristen and I spent some time there amongst the tourists, I walked back to Kitsilano along West 4th, stopped to read at a cafe and it was so beautiful outside I couldn’t keep the smug grin off my face. It was one of those days that I enjoyed the time alone and appreciated everything and everyone around me. Do you ever have those days or defining moments when you realize that at that moment everything is right; it’s how it should be and you are where you should be? When I feel those moments it motivates me to forget all the reasons I’ve been off track of my goals and to pull myself right back up on the saddle! I’m falling in love with this city and am grateful for everything that has gotten me here. It’s time to focus on my goals and finally reach them.

So I got dressed up and met Kristen for my last no-thinking, no-regret dinner downtown in Yaletown and it was fabulous. I promise to start photographing my food to keep record of it and to keep myself accountable – but that will come! The only “bad” parts of the dinner were a small brownie and a glass of red… which isn’t even that bad! But, I know I am going to have to be much stricter starting this week – and I’m ready. Boy am I ready.

Operation job-fit (find a job and get really fit) begins Monday! Check back for the detailed plan of action tomorrow :)

Night all!

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