3 days out!

Hello out there!!!

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Photo taken today at my current Practicum school

 

I have not been blogging for ages. Long story short- I’ve been super busy and have had other priorities. I’m currently in a very intensive Teacher Education program which has been very challenging, very fun and mentally quite rewarding! I’m really enjoying being back in student mode again- however the past 13 weeks I’ve actually been doing two separate Teaching Practicums, so am not really feeling like a student as much right now. Throughout all this I’ve been keeping up with my training very religiously. My life is pretty much school, training and food of course :D. The last blog post I made was around the time I started my very first prolonged “bulking” session, so to give a quick speed through of this: Continue reading

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My summer+Healthy Tropical Pat Bingsu

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Wow I can’t believe it’s the end of August!! This month has been absolutely crazy! I’ve been so busy travelling and spending time with my mom that the time just flew by! Now I’m hastily trying to pack, clean out my apartment, work, do end of contract stuff, finish up with last minute things, and not go crazy with feeling overwhelmed! I feel bad about not blogging for so long, and since I’ll be moving to Vancouver on Saturday, and jumping right into university on September 3rd, I know it’s going to be a while before I get another chance to blog.

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My Journey- Cutting, Bulking and the Ups and Downs of Weight Gain and Loss

Hi everyone!

This blog post started as me just wanting to share something, but it kinda evolved into something much bigger than that.. so read on for a look into my body journey from when I started competing back in 2010 to where I currently stand. This post is pretty revealing and I’m not really sure about posting it.. but it’s actually been kind of therapeutic for myself to go through it, and maybe it can help someone else who is going through the same thing.

But first, I just wanted to share something that is kind of exciting for me- I’m in a video and on a poster!!!

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Check out the WBC Video.. you can see me for a split second at 0:56! Sorry I couldn’t embed it, so please click here to follow the link to the video 🙂

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The Not So Best Chicken in The World+ An Update

This post was supposed to be about chicken. My plan was to make the best pre-contest competitor chicken recipe that I would love and love and love and be more than happy to share- but it isn’t. Or wasn’t. I mean I did make chicken this weekend, and I took photos and everything- but the recipe was in no ways amazing. No ways. So I’m not sharing it. I didn’t start a blog just to post any recipe that I used, just for the sake of posting.

So I’m writing this post to share an update.  Continue reading

What is a healthy diet?

This is such a challenging subject it seems. And yet it isn’t. But what makes a healthy diet is still such an area of confusion to so many people. And even when you follow your version of a healthy diet- is it really that?

I thought I would share my thoughts on diet. As a person who has been very food focused for many years, I’ve definitely read a great deal, experimented a lot, and am still finding myself frustrated and confused.

However, right now, and since I hired my coach, I feel better than I have all year. Do I look better? Well I still don’t feel as lean as I like to, but my show is still 6 weeks away and slowly but surely I am getting there. Before I go into what I’m doing now, I’ll share some of the things I’ve tried. And keep in mind, that although these things have worked for weight loss, they haven’t been very good for health or performance. Continue reading

What I ate in Thailand Part 2

This is a continuation of some of the food I tried while I was on my recent Thailand adventure. Again, my apologies for the photo quality, hopefully you can overlook the blurry-ness of some and poor lighting of others, and just enjoy them anyways!

As you can see from this, and Part 1 of the post, I ate some rather adventurous foods. I think that when you go somewhere new, you should really take advantage of the new-ness of everything! So foods that maybe are strange or wierd to you back home, and are normal for the people here, are things you should try. So yes, I tried as many of the new-to-me foods as I could.

My observations:

  • any kind of insects deep fried just taste like deep fry. So although some people might like this flavour- I actually do not. Continue reading

What I ate in Thailand Part 1

Wow! What an amazing trip! I was only gone 10 days and yet managed to cram in as much as possible! I traveled from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, stayed there for 2 nights, then up to Pai for 3 nights, back down through Bangkok to Ko Chang for 4 nights and then back to Bangkok and home! I made so many wonderful friends, enjoyed incredible experiences, saw all kinds of sites, had amazing food, and I challenged myself in new ways. I did everything from a cooking class, ziplining, jungle trekking (where we actually built our own bamboo shelter), city walking tours, night markets, street markets, scootering, hiking, swimming in waterfalls, snorkelling, elephant riding to massage and even more! I keep thinking it was my first solo adventure- but actually it wasn’t: I went to Korea on my own, have traveled quite a bit here and also did my own excursions in Quebec and Montreal and some more of the rural areas there. Continue reading

Thailand-bound!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I will be away for the next 10 days! I am making a solo trip to Thailand!!! I’m so excited to explore the jungle, go trekking, experience a different culture, meet new people, try amazing foods, take a cooking class, scuba dive- and who knows what else!

nailsAs you can see- I’ve given myself a Thai-inspired manicure just for the occasion. You might have noticed that I usually have nail art- and yes, I do it myself 🙂 Frugal girl right here!

Anyways, I have scheduled one post for while I’m away, so you can look forward to that. You can sign up to be notified (just enter in the email signup box on my homepage) or just check back during the week.

I’m so excited to travel! And really looking forward to the cooking class! 🙂 Mmmm I’m sure I will have some Thai-inspired recipes developing after 🙂

Have you been to Thailand before? (This will be my first time)

Have you ever traveled solo somewhere? (I’ve travelled to Quebec and Korea solo)

Who am I?

Who am I?

Well, I’m just your average 25-year old Canadian teaching English in Korea, finding my way through food, fitness and a foreign culture. Trying to figure out what I’m meant to do, what I have to share and how I want to live a life of fulfillment. Originally,  I dreamed that photography would be my goal, and so I pursued art school, and graduated with a BFA, Major in Photography from the Emily Carr University of Art+Design in Vancouver, BC. Upon completion of my school in 2010, I set out with hope and passion, excited to begin my new career as an aspiring photographer.

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Hello world and my food philosophy…

Hello out there!

I have decided to start this blog as a creative outlet as well as a  way to share my food finds, recipes and experiments with other food-lovers.

Food is such an exciting part of life and is central in so many of our experiences. We learn about new cultures through food, we nourish our bodies through food and we share food with our friends, families and loved ones. Continue reading