Better With Sprinkles

The Colourful Side to Healthy Living.

Fitness Plans and Puppies.


(Yes, I am so original with my title).


It’s October.

October = birthday month.

That means, the countdown has begun.

I’m like a seven year old when it comes to my birthday – I pretty much want to celebrate the entire month. Smile



Still on the pumpkin bandwagon, in pumpkin oats form.


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup porridge oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 scoop peanut butter chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • dash cinnamon
  • dash vanilla extract


Topped with almond butter and maple pumpkin butter. Just can’t get enough, I tell ya.



Nadine (my boyfriend’s mother) came up to Brantford today to pick up Leon and take us out for lunch. Eric and I were already debating getting a dog, but after that week it’s become more a matter of “when” as opposed to “if”. If you want to convince your significant other/family members that you should get a dog, just offer to dog-sit a really cute one for a few days. They’ll be converted, I promise.


(Cue cute puppy pictures….just for you Sloane! Smile with tongue out)


You can’t look at a dachshund and not smile.

I want to hug it!

Ideal dog would be a pug. There is nothing in the world cuter than a pug. JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE!

These are not puppies. In fact, they are platypuses. (platypi?) Wearing fedoras.

Just awesome. Smile



Lunch involved a little bit of adventuring.

First restaurant choice for lunch: closed indefinitely. WHY DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE IF YOU’RE CLOSED INDEFINITELY?! Ahem. Annoying.

Choice two: Closed Sunday.

Choice three: Closest restaurant I knew of that was actually open.

So, we ended up at Shoeless Joe’s. It’s a sports bar and grill, so I figured it would work for everyone.


I’m always slightly impressed when restaurants have TVs right in the booths. Although I guess it doesn’t exactly encourage conversation, does it?

For lunch, I ordered the Chipotle Southwest Chicken Salad.


marinated chicken with roasted corn, mozzarella, cheddar, green onion, tortilla strips and pico de gallo over mixed greens with chipotle ranch dressing.

It was a tasty salad – mainly because of that dressing. I only used a little, bit that was really all it needed – lots of flavour.

Although when I was looking at this picture again, I realized they forgot the cheese – fail.


Eric ordered the smoked meat poutine.

DSCF1679 I swear to god, the guy is a poutine connoisseur. I’ve given up thinking he’ll order something else. :-p

Nadine’s club sandwich:


Club sandwiches are such a classic, no? I’m pretty sure I went through a phase when I was about 11 when that was all I would order at restaurants. That, or chicken fingers and fries.


Slim and Sculpt – Week 1

This week, I finished week 1 on Thisfitchick’s Slim and Sculpt plan.

So far? I’m enjoying it! It’s challenging and definitely causing me to push myself in the gym. While I’m still struggling a little bit with the only working out 4 days a week thing, I know I’m appreciating the extra time I have in my days now to focus on schoolwork. I do walk to/around school every day, so I know I’m getting a bit of exercise on the side. I may add in some yoga or a turn on the treadmill/elliptical if I feel so inclined, but I think I’m good with following the program (mostly) as prescribed.


Things to note:

  • Workout B involves a circuit workout that absolutely killed me a little. I finished it, breathed a sigh of relief, and then noticed on the sheet it called for 2 rounds. Le sigh.
  • Intervals: I, for some reason, decided to start out with the hardest interval workout on the sheet. Umm, I died a little. Is it physically possible to hold running at 10 m/h for an entire minute? I got to 40 seconds before I cried uncle. Definitely effective!
  • Workouts changed: nope. Followed as prescribed.
  • Workouts added: I usually walk .5 – 2.5 miles daily, (plus I’ve got those stairs) but other than that, nope.


Self portrait in the bathroom of the gym in workout clothes = proof that I worked out. Duh.



We managed to get our hands on some smoked salmon (thanks Nadine!) so dinner was simple.


Whole wheat english muffin with goat brie (best.impulse purchase.ever) and smoked salmon, with baby carrots on the side. Simple and delicious.


Enjoy the first day of October!


<— If you could have any breed of dog, what would it be? Or, what breed is your current dog?

<— What was your go-to restaurant order when you were a kid?


20 thoughts on “Fitness Plans and Puppies.

  1. YESS!!!!! You know I always love the puppy pics! The fedora-clad platypi are a wonderful addition 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Puppies on a monday? yes please!

  3. Omigosh those PUPPIES! Thank you for making me smile on a Monday morning 😀 I have a mixie now, but if I was to get another dog it would probably be a Bernese Mountain Dog. We had one before and she was seriously like the bet dog ever… and not to mention they’re insanely cute as puppies.

  4. omg you are right, you can’t look at those pictures and not smile lol they’re just too cute!

  5. Haha I always celebrate the whole month for my birthday and it’s on the 29th 🙂

  6. I can’t help but say a nice loud awwwww when it comes to puppy pictures, you cannot go wrong with them 😉 I have always wanted a big fluffy golden retriever! But somehow mine does not shed in ridiculous amounts or when it does it magically ends up in a trash somewhere as opposed to all over myself and my house. That could happen right? What spell could work for that…. damn it I need a new wand first 😉

  7. We can’t get a dog yet as we live in a flat but the moment we get a house we’re going to get a miniature schnauzer – I’ve been obsessed with them for years! 🙂

  8. I’m doing Carrie’s Slim & Sculpt workout plan too! I died during the intervals AND during the circuit workout. I cried a little bit inside when I saw I had to go for two rounds 😉 Glad to know someone else is going through this with me!! xoxoxo

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