Here’s to a fabulous Friday; food, fitness and fun!

Warning: today’s post is full of “F” words. Food, fitness and fun!

TGIF! I don’t know about you, but this past week has been about the worst on (recent) record at my house. I had the flu and couldn’t get out of bed for nearly a week. Then two of my kids came down with a wicked, nasty stomach bug that kept me wiping bums and changing bed sheets into the wee hours of the night. The floors need washing, the fridge re-stocking. And when was the last time somebody changed the cat litter box?

But the end is finally in sight (knock on wood). Kids are up and bickering as usual (much preferable to the eery quiet of earlier in the week). I’m back to teaching (sort of) and training clients and trying to regain some of the strength I lost (why does it go away so quickly?).

Here’s what I’m looking forward to this weekend:


My appetite is back and my body is craving veggies! Good thing my hubby planted our first crop of leafy greens last weekend. There’s spinach, and arugula and kale ready for harvesting.

They’ll make a fine, mixed green salad for Friday dinner. I’ll be serving them with poached fillet of salmon and roast asparagus. Dinner’s at 5, if you’d like to join us!


(And the recipe is super easy; herbed goat cheese, toasted almonds, sliced strawberries all on a bed of fresh greens. Drizzle with 2 parts olive oil and 1 part balsamic vinegar)


On Saturday, I’ll be leading a workshop entitled ‘Fitness for Fat Loss‘ at a friend’s newly opened fitness studio; Younique Fitness in Port Moody, B.C. They’ll be a 45 minute workout followed by a lecture, outlining ways to tweak your workout to up your rate of fat loss while maintaining and even increasing muscle mass. Win-win-win! There’s still time to register. Will I see you there?


Sunday marks the first class in the next Bosu Blast course that I’m teaching at the Port Moody Rec Centre. Adding some Bosu work to your exercise routine is a great way to improve balance, core strength, speed and agility. And, there’s NO CHOREOGRAPHY!


What’s more fun that a blog hop? Today, I’m participating in ‘The Get-Fit Blog Hop‘. It’ a great way to ‘meet’ new-to-you health and fitness bloggers and get some inspiration for your next workout or healthy meal. Click through on the link below then start hopping from one blog to another. Leave comments to let the authors know you’ve visited or leave a link up to your own ‘Get-Fit Blog Hop‘ post if you’d like! Come back and tell me who you’ve visited and what you’ve learned!

Get Fit Blog Hop

 EDITED TO ADD: The blog hop button now works. The original html code I was given had some sort of problem. So please, TRY AGAIN!

What’s you favourite “F” word? (Remembering that my dad and 13-year old son read my blog…)

Found a great new blogger via the blog hop? Tell me about them so I can make sure to visit too!


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  1. Sadly my favorite F word is the F swear word. You should here me when I knit it’s entertaining for who ever sits next to me at my knitting group. 🙂
    Melanie recently posted…Girls on the Run 5K!My Profile

  2. Ha, ha! Melanie, you sound like my next-door neighbour and best knitting friend! I have learned to bite my tongue and mutter under my breath, as my kids are parrots!

  3. I love spinach and salmon. I’ll be right over. Wow, you week sounds like one you’re glad to be done with. But your weekend plans sound lovely. I’m sure your lecture will be amazing. And I don’t curse, so I guess my F word is Friends. I’m going for a long walk today with a friend of 28 years!

  4. So glad to hear you’re up and going again. Geesh, that was a doozie!

    My favorite F word….Fruity 😉
    Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb recently posted…Vegans and AlcoholMy Profile

  5. I was just thinking about a salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar last night. I need to get some strawberries this weekend!
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted…Vegan Sloppy Joes & Weights vs RunMy Profile

    • Heather, it must be spring! I always crave fruit in my salad when the days get longer and the sun is in the sky! I can’t wait for July when we’ll be able to get all the strawberries, raspberries and blueberries we want for cheap!

  6. That salad looks amazing. I’ve never understood when people say they don’t like the taste of vegetables (or fruit!). Surely they must not be preparing them properly!
    crubin recently posted…A Little Too Specific…My Profile

    • Hey Carrie, that’s one of my favourite salads (either strawberries or blueberries; the sweet meshes so well with the salty of the goat cheese). People have strange tastes, no?

  7. Hi knitted brow and stomach personage! The link to the hop did not work. It sopped, not hopped. And since the weather is so nice here, why not come over and make that salad for me?
    KymberlyFunFit recently posted…No Posts Were Found!My Profile

    • Thanks Kymberly. I just retried it myself and ended up changing it to the landing page URL. Will work fine today, but I’ll need to get the author to fix the permalink for latecomers…

      I’d love to come for a visit!

  8. the salad looks delish! i will try to figure out what is wrong with the link – thanks!
    and thanks for joining the hop!

  9. What a week!!!! So glad everything is back to better & a great weekend for you – how fun!!!! I will check out that button later – got to run right now but sounds fun!!!!

    Ah, the “F” word. In southern CA traffic – I just can’t say it here but you know! 😉

    Lots of great F words – fitness, fun, frolic, family, food & more! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 54 recently posted…Sleep, How Much, How to Get More…My Profile

    • Frolic! What a great word!
      Reminds me of a certain bathing suit photo session that I was supposed to have done by today… better get to it!

  10. Loving the Get-Fit Blog Hop idea! I’m on board as well. 🙂
    My favourite F word is Freedom. Having to growing up in a communist country (I’m originally from the Czech Republic), I really appreciate one’s freedom of speech and actions. 🙂
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  11. my fav F word right now would be FUN!
    Life is too short to not have FUN and enjoy 🙂
    Tara Burner recently posted…What does Fit mean to you?My Profile

    • Tara, I’m so glad things are more fun these days!
      Your ball bike and trampoline certainly look like a blast!

      • I finally got to the point where I’m NOT letting my former parents/family bother me…they disowned me…their loss not mine…they were/are miserable in their jobs…I have fun every day…so the bills are behind…I’d rather be happy, enjoying life, enjoying my daughter than dreading waking up every morning! and I’ll be working on videos for ball bike and trampoline this weekend!! 🙂
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  12. Hey Tamara,

    Glad to hear that you and your family are feeling better!

    Your salad has my mouth watering.

    My favorite “F” word is fruit.

    I haven’t done any blog hopping, so I guess I’d better start now. I’d love to meet some other fitness bloggers.

    Have a great weekend and don’t work too hard!

    • Happy Friday Evelyn!
      That salad is one of my favourites! I’m hoping to find some other healthy and delicious recipes on this blog hop!

      Happy weekend!

  13. A blog hop… what a great idea! And your salad looks great. Glad to hear the family is starting to feel better. Egats! When it rains it pours.
    Christine recently posted…I think I might like runningMy Profile

    • Thanks Christine!
      Middle child had a bit of a relapse today; she’s feeling sorry for herself on the couch. It’s so hard to be 9 and sick…
      I’m off to give her some cuddles and try and coach a smile out of her!

  14. My favorite “F” word this week is fun since it has been a vacation week!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!!!
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  15. BOSU Ball Ab Exercises are a great way to get a safe and effective ab workout. Using the BOSU ball ab exercises will improve your core muscles. Best of luck with the BOSU class you are teaching.
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