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Weekend in Wingham, Dinner Recipe & Frosty Fitness Challenge Week 3!

Posted Nov 25 2012 8:23pm
Good afternoon Beautiful,

It’s official. I’m back at work tomorrow… le sigh. I’m absolutely exhausted from this weekend. On Friday at the last minute, C and I went to London again to hang out with our friends. We went to Jo Kools, the bar of choice when we go to London. We had to be up early (ish) on Saturday morning because we needed to leave London by 11 to get back to Wingham in time to head out to my aunts for our annual bit family Christmas bash.
Woke up to my first snow experience of the year in London. Wingham is WAY WORSE.
Toronto has zero snow, just how I like it :)
I may have over indulged with the vodka soda’s on Friday night and I know this because I didn’t even feel like getting food after the bar. Usually I’m always jonesing to get some grub after a night out but I decided to go home and go to bed instead. I don’t think that helped the next morning’s recovery.  We woke up, and didn’t have time to go out for breakfast so I had a coffee while we were on the road. We got to Wingham and had a quick visit with my family before we were headed off to my aunt’s house for Christmas dinner! I should have taken photos of the dinner because it was unreal.

She made organic grass fed lamb in addition to the turkey. I had never had lamb before but it was REALLY good. She made stuffing, a batch or regular and a batch of gluten free. I had the gluten free kind and it was SO good. My mouth actually waters thinking about it. Then there was peas, corn, a batch of cooked root vegetables and buns and cranberry sauce and gravy. My Aunt Janis always makes everything from scratch with vegetable she grows herself in her garden – totally cool, right? In hindsight I should have had another plate of food because it was so tasty. Oh well! She also makes her own elderberry wine and she mentioned she’s going to bring me a bottle at real Christmas. YUM! No preservatives, just pure, all natural goodness that I cannot wait to consume!
It was really fun this year because my little cousins who hardly EVER talk were so hyper and so fun to play with this year! Ava and Ella, they’re like 3 and 4 right now. They NEVER talk to C and they were having so much fun with him, playing games and running around. Ella is usually really quiet but she has really been liking me more lately too! Check out these fun pictures from the weekend!
Me and little Ella! The sun was bright!

Little Ava trying to make C smell her dirty sock!

Ella is able to touch her nose with her tongue, I am not.

My baby Lou... I miss him - he's so cool!

Jake who needs to be touching someone at all times.
At family functions we always eat dinner early so that people who need to travel to go home can get home at a decent hour, so we were back to my parent’s house around 6:30 and started a game of monopoly. Me, C and my sister played while we (with the exception of my sister) had a glass of wine and chatted with my parents. I woke up this morning and I must have bit my tongue in the middle of the night because it really friggen hurts! I also slept funny on my neck, it’s stiff and it’s given me the worst headache… boo L. I went two days without sleeping in my own bed so tonight will be GLORIOUS. We ate breakfast with my grandma and I could barely eat because of my tongue, but I managed slowly to eat most of my breakfast. Here’s me and my dad!

We got back to Toronto around 2:30. I napped all the way from Wingham, and napped again once I got home. I’m just feeling really crappy today for some reason. I’m still going to bust out a new recipe for dinner tonight though. Check it! Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed ChickenIngredients4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp paprika
4 tsp white pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups of wilted spinach
2 cups of sautéed mushrooms
8 oz of marinara sauce
1 tbsp minced garlic
salt to tasteDirections
    Sautee up the mushrooms and spinach in a frying pan with some olive oil and garlic. Slice the chicken in half, but don’t cut all the way through. Season the chicken with the paprika, salt and pepper. Place the spinach and mushrooms onto the open chicken breast and roll it to close it. Bake in the oven at 300F until cooked. Serve with marinara sauce on top. Enjoy!
I got the recipe from Pinterest and from this website . Before the chicken was cooked
Finished! With a side of butternut squash!
Now week 2 of the Frosty Fitness Challenge has come to an end. This past week was Inspire Yourselfand we had a ton of people get out there and do some stuff they either haven’t done before, or haven’t done in a long time! For example, one contestant did a Thanksgiving Turkey run and won a pie at the race which she turned around and donated! She also donated extra money at church today which is so cool! We are giving entries for people who are doing good deeds in the community as well so it’s things like this that make the whole challenge worthwhile! I did my first Yoga class this week as part of the challenge! So with no further adeu, the winner of the Whooha Inspire Yourself picture is………….
Jenelle from miletwentyeight.com, entry #20!! Congrats girl!! You can email pushpumpprogress@gmail.com with your mailing address and we will get your prize out to you as soon as we can! This week we’re back to a good ol’ physical challenge. This week the goal is to do 100 push-ups! Woohooo! Who doesn’t love pushups! You can definitely do more, but try and perform all of them on your toes if you can. Tweet us using the hash tag #FrostyFitnessChallenge every time you perform some and let us know how many you did, make sure to tag us @sarahohm and @pushpumppro as well so we see it! The prize up for grabs this week is a really cool tank top provided by Girls Gone Sporty! If you haven’t heard about Girls Gone Sporty before, here’s some background information about them:What is the “sporty life”? It’s more than just fitness and nutrition; it’s an attitude that’s focused on embracing fun and adventure. The sporty woman says, “I can do anything I put my mind to, I just need the resources to do it.” That’s where Girls Gone Sporty comes in. Owned and operated by Laura Williams, a self-proclaimed "sporty girl" and her husband Lance Williams (an equally sporty guy), Girls Gone Sporty is dedicated to sharing the top products, trends and ideas for advancing the fit and adventurous lifestyle  Michelle is a Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador and I’m hoping to become one soon! You can check out their website here , their Facebook page here and their Twitter page here ! I never thought I’d see myself as a “sporty girl” and I’ve definitely surprised myself with my running, weight lifting, and beach volleyball playing ways! Good luck to everyone participating this week! There’s also 2 days left in my NourishTea giveaway! Click here for the details and to enter yourself! It’s a great giveaway and it’s one of my favourite teas!What did you end up doing this weekend? How was your Thanksgiving (if you’re in the US)? What did my fellow Canadians get up to?Stay sweet.
xoxo
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