I Love What I Love…

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” ~Emilie Coue

Losing weight and keeping it off is no simple task. I knew starting this journey that it wasn’t going to be a quick fix, it had to be a drastic life change. I used to think I didn’t have it in me, or the strength to follow-through with it. I’ve proved myself wrong because I have changed my outlook on life. Instead of being negative and hard on myself, I am positive and push myself harder to get what I want.

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” ~Joe Girard

I absolutely LOVE that quote. It not only resembles the struggles we all encounter in life, but more so for those of us who are trying to losing weight. I have post a few other quotes throughout my blog tonight, to give you all a little inspiration and motivation.

NOW, LET ME TALK ABOUT THE THINGS I LOVE

Reading

I absolutely love to read. I especially love when I find a good author. Emily Giffin is one of my favourites. She is the author of ‘Something Borrowed’, the movie with John Krasinski and Kate Hudson where several characters are trapped in a couple love-triangles. Things get messy, hearts get broken, but everything all works out in the end. I did like the movie a lot, but the book was a lot better. The story line was very different and it gave you a better understanding of each character.

Emily Giffin has written 5 other books and they are all very well written. They are easy to read and the stories are very detailed. Her writing is very engaging and she takes the time to describe each character in detail. She reintroduces old characters from previous books into her newer books. It gives the reader a mini update on how the characters are doing. 

I am currently reading ‘Where We Belong’ and I cannot put it down!

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.” ~Anthony Robbins

Movies

I love all kinds of movies. Chick flicks, romantic comedies, comedies, suspense and action. I still can’t watch scary movies though, because apparently I am a child and still get nightmares from them. Here is a list of my top 10 favourite movies of all time:

  1. Boondock Saints
  2. Suicide Kings
  3. X-Men (All of the X-Men movies)
  4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  5. A League of Their Own
  6. The Bourne Identity trilogy
  7. The Shawshank Redemption
  8. Fight Club
  9. Bridesmaids
  10. 16 Candles

It may just be the most random compilation of movies ever, but they are all worth watching over and over again.

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” ~Robert Frost

TV Shows

If you are looking for a few good shows to watch, look no further. I have a list of my top 10 favourite shows of all time:

  1. One Tree Hill
  2. It’ Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  3. Sex and the City
  4. True Blood
  5. The Walking Dead
  6. The Office
  7. Grey’s Anatomy
  8. Modern Family
  9. Desperate Housewives
  10. Dexter

I realize, it’s another very random list of different genres but who wants be simple? You’ve got to mix it up a bit.

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.” ~Mike Murdock

Recipe

I love finding new recipes. My friend Krista introduced me to Skinnytaste and I have been hooked ever  since. She shares detailed recipes and puts a healthy spin on them. She accompanies all of her creations with several photos. Here are some the recipes I will be trying in the next week.

  1. Broccoli and Cheese Mini Egg Omelets 
  2. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
  3. Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  4. Asian Grilled Chicken
  5. Guacamole 

“Be bold. Be confident. Be alive. A gallery of possibilities awaits you when you make change your friend.” ~Bob Bone

Instagram Users

I mentioned before that I get a lot of my motivation from Instagram users and their daily updates with progress pictures and meal ideas. Here are some the inspirational users I have been following for some great and practical tips:

  1. Fight4yourbody
  2. Stephsayssmile
  3. The_healthy_me
  4. Fitmomcooks

“The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.” ~Eng’s Principle

Photo Update

diningwithcaro.wordpress.com

diningwithcaro.wordpress.com

Dave took these pictures. I tried to show the dates with my laptop with a news article. But the calendar is up to date behind me.

Dave took these pictures. I tried to show the dates with my laptop with a news article. But the calendar is up to date behind me (05/09/2013).

This next song is by Alex Winston, an Indie Pop rock singer-songwriter from Michigan. I am not familiar with any of her other music song, but I am a big fan of this song.

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– Caro

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