When I hopped on my bike this morning and started to pedal westbound from the city, my intentions were no more ambitious than to get out of the house, Instagram some ducks, and relax. It wasn’t until I passed the Welcome to Oakville sign that I started to think through the distance to get home. I stopped for a coffee break (yesterday was leg day - silly) and when I started out again, realized within a couple of blocks that my back tire was completely flat. Not gonna lie - I wasn’t disappointed. Sent out an S.O.S. for a ride home and crushed a delicious fish sandwich in the meantime.

A successful Sunday morning :)

28K bike ride up the escarpment today. nap time!

Throwback Thursday: little lizzy’s first gunshow, circa 1985. Rupert (left) is still privy to this day.

Throwback Thursday: little lizzy’s first gunshow, circa 1985. Rupert (left) is still privy to this day.

shameless #selfie time! gearing up for another day of communicating… #gpoy

shameless #selfie time! gearing up for another day of communicating… #gpoy

Gunz progress. A little reminder that not all weight gain is fat…

(and obv the “grrrr” face is unnecessary when there’s actually something to flex) :P

Oh hey. I live alone and so have tons of time to curl my hair in the bathroom that I don’t share with anybody.

Oh hey. I live alone and so have tons of time to curl my hair in the bathroom that I don’t share with anybody.

Hi Everybody!

It’s been months since I posted, but I think I’ll start it up again. I’m always thinking of things I want to say or report but never know where to start. So I just will. But I’ve been following everyone else daily! (unless that’s creepy…)

A quick update: I live alone now (not with Nick anymore) in a little 1-bedroom basement apartment in The Beaches area of Toronto. Things were really tough for a bit, but now I’m getting back into a routine, working out regularly again and cleaning up my nutrition.

I know what you’re all thinking: “How are your deadlifts?” Gosh, great question. They’re on track to hit 300lbs by 2014. I tried and failed repeatedly at 275 earlier this week, before bumping down to 265 and getting it up slow and hard, but if I can keep adding 10lbs a month, I’ll reach my goal.

I’ve gained a bit of weight, but I think I’ve got it under control. Some is obviously muscle (see: 265lb deadlift) but I always want to be leaner than I am, so I’m just doing my best. Health takes precedence over body composition, so long as my clothes fit (which most of them do) :P

Been doing lots of biking and kayaking and wine drinking and trying new things like horseback riding and cake decorating. Instagram’s the best place to catch up so I’ll probably post some things periodically from there.

Looking forward to being back :)

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Slightly more successful business shopping trip. Didn’t get the yellow dress (might go back) but did buy the green one and lots of springtime-y variations on the skirt/blouse/sweater combo.

Slightly more successful business shopping trip. Didn’t get the yellow dress (might go back) but did buy the green one and lots of springtime-y variations on the skirt/blouse/sweater combo.

Attempted to go shopping yesterday for business attire, but wasn’t feeling great so the whole affair quickly degenerated into a dressing room gunshow. 

pew pew

Attempted to go shopping yesterday for business attire, but wasn’t feeling great so the whole affair quickly degenerated into a dressing room gunshow.

pew pew

Day 1 :)

Day 1 :)