Life has been tough lately, and I have found myself allowing my life’s negative things to seep deeper and deeper into my personality than ever before. I know that life is bigger than my problems, and that I should never let circumstances define me. So when I started feeling like the negative things in my life were starting to dictate my behavior and emotions too much, I became slightly worried. Frustrating things like slow traffic, Tim Hortons messing up my order, or receiving a rude email have started to have more of an affect on me than they should. Does that ever happen to you? Do you ever let normally small problems become big for no apparent reason? I actually yelled at the coffee lady (while my window was rolled up so she couldn’t hear me) because she thought I said “sugar” instead of “sweetener”. Yep, that’s rational Craig. I was even at a red light recently and when the light turned green, I only waited for 1.9 seconds to honk at the car in front of me, instead of my normal 2.9 seconds.
Continue reading Find Your Reason to Work Out
This is what the Tfal is capable of
Okay, so I just had the most amazing birthday in history. After making Amanda very aware that I didn’t want anything big or eleborate for my birthday, I thought I was home free after a nice dinner. But then she turned in the opposite direction of home, and she said we were meeting a friend for a drink at a pub. I was totally fine with that since it seemed to be low key and relaxed. And then we walked into the bar and there were about 40 people, inclucing a damn photographer… all waiting for me. Now I hate being in the spotlight. And people kept on asking me why I had this strage look on my face. First of all, I was trying my best not to cry. At the same time, I was trying to show an expression of happiness, surprise, extreme gratitude, and “I don’t deserve all this” all at once. That’s tough to do. So anyways, it turned out to be one of the absolute best nights of my life. Almost my entire family was there, including all of my closest friends and amazing coworkers. Some people even took the night off work to be there for me! I really wish that night had more hours in it so I could spend a few moments with every person to say thank you with several hugs.
Continue reading RRRRRRRIBS
I heard a quote the other day that has really stuck with me. It has so many applications in life, and somehow it has become the central theme in my own life lately. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it went something like this: It will never be a perfect time to start something. That’s it. This is a very simple idea but when you think about it, this short sentence can have profound meaning in so many aspects of life.
Continue reading The Timing Will Never Be Perfect
Hello there my friends. I apologize for my absence recently. I was at a friend’s house for the past week watching their animals as they were in the Bahamas on a holiday. And these aren’t just any animals. They are 3 dogs and 1 cat, each with a different personality. Granted, the dogs are chihuahuas… but all that really means is that they are SUPER NEEDY. But that’s okay because they love Uncle Craig. Well… two of them love me. The third one took some work. He is a rescue dog from Mexico, so he has been through some abuse and has trouble with trusting humans. Can you blame him? I’ve never been abused and I still have trust issues. So after the first day was a bit rough, he eventually learned to like me and after the second day I couldn’t even go to the washroom without him being at my feet. To be honest it was humbling to see this little guy let me take care of him. Amanda even came over and he quickly learned to like her too.
Continue reading More Paleo Food
Yes I know it’s Friday. But I’ve been working til 1:30 am this week and today was the first chance I’ve had to actually sit down and write a decent post. One of the things I know people struggle with is finding quick and easy meals to eat during the week. So to solve that problem, I came up with a strategy to make sure I always have good food to keep my belly full. To do this, I always dedicate a few hours the night before my first shift to cooking my food for the week. It takes some time and planning, but there are other benefits beyond just eating healthy… and the biggest one in my mind is the fact that it saves me money. Yes, I am buying 90% organic food that is kind of expensive. But the money I save by not buying lunch all the time makes that way easier to stomach. And by the way, buying lunch sucks! You never know what is really in your food. Even if you decide to get a delicious chicken salad with avocado and cheese and spinach, there is a good chance that many of the ingredients are packed with preservatives and chemicals. You can’t really blame the businesses for that though. They need to make sure their food lasts long enough to survive production, harvesting, shipping, and then storage until the consumer buys the food. And that is also why organic food doesn’t last as long. Yesterday I threw out an avocado. That sucked.
Continue reading What I Ate Wednesday
This topic is something that I know everyone struggles with at one point or another. The reason why I want to write about it is simply because there are so many reasons why the paleo diet is easy to stick to. I am going to do my best to try and list some of the most effective ways to stay on track. I will include some things I personally do, as well as some things I know I should do but still struggle with.
Continue reading Sticking to Your Diet
Well hello there everyone. And by everyone I mean the 4 people who are probably going to read this. I thought I would write about my week so far, including an example of what I ate on a particular day. I think showing you what a typical paleo day looks like for me may help you realize that eating this way really is simple.