Top Ten Things To Never Say To A Vegan...

(Vegan) Pumpkin Tart

Sumac Roasted Vegetables with Lemon Cous Cous

Reflecting back and looking forward.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

I've been vegan for one month!

The Big "V"

So Long And Thanks For All The Friends...

Thank you.


An Impending Feeling of Doom...

5 months to go...

Resolutions were made to be broken!

Take stock.

The countdown begins...

Six and a half months to the Big Day.

Giving some props where they are due.

Toronto the Beautiful?

We made it to Friday.


Where did today go?

Vegetables are sexy.

Busy Sunday.

Saturday, Saturday.

Another week bites the dust.

The weigh in, cont.

Grilled Vegetable and Avocado Salad

Food as reward?

I admit it. I like Mondays.

Cheat weekend?

Sleepy Saturday.

Cheat day.

The weigh in.

How competitive am I?

Today = Yuck.

The power of the food journal.

Happy Birthday Little Soccer Dude.

Ahhh... The sweet smell of Saturday.

Thank GOD it's Friday.

Sleep... sweet sleep.

A day in the life...

Kick it into gear already!

Polenta and Roasted Veggies. Because bikini season is coming...

Resolutions for 2010.

Enjoy the good and shrug off the bad.

It ain't easy being green.

When you just don't fit in (to your pants).

Who knew we could trust the government?

To my students at Parkdale Public School: Thank you

Everything in moderation.

Ahhh... The sweet smell of Saturday.
Saturday, June 5, 2010

Take a deep breath in. Now slowly let it out and smile… It’s Saturday.

I love Saturdays. Almost as much as I love good food. I wake up early and see one of my funniest clients who makes me laugh for an hour, and then I go and kick my own butt along with the butts of several pregnant women in Bloor West Village.

When I first took over the Saturday Belly Bootcamp class for my then-pregnant best friend Dara, I wasn’t sure I’d dig getting up early on a Saturday to exercise. Now – I live for Saturday mornings. Seeing these women working out, getting stronger and bonding over endless burpees and wall sits makes me so happy and proud. We talk about everything – today it was “how comfy are maternity clothes!?!?!!” and “how yummy is pasta carbonara?!???!!”, and we always laugh and sweat together.

After a great workout I come home to find my fiancée usually reading the paper on the balcony and we have a nice brunch together. Today I have a few hours of work ahead of me, but then we’ll get out for a bite or go to a movie.

Bliss…. If only every day could be a Saturday.

Activity: Belly Bootcamp… lots of fun today.

1 Starbucks grande americano
1 banana

1 poached egg
1 slice whole grain toast with scant butter
1 tbs bruschetta mix
1 coffee with milk
2 cups water

A few handfuls of popcorn (movie time!)
1 cup diet coke

Swiss Chalet quarter chicken dinner - white meat, skin removed
Salad with olive oil and balsamic
4 cups water

100 calorie ice cream cup

" Elizabeth is a fantastic personal trainer. I have been working with her for years now and continue to love her energetic enthusiasm... It's contagious! She managed to whip my butt into shape and helped me rework my diet. She’s a great motivator – just what you need is a personal trainer! "
-Isobel Wallace