Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sad Kitty

These photos break my heart.
We keep our kitty inside because I'd seriously be devastated if anything bad happened to her. So lately, we've been keeping the door open so she can look out the screen. She will sit there for hours sometimes just looking at the cars and people go by. I feel so bad that we don't let her outside but I just can't even fathom the thought.

Cute though, eh?


My last set of photos from my walk in the park!
Hope you enjoyed them :)

Walk in the Park

When I saw that dandelions started sprouting, I almost yelled from the rooftops in joy!
I know, they're just a weed. But a beautiful weed that indicates summer is almost here! My favorite season of all time.
I love all the new life growing around these parts and I love how that life is constantly changing. It's such a great reminder of the beautiful world we live in.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pink Sprouting Flowers

This pink and green tree plant seriously took my breath away. They were growing absolutely everywhere and I couldn't help but snap a few photos. The wind was blowing pretty hard making it a bit difficult to snap a still photo, but I found the wind surprisingly made for some pretty decent snaps!
How I love Spring!

Old North Shore

Some photos I took at one of the parks here in town.
Such gorgeous heritage we have here in our city. Sometimes it really blows me away with how old our city is. Normally, I don't take the time to appreciate all the beauty of the buildings but today, that changed.
Have a great Tuesday!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Ideas

Hello Everyone!
Sorry for the silence over here. I've just been really taking a good, long hard look at my life lately and what is going to be making me happy. Of course that includes photography :).
I'm beginning a new project that is going to be incredibly challenging for me as well as inspiring and goal oriented. I'll explain more later when everything starts coming together.
I have lots of fun photos in store for you all too especially now that Spring has really sprung here.. so beautiful out all the time! I'm loving it!
I'm really excited for this new journey. I'll call it the "Jessica" journey because it's a way to finally make my dreams come true. :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fresh Vegetables :)

What an insane week this has been.
I've had a lot of time off for some reason at work but lately I feel like the stresses of life are really interfering with everyday happiness. I need a vacation so I think John & I are heading over to the states for May Long Weekend! Phew!

On another very exciting note... tonight as I was reading blogs while watching some TV, I pulled up one of my faves Sometimes Sweet- and saw my link on her Weekend Link post!!!! I got so excited to see that my photography is being noticed! It really inspires me to continue to take photographs and practice each and everyday. Thanks Danielle for the shout out. You have no idea how much I appreciate it!!

More pics to come!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Spring Flowers

I picked up these bad boys from Safeway today! I couldn't resist. 2 bunches for $5.00? Yes please!
I love the vibrant colours and they look so beautiful against the white background. The contrasting between pink and green and yellow and green is outstanding. Hope you like!

Obsessiveness Ramble

Photo taken by me.

Last year, I went to yoga about 3-4 times a week and felt absolutely fantastic about myself. I never worried about what I ate (especially since yoga led me to make healthier choices) and if I wanted to eat pizza or chinese or something un-healthy, I wouldn't beat myself up over it. Well, my yoga membership started getting expensive so this past January I made the switch to a local gym in town. It worked out for me because I could work on my cardiovascular health and strength and if I wanted to go to a yoga class, the gym offered those. I've been going to the gym now about 3-4 times a week since January, practiced running and now I would call myself a {beginner} runner. I love the sport! And I feel like a bad ass when strength training. However, I don't feel as good about myself as I did when I was doing yoga. I started becoming very aware of what I put into my body and would feel guilty if John & I would choose pizza over chicken. I recently tried the Bikini Series challenge from the girls of "Tone It Up" and while it may work great for some people, it was not for me. I felt extremely guilty anytime I wouldn't eat what was a part of their nutrition ideas. I cut out toast & white or red potatoes from my idea and I miss my morning toast with peanut butter everyday. Why am I depriving myself of the things I love that aren't even bad for me? So not good. The other day, I thought to myself... I need to document my workouts in order to stay motivated and focused and I love exercise. I also enjoy documenting what I use to fuel my body as this also keeps me motivated. So instagram friends, if you're annoyed of my constant talk of health, I suggest you unfollow me. However, I will NOT deprive myself any longer of the foods I truly love and I will NOT feel guilty for eating pizza every once in a while. I can't believe that I wanted to cut out carbs from my diet like they were a bad thing. I need carbs if I want to be able to run the half marathon in September and it's not like they are making me "fat". I'm not obsessing anymore and I will enjoy my life instead. I will exercise regularly and fuel my body with nutritious (and delicious) foods and I will love myself! I like the mantra of eating great foods 90% of the time and eating not so great foods 10% of the time. I think it's a very realistic way to live healthily. So here's to living a healthy, happy life!

P.S. More fun photos coming soon. I'm starting a photography challenge soon.. more on that later.