Hello May

Hey y’all!

Happy Friday!

May the fourth be with you all

& Happy Cinco De Mayo! (Happy Tequila day- as I like to call it)

So I really wish I had this ready to go for May 1st, you know the whole N’Sync ‘Its gonna be me (may)’ thing, but it’s alright my inner 90’s child always has a field day with this! great.. Now I have N’Sync stuck in my head… But we it’s the fourth so we can still have some fun today with cheeky lines!

It’s also Cinco De Mayo, happy tequila day my fellow tequila lovers! You can bet i will having a little tequila later, I’ll take a shot for you all today 🙂

These days, I have so much on my plate, I have started to schedule not only my workouts into my day but also when I can see my friends. Work has been busy, I think I have roughly 10 projects on the go, plus day-to-day tasks….
Yoga teacher training is going amazing. I am finally breaking out of my shell, leaving my head & am able to not only enjoy it again but also play within my practice. I am super excited to be able to share my knowledge come June!
I am roughly one month out from running in the Toronto Waterfront 10 km & you can say I am getting super excited to get back out there & running! I have not been running much due to the amount of yoga I am doing daily but hey, no problem with just running & hopefully beating my last PR (just need to run this in 50 minutes…)

Side note: work has been going great, really keeping me busy. But to make my days equally more fun, our members are now playing a game called: ‘Let’s see who can set Cass up on a date first’ … Stay tuned for this one friends

Injury Update: this is now going to be a thing each month, at a work reception last night I got my pinkie finger stuck in a really heavy door.. cue the pain… It does not seem broken but it definitely does not look pretty & is seriously bruised.  Let’s just say this is going to take some time to heal, bring on the year supply of band-aids & Advil!

Here is a quick monthly recap of how things are looking so far! Here’s my ‘Goals for 2018’

  • Read 50 Books- read 7 so far, currently reading Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Book #8)- Still reading the same book (how? I really don’t know) 
  • Travel to 5 new locations- Already travelled to South Africa (Cape Town, Sabi Sands & Tjakastad) 3/5
  • Have 2 Vegan days per week –been getting better as the month went on! Have been eating at least two meatless days per week.
  • Get my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate- Two More months & two more yoga weekends. Will be a certified yoga teacher come June 
  • Start a Pilates Barre/Yoga business- Slowly beginning to throw ideas out there, might start with teaching private classes (coming soon)
  • Spend less each month (aka no impulse purchases)- Nailed it this month, really trying to focus on my savings! 
  • Learn something new this year- so not happening this year 
  • Purge closet/dresser 3 times this year- 1/3 completed, about to purge for the summer 
  • Become involved with a cause I care about- been researching which one, want to pick the right one. 
  • Complete a 10km run- All signed up for the Toronto Waterfront 10km
  • Complete a half marathon– in the process of picking one
  • Focus on my health: Workout 4-5 times weekly, Drink less often, Drink more water!! – have been very good about my diet & attending yoga minimum 4 per week, running/walking at least 2 times a week & strength train 1 day a week. Guess who got her groove back! 
  • Close Apple Watch rings everyday- closed 24/30 days last month (so close)! Did win the April Challenge (Averaged 57 exercise minutes daily) – If you want to compete & be friends, contact me! I love a little healthy competition 
  • Be less negative- been picking a focus for the day & trying to focus on it! Today’s focus: compassion 

Did you make any New Years Goals? Have you been sticking to them?
I would love to hear how you are doing and/or if you have any suggestions about anything & everything or recipes I should try!

stay golden
xo cd


14 thoughts on “Hello May

  1. I always find these monthly recap posts you do to be so inspiring! Makes me want to start my own list of things I want to accomplish. Also, I’ve been stuck on the same book for over a month. I feel your pain.

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  3. Cass, you write one of my favorite blogs. It must be something about living in Toronto because I think you and Paul are the best. Ok, let me address these comments.

    First of all, I love your goals and your list, etc. I too find it inspiring. I’m older than you guys but I can relate to a couple of things here. I used to drink tons of soda pop. I’m down to usually one can a week now, sometimes zero. That has made a difference in my life, along with drinking more and more water. I used to get headaches more often growing up and now I realize it was because I was probably dehydrated. I try to drink at least 40 ounces a day now and often 60 or more. It has helped. I’ve lost weight and gotten healthier.

    Secondly, I am a huge book and magazine hoarder. I have a huge list of books to get too after I finish my current one, “Moneyball”. There’s nothing wrong with having a huge library. Embrace it. I’m proud to say I’ve finished a few books in my life that would seemingly never end. One was a 1000 book about Winston Churchill. Another was a long book about Teddy Roosevelt. Another was about Stalingrad. I love that history. However, one book I gave up on quickly was Charles Dickens’ “Our Mutual Friend”. Ohmygosh…..it was a horrid bore. I read about 30 pages and had enough. Gave it away.

    Great stuff Cass!

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    • Thanks for the kind words as always Reid! Your blog is always a great read as I do love my sports!

      1. That is so inspiring, its funny how little changes make such a difference sometimes. I really am trying to hold myself accountable with the list, otherwise if I kept it to myself nothing would be achieved!

      2. So glad it’s not just me, i finally stopped buying magazines. I had a problem. How is moneyball? I have been wanting to read that one just have yet to pick up a copy!

      Hope your having a great weekend Reid!

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      • Thanks!!! My weekend got much better when the Sox beat the hated Cubs today. It’s brutal living up here on the North Side as a Sox fan. My whole neighborhood is filled with overbearing Cooooo fans. They are insufferable. I have a Sox license plate and recently these jerks in another car booed me while I was driving. Dude…..c’mon man.

        Meanwhile, I’m about halfway through “Moneyball”. It’s good, maybe really good. I feel as if I already know the whole book though based on the movie and people talking about it for so long. It’s pretty much just like the Brad Pitt movie. I really enjoy it.

        Hey by the way, I’m taking my family on a driving trip this summer and we’re headed to Boston and driving through Toronto. Pumped! I’m taking my son to a Blue Jays game. I’ll let you and Paul know when I get the tickets. Maybe you’d like to meet at the game or after or something. Have you ever met Paul? He’s cool. I like him. Great guy! I’ll be bringing my 11 year old son so it should be really fun. I’ll let you know…..


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      • that sounds awful! I have a cowboys thing on my car & always get chirped for it, so i feel your pain!

        Good to know, will have to add it to my reading list! Glad you are enjoying it!

        That sounds amazing! You & your son will have such a great time. I have not met Paul yet, but he seems awesome. Let me know & if it works I might be able to, would be nice to meet you 🙂

        Have a good week Reid

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