It's as easy as that. Do those three things, and I guarantee you'll be rocking that gold Snookie bikini on Kits Beach in no time (results not actually guaranteed. Duh). For the running, I'd recommend C25K. For the lifting, I'd recommend Cross Fit. For the sweets, I'd recommend the Tri-Cities Baker's Market.
If you've never been to a baker's market, you're truly missing out on one of those rare opportunities to stuff your face full of a variety of from-scratch treats that are baked with nothing but love (and a bit of sugar). The one that is popping up in Coquitlam is a real gem - it is chock-a-block full of amazing bakers who only want to make your tummy happy. My posse and I got the opportunity to visit the first market of the year on Saturday. You've got to see what we smuggled out:
This is only one of the amazing variety of cupcakes by Something Sweet For You. Each one of their cupcakes are decorated with love and seriously cute little toppers. When we got there (after taking a wrong turn and somehow ending up in Surrey), most of their treats were gone. I was lucky to grab a Cookies and Cream Walrus, which is was too cute for words.
Macaroons from French Made Baking. Their stuff makes me weak in the knees - they even had some Canuck spirit on their platter that day.
Hearth & Larder not only had Pineapple Jam, but Dandelion Jelly that tasted like the best honey ever conceived by bees.
Little bits of love from Em's Gems. She had little pound cake bundts in tiny little boxes as well - tiny things are the best.
Speaking of tiny, these were the samples of sugar cookie that the iBakery was giving out. Isn't that the most ingenious thing ever? Her sugar cookies definitely rank up in my top five of all time - not only are they beautiful, but taste isn't sacrificed. At all. In fact, she could probably pipe pictures of poop on those things, and I'd still try and eat a dozen. So. Good.
Here's all our bounty, minutes before it was demolished. Poor little walrus never had a chance.
If you're interested in visiting the Baker's Market - and I totally know you are now - take a jog over to the Evergreen Cultural Centre, June 4, July 9 & 23, and August 6. They'll be open from 10am till 2pm. There's free parking and, best of all, free samples!
Oh, and of course, we'll be there July 9th and August 6 with our pies on sticks, vegan cupcake push pops, and so many bad ass baked goods, your face will melt as soon as you step into the room.
Hope to see you there!