And just like that, Thanksgiving is over. It was a busy weekend! I never understood why people said the holidays were stressful, but now I think I do – it definitely applies when the holiday involves travel! We were only in London for two days, so we had to cram a lot in in a short amount of time. But we did get to spend time with family, so we’re happy.
I woke up yesterday feeling excited – because I was heading back to my old gym! (yes, I get excited about gyms). I used to go to Goodlife Masonville 5-6 days a week, but unfortunately I had to put my membership on hold when I moved – Brantford doesn’t have a Goodlife. I had to go in today to sign the papers on the termination of my contract, but since Monday is a workout day, I went to get a workout in as well.
(not my picture, but it is my oh-so-pretty gym)
I miss this place so much! There’s so much equipment and it’s all new – they definitely spoiled me here. So being able to do a workout in here again was wonderful. I felt like I was back in my old stomping grounds.
Thanksgiving leftovers already being utilized.
2 eggs overeasy (runny yolk goodness, of course), a banana, and some leftover ham. There was definitely more ham being picked at while I was waiting for the eggs to cook.
One more Thanksgiving event before going home – lunch with my parents and my aunt and uncle. We met at a Kelsey’s – it’s a chain, but the food’s decent!
My uncle just returned from a month long yoga retreat in India – how awesome would it be to do one of those? It’s very Eat Pray Love, except minus Julia Roberts
I ordered the Greek chicken on a pita.
Cucumber, tomato, feta, red pepper hummus, chicken and lettuce on a grilled pita with tzatziki and a Greek salad on the side. Every bite gone.
My aunt knows me too well.
She went to a library book sale recently and picked up too new cookbooks for me. I love how my family just associates me with cookbooks and recipes – their always sending or telling me about new ones! I’m definitely the foodie in the family.
After a quick stop to see Laura (and drop off some maple bacon cupcakes – she needed to try them!) we were on our way back to Brantford. All the leaves on the trees along the 403 (a major highway in Ontario) are changing colour, and made for a beautiful drive back!
With all the massive, fancy meals lately Eric and I were feeling a simple dinner tonight.
I had two rice cakes with herb and garlic cream cheese and smoked salmon. Unpictured baby carrots and hummus on the side.
I love how smoked salmon seems to go on sale this time of year – I love the stuff sooo much, but I rarely buy it because of the price. Once again, Nadine gifted us with some – two huge packages! They will not be going to waste, I promise.
I totally meant to do this yesterday, but, oops. Holiday brain.
This last week was week 2 on my Slim and Sculpt program with Carrie of This Fit Chick. The program is set up as 3 phases of 4 weeks each, so this week was a repeat of last week. I was able to bring up my weight on my deadlifts, squats, and shoulder presses – I love getting stronger!
Workouts skipped: none
Workouts changed: I moved Sunday’s interval run to Saturday, and changed it to the elliptical. I went right after baking cupcakes – and icing and bacon do not make for the greatest running fuel. I got it done though!
Workouts added: 2 yoga workouts.
Speaking of yoga…
This was my first week with Courtney’s October yoga challenge! I made it my goal to complete 2 sessions a week, and I got it done.
Both times, I chose to do 20 minute yoga sessions from YogaDownload.com. I love yoga, but I can only get myself to focus for short sessions at home – a 60 minute class at the gym or in a studio is fine, but at home I need 25 minutes or less.
(my Hot Yoga experience – I do not sweat that much at home)
I did one session on Tuesday and one on Sunday – done and done!
Yoga’s one of those things I always need to talk myself into doing. I start out not feeling really enthusiastic, but when it’s over I feel fantastic and I’m reminded why I like to do it in the first place. Makes me nice and stretchy!
I hope your Tuesday is fabulous!
<— Are you “known” for anything in your family? I’m known as a foodie and known for making awesome desserts. My love of sushi is pretty legendary as well.
<— Are there are exercises you have to push yourself to do but you feel awesome afterwards? I feel that way with running sometimes too…I have to force myself up and out the door, but I never regret it afterwards, even if it wasn’t a great run.