Saturday night ended up being a bit of an adventure for me. At the last minute, two of Eric’s friends ended up coming into town and staying the night. We headed downtown for a bit, and needless to say, I did not get a lot of sleep that night.
Thank goodness for simple, delicious breakfasts (when you’re running on 3-4 hours of sleep…oops).
Egg white oats with a sliced banana, peanut butter and blueberry muffin Mini Wheats. When I saw these on sale at the grocery store Saturday, I had to pick them up. I freakin’ ADORE Mini Wheats – and the blueberry is definitely my favourite.
In the afternoon, I got a visit from some of my favourite people!
My parents came up for the day to say hi and take us out for lunch. We ended up going to the nearby town of Paris – they were doing a Christmas shopping event with local artisans and my mom wanted to check it out.
We ended up eating downtown at 2 Rivers Bistro and Bar.
(I would show you a picture of the exterior, but it didn’t turn out. Blogger fail).
Better watch out for that gravy…
It’ll scold ya! (And yes, that is poutine. And yes, Eric ordered it).
Considering the cookie dough, cookies, and pizza yesterday (and a few rum and diets, ahem). I wanted lots of green in my lunch.
I went for the spinach and fruit salad – spinach, cranberries, candied pecans, goat chevre, cucumber and red onion, with a honey mustard vinaigrette. I added salmon to add a bit more protein to the meal.
It was exactly what I was craving – so good (And I need to buy goat cheese again immediately. That stuff is amazing)!
Although the interior of the restaurant seemed a little diner-ish (read cramped and none-too-attractive), the food was definitely great quality. Everyone else was happy with their meals. My dad ordered a burger with their soup of the day, which was a squash and apple soup. I tried a spoonful and I definitely approved!
Because my mom is so awesome, she told Eric and I to each pick out something in Chocolate Sensations just down the street. Free chocolate? Be still, my beating heart.
Eric went for a chocolate guitar (and yes, he does play. Few things are sexier than a guy that can play a guitar ) and as soon as I saw these chocolate covered animal crackers, I had to have them. Considering my disappointment over the lack of iced animal crackers at Yogurty’s Wednesday, these will definitely make up for it.
Slim And Sculpt
I have to say, there’s definitely a huge change in my workouts when I’m tired. I got fatigued more easily during the weight session, and I only made it through 1 of 2 rounds of the plyo circuit. Definitely a lesson for me: more sleep = better workouts.
So this week:
Workouts skipped: none
Workouts added: none
Workouts changed: on Wednesday, I ended up changing the treadmill on/off to an elliptical on/off routine. My gym only has 3 treadmills to begin with and 1 was out of order that day – a bit inconvenient! I cranked the resistance up a bit so I felt like I was still getting a good cardio workout – mission accomplished.
Then there was today’s workout…after one round of plyo circuits, my body assured me that that was quite enough.
I usually have a lot of trouble listening to my body when it comes to my workouts – if I have a plan, I want to get through it, even if it results in blood, sweat and tears. I’m learning that there’s a difference between pushing my body to get results and pushing it too much. I workout because I enjoy doing it, but if I push my body too much when it is legitimately worn out, I’m going to physically get injured or mentally burned out – and I would much rather just back off on the workout than go through that.
Can’t go balls to the wall all the time!
My parents were nice enough to bring a little present with them:
A collection of Clubhouse seasonings. Parmesan and herbs, fiery habanero and roasted garlic, lemon and herbs, and roasted chili and tamarind. Thanks guys!
Quinoa cooked in water with habanaro seasoning, a bit of lime juice and a smidge of butter, tofu (that I had cooked earlier in the week after marinating with chipotle sauce), and green beans with parmesan and herbs. Simple, delicious.
And now I’m off to my final day of classes before the Chicago trip! *insert excited squeal here*.
<— Do you know when to give your body a break when it comes to your workouts?
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