Sunday, July 22, 2012

Should Have Nicknamed Me "Buzz-Killington"

Good evening Beautiful,
What a rainy day this has turned out to be! This weekend has been EVERYTHING I needed and more. These past few weeks have been extremely busy for me with work, and workouts, and blogging and socializing in real life and not online (J) and this weekend was SO low key! Friday night we stayed home, C BBQ’d some absolutely delicious steaks while I made some bacon wrapped scallops and mushrooms, it was a delicious protein packed dinner! We were both pretty exhausted so after I finished writing my last post, it was about 10:30 and we decided to go to bed. Seriously! C was really tired from his week-long “staycation” and I was just tired in general (although, not as tired as usual and could have stayed up much longer!).
On Saturday we had to go to the car dealership to sign off on the NEW RIDE and it just so happens that the dealership is right beside a Chapters. For those of you who don’t know me well, let me fill you in on a little secret… When I’m in Chapters, it’s like nothing else matters. It’s so unbelievable how happy I become inside this massive book store. It’s not just because most of them come with a Starbucks, but it’s the thousands upon thousands of different books. Some of them I will never know exist, but if I had all the time in the world, I would be one of those people who take a book off the shelf, park my rear end in one of their big leather chairs and I would sit there all day, sipping on my Grande Pike with Whipping Cream, and read book after book after book.
I’ve contemplated getting one of those e-readers before I got my iPad. However, even though I do have the option of purchasing books on my iPad and reading them on the screen, I would prefer not. I’m one of those geeks that likes to physically have the book on my shelf to see, and have it in my hand when I read. I like to see all of the books I’ve collected over the years and see how many I’ve read, and how many I’ve bought just to have. For me, when I buy a book I have to read the whole thing before I can buy another. Sometimes when I buy books online, I will buy two or three so I don’t have to pay for shipping, but I still manage to get through them all before I buy more. I absolutely love reading. It’s like a little escape from reality, into the lives of people I would never know. Take 50 Shades of Grey for example. Yes, I’m one of the bajillion people reading it right now, but when I get into this book, it’s like I’m ACTUALLY in the book, just watching everything happen from the sidelines. That sounds a bit creepy because of the contents of the book, but you know what I mean.
I should never have gone into Chapters because I wanted to buy everything. Nice new thank you cards, cards that are empty so I can write whatever I want in them… Cook books, biographies, fashion books, the 3rd book in the Grey trilogy, but I settled on a super geek book about social media and public relations. I’ve wanted to learn more about it for a while, so I bought a little book to hopefully learn some tips and tricks from.
ANYWAYS – the rest of Saturday was fun too, we hung out at home and I read a ton of 50 Shades of Grey and we met another couple we know, Adam and Katie down in the Distillery District for some drinks and dinner. We went to Mill St. Brewery for dinner and it’s always so fun. The Distillery District is all so old, the streets are all cobble stone, and they make their own beer in the pubs. I decided (stupidly) to order a Creamy Lobster with Avocado sandwich. I knew this was a bad mistake as soon as I had ordered it, and that I should have gone for the roasted beet salad with salmon. Don’t get me wrong, the sandwich and the whole meal was SO GOOD… but I felt like absolute ass for the rest of the night. I was so bloated from the bread and the creaminess of the lobster, it was all I could think about and I was so lame for the rest of the night. Seriously… I’ve hung out with Adam and Katie twice now, and I 100% think they think that I’m super lame after last night. Guys! If you read this – I’M NOT LAME!! After dinner, we went to The Firkin on King for some drinks. It was so fun because we were sitting on the patio right beside the entrance for another club, Brassaii, and we got to people watch all night. I had one damn drink when I was there, a cucumber mojito and it was awful, I think they used tonic water in it, and I absolutely hate tonic water… it tastes so bitter, so it took me 2 hours to finish one drink. You might as well have nicknamed me “Buzz-killington”. Oh well, I’m sure now that Katie and Adam live so close to us we’ll be going out with them more often. I’ll have to win them back next time J.
So as many of you know, I live in Toronto which is located in Ontario which is located in Canada. When I started this blog, I really wanted to make sure if I were ever to do product reviews, or any giveaways, that I either have used the product before, or the product is Canadian made. I have recently been given some samples from J76 Athletic Wear to have and to review on my blog (you can go directly to their website from their logo on the right hand side of my blog!). I agreed to do this because all of their clothes are made in Vancouver, BC, and because their clothes are actually really nice. I was provided with a workout tank, a pair of workout capris and a cotton dress. I like this company because they have a ton of workout gear but they also have casual wear that’s made from bamboo so that’s really cool! It’s been a pleasure working with them so far, they went to all lengths to ensure the products they provided me were the perfect fit for me, and the best part is that I take one size down from my normal size…. I LOVE THAT! J
So even though this weekend was super low key, I did manage to workout both days! It was in my dinky little condo gym, but it wasn’t busy so I got some good workouts in… Yesterday was upper body, and it went like this (I think… I didn’t write this workout down…):

Pec Fly, 60lbs, 3 sets, 10 reps
Lat Pulldown, 50lbs, 3 sets, 10 reps
Shoulder Press, 15lbs dumbbells, 3 sets, 10 reps
Bicep Curl, 60lbs (for 1 set on the cable machine, 10 reps), 15lbs dumbbells, other 2 sets, 10 reps
Tricep Pressdown, 50lbs (for 1 set, 10 reps), 40lbs, other 2 sets, 10 reps
Then I did 30 minutes on the upright bike, level 5 on “Hills” mode while reading 50 Shades of Grey (I contemplated doing more time so I could keep reading! J)
20 sit ups on the decline bench
20 leg lifts, 3 sets
20 side rotations holding 10lbs weight (I’m not sure what this is actually called, but when you lean back and move the weight to each side until they touch the ground), 3 sets
I was definitely really sweaty after this workout and it was awesome. I love getting soaked when I work out. For some reason whenever I go on the stepper, I get a wet mark in the middle of my workout top, right at the bottom of my sternum…. It looks really intense, but it feels gross. I don’t know how to prevent that? Anyways, today I did lower body, but it wasn’t a very intense workout, it was a workout to get me sweating and that’s exactly what I accomplished:
10 minutes on the upright bike as a warm-up
Squats holding 10lbs dumbbells, 10 sets of 10 reps
Walking lunges holding 10lbs dumbbells, 10 sets of 20 (10 per leg) reps
40 minutes on the upright bike while I read more 50 Shades of Grey J.
Today’s workout started my day out right because then we were SO productive for the rest of the day. We got all of the laundry done (and we had a lot), we got groceries, cleaned the condo… it was awesome!! I love days like this; it feels like I didn’t put the day to waste! Unfortunately, this morning C woke up with a massive ear ache so we had to cancel some dinner plans that we had which is unfortunate, but we did reschedule for next weekend. We’re going out for dinner on Saturday with my cousin, his wife, and two other couples (one of the girls is the interior designer from House of Bryan and Leave It To Bryan and Disaster DIY… Rebecca Purdy – do you know her?).
We decided when we were at the grocery store that we were going to make a roast tonight. It’s been a very long time since we’ve made a roast, and the roasts that C makes are unreal. He starts by seasoning the beef…

And then adds in the other fixings, red pearl onions, sweet potato and mushrooms…

And then it turns out looking like this. How badly do you wish you were eating my amazing paleo dinner tonight?
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Stay sweet.
xoxo

4 comments:

  1. dinner looks delish! and i totally have to pick up a copy of 50 shades of grey!

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  2. that's a good idea writing your meals and excercise down the problem I had when ever I would do that I would end up with a deficet that's what I get. Anyway it was a rele good read. You have rele changed since gr9 but we all have. Good luck with your fitness goals and ya you look hot just saying.

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