Today was a good day.

Hey folks! I have had (still having) a great day. Where shall I begin…

Coffee at Higher Ground with Nicole, my American-living-in-Canada friend! I ordered the Nut ‘N Honey with Soy milk and it was deeee-licious (espresso, soy milk, hazelnut and honey).

I will definitely be visiting there again, they also serve food, beer and wine! My kinda hangout!

We then walked along Elbow River to the Eau Claire YMCA to check out some volunteer/instructing opportunities.

Oh my gosh, that YMCA is 4 floors! It had beautiful, large studios, all new equipment, friendly staff–basically everything you could ask for! We spoke with the Member Services Director and she was thrilled to offer us volunteer slots as well as personal training and group fitness opportunities. I am beyond excited, because I can actually get paid to teach at that Y! By the end of our impromptu meeting, my cheeks hurt because I was smiling so much from hearing all these, she referred me to another privately owned gym that was also located downtown.

We walked a bazillion miles and had worked up an appetite, so we decided to hit The Hose & Hound for lunch. I had to take a pic of the Calgary Tower as I drove past.

Who cares what we had for lunch.. here are our beers! I had the Wild Rose Raspberry Ale. Yum yum in my tum tum.

(For the sake of sounding healthy, I had some sort of salad with chicken and almonds and carrots and…stuff. Again, very good).

I was so glad to meet up with Nicole- we really got to vent about all the obstacles of moving to Canada. I’m not going to get in to it here-because I’d probably get so worked up that the rest of this post would consist of a lot of asterisks and bad words. Not blog-friendly.

After my billionty mile walk downtown, I came home and went for another gazillion mile walk with Twyla and all three doggies. My puppies are hurtin’! (Not the actual puppies; I was referencing my feet). I think I have definitely gotten more than my fair share of physical activity for the day.

Now I must do my strength training… the form of 12 oz. curls.
Hello, Thursday night.

I’d like to go to a fancy party

I have to start the morning off right. Look at this dress:

Ah, gorgeous! I think I could even pull it off.. Not that I have any reason to wear a floor length gown, but still. And then there’s my favorite part:

Woof, take a took at that back (not specifically Elizabeth Bank’s back, but the back of the dress) LOVE. I think one of the boards I have on Pinterest mainly consists of backless dresses. I have an obsession. Does anyone want to invite me to something fancy so I can buy one?! Pleeeeease…

Back on track, Jen, back on track. Today is Thursday! *duh* no different than any other day, BUT I’m having coffee with another American! Yup, I’m not the only one who has left the U.S of A. to be with their man. You have no idea how exciting this is for me. More importantly, I have plans. That’s right, something to get ready for. A brush my teeth, comb my hair event. We agreed to meet at a coffee place halfway between our houses and perhaps walk the park or browse some boutiques (she has no idea what a pro I am at browsing).

Just had myself another bowl o’ oaty goodness in preparations for today’s events.


I actually weighed myself this morning (pre-oats) and discovered that I haven’t gained any weight! I usually only weigh myself when I am at my parents house because I’m one of those people who could obsess over the number (cue: downward spiral). But Tyler just taught me how to use his scale (I’m too stupid to figure it out, apparently) and I thought I’d give it a go after this past months events. Woohoo! Jen’s a happy lady.

Question: What’s your relationship with the scale?