Another busy day for the unemployed

Hi there, ho there!

Today started bright and early. I had to first enjoy my breakfast (coconut oats- same as yesterday) the really jump the gun. I put together a lasagna, salad and bread for friends of ours that just had a baby. I wanted to help them out in the only way I know how- with food. I tried to make some no bake cookies, but they hadn’t hardened in time, so I whipped by Crave to pick up a couple of cupcakes with pink frosting 😉

My lunch was a weird combo- 3 hard boiled egg whites and leftover couscous with corn. Super random, I know.

Let’s get to the BEST part of the day: my workout.

Awww, look at that pretty stationary. I felt like a nerdo carrying that around in the gym. So here’s how it breaks down:

10 minute warmup (I did the elliptical with HIIT intervals)

10 pushups
60 second plank
10 pushups
60 second plank

10 deadman burpees (seen here)
Jump rope tabata
10 deadman burpees

20 curtsy lunge w/high knee (each side)
50 second wall sit
20 weighted wide lunges (each side)
50 second wall sit

20 mountain climbers
Jumping jack tabata
20 mountain climbers

30 leg lifts
40 second pilates pulse
30 bicycle crunches
40 weighted hip raises

30 high knees (each side)
heel jump tabata
30 high knees (each side)

one legged bicep curl (resting one leg on a stability ball (3 sets of 12)
tricep extensions (3 sets of 12) option: sitting on stability ball
chest press and fly combo while bridging on he stability ball

8 jackknives
8 pikes
8 jackknives
8 pikes

While bridging on the ball, 10 overhead shoulder extensions, 10 russian twists. repeat 2 times.

10 minute cardio (another HIIT interval on the elliptical)

There ya have it, folks. That was one hell of a workout- especially if you’re go-go-go like me and really limit your breaks or break times.

Tyler was pulling in the driving just as I was walking home from the gym so I really had to act quick to get him dinner. Two words of praise for his meal

1) Thank you to whoever invented leftovers.

2) Another thanks to whoever thought of  the defrost button on the microwave.

Since I wasn’ too hungry, I also used the defrost button for my snack:

We ate while watching the LAST Harry Potter movie. EIGHT HP movies in EIGHT days. Woof. Now we will have to find another series to work on….. (I have Mad Men, but that’s my day time TV 😉 )

Once the movie was over, Tyler pulled a good boyfriend  card and went to Subway while I showered so that I could have my ‘second’ dinner.

Turkey breast with banana peppers, peppers, tomatoes, olives, and cucumbers. I took half of it out of the to-go container, and saved the rest for tomorrow’s lunch. 10 points for Tyler, everybody. Hip hip….. (this is where you say Hooray).

Oh, and the Easter package from my parents arrived today. I finally got my Girl Scout Cookies!

Too bad I swore off sweets the other day after my dismal weigh in. Just to get myself back on track, though. Into the freezer they go!

In addition to these lovely boxes of minty goodness, came this little bobble bunny

Hmmm, what else have I done today? Oh yeah, registered for one of my Graduate classes. Boo hiss. The optimist’s argument would say it’s one step closer to completion. True, but it’s also a buttload of homework during my first summer in Calgary. Ho hum.

Another random (read: dangerous) note: So, I was putting some dishes away yesterday morning that were left out on the dry rack. You know, the ones where you stack plates and pots and pans to see how many can really balance, and there’s a small little spot in the front to hold alllll those pieces of silverware. Given the logistics of how the utensils and such were placed, and the height of the cupboard door, well, bad things can only happen. I open the door, the door hits the cookie sheet, the cookie sheet hits the utensils, the utensils fall towards me to the floor. In that group of utensils: sharp knives. Me: in pajamas. One sharp knive got me. I won’t say exactly where, but it was below my belly button and above the knee.

I. thought. I. was. going. to. die.

But I didn’t, and now have a strategically placed scar. SWEET. (not sweet).

Last random bit: I miss living close to my parents because I never wash my own bras. That’s something I always left for mom. Ugh, another thing I am going to have to learn.

TMI tonight? Nah. Bet you chuckled though. 😉

44 out of 100

I’ve seen it all over blogs and facebook recently, so I thought I’d post my own results to the food list challenge of 100 things to eat before you die.

1. Abalone- no thanks, it comes from the ocean

2. Absinthe- not yet, but I’m willing!

3. Alligator- came so close to having it in New Orleans, but no.

4. Baba Ghanoush- haha, I just like saying it

5. Bagel and Lox- Bagel: yes; Lox: hell no

6. Baklava- yes, delish!

7. Barbeque Ribs- The best I’ve had were in Memphis

8. Bellini- duh, check.

9. Bird’s Nest Soup- I don’t think so

10. Biscuits and Gravy- mmmhmmm

11. Black Pudding- no thank you

12. Black Truffle- it might have been in something I’ve ordered at a fancy restaurant

13. Borscht- no idea what it is

14. Calamari- NEVER

15. Carp- see: #14

16. Caviar- see: #14 again

17. Cheese Fondue- yes and I’ll have it again, thankyouverymuch

18. Chicken and waffles- not at the same time

19. Chicken Tikka Masala- nope

20. Chile Rellano- mmmm lick my lips good

21. Chitlins- ?

22. Churros- on the reg when I was little. Most often at Disneyland

23. Clam Chowder- grossy

24. Cognac- NOT grossy

25. Crab cakes- Best were on the waterfront in Boston with Tyler. I will never forget that meal. But I DID forget the name of the restaurant.

26. Crickets- Hell no

27. Currywurst- that just put a bad taste in my mouth, whatever it is

28. Dandelion Wine- keep talking..

29. Dulce De Leche- Holy yum yum!

30. Durian- not sure

31. Eel- NOOOOO

32. Eggs Bendict- I could eat them every day of my life. The end.

33. Fish Tacos- No, but Tyler wants me to try

34. Foie Gras- no thank you

35. Fresh Spring Rolls- yes!

36. Fried Catfish- what did I tell you about seafood? No!

37. Fried Freen Tomatoes- yep

38. Fried Plantain- yep yep!

39. Frito Pie- might have at some pot luck type thing…

40. Frogs Legs- not in my lifetime

41. Fugu- no

42. Funnel Cake- too many to count on both hands

43. Gazpacho- yes, and I have wanted to make some of my own for a while now

44. Goat- aww no

45. Goat’s Milk- awww yes

46. Goulash- check

47. Gumbo- Ahhh New Orleans!

48. Haggis- ?

49. Head Cheese- No way Jose

50. Heirloom Tomatoes- yes

51. Honeycomb- sticky good

52. Hostess Fruit Pie- Used to buy them at the Snack Shack at St. Jeanne’s back in the day

53. Huevos Rancheros- yummmmmmmmtastic

54. Jerk Chicken- yup

55. Kangaroo- No–but maybe

56. Key Lime Pie- ahh, yes

57. Kobe Beef- Where’s the Beef?

58. Lassi- ?

59. Lobster- I had it for the first time this past weekend. But only because it was mashed up in a dip and you couldn’t taste it. I would never ever eat it alone.

60. Mimosa- too many

61. MoonPie- hells yes

62. Morel Mushrooms- nope

63. Nettle Tea- how is that different from regular tea?!

64. Octopus- NOOOO

65. Oxtail Soup- not interested

66. Paella- Spanish class

67. Paneer- nope

68. Pastrami on Rye- NYC deli

69. Pavlova- no

70. Phaal- what?

71. Philly Cheese Steak- yessir

72. Pho- no

73.  Pineapple and Cottage Cheese- My college staple

74. Pistachio Ice Cream- yes, and yuck

75. Po Boy- no

76. Pocky- ?

77. Polenta- yup!

78. Prickly Pear- does it count if it was mixed in an alcoholic beverage?

79. Rabbit Stew- no, but I have had rabbit!

80. Raw Oysters- no no no

81. Root beer float- UM YES

82. S’mores- SI SENOR!

83. Sauerkraut- yup

84. Sea Urchin- no thanks

85. Shark- no

86. Snail- YES!

87. Snake- never

88. Soft Shell Crab- no

89. Som Tam- ?

90. Spaetzle- no

91. Spam- no

92. Squirrel- no

93. Steak Tartare- no

94. Sweet Potato Fries- all the time!

95. Sweetbreads- nope

96. Tom Yum- ?

97. Umeboshi- ?

98. Venison- no

99. Wasabi Peas- yep

100. Zucchini Flowers- no

In total, I have tried 44 out of the 100–there’s so many damn seafoody creatures on the list!


Ok, so yesterday’s run got my legs a-shakin’ and now they are sore as all hell. I am going to have to veto a run today and opt for an interval workout at the gym later on. BUT FIRST, I must finish cooking this meal to bring over to friends that just had a baby! This is my first time making lasagna from scratch by myself, so I am hoping it turns out all right! eek.

Here it is beforehand:

I’ll back back later with a workout recap and other goodies…

2 down, 1 to go..

Yesterday, I bought two things I’ve had my eye on for a while. Ok that’s a lie. The first thing I’ve been after for a while, but the second required a few hours of research/review reading/price comparison/practically no websites ship to Canada. Can I get a ‘aw hell no’ to that?!

Back to my two things. The first was something I saw on Dr. Oz (better than Dr. Phil but not quite as good as God. I kid.)

Raspberry Ketones

If these spark your curiosity, I’ll let you do some Google work on your own. I opted for the Labrada Raspberry Ketones.

Second, I got Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard. After research, I found it a great protein powder for tha lay-dees.

The third thing is something I surrriously want.

Lululemon’s Run: In the Sun crops.
Gah. I die. So cute and purple! Last time I bookmarked something from lulu, I got them a week later. Maybe that same stroke of luck will work again?! One can hope.

What’s something you recently bought and/or want?