Sit down and relax, this is gonna be a long one.
After I spent pretty much ALL morning on the phone with different immigration/customs people, I threw my hands in the air
singin’ aaaaaa-yo and called it quits for the day. Moving to Canada has been by far the hardest thing I have ever done. Harder than college or fit tests or solving mathematical equations.
I rewarded myself with a trip to Safeway with Tyler’s credit card. I didn’t go crazy- mostly tons of produce. After I got home, I reheated some leftover tortellini for lunch.
I gave most of the kielbasa to Layla. A) Less calories consumed for me; B) Layla is most likely going to be a gassy mess tonight. Sigh.
I think she felt guilty for having such an indulgent snack that she gave herself timeout.
Funny story: Tyler bought Layla two new toys yesterday, both of them with strategically placed squeakies. Before going to bed last night, I put both of her toys in her bed- where she so conveniently decided to sleep that night. Well, in the middle of the night, she must have readjusted her sleeping position, because the toy squeaked and her, Tyler and I all freaked out. Like, she jumped a foot and Tyler and I instantly sat upright out of a deep sleep. It reminded me of the scene in Home Alone with Kevin’s parents realized they slept through their alarm.
I baked a healthier version of no bake cookies. (Ok, i didn’t bake them, but you know what I mean)
I found the healthier alternative on Eating Bird Food. Really, the only difference is using a mashed banana rather than a stick of butter.
I don’t know if you know this, but bananas are better for you than butter. Unless it’s Sunday, then who cares (I repeat: Calories do not count on Sundays)
These cookies (yes, cookies is plural, I had three because I am the baker and I am allowed) were enjoyed while I read through two new magazines:
Not too many things caught my eye in either of these. Bummer. When I did my prelim flip-through in the store, they looked like they’d be winners.
Hey, remember when I posted about some stuff I bought? Honestly, you should remember because I haven’t been buying anything since I had a job. (Other than health insurance and almond butter from Costco.) Well, it arrived today!
The raspberry ketones and protein powder plus a muscle magazine and two trial packets for free. free. I am really pumped to give these a go tomorrow before an early morning workout!
Speaking of workouts (see how this post just naturally flows?) I thought I’d show you guys my workout from last night:
10 minute HIIT on the elliptical
weighted squat series (x2, make sure to go through on each leg twice with 12 reps)
-reverse split squat
10 minute HIIT on the elliptical
arm series (12 reps of each x2)
-shoulder front raise
10 minute HIIT on the ski-machine thingy. I Googled an image for you if you don’t understand my techincal lingo:
ab series (I just did a ton of each until my core was burnt out)
-stability ball crunches
-stability ball weighted russian twists
-stability ball plank
-stability ball side crunches
Overall, decent workout.
This morning, I put my daily fitness goal on facebook
And I did it. And it was hard. And I loved every single burpee. Surprisingly, the burpees got easier the closer I got to 100- my body was in the rhythm to really push through and explode on the jump. That makes me a happy lady. I got so pumped up, I ended up doing a bit of kickboxing as well!
Check out one of my guns
For dinner, I decided to make stuffed peppers. But not our regular ol’ stuffed peps. These were healthy and different and good.
I found the recipe here. I cut it in half so that Tyler could have two, and I would have one. I put some ground beef in Tyler’s because he’s manly and needs meat and protein. Woof.
My lil lone pep. Cute. I decided to dissect it a bit to let you see the innards (Terrible way to describe food, btw)
Last one, just a little bit closer…
Couple of new songs on the iPod for tonight’s workout
Sometimes only adding one or two new songs in the mix really amp up a workout. They helped me get through those burpees!!
On a final note, I am seriously considering buying a Lululemon skirt. Not for running- but for normal everyday summer wear. Yes? No?
Ok, I think that just about covers all the bases. I have run out of things to write about. Hopefully you were entertained? I was…I love blogging this stuff.
I am off to the gym with my 4 new songs and 100 burpee-in guns and I am going to get a serious sweat session on!