Black Friday in Canada……just not the same. I don’t care what you say.
What have I been up to lately, you ask? Thanksgiving consumed me over the past two days. Here’s what we had:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Homemade Cranberry Relish
- Bacon and Brown Sugar topped sweet potato casserole
- Red Cabbage
- Green Bean Casserole (courtesy of Nicole!)
- Broccoli Salad (by Jen!)
- Marble Slab ice cream cake (again thanks to Nicole)
- Crack cookies
- Apple Cider Sangria
It was pretty delicious. And I didn’t take a single picture. And Tyler and I went to bed last night moaning and groaning in pain. For the record, it’s not that I ate a LOT, it’s more the fact that I ate creamy and indulgent foods that my stomach isn’t used to. There aren’t enough Tums in the world to fix that problem.
HOWEVER. (it’s in all caps because it’s important) I managed to squeeze in a nice gym session yesterday afternoon once most of the food prep was completed
A 5k run on the treadmill and a serious set of weighted lunges (front, bulgarian split squat, reverse, curtsy), and hamstring curls with overhead presses.
My legs felt tired (which means they felt GREAT) so I was pretty pleased with the workout. To be honest, I think that’s the first time in my life that I’ve worked out on Thanksgiving day. Usually, I hit the bars pretty hard the night before (aka: the best night of the year to go out) and I pretty much stay in my ‘jams all day for Turkey.
The night before, I prepped my Thanksgiving nails:
Oh, and I got my first Umba Box in the mail! I think this thing is a great idea- it’s a monthly subscription box that has unique handmade products. This month, I got some cool stuff!
Now that my belly is filled with protein pancakes, I gotta get ready for the day and head down to the Christmas Market! Have a great weekend
PS: Only two more days to sign up for a holiday cookie swap. Let me know if you’re interested by sending me an email at jtougas77(at)gmail(dot)com