Happy Friday! Woooo. What are your plans for the weekend? For once in what seems like a gajillion years, I don’t have any plans tonight. It’s kinda nice, actually. I’m definitely one of those people who needs some time alone just hanging out & relaxing in order to, as my dad would say, “charge my batteries.” :) As for the rest of the weekend…. tomorrow morning I’m catching up with two of my best friends/roommates from university over brunch, spending the afternoon running some errands & then going out with my high school girlfriends at night! Basically, a girly day :) Sunday will be spent relaxing with my faja in honour of Father’s Day!
Highlights of my Friday…
*At work we will now be having a fortnight Friday off schedule! Meaning, if we put in enough extra hours during the week, we get every other Friday as our own (during the summer)! Soo nice.
*Buying my first batch (is that the correct word? it sounds kinda bake-ish to me) of Ontario strawberries! These babies actually SMELL like strawberries, unlike the kind imported from Brazil in the winter. Teehee ;)
*Using my first Hello Kitty band aid. Hahah. I guess this one is kind of a good & bad thing at the same time. I cut my toe (boo), but was really happy to be able to use my first of these adorably cute band aids made for three-year-olds! Yay for liking childish things!
After work, I came home & headed to the gym to complete a new workout plan I’ve been doing for the past week or so. Right now I’m doing training runs 3x/week (in preparation for my first half in October!) & weights 3x/week. On the two days that I’m doing weights, I’ve been doing this Bikini Body routine from Women’s Health. It’s been interesting for me to actually incorporate a plan like this into my routine as I normally switch up my weight exercises every.single.time. I wonder if I’ll see different results sticking to one thing for a month? Does anyone else have experience with that?
Anyway, after the gym I lazed around for a bit (ahh Fridays with no committments) & then made the BEST salad I’ve ever had in my entire life. It was heaven. I know this all sounds very dramatic, but, it’s true. It was also my first time using cabbage. I felt kind of ridiculous buying cabbage at the store because it basically looks like a purple bowling ball & weighs about 10 pounds. It actually would make a good medicine ball. I digress…
ANYWAY, in this best-salad-ever…
Spinach, roasted turkey (chopped), sprouts, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, broccoli, cabbage, corn, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, cashews, aged white cheddar, cilantro, cracked black pepper + asian sesame vinaigrette. I absolutely hate (strong word, I know) raw broccoli, so I ended up sauteeing it in olive oil along with the red pepper (for allergy purposes .. I’m allergic to raw peppers, but can have them cooked), corn, cilantro + a lil’ lime juice.
YUM YUM YUM. This best-salad-in-the-world was consumed while watching the Housewives of Vancouver in my fleece housecoat. Ohhh yee :)
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!