This weekend there seemed to be quite a few of my favourite things thrown into the mix! This includes my favourite recipe (see below), my best friend’s birthday party (always a good time!), & pretty much an ideal summer Saturday!
Friday night after work, I came home & did a quick workout (still doing the Women’s Health Beach Body Workout) at our gym, showered, & then started crafting my favourite recipe EVER. I’m so excited to share this one with you guys, as it’s been my favourite dish for a few years now (I can’t believe I haven’t written about it yet!). It’s the perfect summer dinner & is super healthy and easy to prepare.
Salmon with Blueberry Mango Salsa! You can find the recipe on the fitness.com website here. I usually make double the salsa as I like a lot of it scooped on top of the salmon fillets! ‘Mo mango = ‘mo yum.
After eating this amazing-ness, Duncan & I headed out to my best friend’s birthday party! I actually started chocking for air when we were heading out & it actually hit me how old my friends & I are turning this year. Not that 24 is old, per say, it’s just that time friggin’ flies too fast and I don’t like it!
Anyway.. it was a fantastic night had by all! Happy Birthday Lisa! xoxox
We woke up on Saturday morning a little later than usual & one of us was feeling a little under the weather. Not sayin’ who, though! Nevertheless, the beautiful weather needed some attention, so we headed out for an adventure day in the city!
We walked along Queen West, did some shopping & searching for pieces for our apartment (we want to find some ‘rough’ antiques & fix them up!) and just relaxed. We stopped in at Nadege, a pastry shop that I’ve been wanting to check out for a whole! Of course, macaroons had to be tried.
Chai + mojito flavours! Mmm mm.
After dessert, we decided it would be a mature move to get a real lunch. The answer? Fresh! Fresh is an AMAZING vegetarian restaurant. I highly recommend it!
I got a veggie wrap with sweet potato, roasted red pepper, sprouts, onion, spinach, pesto + hummus. On the side, kale slaw
After lunch, we headed to the Trinity Tuck Shop, rented a blanket + got some homemade popsicles (I got key-lime mojito + Duncan got raspberry lemonade). The rest of the afternoon was literally spent watching the clouds + just relaxing in the park. Ahhh. How every summer weekend should be spent
This morning, I had a nice sleep in & lounged around reading some of my favourite blogs. After deciding it was time to do something with my life, I went to the gym. After warming up on the treadmill with a 25-minute interval run (still taking it reaallllly easy to see how I feel), I did the following full-body workout:
|Full-Body Fat Blaster
Complete the following exercises back-to-back with no rest in between.
|Side plank||1 minute 10 seconds (each side)|
|Kickback circles||34 reps each leg (random, I know)|
|Squats||30lb. x 10 reps|
|Side-leg kicks (all fours)||17 reps each leg (w. five-pound ankle weights)|
|Double Straight-Leg Lowers||14 reps (w. five-pound ankle weights)|
|Fire Hydrant||17 reps each leg (w. five-pound ankle weights)|
|Lateral Raise with Bent Elbows||5lb. x 12 reps|
|Side-leg kicks (leg stays extended) (all fours)||17 reps each leg (w. five-pound ankle weight)|
|Alternating hammer curls||15 lb. x 6 reps (each arm)|
|Lying side leg lifts||34 reps each leg|
|Shoulder press||15lb. x 6 reps|
|Lying side leg circles||34 circles each leg|
|Sit ups||140 reps (2 sets of 70 crunches)|
|TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes|
The rest of the day was spent cleaning, running errands + having Duncan’s parents over for dinner! I love having semi-productive days sometimes
How was your weekend?