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?