Good morning, loveys! How has your weekend been so far? I love waking up Sunday morning & feeling like I’ve already had a full weekend, but yet have one more day to enjoy the freedom & relaxation. You know what makes the difference for me? I think it’s going out & doing something on Friday night. Sometimes I’m totally NOT in the mood to do anything on a Friday after a long week (which this was), but it really does seem to make a difference in making the weekend feel complete.
So far, this weekend has been full of my favourite classic summer activities. On Thursday night, I went out with girlfriends to do one FINAL goodbye to Kate before she heads off to live a very sophisticated life in Paris. *Sigh* We are already planning a trip over to visit her! I really admire her “ballsy-ness” at going over to live in a foreign city for an adventure. I am kind of jealous & somewhat wish I had the same sense of adventure, but I’m a little more boring I think hahah.
Friday night after work I headed out for dinner to one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto, Cafe Nervosa.
I went with some colleagues & spent a few hours chatting away on the awesome patio. Unfortunately I didn’t take any photos since I felt a little uncomfortable being a total shutterbug around people that don’t even know about my blog yet! Bloggers out there – do you ever get past this awkwardness? I sometimes feel SO awkward taking pictures of what I’m eating while I’m out. Luckily, Duncan is SO incredibly supportive of this and always encourages me to document our adventures, food, etc. The food at Nervosa was nothing short of amazing. I split two pizzas: one with arugula + prosciutto and the other with potato + rosemary. MMMM goodness.
After dins, Duncan & I rode bikes down to Kerry & Alex’s place for a few bevvies and then we headed out with a big group for a wild night out. Kind of.
Saturday morning, Duncan & I had a teeny bit of a sleep in. Truth: Duncan set his alarm and I turned it off. I feel a little bad, but c’mon.. sometimes you just need to let your body get up when it’s fully rested! Anyone with me on that one?
After spending some time getting over the fact that we had just wasted most of the morning (hehehe), we had some brekkie & then headed to the gym. My workout seemed ultra difficult, which was likely because I was a) tired and b) not at all hydrated (with water, that is). Anyway, this is the strength workout I completed after a 5-minute warm-up on the treadmill:
|FULL-BODY BLASTER||Time: ~35 minutes|
|Exercise||Weight||Reps x Sets|
|Single-leg deadlifts on bosu ball (SUPER challenging)||10 lb. dumbbells in each hand||10 reps x 2 sets|
|Exercise ball crunches||20 reps x 2 sets|
|Hover squats (hold 3-seconds when down)||10 lb. dumbbells in each hand||10 reps x 2 sets|
|Crunches with legs vertical||25 reps x 2 sets|
|Tricep Dips||10 reps x 2 sets|
|Reverse Crunch||20 reps x 2 sets|
|Reverse Lunges||10 lb. dumbbells in each hand||10 reps x 2 sets|
|Mountain Climbers||15 reps x 2 sets|
|Push Ups||6 reps x 2 sets|
|Side Plank||30 sec. each side|