Hey everyone, happy Wednesday!
First thing’s first – I did a little Q&A with Kate from Hey Holly Golightly. If you’re a regular reader here, you probably won’t learn anything new about me but I highly recommend you read through her other posts if you’re a fan of thoughtful writing about health, fitness and the diet industry.
Onto What I Ate Wednesday. As usual, thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for putting this together every week. Here are some food highlights from the past week.
On Friday, my co-workers and I tried a new hole-in-the-wall pizza place near the office for lunch. It was nothing mind blowing (says the snobby Italian who has had the privilege of eating home made tomato sauce all her life) but it was fun to discover a new place.
In the evening, Josh and I went to our favourite pizza place in Oakville but I didn’t feel like eating pizza again. Instead we split a burrata cheese (pictured), lobster ravioli, calamari, dessert and a glass of wine. I know that sounds like a lot, but the portions (except for the cheese) were tiny.
On Saturday, I went to Toronto in the afternoon to help my friend set up for another friend’s birthday party. For dinner, we picked up a bunch of sandwiches from Banh Mi Boys.
Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich of seasoned meat (usually pork), cucumbers, cilantro, pickled carrots and mayonnaise served in a baguette, which was introduced to Vietnam by the French during the country’s colonial period. I enjoyed this both as a history geek and a lover of cool food combinations.
For dessert, I had a sea salt and caramel cupcake from Dlish.
Holy shit, that was a good cupcake, possibly the best I’ve ever had (I don’t say that lightly). As I was eating it, I’m pretty sure I announced the experience as the happiest moment of my night (only to be replaced later in the evening when they played Dance Mix 95 at the club we went to… yeah, I’m old).
On Sunday night, I made a recipe for Skillet Pork and Peppers from The Food Network. The portion seemed really small when I served it but it turned out to be pretty filling. It’s a good low carb option for those of you who roll that way.
On Monday, I tried a new recipe for Roasted Vegetable Rotini and Cheese from Canadian Living’s One Dish Collection, which only strengthened my conviction that this is the best cook book ever. It’s one of those recipes that combines lots of healthy things (whole wheat pasta, veggies, protein) with a shit ton of cheese.
I have one other recipe to try this week – a curry shrimp with basmati rice – which I’m making tonight and then I’m done with cooking for the week.
Finally, here are my workouts from last week:
Sunday – RPM
Monday – BodyPump
Tuesday – Off
Wednesday – Rock climbing + free weights
Thursday – BodyCombat
Friday – Off
Saturday – BodyPump
My only “new” workout from last was an improvised lifting session after climbing on Wednesday. Our climbing gym has some free weights, an Olympic bar and a chin up bar so sometimes Josh and I play around in there after we climb.
Since my arms and shoulders were already fatigued from climbing, I focused on lower body (with the exception of a few assisted pull ups; one day, I will do one on my own, goddammit). I did a circuit of squats, one-legged deadlifts and step ups. It’s been awhile since I did squats and deadlifts with a heavy (well, for me anyway) weight and man my hamstrings were feeling it the next day.
Until next time, happy WIAW!