I’ve decided to have a low-key Saturday night that involves reading and catching up on “New Girl” episodes. But first, here’s a quick recap of my weekend so far.
Last night, Josh and I went to see Jerry Seinfeld perform in Toronto. Before the show, we went to Jack Astor’s for dinner. I enjoyed a few too many mid-week indulgences (burger sampling on Tuesday and an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet on Wednesday) so I made an effort to eat healthy. I ordered the lamb kafta, which at 622 calories, is the lightest item on the menu. Unlike many depressing low(er) calorie menu options, this one actually tasted really good.
I was so tempted to order my favourite dessert. It’s called the cookie sundae and it involves a warm chocolate chip cookie topped with peanut butter ice cream, fudge and banana. But again, I wanted to balance out some of my less healthy choices from earlier in the week, so I skipped dessert. Next time!
The show was fantastic. Jerry is just as funny as ever and there were a few times I was a laughing so hard it actually hurt. Like I just wanted him to shut up for a minute so I could catch my breath and give my poor abs a break. I definitely need to revisit my Seinfeld DVD collection sometime (I miss the days when you could turn on the TV at any given time of day and find a Seinfeld re-run on at least one channel).
This morning, I did BodyPump 81 for the third time and I added weight! I’m now up to 20 kg for squats and 14 kg for the clean and press track (the last time I attempted 14 kg for the clean and press track, I ended up having to de-load after the first set). I feel like it’s been awhile since I really pushed myself in my strength training so today was a big accomplishment for me.
For lunch, Josh and I got in the Cinco De Mayo spirit by ordering some not very authentic Mexican food from Chorizo. I ordered a burrito bowl, again trying to keep things on the lighter side this weekend (nixing the 12-inch wrap cuts 310 calories, bringing this meal down from 720 calories to a more reasonable 410).
After lunch, we hit up IKEA to get some decorating ideas for our house (9 weeks left til closing!).
In the afternoon, I did Yoga for Athletes and I have to say this was one of the best classes I’ve done so far at Some Like It Hot.
Every pose felt sooo damn good, especially after killing it in BodyPump this morning. If I have time next Saturday, I will definitely be going back.
After class, I had some dinner leftovers from Thursday (chicken thighs and sweet potatoes) and am now contemplating my evening snack. It will probably involve a VitaTop and nut butter.
And that brings us to my totally lazy, self-indulgent Saturday night. I haven’t had any quality alone time in awhile and sometimes I need that to recharge and feel fully rested.
Finally, here’s a recap of my workouts for this week:
I feel really good about this week’s training. I’ve been trying to find a nice balance between yoga, lifting and cardio and I feel like I found that this week. My goal for next week is to follow a similar schedule.
Do you ever crave alone time? If so, how do you like to spend it?