Daily Archives: February 6, 2010

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Happy weekend!! Hope you are enjoying it, or at least tolerating it ;)

First, my mom and I had a blast reading through some of your comments from yesterday. Thanks for sharing all your favourite mommy memories!

So on to today. For the second weekend in a row, I slept for 9 hours last night. Astounding! I went for a “light” breakfast (for me anyways) because step class was only 90 minutes away.

Toasted english muffin (in the oven again!) with peanut butter, banana and chocolate protein powder that I turned into a goo by adding some water. Amazing combo!! Protein powder makes for a pretty stellar spread – don’t know why I never did this before!

Body Step class was a blast per usual. My mom came with and said it was the hardest one she’s been to ;) I’ll actually vouch for that, as my heart rate peaked unusually high for that class. Our instructor is downright crazy, which always gets me pumped up.

Came home staaaarving and gobbled up a homemade PB&J protein bar.


Right outta the freezer – you can see the ice crystals. Recipe page for these bad boys coming soon – I promise!

I’m still feeding on that never-ending hunk of ham. Made matching sandwiches for my mom and I for lunch.


Grilled ham, old cheddar, mustard, pickles, onions, sprouts.

Our day was spent cleaning my apartment and shopping! Shopping goodies to come, first, dinner.

We both had a hankering for Greek food so we hit up Dimitri’s Souvlaki. It’s a cute little place downtown. I love how it’s brightly decorated!

I got one of my favourite meals evah – Deluxe Greek Salad.

Feta, olives, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and green peppers. 


And a side of two chicken skewers for my protein.

And for my fat? Greek dressing with lotsa olive oil ;) Don’t worry, I also got my carbs in with the best pita bread ever. Seriously, if you live in Fredericton, go to Dimitris and get a basket of their freshly made, warm!, pita bread. And this is coming from a pita bread snob.

I forgot to snap a photo of my mom’s meal because I was so ravenous, but she got the moussaka. It was good!

Okay, moving on to all my fun purchases of the day. I still had a gift card to the Running Room and birthday money to spend, so most importantly I bought new running shoes.

I went in with my old shoes, got them looked at, had my gait examined, and tried on a number of different shoes. And I walked out buying the exact same pair as I had last time!! Saucony ProGrid Ride 2. I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I had no issues with these shoes the first time around.

Of course, what’s new running shoes without running socks?

socks, kinda cheap at 10 bucks a piece. But that little bit of cushioning makes a world of difference for me.

I also finally splurged on a nice gym bag. I’ve been carting around all my work clothes, shoes, towels and beauty products in an old Lululemon bag.


Check out all the sweet features!


I’m a huge nerd, I squealed when I noticed there was a compartment for my shoes and wet clothes.

Also bought – new jammies!


My mom said I needed cute pyjamas for the next time I burn my kitchen down and hunky firefighters come to my door :P

Once in my peejays we watched The Hangover. I’d already seen it, but it was just as funny the second time around. Kinda dumb humour, but some of the storylines are so ridiculous you can’t help but laugh.

Snacked on some of April’s protein cookie dough during the movie, inspired by the spread I had earlier for breakfast.


I mixed 45g chocolate whey protein powder with 2-3 tbsp water and swirled in some marshmallow fluff and mini chocolate chips.

No worries, those clumps are chocolate chips. I was actually surprised by this, because it was awesome! I’m one of those weirdos who actually enjoys the taste of most protein powders. It got really thick and took a while to lick off my spoon. Even more – it was actually filling!


Last but not least… I’ve finally made a decision about what I’m going to do when my work contract is up at the end of April!

I’m moving to Toronto!

I’ve been playing with the idea for a while. I’ve known for a long time that I want to get the hell out of Fredericton when my contract is up. Luckily, I’ve got some friends there that are looking for a roommie come June 1st – just when I want to move! My plan is to get a job there as a personal trainer and just sort of see where that takes me. Even more, I’ve got cousins and an aunt there, and my bestie is moving there in September. Should be a fun new adventure in a new city :) I’m excited!!

Oh, and I may have already picked out the half marathon I want to do there – The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on September 26. More excitement!!


Question of the Day: How many cities have you lived in? And – any other Torontonians out there? I’ve lived in two cities, and I’ve definitely got the itch to try out some more!