Can’t Stop the Heat
It’s hot people!!!
I am sitting here in front of the fan with sweat dripping off me. It’s gross. But I felt the need to share.
Some great “keep cool” tips and recipes shared in the comments yesterday!
Jennifer suggested squeezing lemons and adding stevia for a fresh and low-sugar drink option.
Yes to all of them :)
After posting yesterday, I hit up the friendly neighbourhood sausage shop. I walked in and bought just one sausage. I felt so silly. But it’s all I wanted for dinner!
I took my lonely sundried tomato chicken sausage and chopped it up to pan fry.
Thrown on top of a garden salad with hummus, olives and feta.
YUM to the sausage!! Living so close to a sausage and butcher shop is going to be awesome. I want to try all of their sausage flavours now, one lonely sausage at a time.
Cantaloupe + cottage cheese was all I could muster in the heat this morning. I briefly thought about running early before the heat set in, but it was already 26C by 8am!!
Instead, I went to the gym and it’s actually really growing on me!! The number one thing I was upset about leaving Fredericton over was my gym there. I’d really grown to love it. But I get good vibes at my new gym here in Toronto – way important!! You’ve got to love the gym you go to, or else you’ll never make it there.
Ohyes, I suppose you may like to know what I did there ;) Full-body weightlifting day!
The following exercises are all in straight sets, meaning I did the sets for each exercise all in a row with a short rest time in between. Normally I alternate, but it’s fun to switch it up from the norm sometimes.
|Sumo squat||70 lbs||8-12||3||Quads, glutes, thighs|
|Barbell split squat||60 lbs||8-12||3||Quads, glutes|
|Cable twisting chest press||17.5 lbs||8-12||3||Chest, front shoulder|
|Seated cable row||60 lbs||8-12||3||Back|
|Good morning||50 lbs||8-12||3||Lower back, glutes, hamstrings|
|Standing calf raise||50 lbs||8-12||3||Calves|
|Barbell upright row||30 lbs||8-12||3||Top/side of shoulder|
|Cable pushdown||30 lbs||8-12||3||Triceps|
|Preacher curl||25 lbs||8-12||3||Biceps|
Oh, and my warm-up was a torturous mile on the treadmill. Running is sonotfun when you’ve got a stuffy nose. And when it’s hotter than a sauna. Otherwise, awesome weightlifting workout! :)
Post-lifting snack = protein powder + banana. Whipped up some of my favourite protein goo (ie chocolate whey with a dash of water). Stellar snack!!
Then I rush-rushed (and sweat-sweated) off to Kensington Market for a reader meet-up!
Jamee moved to Toronto on the same day as me!! She took the plunge coming all the way from British Columbia. It was so much fun bouncing things off someone who is brand-spankin-new to the city as well.
Jamee is a vegan and had already scoped out Hibiscus Cafe for us.
Their menu consisted of mostly delicious looking buckwheat crepes. I ended up with one that popped out at me immediately: pear, pecan and chutney. The flavours together were fabulous. Jamee got a yummy looking salad that I want to come back and try…
It also must be noted that we sampled one of their vegan peanut butter crisp bars and it was amazing. Like, reallyreally good. Definitely recommend!
Including shopping in an organic market!! I may suck at clothing shopping, but I’m happy in any grocery store ;)
Jamee and I then said goodbye, but I have a sneaking suspicion we’ll be seeing lots of each other. She was so sweet and fun to hang out with!
I wandered back down to catch the streetcar, stopping through Chinatown along the way.
The rumours are true – Chinatown really does have the cheapest produce!! Left with a 69 cent head of romaine and a $1 pint of strawberries :)
Ohyes, and another drink to beat the heat after walking around for so long.
Aka the best dollar I’ve spent in a long time.
Now I’m off to go heat up more leftovers and shower for the second time today.
Ohoh!! And I got another job interview at another location. I totally wasn’t expecting it so I’m pretty pumped about it – it’s on Monday :)
Question of the Day: What’s the best dollar you spent recently? ;)