Fabulousness + Rawlicious
Today was a day of fabulousness. <—Also fabulous is that “fabulousness” is a word according to my Windows Live Writer.
Anyways, here are all of the day’s fabulous events in order of occurrence:
1. Andy Schleck edged out Alberto Contador for the yellow jersey in Stage 9 today at the Tour de France.
2. I received three times the amount of money I was expecting for my tax return.
3. I got that job I interviewed for yesterday and reallyreally wanted (!!!!)
4. I celebrated all these fabulous things with a fabulous meal with fabulous bloggers tonight :)
Okay. I will stop using the word fabulous ;)
So about that job? I’ll be doing personal training in a Toronto-area gym starting next week! It really is the perfect gym and ideal situation for me and I could not be happier about it :D Of course, I won’t start making any money until I get clients, so that extra boost I got from the government today definitely helps!!
For all the wonderful things that happened today, it was actually a pretty lazy morning and afternoon.
Started with a Toronto-style bagel topped with butter + mixed berry jam.
With a side of microwaved egg whites topped with laughing cow cheese. All on a Wall-E plate ;)
I had full intentions on going to the gym before lunch, so I thought a Run Glo Bar would be an appropriate pre-gym snack.
I love the idea of a small nutrition bar meant specifically as pre-run fuel.
Again, I liked how you could really taste the peanut butter, and it had dates! Those are always my go-to pre-run snack! I can totally see this being easily digested for energy before a run.
Except, I didn’t end up going to the gym after eating this. I got caught up in the last 20k of today’s Tour de France, and then the Harry Potter book I’m reading started calling my name.
I mixed some of my leftover white bean-pork-mushroom-pesto with chopped green pepper, red onion, zucchini, beets and feta. Holy delicious. I ate it cold like a salad and it was awesome!
I eventually did make it to the gym late this afternoon. Walked the 25 minutes there because I was too lazy (or impatient) to wait for the streetcar. I know this doesn’t make sense. Can you tell I was in a mood today?? :P
Went straight to the weight room and tortured myself thusly:
|Deadlift||65 lbs||12||3||Lower back, glutes, thighs|
|Forward lunge||40 lbs ea||20||3||Quads, glutes|
|Reverse fly||10 lbs ea||12||3||Upper back|
|Jump squats||bodyweight||20||3||Quads, glutes|
|Dumbbell bench press||20 lbs ea||12||3||Chest|
|One arm dumbbell snatch||20 lbs||12||3||Shoulder, quads, glutes|
|Lateral raise w/ side lunge||5 lbs ea||12||3||Top/side shoulder, inner thighs, quads|
|Cable pushdown||45 lbs||12||3||Triceps|
|Single arm cable curl||10 lbs||12||3||Biceps|
|Stability ball leg curl||bodyweight||12||3||Hamstrings, hips, calves|
Colour coded to indicate straight or alternating sets! I really hated doing the jump squats between sets, so I know it was good for me :P I then proceeded to walk home in the humidity. I was starved by the time I got back!
I also snacked up on a little extra protein…
I may have also been filling up on protein because of the blogger meet-up I had in store!!
Rawlicious has a juicer on hand so I figured I might as well take advantage of it to continue the fight against this never-ending cold I have.
Veggie juice: celery, cucumber, parsley, carrot.
We also ordered a Nacho Platter for the table: the classic trio of Guacamole, “Sour Cream” & Salsa, served with sliced green olives, green onions, hot banana peppers and a pile of Rawlicious Nacho Chips.
Excuse the blurry picture, but I had to just say the raw tortilla chips were awesome! As was the “sour cream.” The consensus was that it was probably cashew based. I say it was based of deliciousness.
Everything on the menu sounded so unique and amazing. I finally ended up with a Taco Wrap: Seasoned Nut-Loaf, Guacamole, chopped Tomatoes, Red Onion, shredded Romaine, Salsa and Nut Cheese.
Thumbs up!!! I asked for it without the guacamole (“allergic”) but otherwise everything on it tasted great! The nut-loaf was a little spicy and had a great crumbly texture. The nut cheese reminded me a little of hummus. I really enjoyed this, and for being a raw meal, it was pretty darn filling!!
When the waitress asked if we wanted to see the tea menu after the meal, I couldn’t help but take part.
Knowing it was getting close to my bedtime, I chose one of the “non-caffeineted” ones, Rooibos Samarkhand: Rooibos, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Calendula & Rose Petals.
All served in a cute little mug to boot. Good for my sinuses!
There may have also been a little raw dessert action…
Much better than my last raw dessert experience. Y’all know I’m a butter and sugar girl, but this raw brownie was definitely tasty! It was mostly coconut based, but my favourite part was the icing, which I think had something to do with coconut butter.
Fun fact: Callie (right) and I are driving to Chicago together for the Healthy Living Summit!! Blogger road trip?? Yesplease :)
I’m pumped that Sarah (left) and Angela (right) will also be at the Healthy Living Summit! Also, props to Jessica (mid-right) for suggesting the restaurant. It was a total win, and I have a feeling we’ll be going back to the “Zen Den” till we’ve tried everything on the menu!!
I should also thank Laura for her TTC tips (Toronto Transit Commission). Thankfully, I didn’t have to act crazier than the crazy people on the subway to stay safe on the way home. Another win!!
And with that, I bid you a goodnight!! *muah!*
Posted on July 14, 2010, in Restaurants, Reviews, Workouts and tagged bagel, bloggers, cantaloupe, full-body workout, Glo Bar, pesto, pork, raw food, Restaurants, vegan, Weight Lifting, work. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.