Hiiii! Remember me?? I had a busybusy day yesterday and I’m poking my head in here late to tell you all about it!


Let’s first relish in these photos of healthy food. This was my “balance” for the day ;)


Leftover tofu balls. I really dig these!! Don’t let the term “tofu ball” scare you.


Raw jicama and carrots. Reeeeally loved the jicama cold and in cubes like this. Much better than the cooked version.


All dipped in Averie’s peanut sauce! I added a squirt of soy sauce in there for an extra kick. Dipping lunches are so fun. I munched and crunched till my tummy was ready to burst :)

Shortly after lunch, I set off to work to get in some exercise before my first ever client! The workout wasn’t very noteworthy, I just plugged in the earphones and watched the Food Network for 50 minutes while doing intervals on the elliptical.

As for my first training session – I loved it. I can’t believe how quickly it went by! I lucked out with a great first client, who at one point told me “It’s always the nice ones that get you.” Muhaha. I’ve already got my second client and I can’t wait to get started on a program for him!

I left the gym with a big smile on my face and anticipating the fun evening I had in store. Stopped to fuel up first at Freshii.


This is a chain that I’ve only so far seen in Toronto, but I’m sure is elsewhere.


They do made-to-go wraps, sandwiches and salads. I ordered an albacore tuna wrap with a dill dressing.


Thumbs up on the taste front! Thumbs down on the price – $7 for a small wrap.

Okay, okay. Next I am going to share quite possibly the best and most important recipe ever on this blog…


It was so important, I had to tweet it. 

First, you pour Jagermeister into a shot glass.


Then, you put a dash of Red Bull into a glass.


Line it up and admire your handy work. Take a deep breath and get ready for the hard work that is about to follow.


And take an endearing photo with your significant other ;)


Drop the shot glass in, clink the glasses together and let out a holler along the lines of “heyyoooo!”




It should be mentioned we don’t always drink like this.


Okay, we did in university. It was like old times! Except, instead of sitting around and bitching about classes and professors, we sat around talking about work :P

The part I was really excited for though was our ultimate destination, The Horseshoe Tavern.


The Horseshoe is legendary for all of the amazing and famous shows they’ve housed over the decades. Some of the country’s greatest acts got their starts here.


We were here to see We Are Scientists, an indie pop band from Brooklyn (and yes, that’s the audience dancing on stage). Their first album is my running playlist on my iPod. I danced and bopped along to every song and loved every minute of it.


Scuzzy bathroom photos just aren’t the same without my gal Holly.

We stuck around for a while after the band finished. There may have been another round of Jager Bombs, and I enjoyed a couple of my first Steam Whistle beers.

Not bad! I want to tour the brewery here!

Some of our party stopped for street meat…


Some of us made the mistake of putting street meat in our purse. Those keys are looking pretty tasty covered in bacon bits ;)

I managed to avoid the hot dogs, but I didn’t realize we were coming home to chocolate cookies and chocolate cake.

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I do not recommend food photography while drinking. And I probably shouldn’t condone eating chocolate cake before bed either ;)

In all, a wonderful day! I feel surprisingly well today so I’m off to get a workout in, eat a spectacular lunch, go to a job interview and get a fitness assessment done at my new gym. Happy Tuesday!! xoxo


Question of the Day: What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? Mine is probably a Sloan concert I went to with my mom in 2004. They were playing under an alias in a small bar and played all my favourite songs :)

Posted on July 20, 2010, in Restaurants and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. I’m glad your first training session went so well. No reason it shouldn’t since I just know you’re an awesome trainer.

    And jagerbombs…oh how I had too many of those during my college years. LOL

  2. Hahaha, food photography while drinking…I think you may be onto something new & creative! ;)

    So glad your first session as a trainer went well! It seems like things are really falling into place for you in TO, and I am so happy for you!

  3. Congrats on the awesome new client!

    I admit, I HATE Jager…I had it once and almost threw it up. :(

    My best concert? Heh Probably the Def Leppard/Billy Idol concert two summers ago! Billy Idol STILL rocks hardcore! Ha ha ha Had the best time!

  4. Those tofu balls look great! I can’t stand Red Bull after a bad incident many years ago, ugh. ;) Glad your client training went well!

  5. Oh jagerbombs. I’ve never done one myself but please please PLEASE go to youtube and checkout “My New Haircut” – it will make you appreciate jagerbombs on a WHOLE nother level =)

    Best concert? I’d have to say earlier this summer when I went to Summer Jam. It is a rap/hiphop/r&b concert held by Hot 97 – a big NYC station. I was quite the site (let’s just say I don’t look like your typical rap fan) but it was awesome!

    Nicole G

  6. Sounds like you had a fun night.

    Fave concert: That would have to be The Indigo Girls 2001 at the Berkley Amphitheater with my mom. I think I remember it being Emily’s birthday and everyone thought that my mom and I were life partners. It was a good time had by all.

  7. Congrats on your first clients so cool! I think my best concert would definitely be Madonna for the show and white strips for the singing or kings of leon oh I can’t choose there’s been to many! x x

    • I made Jack White’s latte when I was working at Starbucks!! He came in and got a grande nonfat vanilla latte. Saw his concert that night and it was awesome :)

  8. best concert- def the eagles OR dave matthews OR michael buble!! thats hard!!
    thats soo cool about your first clients! ID totally be ur client if i lived near you!!!

  9. i love all your photos!! you look so happy :D
    and your food looks rockin;

  10. I knew you were in for a fun night when I saw your tweet last night! put a big smile on my face!

    so glad your first client went well! you are OFFICIALLY a trainer now!

  11. Look at you go!! I would be DEAD after a night like that. I do love We Are Scientists though so big thumbs up there. You have to do those nights properly :)
    Good luck on your 2nd interview!!

  12. Oh my gosh, jagerbombs. I once had a boyfriend throw up on my because I jagerbombs. I should have dumped him…instead I married him.

    Happy to hear your first training session went well!

  13. (a) i need to check out that band.

    (b) i need those tofu balls.

    (c) i need to be in toronto taking gratuitous bathroom shots with you…the camera AND alcohol kind.

    love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  14. I am so glad your client training went well!

    We always called that stuff Gagermeister. Gives me the shudders thinking about that stuff…..

    Best concert is actually probably one that I performed in. I was in the orchestra and actually got a little weepy because I was so swept up in the moment.

  15. I’m so glad your first client went well!

    And what a fun night! I love jagerbombs. They remind me of Italy. :D

    I went to see Social Distortion on my 18th birthday in New Hampshire. It pretty much made my life!


  16. congrats on the successful training seshes!

    i used to go wild for jaggerbombs! so unsafe, but so delicious. :)
    thinking about them brings me right back to high school haha.

    i think the best concert I’ve ever been to nsync when i was 8. i’m not even joking.
    thennn again i’ve only been to 5 or 6 concerts in my life.

  17. Ahahaha! It’s been years since I’ve done a Jagerbomb!!!!

    Andy was just at the Steamwhistle back in the Spring when he was in town for the CanSIA conference. There was a big party there because it’s a “green” brewery.

  18. Oh boy, don’t remind me of Jagerbombs ;)

    Tool is by far the best concert ever!!

  19. How awesome is your job? Congrats, of course, on the success with the client.

    Gah! I can’t do Jagerbombs! I actually quite like shots, but that’s one I could never get behind. Have you ever had a Water Moccasin? Next time you go out to celebrate, go for it. Trust me, it’s amazing.

    Saving Abel was definitely the best concert I’ve been to. Not only do I love the band, but I got to go with my awesome university roommate, PLUS it was a free show after a hockey game! I was happily tipsy on cheap sangria, we got to see several morons almost get into a fist fight one row in front of us, and the band kicked butt live! Such a great night – we’re dying to see who is on the roster for the upcoming season!

  20. best concert hands down NSYNC!

  21. greensandjeans

    I always think of the “new haircut” video when I think of jaegerbombs! I have been lucky enough to go to some pretty amazing concerts. I think one of the best was Dispatch’s “last” concert in Boston!

  22. I LOVE Sloan. My fiance and I are huge fans and own all of their albums! We’ve seen them twice and they’ve been amazing both times – GREAT live show!

  23. Bahhhhh I’m SOOO jealous of your freshii lunch! I know there are more locations in the States but I’ve only seen them in Toronto as far as Canada goes.

    My fave concert was The Fray, who I saw in Detroit with my cousin and a friend. It was outdoors, the weather was gorgeous, and it was a really chilled-out and enjoyable concert.

    Congrats on such a great session with your first client!

  24. Haha, those Jägermeister drinks are killers!

    I think the best concert so far.. mm.. maybe Green Day June 2010 and hopefully U2 in August 2010 :) OR Michael Jackson in 1999!

  25. Yay!! I knew you’d rock that first session! Glad it was such a success:) Probably a huge confidence booster too, eh?
    Oh man…jager bombs. I haven’t had one of those bad boys in a hot minute!

  26. Street meat and steamwhistle = 2 of the best parts of T.O. – glad you are enjoying it.

  27. thanks for the linkage love on the Peanut sauce.

    Jaeger bombs…NASTY! bleah!!!!!!! gross!!!!!!!!!! I would have rather been sober than do jaegar shots! I can do just about anything else besides those..even tequilla shots are better LOL

  28. Wooo you’re hitting all the good spots in Toronto already! I love it!

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