This has been a busy week! I am finally out of my not wanting to cook rut and ready to get back in the kitchen. The crazy hot temperatures have not been helping, but I did a lot of recipe searching to get me feeling inspired again. I generally try to get 4-5 workouts in a week. I walk anywhere from 6-10 km most days and try to end my day with some foam rolling and gentle yoga stretches. Since I tend to be fairly active in my daily life, I find I need to be careful about getting in rest and varying the intensity of my workouts. I learned that the hard way (hello nagging shoulder and knee issues).
Monday: This was my SoulCycle day! Still can’t stop raving about how much fun that was. Definitely plan to go back again this summer.
Tuesday: Took Charlie on an extra long walk and did some restorative yoga at home.
Wednesday: Went on a hike with Steven and Charlie. Charlie was very happy about this. The hike was about 7 km and we incorporated the Main Loop which is always a nice addition. We ran into a group of preschoolers and some very patient adult handlers who managed to wrangle them into semi submission. Charlie isn’t great with really young kids as I find they tend to grab out at him since he looks very cute and fluffy. He has been skittish since we rescued him and takes a while to feel comfortable with new people so we got ahead of this group as fast as we could. It’s hard to pass a group of wild 3-4 year olds!
Thursday: Again took Charlie on an extra long walk and did some restorative yoga.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. Follow the Yogi class at Moksha. I LOVE these classes. They really start my morning off on a great note. I enjoy the energy of a group practice, but don’t always love hearing the teachers go on in the morning. These silent classes are totally my jam.
This weekend we are planning on doing some more long walks and I will probably hit up a yoga class or two!
Breakfasts: Still sticking to my usual boring oatmeal. I don’t think I will ever tire of my stovetop oatmeal.
Lunches: Some highlights from this week include this delicious bowl at Fresh and this kick-ass smoothie from Green bar. I never think smoothies will keep me full, but this one did a great job.
Dinners: We hit up Tabule on Monday while we were in Toronto, but otherwise managed to eat home the rest of the week. Yay for sticking to my meal plan!
Desserts: It’s ice cream season for sure. We started out the week at Ed’s Real Scoop on Queen St East and then rounded it out with a visit to Paninis & Ice Cream out in the east end. It was our first time there, but Steven is already talking about what to order next time!
Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! Have an amazing long weekend!