Days go by

Where did we leave off?

Thursday morning I started my day at the yoga studio for a warm flow practise. It was a perfect, sweaty start to the day ahead. Breakfast was toast with banana, almond butter, honey and granola with a side of summer fruit that just won’t quit

I was invited to a sneak peek at the Calgary Home and Design show, I brought along my friend Torrie since she is obsessed with interior design. We wandered around looking at all of the vendor booths, I paused for a good chunk of time to drool over a Vitamix and wrapped up our tour with a visit to the Fiasco food truck for some gelato.

We also tried one of their Belgian waffles which heavy and doughy and heavenly. I scooped spoonfuls of my cappuccino gelato onto every bite of my half of this monster.

I invited my friend Shifrah over for dinner, wine and Glee, so as soon as we got home we started cooking.

On the menu: Quiona with roasted butternut squash, kale and feta, and broiled tilapia with pesto.

I had also been bitten by the baking bug, so we whipped up a quick batch of vegan almond butter blondies with dark chocolate chips and raspberries stirred in. Serve with a scoop of banana soft serve spiked with coconut cream which I HIGHLY recommend.

Despite a sugar/ white wine hangover, I was recovered enough on Friday morning to go to Body Pump. I’ve been going pretty consistently so I upped the weights and wanted to die by the end (in the best way possible) that is what I love about the pump, it never, ever gets easy.

I took advantage of a short break in my day to catch up on some reading and inhale my lunch — some chickpeas/ quinoa/ hummus/ veggie mix. It’s the quickest, most filling healthy meal I can throw together

Class – Work – Dinner – Crash.

Saturday I was up bright and early, gobbled up an almond butter blondie and caught an early hot class before work. I dilly-dallied on my way home since it was such a beautiful day out and I work in one of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Once I finally made it home I put together a big salad heavy on the toppings

Wild rice mix, green lentils, chopped pear, red onion, blue cheese, walnuts, home-made honey-balsamic dressing over spinach.

Then I proceeded to sleep for 11 glorious hours. I am sad to report that my lingering cold snuck up on me again! I caught it early at throat tickles and pumped myself full of Echinacea and vitamin C and I think that did the trick, except for my obnoxious right nostril which refuses to unplug.

Today was most certainly not a day of rest but was probably my favorite day this week.

3 Course Breakfast:

  • 1st course: Echinacea
  • 2nd course: Emergen-C
  • 3rd course: Smoothie with banana, blueberries, almond milk, perfect fit protein, peanut butter, spinach

Then I hopped on a bus and a train to spend the day down at Eau Claire for the AIDS Calgary Walk for Life. If you’ll recall, I’m a volunteer photographer with the society so I was fortunate enough to spend the day capturing moments of fun at the event.

{The extra F in my name is for Fabulous}

I was so, so impressed with every aspect of the event. The passion for this cause is so inspiring between the members of AIDS Calgary Awareness Association, all of the sponsors, volunteers and participants.

I wrapped up the day at Yoga Passage for a fast, hot, and sweaty class that I ended with a few minutes of head standing to try and clear out my sinuses.

Sleep tight.



2:13a.m. 2:36a.m. 3:03a.m. 3:21a.m. 3:47a.m. 3:59a.m. 4:21a.m. 4:45a.m. 5:19a.m… I did not sleep well last night.

5:30 thought: Maybe I should try meditating...


Breakfasted eventually

Overnight oats – oatmeal, almond milk, chia seeds, banana, peach, coconut, peanut butter, granola.

I recall being at the gym at some point as well. I watched an episode of Mad Men on my iPhone while playing on the stairmill and then lifted weights like a dude.

The 10% of my brain that I use was pretty fogged up for the rest of the day. Why can’t I be one of those people who don’t turn into mashed potatoes on less than 6 hours of sleep !?

Whatever though, I deal with my issues in grown up ways.

Workin’ Nine to Nine

Way past my bed time but I had to say hello!

Yum-azing breakfast:

Yogurt, pumpkin, banana, peanut butter and granola. Filled me to the brim!

Went to work #1 and then right away to work #2 (large coffee in between)
Work number two was at the Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival here in Calgary. I can’t really call it work because I essentially stood at the front of a line for five hours repeating “would you like a tasting booklet? Make sure to enter your ballot for the door prize, ENJOY!!” But my feet sure do hurt! Got home and did a head stand to return some of that stagnant blood to my brain.

A fantastic perk of working at the festival is a SLEW OF TASTING BALLOTS. I was starrrrving by the time I got my break to wander around the festival. I went with a new friend I made, who thought I was weird for taking pictures of all the food we tried.

Fish Tacos

Crab Cakes

Tandoori Shrimp (really feeling the sea food apparently!)

Butternut squash soup

Pumpkin spice gelato

dark chocolate covered caramel covered in sea salt(!)

I have plans for Body Pump tomorrow morning so I refrained from the vino. I did sip the foam off of this sample of beer but tossed the rest.

I’m working at the festival again tomorrow, so I’ll use up my coupons on wine then

For a twelve-hour work day I feel pretty good! But I had better get to bed so I can up my weights tomorrow at PUMP. Night!