Oh hi there. My name is Liz and I made myself spaghetti squash for dinner last night. Nom nom nom. It was super delicious, healthy, and easy to make.
I’ll let this gem of a post from the land down under explain the ins and outs of spaghetti squash, but what a difference being on the other side of the world makes. I had to HUNT for that spaghetti squash in Australia, and then pay $8 for it, but here in Canada-land, I waltzed by a massive number of them in my local grocery store, and only paid $2 - wahoo!
I also got FOUR meals out of one spaghetti squash, and one container of ground turkey, which let’s admit, is pre-ty marvelous.
I stayed at work until 7pm tonight purely because I didn’t trust myself. I knew if I went home at 5pm, there was no way I would leave in this cold weather and make to CrossFit at 7:30pm. And. And I didn’t trust myself to cook myself a healthy dinner and not eat crap food while lying on the couch wishing I wasn’t. (whoa. truth bomb right there.)
And so, despite constantly arguing with myself, I sat at work until 7pm. Then walked to CrossFit. And then worked my ass off (hopefully literally).
Today’s session was:
- 3 x 10 Front Squats
- 3 x 15 Kettle bell swings
- 3 x 1m planks (I NEARLY DIED DOING THESE)
WOD: 3RFT (my time was 13:36)
- 5 push-ups
- 100 regular skips
- 15 ball slams
- 30 burpees (only done after the last round)
The coach, who I had never met before, told me I had great form, which was nice, but oh-boy, oh-boy, I felt like I was moving in slow motion. I’m really really really going to hurt tomorrow. So many squats tonight, I swear I could feel my cellulite and muscles go to war with each other.
And, you guys, I made FRIENDS tonight at CrossFit (go me!). We exchanged numbers, and then all walked to the grocery store together. I hardly know anyone in my new area, so it was really nice to meet new people with a common interest (CrossFit) and talk about fitness. We even spoke about going to watch regionals (a CrossFit competition - how exciting!).
Here’s what I bought for a whopping $74 from Metro.
One of these things is not like the other, but… I swear
ice-cream frozen yogurt is amazingly one of the few items I don’t binge on. I usually plop a single scoop in a ramekin, and that keeps me happy after dinner. Plus, I’m trying to do the whole “balance” thing. Because, well, I know I can be “all in” or “oh-hell-this-bad all out,” so I’m really trying to just be NORMAL these days (easier said than done). Anywho, I made myself a delicious beet, chicken salad for dinner and lunch for tomorrow.
Okay, okay… I am away of how boring my evening was, but I had a really healthy day, and feel a little hopeful. Hopeful I can maybe, just maybe kick my ass back into gear, and find a workout routine, and lose a few pounds, or 40. And now to shower, and sleep. Because tomorrow is another day. Another day I shall try to once again, make right, healthy, good decisions.
I hit the perfect combination of busy and chillaxin’ this weekend. A fine art, I must admit. Most weekends I’m either go-go-go-GOOOOOO! (like that lady in the Ikea commercial) or I’m a snuggle beast with myself, and look exactly like this.
On Friday I headed to Terroni’s to drink all the red wine, and eat all the straight-to-my-ass carbs with Maria & Casey. We then headed to Triple A Bar (which y’all should go to! It’s so cute and fun). The server took a liking to the three of us (obvs. we’re awesome) and equipped us with free shots and nachos. She also showed us her new “7 Minute Workout” app - which is pretty cool, and I made a note to try it.
Saturday morning I met my sister and her husband at Origin for brunch. I had suggested the gathering because I figured it may be the last baby-less brunch we could do, well, at least for a while. The food was ah-mazing, and pretty much filled me up until 10pm. After brunch we spent the day shopping - Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn for kids, & West Elm, to name a few. I’m pretty sure if I ever got mega rich I would invest in table settings for every type of occasion. Because their Easter table spreads are so wonderful, yet stupidly expensive, yet so wonderful and the materialistic, entertainer in me wants it allllllllll.
I stayed at their house Saturday night, where I enjoyed a nap (which my sister delightfully captured for me. And ugh - I’m on my side. I’ve been trying to sleep on my back because THE WRINKLES ARE COMING!!!), catching up on Nashville, and helping with the nursery. The baby is due this Friday. THIS FRIDAY!!! *Insert high kicks here!*
On Sunday I went horse riding (duh). It was my last time riding for about two weeks (sad times) due to baby festivities (weeeee!), and a wedding shower. A really, really drunk man had stumbled into the barn overnight and slept there, and the horses were all on edge, but I still had an awesome ride. The horse I ride (the pinto above) is called Cinco, and I feel like he is the closest thing I have to a boyfriend these days. Ha, but really.
But speaking of guys… I texted one all weekend. Fun, cute, I’m-thinking-way-too-much-about-my-grammar texts. And because my creeping skills are spectacular (really, and truly. I could win awards), I found him on the Facebook and… his header picture is of him and a girl… and he’s one of three guys… and does that mean anything? I have no idea. Hmmm. HMMMM. Don’t worry, I’m rolling my own eyes at myself.
After riding I took a glorious bubble bath and finished my new book (psst. do you have a good book reco for me? I need a new one!). I hung my new curtains from West Elm. And if you already follow me on Instagram (LizClaire_), you’ll already know, but I am so undecided on them. Hmmm. Hmmmm. I made myself a healthy, yummy dinner, and then tweeted my way through the Oscars. And my flower bloomed. And I did my dishes and laundry. Yup. Cool. All in a Sunday night’s work. #sosingleithurts
Work has been a little cray-cray today, but that’s the way I like it. Tonight I’m heading to CrossFit (wahoo!), and then to the grocery store to buy some healthy ingredients to construct some delicious, healthy meals for the week. And maybe, just maybe, if I’m up for it tonight, I’ll also post about my weight, because, well, you know… once upon a time this was a weight loss blog.
I don’t usually do celebrities or pop culture, but given I only get one channel (I’m too cheap to pay for cable)… look at me watching the Oscars! For the first time ever, I might add.
Anywho… THIS DRESS WINS THE NIGHT. Second dress goes to Sara - flawless!
You guys, just a little psssst., Victoria’s Secret’s one-size-fits-all undies are currently on sale! They’re usually 3 for $33, but right now they’re 5 for $25!!
As someone who is obsessed with this comfortable underwear (and missed it dearly when I lived in Australia), I thought I’d share!
Hmmm coffee (at Origin)
Pajamas + Netflix + Healthy Dinner + Thinking about the ice-cream in the freezer = My life
#TBT In honour of my sister, who’s due next week! Eeeeeeek exciting times in this neck of the woods! 😊❤️️ #sisters