Sunday, 19 October 2014

A Hair Cut, Pizza and Skipping!

This weekend, with Gareth overseas living it up in Vietnam, I decided that I would take the opportunity for a really quiet weekend at home.  Doing ‘girly stuff’.  I’m not sure if I succeeded with the girly part, but this is what I did do.

Saturday morning I got up and to the gym early – I was there by 6:30am to get in a NROLFW workout.  I’m almost done with Stage 1, so I’ll give you an update pretty soon.  I managed to do a PB of 60kg for squats (a set of 8 reps).  I was feeling strong!  I also did a 20min treadmill jog, which I’m still totally enjoying!

After that it was time to take Angus out for a morning walk.  On weekends we are home he gets totally spoilt and taken out a couple of times each day.  Boy that dog loves his walks!

Then I hotfooted it over to get my hair cut and coloured.  It’s been a while, and with relatively short hair I was starting to feel a bit wild and woolly.  What do you think?

 By the way, I never wear my hair straight unless a hairdresser blow waves it for me.  I’m way too lazy to do that every day!

I did a bit of shopping at a local centre.  I tried Bing Boy – a urban asian street food restaurant (I think I was chanelling Gareth!), where they make fresh egg wraps for you.  

I tried the Ching Ching chicken wrap, and I really liked it.  It has a sweet soy sauce, bean sprouts, lettuce and some crunchy things – not really sure what they were, but I liked them! 

Sorry for the lack of photos – I’m still not used to taking photos of everything I eat ‘just in case’ I want to add it to a blog post.  I’ll try to remember more!

I also had a Mint Condition vegie juice from Boost Juice - spinach, mint, celery apple, cucumber and ice,  I’m trying to get myself to like vegie juices, and this was actually pretty good - you could really taste the celery! It was also really low calorie – I think 122 cal for the original (the largest) size.  I would definitely go that again!  Again, blogger fail – I forgot to take a picture.

I was looking for shoes and accessories to wear as a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding in December.  I’m so excited!  I didn’t find THE shoes, but I have more of an idea of what I want.

Saturday night, after taking Angus for a second walk when I got home (and getting through some washing) I made myself pizza at home.  It was delish!  Homemade tomato salsa, a bit of cheese, topped with hot salami, onion, capsicum, pineapple pieces, avocado and olives.  Enjoyed with a glass (or two) of wine J

 As a treat I made myself a Reese’s pieces cookie cake.  It was roughly inspired by this recipe from Sally.  I just used Reese’s pieces instead of choc chips, coconut sugar instead of standard brown sugar, and I replaced half the butter with about 3 tablespoons of organic peanut butter.  It was yummy – especially with a bit of homemade vanilla icecream!

 I watched Rocky.  I know – not very girly, right?  But I was in the mood for it.  I might even watch the rest of the Rocky movies over the week until Gareth comes home.

Sunday was a stay at home day!  I LOVE to stay at home all day given the chance.  I slept in a bit (about 8:30am I guess), and then took Angus for his morning walk.  By the way, it has been great spring weather here in Melbourne this weekend!  It was about 26C (79F) on Saturday, and I think maybe 30C (86F) on Sunday.  I’m so happy summer is coming!

I had an AMAZING breakfast – one of my favourites that I fell in love with when we were in Hawaii in April.  It was an open toasted multigrain bagel, topped with light cream cheese, tomato, avocado and eggs.  YUM!  And coffee of course J

 After that I put my iPod on the speakers, cranked the volume up, and set about cleaning the house.  It probably took about 4 hours, but I had a lot of fun.  There may or may not have been sporadic dancing when a fun song came on!  Only Angus will be able to confirm or deny :-P

Instead of officially exercising (I try to keep Sunday as a rest day), every hour I did 5 minutes of skipping.  It was great!  I haven’t skipped in ages, but I had bought a new skipping rope during the week, and I wanted to play with it.  I did about 50 minutes skipping all up – which I doubt I could have done in one hit.  And I got a lot better as the day went on, and even mixed it up a bit – double unders, cross-overs … all those things we used to try as a kid.  Maybe if you’re at home one day, you could try it – it was a great way to add extra steps to my day, and some serious calorie burning (about 600 cal!) without too much effort.

By the way, I tried to take a picture of me skipping.  Yeah, not so successful!  

Now I’m ready to settle back for a Sunday evening on the couch, with a glass of wine, and maybe another slice of that cookie cake J.  But first, Angus wants to share how much fun he is having with his new toy J

Hands off, Mum - it's mine now!

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