Sunday, 22 February 2015

A Super Lazy Weekend

Sometimes you just need to take an opportunity to do nothing, and this weekend, that is exactly what we did.  We had no real plans, and we decided not to make any.  We did a couple of spontaneous things, but other than that, I really enjoyed being at home and taking it easy.  It helped that it was about 35C both days (something like 95F), so being in the aircon was just the best way to deal.

Friday ...


Friday I actually finished work early, and hit the gym for an afternoon workout session.  I did a NROLFW Stage 6 workout, and an 8km run (hill program), and felt suitable drained by the end.

When I got home, showered and had a protein smoothie, it was really nice to be home early enough to actually be able to spend a little time with my boys before dinner.  We decided that dinner would be grilled chicken - mine on a salad, and Gareth's in a bun to make a chicken burger.  We were both happy!

I couldn't wait to eat!

Saturday ...


Although I did a super gym session the day before, I still felt like being a little active, so I went for an easy 5km run around the neighbourhood.  It's been a while since I've done a local loop, and it's always fun to check out what's changed.  Little things, but nothing major!

Then I came home to some eggs on an English muffin - I like a little salt and Worcestershire sauce when I'm keeping it simple.


Then I headed to my hair salon for a trim and colour - what do you think?  I wanted a bit more shape and style - I'm pretty happy with the results.


I scooted home to pick up Gareth, and then we headed to our local cafe Corinthians, for brunch.  We started with coffee ...


And after perusing the menu for awhile, with nothing in particular jumping out, Gareth went with mushrooms and eggs ...


And I went with a beef brisket on toast with poached eggs and hollandaise.


It was a super protein meal (especially after having eggs earlier in the day too) and the beef brisket was divine!  Pretty filling though - I only ate one piece of the bread, and left the other.

We swung by the supermarket to pick up a few supplies, and then headed home, where I quickly got into some of this:


The rest of the arvo was about hydrating (I drank almost a whole bottle of mineral water!), and reading books on my Kobo.  I finished the last of the Fifty Shades books.  I just felt like re-reading them with all the Fifty Shades talk going around :P  Oh, and I might have had a little nap in there somewhere too.


Dinner was Thai.  We actually found one of local favourites had joined Menu Log, so they now delivered to our area - woohoo!  And we were very happy to see they still provided the excellent quality and service they always have.


I had a bit of basmati rice, red vegetable curry, a chicken stir fry with vegetables, chili and garlic, and a couple of golden parcels.  All yum!!


We weren't really feeling any new release movies, so we watched on of Gareth's all time favourites - Pain & Gain.  It's a silly, over the top movie that is actually based on a true story.  It made us laugh.  And we had some dessert - me a mini pavlova, and Gareth a slice of lemon cheesecake.  More yum!


Sunday ...


Sunday morning I jumped up early and hit the gym.  I did 20km on the treadmill, and I was thankful for the gym fans in the sweltering morning!  It was a really tough run, even with these supplies I got delivered during the week.


I had one and a half energy gels (the Salted Caramel is yum!!), and a couple of the Gu Brew discs in my water bottle.  I almost quit after 10km, but I'm pretty happy that I pushed through and made it to 20.

Breakfast was more amazing fresh fruit - cantaloupe and watermelon with Chobani black cherry yoghurt, chia seeds and walnuts.  Nice and refreshing!  And with a short macchiato for a caffeine hit.


After a few loads of washing, I got into the sushi Gareth had picked up for us - I had a spicy tuna roll, a spicy salmon and onion roll, and a few vegetable dumplings.


Tonight we're going to have a barbeque, and I'm excited about making some chicken skewers, and grilling some corn and asparagus.  I'll let you know how they turn out!

Other than that, I'm thinking maybe another afternoon nap could be in order :P



When was the last time you had a lazy weekend?  Do you like them, or do you prefer to be active?


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