The story behind the PROPOSAL & Monday’s workout.

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So let met just get the workout update out of the way and get to the good stuff 😛 I did a very short run today as my shins were really hurting and I was having the good old cramps. So just a quick half a mile and about an hour of strength training. I worked on legs (squats, lunges, side leg raises, calf raises etc) and back (back extension, bent over rows and etc). Felt good! Oh and as for the first pic I didnt actually wear my ring when lifting weights I just wanted to take that pic 😛 hehe

Ok now to the good stuff! So Saturday I was working until 3 and my sis was supposed to pick me up as she had told me that some of our friends were coming over. So I leave my work and I am looking for my sister’s cat but instead I see what I am pretty sure is my bf’s car… so I walk closer and I see that it is him! Then I see he has roses on the seat for me. I get in the car and I am like what are you doing here!?? He tells me that it was all a set up and that he has a fun day planned for us. He tells me we are celebrating valentine’s day early 🙂 He says we are on a tight time schedule but I insist I must go home and change! haha so we get home and he gives me 3 mins to change which I do very quickly. Then we drive to the subway station and leave the car there. I don’t know where we are going I just know it involves food as both of us are starving! So we head downtown and he takes me to this little restaurant that has tamales!! So a few years ago we went to California and we had tamales there and loved them but we couldn’t find anywhere here that had them and I have been craving them since. So we had an awesome dinner and he said out next stop was dessert somewhere else. So we hop back on to the subway and head further downtown. We get off the subway at one of the busiest stations and he is looking around all confused on where he has to go… so I am like tell me where the place is and I can lead us there cause I know this area well and hes like no no I got it. So we continue looking around (while I am getting annoyed cause he won’t just tell me lol). Then he takes off his jacket… then his hoodie and he is wearing my hockey jersey underneath is and says “I think this is yours and you should be waring this!” Then I realize he is taking me to the hockey game!!! So his fave team is out home team but mine is a diff team and that night they were playing each other 🙂 So we go to the arena and he got us amazing seats!! So our hockey tickets are super expensive… actually they are the most expensive team to watch in the NHL (stupid!). So I know he spent a lot on these tickets. So we watch the game and then after he is like ok lets go for dessert! So we hop back on the subway and head towards a dessert place. It was about a 5 min walk from the station to the dessert place. So we are walking and then all of a sudden he stops and pulls me to him. He starts telling me how much he loves and stuff and then I stop listening as I see him reach into his pocket and pull out a box … then he gets down on one knee and asks the big question. I just nod several times as I can’t speak! I still had my gloves on so he’s like “take your glove off!!!” lol so I do and he puts the ring on and then we just hugged and cried and laughed 🙂 Then he’s like ok lets go celebrate! And so we went and had yummy dessert 🙂

While eating dessert he tells me how my whole family knew and he already talked to my dad in the summer and asked his permission and hes been planning this for 6 months. He originally wanted to propose during the game on the big screen but when he contacted them they told him they don’t do proposals at games. So he said he just decided to propose at the game anyway but while we were there they had the kiss cam on and some guy proposed to his gf and like it was planned cause they had their names on the screen and everything and so he was furious and decided not to do it at the game because he felt like it would be overshadowed by the other proposal. He was pretty pissed about that whole thing but I assured him it didn’t matter where he did and I was still super happy 🙂

7 Year later I am so excited to call him my fiance!!! 😀

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Wednesday Run & Strength training and I got my phone back!

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So I finally got my phone back so that meant I could continue with my 10k app! Yay! So week 3 day 1 was 5 min warm up, 90s jog, 90s walk, 3 min jog, 3 min walk repeated twice and then 5 min cool down. So for a total of 28 mins.. I finished with 2.13 miles. I ran at a speed of 6.5 or 9:14/mile pace. I felt good after the run. It wasn’t too hard.

After I continued to do some strength training exercises. I worked on biceps and back. Did curls, bent over rows, back extension and etc. I tend to neglect working out my back (which i really shouldn’t) so I have set a goal that I will workout my back at least once a week. I love doing back extensions and let me tell you how you can still do them without a back extension station. So since I workout at home I don’t have an endless supply of gym equipment but I have enough to make things work. One of my favourite things I have is the exercise ball. I use it for so many things from a bench to do chest press to a chair or to a back extension station. If you are wondering how I use it for the back extension I will explain. So I lay on the ball and put my feet on the wall or against it to steady myself. Just like the pic below:

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It honestly is a great workout for your back!

So right now it is snowing A LOT! It has been snowing all night and morning and it is supposed to continue. I will have to take some pics and post them later. Looking out my window right now it is completely white.

So over the weekend my bf and I made these amazing pizzas! We used this special flatbread called P28. They have 28 grams of protein in them. This brand also has bagels, toast and nut butters. They are really good!!! https://p28foods.com/

So we used the flatbread then put some organic tomato sauce, low fat cheese, and loaded it up with tons of spinach, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and some prosciutto. It was sooo good. It is like a thin crust pizza! Image

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Yoga Tuesday

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So today I decided to do some yoga after my run and weights yesterday. I followed this youtube video below; its yoga for runners. I actually quite liked it. It is funny cause just the other day I was saying how when i stretch my quads I don’t feel like im getting that good of a stretch because I don’t have that tight feeling but I figured its just cause they aren’t really tight…. well around 20 mins into that video there was a pose to stretch your quads and boy did I feel it!! I am going to incorporate that pose into my stretches after my run now.

Oh and the whole time I was doing the video my cat was also trying to participate by rubbing herself over me. I would be in downward dog and then she would walk under me and her tail would end up in my mouth or all over my face lol. I just didn’t have the heart to kick her out of the room so I let her stay.

Monday Run and Juicing

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So my phone decided to crap out on me a couple days ago. So right now I am stuck with a basic phone until the company gets back to me on whether they are going to give me a new phone. So that means no apps and no data (ugh). So I had no idea what week 3 of the 10k program I was doing was going to be… so I made it up on what I thought it would be. So I did 2 min jog then 2 min speed walk for 30 mins. I had a harder time running today…I think I was going to have to go to the bathroom and so I was getting some cramps. I also had the feeling in my chest like the air was too cold but i was running on my treadmill … I think it was cause I had the fan on and it was bothering me. Which is odd cause i generally always have the fan on when i am running. Then I started to get all itchy from the sweating I think ahhh it was just and annoying run but I did. I walked at a speed of 4 and jogged at 6.5 (9:14/mile). After that I did some weights for my upper body. I am super excited about the difference I can see in my arms. When I flex I can really feel the difference 🙂

I also decided to pull out this juice that I have had for a while but never used. So I went shopping to make juices. I made a nice blend with apples, oranges, spinach, cucumber, and carrots. If my phone was working I would take a pic of the amazing green colour the juice is. I got one of those glass Voss water bottles to keep the juice in cause it is quite an ordeal to clean the juicer so I made a big bottle and kept it in the fridge. There was so much pulp left from the juice so I decided to use it in a soup. I made butternut squash soup and added the pulp left from the juice and it is delicious!!

Now that I have gotten my started on a good note its time for work!

Healthy New Stuff to Try

Healthy New Stuff to Try

So yesterday I went to costco for some shopping and I got a few new things to try. A rice and beans pilaf (I usually get the wild rice from this band but they didnt have it; the wild rice is amazing btw), quinoa flakes ( I am getting sick of oatmeal so I wanted something else to try) and a pasta made from brown rice, quinoa and amaranth. I do usually only eat brown rice pasta so I thought Id try this out. I am quite excited to try them out!
Has anyone had any of these?

Also has anyone ever had amaranth?? I was reading that is is high in lysine, calcium, iron and magnesium. I am curious to learn more and see if I can actually find it.