Gets Better as it Goes

The day was tough at work, but outside of work, it was lovely.

Exercise:

It was great to get back to working out with Lyndsay! I really loved how my new Garmin successfully tracked both my treadmill run and my cardio session. We did intervals and I actually got up to 7.6km/hr which is fast for me. On the cardio we did reverse lunges, squats with overhead press, burpees, bicep curls, sit ups, jump squats and five jumping jacks between each of these. I was definitely a sweaty mess by the end, but a happy, sweaty mess.

Teaching:

It was another tough day with the kids. We got through calendar, music, addition math games, and some polar bear learning.

I felt like I spent the day talking about kindness, that rules apply to everyone and the idea of persevering. One of these days I’d like to actually teach some content!

Socializing:

I met up with two friends for our annual Dine Out dinner. We went to Chicha downtown which is Peruvian food. It was a very small restaurant and the tables were very close together, but it was wonderful food!

Sorry for the poor picture- it was a very dark restaurant. I had the quinoa salad, the crispy cauliflower, the ceviche and then fruit for dessert. It was my friend’s turn to pick the restaurant and she definitely doesn’t pay as close attention to the dessert as I do🤣. My favourite part was the ceviche as it had a ton of seafood in it, along with pieces of orange which was really good.

Well I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Saturday

It was a great day, but I was absolutely exhausted and went right to sleep last night. Probably due to the fact that on the one day I could sleep in, I was wide awake at 6am☹️

Exercise:

I had already been to Costco and to my parents place to check their mail (my mom texted me to do this as I was on my way there- so crazy how similar we are!) when I met up with Sarah for a run. She was a great sport and indulged my wish to run up to a local waterfall. Thankfully it wasn’t quite as muddy as I was expecting!

5.6km done on a trail is a great way to start the weekend! I also managed to get 200 squats with a band done and 100 crunches- bicycles and normal, done.

Reading:

I spent quite a bit of time reading my newest NetGalley book- Lori Foster’s Slow Ride. So far, it’s a great read!

House:

In between chapters I made myself do two jobs around the house! I got vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, bathroom cleaned. It’s livable again🤣

Knitting:

I am back trying to finish up my sweater so I can start on projects for February’s classes in HPKCHC. I am on my second sleeve, but I think I’ll be playing yarn chicken to get it and the placket and hood done:(

Socializing/ Eating:

I got the chance to do a second Dine Out experience this year with my best running buddies. We went to Baci which is just a town over. It’s odd as everyone you talk to has seen this restaurant, but no one had been there. It was a great night. The ambience is great for a fancy dinner and the food was superb! I had a tomato and onion salad to start and then the seafood fettuccini, made to be gluten free and dairy free. I ended the night with a cup of tea as they didn’t have a dessert I could have. This was probably a good thing as I was stuffed!

Well I’m off to finish off my day:)

Have fun!

AJ

Late

Sorry for no post, I was just too exhausted yesterday!

Teaching:

A regular day at school. We learned about compound words, the Chinese New Year and that’s about it! It seems like we’re so busy until I write it down!

Exercise:

Yesterday was boot camp day. I’m thinking I didn’t push myself enough as I don’t hurt today. However, since my stomach was still unhappy, it’s probably a good thing.

We did: jump squats/pushups, sumo lunges to burpee/ front jump to iso squat walk back, bicycles/ banded adductors, stability ball hip raises and hamstring curls, stability ball sit ups and leg raises to hip raise, banded fire hydrants both sides, bicep curls/ tricep extensions, and deadlift to knee drive on both sides.

Socializing/ Eating:

I ran home and got cleaned up to meet friends for a Dine Out Vancouver meal. We do one meal a year and have tried some awesome places. I have to admit I often pick them based on whether I can have dessert! 🤣. Last night we went to Chickpea. I wasn’t impressed at first when I had to wait for a table, even though I had made a reservation. As well, they didn’t seem to have the staff to deal with the amount of customers they had.

I have to admit the food was really good, but there was way too much of it! I ordered cauliflower of life but there was also hummus, and a ton of different kinds of food that came with our entrees. I found out I liked the pickled vegetables, and the eggplant the most. Their chickpea fries were delicious too!

It was all very good, but I felt very sick by the time I left.

It was home and straight to bed!

Have fun!

AJ