Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Just a Regular Day

This morning started out cold and wet.  Gross!  I was planning to go for a run but the dark and dreary weather quickly changed my mind.  I decided to hit up the gym instead and do some ellipticalling.  But, before I could even think about driving to the gym in the darkness of 6am I had to fuel up.  Seriously, the sun is takings it's sweet time to rise these days.  If you are not familiar with winters in Ontario, Canada at it's worst the sun does not rise until after 7am and sets by 5pm.  I can not tell you how much I appreciate the long sunny days of summer up here. 

Now,  I am not one of those people who can grab a banana and head to the gym.  I am a breakfast girl, through and through.  So, I nice warm bowl of oats was my breakfast of choice this morning.

In today's mix:

1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
forgot the chia sad!
Peanut Butter
Coconut Butter

After my breakfast of champions I headed to the gym around 6:45am.  Today was just a cardio day and I was planning to run but no dice with the rain.  And, because I am a suck and I hate cardio I wasn't gonna hit up the treadmill...soooo boooring.  So, elliptical it was.  I did 30mins of intervals and had a good sweat on when I was done.  Yep, that's me in all my "no makeup except for the eye makeup I didn't wash off last night" sweaty glory. 

After the glorious photo above was taken I immediately hopped in the shower and got ready for work.  I promise I clean up nice. 

I packed my lunch the night before so it was ready to go this morning.  A tasty mix of grilled chicken, brown rice and mixed roasted veggies.  There was also a serving of plain Greek yogurt with apricot preserves.

Are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving weekend?  I am.  For the first time ever my brother and I are going to attempt to pull together a Thanksgiving Dinner for the family.  Usually this is mom's domain but she has not been 100% lately so we are hoping to pull off something at least half as good.  My brother is the family chef so I will be looking to him for the big stuff - turkey, stuffing, potatoes.  He even makes his own dinner rolls these days. It's pretty impressive.  Even if I think he is just trying to buy my mother's affection with his culinary creations.  Whatever!

I have to confess that while I do love to cook I am really not that great at it.  But, when it comes to dessert I am all over giving it the old college try because bad dessert is better than no dessert at all.  So, with my brother's permission I will be in charge of dessert.  Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures of the kitchen tornado that will result from our attempt.

What are some of your favourite Thanksgiving dishes?


  1. Stuffing...look forward to it every year. :)Oh, and you can never beat a good pumpkin roll. :)

  2. Gotta love garlic mashed potatoes