It’s been a pretty interesting weekend over here, although I think random would be a more appropriate term for it. Friday night started off normal enough. I did a really tough CrossFit class in which we had to do 60 toes to bar over the course of the workout (along with rowing, push ups, ring rows and burpees). I only got about 20 and had to do knees to elbows for the rest. So hard.
After my Friday pizza lunch I was craving something simple and clean for dinner. I sautéed some baby bok choy with Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki Sauce and vegetable broth, baked wild Alaskan salmon with Dizzy Pig’s Tsunami Spin and heated some frozen TJ’s brown rice on the side.
After an early yoga practice on Saturday morning, I found myself in sitting in the second row at…
My first body building competition. Random, I know! One of the owners of the gym invited me to go because one of our members was competing. He’s third from the right.
I got to see a little bit of everything – men’s body building, women’s body building, women’s figure and women’s bikini.
It was fascinating. Talk about sensory overload. I’ve never seen so much fake tan (and some BAD spray tans), body oil, hairspray and makeup in one place. Body builders have beauty queens beat any day. I was most impressed by all the posing that they do. It really does seem like it takes a ton of practice and you could clearly see who was comfortable/confident on stage and who was struggling a little. At one point my gym owner asked when they were going to get me up there and my response was, “uh…when I have some surgical enhancements and stop liking sweets and wine so much.” 😉
New experiences, right?
After the competition I did some damage at Trader Joe’s since it had been over two weeks since my last big grocery trip.
I took advantage of my fresh produce and made a big salad when I got home. Arugula mix, broccoli slaw mix, tomatoes, avocado, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, apples and goat cheese with balsamic vinaigrette.
After lunch I mentally went through all the things I needed to get done, freaked out and then proceeded to drink hot tea and bake cookies instead. Flourless peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips. It made everything all better.
The next thing I knew I was vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, changing sheets and totally reorganizing the bathroom. All I needed was a little cookie dough!
While I was on my cleaning/organizing tear, Sullie was at the groomer getting a hair cut and a bath. She looks (and smells!) so much better now. The pensive look on her face is because I put her food in her bowl and then wouldn’t let her eat it and took pictures of her instead. This is her thinking, “please mom please, say oink oink.” She has to wait for her food until she hears those words!
Saturday night dinner was baked barbecue tofu along with roasted sweet potatoes, mushrooms and brussels sprouts. And of course a cookie or two for dessert.
I’ll have a Sunday update for you later. I have some good stuff to share from my yoga class this morning and I’m off to a baby shower now. Have a great day!