A Sleepy Snow Day

Today started off with a nice dose of SNOW.  Come on, Calgary.  It’s May 5th!  Although I love this city, sometimes the weather can be a little wearing.  I’m soooo ready for some consistent sunshine and double digit weather, that’s for sure.

Pre-Workout Snack:

Coco-Banana Smoothie

  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 scoop chocolate vegan protein
  • 10 small ice cubes
  • 1 small dash of almond milk
Blend and enjoy!
It was a gym morning.  By the time I got all the snow off my car, I was running a little late for Spin class, which I’d been looking forward to all week.  Of course, Miss Daisy pulled out in front of me and I had to follow her pretty much the entire way to the gym at a wild speed of 30 km/hr.  Needless to say, by the time I arrived, every bike was taken!  Sadness.  So, it was off to the Stair Monster for a 40 minute interval session.  At least the Real Housewives of Vancouver was on the tv so that I could take my mind off the torture session with some pretentious, plasticized, Canadian hilarity.  Oh, fantastic- the Slice network was pure static reception.  I guess my iPod play list would do… buuutt of course my iPhone battery was dead.  Seeing as though I don’t read magazines while doing high intensity interval training (you probably shouldn’t if you want the best workout), it would be a non-entertained cardio session this morning.  After busting it for 40, and completing a follow up strength training session, my grumpy mood had vanished and I felt much better!  And that, my friends, is a recount of what would be highly considered as First World Problems 😉
(I did Day #3 of my April-June Resistance Training Plan- click here for all 3 days).
Ate my last Energy Bar and then I made this:

Broccoli & Tomato Frittata

  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cups grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2 1/2 cups broccoli (florets) 
  • 2 tbsp light parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (less if you don’t want the kick)
  • 1/8 ground black pepper
  • pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients together in mixing bowl, stir, and gradually pour into a baking dish that is approximately 1″ high.  Anything too high will require a longer time to cook throughout.
Bake at 350º for 35 minutes!
Substitutions:  If you don’t like broccoli, you could substitute it for diced peppers or sliced mushrooms (or even add them to the entire mix).
I spent the majority of the afternoon being lazy while the snow continued.  I actually took my first daytime nap in a loooong time.  For dinner, Adam, Logan, Margaret and I went for a nice little family dinner at the Ox & Angela in Calgary, a Spanish-style restaurant.  It was delicious!

My main: Ahi Tuna conserva w/ chives, crispy capers and tomato

Yes- it was THAT good!

…and someone even got a leftover ribeye bone!  

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  1. Your closest place is the . There is a cuenrrt $360 per month special on now. I hear they are closing it off soon. We will ask them to contact you to see if this suits your needs Cattaleya.Thank you.

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