Preppin’ For A Girls Night
Happy Friday Friends Who else needed it to be Friday? Even though I am anticipating the arrival of my Mom tomorrow, I was still so happy that Friday was here when I woke up today! It just felt so good knowing that another week of classes is complete and I have the weekend for some much needed down time
Today was a pretty awesome day I am liking my new workout routines and I managed to fit today’s workout in before class which gave me so much energy for the rest of my day
I woke up before my alarm went off – it was set for 6:00 am, but I have the most amazing internal clock and somehow I always wake up approximately 5 minutes before my alarm sounds.
So, I was up and in the kitchen within minutes I love waking up and starting my day with a cool glass of water and my breakfast right away Today’s breakfast consisted of oats cooked in almond milk and topped with blackberries and a side of scrambled eggs spiced up with chili flakes
No picture today of my breakfast, which is really odd, but I wanted to make sure I got to the gym on time! Which I did and I cranked out this chest and triceps workout:
Wide Push Ups (on toes) 3 x 15
Flat Bench Flyes 1 x 30, 1 x 20, 1 x 15
Flat Dumbbell Press 1 x 20, 2 x 15, 1 x 12
Incline Dumbbell Press 1 x 20, 2 x 15, 1 x 12
Cable Triceps Pushdowns 4 x 12
Bench Dips 4 x 12
Skull Crushers 4 x 12
Overhead Dumbbell Extensions 4 x 12
Hanging Leg Raises 3 x 15
I actually broke a sweat during this workout and I felt like I had noodle arms while walking out of the gym It was pretty comical trying to twist the top off of my Magic Bullet cup when I had my post workout shake… Let’s just say it wasn’t an easy task
I had a morning lecture which started at 8:30 and I was able to get to the gym just slightly before 7:00 am and be at school by 8:15 It worked out perfectly
A few other things have been working out perfect for me other than my workouts…
I have been coming up with some pretty fab recipes/concoctions lately, so I have a soup to share with all of you using those terrific Shirataki noodles However, this soup can work with any type of noodle you choose
I have used Shirataki noodles a few times now, but always in a stir fry, so making a soup was a fun experiment
I had edamame beans, bean sprouts, broccoli, and shrimp, so I went with a Chinese-type of soup
Make Dad Jealous Soup
2 cups organic vegetable broth
1 package Shirataki noodles
1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
1 cup edamame beans, shelled
1/2 cup bean sprouts, heaping
6 oz. shrimp, cooked and peeled
1 tsp sesame oil
I combined all of the ingredients together and heated to let the flavours mingle I spiced mine up with my favourite hot sauce, Sriracha (I show it off in my vlog!), but you can use which ever hot sauce you want to! More vegetables could definitely be added to this soup, but I just went with what I had
I gave this recipe a really appropriate name because I know once my Dad reads my blog he’ll be licking his lips and wishing that he was coming here tomorrow, too! Don’t worry Dad! I wish you were coming for a second visit, too!
I made sure to take pretty pictures of this soup before putting it in the Tupperware I packed it in for school
Other than perfect days and perfect recipes…
I am currently planning a perfect evening for tomorrow
I have slaved over homework nearly all day today, so when my Mom comes tomorrow I plan on taking a teeny break from my studies for some fun girl stuff
Hitting up the sales at the mall!
The mall that I shop at the most here in London will still be having sales on tomorrow and who better to shop with than your best friend who is also my Mom?
I am pretty impressed with David’s new holiday tea’s So far I have tried the Hot Toboggan flavour and loved it It is a green tea with almond slices, apple chunks, and cinnamon. This tea is also perfect
As much as I wanted to be first in line for Breaking Dawn, I wanted to enjoy this with my best friend, too So, tomorrow night my Mom and I will be going to see Breaking Dawn, finally
I am planning on having a nice dinner at my place before my Mom and I go to the movie tomorrow night, so be ready for some pictures of our meal together There may be a new recipe that comes along
There is obviously a ton of more things for my Mom and I to do, but this is what I have planned for tomorrow evening I think it is a good plan so far! Anytime spent with my Mom is perfect She arrives in London around noon tomorrow, so I will go to the gym in the morning like usual, get my place all ready for her arrival, and then go pick her up I am so excited! (If you didn’t already know that!)
Tomorrow is my shoulder training day, along with abs and sprints I am not a cardio fan, actually I hate it, but I enjoy doing HIIT on the treadmill about twice per week However, if I don’t do HIIT on the treadmill, I will do some form of tabata intervals; usually jump rope with high knees.
Well, I am going to continue watching Shrek the Third now and make myself another cup of tea
Goodnight friends! See you all tomorrow!
Do you plan a list of things to do when you have guests?
Do you have a good relationship with your Mom?
Have you seen Breaking Dawn yet?
What are your plans for the weekend?
I am so thankful for how strong my mind has been lately. It’s incredible how far I have came over the past years. ED thoughts are so distant and I am strong and in control of my life.