Weekly Workouts

Even though it was a short week  due to Easter, it felt just as busy as usual (maybe it was because I was trying to fit 5 days of work into 4). I managed to get in two workouts this week.

Tuesday I attended a beginner ashtanga class. It wasn’t my usual one, but it was still a great class. I was sweating within just a few minutes and by savasana I was thankful that the class was almost done.

Yoga Easter Chocolate April 19 2014

Saturday afternoon I went to a community yoga class. All the teachers donate their time and 100% of the money goes to charity. I get a great yoga class and I do something good too. One of my favourite teachers was teaching. She really focused on the basics which was kind of nice. During savasana came around and put a couple chocolates on everyone’s mats. You can’t go wrong with a yoga class that ends with chocolate.

What was your favourite workout this week?

Seed Starting 2014

Back in March I ordered some seeds online from Baker Creek. Although I still had a pretty good selection from last year, I needed to replace some that I had used up and I also wanted to try some new ones.

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Since I didn’t have any zucchini seeds left, I got 2 kinds this time. I’ve had pretty good luck with zucchinis in the past, so I’m hoping this year is just as good.

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I was also out of bean and pea seeds, so I stocked up on both of them. The scarlet runner beans should be really pretty and add a little color to the vegetable garden.

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I’ve never tried to grow broccoli before, so we’ll see how it goes. I did have a friend who was able to grow it in Calgary, so I know it’s possible. I ordered more basil seeds as well cause there’s nothing better than fresh herbs from the garden.

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I also ordered more greens. I have plenty of seeds left from last year, but I thought it would be fun to have more variety. Lettuce is great to have in the garden as it’s so productive – it just keeps growing after every harvest.

Seed Starting April 2 2014 (1)

These were most of the seeds that I started inside at the beginning of the month. I haven’t had much success with the eggplant or peppers in previous years, so I’m really hoping they work this year.

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My set up for starting the seeds is pretty basic. Plastic beer cups from the dollar store with holes in the bottoms, soil from my local garden centre, popsicle sticks from the dollar store as tags, and blue bins (also from the dollar store). For more details on how I start the seeds indoors, check out this post I did a couple years ago.

Are you a gardener? Have you started planting yet?

Week in Review

Lately it’s felt like the weeks fly by. Between working and school there never seems to be enough time to get everything done. Hopefully things will slow down a bit in the next couple weeks.

Monday night I ended up going to yoga. The beginner ashtanga class is starting to become one of my favourites now that I’ve been a couple times.

Poppadums April 7 2014

While I was waiting to pick up a prescription I was wandering around the grocery store, and I found pappadums. I had no idea you could find them there, as I’ve only ever had them at Indian restaurants. While they weren’t as good as at the restaurant, they weren’t too bad either.

DQ Blizzard April 10 2014

Thursday afternoon I found some time to get a blizzard. For some reason I always go with Skor, it’s my favourite.


Friday night was pretty low key as it had been a long day (work, school, then another job), so I decided on watching Inception and then going to bed. Saturday was date night, which was a pretty great way to wind down after a full week.

What’s your favourite flavour of blizzard?

What I Ate Wednesday

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Thanks as always to Jenn for hosting.

WIAW Breakfast April 9 2014

Breakfast was cereal, an orange, and some strawberry yogurt.

WIAW Lunch April 9 2014

For lunch I had a wrap on a whole wheat tortilla with lettuce and chicken salad. I had carrots and hummus on the side.

WIAW Dinner April 9 2014

Cabbage rolls were for dinner. They’re always so perfect with sour cream. I usually don’t have them very often, so whenever I do eat them they’re extra special.


Bowmont April 5 2014 (1)

Saturday morning I went for a walk in Bowmont. It was the first time I had been there in a few months. Between the never ending winter and working lots I hadn’t had many opportunities to go, and when I did have time it was cold/snowing.

Bowmont April 5 2014 (2)

Although I was only out there for about half an hour, it felt pretty good to spend some time outside. Bowmont is always a good place for me to think. I put on my ipod, walk, and spend some time thinking about things.

Bowmont April 5 2014 (3)

Although I didn’t see any crocus out yet, I’m thinking they’ll be coming out soon. It’s exciting to see my first one every year. It’s a sign that spring is finally on it’s way!

I ended up covering about a mile and a half in just under half an hour. I ended up stopping a couple times to take some photos and take in the views.

Week in Review

Lillies April 4 2014 (1)

It’s been another cold week here in Calgary. It feels more like February rather than April. Luckily it’s supposed to warm up over the weekend and stay warm next week. We bought these lilies a few days ago. They cheer me up when I walk past them. It’s like there’s a little pop of spring inside even though there’s snow outside. 

Chocolate Sheep April 4 2014 (2)

I ended up buying this chocolate lamb at the grocery store the other day. Aero is one of my favourite chocolate bars and I needed a little something. It’s hard to believe that Easter is only two weeks away.

This weekend looks like it will mostly be spend doing homework, although I’m hoping to fit in a little fun on Sunday. I was hoping to get to Canmore Uncorked’s craft beer festival on Saturday, but I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, and tickets are sold out now. I guess there’s always next year.

I haven’t been to yoga in a week. I’m really missing it, but my wrists haven’t been doing great lately and I don’t want to make them worse. I’m hoping they’ll feel better soon and I can get back to going to classes.

What are your plans this weekend?

Kings of Leon Concert

Kings of Leon Ticket April 1 2014

Tuesday night I attended a Kings of Leon concert. I bought tickets for it before Christmas, so I’d been looking forward to it for months. It was hard to believe on Tuesday that the day of the concert had finally arrived.

Kings of Leon Concert April 1 2014

The opening act, Local Natives, were pretty good, although I like my music a little more angsty than they were. By the time their set was over I was more than ready for Kings of Leon to come on stage.

Kings of Leon put on a great show.  The opening song was awesome, they had some great energy. They played most of their singles, everything from Use Somebody to Back Down South. I was pretty excited when they played Be Somebody, my favourite song.

It had been awhile since I was last at a concert (almost 2 years). I’d forgotten how much I enjoy live music. It definitely won’t be another two years before I go to another concert.

What was the last concert you went to?

What I Ate Wednesday

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Thank to Jenn for hosting!

WIAW Breakfast April 2 2014

Breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal with a little brown sugar with an orange and a glass of water.

WIAW Lunch April 2 2014

For lunch I had a salad of romaine lettuce, croutons, and salad dressing. I also had a whole wheat ciabatta bun on the side.

WIAW Dinner April 2 2014

Dinner was breakfast in disguise. I had scrambled eggs, ham, and toast.

Week in Review

The last week has been lots and lots of working. I had the opportunity to get some extra hours, so I took it. It’ll be good for my savings account, but boy am I happy to have some balance back.

Besides lots of work, there’s also been lots of snow. Seriously, April starts tomorrow. It’s about time spring arrived cause right now it looks like January outside with all the snow.

Friday night I spent the night with a friend from out of town. I only get to see her every couple of months, so getting to spent time with her is always special. There were lots of good talks, laughter, and a few rounds of playing restaurant with her daughter.

Saturday night I had a babysitting job. While I don’t babysit very often, it’s kind of nice to make some easy money. Half the time I was there the girls were in bed so I was paid to watch TV.


Sunday was date night. We had Korean food for dinner and watched a couple movies. We ended up watching Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which I had never seen before. I thought it was pretty good.

What’s the last movie you watched at home?