How was your weekend? Here in Canada we had a long weekend – I don't think it's one in the US. I definitely appreciated the extra day off to spend relaxing at home instead of going into work. I'm grateful this is a short week as a result of having the stat holiday yesterday. As usual, I'll be recapping my weekend – it was a fun one!
I bought some Ambrosia apples last weekend at the grocery store, and I ate the last one on Friday. I'm not quite sure what it was about them, but they tasted so good! Maybe it was just the fact that it's probably been a few years since the last time I ate them. Usually I go with Granny Smith, but I decided to switch it up, and I'm glad that I did.
I spent Friday night on the couch watching Orphan Black. Like I mentioned before, I'm really enjoying it so far. I was craving a low key, laid back night, so watching TV was the perfect way to spend it.
My boyfriend had told me about puppy yoga last weekend, thinking that I would be interested in checking it out. Needless to say he was right, and I ended up buying a ticket for it right away and I was looking forward to it since then.
Puppy yoga happened on Saturday morning and it was so much fun! The puppies all came from a rescue and were available for adoption. If I could have, I'm pretty sure I would have taken all of them home with me.
There was definitely more petting of puppies happening than actual yoga, but I think everyone, including the teacher, was okay with that. There were a few stolen shoes (I don't know a puppy that can resist the temptation of shoes), but they all found their way back to their owners pretty quickly.
This guy was a bit more calmer and laid back than the others and was all about the belly rubs. If you have the chance to do puppy yoga, I definitely recommend it. It was a lot of fun.
After puppy yoga I decided to walk the 6 or 8 blocks to Sidewalk Citizen. They're an amazing bakery in Calgary, and I figured since I was in the neighborhood I should take advantage of it. I came home with two blueberry pastries and a granola bar – both of which were really good.
I spent the rest of Saturday relaxing, watching The X-Files (I used to love that show as a teen) and reading The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte (affiliate link).
I also ended up ordering a new yoga mat. Mine is starting to come apart in one spot, and I figured a new mat would be a good investment since I'm starting yoga teacher training in September.
I splurged on the Manduka pro mat (affiliate link). I'd heard really good things about it, despite the fact that it's heavier than most mats and needs some breaking in. Does anyone else have one and have any suggestions other than the salt rub that Manduka recommends?
I checked out the Bearspaw farmer's market on Sunday morning with my dad. Even though we got there early it was really busy and it took awhile to find a parking spot.
We decided to get some really pretty sunflowers for my mom. There were even two red ones in the bunch that we picked out. I'm not sure if I've ever seen red ones before.
We loaded up on veggies and got tomatoes, green beans, peas, onions, and garlic – all for $20. It was a great deal and way more produce than I could have gotten at the grocery store for the same price.
While it was nice to check out today, I don't think that this farmer's market will be a regular thing for me. It was too crowded and the parking was kind of a pain. I'll definitely be back before the end of the season though.
When I got home I made lunch – which included some of the produce we got. I had a tomato sandwich on toast with the rest of the tomato on the side (it was clearly a huge tomato) and some peas. The tomato was delicious and the peas were perfectly sweet.
I spent the rest of Sunday getting some stuff done around the house and reading. I was in bed relatively early because I knew that I wanted to go to the gym the next morning.
When I got to the gym Monday morning I was expecting it to be less busy than it usually is, but it was bustling with lots of people! Apparently more people were in town than I thought and they had a workout on the agenda too.
It was a less than stellar workout for me unfortunately. I was planning on the elliptical, but there were none available to I hopped onto a treadmill. I just wasn't feeling it, and after 20 minutes I decided to call it quits.
Once I showered I headed over to the grocery store to pick up some groceries for the week. The plan is to make barbecued hamburgers and pasta with meat sauce. Since I'm only cooking for myself, that should last me the week with the occasional sandwich in there. Breakfasts are typically toast and peanut butter or protein smoothies.
The rest of the day was spent typing up this blog post (I always try to have posts scheduled) and getting ready for the week ahead. I'm glad that this work week will be a short one since Monday was a stat.
How was your weekend? What was one fun thing you did?
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My name is Fiona and I'm a CSEP certified personal trainer, yogi, soccer player, and foodie (baking is my thing) living in Calgary. Thanks for visiting Get Fit Fiona. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek into my life and the workouts and recipes that I share.