Oh eee! It’s been H-O-T this week and I LOVE it!! Temps have been soaring in the mid 30 range which is more my style. I’ve always said I was born in the wrong part of the world because I hate being cold and love the heat. The fam, however, can get quite cranky so I conceded and put the air on yesterday. The only issue I’ve had is that I’ve been eating more ice cream than usual and my belly is NOT happy about that! I don’t bring my IBS up on the blog much because I pretty much have it under control. After YEARS of dealing with symptoms I know what I can and can’t get away with. Dairy is my major trigger if eaten too many days in a row. That is also why I mostly stick to goat’s milk products and almond breeze….much easier for me to digest. But I “fell off the wagon” recently and have consumed ice cream 5 out of the last 7 days. And I feel nasty because of it today. Ugh…But I have eaten some great food over the past 2 days so let’s get on with it, shall we?!
I got the kids settled at Italian school by 9 and then made my way to Pilates. It’s fun to be in the studio in the morning! I kinda chuckled to myself when I walked in because at 36 yrs old, I’m a good 20 years younger than the rest of the class! LOL!!! It’s all good, though. My butt still got kicked. Actually, we did a lot of arm work and I can certainly feel that today. I had an hour to myself after class and I spent that catching up on blog reading. I’m not quite there yet, but close!! I sipped on a iced coffee made with coffee (of course) and Boathouse vanilla chai:
Next up was making and packing lunches for the 3 of us to eat on the road to DS’s hockey session. I toasted a WW English muffin and topped it with hummus, grilled zucchini and an Yves veggie burger:
Perfect for on the road eating!
The facility that I took DS to not only has a rink but a whole loft area with different stations containing synthetic ice. He loves going and was pretty cocky that he didn’t lose any of his skating in the past 2 months he’s been off the ice. I cracked up when he fell on his butt with the first 2 shots on net he took. He chuckled, too. I took 2 pictures before DD and I went to the mall area to shop:
Before we left I bought us froyo. I tried what they called an “Asian” blend; lychee green tea:
I’d never had lychees before and was surprised at how sweet they were. The matcha tamed them down, though and this was a delightful snack. We had a few more errands to run before we finally made it home at 3:30. The kids crashed on the living room floor and I plopped myself down out on the front porch with a book and very cold water.
We did some salmon fillets on the BBQ for dinner which was fantastic. I paired my piece with the rest of the corn/edamame salad from the other night.
This made for a perfect hot summer’s day meal. And dessert? Ice cream. Ugh…thinking about it today gives me the heebie jeebies! The kids picked out 2 fun new flavours:
I went with a scoop of the root beer float kind which was just OK. It had hard bits of root beer “candy” in it which becomes a real bother after the second spoonful. Even DS decided to “spit” them out. Other than that, the flavour was pretty bang on. As for the other kind? I have no doubt that I’ll love it; I just don’t think I’ll be ready to eat any before it disappears! HA! My hubby and I sat out on the deck until after 10pm enjoying the night. I brought out some Lesser Evil popcorn to nosh on…
LOVE kettle corn….to bits! I had to hide the rest of the bag or it would be gone by now. HA!
It was up early and back to work again today. I found it still too warm for oats so I enjoyed a cool bowl of Nature’s Path cranberry ginger cereal with blueberries:
Work was busy and I felt like I got a lot done. Now that we are on reduced hours for the summer I only get 45 minutes for lunch which equates into 30 minutes in the gym. Before heading over I ate a new (to me) bar; Taste of Nature in the Caribbean Ginger Island flavour.
This was really good. Much like a Kind Bar in that it was packed with nuts and dried fruit. The ginger flavour shone through brightly, too. I have another flavour to try so I’m hoping it’s as good!
I hopped on the elliptical at the gym and bumped the resistance up from my usual level 3 to level 5. I plan to keep inching it up over the summer.
Time: 30 minutes
Avg Hr: 155
Max Hr: 172
Calories Torched: 315
Distance: 3.3 miles
My hubby had to work late tonight so I warmed some leftover pasta for the kidlets. Then I made myself an egg “sandwich” using a scallion from the market, a 1/3 cup of egg beaters and a LC cheese wedge. I stuffed this into a hotdog bun thin. I also ate carrots and hummus:
DD and I took KC for an hour long walk on a trail after dinner. It was so serene! And he was one tired pup when we got him home! LOL Once I hit publish here I’m going to go spend chill on the deck. Tomorrow’s mid week already!!
Bye for now!!