It’s Friday! I have no classes today, but thanks to a new volunteering gig, my Fridays are now just as busy as other weekdays. But my Saturday and Sunday are pretty open, so I’m looking forward to relaxing then!
This week my mom and grandma came to visit to celebrate my mom’s belated birthday because I wasn’t able to make it home for her actual birthday. We went out for lunch at Waldo’s on King (website), a downtown bistro that’s attached to the indoor farmer’s market. We’d been there once before about 3 years ago (holy cow, I can’t believe it’s been that long since sophomore year!) and remembered liking it.
As always, I had so much trouble deciding on my order. I eventually decided on ordering two appetizers, like I did when I was at Garlic’s a few weeks ago.
I started with the tomato and goat cheese stack with mixed greens. It was good, but not as good as the similar dish I had at Garlic’s. This one from Waldo’s on King didn’t use heirloom tomatoes, so it just wasn’t as flavourful.
I also ordered the sesame-crusted seared tuna that came with wasabi mayo, soy sauce, and orange-ginger sauce. Again, it was good but I wasn’t blow away.
I think next time I’ll just stick with Garlic’s!
After my mom and grandma left, I was persuaded by my roommate to do a Jillian Michaels workout video with her. The one we did was Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. This was my first time doing a workout video, so I had no idea what to expect!
The video was 45 minutes and consisted of 7 circuits, each repeated 2 times. I’ve got to say, I was surprised at how much it got my heart rate up. I was sweating within 5 minutes! And it worked my whole body, but especially my lower body. There were lots of kicks, jumping squats, knee-highs, and jumps to target the legs. In fact, my thighs and calves were absolutely killing me the next day… and the day after that… and the day after that.
Afterwards I had a sort of random dinner of everything I was craving: scrambled eggs, toast with butter, roasted sweet potato with cinnamon, and sauteed kale with nooch.
Do you prefer two appetizers or one big meal?
Are you a fan of workout videos? What is your favourite one?