Chelsea Lately #6

When was the last time I did a life update on this blog? Like a real legit life update rather than just a nutrition or recipe post? Well my blog search tells me that it’s been since last summer that I did my last “Chelsea Lately” post – yikes. I don’t have enough time to recap all that time, but I’ll start from a few weeks ago!

1. I’m having a bit of a power struggle. Literally. Two weeks ago our fridge lost power in the middle of the night and forced us to throw out all of our meat including the pork tenderloin I had been marinating in garlic and rosemary for that night’s dinner. I may have shed a few tears – okay I did. I cry when I’m frustrated okay?

Then over the weekend our stove lost power and our landlords called in a technician to fix it. And he did – except it lost power again the following evening just as I was about to make these goat cheese stuffed portabello mushrooms. We seriously can’t catch a break! Luckily it’s fixed again… for now.

Kerncliff Park, Burlington, Ontario

2. Let’s go back to happier times, shall we? We had a great Thanksgiving a few weeks ago, and even better weather! John had to do some work over the weekend, but I dragged him away long enough to explore a new-to-me hiking trail at Kerncliff Park in Burlington.

The rest of the weekend involved lots of turkey, lots of dessert, and of course the Norfolk County Fair. Can’t miss those giant pumpkin displays! Actually I used to always look forward to the duck races, but those have been replaced by flashier shows of diving pirates. Seriously.

John and Chelsea 2

3. I’m still trying to get a hang of this whole adulting thing. Balancing everything is tough, and I feel like I’m not seeing my friends as often as I used to. So I was pysched to have some good old fashioned girl time with my friend Andrea last weekend! We made this kale and brussels sprout caesar slaw and a pear cardamom crisp and spent the night talking men, work, and dietitian-y things.

kale caesar salad

4. Several weeks ago I started getting really of doing the same old workouts all the time at GoodLife Fitness. Around the same time I came across this workout program and decided to give it a go. I can’t say I’m following it to a tee – I tend to replace the 20 minutes of HIIT with 10 minutes of regular cardio, and I take more days off than it says – but so far it’s been the perfect mix of doable and challenging. Plus I’m in and out of the gym in 45 minutes, which is awesome.

5. Our friends are starting to get married. WHAT. Are we really that old? We had one wedding at the end of the summer, and then in September I was one of the maids of honour (there were two of us!) in my close friend’s wedding. It took place at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, which was seriously magical. And I discovered I’m a wedding crier.

John and Chelsea

6. I’m not a politics person. I once even googled “Canadian politics for dummies” – ha! It’s not that I was never interested in politics, it’s just that I was overwhelmed with it. I mean how does someone catch up on 148 years of politics? But with our election this fall, I actually got kind of into it and started obsessively listening to CBC Radio 1 every morning. You know you’re officially an adult when your radio station is perma-set to the news, am I right?

So that’s life in a nutshell.

What’s new with you guys?

This post was written as a part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.


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15 Responses to Chelsea Lately #6

  1. Oh wow that brussels sprout caesar slaw looks fab, Chelsea! I am just the same about friends getting married- when did we reach that age!! Some of my friends are already getting pregnant which is just nuts to me. Some days I feel like I just turned 21 a couple of years ago!!

    Love that you’re tailoring the workouts to fit you! I always find them to be a great set of guidelines to start off with and then through trial and error, you just find what works best for you!

  2. Realizing you’re at an age where people are getting married and even having babies (!!) is a huge weirdness in the mid 20s I think :)

  3. it’s so weird that we’re at that age!! I only have a couple of friends that are married, but I’ve got a good handful that are engaged/have babies. Ughhh adulthood.

  4. I know what you mean about it being harder to catch up with friends, and it gets even worse when everyone starts getting married and having kids :cry: Most of my friends are already married, and there are some that I only get to see a few times a year because everyone seems to be bogged down with family and work obligations. Definitely miss those high school/college days sometimes…

  5. Um that pear cardamom crisp sounds amazing.

    Have no fear, it’s always a little rough getting life in balance, especially when you switch living locations, roommates, and jobs all in the same year. You’ll get your bearings soon enough, although just wait until all those same friends start having babies. Craziness.

  6. Dude, seriously why is everyone getting married and engaged and all that jazz? Gah. Maybe I’m just bitter because tinder failed me…

    Sorry the place has been giving you some hiccups- here’s to the oven working, moreso that come Winter, it could be used as a mock oven :)

  7. Aw, that sucks about your fridge and your stove. I would cry too! The same thing happens to me when I get frustrated. Hopefully all of the appliances behave from now on, lol!

  8. OMG I’m a wedding crier too. Happy to know I’m not alone.

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