So what do you get when you put 4 personal trainers in the same room for a homemade dinnah?
A whole lot of gym talk, gym fails, gym drama annnnd…
What else would I cook for some of my favourite peeps?
So, how’s your Friday been my friends?
Let me tell you, I am still sore from my leg workout that I did on Wednesday. Of course that is nothing new but ouch. Even more ouchness came from the fact that I have been getting more into bikram yoga again to get my stretch on and I have totally forgotten that when you first start up again you get sore.
You can get sore from stretching. Try bikram.
No really, if you’re in Hammertown and can get to Dundas there is an amazing WagJag deal going on that is 10 classes for 30 bucks. To put that amazing price into perspective, normally a drop in class alone is like 15-20 bucks. Do it!
Those muscles are not used to being stretched to that extent! In particular I find that my inner hip flexors get really sore so I fail at bringing my leg to my chest to put socks on…
Random side rant: WTF is with old man winter showing up in August?!? Why am I wearing socks?
I’m also failing at sitting down still because 1. I am working on dead lifting slowly but surely so my hams are a wee bit touchy and 2. bikram likes to target those hammies as well. Crunched and stretched. I also feel some discomfort in my knees the day after because there are some awkward knee positions towards the middle of the bikram session that take some tweaking.
So yeah, yesterday morning, the day after leg day (my rest day) I went for the 9:30am bikram practice and to my surprise my legs didn’t die. Who knows, maybe it helped them out..
No, no they still hurt.
Before I left I also crushed a random and slightly expensive craving…
Raspberries. My typical rest day zoats BUT with fresh organic raspberries from my store. Can I rant again about how expensive a tiny 2 serving pint of raspberries is in the middle of summer. Five bucks! Geez. I thought it was the season of berries, give a girl a break. My random cravings really don’t help my wallet.
They were so good though 😉
Before my lil trainer gathering, one of my guests, fellow trainer and friend, Gen, came along with me to the farmers market to pick up zee cute lil squashes that were to be stuffed for the main course of our dinner. It was fun because she had never been to the market so I got to be a lil tour guide.
So we stopped in at my favourite vendor for squash..
Buttrums. Although they aren’t organic, I like that they don’t use any spray on their produce. I ain’t happy eating pesticides and herbicides. Nope. Plus they always have the largest selection of different squashes and the majority are from their farm so they are local.
How cute are these lil guys?
Patty Pan Squash. I believe they are more on the zucchini (so summer squash) side of things but they are so cute! For some reason they always remind me of the lil ghosts in pacman…
Anyways, so we had our fun at the farmers market and then pick ourselves up a lovely planner for school as we are both heading back to school in the Fall (ahhh I mean 2 weeks away!?!)
We discovered that we both have a slight problem when it comes to being overly picky about what our planners contain…
- Must have rings. No spines that don’t bend and flop shut if you don’t hold them down.
- Large space for writing
- Whole calendar month before the individual days start
- Must have lines in said individual days, not just blank spaces.
- Must be pretty and interesting.
I think these fit the bill. How cool are these inserts??
Because it’s a “Gal’s Guide” one, they have things like famous female figures, party planning tips, relaxation tips, decor suggestions, etc. Cool eh?
Do you have certain standards for your school planner? Do you even have a planner?
After we got back to my apartment, Gen and I started carvin out those squashes which were then roasted/steamed up (I was running low on time so I steamed them mostly, not ideal but hey I had to get’em done!) and then we stuffed them with the beef mixture I had cooked up earlier that day pre-farmers market trek and shoved them back in the oven at a lower temperature to warm while we were waiting for Chaunda and Daniel to show up.
We started off with some unpictured salads and then dug into the squash vessels. They were a success!Thanks to Gen for this photo moment. We be happy peeps!
So what else do you get when you put 4 personal trainers together?
Everyone whipping out their phones to instagram their food…
…and lots of macro chatting. I know I don’t promote macro counting but both Daniel and Chaunda count and weigh their food. Chaunda because she’s in competition prep and Daniel because he’s in cuttin season brah.
So Gen got the experience of getting (and prepping!) a weighed out meal with specific macros.
We crazy peoples.
It was a super fun night and I got Daniel hooked on Cookies and Cream Questbars. Yeah, Daniel, you know you be lying when you said Questies weren’t good. Yet another one of my victims who’s wallet will be sending me some hater beams soon enough.
And so, in the words of Daniel…
Great food, even better people.