It’s Thursday! I am so excited because it means the end of my work week. This week has been crazy busy and mega-stressful so I am super ready for the weekend.
Since it’s Thursday, it’s time for another round of Thinking Out Loud.
1. This is week 3 of my FIT CHICKS classes. I can’t believe how fast the time is going by. Next week is my last week in the series.
On Tuesday I did a class called “chicks favourite”. They took favourite exercises from FIT CHICKS across Canada and combined it into one workout. I’m not so certain who picked wall sits and burpees as their favourite exercise. I may have to have a talking to with those chicks.
I’m definitely starting to feel stronger throughout the classes. My pain tolerance for burpees has increased.
2. Last night I met up with two fellow Calgary Bloggers, Ange & Lindsay. We went to an event called the Chowder Chowdown which was a tasting and judging of seafood chowders paired with craft beers from restaurants throughout Calgary.
Now, like I mentioned in my survey, I don’t like seafood. However, I wasn’t going to pass up the opportunity to meet up with these ladies so I went anyways. Turns out, some of the chowders were pretty good, I just avoided the chunks of seafood. It’s more the texture than the taste of seafood that I dislike. As for the beer…well that’s always tasty!
I had the best night with these ladies. We chatted non-stop and almost had to get kicked out of the event because it had shut down and we were still chatting. I can’t wait to meet up with them again next month for our Christmas Blogger meet-up!
3. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me tweeting yesterday about the Dairy Farmers of Canadian Symposium yesterday (#DFCSympo). I was watching the webcast as the symposium was taking place in Toronto. The topic this year was on Nutrition Guidelines. There were really interesting talks on the guidelines for saturated fat, sugar and sodium. There was a lot of controversial topics brought up and definitely some controversial conclusions drawn.
Sodium intake at BOTH too low or too high raises CVD risk. Reducing too much may be harmful #DFCSympo
— Jen Rawson, RD (@PrettyLilGrub) November 19, 2014
Nutrition is ever-changing and even to me, someone who is supposed to be an expert in the field, the evidence can be daunting and confusing. The main message I took from yesterday’s symposium however was that we need to stop focusing on individual nutrients and instead consider whole foods.
4. So far I have nothing planned for this weekend. Two weekends in a row, this is highly unusual for me! I’m thinking about maybe going back to the mall and tackling some more Christmas shopping. I also plan to go back to spin class. The Saturday morning class is calling my name! I love getting up and getting a good workout on during the weekend because it gets me motivated for the rest of my day.
5. By the way today is Hug a Runner day, so if you know a runner, don’t be afraid to give them a giant hug! I could definitely use a hug today. Ever have one of those weeks where you’re just feeling a little down or blah. That has been me this week. Virtual hugs are totally accepted!