Sunday, April 23, 2017

My Workout Recap, But First

Today I took a well-deserved rest day. I had a good workout week, so today was all about giving my body a break. I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly again for the Weekly Wrap, but first...


First, I want to tell you about the food we had today.

Hello, gluten free pancakes! mrC and I watched playoff hockey and then had brunch. These Bob's Red Mill pancakes were so good. Even though I would love to eat just carbs, we did have eggs too.


mrC had to run to the airport for a bit, and while he was gone I hit up the foam roller. I've been working this into my daily routine and focusing on rolling slowly to make it count. The slower I roll, the more tight spots I find compared to when I roll too fast. There may have been a few shrieks during today's session.

For linner (or whatever you call late lunch/ early dinner), we made homemade pizza. I found Udi's gluten free pizza crust on my last grocery trip and we still had some LaRosa's pizza sauce left over from my BFF's surprise birthday box. In about 10 minutes we had two personal sized yummy cheese pizzas. I like just cheese, but mrC is already planning the toppings on his next pizza ---> pineapple, mushroom and onion.


If you came for the weekly wrap, here you go:

Monday - I'm going to call this an active rest day. I walked to the plaza for groceries and I cleaned and conditioned our wood floors ---> it felt like a full body workout.

Tuesday - Ran a 5K with longer intervals

Wednesday - Po Toi Island tour with the American Women's Association to celebrate a very important birthday.

Thursday - Core strength workout that you might have seen on Instagram and running errands in the rain.

Friday - Burned off a ton of calories in Bodystep class. It was hot. It was tough, I loved it.

Saturday - A double workout with some hills and a little time on the water.

Sunday - rest day


What toppings do you like on your pizza?
How do you spend your rest days?



24 comments:

  1. I just found out that I have a gluten intolerance so I'm researching foods and brands that I can try - thanks for those two suggestions!

    I like to add beef or spinach to my pizza, but I typically order just plain cheese!

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    1. There are so many GF options nowadays, although I've tried to make my diet work by substituting with naturally GF options. Like using quinoa instead of pasta or doing turkey roll-ups instead of sandwiches. I know that I can get GF pasta and bread (and I do), it's now a splurge instead of a staple. We were eating way too much bread/pasta and going GF was eye-opening!

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  2. Just carbs would be the dream! I typically like mushrooms and olives on my pizza...drool

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    1. Wouldn't it?? We can dream, haha!

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  3. I'm mostly a cheese pizza gal. My hubs likes meat, so I'll do italian sausage, but that's about it.

    After reading your blog for awhile, I'm amazed at how everything looks like what we have here in the US! Is that how it is?

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    1. Hong Kong is definitely a combination of tradition and modern living, but like most cities if you venture to certain areas you will find what is often referred to as "real China" (less English and Western novelties like seated toilets!). Thanks to links to British Empire, HK is a cultural melting pot making it fairly easy to live and get what we like from "home" wherever that is and enjoy the local lifestyle too.

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  4. I cleaned my hardwood floors on my hands and knees today. No joke, it's a workout. (#baddog). I think my favorite pizza is chicken alfredo with spinach. But, I wouldn't turn down any topping. I think I need a large griddle so I can easily make pancakes. I'd like to try Bob's Red Mill products. I almost bought their coconut flour today but then noticed it is not a cup for cup replacement for regular flour. Thanks for linking, Amy!

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    1. Ohhh, I do like buffalo chicken pizza. Have you ever tried that? I haven't had it in years. Love BRM products - great options for people who are GF.

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  5. I've also found that the slower I foam roll the more it hurts...lol. I actually have a foam rolling DVD and it suggests finding your tight spot and then just holding it there for a few seconds. That hurts too! Have a good week!

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    1. Oh yes...to me it hurts the most when I release 😩gets me sweating! Have a good week too!

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  6. I like mushrooms and onions (and sometimes a little sausage) on my pizzas. I just learned to like pepperoni!

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    1. I liked sausage and/or pepperoni when I was a kid, but not so much anymore. My taste buds are strange :)

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  7. Slow foam rolling is seriously more painful, but more effective. My new fave pizza topping are fig & prosciutto - so good!

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    1. That actually sounds like a good combo!

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  8. When it comes to pizza, my favorite combo is pepperoni and sausage (with extra pepperoni, thank you very much). I also like Canadian bacon/pineapple, too. Or I can do cheese only if it's a nice, thick crust ;-)

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    1. I can do pineapple sometimes...usually when my husband does the Hawaiian on his half and some accidentally gets on my slices. It's not bad!

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  9. I had protein pancakes too and I could so do just the carbs but on top of the protein in the batter, I topped them with PB and had bacon! I'm trying to cut back on carbs at least try so all the protein is supposed to make me feel a little less guilty right? :)
    Yup the ol' foam roller it hurt so good!
    I like pineapple on my pizza too! I took it upon my self to hand scrub my kitchen floor, a couple weeks ago and talk about a workout my arms, shoulders, abs and legs from squatting all hurt! House cleaning in no joke and a heck of a workout!

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    1. Do you use your own protein pancake recipe? I have one (that I love) but I need Egg Beaters and I can't find them here. I'm looking for a new recipe!

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  10. That pizza looks great! I always love pancakes, I could eat them any time of day!

    I usually do as little as possible on my rest days especially since it seems that they are so few and far between!

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    1. It is hard sometimes to fit in rest days!

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  11. Those pancakes look delicious. I'm not gluten free (never had any issues, so why cut it out, ya know?) but I'd eat them, hehe. As far as pizza goes, I love all the veggies like spinach, black olives, tomatoes, onions, and a lot of marinara sauce.

    I've only watched hockey a few times. We have a team here, but in the south, it's just not the most popular sport.

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    1. Agree, a good pizza has a lot of sauce! My husband grew up watching hockey and I have come to enjoy watching with him. It can be quite exciting!

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  12. I take around three rest days a week from training (on average). Now I love pizza! My favourite toppings are chicken, fresh garlic and sweetcorn. I wish I was having that tonight but we have pasta bake in the oven! Actually, I quite like tuna on a pizza too.

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    1. I have one pasta bake recipe that everyone loves, but I usually save it for when the whole family is together. It feeds a lot, haha!

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