Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way : Day 20 Blog

I forgot to have coffee this morning and only realized after a few hours of feeling unusually sluggish. Who am I?! How did I forget to have coffee when it’s been part of my routine for years??

It all started with my new, apple cider vinegar morning habit.  I usually stick to water (and wine) for my beverage of choice but I decided to try mixing the vinegar with apple juice to make it more tolerable to drink. I thought I bought unsweetened apple juice but it says cider…I really hope there is no alcohol in this.

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It concealed the taste of the apple cider vinegar very efficiently and the sweetness gave me an instant energy boost. I decided to start my morning with a quick cardio workout and to eat breakfast after. If you know you have a crazy schedule, try to exercise first thing–it will most likely not happen later and you will be glad you did it.

I did a no-fuss, 20-minute workout on the elliptical. I’ll be on the beach in less than two weeks so I am trying to exercise every day even if it’s only for a short amount of time. I have also been walking everywhere, I probably walk for an hour a day.

I made breakfast and forgot to make coffee because of the little change in my routine (I usually prepare coffee as soon as I wake up).

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Yesterday I bought a whole wheat baguette to make my boyfriend a sandwich for lunch. I already knew that I would be having baguette and eggs for breakfast this morning. I love leftover toasted baguette for breakfast! I scrambled two eggs (no egg whites for this girl, hate them) with a bit of butter and topped the bread with more butter and organic fruit spread (a tad healthier than jam).

I had a smoothie for lunch: Chocolate almond milk, banana, all-natural peanut butter, low-fat frozen yogurt and spinach. I added the extra spinach because I have trouble eating enough greens and veggies and figured I would sneak the extra spinach in my smoothie. It didn’t taste like spinach but it did have a funky colour.

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I snacked on a Kashi bar while working.

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I have family visiting from Europe and so many dinner outings planned! Tonight we had sushi at Zenya.

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I had one piece of tuna nigiri and one piece of salmon nigiri.

And one piece of each of the following makis for a total of six pieces.

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I love sushi! It’s probably my favourite dish ever if you don’t count chocolate and cookies.

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Our table of four shared this fried banana and vanilla ice cream for dessert. I had a couple of bites.

Good night!

 

 


Anouare Abdou is a freelance journalist from Montreal, Quebec.

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