I started hump day (& 12wbt weigh in day, 0.3kg gone) with a killer workout:
Boxing & stair-running in the park with Jay. He really put me through my paces – I’m actually really sore today! On another note, tomorrow morning we start with our new Personal Trainer Joe at the gym. He told us to get ready since he’s going to smash us CrossFit style!!!
What I ate;
Breakfast green smoothie made with Kale, apple, honeydew, celery & cucumber (how cool is my reusable takeaway cup!).
Salad at my desk; mixed lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomato, roast pumpkin & boiled egg.
Slow cooked lamb with carrots, onions, tomatoes & Moroccan spices served with couscous and a sprinkling of walnuts.
After dinner we watched last year’s remake of Three Musketeers. It was pretty funny and starred a bunch of actors who look like other more famous actors! With the exception of Milla Jovovich (kickarse action woman!) and Orlando Bloom (who was good as a baddie) and D’Artagnan is played by ‘Percy Jackson’ hottie Logan Lerman.
This is a tough one. I do consider myself a bit of a foodie and I’ve eaten at some amazing restaurants (just see my Soul & Stomach page) so although it was a lovely trip down delicious memory lane, I have narrowed it down to three (only 3!) meals;
Picnic on Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays; it was our honeymooon and from the resort we were dropped off by helicopter on deserted Whitehaven Beach for half a day. We swam in the crystal blue water, ran around starkers in the sun on the fine white silica sand and ate tasty treats from our picnic basket (prepared by the resort chef) which included Moët, cheese, fresh bread, fruit (pawpaw, mangoes, strawberries & watermelon), cashews, half a lobster, some prawns and oysters, salad and various sandwiches. Amazing.
Dinner in Paris; After a long day of sightseeing we found ourselves in Trocadéro (16th Arrondissement) as the sun was setting. From there you have a view straight down the gardens (Jardins du Trocadéro), over the Seine and directly to the night-time-glittering Eiffel Tower. We took a table outdoors at Cafe Le Malakoff and had apéritifs (Kir Royal!), steak frites (for Jay) and the most amazing lobster salade (for me)! We finished with some fromage (cheese) and crème brûlée. It was an impromptu dinner and it was one the of best meals ever.
Dessert at Becasse; My favourite restaurant in Sydney used to be Becasse. Justin North (exec chef & owner) outdoes himself with each dish. I say “used to be” because he has changed locations and mixed it up a bit with the philosophy; he now has Becasse (not the same menu), Quarter 21 (where you’ll find similar dishes to the old Becasse) and Etch. Jay & I ate at the original Becasse twice for our wedding anniversary and my friend Mandy had her hen’s night there (very classy no penis straws or strippers insight!). We haven’t been to the new Becasse or Quarter 21 but we ate dinner at Etch in December. Along with Quay’s Snow Egg, the most delicious dessert has now moved from the Becasse menu to the Quarter 21 menu. It is the famous & delicious Banana crème brulée, salted peanut brittle & milk coffee sorbet. [image via]