Sorry guys about the super late post but when Ryan and I left the apartment yesterday around lunchtime we didn’t get back until 1:30 in the morning!
We had SUCH a fun day though. One of Ryan’s good friends that he grew up with owns a yacht company here. So yesterday he invited us to go out boating with him and one of the guys that works for the company (a 24 year old yacht captain from Sweden) on a brand new speed boat. Um YEAH we want to go! So, on the boat it was Ryan, two of our friends, the Swedish yacht guy and his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s friend—straight from Sweden. And let me tell you, these girls were tan. You think I’M tan! They have been traveling around the world with Rich, driving private yachts in India, Thailand and the Mediterranean. It was fun though getting to know people with a totally different culture than my own and they were all super nice.
But, without further ado, here’s my food!
For lunch on the way to the marina we stopped at Pita Pit and I had a hummus whole wheat pita stuffed with tons of veggies. I also had baked lays. For some reason, the pita was super filling and I didn’t snack again til 5:00. I think it was something with the hot weather too though and being too distracted to mindlessly snack. Everyone was drinking beers on the boat but I resisted easily (hate beer) until the girls brought out their “lemonade”, which was rose wine. I had a small cup of that and felt like I was on a vacation, drinking wine at three in the afternoon. Very European of me.
We took the boat to the cookout party we were going to yesterday evening and that’s when my hunger immediately went into drive. Someone brought out some chips and salsa and I had a few of those, along with chugging lots of water to rehydrate from a day in the sun. Ryan and I had to go to the store to pick up a few things for the party and we bought some Amy’s veggie burgers because, guess what? I wasn’t the only vegetarian at the cookout! I happily shared my veggie burgers with another girl there and we all feasted on huge thick slices of icy cold fresh watermelon.
THEN….Ryan and I had to go to a birthday party at a downtown bar! I volunteered to be the driver so I stuck to club soda and lime all night. Memorial Day weekend really isn’t when you want to take any chances at all. I was SO excited to find out that the birthday girl is gluten and dairy free and….so was her cake! I think it was the best dairy free chocolate cake I ever tasted. Yum!
We finally got home around 1:30 and fell into bed. What a day!
And finally….for breakfast this morning I just had a waffle sandwich with two Flax waffles and almond butter. We are out of bananas so it was kind of plain . Off to relax more in bed!
oh and ps—I did end up going to the gym yesterday morning after breakfast. Ryan made me feel guilty because HE was going to the gym so I just decided I better go too. And I’m so sore today from it! I did four sets of these springing frog-like squats across the floor at the gym. Good thing I was the only one in there because I looked pretty funny but it really works your inner thighs! I also did lunges and various arm exercises for about 30 minutes. I felt a lot better after I went. Sometimes the most difficult part is just getting yourself there…