Here we are again, the start of a brand new week. It’s been a busy but very fulfilling weekend on my end and now that I find myself a little more grounded in this new city, I’m excited to begin to establish a little routine this week.
This past weekend was a nice mix of work, play, and fun. Work is going fabulous and I’m really loving the people. Last night, I attended our staff holiday party and met so many fantastic coworkers and new friends. I know I keep saying this, but I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many friendly people here. It just keeps getting better.
Although I kept things pretty low key last night, I still had the WORST night and morning due to some stomach issues. Unfortunately, I thought it would be a good idea to taste a few bites of what was acclaimed to be some of the best deep dish Chicago pizza. I should have known. Me and pizza have an ugly relationship and my stomach revolts against any cow’s milk cheese, especially mozzarella. A few bites was all it took and I was in awful pain all night long. No fun.
Aside from the party, I also had a chance to check out an incredible hot yoga sculpt class with a new friend and reader, Kate. I mentioned that I’ve been looking for yoga classes out here and I think I may have found my new calling. Hot yoga is delicious! I’ve never taken a hot yoga class before and wasn’t all to sure what to expect. I went into it thinking, “I don’t really sweat that much, and I love the heat, so it can’t be that bad.” HOLY CRAP was I wrong! After 60 minutes of intense heated yoga, I was drenched. I’m not even kidding, full on soaked to the core.
Saturday was a welcomed surprise when I found out I had the day off work. With no plans, I decided to reach out to my girl Mara to see if she happened to be free as well. Lucky for me, she was and we quickly made plans for a girls day.
This is the second time in a week I’ve hung out with Mara and we’ve done almost the exact same thing twice now. It’s become a tradition and we are both 100% okay with our routine.
It goes like this…sushi, shopping, fro-yo.
First up, a sushi lunch. Mara told me about a great sushi place right near us that does a convey belt of sushi. You sit at the bar and pick your rolls from the rotating table in front of you. I’ve seen this concept in movies before but never did I think it actually existed.
Let me just say, this is the BEST way to eat sushi. Each plate is a different color and each has a few pieces of a selected roll.
The plates are different colors and each color represents the price. You pick your plate from the moving belt, eat and set the plate aside. At the end, they tally up the plates for your total.
Mara and I had way too much fun with this.
It doesn’t seem like a lot at first, but I think we managed to eat a few dozen pieces of sushi when all was said and done.
Feeling entirely stuffed, we then moved along to our next adventure, shopping and manicures.
Again, I have way too much fun with this girl.
After a few hours of digesting, it was time for fro yo!
I know I said Red Mango was my favorite, but I think this place takes reign. Bamboo Spoon was out of this world! The Carmel Frappuccino frozen yogurt was down right incredible!
What a fantastic Saturday and all together wonderful weekend.
Hope you all enjoyed yours as well.
Important: When eating fro yo, do you go for fruity or chocolatey?