Protein Bar, Crossfit & Ghirardelli!


Things are starting to amp up over here for the wedding festivities – 2 days to go! On the agenda today is brunch with Matt’s parents, getting my hair highlighted, a final dress fitting (there were a couple more things that needed to be done when I went on Sunday… fingers crossed it’s ready now), and then making our welcome gift bags! Tonight we have plans for a big family dinner out.

I had a nice day yesterday – spent most of the day working on the computer doing emails, blog stuff, wedding stuff, etc., but I took a break at lunchtime and headed downtown to meet one of my bridesmaids, Turner, for lunch!


It was a lovely day to be downtown – beautiful weather. We hit up Protein Bar, which is a new favorite! All sorts of healthy and creative options.


I ended up getting a huge vegan salad – packed with all sorts of veggies, tofu, pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, and a creamy chia dressing. Very good!



We enjoyed this artwork while we ate. :)


I spent the rest of the day doing a little more wedding stuff, headed downtown to meet my friend Kathleen for a walk, and then Matt and I hit up Crossfit Dupont for a workout!


I rocked a fun new shirt that Reebok sent me last week. Love it! Made me feel more hardcore. ;)


It was a good workout – we practiced bench presses and then did a short workout with 5 rounds of 30 seconds of pull ups (I did mine jumping up from a stool) and 30 seconds of burpees. Short and sweet!

Matt and I picked up some Whole Foods hot bar for dinner since our fridge is empty (no point in refilling it since we’re leaving on Friday!) – I forgot to get a photo, but I did get a photo of dessert, which was way more interesting anyway. :)


As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program with Ghirardelli Intense Dark™, I was sent a bunch of fun dark chocolate varieties to test out. I’m not a huge milk chocolate fan but I love me some super dark chocolate. It’s such a perfect way to end a meal!

Matt and I tried out the toffee interlude and the sea salt soiree last night. Just a little taste of each was perfect for my after dinner sweet craving! Our favorite was the sea salt soiree, but both were great. :)


I also had a tiny nibble of this cabernet matinee – can’t WAIT to have this paired with red wine next time! It would go so well together. Maybe once the wedding is over we’ll have friends over for a wine and chocolate night!


Thanks, Ghirardelli, for giving us the perfect post-dinner treat. :)

Time to get started with the day – have a great Thursday, everyone!


This post is brought to you by Ghirardelli Intense Dark™ Chocolate.


  1. 1

    Cute shirt! I workout at Reebok Crossfit Fifth Avenue and they are selling the shirts there.. I actually bought one the other day but decided against it.

  2. 2

    your wedding is close!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  3. 3

    Eeeh I’m so excited for you! We’ll have to finally meet up when you’re back from your wedding/honeymoon – looking forward to hearing all about it!

  4. 4
    Stacey C. says:

    Have a great wedding weekend! I can’t wait to read about it:)

  5. 5

    What an exicting couple of days your having!! Have a blast and enjoy it!

  6. 6

    Canadian reader here.

    Please see the recall for Justin’s Peanut Butter. I saw your post a couple of days ago but the news on the recall today.

  7. 8

    Yum, I totally wanna check out Protein Bar!

  8. 9

    We have The Protein Bar in Chicago and I love it! I have yet to try that Vegan salad, but it sounds amazing.

    The countdown is on…good luck!

  9. 10

    one cup quinoa = 8g protein
    one egg = 6g protein

    Are they using mini eggs in their calculations? Quinoa is great but that sign is pretty deceiving.

  10. 12

    I love dark chocolate. 85%is my favorite. Can’t wait for you to share the wedding dress with us after the wedding. You will won’t you??

  11. 14

    Cute T-Shirt! You ROCK it well! :-)
    And I heart ‘dark chocolate sea salt soiree’…..Mmmmm!!!!

    Glad you’re out enjoying the last few days -before the BIG day!
    Woo-Hooo!!! :-)

  12. 15

    Good morning, Anne. I hope you are well today. I was just wondering, I have a Macy’s ad running under your banner. Is that suppose to be there??

    • 16

      Never mind. I just refreshed the page and the ad is gone. I get a lot of these weird ads popping up on your page. Once I had an eat more banana’s pop up. Oh, well.

    • 17

      I switched advertisers so I have some more ads around – I know it doesn’t look as pretty but sadly I’ve got to pay back my grad school loans somehow!

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