Hey lovely people? How’s life lately? Mine was is GREAT! I began to work last week and was kind of busy.. basically I work during the day (aka. research) and play with Star at night. Sounds ordinary to you? Well…. for me it’s so extraordinary!! Work stress can be reduced to the minimum if I have Star around~~~ 😀 Few things to report:
Sleep: I’ve been breaking my own sleeping record lately. Since I arrive Buenos Aires, I’ve been sleeping like 9 hours everyday, I mean deep sleep kind…. it feels soooooooo good. And this last weekend I slept 10 and almost 11 hours a night!!! I think I’ve only done this when I was 5 years old!!! Woooooo….. that’s pretty awesome for someone who had sleeping problem for almost entire adult life. hahaha…. So proud of me!
Workout: As it was show in my last post, I’ve been doing some fun workouts. And I think I found a new high in workouts. You know…. we all kind of get used to our routine and somedays we just workout because it’s part of the routine and not because it excites us. But with new workouts… every class I feel I don’t want it to end, especially Fight-Do, I wanted the instructor, the music to keep going forever!!! Workout has became more like source for entertainment for me lately, and it’s a completely different feeling that workout per se. Do you workout to be healthy, to keep fit, to lose weight, to eat more without guilt or to enjoy the endorphin? I think most of us do it having few of these in mind. But if you think you’re burning thousands of calories by going to the gym for an hour, check out this article from Time Magazine! Bottom line: you won’t lose weight by doing an hour of cardio everyday, you might end up adding few pounds. Shocking? yes, but the article provided some good reasons backed up with scientific studies.
Work: having a leisure life doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. I’ve been working only 6-7 hours a day but did more work than working 8-9 hours. Once again, play hard contributes to boost productivity. I did some research for my paper with Carmen and began to prepare for the mini course that I’ll teach at CEMA, my undergrad university. I’m excited about it because I’ll teach/present my dissertation topic. I hope to catch their attention on the topic and receive some feedback.
Food: Needless to say food has been FANTASTICO. Star just loves to take me out to eat. Sometimes I feel lazy and not having a big appetite, he still insists going out because he said:” you cook at home all the time when you’re in US, so here, you’ll be my princess who has to do ZERO housework including cooking.” 😀 How lovely he is. How can I refuse such an offer, right?
So, just showing some of the feature meals that I’ve been MUNCHING~~
Dulce de leche capucchino with medialunas
my favorite breakfast combo: toasts with cream cheese, jam and coffee with milk
I've been having this balanced plate for lunch several times a week. Love it! 5 types of veggies, 1 cup of brown rice, 1 tbsp miso, seaweed flakes and pumpkin sauce! Oh... this one has 1 sliced avocado for some extra good FAT.
sesame seeds craker: new snack fav!
At one of my favorite restaurant in Buenos Aires, Bengal, an indian/ italian food restaurant.
Appetizer: smoked salmon
Breads and crackers
My favorite dishes in a fine restaurants are squids and octopus because you can’t find them in every restaurant and it’s hard to prepare at home. Bengal has the best of both, so I ordered them that comes as appetizer as my entree.
grilled octopus: the best meal EVER!!!
Remember my love for octopus and what I Star paid for a plate of octopus during my last trip in Argentina? check out the insane price but amazing meal that I had here.
Star ordered grilled fish with green salad. I had a big bite, it was delicious too!
The place is small but chic. My kind of place to be with my lovely Hub.
Lemon sorbet to change the palate (only chic restaurants have this kind of thing) So fancy!~~
Our dessert: chocolate mousse (so predictable!)
Okay. that’s all for now. I have much more to recap including a day Spa at hotel four seasons. It was incredible! so, stay tuned!!!
It’s monday here but it’s holiday in Argentina,so no work, more hedonist life for Coco! 😀
Question: What’s your definition of hedonist life? (inspired by Erin’s last post)