The last workout from New Rules of Lifting!
- Barbell dead lifts: 2 sets of 8 at 75 pounds
- Dumbbell squats (heel lifted): 4 sets of 15 with 20 pound dumbbells
- Overhead dumbbell press: 4 sets of 15 with 15 pound dumbbells
- Stepups: 4 sets of 15 with 25 pound dumbbells
- Underhand grip lat pull down: 4 sets of 15 at 60 pounds
After the last pulldown, I was kind of expecting some confetti or something to come from the ceiling 😀 It was actually very quiet. I was the only one in the gym at this time (I think the rain kept people away), so I just gave myself a few claps and got on the treadmill for some walking! I am going to do a post this weekend on NROLW, as I feel it deserves some thought after 6 months of hard workouts!
Came home and wanted something different for breakfast, so I made a psuedo crepe with pumpkin/ricotta filling!
To make the crepe, I used 30 grams of Bisquick heartsmart mixed with a generous 1/8th cup of milk, then added water to make a thin batter (I also mixed in pumpkin pie spice. I poured in into a large skillet at rolled the pan around to spread the batter, then cooked up like a pancake. It is a cross between crepe and pancake.
- The filling was:
- 1/2 cup of fresh pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
- pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp of agave nectar.
Mix well and heat in the microwave to warm up. I actually had too much filling, so I put some on top! (And a tiny drizzle of dulce du leche)
This brings up the pumpkin shortage. There was one last year, and pickings were really slim around here. I was excited to find pumpkin again this fall, and now it seems as it will disappear again! Is this a ploy? Maybe some of the other smaller companies will step up. I don’t really want to buy organic pumpkin. Heck, I don’t know if it’s even around here!
Keeping in the shortage theme, I had a waffle sandwich with lunch. Turkey, laughing cow, and apple butter.
We noticed a lot of missing waffles in our stores the last couple weeks, particularly the nutrigrain brand. Turns out Kellogg’s has some problems at 2 of their plants creating a shortage of waffles. (Waffle iron officially on Christmas list). They are rationing where the waffles go, so you know small upstate NY isn’t getting any!
Lunch also included broccoli for a switch up!
Pixie wants some catnip:
My mother and I went out to a craft show and shopped around a little bit. It was a good show with a wide variety of things. They also served food there, and since it was late afternoon – we decided to get a snack/early dinner. I had a bowl of chili and a mini cheesecake. The cheesecakes were 2 for 50 cents. Can you believe that? I don’t know why they didn’t just give them away.
I think I embarrassed my mom taking this picture since I stood up to do it. 😆 I did get 1 christmas gift and a couple things for me.
Tonight involves some ornament making:
Question: Have you noticed the waffle or pumpkin shortages in your area?