Happy Friday! I was up fairly early and had my pre-workout protein drink before heading out to the gym.
Why do I look worried in the picture??
I think I may be able to convince some ladies to do free weights! The Curves in the town closed, so some of those members joined my gym. There are 3 ladies in their 60s who now work out at the same time I do, and I keep talking to them about the free weights. 😀 I’ll get them over there…
I rode the stationary for 15 minutes to warm up and the lifted:
- Incline dumbbell bench press: 3 sets of 12 with 20# DBs (40# total)
- Rail squats: 3 sets of 8 at body weight. Getting easier.
- 1/2 chin ups: 3 sets of 3.
- Reverse crunches: 3 sets of 10 (first time back with these)
- Alternating bent over dumbbell row: 3 sets of 15 (each arm) with 15# DBs (30# total)
- Cable triceps pull down: 3 sets of 15 with 30#
- Arnold press: 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total)
- Cable biceps curl: 3 sets of 10 at 30#
It felt good today. I notice more of a difference today with leg pain, as I am not limping much. Yay!
Been thinking about pumpkin lately, so I made pumpkin custard oats topped with toasted pecans and maple butter when I got back.
Yum! It’s the start of my weekend, although I debated working a little bit to make some extra $$ today. I will probably do that tonight after this post.
After eating breakfast, I puttered around in the garden a little bit. It’s about time to bring back the Friday What’s Blooming series. I have more tulips coming up. I planted early, mid and late tulips, so there is a nice variety.
Queen of the night. One of my faves:
I forgot the name of this one.
Purty. Flowers just make me smile 🙂
Lunch break was some greek yogurt, all bran cereal, strawberries, and honey. A classic:
Beautiful weather on tap today, so I wanted to test a longer bike ride. I decided to go to the library, which is about 6 miles each way. I snacked on a date with nuttzo before leaving.
You know, I still get calluses, even though I wear gloves when lifting and biking. There go my career aspirations of being a hand model…
The path is greening up nicely:
Feeling pretty good here!
I felt good after I got to the library. A little stiffness in my leg, but no back pain. That’s good. Progress! I sat and read at the library for a while. Ended up getting the 2nd Twilight book out, even though I am not all that impressed with the series so far. I am finding myself annoyed with it. Isn’t that weird? I also got a book on cupcakes 😳
I texted John and he agreed to meet me for a snack. I biked to Baker’s Dream, a tiny bakery, where I got a small coconut cream puff and a cup of coffee:
One of those 3-bite treats. The owner of this place is an excellent baker. I almost thought about asking her for a job LOL!
Then we biked home. I am still somewhat slower than normal. I averaged about 10 mph. I realized that what is missing is my power. That’s a nerve thing, and only time will bring it back (I hope). Successful 16 mile bike ride today, and further than I planned. That means a yogurt bike ride tomorrow is going to happen 😀
By the time we got home, it was dinner time! John grilled up some pork and I put mine on a sweet potato with laughing cow and more BBQ sauce.
Let’s have a closer look, shall we?
Yum. John and I eat our potatoes differently. He does his sweet. I do mine savory.
Other than some work, not much planned for the evening. I will be making a pumpkin pie snack later on. Have a great night!
Question: Favorite spring time flower?