Lifting, squats, and Indian food.

Slept pretty good last night and got up at about 6:50, which is pretty good sleeping in for me 😀 I had a protein drink and biked to the gym in gorgeous weather!

Did the iron – trying to do less weight and more reps.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squats 3 sets of 8 at 45#!!! Lower body
Chin ups 1 set of 2, 4 sets of 1 Upper back
Dumbbell Pullover 3 sets of 10 with 25# DB Back
Barbell press 3 sets of 12 with 45# bar Chest
Plank 3 sets of 1 minute holds Abs
Good mornings 3 sets of 10 with 30# bar Hammies and low back
Face Pull 3 sets of 15 at 20# Shoulders
Nosebreakers 3 sets of 12 at 25# Triceps

Good news – I was finally able to get back under the barbell!  Just an empty bar, but I could do the squat fairly balanced. Yay! I was feeling so good about that I hopped on the treadmill and busted out a mile jogging.  Really slow, but I did the whole mile.  About a 14-minute mile, but jogging nonetheless.  Maybe I will get over the injury after all :mrgreen:

Came home and made some custard oats with cocoa powder.

Topped with almonds and some fluff.  Then I relaxed and read blogs and caught up on emails.  Pretty soon, it was time for a visit here:

Dentist!  I have a chipped filling, which is going to be replaced next week.  They are also going to fill a cavity and build up between these 2 teeth. I have a large space between those teeth and food gets caught there a lot.  I have to floss it after every meal (annoying).   It will be nice to get that fixed.  I have to say that I really love my dentist.  He really seems to care about the patients.  I also found out I am an agressive brusher!  I have some exposing of my roots on one side because of that.  So, I have to make sure I keep the brush angled and to only hold it with 3 fingers to keep the pressure light.

After a good cleaning, you know I had to go spoil that with eating!

Isn’t this fun?  It’s a blue potato topped with laughing cow, some quinoa and broccoli.  Tasty, but I did put some hot sauce on it after taking a pic 😀  Plus a yummy pear.  Working in carbs today in preparation for tomorrow.

Spent time working in the garden.  Nothing new blooming, so no pics today.  I made lattes.

Looks a little green?  Don’t tell anyone.

Maybe it is because there was some of this in there:

Hey, it’s the weekend!  With this on the side:

John got cooking dinner.  He made a recipe link provided by Karen for Mujadara – a lentil and rice dish.

Caramelizing onions:

I cooked up lentils while John did the rice.  Mixed all together with cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper:

We cooked up some chicken, too, because we need more protein.

Easy and tasty!  Although it did take a while to cook those onions.  Who knew the onions would be so yummy.  This from a girl who picked out every single onion out of things growing up.  (I know, Mom, can you believe it??).

I also made a batch of date protein ball/squares today:

Made this batch with almonds.  And I snacked on some.  I hope to have a recipe up this weekend for these. These are to take along tomorrow.  We are shooting for a 60-mile ride!  I am a little nervous, but looking forward to it.  We will be leaving early as it will be at least 5 hours of riding.

Have a super night!

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18 thoughts on “Lifting, squats, and Indian food.

  1. Pubsgal

    Yum, Indian food! Hope you have a great bike ride tomorrow! I’ve got to dust mine off and hit the road. (I’m getting a swelled head from the inflated mileage on the spin machines. Plus fresh air sure beats spin studio funk.)
    .-= Pubsgal´s last blog ..Weekly Update, 5/19/10 =-.

  2. Jo

    Hi Lori. I’m really glad to hear that you are making such a good recovery from your injury. Sounds like you’re doing all the right things and it is paying off 🙂

    Your food looks yummy. In defense of my heritage :), I feel the need to point out that mujadara is a Lebanese dish. It is often eaten with shredded chicken, so clearly you and John were in tune with the spirit of the meal.
    .-= Jo´s last blog ..Tasty noodle soup =-.

  3. debby

    I love the combo of lentils and rice. I’ve only eaten what Vicky fixes, but I am going to try a few recipes myself.

    All your eats look great today.

    And congrats for getting back under the barbell!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..A Dog and His Sticks =-.

  4. Fitcetera

    So … you’re a closet boozer, eh? 😀
    You made the dish! How cool is that? Caramelized onions are super yummy.

    Have a great ride tomorrow!
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog .. =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Guess not so closet anymore LOL!

      This was a vidalia onion we used, too. It was very good. I cannot stand raw onions, so I was worried I wouldn’t like this dish but it was really, really good! Thank you for the link 😀

  5. Kat

    Have a good bike ride! That blue color is amazing in the potato. I have never seen those. John makes are really yummy Mujadara. I may need to put that in our plan sometime soon. Hope you have a nice weekend!
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Sunset =-.

  6. Kimberley

    From over here it looks like you have made stupendous gains in healing…but I guess when you are living it, it seems like forever.

    I love Indian food and your food looks very tasty.

    Blue potatoes, green lattes? What is going on over there? LOL! 🙂

    Have a great bike ride today!!!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Slice of Life Giveaway =-.

  7. Jody - Fit at 52

    Lori, yahoo for your workout & moving forward from the injury! I feel your happiness!

    OK, I want to know what that little side ting was as it looks like a molasses cookie to me.. doesn’t everything! 🙂 Was it a piece of bread with nut butter???

    Hey, I made your cookies but since I only had whey powder, did the pan version. I added in extra protein & made them more an after the gym or out & about protein bar for me.. YUM!!!!!!!!!!! I used cinnamon/oatmeal flavored protein powder. Thx for that recipe but I still want to try it in cookie form!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny! =-.

  8. John

    I have to go to the dentist Thursday to get a cracked tooth fixed. I don’t mind dentists now but this one DH there is a real pain. Lecturing me on my poor dental care. i’m thinking: fix me up and leave me alone you’re not my mother! 🙂

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