Long weekend ahead! Yes! Need to tread a little carefully as there will be some eating out this weekend and celebrating. (Saturday is actual birthday).
Zee protein hit:
Then biked to the gym:
|Stiff-leg Deadlift||3 sets of 10 with 65# bar||Lower body|
|Chin ups||2 sets of 2, 2 sets of 1||Upper body|
|Stationary lunges||3 sets of 10 (each leg) BW||Lower body|
|Plank||3 sets of 1-minute holds as superset||Abs|
|Push ups||3 sets of 10 as superset with plank||Chest|
|Cable low row||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Back|
|Face pull||3 sets of 15 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Triceps Pulldown||3 sets of 15 with 30#||Triceps|
That was enough for the day. My legs were a wee bit tired from yesterday. I realize how my stamina is still down. Good news is that I could do the stationary lunge with no pain! My leg felt tight, but it didn’t hurt. Yay! That means I can do more split leg moves again. It’s probably going to take me a couple months to build my left leg back up again.
Biked home and made up some cream of wheat custard style and topped with 16 g of cashew butter and 12 g of chocolate fluff.
I made the cooked version of the fluff and it is even more like the jar stuff. I just added a tblsp of cocoa powder to the liquid ingredients while cooking. Num.
I puttered around in the garden today. I could spend all day doing this stuff and be perfectly happy. Here’s what’s blooming right now en le jardin de Lori:
Deutschland Astilbe (one that I got a few weeks ago, small but blooming!)
The knockout rosebush with its plethora of blooms. This bush is amazing.
Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)
My folks wanted to take me out for lunch today as an early birthday meal since we are going to be out tomorrow. We went to Samantha’s. I love this place!
I had a turkey sandwich with cheddar and granny smith apple slices on it. Hold the mayo. On burlap wheat bread that they make there. Not sure why it is called burlap, but it’s tasty.
After lunch, I went back to my parent’s house and helped set up their new little garden. They had a tree cut down and put in a little garden in its spot. I brought along some cone flower and black-eyed susans to fill in. Baby garden in progress:
You can almost see the plants we put in there LOL! I’ll take a picture later this summer to compare (okay Mom, pressure’s on 😈 )
Came home for a latte and a protein cookie to read with the weekly free paper:
And of course, somebody didn’t want to be left out of the action. As soon as I opened up the paper, I received a paperweight:
I know all of your cats do this, too 😀 Probably dogs as well.
Dinner time was something pretty tasty. The last piece of sausage with laughing cow and a couple egg whites. I haven’t had real sausage in forever and it was sooo good!
Rye bread on the side. I was going to make a sandwich with this, but the bread didn’t rise very well for some reason.
Baking cupcakes tonight to pass around for the birthday tomorrow. We are using what we call ‘grandpa’s cake’ for my birthday. It’s kind of a special praline-type frosting that we would have for my grandfather’s birthday (which was on Christmas Day). I love it, so why not for me?
I can’t believe I have another 3 days off. I really should use more vacation days this way. Tomorrow we are biking to birthday breakfast (I am making John get up early, most likely heehee) and then hopefully spending the day at Yaddo Gardens to see what’s blooming there if the weather cooperates.
Have a great night!