What’s blooming today and vegging out.

Ah the weekend. Fridays are never crowded at the gym. Guess nobody wants to work out on Fridays? Had a protein drink and then biked in. I decided to take it easy on the legs today with a race coming up Sunday.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Stiff-legged dead lifts 3 sets of 10 with 45# bar Lower body
1-arm dumbbell row 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB Back
Chin ups 2 sets of 2, 2 sets of 1 Upper body
Railing squats 3 sets of 10 – body weight Lower body
Standing Cable Fly 3 sets of 10 at 30# (each side) Chest
Shoulder Shrug 3 sets of 12 with 30# bar Shoulders
Horizontal Wood chop 3 sets of 10 at 30# Abs
Nosebreaker 3 sets of 10 with 25# bar Triceps

Nice non stressful workout today. I rest 1 minute between sets for the most part unless I am supersetting any of the exercises. The above workout took about 35-40 minutes.  Then I biked home for some brekkie!

It was a cooler morning, so warmth was in order.  Pumpkin cream of wheat – custard style.  Cooked with molasses as the sweetener and topped with a bit of crystalized ginger and toasted pecans.

Yum.  I spent a good chunk of the morning puttering around in the garden.  A few new things today:

Potted painted daisy




This thing is a monster, too.  The twine broke that it climbs onto the porch along and it is just drooping in a big mass:

Lunch break!

More sweet potato with laughing cow and sauteed broccoli.  I was trying to find a good protein source and didn’t feel like eggs and chicken was set for dinner.  So I mixed some strawberry protein powder with greek yogurt.  I think I would try freezing this mixture.

More miscellaneous outside work today.  We are working on the southeast side of the house which is kind of overgrown with vegetation.  It is really a nice day outside today!

Straight up latte snack:

plus a granola bar.

Think the warranty on a PlayStation would cover cat butt?

It’s off the floor so it doesn’t get stepped on, but Pixie thinks it is her personal seat.  This is why we can’t have nice things….

Classic Lori salad for dinner:

Those bagged salads are so handy.  We get either Dole brand or Fresh Express (I like spring mix).  One bag makes 2 salads for me 😳   That’s a lot of greens.  I am totally vegging out in a good way today.

I didn’t bike today (other than to the gym) so that I could get in one last run before Sunday’s race.  I wanted to do 3 miles one last time.  I did pretty well.  Completely pain free.  I finished up in 33:33.  A little bit faster than last time.  Tack on 0.1 miles and I hope to finish up under 35 minutes on Sunday.

Treat afterwards:

Banana soft serve.  I put cinnamon in it and topped with a bit of chocolate sauce.  What a great post run treat!

I am in a really good spot with food lately.   It feels good.

Question:  Do you do bagged salad mixes?

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22 thoughts on “What’s blooming today and vegging out.

  1. Kimberley

    I don’t usually buy bagged salad as I find it has a funny taste. I rarely have a green salad at home, I usually save that for restaurant meals.

    I had an interesting vegetable tonight. I am posting the pic on my blog tonight…not sure if you have ever tried it. I also picked up some white turnip to roast.

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Worthy Cause Wednesday =-.

  2. debby

    Oh it feels so good to get in those ‘good spots with food’ doesn’t it? Looks like you had another low sugar day?

    Love the combo of the painted daisy w/the sweet alyssum.

    Puttering in the garden…that’s not happening for me this year, unless you count tossing toys to Noah puttering. But that’s just the way it is some years. I will be happy if I can keep all my Japanese maples healthy and growing.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..A Simple, Lovely Day =-.

  3. cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Ooh, I haven’t seen that Gazania before! Pretty!

    I don’t care for the bagged salads, other than cole slaw mix. They seem to have a “funny” taste to me. Could be my imagination, though. 🙂

    Wishing you a strong and awesome run!
    .-= cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Let’s Put a Bow on It =-.

  4. Shelley B

    How funny, as I read your post I was thinking “she is eating really well today” and then you said the same thing! I don’t eat bagged salads – I’m with the “funny taste” people. I buy a 3-pack (or 6-pack sometimes) of hearts of romaine and just chop them up, rinse and spin in my salad spinner. I like to add some baby spinach, but I usually forget to buy it.

    “This is why we can’t have nice things” rings so true in our household. Why do we have pets??? 😉

    So glad your run was pain free! The race will be fun – wish I could run it with you.

    Love your garden, esp. the painted daisy. Never seen a Gerber like that.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Randomness =-.

  5. Leah

    Yes on the bagged salads here. They are easy for me and I can buy spring mix for me and something that looks less like the yard clippings for the rest of my family.

    Maybe I can add my chocolate protein powder to the greek yogurt to make it more tasty..hhmm… might try that. Otherwise, I’m definitely trying a better brand. 🙂
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Weigh-In … Summer Challenge #3 =-.

  6. Fran

    Great garden you have, love the flowers in it.

    I used bagged mixed salads, they have lots of choice here and it’s cheaper than buy 4 kinds of different salads. Usually I have 1 person bags so that’s enough for me.

  7. Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    Your garden is so lovely! I’m trying to save my potted flowers from all this stupid rain. My poor Gerbera is yellow. The leaves, not the flowers! LOL Not good.

    I love bagged salads, especially when I travel. The only organic mix I can get here, though, comes in a big hard plastic container (?what? how is that helping the ecosystem?). Anyway, I’m with you. I get one big and one small salad out of those bags. I swear I have lettuce growing in my stomach 🙂
    .-= Lynn Haraldson-Bering´s last blog ..Turn Me Loose, Damn Compensation =-.

  8. Andra

    Pretty daisies! I like the organic greens that come in a clam shell, the bagged ones have a funny taste. The Trader Joe’s herb salad in the bag is very nice though.
    .-= Andra´s last blog ..No-Weigh Friday =-.

  9. Alissa

    I do the bagged salad mixes, but now our garden is starting to yield the lettuce, so no need to buy it. I have to admit I love the freshness of the lettuce right out of the garden so much better!
    .-= Alissa´s last blog ..How I Have Changed =-.

  10. Destination:Athlete

    Banana soft serve? Is that just a frozen banana blended? Sounds yummy…

    Yup, we do bagged salad…problem is that Hubby likes a bunch of things on his salad, and if we don’t have them, he won’t eat it. Weird. 😉
    .-= Destination:Athlete´s last blog ..better late than never =-.

  11. Jody - Fit at 52

    Always love to hear about your great weight workouts! And congrats on your run! Good luck on Sunday!!!

    OK, your flowers are so pretty and your home! Pixie, too cute as usual!!! 🙂
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Saturday Funny =-.

  12. Joanne

    You know, I think those daisy’s are what the deer ate just outside our house. They are so pretty and apparently pretty darned tasty to deer. Watch out.

    I do bagged baby spinach and the occasional greenery mix. It’s just too easy to resist especially when you work, blog, cook, bake, run….well….you know!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..The 5K Nate Run Recap =-.

  13. Ang

    When I opened my last bagged salad it had a living centipede in it!!! I don’t know how but I have a bug phobia so I completely flipped out. I haven’t been able to look at bagged salads since. 🙁
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Fiesta chicken! =-.

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