It’s Friday, so you know what that means! Time to show off the garden again. But first, must get the other important things out of the way.
Had a preworkout protein drink:
and biked to the gym. I changed up the workout a little today in that I didn’t do any chin ups. I just didn’t feel like doing any, so I left them out. That’s when I could use a personal trainer, eh?
|Stiff leg Deadlifts||3 sets of 8 with 75# bar||Lower body|
|Wide grip lat pulldown||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Upper body|
|Standing leg press||3 sets of 8 with just machine weight||Lower body|
|Nosebreakers||3 sets of 10 with 25# bar||Triceps|
|Captain’s Chair||3 sets of 10||Abs|
|Push ups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Upright row||3 sets of 10 with 25# bar||Shoulders|
Today was a run day, and I decided that I would just hop on the treadmill and do it then instead of going back outside later. I did 3 miles and was soaked! Even though there was AC on, it makes such a difference to actually have the breeze from running outside on you.
Then I biked home. That’s a lot of exercise! I burned 600 calories and I was hangry for brekkie!
I cooked up some banana oats and topped with peanut butter and raspberry fruit spread.
I actually had some PB off the spoon, too. Told you I was hungry! I did make myself eat slowly, though.
Then I read blogs for a while before I even showered. I told John I felt like I was being lazy and he reminded me that I had just done that workout. LOL!
Spent the morning making almond butter, baking some bread, roasting coffee and puttering around outside. This day is a picture perfect summer day. The garden is just busting out all over with the schedule of rain and sun we have had:
Black-eyed Susans are starting:
Clematis (Snow Queen) – and I thought this one was lost to frost. Turns out only the old growth died.
My scentimental rose bush is bursting!
This smells absolutely heavenly, too. Love it.
Daylilies are still going as well.
Can you believe how tall these are? They have to be about 4 feet tall. Flowers and gardening just make me so happy. I wish I could find year round work in this regard.
Back in for lunch. But first, I got the bread ready for the oven:
This was made from the Healthy Artisan Bread in 5 minutes book and is the Milk and Honey loaf (with raisins).
While that was baking, I had lunch:
A redux of my curry chicken salad. Just a couple ounces of chicken, chopped apple, light mayo, and curry powder. Quick and good!
The bread finished baking and was a success!
Letting this cool was really hard. I am a sucker for warm bread (or any bread, really). I made a piece with some real buttah and blackberry fruit spread to have with my latte.
So good. I can envision french toast with this bread, oh yes I can….
After snacking, I headed out to one of my favorite consignment shops and scored! I got a work out top, plus the cutest little dress:
This mirror was tilted back, I wish I looked this thin LOL! Now I need to get a cute pair of sandals. The best part? It was only $4.80 !!! I loves me a bargain.
I was all kinds of happy when I got home and whipped up some pan fried shrimp with brussels and a pear:
All in all a good day 😀 I am thinking about some frozen yogurt tonight, maybe. I do need to stay out of that bread LOL!
Question: What is your favorite type of bread?