We are now home safe and sound. Sunday was a snack eating day with chocolate and bread and crackers. I woke up pretty puffy feeling this morning! Up too early as Pixie was pushing on the bedroom door at 5:30. I got up and moved into the spare room so she wouldn’t wake up John and she curled up on me and we fell back asleep. (FYI – she does not come in the bedroom as it is John’s 1 allergy free room). I ended up sleeping in a little bit later this morning and didn’t get up until 7:30.
I was debating whether to jog the 2 miles to the gym or drive, but I wasn’t sure I wanted a total of 4 miles with a weight workout, plus it was kind of rainy, so driving it was.
I hopped on the stationary bike when I got there for 10 minutes, which actually just pissed me off, so probably not a good idea in hindsight LOL! Then I did weights:
|Barbell squat||3 sets of 10 with 45# bar (full squat)||Lower body|
|Dumbbell Pullover||3 set of 10 with at 25# DB||Back|
|Decline Sit Ups||3 sets of 10||Abs|
|Alternating side lunge||3 sets of 10 (each leg) holding 15# DBs||Lower body|
|Dumbbell chest fly||3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total)||Chest|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Reverse lateral raise||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Kickbacks||3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Triceps|
I thought about more biking or treadmilling, but I just wasn’t into it at all. So I went home and had a comforting breakfast.
Pumpkin cream of wheat sweetened with a bit of molasses and topped with pecans and crystallized ginger. I do believe my pumpkin stash is going to make it!
I took a vacation day from job #1 today, but still worked job #2. I am going to have to stick with both for a while longer to pay for the new bike, so good thing I didn’t quit job #1 yet!
After doing the work available, I had some lunch. We need to grocery shop! I did find a cucumber in the veggie drawer, so paired that with tuna and crackers.
I have narrowed down my choices on bikes. After discussion with the bike people about how we ride, the type of bike I am looking for is a performance hybrid. Because we do some riding on gravel surfaces and some rough road sides, a true road bike is out. A commuter/comfort hybrid is out because of the distances that we ride. That puts our needs at a performance hybrid designed for longer rides where you sit more forward and not so upright.
The brands we are considering right now are Giant, Fuji, and Cannondale and a few others. I have looked at the Giant, which I liked, and today after lunch I went to test “drive” the Fuji, a Raleigh and a Haro. Have a lot of decisions to make! I did go ahead and get my pedals. I still have the bike shoes (obviously), but the clip pedals went bye-bye. $80 down the drain there and only 3 months old. I’ll put a post together about choosing a bike and hopefully get that done tomorrow. A lot goes into a decision like this.
Came back from bike testing to have a latte and a piece of yummy pain de bluets that we purchased at a market before we left Montreal yesterday.
It came from this market – how delicious!
I’ve been working on the cookbook, and I hope to have it finished up over the weekend? Eeep!
Dinner time was a round up. I had baked some rye bread and threw a sweet potato in the oven while that was going. I paired that with an omelet with laughing cow and sauteed broccoli.
I usually microwave my sweet potatoes for time reasons, but the taste of an oven baked sweet is sooooo good.
Tired kitty today:
Not sure from what because she really doesn’t do anything….
Stocked up on groceries tonight! I bought some canning jars as I am participating in a jam swap next month. Should be fun as I have never preserved jam before. I just make it and eat it LOL!
After getting back I tested out the new rye bread:
It came out really good! I am not sure I would have ever thought to pair peanut butter on rye, but it was good.
Tonight is more working and polishing up the cookbook. Oh – and Football!!!!!
Question: How do you cook your sweet potatoes?