Lifting and Team Challenge ride

Yay – my Broncos won last night and looked pretty good! Can’t wait for the real season to start. I biked to the gym today, where I decided on lifting only for a cardio break.

Operation endurance is still going:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell squats 3 sets of 10 with 45# bar Lower body
Dumbbell pullover 3 set of 12 with 20# DB Back
Chin ups 2 sets 2 Upper body
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 12 Core
1-leg deadlifts 3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total) Hammies and balance
Seated calf raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Push ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Lower Back extension 3 sets of 12 at 80# Low back
Front Raise 3 sets of 12 with 5# DBs (10# total) Shoulders
Cable pull down 3 sets of 15 at 30# Triceps

I tried chins again for the first time in a few months. I lost some strength there, which is annoying. I stopped doing them because I didn’t want to concentrate to much on them, plus I was getting a little bored doing them each workout.  Then lookie what happens 😀

Quick bike home. It’s going to be a hot one today! Not humid, though, which is always good in my book.

Are you tired of the oats yet? I have really been on a super kick lately. This blog should be called finding oats and broccoli…. (which ought to bring in a lot of readers).

This is the size banana that I use for my banana custard oats (I know there is a joke in there somewhere).

I don’t like using half a banana, so we just find the smallest ones possible.

I cannot tell you how great it feels to be back down to a single job’s worth of hours.   Yay!  I’ll have my new bike paid off next week, so that is a good thing.  I might just keep the 2 jobs as part time instead of moving to 1 only, as I am afraid that there won’t be enough work with one company (it’s feast or famine in my industry).  Plus job #1 has eased up a little on the constant berating of employees – or a lot of them left at any rate.  I’ll just play it by ear.

Lunchtime involved something different.  I made a protein crepe using egg white protein powder.  I am not that fond of it, but we must use it up.

  • 15 grams of egg white protein
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour
  • stevia

Whizzed up in the magic bullet and cooked in a skillet.   Filled with blueberry sauce and a dollop of vanilla greek yogurt.

This was tasty, but a little on the tough side, thanks to the egg white protein.  I have tried this with brown rice PP and kind of had the same result.  I need to try it with whey and see what happens.  Definitely in the keeper file, though.

I now have the donate button for my charity ride if anyone wants to use it in the sidebar (or below).  😀  I’ll be getting the recipe book out to people this week.  It’s about a 50 page booklet!


I am getting excited about the ride.  I just need to find out what the course is like.  I imagine hilly because it is in the Adirondacks, but I am prepared for that.  I did 100 miles this summer, so I know I can do 62 with hills. The only thing I won’t be prepared for is rain.  The ride is rain or shine, so I am going to have to suck it up and ride if it is bad weather LOL!

Snack time included one of these:

Plus some of this:

I am starting to have cereal snack issues again, so this box is going to go up high tonight.

Finished up with work by dinner time, which is so awesome!  It’s so great to know I don’t have to log back in after dinner and do more.  It’s also great to see a man cooking:

Although, truth be told he was cooking some shrimp for himself LOL!

I had a baked crab cake and finally some red pear!  They are back around now.  Red pears are my favorite.

Now I have a whole evening with no work to do, but a lot of other things to do.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway of  “I’m With Fatty!”  Recipient will be chosen on Tuesday.

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21 thoughts on “Lifting and Team Challenge ride

  1. Shelley B

    So glad you are finally able to slow down on the workload! Oh, and I had to do a double-take when I saw the picture of John in the kitchen – he and my husband dress exactly alike, lol!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Friday Mishmash =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s a Bell computer. I got it at either Kmart or Target. This one was $20 and it tells you distance, speed, average speed, time, max speed, calories burned. Plus an overall odometer.

  2. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    the jar of “homemade buckwheat honey marshmallow fluff” that you sent susan…omg girl. I NEED that recipe. Omg. I can’t even eat wheat/gluten but technically buckwheat is gluten free. anyway you are sooo kind and generous to send love in the mail: jam and fluff. you rock!

  3. Fran

    Are you going to raise enough money for your charity? I’m sure you will do perfectly fine on those 62 miles, no doubt about that.

    I never eat oats, I’m not very fond of it although I know it’s fills very well.

  4. Jody - Fit at 52

    I think it is funny that your high rep workouts are my lower rep workouts. 🙂

    Love oats too & use them in a lot of stuff… grind them up int the Magic Bullet too for things!

    No more cereal snack like stuff in my house.. high up doe not stop me! 😉 I love the Kashi higher protein ones especially the granola one.. gone from the house!

    I see your magnets. I have a fridge covered with them!

    Enjoy your much deserved free time!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Fun with Words to Help in Weight Loss! Happy Bday! =-.

  5. Susan

    Funny, a girlfriend and I were talking the other day about what “type” of guys we’re into. She said she digs any guy who rides a bike. I said I want a man who cooks 😉 My last boyfriend couldn’t even fry an egg, so the bar isn’t set too high there 😛

    I haven’t bought cereal since I moved from Fredericton. It’s one of the few foods I have zero control around. Now.. if only I could get some control around the chocolate stash too!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Sweet Gifts and A New Routine =-.

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