Laboring on Labor Day

I took a day off blogging yesterday! I didn’t have anything interesting to say, really, and I worked,so figured I would just not post. Today is also work day for me, but I get paid a little extra 😀
My gym was open today, but open later.   I, however, was up at my usual time.  So I decided to eat breakfast before my workout instead of moving everything up an hour.

Banana custard cream of wheat!  Topped with honey fluff. I promise the recipe will be posted on Tuesday.

I biked off to the gym in some chilly weather today. Full tummy, which was a little weird, too.

I went for a massive (for me) lifting session since it is the last one until after my Charity Ride (6 days!!)

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squats 3 sets of 10 at 45# Lower body
Dumbbell Pull Over 3 set of 15 with 20# DB Back
Barbell Deadlift 3 sets of 10 at 65# Lower body
Incline chest fly 3 sets of 15 with 15# DBs (30# total) Chest
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 110# Calves
Captain’s Chair 3 sets of 12 Core
Face Pull 3 sets of 12 at 30# Shoulders
Straight Arm Lat Pull Down 3 sets of 12 at 50# Back
Alternating Side Lunge 3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 15# DBs (30 total) Lower body
Good Mornings 3 sets of 12 with 35# bar Low back and hammies
Triceps kickback 3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30 total) Triceps
Push ups 3 sets of 10 Chest

** Note to self. Do not do push ups at the end of the workout.**

I was. wiped. out. after this workout.  I came home and had some cafe au lait, showered, and got to work!

Other people laboring on the holiday are window people.  They did not quite finish up the capping on the outside of our house, and they arrived bright and early this holiday morning to get it done!  Now that is dedication to the job, don’t you think?

Lunch time was some of my yogurt/berry/cereal mash.  I keep wondering if I will tire of this, but I never do.

The strawberries taste excellent as well.

Work ran out for a while, so I was able to do some garden work.  Removed a couple plants I decided I didn’t want anymore and figured it was a good place for my new rose bush!  (I also need to divide sedum later this fall).

This bush is going to do a late bloom, too, and I am pretty excited about that.  I can’t wait until it appears in the Friday What’s Blooming!

I have been toying with the idea of going through the Master Gardener program for the county.   I just need to make sure I have time to do the volunteer work the position requires (like being at the county fair, community gardens, schools, etc).  Not to mention sitting through the training courses.

Time for snacks!

Check this out.  The rumor is that we are going to have early fall color around here and it will be super bright.  The tree across the street has already flipped over!

No other tree is like that around here.  Isn’t that weird?

Dinner time arrived.  I have been super hungry the last couple days.  Not sure what is up with that.  Annoying, though.  I did eat an apple while waiting for dinner to cook.  I mixed up some ground turkey with minced onion and seasoning.   Then put it in muffin cups and topped with BBQ sauce.  Baked for about 30 minutes and I had little turkey muffins!

Tasty.  I wanted to go the whole meatloaf route with bread crumbs and egg, but I got going on it too late because of work.

After dinner was some coffee roasting (Guatemalan):

Now we are going to do some coffee drinking!  Hope you are having (had) a relaxing holiday!

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16 thoughts on “Laboring on Labor Day

  1. April

    I made turkey muffins last night 🙂 I was getting so sick of dry turkey burger and the muffins help them stay moist!

    Mmmm…coffee. I love blue jamiacan but boy is it expensive.
    .-= April´s last blog ..Labor of Love =-.

  2. Tish

    I’ve thought about doing the Master Gardener thing too, and hesitate on the same point. The required service. Not that I mind sharing, but I hate to put more things in my schedule.
    Mmm, turkey muffins. I think I’ll add that to my repertoire. I fall into a rut with the protein parts of dinner.
    .-= Tish´s last blog ..Bike Holiday- Continued =-.

  3. South Beach Steve

    There is nothing like fresh roasted coffee beans. I was fortunate enough to find a local company that roasts on a fairly frequent basis. I haven’t purchased any from them yet, as I enjoy roasting my own, but it will be nice to purchase from them in a pinch.

  4. Leah

    Changing leaves and fresh roasted coffee….does life get any better than that? 🙂

    I wish/pray/hope for early changing leaves, but probably won’t. So, I shall live vicariously through those that share their pictures online. 🙂

    Sounds like you’re enjoying life and staying busy…me too…as shows on my lack of blogging. Thanks for checking in when I do post something.

    Enjoy that coffee – sounds wonderful!
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Labor Day =-.

  5. John

    That is weird one tree changes and the rest haven’t. Nice ride the other day. I’ve lost biking mojo. Hoping to get it back a bit with cyclo-cross.

  6. Fran

    I do think that Master Gardening is perfect for you, you love to gardening so if you can put in into your schedule: do it!

    We have an espresso machine and for every cup the beans are …. (crap can’t find the word) but you know what I mean: first it’s a bean than it gets into coffee 😆

    1. Lori Post author

      I think you mean your coffee maker grinds the beans.

      I like that,though, “first it’s a bean, then it gets into coffee” LOL

  7. Miz

    I laugh that since I LOOVE my morning cup people always assume Im a coffee connoisseur.

    Im so not 🙂
    cheap hot READY WHEN I GET UP is perfect.

  8. debby

    Good morning Lori! Sometimes I read a blog and then forget to come back and comment. Your roasted coffee–I was just telling a friend yesterday how you do that! That was some of the best coffee that I ever had (that you sent me.)

    I can hardly wait for fall color. It is so dry and dusty here, I feel like I am just watering the japanese maples to keep them alive so I can enjoy the fall color!

    I don’t even know how you made yourself do pushups at the end of that workout! If I don’t do them at the beginning, they don’t get done.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..A Most Excellent Adventure =-.

  9. Shelley B

    At first glance I thought the coffee beans were chocolate chips! I was all “wow, that’s quite a snack” – glad we don’t need to do an intervention, lol!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Countdown To =-.

  10. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Giggled at your push-up note! Sometimes I’ll throw in a set of BOSU push-ups at the end of my workout and it’s amazing how difficult they are. I can snap out 3 sets of 10 push-ups just fine at the beginning of the exercise, but 10 BOSU push-ups at the end of the workout results in all sorts of funny noises. 🙂
    .-= Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog ..Shake It Up- Baby =-.

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