It’s gonna be a warm one today! I lied the other day when I thought shorts to the gym were not going to happen while biking. I quaffed my protein and headed out.
Gym was fairly quiet today, as it normally is Friday morning. All the friendly people were there 😀
|Stiff-leg deadlift||3 sets of 10 at 70#||Lower body|
|Close Grip Lat Pull down||3 set of 10 at 60#||Back|
|Lying Leg Press||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Lower Body|
|Incline Chest Fly||3 sets of 12 with 15# DBs (30# total)||Chest|
|Reverse crunches||3 sets of 15||Core|
|Face Pull||3 sets of 12 at 30#||Shoulders|
|Lower Back Extension on machine||3 sets of 10 at 100#||Low back|
|Triceps Pull Down||3 sets of 15 at 30#||Triceps|
After that, I ran 2 miles on the treadmill at 5.5 mph. That is my comfort pace, which is about a 10:49 mile. I have to be careful because I just fall into this pace and don’t really challenge myself too much. Still got nice and sweaty, though!
After biking home, I was ready for breakfast. I made a layered bowl of cream of wheat (with egg whites) and blueberry sauce. Yum!
Today is the half day of work, so that is good, not to mention I got a box delivered to me today. :happy dance:
Good thing I have pictures of the garden from spring so I can figure out where I already have tulips.
I really struggled to get myself to sit and work today. I would work for a while, then get up and do things, then work some more. Not a bad thing to do, but it makes it seem like a longer work day than it really is.
Lunch time was some of the chicken I grilled last night with basil-tomato Laughing Cow spread on it. Tasty that way.
I went outside to the garden after this. It still has some color.
You can see my fall mums are budded out, but not open yet. Still more blooming to come!
The gazanias are still going.
I am totally infatuated with the color of the sedum. It just gets deeper and deeper (then it turns brown).
Buddha and the gaillardas. Sounds like a rock band, doesn’t it?
This is the side yard that I am going to do something with.
There is also a problem around here. See this lady?
She has been coming around since spring. Very young and obviously homeless as she is thin. Very skittish until today. She came over and rolled on the ground while I was planting tulips and inched her way over to me little by little. Then she let me pet her. My heart died a little.
I really worry about her as the road is so busy. Not to mention winter is coming up and I have a feeling she may be in the family way if she is one of the pair that were doing unmentionable things in the yard across the street a couple weeks ago.
Do you hear that long, drawn out nooooooooooo? That was John. I saw fear in his eyes today when I was talking about the cat.
Fresh baked. This bread has raw walnut butter on it.
I have to say, raw nut butter just doesn’t do it for me. Give me at least roasted and preferably salted.
Which goes pretty well with this:
Quite a nice evening out. I got about half of the tulips planted. I bought 65 bulbs. I really don’t know what I was thinking. Well, one pack is daffodils and they only came in a set of 25, so that is a chunk right there.
Dinner was cooking while I was out planting. Sweet potato chips and fish sticks.
The fish sticks had a date with Frank’s. Yum.
Notice anything missing from today’s eats? Added sugar! Since that is part of my Hot 100 challenge to do once a week, figured I may as well do today. Evening snack will be some more fruit.
Tomorrow will be a lot cooler. We are doing a shorter ride and just going to the lake. Probably no cupcakes, but there will be a sweet in store, that’s for sure!
Question: Any great and fun plans for Saturday?