Wow – lots of great thoughts from yesterday’s post! Don’t worry, I hope I did not give the impression I was giving up blogging. I will be jabbering on for a while 😀
It was a beautiful morning, albeit a bit chilly (39 degrees). I biked to the gym and did a lighter workout (weight wise).
|Barbell Squat||4 sets of 10 at 45#||Lower body|
|Close-grip lat Pull Down||3 sets of 12 at 50#||Back|
|Incline push ups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Single-leg deadlifts||3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total)||Hamstrings and balance|
|Horizontal Wood Chop||3 sets of 10 each side at 20#||Core|
|Seated calf raise||3 sets of 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Nose breakers||3 sets of 15 with 25# bar||Triceps|
|Front Raise||3 sets of 12 with 8# DBs (16# total)||Shoulders|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10 at 45#||Low back and hammies|
John met me there and we biked to Maude’s for breakfast. I won the football picks last week – so that meant my choice for a meal! Yay!
I love Maude’s. It was really busy and noisy, though – just like you expect a diner would be.
I ordered the usual cheese omelet and homefries.
Not pictured is my wheat toast, which came a couple minutes later. I was hangry and ate every little bit of this! Yum. It had warmed up a bit for the ride home. Maude’s is 10 miles round trip, which makes it a nice little ride.
I got a chunk of work done this morning and worked up an appetite for lunch. I was really struggling to think of what to eat when my body was wanting an oaty-type meal. I decided to go ahead and honor that and had some pumpkin cream of wheat.
My body knew what it wanted! This bowl filled up my tummy and kept me satisfied for a couple of hours. Imagine that.
I got out into the beautiful weather and worked on the side garden bed some. I just have a small patch of grass left to lift up and it will be ready to amend for the winter. I am only doing about a 10-foot span of it this year. It’s going to be a long project. Still have a few blooms. A surprise dahlia:
My mums are now filling out (the ones that were in ground).
Plus the knockout rose bush. Note how dark the sedum has gotten!
Then I found the World’s Tiniest Mum!
That is my finger there for reference. How cute!
That cream of wheat kept me satisfied enough that I didn’t have anything with my latte:
Worked a little more (nothing like dragging it out… ) then got dinner on. I was craving hot sauce, so I made an open-faced buffalo chicken sammie. I do like the blue cheese laughing cow, but only on some things. Think I prefer the regular swiss.
It was so beautiful out today. Took advantage of a warm evening and I got the rest of the tulip and daffodil bulbs planted – hooray!
Okay- time for the Hot 100 Update:
- 1. Maintain my weight. I actually am in losing mode right now from September and the scale is drifting down again. Yay!!
- No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving day! Not in stores yet.
- Do the duathlon and at least 1 more 5K race before the end of the year. Training for.
- Do stretching exercises 4 days a week at least. I think I did 3 days. I really need to work harder on this.
- Visit one new blog each week that is participating in the Hot 100 Challenge and cheer them on. I visited several.
- Do one no-added sugar day each week. Done.
Tonight is finishing up work (just 45 minutes or so to do) with some of the cobbler that John made the other day. It’s quite tasty.
Pink item of the day: My mom’s Vera Bradley bag. I am not cool enough to own a Vera Bradley, but that’s okay.
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