Operation Endurance begins

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Rainy night all night and rain today. At least it isn’t snow! We are lucky enough to be on top of a hill, so no flooding worries for us or basement issues. Very thankful.

I had a protein drink and then headed to do an awesome strength workout. I am moving to Operation Endurance now that bike season is approaching, so I am lowering the weights and increased the reps.  I think I will also go back to 3 times a week with lifting. My goal is to not build strength anymore, but to regain endurance.  Cupcakes are 20 miles  each way!

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Cable Squat to Row 3 sets of 12 at 50# Full Body
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 10 each side at 30# Core
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 12 at 45# Chest
Stiff-legged Deadlift 3 sets of 12 at 60# Lower body
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 3 sets of 15 at 40# Back
Calf Raise 3 sets of 12 at 140# Calves
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 12 at 90# Low Back
Dumbbell Overhead Press 3 sets of 15 with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders

The gym was friendly and fun today. I love days like that. Maybe because it was Friday, or just because of who was there.  However fun it was, I was ready to come home and cook up the steel cut oats I had soaked overnight.

With pumpkin, cinnamon, and egg whites cooked in.  Topped with the last of the crystallized ginger and some coconut butter.

Triple fantabulous yum!

I am in fruit withdrawal!  I may have to shop tonight and pick some up.  Normally we shop just once a week, but a fruit emergency is looming! We have some apple sauce, but I wanted to save that for dinner, so I doubled up the broccoli for lunch!  With a Boca chik’n patty.

Afternoon snack included the usual latte and a few dark chocolate crisps from Marisa’s box to me.

They look like Pringles, but they are chocolate.  At first I thought they were chocolate covered potato chips, but they are not.  Very tasty.

John asked if today was a lower carb day (obviously not with oats on the menu…) and then asked if I wanted to go out for a slice of pizza tonight!  Was I going to say no?  I don’t think so!  Guess I didn’t have to worry about that applesauce after all. :mrgreen:  We stopped at East End Eatery:

This was buffalo chicken pizza.  Boy howdy did that hit the spot!  It was the perfect Friday night dinner.

Update:  After dinner we stopped at the store for emergency fruit rations!

Guess you know what my snack is going to be tonight 😀

Question:  How many times a week do you shop?

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20 thoughts on “Operation Endurance begins

  1. Lisa

    I want those chocolate crisps!

    I grocery shop once a week. Before we started Meal Planning each week we were both going to the grocery store like 3+ times a week. It was time consuming and frustrating! And expensive!

  2. Karen

    I feel like I shop a lot! I hate planning dinners so can only think a few days ahead at at time. So probably I shop between 2 and 4 times per week. And some of the items I get are only available at one store or another. I hate to be out of fruit!
    Karen´s last blog post ..Thumbthing to Write Home About

  3. Kim

    I do a major grocery trip every 2 weeks and then on the “off-week” I just shop for perishables. Can’t wait for biking season.

  4. Alissa

    I am loving the strawberries are affordable! I buy at least 2 lbs. a week and usually stop back at the store and pick up a couple more! I usually shop once a week, but it seems we run out of milk and bananas and have to stop somewhere and pick them up.

    Have a great weekend!
    Alissa´s last blog post ..I’m Not “Dieting”

  5. Lori's Mom

    You know I am at Hannaford 2 to 3 times a week! We are always running out of something. I need to plan better!

  6. Rachael

    I am excited for bike weather, this may be my year to finally buy on and start a new cardio routine. Those chips look yummy, gonna have to try them. 🙂 How’s the remodel coming? I am in need of breaking down some walls. Great way to vent frustration. Hope your weekend is a great one!

  7. Fran

    I shop once a week. I don’t like to do grocery shopping so going once a week is more than enough for me. I buy my fruits and veggies at the supermarket too but since I switched to a new supermarket I’m not to pleased with the quality of the fruits and veggies there. Am thinking about going back to the market on Saturday once a week to get them there.

    Thanks for your answer by mail, I’ll get back to you on that tomorrow.

  8. Jody - Fit at 53

    That cu[cake comment cracked me up!!! Sometimes I think of my workouts in terms of how many cookies I want over the weekend! 😉

    I probably shop 2-3 times a week. I have different places I go & I don’t want to drive just because especially with gas prices close to $4 a gallon here – or may be there already since I have not checked yet today… anyway, regular grocery store and then TJ’s or Sprouts & also Costco.
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Saturday Funnies – Winter-Rain Edition!

  9. Roz

    Yum to buffalo chicken pizza. I probably shop 4-5 times a week. I only buy produce for a day or two at a time, and there always seems to be SOMETHING that needs picking up. It’s ok, I actually LOVE grocery shopping. Even if I only buy one or two things, I do the aisle walk to see what’s new. Crazy I know. Have a great day Lori.
    Roz´s last blog post ..It was a housework kind of day…

  10. Kim Zepp

    I always shop at least one a week for everything. Then I usually stop by one other time each week for more fruit! 🙂
    As long as the store isn’t packed full of people, I enjoy grocery shopping.
    Kim Zepp´s last blog post ..snow day

  11. Helen

    I don’t even ride a bike, yet I would ride 20 miles for a cupcake!

    Buffalo chicken pizza = one of my very favorites. How ever did you hold yourself to just one slice. Oh, maybe that’s why you’re at maintenance and I’m not >-(

    I do a big shop once a week but inevitably end up at the grocery store at least one more time no matter how much I plan.

  12. Leah

    I don’t know if you read comments a few days back, but…

    I try and shop once a week, though we almost always end up going to the store for something in the middle of the week. Either I forgot something for a new recipe or we ran out of milk, or something. When we had lots of snow it was amazing how well I could plan and get enough groceries for a week though. I can do it, when I plan… 😛
    Leah´s last blog post ..Run Like In the Wind

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