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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!
|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. 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?