Hooray for Friday!

I couldn’t think of a better title than this :mrgreen: It was warm enough to bike to the gym this morning, too bad it was too dark. It’s coming, though!
The gym was quiet today and had better music. I like Journey (okay, I love Journey). So I rocked on while lifting today!

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squat 3 sets of 12 at 45# Lower Body
Seated Lat Row 3 sets of 12 at 45# Back
Plank 3 sets of 70-second holds Core
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 15 at 140# Calves
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 15 at 80# Low back
Lying Chest Fly 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total) Chest
Single-leg deadlifts 3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 35# Bar Hammies and balance
Face Pull 3 sets of 15 at 30# Shoulders

It felt good today. I have to remind myself to slow down because the tendency when I lower the weight is to increase the speed!

I made a whomping huge bowl of oat this morning for breakfast!  I soaked regular rolls oats overnight (normally I do that just with steel cut).  I wanted to see what they were like.  They got voluminous!

I cooked a mashed banana with these and whisked in egg whites.  Topped with coconut butter and some strawberry jam.  Hello carbolicious breakfast.  I probably did not need this whole bowl, but I ate it all.  Then I went up and rode the bike trainer for 8 miles since I had a carb high going on LOL!

Today was such a beautiful, beautiful day!  It approached 60 degrees!  Funny how spring coming changes my mood dramatically.  I felt a case of full-blown radiance today!  I just kept smiling and I practically skipped down the street to do my laundry.

Certainly made it hard to work today, that is for sure!  The wind really picked up, though.  Otherwise I would have unhooked the bike and taken it outside.

I know all of you think my cat is sweet and innocent. Here is Pixie being bad.  I got up to get some coffee and I looked right at her and said, “Stay out of my chair.”  I had to take this picture because I can almost read her mind.  She is thinking, “That spot looks warm!”

I came back with said coffee and see this:


Lunchtime salad.  Chicken with feta and dressing, plus 5 crumbled pecans.


John made up lattes, which I had with some of my chocolate stash.

It’s like they are floating in the air!

My afternoon took on an interesting twist. I received a call from my current job this afternoon from the owner of the company.  Apparently she was forwarded my letter of resignation that I turned in and they made me an interesting offer than I need to seriously think about this weekend. Hard choices!

It wasn’t a hard choice for dinner, though.  I wanted popcorn fish!

I can’t figure out why I like these so much when I generally don’t care for fish.  Maybe it is because they are chunks of fish and not pressed and formed minced fish?

Tonight we are doing it up right by working on our half bath!  We sure know how to party 😀

Plus a couple dates and nutbutter snacks:

Have a great weekend!

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19 thoughts on “Hooray for Friday!

  1. Call Me Ishmael

    Pixie is going to do what she wants, when she wants, apparently! She is simply the cutest cat around – what a minx! I’ve never had a date with any kind of butter on it, especially nut butter. Is it good? Your lunch salad made me hungry. Happy Friday indeed! I’m almost done with work now!
    Call Me Ishmael´s last blog post ..Happy St Paddys!

    1. Lori Post author

      Dates and nut butter are one of my favorite snacks. I like a roasted/salted nut butter and this snack satisfies the sweet and salty fix with some real chew.

  2. Kimberley

    That Pixie! What a trickster!

    I am intrigued about your call…can’t wait to find out what your decision is.

    That chocolate really looks like Pringles!

    Have a great weekend!
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..No words

    1. Lori Post author

      They do look like Pringles. I love the taste and the crispness of the chocolate, too. Too bad Trader Joes is so far from me… or maybe that is a good thing.

  3. Amber

    It was so nice out yesterday! I love being able to walk outside for my exercise but yesterday I went down to your town and walked past Rookies AND the I <3 NY and well basically the chain of fast food hell. I realized I probably (definitely) shouldn't take that route especially when ice cream season kicks in, haha.

    Pixie is so sly. Cats truly are the masters of their domain – my cat lept into my kitchen window (his window) when I was closing it last night in an attempt to stop me!

    Have a great weekend!
    Amber´s last blog post ..Friday Confessional dieting style

  4. Fran

    You must be a great value for the company since she called you in person. Look forward to what you have decided.

    I love Spring, today is another great day here and it really lift one’s mood.

  5. Kelly

    Pixie is so cute. She definitely has a mind of her own. 🙂

    It’ll be time to ride that bike outside any day now! Yay for Spring!

    Good luck making your hard choices with work. Perhaps it’s a decision best made over a cupcake. (does that make me an enabler?)
    Kelly´s last blog post ..St Pattys Day eats &amp treats

  6. Jody - Fit at 53

    I think Pixie is one smart kittie! She knows where the best seat is! 😉 So cute!!!

    So, you guys are getting nicer weather & we are expecting rain & cool weather today thru a lot of next week. Us southern Californians don’t like that! 🙂

    Nice to know you are wanted – the job stuff. Hope it works to your favor!!!
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Saturday Funnies

  7. Roz

    Oh Lori, too funny with us BOTH having “Title Block” on the same day! OH PIXIE!!! I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess you didn’t move her? I wouldn’t of. AWWW. Have a great weekend Lori. Lets hope we BOTH have better title luck over the next few days.
    Roz´s last blog post ..New Word Wednesday 31

  8. Julie

    I love your cat, she seems to have such a personality!
    Oh and I found the popcorn fish here in UT! It was as good as you say. My husband says you can make this whenever you want!
    Julie´s last blog post ..I am AWESOME!

  9. Rachael

    I like it when you post your workouts. I have a couple of questions for you. How many times per week to you lift? When you do your single leg dead lifts what are you doing with the other leg? Does it stay next to the target one or do you lift it back for balance? Did that question make sense? I love dead lifts. Always looking for variety. Thanks 🙂

    1. Lori Post author

      Right now I am lifting 2 days a week. I used to do 3, but dropped to 2 when I was lifting heavier. Now I am thinking of going back up to 3.

      The single leg dead lifts you drop forward and let one leg come up behind, like a pendulum. It works balance and the hamstrings on the working leg.

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