Reeling in the weekend

That weekend zipped by, did it not? My legs were a little tired after all that riding I did, but I decided to go and see what would happen with a wee bit of lifting.  It was nice enough to ride the bike to the gym today as well.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Dumbbell Pullover 3 sets of 12 at 20# Back
Pliet Squat 3 sets of 10 with 35# DB Lower Body
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 10 each side at 30# Core
Barbell Chest Press 3 sets 12 with 45# bar Chest
Low Back Extension 3 sets 15 at 80# bar Low back
Seated calf raise 3 sets of 12 at 140# Calves
Single-leg Dead lift 3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total) Hammies and balance
Prone Cuban Snatch 3 sets of 10 with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders

I was so efficient this morning with super sets and finished that workout in 30 minutes.  Then it was breakfast time!

The 1-minute applesauce muffin done in the waffle iron. Topped with a warmed mashed nanna and coconut butter.  This kept me full until lunchtime, which was really nice.  BTW – I nurse about 10 ounces of either cow’s milk or almond milk over the course of the morning in coffee. That gives me about 12-14 ounces of coffee.

Helen commented on the long bike ride post about how did I manage to stop at 1 cupcake.  I guess I didn’t say that those 2 cupcakes pictured were both mine.  They were and I ate both.  I didn’t really need both, but I couldn’t decide on the flavor.  Normally this shop has 2 bite cupcakes and I will get one of those with the medium cupcake.  They were out of the little ones, so I just got the regulars and figured I would eat what I wanted (which turned out to be all of both).  I definitely give myself a lot more leeway on long ride days.

Yesterday, I got serious carb cravings.   That oftentimes happens to me the day after long rides where I become a bottomless pit.  I made some macaroons last night and proceeded to eat 5 of them.

Phew.  Today I am really trying to swing that pendulum back.  I said no macaroons today, but I can have one tomorrow if I want it.  Gotta bargain with myself sometimes to stay on track.

Lunch time:

Tuna with light mayo and lemon pepper.  I whole can of tuna, I might add.  Need that protein (24 grams)!

I didn’t actually eat the coconut biscuit.  I put in on there for the picture, but didn’t end up wanting it.  Trying to listen to my body and how much food it wanted.

Almond milk latte for a snack, although it was pretty warm outside – in the 70s!  😯

The almond milk foams like a sonofagun, too.

I was really productive with work and finished up in good time.  Love those days!  I took a walk to the hardware store to get some leaf bags to clean up our yard, but they were sold out.  Guess everyone had the same idea. I did get the rose bushes pruned – all 4 seem to have survived this tough winter, yay!

My basil sprouts are doing well:

Then it was time for grillin’!  Such a sight for sore eyes.

I had some of that with  laughing cow on it (and hot sauce).  Tasty.

We are working on the half bath tonight.  The hardware came in for the pocket door, so we can get moving on that last wall. Thank you!  I will post some pics in a day or so.  We are hoping to get done relatively soon as the weather is biking weather and not renovation weather :mrgreen:

I got stocked up with this:

So tonight’s snack?  The pumpkin/cream/walnut combo:

Question: Have you grilled yet this year?

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19 thoughts on “Reeling in the weekend

  1. Kimberley

    No grill here…maybe I should get an indoor one.

    Your waffle reminds me of a skull and crossbones…gave me quite the scare! Arrrr!

    Nice macaroons!

    Love the pumpkin! Great foodie post!
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  2. Kim

    I actually was able to grill a few weeks ago and I actually grilled tonight. Love, love, love Springtime.

  3. cammy@tippytoediet

    I eat the whole can of tuna, too, unless I’ve added a boiled egg to the mix. Perfect meal with a fresh tomato!

    No grilling here yet. I’m still eating George Foreman grilled burgers that I froze back in January. 🙂
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  4. Shelley B

    I don’t want to make you cry, but we grill year round. So yeah, we’ve grilled this year. 🙂

    Five macaroons? I’m impressed! Sounds like something I would do – amazing what expending so much energy bike riding (or running) does to the appetite! Nice work saying “no” today. Now that’s keeping things in control!
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  5. Helen

    We grill year round too but about a month ago our grill became a flame thrower. We finally bought a new grill this last weekend. It has not been christened yet. I’m thinking this weekend, with a porterhouse.

    I’m not surprised you wanted both cupcakes after such a long ride. I would have eaten both cupcakes too, don’t you even think twice about it! And I see you very effectively used INO to take down the macaroons. You do know your body is telling you to replenish those carbs you burned so that you have it in you for your next one.

    Oh, and the only way I don’t eat the whole can of tuna? Is if I fill it with bunches of stuff like celery and onion and other veggies. But you can bet I eat half of that which is the quivalent!
    Helen´s last blog post ..INO

  6. MB


    Finally fired up the grill Saturday night. MUD season has officially arrived in Vermont. Spring has sprung!!!

  7. Fran

    Oh no definitely not grilled yet. First grilling outside means Summer to me and April in Holland isn’t Summer. Second I’m not a big fan of grilling outside. If it’s just for one peace of meat I use the grill pan I have. We only use the BBQ if we BBQ.

    The macaroon looks delicious, think I couldn’t stop till they were all finished 🙂

  8. debby

    I bought some extra lean ‘country spare ribs’ (I think they’re just unexplained cuts of pork, but whatever, they taste good) and am going to grill this week!

    You’ll get a laugh out of this–I thought your basil plants were some really great new baked concoction!

    You know, that one minute muffin recipe and the spackle I eat both have flax meal and both have super holding power. That is interesting to me.
    debby´s last blog post ..Home Again!

    1. Lori Post author

      Flax is quite the interesting little seed. It will thicken up and almost gel, so I imagine that is what it does in the stomach. Like fiber, but it has fat which doubles its staying power.

  9. suzanne

    We need to get some more propane first but i’m really looking forward to the bbq again this year!
    Can i get the macaroon recipe??
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    1. Lori Post author

      Macaroons are the easiest thing ever, I found out!

      You take 3/4 cup of sugar, mix with 2-1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut (reduce sugar if using sweetened). Add 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of salt and 2 egg whites. Just mix it all together.

      Mash into balls, about 2 tbsp size and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Easy peasy! It took half an hour from start to finish to do all the macaroons. I melted dark chocolate to dip in, too.

  10. Jennifer Garza

    Can I just say yummmm! Where’s the recipe for the pumpkin creamy thing? If it’s as good as your protein pancakes, sign me up. My husband asked for them this weekend…we ate them with blueberries, a bit of whipped topping and a drizzle of light syrup.
    Jennifer Garza´s last blog post ..Why venting will ruin your life

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t have the pumpkin mix as a recipe because it is so easy! I just use 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin, a bunch of cinnamon, topped with 1 tablespoon of cream and 5 toasted pecans (crumbled). You may want a sweetener if you like, but I just enjoy the pumpkin by itself.

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