May Wrap Up and curse of the tires.

Can you believe May is over already? We also seemed to have leaped right into July with this weather! Since I had no bike tube, I had to drive to the gym this morning. The bike stores were closed yesterday and places like Target don’t sell the type of tire I need (presta valve).

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell squats 3 sets of 10 at 65# Lower Body
Straight Arm Lat Pull down 3 set of 10 at 50# Back
Horizontal Wood Chop 3 sets of 12 (each side) at 20# Core
Calf Raise 3 sets of 12 at 110# Calves
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 12 at 80# Low Back
Barbell Bench Press 3 sets of 8 at 55# Chest
Nose Breakers 3 sets of 12 with 20# bar Triceps
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 55# Hammies and low back
Biceps Curl 3 sets of 10 with 25# EZ Curl bar Biceps
Bent Lateral Raise 3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total) Shoulders

Nice workout today.  I am seriously thinking of bringing the workouts home.  I looked at some stuff at Dick’s yesterday to price that versus being in the gym. Then it was to home. Already warm out, too!

Breakfast was 30 grams of oats cooked with a small banana.

Topped with peanut flour, which I got a little too liquidy.  Ooops.

I thought today would be slow the day after a holiday, but it was busy right out of the gate.  Yay!  That meant I wouldn’t work at night and could sneak in a yogurt ride (provided I got a replacement tire).

So, as per tradition around here, here is a roundup of my May goals and how I did:

1.  Weight loss/fat loss. I gained a couple pounds.  Not good.  That was after 2 months of not using a scale.  I will be weighing myself more often now.  Not every day, but more often.  I think I still need that tool, which is okay.

2. Go vegetarian for 1 week!  Success! I made it through the week pretty easily.  Much easier than going wheat free.  I made some yummy dishes like cheese souffle, too.  Not interested in being a full-time veggie, though.

3. Finish our half bath/pantry. Yay!  Done and we are happily using it now.  We need to have a renovation party now.

4. Scrub down the house.  Been cleaning the house, particularly in the last week.  Feels so much better and no more renovation dust on everything.  I even scrubbed the kitchen floor on my hands and knees which I don’t think I have done since we moved here 4+ years ago. It looks like new.

5. Do another round of 28-day Body Shapeover.  I have the book out, but I have not started it yet.  I realized with dropping down to 2 days a week and all the biking that I can’t do the program officially.  Not sure what to do here.

6.  Bring back some no-added sugar days once or twice a week. I did these periodically, although I could have done more.

Decent month, although I will say the weight thing bothers me.  Using pants for me doesn’t quite work.  I think I have a wide span of weight before I actually notice it in my clothing.  Guess what is going to be on June’s list of goals tomorrow? :mrgreen:

Hot weather means cool lunch today.  I used up some of the BBQ chicken from last night for my usual salad meal.

This chicken was sooo good! We got thighs and I do love the dark meat.  It just has so much more flavor.

While I was working, John biked to the bike store and picked up new tubes and spares for us.  Hooray!  While he was gone, I had an iced latte:

Plus half of a new Zone bar flavor.

Cashew pretzel flavor.  I got a free sample bar in the mail.  It is quite tasty. I don’t eat the bars as much as I used to, but John is pretty much an addict still. 😀

Dinner time included some wonderful blueberries!  Plus shrimp and broccoli sauteed in coconut oil.

I seriously wonder if I could do an all fruit diet for a few days.  It would be so refreshing in the hot weather!

I was all excited because my tube was replaced on my bike and that meant a yogurt ride!  Got the tube in and pumped up the tire.  All looked great!  I went out before John because I wanted to get some extra miles in and meet him for yogurt.  He gave me a half hour start.

I was so happy to be riding again.  It felt great and I was making good time.  Then at 3.5 miles into the ride, I started to feel that funny shimmy and then I could feel every bump again.  Seriously? Yes – the tire was flat – AGAIN!!!!  This is the third flat in 2 days.  WTF????

I texted John and let him know.  I was going to replace the tube with my spare and keep going, but something is obviously wrong with the tire for there to be this many issues.  Maybe a piece of glass is stuck in the well or something.  I was then getting eaten alive my mosquitoes, so I told John just to come get me.  I was a little pissed, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting yogurt!

This is oriental ginger flavor.  It reminds me of 7-Up a little bit.  I kind of like it.  I am so not happy about this tire situation.  Going to get a new wheel cover tomorrow at the shop and see what happens then.  I so need a cupcake ride this weekend – with no flat tires!

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18 thoughts on “May Wrap Up and curse of the tires.

  1. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Oh no! That’s awful about the tire! (And the 2#)

    A friend of mine had a tiny bit of metal protruding on the inside of his tire rim that caused him to have a similar problem with flats. He and the bike shop folks came to the conclusion that he must have damaged the rim with the first flat. He thought he was feeling the rim properly as he changed tires, but apparently not.
    Cammy@TippyToeDiet´s last blog post ..In Remembrance of My DSL Modem

  2. Fran

    I would throw my bike in the woods if that happened to me again LOL You have no luck with your tires lately.

    I would postpone the shapeover workout till the days will get colder again and just enjoy Summer with outdoor bike rides.

  3. Karen

    That is a lot of flats! I sooo won’t ride a lone anymore because I worry I’ll get one or have another bike crisis and need my husband to fix it. Nope, can’t believe it is June!
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  4. Jody - Fit at 53

    UGH on the tire thing – WTF is going on over there!!!

    I am like you Lori – I need the scale & the clothes & the mirror & everything I can use as a tool, especially as I age…. and now with my routine change due to my feet – the pants fit “OK” but the scale says a lot different especially bodyfat so I am paying attention!
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Better Exercise Experience BEX

  5. Kelly Happy Texan

    Another flat? That’s terrible. And so frustrating. Definitely don’t want to break down on a bike. Hope the problem is resolved for ya soon. I hear a cupcake calling your name. 🙂
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  6. Biz

    Hey Lori! Sorry about your bike tire, that stinks – but hooray for getting your yogurt!

    Question – I brought my bike to work today to do a 7 mile trail near my office – its a relatively flat course, do you think I could do that in a lunch hour? I once did 10 miles near my house, which is quite hilly in about 65 minutes.

    Just thought I would ask! 😀

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes, I think that would be pretty doable if you are going 10 mph, which is a nice light ride.

  7. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    I just got caught up on your flat tires! Yay for your Mom to the rescue! Hope you get them all fixed up today!

    I could do an all fruit day for sure! I’ve been craving it like crazy with this heat!

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