Biking, lifting, and new coffee shop

Nice to see all the Journey fans out there!  I never said my favorite songs, but they are Wheel in the Sky, Lights, and Open Arms.  Okay, more than that, but a few!

I officially have biking fever. As I biked this morning, I had to really talk myself into stopping at the gym instead of just riding on past  for a long ride instead. Must not neglect the strength!

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Lying Leg Press 3 sets of 10 at 100# Lower Body
Dumbbell Pull Over 3 sets of 10 with 20# DB Back
Push Ups 3 sets of 10 Chest
Calf Raise 3 sets of 12 at 110# Calves
Low Back Extension 3 sets of 12 at 80# Low Back
Arnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 10# DBs (20# total) Shoulders
Reverse Crunches 3 sets of 12 Core
Biceps Curls 3 sets of 10 with 25# bar Biceps
Single leg Stiff-legged deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 35# bar Hammies and balance
Triceps Kickback 3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total) Triceps

I rode home and saw the new little coffee shop had opened up finally.  It’s about 1-1/4 miles from my house, so I am excited to see that!  I stopped in to get a menu to take home and say ‘welcome’.  They just do coffee drinks and pastries/bagels right now.  Plan was to go back in the evening to check them out.

Again with the new mini blender today!  I made up a batch of protein waffles.  I used half for breakfast.

Topped with a banana sauteed in butter and cinnamon and half a serving of peanut flour mixed up.  This was really good.  I think next time I might thin out the PB a little more to make more of a sauce.

Hot day on tap today!  I really love our new windows.  Somehow that just sounds so adult to say that I love windows, but it’s true! We just close them up to keep the cool air in.  Since they are e-glass, the light comes in, but not the heat.  We have not put in the window AC downstairs, although we did do the one upstairs.

John and I ate lunch on the porch today.  I used the other half of the protein waffles for sandwich bread!

Blueberries were on sale so we got 2 containers.  Maybe now John will actually get some….. maybe….

Afternoon snack time of a latte:

and some peanut munching (but controlled!).

Pixie slept next to me while working for most of the day. I wish I could learn how she sleeps so well as maybe it would help me.  I guess not having a care in the world really helps with that.

It was sunny and hot out, so I got my grill on for dinner!  My turn to woman the flame.

BBQ chicken thighs.  I actually really like dark meat.  It is so much more moist. I was tempted to put my brussels on the grill, but then decided against it in case I burned them.

John and I have started our no TV week as well as of yesterday.  The strangest time is no TV during dinner.  We eat in the dining room, but can see the TV and usually have it on.  Otherwise, I haven’t missed it at all.  I have my internet, after all :mrgreen:

John and I went for a short ride tonight (double dip riding today) and then to check out the new coffee shop!  It is so cute!

The owner is very nice.  They get their coffee and bagels from Uncommon Grounds in Saratoga – squeeeeee!  I love their bagels!  The owner believes in supporting local businesses.  Today was their first day open, too.

I had an iced coffee and a tiny little brownie bite.

I made myself eat this in several bites, otherwise it could go down the hatch in one :mrgreen:

Love perfect Lori-size desserts!

It sounds like the owners want to make a real community place.  He said they are going to have a trivia night and open mic (ick), plus an art contest for young artists.  I really hope they make it.  Not sure if our town has the clientelle for it, but there have to be more than just John and I wanting an evening Starbucks alternative.

In fact, we are going there for Bagel Wednesday!

Question: Do you like dark meat or light meat or both?

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23 thoughts on “Biking, lifting, and new coffee shop

  1. Kim

    I like both dark and light meat, but generally lean towards the light meat. I’m not sure if that is out of guilt or preference. I guess for me dark meat is a “sometimes” food.

  2. Kimberley

    White meat only for me…and no bones please…unless it is wings…very strange.

    The latte looks great, I loved iced decaf coffee.

    Pixie has the best life!
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..First Weigh In

  3. Ishmael

    I like dark meat too, for the same exact reason! It’s gooood. Isn’t it great to be biking in this weather? We’re in for some scorchers soon, but for now the low humidity means divine days perfect for a bike ride.
    Ishmael´s last blog post ..Zen and the Art of Bicycling

  4. MB

    I had my first frozen yogurt of the season (purple cow…yum) and thought of you 😉

    I usually eat light meat but like them both.
    MB´s last blog post ..Sizing Up!

  5. Amber

    You know I thought about you when I saw that coffee shop was finally opened today. I said to myself, “I bet Lori has checked it out already!” haha. I was curious to know if it was just coffee or if they had pastries and such. I’ll for sure have to pop in there this week – it looks like they fixed it up really nice in there!

    I grew up eating white meat and being told that the white meat was the best, but I’m with you, I’ve grown to really enjoy the dark meat. I find that I go after that first on the chicken – turkey maybe not so much but I agree that it’s more moist and flavorful.

  6. Fran

    I like almost all kinds of meat.

    The coffeeshop looks so great and adorable. I hope the owner makes it work and you will spend much more coffee/bagel hours there.

    We eat dinner at the dining table too with the tv on, usually with the news on. But we don’t really watch it. Dinner is the time of the day we catch up on what we both have been doing that day before we do our own things at night.

  7. deb

    Its white meat for me all the way. Although when pressed i do like a barbecued chicken leg now and then. 🙂 I didn’t comment on the Journey Thing the other day so i’m going to put my plug in for ‘Oh Sherry!’ . That is a Journey song isn’t it? Anyway i have a cousin named Sherry and i can just remember us really likeing that song.

  8. Helen

    OK, so the one time I wish the TV was NEVER on is during meals. For real. But, I married someone who, if he has his way, would actually sit with a TV tray in front of the TV every single time he eats. I truly dislike it very, very much.

    I always root for small local businesses like that! I hope your little coffee shop makes it.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Tuesday Ten

  9. Ang

    I love little coffee shops. Sadly around my area they never make it.

    I much prefer dark meat chicken and turkey. I will eat the light meat but it’s usually so dry. Especially turkey.
    Ang´s last blog post ..A New Favorite Restaurant

  10. Indira

    hi Lori…

    u r such an inspiration….cant help but ask, how on earth do u manage d schedule…u WFH?? me too, still im seem to b busy…will take your inspiration…best wishes…


    1. Lori Post author

      I work from home, which makes it doubly important to stick to a schedule! It is too easy to get distracted by other things. My workout time is my workout time and I don’t let things get in the way of that.

  11. Shelley B

    How wonderful to have such a neat local coffee shop – and bite-sized desserts? Awesome!

    I like light meat, but I can barely stand to eat much meat lately. Tastes change/hormones/whoknowswhy?
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update

  12. Alison

    Those bananas do look amazing. I really need to try them out!

    I generally eat white meat but the organic ground chicken at the store is only dark meat. To be honest I can’t really tell the difference when it is all ground up!

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