Another new month and another set of goals!
I took a quick walk around the block this morning while coffee brewed before I came in to make breakfast.
Banana custard oats topped with peanut flour (a little runny…oops) and some strawberry jam.
It sure feels like Friday, doesn’t it? Work was really busy, though, and I think that is because other MTs are on vacation now!
Had a nice porch lunch today. 1-minute muffin and the reddest plum ever! It looks like a beet, don’t you think?
And now for everyone’s favorite part of the week. Here is this week’s garden blooms:
The clematis is starting now.
It is a monster that grows up the porch. It will reach the roof of the porch by the end of the summer.
This is a pot of Black-eyed Susans waiting to go to my mother’s garden. I pulled most of mine as they got totally out of control last year.
Allysum that is in a pot with my geraniums.
My first marigolds of the season! I did not have marigolds last year and thought I would give them a whirl again.
These are the french marigolds that aren’t so orange.
The liatris is almost there. I love the plant and how cool it always looks.
And day lilies! Lots and lots of day lilies:
These are over 4 feet tall! 😯
And the butterfly weed is opening up.
Come and get it butterflies!
I enjoyed a latte today while Pixie snored next to me.
Along with some Kashi GoLean that I was snacking on.
All enjoyed while planning my new monthly projects!
- Stretching – Since this was one of my yearly goals and I have been quite the slacker in this department, I am going to focus on it. 3 times a week I will make sure I dedicate to a good stretching session.
- 400 miles on my bike – I rode 362 miles on the bike in June. I know I can cross the 400 mile mark, especially with gearing up for our 100-mile ride.
- No caffeine for a week. Seriously? WTH am I thinking? I will give it a try. It doesn’t seem to affect my sleep, but I will just make sure. John said he may take a vacation that week. I don’t know what week that will be, but I might try to get it over with early.
- Walking 3 times during the day – Thinking more about moving during the day since it is just too hard to try to do while I am working. I am going to do a 10 minute around-the-block walk in the mid morning, at lunch, and mid afternoon. That will give me an extra 30 minutes of exercise a day outside of what I normally do. That shouldn’t affect my productivity too much.
I won’t mention weight loss because that is ongoing, but I will update at the end of the month.
I baked up some brown rice, even though pizza was a thought to have… And served with with sauteed broccoli and chicken sausage.
I managed to snack on cashews while dinner was cooking, too. I am having some snack issues the last couple of days. Sigh.
Well, I am off for a ride tonight, as I am working towards 400 miles LOL! Better get a move on.
Question: Any plans for the holiday weekend?