November Goals!

The end of 2011 is not far off.  Wow.  The older I get the faster time goes by.  I had a protein drink and headed off to the gym in the frigid weather.  Brrr….  I should wear something more than my workout pants on the way there as my calves were cold.  Or maybe I could warm up the car more.  There’s a thought…

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Wide Grip Lat Pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 60# bar Back
Straight Leg Deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 65# bar Lower body
Decline Sit-up 3 sets of 10 Core
Bench Press 3 sets of 10 with 55# bar Chest
Pliet Squat 3 sets of 10 with 40# DB Lower body
Seated Dumbbell Press 3 sets of 10 at with 10# DBs (20# total) Triceps
Incline Reverse Fly (on bench) 3 sets of 8 with 15# DBs (30# total) Shoulders
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 70# Low back

I hopped on the treadmill and walked 1.5 miles before coming home to eat!  I wanted something warm in my tummy.  I chose a 1-minute muffin waffle style with apple cranberry topping:

Note I am doing  a grain-free day today.  This lasted me to lunch, along with 3 cups of coffee!  :mrgreen:

Speaking of lunch, this is another of the oopsie rolls.  Or really 2 of them as my bun for the turkey burger topped with laughing cow and some caramelized onions (from my freezer stash).

I hope to get the recipe post up for these tomorrow.  But first, let’s talk about my November goals.

1. Go grain-free 4 days a week. Since the eating season is now in full swing, this will help keep me in line without over indulging too much.  Oddly enough, I am actually looking forward to these days as I like the food choices I make and how I feel. (you would think I would do it more, then, eh?)

2. No eggnog lattes until Thanksgiving Day.  Every year I do this because I love the nog so much!  The nog lattes are available as of 11/01, but I think it should be reserved for between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I wonder how many people love both egg nog and candy corn?

3. Walk 3 miles a day 5 times a week. Biking season is winding down and this is the start of the walking program to get ready for our trip to Disney in January!  I will give a little leeway on this because I will be on the bike instead if the weather is right. (see below)

4.  At least 2 different vegetables a day. I was inspired by Marion and her fruit and veggie challenge last month.  I will count pumpkin and sweet potatoes as veggies.

5.  Spruce up the website.  I will organize the recipes a little better and do some updating.  Just to keep it fresh.  This has been an unwritten goal of mine since early this year, so I figured I have to write it down to get it done!

This should keep me plenty busy this month  :mrgreen:

So, I walked 1.5 miles on the treadmill and was going to do another 1.5 outside today, but 52 degrees beckoned to take the bike out!  I broke a guitar string last night, so John and I decided to bike to the guitar shop in the early afternoon.

I was wearing a technical turtleneck and a fleece jacket, which was almost a bit much, but not until near the end of the ride.  We headed a few miles away to the guitar store:

I got my string!

It was just about the perfect day for biking.  No wind and sunny.  If it was a little warmer, say 65 to 70 instead of 52, it would have been totally perfect!  Happy, happy lady on the bike.   We did 7 miles in about 32 minutes.

I came back and made up lattes to warm up:

That let me settle back in to work for the day. A very busy day, I might add.

I was really hungry by the time dinner rolled around, so I snacked on some nuts while I cooked up dinner.

I had to banish the cashews for a little while as I was cracking out on them.

Dinner is served!  Chicken thighs just pan fried with brussel sprouts and a pear.

I tend to eat rather simply, but it is really tasty to me!  I keep wanting to do more involved cooking during the week, but work gets in the way and I am too hungry to wait 😀

Tonight is practicing with my new string – yay!  Plus a nosh of cheese and fruit.

Question:  Any November goals you want to share – or care to join me in some grain-free living?

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23 thoughts on “November Goals!

    1. Lori Post author

      Be afraid, be very afraid! You avoid nog lattes and I will avoid Pinterest and we will both be better off LOL!

  1. Fran

    I don’t know why but yesterday I thought of you and the egg nog lattes. I never had one so no idea where that came from. I remember you doing this every year in November.

    Love your goals for the month. I don’t really have goals except for going back to running 4 days a week and do more other workouts. And I want to continue the low carb eating this month because it makes me feel really good.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday October 31, 2011: The mishmash edition

  2. Dawn, Lay Down My Idols

    Oh, Oh, Oh – egg nog ANYTHING gets me!! Thankfully I can’t eat eggs, so that does limit me. But last year I craved egg nog icecream but couldn’t find any anywhere… I am so glad that egg not anything doesn’t sell all year – or I’d be in big trouble!!!
    Dawn, Lay Down My Idols´s last blog post ..Getaway Pics & More

  3. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Solid, achievable goals! I’m enjoying writing mine on my DIY desktop writeboard. Not always enjoying having them staring at me day in, day out, poking and prodding me. But I got my new blog started, so I guess it’s working. 🙂

    It will come as no surprise to you, I’m sure, that going grain-free is not on the writeboard. LOL I shall leave that to you to accomplish in your customary style.

  4. Alison

    I am totally with you on the grain-free challenge. I also love the walking 3 miles 5x a week… just not sure I can fit in that many times. Might need to adjust but SOME physical activity goal needs to happen in November!
    Alison´s last blog post ..Raspberry Crepes (GF & SF)

  5. Ang

    I’m already gluten free every single day so I may just throw in 3 or 4 grain free days leading up to the holidays.

    I share your love of eggnog and the evil lattes that are spawned from it! <3
    Ang´s last blog post ..A New Favorite Restaurant

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