Friday foods and Saturday Shapeover workout

The weekend is here!  It’s Mardi Gras weekend, too!

I slept in a little today since I didn’t have to go to the gym. That felt good.  My legs are a little sore from yesterday’s workout.  Really, mostly my left thigh is sore more than the right.  Kind of weird, but that is me in a nutshell.

I made up some coconut flour waffles for breakfast.  They came out really good! Sometimes they crumble apart getting them out of the waffle iron and sometimes they are fine, like today:

This is just the protein pancake recipe with 14 grams of coconut flour in place of the oats.

It was hard making myself get to work today.  I feel like I have been saying that for the last few Fridays! Ooops.  Even though I work at home, I do work hard and it is nice to come to the end of the week.

Lunch time was egg salad:

Plus one of the sweetest pears I have ever eaten.  This was a red pear, which normally are a bit sweeter and softer than other types, but this was really sweet!  Maybe more in season?

I also roasted up some espresso for the afternoon during lunch.  I take part in a co-op that buys green coffee in bulk and splits up the bags, so normally we just use whatever single origin I have roasted as our espresso, only with a finer grind.  The co-op didn’t have any greens that interested me, so I bought from another place. This time I bought some green beans that were blended specifically for espresso to try out called malabar gold.  This includes some robusta beans and arabica, which gives a nice crema to the espresso.  See how they are all different sizes?

That’s some fresh roasted coffee right there.  This is quite good.  It’s a little more than I like to spend on my green beans, but I may get some more.  I have a bunch of Guatemala to go through for our regular coffee as well.

Latte with said beans:

Plus some chocolate.  Cause it is Friday! Like I need an excuse.

I had a solo dinner tonight since John was out tutoring.  I cooked up a bunch of ground turkey with BBQ sauce.

I love all the colors on this plate!  Trick of the camera – none of that food is touching, but it looks like it from the angle.  :mrgreen:

I had lots of yummy food today.

Since I won’t be posting on Saturday, here is the  the next workout of the 28 day Shapeover. It is back, chest and core. This is on tap for Saturday. No weights listed because I haven’t done this yet to finalize it, so just exercise and reps.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Incline Press 4 sets of 10 Chest
Dumbbell Flat Chest Press 3 sets of 8 Chest
Dumbbell Incline Fly 3 sets of 10 Chest
Reverse Lat Pulldown 4 sets of 10 Back
One-arm Dumbbell Row 3 sets of 8 Back
Lying Dumbbell Pullover 3 sets of 10 Back
Crunches 3 sets of 10 Core
Captain’s Chair 3 sets of 10 Core

Now that I have written it out – I have to do it LOL!  Not sure if I will be going before or after breakfast tomorrow.

John and I are hosting our annual Mardi Gras dinner on Sunday, so stay tuned for that!  Laissez les bon temps roulez!!

Question:  Any fun plans for the weekend?

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16 thoughts on “Friday foods and Saturday Shapeover workout

    1. Lori Post author

      Crema is the foamy ‘head’ that comes out with a straight shot of espresso. When you see latte art, that is the crema mixed with the milk foam.

  1. Amy

    Oooh, Mardi Gras! When I was a little girl we lived in Mobile AL and went to New Orleans once or twice for Mardi Gras – I can still remember catching jewelry and coins from the floats…
    Amy´s last blog post ..Winter in Brussels

  2. Karla

    Wow do you know your coffee!!! i am stressing, 4:30 AM and no coffee creamer…. Grocery stores dont open for an hour and a half…. SERIOUS coffee dilema

    I am going to try that, smaller plates and food not touching

    I need all the help I can get lately 🙁

    Have a nice week end
    Karla´s last blog post ..Last day of vacation

  3. sugar

    yep! I’ve begun to do that too. Put my proposed exercise up on the blog and in my food & work out journal too, so that I don’t feel like wriggling out at the last minute. it works!!!

  4. Fran

    I always buy the same coffee beans for our Espresso machine. We tried different blends and the one we have now is the one we like most. Too bad the stupid machine is broken and R. hasn’t fixed it yet. I miss my cappucino’s.

    I have no doubt that you did your workout on Saturday.
    Now I’m going to the Mardi fest post.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday February 17, 2012: The TGIF edition

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