March Wrap Up and Fashion Friday!

The end of the week and just about the end of the month.  I have a fun weekend ahead of me, so I am really looking forward to that!

Breakfast today – oats cooked with some peanut flour and egg whites and topped with coconut butter.  I decided just to photograph the bowl because what was in the bowl didn’t look appealing (although I liked it).

Bowl by local potter.  I have to say that I am finding oats don’t really last me as long as I would like.  Even with protein added.  I was really hungry after a couple hours and had some nuts with  dried pineapple.

I was kind of hoping to make it to lunch without the morning snack because of going out to dinner at night, but I was way too hungry.

Maybe it was a hungry kind of day because I was stomach growling again an hour and a half later for lunch!

Chicken (surprise, surprise) cooked with a bit of tomato basil sauce, which came out of a jar.  Quite good, too.

Anyway – here were my goals for March and how I did:

1.  Finish the 28-Day Shapeover workouts.  Finished and assessed.

2. Follow my 90/10 rule for eating.  Doing really, really well with this. I am on a roll!

3. Cook a few dishes out of my comfort zone.  I did 2.  I made sourdough english muffins and we cooked (John cooked) salmon at home.  I could have done more in this area.

4. Start a new lifting program.  Yes.  I started the Female Body Breakthrough, which I am loving!

5.  Go bowling.  Yes!  Did this once.

I actually did well on my goals this month!  And you know what?  I feel great!  I am loving the new workout program and how I am eating.  John said to me last night that I was looking especially healthy – and who doesn’t love a compliment?  😀  The other bonus this month was how much outdoor biking we got in.  I put just over 100 miles on the bike for the month.

Speaking of biking, I had to get out and ride today.  The weather is looking pretty crappy for Saturday and Sunday I will be busy at the spa (!!!), so today it was.  The temp was 42 degrees, but sunny.  I bundled up with a technical turtleneck, 2 jackets, double gloves and sweats over biking shorts.  I was the Michelin woman!  It was really cold LOL!  It was only annoying when the wind picked up, but when it was calm, the sun felt good.

See my red face from the wind?

I got in a good 10 mile ride today, plus extra calorie burn having to wipe my nose so much.  I was still pretty chilled when I got back inside and John made up some warmth for me.

Wake up kitty!

Okay, this is my attempt at Fashion Friday.  I am not as good as putting outfits together like Shelley is (or posing, apparently).  John and I are going out to a nice dinner tonight and then to a guitar concert at Skidmore College.   We have a Groupon for dinner and decided to make it a nice dinner and music evening.  So, I got dressed up a wee bit.

Top and slacks are from consignment for an outfit costing less than $20!  The slacks are Docker Curvy.  The pants are flared at the bottom – which I didn’t get in the shot.  Good thing I am not a paid photographer.

Anyway, that’s a nice change from always posting me in bike gear.

Posting early as we are off for a fun evening.  Hopefully we will love the food and get some good pictures.  Sunday my mother and I are taking my sister to the spa as a birthday present.  My weekend is going to be awesome!  Hope you have a good one, too!

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19 thoughts on “March Wrap Up and Fashion Friday!

  1. Helen

    You look so pretty! Radiant, even. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend on tap, beginning tonight.

    P.S. When I read you were going to Skidmore, I kind of sucked my breath in. That’s where my beloved SIL Pam graduated from college.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Martini Dinner

  2. Lisa

    You look really pretty in that outfit. I totally get where you’re coming from–I feel like all my photos are of me in workout clothes now. LOL
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Fun for Free

  3. Shelley B

    I love that you did a Fashion Friday!!! You look great – those pants are a great fit for you, and the color of the top brings out your eyes. Hope you have a great time tonight!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

  4. Kimberley

    Looking good! I finally bought some new clothes today as my colleagues keep singing the circus song every time I walk by.

    Yay to getting a bike ride in…it snowed like crazy tonight while we were at yoga…but it mostly melted now.

    Hope you are having a fabulous time!!!

    Enjoy the spa!

  5. Satu

    I’m jealous of your spa weekend alrady. Well, I’m going to have a kind of “spa” weekend myself: new hair color, lots of Feldenkrais lessons and maybe a long vanilla-scented bath.

    Pixie looks super fluffy but a bit testy too. 🙂
    Satu´s last blog post ..The Flipside of Fitspiration

  6. debby

    You do look really good Lori! I love your necklace and earrings too. You look especially “radiant” in your biking photo!

    That was funny about picturing the bowl instead of what was inside. Lots of times I look at my food and think “that looks like cat food, I can’t photograph that.” It tastes good though.

    It sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned. Me? I have housework inside and a storm outside today (saturday.)
    debby´s last blog post ..Three Weeks from Today

    1. Lori Post author

      The journaling really helps me with portion control. I get portion ‘creep’ if I don’t do that.

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