Another week begins! I had to keep reminding myself that I didn’t have to go out and check on Billy :D
Here is someone who is very glad to not have any divided attention!
I had some puffy eyes when I got up this morning from happy/sad crying yesterday. I am not one of those pretty criers. It’s ugly and I hate how I feel the next day
Anyway, I was really wanting protein waffles for breakfast today.
It’s starting to get noticeably lighter in the mornings now! Yay! Spring is on the way, right??
It was a busy work day as well. A good productive day for a Monday. I cooked on through lunch, but I remembered to start a banana bread breakfast pudding. We have bananas that need using up, so I figured I would have this for lunch.
I need to do this more often. This was warm and filling for a winter lunch! It actually got up in the low 40s today, which is like a heat wave, so John and I took a walk after lunch. The sun was out and it was glorious! Now temps are going to start dropping again, but I will enjoy it while it is here.
John makes homemade chocolate sauce. It seems pretty easy, although I don’t know the exact recipe. That’s John’s department.
Normally cooking salmon is also his department. However, I decided to try a “no-fail” salmon recipe myself. You rub a little oil on a salmon filet, salt and pepper, then put it on foil or parchment paper. Then put it into a cold oven. Turn the temp to 400 degrees F and cook for 25 minutes. Well, our filet had to go about 30 minutes, but the technique worked really well!
The salmon was very moist. I am actually liking salmon now, which is a good thing. So, we now buy it when it is on sale. I don’t love it enough to buy when it is not on sale
Strength training workout today. I used my Gym in a Bag and some dumbbells. This was given to me a couple of years ago to review and it is a nice addition to have in my fitness arsenal.
Gym in a Bag comes with a flip chart of exercises to do with the bar and the bands:
This was my workout:
|Front Raise||3 sets of 10|
|Triceps Kickback||3 sets of 10|
|Lat Pushdown||3 sets of 10|
|Biceps curls||3 sets of 10|
|Chest Press||3 sets of 10|
|Wood Chops||3 sets of 10|
|Squats||3 sets of 10|
|Good Mornings||3 sets of 10|
I do miss the cable machine and true barbell, but this works for now, plus I don’t have to spend money on gas getting to the gym. I may or may not rejoin. We’ll have to see.
Now it is time for some decaf coffee and fruit and an evening with my hubby.
Hope you all had a great Monday!