April Goals

Brand new first full month of spring and it still feels like winter around here.  Strong winds and spitting snow.  I thought it was supposed to be April showers??  Hello?

At least a hot breakfast warmed me up. New to me product that I found:

quinoa flakes

It’s a nice alternative to other hot cereals.  It doesn’t have all the protein that is usually in quinoa, so I don’t know what happened when they flaked it.

quinoa

I did this banana custard style. You could definitely taste that it was quinoa.  I liked it, but I don’t think I would buy this very often because the flavor wasn’t worth the price.

So, it’s time! Goals for April:

1. 250 miles on the bike.  I almost was going to go for 400, but then I realized that it is April and the supposed showers, plus that is a big ramp up of miles in 1 month seeing as I did 60 in March 😀  I won’t be too upset if weather causes me to miss this goal (remind of this, please, when I am whining).

2.  Do a month of body weight only exercises.  This is something fun to try to not do weights, but just work with body weight exercises working all muscle groups.  I’ll be listing what I do for these.

3.  Guitar video.  I haven’t made you listen to a guitar piece in a while, so it is time to do that again!

4.  Clean out the pantry.  Okay, since I have utterly failed at cleaning out my bedroom closet the last 2 months, let’s try the pantry.  We have some spices and stuff back in there from the stone age that need to go.  We need to get new spices, too.  Good thing is that all those old spices can go in my garden for compost.  Instant herb garden!

5. Try 2 new veggies.  I actually had one today, but I need to find another.  Been slacking in the Great Veggie Experiment category.

That ought to keep me in line this month 😀

I got this shot of Pixie being all annoyed at her tail again.

Pixie

Her face cracks me up. She was hating on that tail for a good 10 minutes LOL!

 

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17 thoughts on “April Goals

  1. Satu

    I’m dying over the expression too! It’s hilarious. Doesn’t she remember seeing *that annoying thing* before? 😀

    Yay for bodyweight exercises and spring (when it comes). I’ve loved doing my resistance training in the morning – it was a good decision to change my training schedule.
    Satu´s last blog post ..Grumpy Easter

  2. Fran

    Pixie is too cute!

    I love your goals for the month especially the bodyweight exercises.

    And here’s to an April that looks and feels like Spring, for the both of us!
    Fran´s last blog post ..Review March 2013

  3. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Forget Pixie – I’m still not over how gorgeous your floor looks. B-e-a-utiful!!

    Ancient Harvest is the brand of quinoa/corn pasta we eat all the time. I’ve never tried their flakes before though.

    I’m ready for biking weather, or walking weather, or anything that involves being outside weather!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Whizzzing By

    1. Lori Post author

      I had heard of the flakes, but never saw them until we were in a health food store.

      The floors actually look a little better in picture than in person – isn’t that funny?

  4. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Good goals! I love body weight exercises, as you know. I’m already thinking that in warmer weather, I’ll probably lift a couple times a week, and do an at home (or at-park) bodyweight-only workout for my third session.

    I’ve wondered about those quinoa flakes. Thanks for testing so I don’t have to. 🙂
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  5. debby

    I’m wondering if the quinoa flakes would be good in baked goods. Vickie used to grind quinoa into flour, and made some delicious muffins or cake with it.

    🙂 @ Pixie.

    Good goals. I’m looking forward to hearing about your body weight exercises AND your guitar solo!
    debby´s last blog post ..Functional Exercise to the Max

  6. Kaki

    I really like your idea of trying new veggies. That would be a really good thing for me. I find I get stuck on one…for a few weeks I’ll eat nothing but squash. Then, the next week, I’ll eat nothing but cauliflower. If I could add some more to my rotation maybe I wouldn’t get burned out!
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