I don’t really want to keep grousing about the weather, but enough with the rain already! It’s crazy! In trying to be positive, I will say that the garden is pretty happy about getting some rain every day, although a few of the plants are toppled over because of hard rain.
The other thing about the rain is that it isn’t all day rain, but comes and goes. So, I have still been able to sneak in bike rides, mostly in the morning to avoid the sticky humidity.
We were able to ride for breakfast this morning. It was a bit of a hard ride. The weather I feel the worst in is when it isn’t really hot, but really humid. Like this morning. Low 70s and so, so humid and I just had no energy.
Of course, note who had hot coffee with her breakfast. 😳 John was smart and got a cold drink.
I am having to really get a better handle on eating. This is the time of year where my intake gets all whackadoodle because of all my biking. I find it really hard to balance calories in and out without overeating on the days off of biking or with short rides. On the days of long rides I have trouble sometimes getting in enough because my appetite goes down on those days. That sounds like a good thing, but it makes the other days a bit of a struggle – and I don’t need a lot of nudging in that direction to overeat.
Now I have to really plan my food and be conscious of the snacking a lot more. That’s another of my July goals (which I didn’t get put on the blog because the first of the month was all busy with BOW and AIM).
I have been drinking more protein shakes for lunch because of the heat. Today’s drink (and yesterday’s) was unsweetened vanilla almond milk, unflavored whey protein (15 grams), peanut flour (15 grams), cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of honey.
This tastes like a peanut butter shake! Along with a bowl of blueberries on the side. I have been a fruit machine lately, too 😀
We had the AC on and it was raining out – surprise, surprise – so I decided to go with a latte in the afternoon. Since I was hungry, I also had a larabar.
The cappuccino was a new flavor to me, but I have to say that I didn’t notice much in the way of coffee flavor. Still like the date/cashew combo, though. My favorite larabar is the coconut cream. You know, I can make these at home as I always have dates on hand, but sometimes it is just easier to have someone else make them. <——– Lazy.
I got worked finished up right at 5:00 on the dot today, which was really nice. Love those days! The rain stopped, so I grilled up a bunch of chicken for the week.
I used a Grillmates marinade – mesquite. That’s my favorite flavor.
Can I tell you how happy Pixie has been since Phoenix went home? No more of this:
She is happy and relaxed again and very playful.
Such a lady…
We are off for froyo tonight – or at least somewhere to get out of the house. Our cars haven’t moved since Sunday!