Archive for October 23rd, 2008

It was a tough one today! I didn’t even get my energy level up while working out.  Shane and I did go for a pleasant run-walk routine down the Parkway for 45 minutes. 9667

Breakfast was 1/4cup Buckwheat Groats with Cinnamon, 1 tsp Natural Peanut Butter, 1 TBS raisins, 2 strawberries. For protein: 1 scoop J.Robb Chocolate with 2.2 oz fresh blueberries, 1 strawberry. I also had 1/2 a grapefruit.  So that should hold me over until about 10:30AM. I think the groats would be better as an “add-in”, say 1 to 2 TBS. They are a bit to big and round for my liking and didn’t cook down into a porridge type hot cereal enough for me.

Buckwheat GroatsTed didn’t eat this morning because he was getting blood work done.  He went for a stress test yesterday and was disappointed because he didn’t get his heart rate up really high. However, he is the image of health via stress test measures so it was only his personal disappointment and not the medics.  These are all routine for his annual physical so nothing is wrong…. maybe his cholesterol but we will find that out soon enough.  I’m sure the big steak he is having for dinner will help that out!

EatingWell Magazine

In the magazine “EatingWell” (eatingwell.com) there is a response to a reader asking about the heart healthiness of the fish, Tilapia.  Apparently, it isn’t one of the best fish to eat in order to obtain all those great Omega-3’s (which is why we eat fish isn’t it?!). It is rich in omega-6. That is the oil found in a lot of vegatable oils and it is also added to processed foods so the American diet is high already in omega-6 oil.  In conlusion, they say to get the most omega-3’s you should stick to salmon, trout, tuna… but tilapia is still a good source of lean protein.   The reason I’m taking notice to this is that Ted and I were incorporating tilapia into our lunch menu 2 x per week at one time. Now we have it maybe 1 x.  But even so, it’s kind of like that egg issue years ago…1st they were good for you, then they were bad for you because of cholesterol, then they were back to being good for you…. and the world goes round and round.

We had the leaves blown from the yard today. It took a couple of guys about 4 hours to do and will most likely have to do it again but it’s cleaned up somewhat.  And since that’s done, here is the finished front entrance:  



See what I mean by being too much onyx?! 




What’s for dinner? Well, Ted is in charge of cooking his mammal meat and I am baking tofu … meatloaf form as an “ovo-vegetarian” because I am adding egg beaters for binding in place of about 1/2 the breadcrumbs (I use soy crumbles for breadcrumbs).  Check out the recipe category for the recipe.



We are now off to visit Sam the “heart patient” and will try to snag a pic for tomorrows post.  In the meantime, 10121 live healthy!


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Shoulder Work Out

Warm up with 20 – 30 minutes on the Elliptical.  I like to use the Elliptical when doing shoulders because you have to engage the arms using the Elliptical Trainer which is a good way to get those shoulders warmed up.

  • 4 sets x 12 reps Shoulder Presses on Universal/Cable Machine.
  • 4 sets x 12 reps done in a circuit, up against a wall, keeping back straight:  1. Lateral raises. 2. Forward raise (both arms together) 3. Pull ups 4. Arnold Presses.  So you will complete 1 – 4 as a “set” and then do it 4 more times.  Use lighter weights as this is tiring.
  • 4 sets x 12 pull ups using cable machine.  Hold for 5 seconds on last rep. of each set.
  • 4 sets x 12 lateral raises using cable machine. Hold for 5 seconds on last rep. of each set.

Cool down or simply for more aerobics, walk 45 minutes at a fast pace or do a run-walk split.

NOTE:  This is strictly my routine and not certified by any fitness professional

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