Posts Tagged ‘Bob’s Red Mill’

Apologies for the title but really, my backside is in serious pain and I’m not sure if it was all those walking lunges or the yoga that did it. Ouch! 

Before starting, I have to thank Leanne of Enjoying My Favorite Things. She had such patience fixing my “Craving Ellie” image on the side bar. Thanks again, Leanne!

First news of the day.. No computer. That’s right. Still waiting.

Second news of the day.. The Exercises.

  • 30 minutes Elliptical
  • 40 minutes of weight training shoulders:  8 x 15 Shoulder presses using cables + 4 x 20 ab crunches on ball. Then I went to the tread mill for running in between press sets.
  • 8 x 15 lateral raises using cables..again, on the treadmill in between sets.
  • 4 x 10 super set of front raises and upright rows. ..T/M in between.
  • Average of 1.35 miles for about 10 minutes on T/M
  • Walk/Jog with Shane 3.2 miles.

Third news of the day.. The Eats.

  • Pre w/o  VPX shake
  • Post w/o 1 Dymatize Smooth banana
  • 1/4 cup (dry) Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats with 1/2 a banana.
  • 4 Large strawberries


More Eats of the day…. Mid morning snack.  1 medium apple with about 1 1/2 TBS Mixed Peanut Butters.. just couldn’t decide!


Tonight it’s CEimB, Chicken Cacciatore picked by Pantry Revisited.  I did actually make the meal last night. So tune in later for the recap.  Have a happy day! 😮


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As I forced myself through the first 2 miles on the treadmill, I was thinking there was no way I was doing 4 miles on it this morning. It was a struggle. After those first 2 miles though, it was a little easier and I did manage the 4 miles in 35 minutes.

The weight workout for the day was chest and biceps which is where the “pinned” comes in.

I decided to do 8 sets of chest presses at an incline coupled with 8 sets of rope curls.  12 repetitions of everything.  While on the last set of chest presses, I decided to lower the weight just a little lower, I was getting tired. There was nothing left to push it up. I lowered it to my chest. With everything I had, I got it up to the first set of rack rests.  The bar was slightly touching my throat.  I lifted it again and got it down on my stomach, sat up and thought ..”now what?” Tried to lift it from there. Nope.  Lied back down, shimmied the bar up to my chest, HEAVED and up to the first rack rest… at neck level once again.  Took a few breaths, began feeling sorry for myself, HEAVED again and go the bar up to the 2nd set of rests. Finally I could squirm out.  Where was Ted you ask?  Well, he was STILL in bed!  Fine morning for me to decide to pin myself.. the one where there is no Ted in sight. 

After the 8 chest press sets, I went on to flies using 10, 12, 15, 20 lb dumb bells. 8 reps again x 12. The flies were coupled with bicep cable curls, 8 x 12.  Ended with 4 sets x 12 of decline push ups, feet up on the bench.

My walk with Shane was an enjoyable 2.77 miles.  We only walked. The snow was gently falling. Not stinging the eyes and there was no wind. 

Food For Monday, Pre and Post Workout

  • 1 scoop Dymatize Smooth Banana – pre workout
  • 1 scoop Dymatize Smooth Banana – post workout with 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, water, ice and a little FUZE
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut oats , 1 small banana cooked with oats, apple pie spice
  • 3 strawberries
Steel Cut Oats cooked with Banana

Steel Cut Oats cooked with Banana

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  If you are fortunate to have it off work, do something special with your day. If not, make the most of this day anyway – it won’t happen again.

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I was a bit reluctant to check the outside temperature when I entered the kitchen this morning. To my surprise, it was 8 degrees. That’s a PLUS 8 DEGREES!  That was good news (can you believe I’m saying that?!).  So after a Jay Robb Chocolate Shake I got to it and did a little variety aerobics.

10 minutes of each:  Treadmill Run. Elliptical. Rowing. Bicycle.

35 minutes of back and triceps, increasing the weight after each set. I used the cable machine for Back and dumbells for Triceps.  4 sets, 15 reps each.

  • Lat pulldowns (wide grip) + Overhead Tri Extensions x 8 sets/10 reps. after this and the next back exercise.
  • Mid back rows
  • Seated V grip lat pulldowns + Tricep Extensions x 8 / 10 reps after this and the next back exercise.
  • Seated V grip mid back rows.
  • 1 set of tricep dips.
  • 4 sets of Medicine ball crunches (don’t know what that ball weighs but it’s heavy! I let it go and it rolled like a bowling ball and knocked over a lamp and the little wicker table it was sitting on!).

Ted couldn’t believe Shane and I were gone for a little over 35 minutes this morning. I wrapped up really well and stayed warm. Shane didn’t suffer paw freeze so we walked/jogged along for 3.16 miles.  Tomorrow – I fully expect to be reporting something quite different. Temperatures expected to be MINUS 15.

This warming breakfast followed:


Jay Robb Shake and Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain

1 scoop  Jay Robb Chocolate Shake and 17 little raspberries. A little FUZE and lots of water and ice.

1/3 cup dry Bob\’s Red Mill 5 Grain, some water, 1 chopped date, cinnamon, 1 tsp peanut butter, and 1 finely chopped strawberry to cook with the cereal.

3 Strawberries to top off the cereal.

While preparing breakfast, I noticed there were no birds feeding in the new feeder brother Richard gave us for Christmas.


I took the window feeder down to clean it, but it was too cold for it to stick back up so we have to wait until it gets a bit warmer to put it back in the window.  This new one is terrific though. It gets quite a bit of traffic.

That’s all for now. I made my Glaze’ Frosting this morning to decorate my cut outs, made last night. So tonight will be another “is ANYTHING for dinner” kind of a night. But it’s all fun.  Take care out there!

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