Posts Tagged ‘exercise’
This is a half and half cake. One side is yellow cake with strawberries and vanilla pudding filling and the other side is chocolate cake with raspberries and vanilla pudding filling. The frosting is a sturdy buttercream because graduation parties are typically held outside and the cake may be exposed to a little summer heat.
Congratulations Michael. You made the grade!
This morning’s activities included a 4 mile walk/jog with Shane. We saw a few people truckin’ along, but not as many people out there as usual. Surprising because it’s a nice mild morning.
The excitement happened at home as I sat here uploading the photos, I heard banging outside. It was the guys doing the stampcrete job. Not a problem right? Wrong! After Shane and I returned from our walk, I tossed my clothes into the wash. I had to get on my hands and knees and make a bee line from the kitchen through the dining area (with a HUGE window I might add) and to the stairs. Embarrassing but I don’t think anyone looked up. Ted said that wasn’t as bad as when I got on the roof, outside our bedroom to clear the sticks off and I was only in my undies. Hey! It was the back of the house and the only neighbor who would possibly see me was a doctor. Nothing the Doc hadn’t seen before I’m sure. Well … the woman on the roof in her underwear might be new but….you know what I mean.
This mornings healthy eats: 1/3 cup Cream of Rye + 1 TBS Coconut + 1 TBS Buckwheat Groats + 1 TBS Maple Sugar Quick oats, some raisins and pineapple banana Gallop-a-loozas. 1/2 an Orange. Protein shake with vanilla VPX + 1/4 cup raspberries and 3 strawberries.
It’s Friday and you deserve to have a good one. Enjoy!
It seemed like the rain was falling all night. It wasn’t predicted to be a very pleasant day today, turning cold, possible snow. Well, it wasn’t snowing. The rain was falling very lightly at 5:30 am and the wind was blowing. Will it ever end? The only thing to do is turn on all the lights in the house, crank the heat up as high as it will go, and make a Pina Colada, while laying on a towel in the middle of floor wearing only your bathing suit. No, can’t do that. We have to think GREEN and that would be abusive use of resources. Ok. So put on a really thick sweater, light a fire, grab a glass of wine, turn on some soft jazz, lay back and relax. Too early for that. Get dressed and go to work. Thats it!
Instead of playing make-believe, a good workout was completed. 4 miles on the treadmill. 30 minutes of leg training, finishing with 50 crunches. Shane and I went for a walk, just under 3 miles.
The wind is very creepy at times when it blows hard and makes the trees creek. Bags and leaves come chasing from behind. One can really get freaked out and then reassured and grateful to have a big German Shepherd walking along side.
Food for Thought….
A strawberry Jay Robb Protein Shake:
A hot bowl of Steel Cut Oats cooked with 2 Vanilla Hazelnut tea bags. Raisins and chopped “Fancy” apple added to the bowl. It was the fancy apple from Harry and David. But it was quite unimpressive, a little soft, and not overly sweet.
The texture of steel cut oats is good if you are in the mood for plump, beads of flavor. The added apple adds sweetness as do the raisins, but the raisins provide a sweet burst of chewy fruit.
The oats are not creamy in the Apple Crumbles version, just straight up oats with the background music of flavors.
Best hit the road and begin the day. Ignoring the weather and being grateful for our many blessings.
Have a great day and keep the people in Italy who have suffered misfortune and loss due to the quake in your thoughts and prayers.
This morning when I came downstairs at 4AM, my nose was smacked by the smell of salmon and shallots. Not a good thing so early in the day. So I lit a couple of candles, changed and sprayed the trash container in hopes that the kitchen would smell yummy and sweet like a bakery kitchen as opposed to the onion guys trailer at Lowes. It worked because when Ted came down to work out he commented on how nice the kitchen smelled. One point scored for Thursday!
As for the workout, it was shoulders today. I went 40 minutes on the treadmill, just over 30 minutes working shoulders and abs then Shane and I went for a 35 min. jog. He and I both were feeling pretty good, so we went over to MVCC and sprinted across the soccer field which was covered in snow. We had fun. Shane was leaping up and down and grabbing the leash. Good times!
Breakfast was 1/2 a grapefruit. 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Gluten Free Oatmeal with 1/4 of a banana and 1 tsp of natural peanut butter, 1 tsp cinnamon. Protein shake was VPX vanilla whey with 1/4 of a banana.
I plan on doing a Vegetarian Sloppy Joe mix tonight with sweet peas and served on top of mashed butternut squash. Ted’s comment: “So we’re having peas and squash”… my response “and Vegetarian Sloppy Joes”…Ted’s comment: “I’ll get something out. I don’t do well with Vegetarian”. He’s such a party poop!
Although it’s tough to get up after a few days vacation, I managed to open my eyes before the 4AM alarm and lay in wait of the ominous chime telling me to get out of bed. If I don’t get up when the alarm goes off, Ted pushes me out so I may as well rise.
45 min. run + 35 min. weight w/out + 28 min. walk. The run was broken into 2 parts as one mile was spent running w/ Shane. The weight w/o included back, triceps, abs, yoga stretching to finish.
It was so good to be back eating what I’m used to: cream of rice w/ raisins, apple pie spice and a tsp of natural peanut butter. A protein shake with 2 oz of fresh blueberries and 1/2 a grapefruit. My tummy is smiling.
Just worked through the morning at a steady pace with typical “to-do” work. Didn’t get home for lunch because Sue had to meet up with Sam so I made the best of my trip to the store and bought:
Baby spinach, tomato, red bell pepper, tuna in a pouch, bean salad, f/f poppy seed dressing. It was a pretty big salad and worked out to be approximately 360 cal.; 30 protein; 50 carbs; 4g fat. Since I keep the fat low in my diet, I supplement with EFA’s (essential fatty acids) in the morning.
I also bought a green cabbage as I am going to turn a “Chicken Enchilada” recipe into “Tuna Enchiladas” however instead of using tortillas, I am going to wrap the stuffing in big cabbage leaves…. and Ted thought he was going to have pork chops tonight!
Dinner came out really good and I call it: Gluten Free Tuna Enchiladas:
Recipe on “Recipe” page.
In the meantime, our neighbors are heading back to Florida on Wed. (Snow Birds) and brought over some very nice flowers:
Thank you Betty Ann & Gene! Beautiful!
I also checked the progress on the wall. Ted had to make a phone call because they were building the wall so high. It would have hidden the new door and the new stampcrete! They were able to take out a layer or two. Almost complete, they just have to glue on the tops and clean up.