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What’s blooming and decompressing

Posted Jul 09 2010 3:58pm

I made it to today! Yay! Yesterday’s post was kind of fun to do. I actually had the window open and just jotted things down as I noticed stuff. I slept pretty well last night, although up a squidge early today. I had a Luna bar

and proceeded to have an awesome stress busting workout. First was the 10 minute bike to the gym.
Then the iron:

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Deadlift/row combo 3 sets of 8 with 65# bar Full body
Lying leg press 3 sets of 10 at 50# Legs
Underhand grip lat pulldown 3 sets of 10 at 60# Back
Calf raises 3 sets of 10 at 100# Calves
Planks 3 sets at 75 second hold Abs
Barbell chest press 3 sets with 10 at 55# Chest
Face Pulls 3 sets of 10 at 40# Shoulders
Triceps pushdown 3 sets of 12 at 30# Triceps

Did the leg work early because I knew I would be hitting the treadmill after that. I got on the mill closest to the fan :mrgreen: Then I ran 3 miles with some interval work in the last mile. I haven’t done intervals in months! They weren’t much, just alternating between 5.5 and 6 mph. I am hoping to get back down to a steady 10 minute mile pace for running by the end of the summer.

Then I biked home. 600 calorie burn and I felt fantastic. Got rid of all the stress from yesterday.

I was craving chocolate cream of wheat for breakfast, so even though it was hot – that is what I made.

With a mashed banana and topped with cashew buttah. I let it cool for a bit before consuming. Delicious!

Regarding the 2 jobs front, it isn’t a permanent thing. I am just making sure this company will be a good fit for me before leaving my other job. And right now, I am limited with work until I am off the quality check. There is just such a difference between the 2 companies. I can’t even tell you. One has so much tension and negativity. The other is easy going and so much less pressure. I think I might like it there. :D
I will probably go down to part time with my first job for a while, then leave it all together.

I actually am working the 2nd job today and some of the first job for a bit just to get caught up with lines. This week was crazy, that is for sure!

Lunch time!  I made some chicken curry salad and it was cool and delicious!

John said it looked healthy and delicious like all my meals.  I do love my food.

John brought me home a box of chocolates from his trip:

I had one after lunch.  Sweet!

The garden is still in full swing right now.  It actually does pretty well in the heat, although some of the flowers look a little tired by the end of the day:

Couple of my very favorites are blooming.  The Doppelganger echinacea

Liatris (kobold)

One of my little garden dealies (present from my mom):

Interesting color snap dragon.  I like getting the mixed, because you never know what you are going to get (right, Forrest?)

View from my porch:


After doing some work, I convinced John to take me to the library and stop for some yogurt.  We took the scooter:

Safety first!

These helmets are so heavy.  Not like the light bike ones.

Treat after the liberry:

This was white chocolate macadamia yogurt with raspberry topping.  Deeeelicious!  And so good on such a hot day.  It was melting fast here.

I wanted another cool, light dinner tonight.  It was just kind of a snacking plate.

Not pictured is the extra serving of crackers I nibbled on while waiting for my broccoli to cook.  In this mindful eating practice, I have really found that I have a terrible habit of snacking while I am preparing meals.  I knew I did that, but I guess I never thought much about it.  At least I am more aware of it now.

I will do a little bit more work tonight and then chill out.  I’ve got some blueberries to munch on later:

I have been in fruitopia lately.  Not a bad place.


Question:  What is blooming in your garden?

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