Good evening blog friends. I hope that your Friday has been going well. I got to hang with Pirate D this morning. I really never know who I am going to meet up with in my house.
I started my day super early with a great workout at the gym. I did 30 minutes on the Elliptical (with moving handles) and then I did a 30 minute walking hill climb on the Treadmill – it was great. I finished with a great round of weights and lots of stretching – foam rolling is still working well for me. Someone asked what I do for weights. I am a big fan of dumbbells and kettlebells. I do use some of the machines for a few leg exercises but other than those few, I don’t find them to be as effective. To work my abs, I do a lot of sit-ups on the decline bench and hanging crunches. I have been a gym junky for so many years that I pretty much know my way around the place blindfolded. I don’t have anything written down on paper that I do each day but I do not work the same muscle groups on back-to-back days. The routine I have going works for me.
After hitting the shower it was oat bran time. This was the same mix as yesterday but I used 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries instead of just blueberries. It was fabulous.
Today I actually drank some greens. I finally decided to purchase Amazing Grass Green Super Foods – Berry flavor. After reading the benefits of wheat grass, I thought that I would give it a try and see how my body likes it. The taste is not anything terrific but I think that I will be able to handle it. It definitely tastes like grass. D was like “what is that you are drinking Mommy? I am NOT drinking that.” I informed him that I was not going to make him drink it, it is for me only. He said that he doesn’t like grass so I can have it all for myself.
For lunch I mixed a pouch of Pillar Rock Salmon with a little peeled & chopped apple and a tablespoon 365 Light Mayo.
I know it doesn’t look like anything fancy but it really did taste great. I love this brand of salmon. It has a great flavor and not at all fishy (a few I have tried in the past have been a bit strong for my palate).
I ate my salmon salad on a whole wheat english muffin.
I also consumed the remainder of the apple and a few pieces of summer squash.
My dinner featured a Chicken Apple Sausage Patty by Wellshire.
Are you ready for my masterpiece? I cooked 1/2 a cup of oatmeal with water and cinnamon. I then added a cooked apple (peeled, chopped, sprinkled with cinnamon and cooked in the microwave for a few minutes). Once the oats were in my bowl, I added the sausage patty which I chopped into bite size pieces. Lastly I added a tablespoon of Sunflower Seed Butter and PB2. Yes, I eat strange things, but I am not kidding you – this was delicious!!
It isn’t even 7:30 yet and I am already in my jammies. I am such an old lady. D and I have a busy day tomorrow so I am planning on hitting the hay early. We are going to King Richard’s Faire with my sis and her family. Charlie has plans so D and I will be having some Mommy/Son fun. I hope you have a great night.