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Lifting day! After the dreariness of yesterday, today’s bright sunshine was a welcome relief, even though it is still cold. I was up early, though, thanks to Ms. Pixie pushing on the door wanting her crack.  So, I was at the gym earlier than usual.

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Stiff-legged deadlift 3 sets of 10 at 75# Lower Body
1-arm Dumbbell Row 3 sets of 8 with 20 DB# Back
Planks 3 sets of 60-second holds Core
Barbell Bench Press 3 sets of 10 at 55# Chest
Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 170# Calves
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 100# Low Back
Arnold Press 3 sets of 12 with 10# DBs (20# total) Shoulders
Pliet Squat 3 sets of 10 with 35# DB Lower Body

Good stuff. Out of all of those, the plank is the hardest. Least amount of weight and movement, the most sweat and increased heart rate.  Go figure.

I was ready for some peanut flour waffles!  Topped with coconut butter.

I am going to have to break down and order peanut flour online.  Maybe I can find a place that sells that and coconut flour (wanting to try that, too).

I wrapped up February yesterday, so now time for this months ‘to-do’ list!

1.  Start ramping up the bike riding on the trainer in preparation for outdoor rides (with cupcakes!).  This means longer ride times.  I bet we will even get in a long outdoor ride this month! :D

2.  Keep working with some sugar/grain free days.  Really liking eating the fat.  I am not focusing on any weight loss this month.  I will be increasing carbs to keep up with the increase in biking miles.

3. Start soap production again, I think.  Need to sit down and really decide if I want to do a website and all that again.

4. Keep trying new recipes.  I have been having fun with this.

5.  Work on our new 1/2 bath addition!  We are making progress on this and I am excited to get past the initial construction and get into the nitty gritty.

This month will be fairly busy, so that is about all I am committing to.

Lunch time!  John wanted to go out for dinner tonight, so I wanted to get in my veggies with lunch.

This sauce on the chicken was an 1/8th cup of canned tomato sauce with 1 tsp of heavy cream.  Easy and really good!  You probably will be seeing this again soon. :mrgreen:

Lots of work to do today.  Gotta love this.  One of my files today included this:  “the patient sustained injury to his left middle finger when he placed it into a snowblower.”  Ummmm…. ow, and what were you thinking??? Seriously.

This job is kind of funny because it is sort of like tuning into a movie in the middle and not quite knowing what happened to get you where you are.  I just have to wonder what exactly goes through a person’s mind before they stick their finger into a snowblower.  Probably not much…

Latte break:

Tried to decide where to go for dinner that was inexpensive without being pizza.  So, that meant back to Denny’s LOL!

I had a cheese omelet (whole eggs)

Plus some fruit.

Then we stopped at K-Mart for a real quality evening as we needed coffee filters and motor oil.  I shouldn’t be mean because K-Mart had fresh strawberries for $1 a pound!  We picked up 3.  Might be making some jam this week.  Awesome!

Tonight I have some soap to make for a special order (one reason why I might crank the production back up) and working on the laundry room.  It is going to be a busy week.  Can’t wait for bagels tomorrow!

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23 comments to March goals

  • Do you sell your soaps??
    I can’t wait to get out on my bike again!! I think it’s going to be a while yet sad

  • I would love to get on my bike but my knees seem to lock up on me. I tried doing spin class and it ended up bothering me. I think I may need to get a knee brace or something, which stinks!

    Love the Feb goals, btw. Making your own soaps is really interesting. House renovating is so fun (even though it’s expensive). I hope you plan to share! happy

  • Goals look great!

    The chicken I had for dinner tonight had the same sort of look as yours…but it was that lovely colour thanks to Frank’s Buffalo wing sauce…mmm…

    I wonder what kind of bagel you will have…it is always a mystery…

  • Your omlet looks delish! Mine never turn out that pretty.

  • Lori I always love reading about you and John doing so much fun things together as going out to dinner last night again. We need to do that more too!

    I love your March goals! One of my goals is to make more new recipes too. February has been boring in the eating department, that’s why I didn’t post any pics about it.

  • oooh YES DO A WEBSITE!!!

    we can all help you promote it happy

  • i have been getting on my bike about once a week for a 20 to 40 mile ride. funny how some days it feels easy and i feel strong and other days it is tough. love to hear about your website!

  • Yahoo for bagel day! Got to love that! I will take an order of those waffles too!

    I think your goals for March are just fine – alot for someone who is not busy too! happy

  • Every time I read your lifting stats I’m saying, “Dang. Daaaang!!!!” Well done. Planks are killer for sure. Need to incorporate them more. Brava on the deadlift!

    Nice goals. I haven’t even thought about my March goals.

  • I never thought anyone besides me worried about getting their veggies in at lunch if they were going out to dinner! In fact, I specifically am eating a salad today, just for that reason. So funny.

    By the time I write this, you’ve had your bagel. I hope it was a good one!

  • Roz

    You’re gonna make jam? Sure sounds like spring to me!!! Have a great day Lori! You’re gonna meet those March goals for sure!!!

  • it might sound like a lot of work but you can make your own peanut flour. All it is ground peanuts. I make almond flour all the time. Just pulse in the food processor or blender and strain it several times so its light and airy. Store it in an airtight container.

  • Wow that sauce does sound good- and so simple!

  • I’ve been thinking about doing sugar free days too. It’s a hard habit to break (especially for me with a sugar addiction) but I know it’s the biggest thing between me and my goal weight.

    • It isn’t so bad, but for me – the real trick was upping the fat instead of the carbs when I reduce the sugar. Otherwise I get massive cravings for it.

  • Ang

    Great goals again! Hope you get an outdoor ride soon! happy

  • If you find a place that sells peanut and coconut flour-let us know! I can’t find it anywhere around here! I love your quality date at K-Mart! Sounds like something my husband and I would dowinking
    Oh, and the tomato sauce looks delish!!! I might do tomato sauce and low fat cream cheese too….

  • Thanks for visiting my blog! Your food looks amazing. I was looking at some of your older posts and saw some buns you made that also looked really good!

  • Definitely experiment with no grain days AND weeks! I am grain free and love eating eggs, avocados, coconut oil and milk, macadamias, and higher fat meats. You will not be hungry. Also, I work out very hard a few days each week and I never have energy levels. Bottom line, your body does not need grains. Get your energy from fruits and veggies.

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