Last one out of bed is a rotten egg!!!
That would be the Boykin. He’s been little pampered this weekend because he’s been so sick. I was actually worried about him. I think we’re finally in the clear now. Two socks have resurfaced throughout the weekend… hopefully there are no more. He is never smart or sneaky except when it comes to eating socks! I have no idea where he found them!!
Yesterday afternoon we had to quarantine him behind bikes and benches. Poor thing!!!
Okay. So I generally don’t partake in any church refreshments. Donuts, bagels, and juice — they just don’t tempt me. Coconut Almond Fudge from Little Man? Yes, please! They had some leftover from the race yesterday, and I was more than happy to help them clean it up. Of course, I only ate it during announcements. I loved that flavor though! I didn’t see it yesterday because it was at the bottom of the freezer!
The church met up at a nearby park for a picnic after church today. I brought the broccoli slaw. That’s the ONLY way I would be trusting a salad at a pot luck! Haha. That’s Greek yogurt in there.. no mayo. Also light balsamic, dried cherries & craisins (whatever I had in the bottoms of bags), almonds, salt, & pepper. I was afraid no one would eat, but it was all eaten!! Hooray!! I loved that popcorn too. It was called like Smart Popcorn or something? It kind of reminded me of Pirate’s Booty.
Somebody else I know had an even better time.
Kevin James was scarfing the Scotcheroos and the watermelon. I don’t like watermelon at all so it’s never in the house. And if I bake, I would generally choose something a little more imaginative than Scotcheroos. So my husband enjoys pot lucks! Haha.
Sunday has somehow become our grocery shopping day so we hit up two stores today.
In Season Local Market. A cute little shop that sells local/organic type stuff. We loaded up on some vegetables. So exciting. The avocado I got there was amazing. If they keep having one, I swear I’m going to stop by every day on the way home from the gym and buy one!!
King Soopers > Safeway. I despise the Safeway in our neighborhood. I’m not sure if they are all like that, but I just have not been a fan. For some reason, we haven’t been able to bring ourselves to drive the additional mile to the closest King Soopers. Until today. Welcome back to my life Melt! They don’t have quite the health/organic foods section that they did in Greenwood Village, but I was still much happier there.
The avocado made my salad so happy!!!! Romaine + onion + refried black beans + a sprinkle of cheese + avocado + cilantro! My favorite kind of salad ever!! I think mine was better than Qdoba or Chipotle tonight!!
Today’s WOD: Full Body Pyramid Workout (via Pumps and Iron)
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Reps of the following (for time):
- Jump lunge mountain climbers: Start in a lunge position and jump up, landing with opposite leg in front, back in a lunge position. Place hands flat on ground and do a mountain climber set (one on each side) so that the same foot ends up in front. Stand back up into lunge position and repeat. To make sure you aren’t working one leg more than the other, alternate the front foot on your uneven rounds of 9 reps, 7 reps, etc.
- Side plank twists with weight (complete on both sides): Start in a side plank position holding a weight in your outstretched arm parallel to the ground. Twist your body in as if your torso were turning into a regular plank position, and as you do so, bring the weight in across your rib cage, crunching as if hugging yourself. I used an 8lb hand weight.
- Medicine ball burpees: This is a regular burpee, only holding on to a medicine ball the whole time. Squat down, placing medicine ball on the ground in front of you, carefully jump back into a plank position, jump back up to squatting, then stand up and jump with your arms (and medicine ball) in the air. I used an 8lb med ball.
- Kettlebell swings x2: Start with kettlebell down between your legs and, using your arms as a pendulum, swing the bell to slightly above eye level by thrusting with your hips while keeping your core tight as you stand up straight. Swing back down and repeat. Multiply the round by 2 for your rep count (during the first round, you’ll do 10×2= 20 reps). I used a 25lb kettlebell.
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I was trying to beat the blogger’s time of 30 minutes, but ended up coming in at 31:30. So close.
Do you grocery shop all in one place or in a variety of places? Do you go to any local shops? I need to get signed up with that CSA produce box thing, but I think I might be too late for this year! I would say we should garden, but I just don’t see that working out for us. Perhaps make a friend with a garden?
What was the best thing you ate this weekend? Probably all the ice cream and fro yo at the race. But I also made a pretty sweet zucchini lasagna which was not pictured due to starvation and bad lighting.
What do you like to take to a pot luck? Either something healthy that I will eat… or something I’ve been wanting to bake so I can pawn it off on others!