Me and Noah near the end of the long walk today. (no makeup allowed at Spa Week)
We were both pretty pooped at this point. But let me go back to where I last left you. I believe I was on my way to the gym yesterday afternoon. As usual, I completely forgot that the pool is closed between 1 and 3pm for physical therapy. This turned out to be a good thing, because it forced me to go upstairs and FACE THE MACHINES. Hadn’t been near them since before my hand surgery. And guess what? I had a great workout! 50 minutes. Lighter weights than when I left off, but not bad. I also went in the free weights room BEFORE ANY MEN SHOWED UP and did 3 sets of 10 reps of bench chest presses with the bar–go me! That was the true test of my left hand working. The machines didn’t really use my palm that much. The other thing I did that extended my workout time was to get on the stationary bike and bike for 3 minutes between each exercise. I really like doing that, but seldom take the time to do it. Then it was time to get in the pool. I only lasted 20 minutes running in the pool and swimming IN THE RAIN. Then I got in the spa–its like the carrot that gets me into the pool in the first place. And can you believe it, the bubbles would not turn on?
Last night’s dinner (taco soup with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado added):
The obligatory candles were lit in the evening. Haven’t quite coordinated the bath by candlelight thing yet.
Today was as bright and sunny as yesterday was cloudy and rainy! I decided to change things up a bit, and start the walking with all three dogs. Here’s the scene that greeted us.
Sophie was not amused by the wet roads.
Practicing her queenly domination.
Mr. Monk didn’t seem to mind the mud:
This is about my only attempt at planting flowers this year. These are on the back deck.
THIS is why I haven’t planted much in the front yard. (can you see he is sitting in one of my planting barrels?)
After taking a short walk with the little guys, we brought them home. I took a short break and ate my mid-morning snack and headed out with Noah for the long walk. It was LOOONNNNGGG. But we made it. Also, surprisingly, my legs are feeling better and better. And that’s before I’ve even gotten those knee bands.
As soon as I hit publish, I will be off to the gym for a long swim session. If I can make myself do it, I plan to get on a stationary cycle for about 20 minutes before hitting the pool. And then, once again, I will be done for the day.
Here’s today’s menu:
- Breakfast: Gluten free blueberry scone.
- Mid-morning snack: Greek yogurt and granola
- Lunch: Spaghetti sauce over veggies, and honeydew melon
- Afternoon snack: Banana apricot oatmeal bar
- Dinner: Green smoothie, sweet potato fries, and tomatoes
- Dessert: Gluten free Coconut cashew cookies by Vicky
Spa photo (I’m wearing that shirt that I got that says “DO SOMETHING” for the first time!