Happy Friday morning! Yesterday was a rest day, and today I am doing the legs portion of P90X Legs & Back and the legs portion of Cathe Slow & Heavy Legs & Shoulders. Our fickle NC weather has been all over the place this week. Today in the 50's and cloudy with heavy rain moving in this evening. At least the rain will knock some of the pollen out of the air (very temporarily). We've had our last freeze though, so I am going to put some basil and cilantro in the ground today. The slugs are really bad, so hopefully they won't eat my herbs down to the ground. They don't mess with the mint though. I created a new natural area in my front yard and planted it with lots of bulbs, shrubs, and plants over the winter, and the tulips are amazing
. I've decided to do most of my planting in the front yard because I can see the fruits of my labor every single day. I don't venture into the backyard often because the mosquitoes are voracious, and they love to target me
. We have two screened porches on the back of the house, but this time of year, you have to hose all the pollen off the furniture, or you come back in the house covered in yellow, and you end up spreading the pollen throughout your home. Even my little black dog comes back from our walks with a yellow sheen. I have to wipe her down so she doesn't spread pollen throughout our home, too.
After 9 days of eating super healthy (without giving in to cravings), I finally caved when I got home from work yesterday (my Friday
) and ate apples with peanut butter for my dinner (and throughout the evening). And of course, I couldn't just have one apple. At least the apples were very small, but I did end up eating a boat load of peanut butter. I know better than to watch tv while eating, but I occasionally do it anyway, and I end up eating waaaay too much. Thank goodness my husband came upstairs looking for the peanut butter, or who knows how much more damage I could have done
. No matter, back on the healthy horse today (I hope). It's too hard to overeat and do a lower body workout in the same day. It makes me feel too bloated to move. Slept in
, so I'm well-rested and ready to tackle the day!
Welcome back, Debbie! Sounds like you had a nice visit
. I loved Busch Gardens when my fam went several years ago. I'll be heading down to Florida soon
but won't be going to any gyms. That's ok though 'cause a rest week will do my body good. I can't promise that I won't try to knock out some pushups and dips, and some chinups & pullups if I see a bar that will work
. Hmmm....now that I think of it, some walking lunges might not be bad either. I usually do something like that on a family vaca, but this vaca...not too likely
Waving hello to everyone else. Gotta get me some breakfast and take Stella for a walk before the rain moves in. ---Vicki