Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun Friday, Super Saturday, and a Super Woman

Friday Follow Up
I'm very happy to report that the Travs won the game last night. It was a good game, and we had a great time. I did spend most of the time catching up with my friend Kelli. I got to meet up with another friend prior to the game at an Irish pub called Cregeen's. Gwynne wasn't able to make it to the game, but still wanted to try to get together for a bit at least. I'm really glad we met up. We've never had a chance to just visit one-on-one so it was really nice getting to know her better.

I had a chance to go home before the evening got started. I needed to change into something more relaxed for the game as well as grab a bite to eat. I wish I would have made more of a real dinner for myself as I ended up going on a major snack attack throughout my kitchen. So I may not have indulged at the game (except for a couple of Jason's nachos) but I most certainly indulged at home. I don't know what that was all about either. I guess at least it was healthier indulging??? I woke up a little mad at myself, but I have decided to not beat myself up one bit (thank you Tina of the reminder).

Kelli and George 

Saturday Workouts
Today was Day 1 of Week 3 of my 8-week rotation. The sets go up now. So today was 4 sets of 5 reps:

Back - Double arm rows
Chest - Flat bench dumbbell press
Legs - Squats
Hamstrings - Deadlifts
Biceps - Alternating curls
Triceps - Close grip dumbbell press
Legs - Step ups
Shoulders - Lateral raises

I also added in 3 sets of 10 plie squats.

After weights, I did Shock Cardio MMA - Kickboxing. I was really in the mood for kickboxing today. It was a fun workout that went by quickly. I feel like a got a good ab workout too.

My dad and sister came up today so that we could have lunch together. It was also to celebrate his birthday, which was last Saturday. There was a slight chance of rain today, but luckily it held off. It was partly sunny, a bit on the cool side, but a pretty day worthy of outdoor dining, We had lunch at a nice place by the river with a great outdoor dining area - Bosco's, My sister and I both had the Portobello Caesar Salad (vegetarian friendly). It's soooo good. Grilled portobellos, sundried tomatoes, and romaine lettuce. I actually brought along black beans to top mine adding in protein. Dad ordered vegetarian too actually. He tried the Black Bean & Goat Cheese Tamales. They were actually really good and I normally don't care much for tamales. They had just a little bit of a kick, just the right amount of heat.

Do you ever bring along something extra to add to a meal?

As of this post, dinner was completely undecided. I was feeling a bit lazy about cooking to be quite honest. So, sorry for the lack of recipes and food photos. Maybe I'll be more inspired tomorrow perhaps.

Introducing a Super Woman
I want to introduce everyone to a super woman and super friend of mine named Denise Whitaker. Currently, Denise is a news anchor for KOMO 4 in Seattle (check out her bio). Denise is one of those people that has an infectious love for life. She's a definite doer when it comes to living, that's all there is to it. One thing she does each year is climb a mountain. I don't mean like a little hike like I do up Pinnacle Mountain either. No, when Denise does something, she does it in a big way. Denise actually has a very special reason for mountain climbing. She climbs to raise money for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This year she will be taking on Mt. Shasta in May. I am asking for a favor from all of my blog readers: Please visit Denise's Climb to Fight Breast Cancer page and donate if you can.