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No Surprise - Pizza Friday
Well, it should come as no surprise that Friday's dinner was indeed pizza. It's just so easy to get the dough started while we play a few rounds of pool and relax a bit. In other words, it really is an easy dinner. As per the norm, I stuck with the Greek-style toppings for my half. Jason's half was sauteed green and red bell peppers, yellow onion, and soyrizzo with a Mexican blend 2% cheese. Sorry, I totally failed at taking pictures. But, if you're really needing a pizza picture fix, you can go back to previous Saturday posts ;-)

Supersets and Kickboxing
This morning I let myself be lazy. I actually slept in until 9am! That may as well be noon in my book. Of course, it was dark and rainy, so that helped...helped with the laziness I should say. I made steel cut oats with ground flax seed, cinnamon apples and peanut butter for Jason and myself. It's such a filling breakfast that I, of course, had to let it settle before I could start my workouts.

Today was Day 1 of Week 4 of my 8-week rotation. I can't believe this is the start of the fourth wee already! Today's workout was 4 sets of 5 reps done as supersets and increasing the weight:

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 - Shoulder press (was supposed to have been lat raises but I goofed)

I also added in 4 sets of 10 plie squats.
After weights, I did Shock Cardio MMA Kickboxing. This workout really has a certain fun factor to it. There's just something fun about punching and kicking.
After the workout, I devoured a yogurt mess. Since I failed on pizza pics, I thought I'd make up for it with a picture of this yummy bowl of goodness: Greek yogurt, strawberries, and Kashi GoLean Crunch Honey Almond Flax. MMMMMM

Super Saturday
Thankfully, the storms ended up moving out by noon. It turned out to be a super sunny, gorgeous day, though extremely windy. We had errands to run, pretty typical Saturday. We did check out new local grocery store - The Argenta Market. We are so excited to have this store in the area. They stock locally grown, organic goods as well as typical grocery store items just on a smaller scale of course. What's great, for me especially, is they do carry many vegetarian items. They also have a deli area with fresh salads, sandwiches, cheeses, meats, etc. The prices were surprisingly good to be quite honest. In fact, some things were several dollars cheaper than Whole Foods or even Kroger. I think one of the best things though is that they do carry locally grown and made goods. I think it's so important to support local farmers and entrepreneurs selling their sauces, salsas, etc.

We managed to make 2 out of 3 of the scheduled errand stops today. I call that a success. We hit up Whole Foods and Target, but opted for picking up enough for dinner from the local market rather than going to Kroger. I was getting so hungry that I was getting a severe headache and sick to my stomach. Not good. I am usually very good about not letting myself ever get that hungry. We ended up having a very late lunch at a restaurant that we basically go to for the patio dining. I had a large garden salad with zucchini, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes, and bell peppers. 

Because we ate lunch so incredibly late, I won't be posting dinner. I am not sure what time we'll end up eating to be quite honest. However, I do know what's on the menu: Grilled Salad with homemade cibatta bread on the side. I bought some fingerling potatoes at the local market along with locally grown spinach. The salad will also have squash, zucchini, red bell peppers, and portobello mushrooms. I promise to take pictures and share with you all tomorrow.

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!


  1. Homemade cibatta bread??! Can I come crash your dinner party? Pretty please!

  2. I can picture what the pizza looked like mmmm.... :)

  3. Good for you sleeping in for change. I know it must have felt good to be rested.

    Plie squats are one of my favorites. I am not right. LOL.

    Sounds like a great day to me. Yay on remembering the flax for your oatmeal.

    I hope you are having a great evening,

  4. i support local farmers any chance i get. and its so nice when you do find a good places/markets that support the community. it can be hard to find local.

    and that granola/yogurt/fruit combo looks SCRUMPTIOUS!! u musta enjoyed that :D


  5. That store sounds awesome! I wish we had a place like that around here :-(

    Mmmmm...definitely one of my favorite cereals ever! Yum!

  6. Pizza and I are best friends!!! Too bad it usually hurts my tummy:(
    Looks like a great workout too!!!
    I just run, cycle and do p90x! I occasionally throw in some yoga~

  7. Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly Sure thing! Actually you're not too terribly far from me.

    April @ The Weigh I Am Thanks girl for playing along!! This way everyone can picture their favorite pizza too!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean You know, I don't think we should ever feel guilty for sleeping in just a bit on the weekends. It's a nice treat and change of pace! I love plie squats too for some reason - maybe all the ballet. Glad I remembered the flax too (finally).

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel It really can be hard to find local goods sometimes. That's why I'm so excited to have this market. Right now the farmers' markets are still closed, but with this new place, we can buy local more often. The yogurt mess was SO good. I could have had 2 bowls!

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg I was beginning to wonder if the store was ever going to open actually. They were supposed to have opened last year! I sure wish there were lots more markets like it.

    Simple Daisy Thanks so much for stopping by! I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't eat pizza (insert freaked out face)! Love it. Though maybe it'd be better if I couldn't eat it LOL. Sounds like you get in some good workouts too!

  8. Nicely done - seems like you're really taking the "lightening up" to heart, sleeping in past the "normal" time on the weekend and rolling with the punches (no pun intended, ha). Sounds like a pretty fab Saturday, I might add :)

  9. farmers markets are great and have a super sunday p.m., heather!

  10. Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat I am definitely trying to roll with the punches and lighten up. So far so good. It's made for a pretty good weekend I must say!

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I can't wait for ours to open back up for the season.

  11. wow kickboxing after weights is so intense! I'm impressed.
    I always leave grocery stores early or kick errands off the list because I start to get hungry! so frustrating!

  12. Katherine @ What About Summer I know so much better than to let myself get that hungry. Of course, sitting on a patio for lunch is definitely more appealing than mandatory errands sometimes!


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