The Usual Saturday Morning Routine

I say usual but this is only the second time;however, I’m kind of loving this Saturday morning routine of gym and Farmer’s Market.  I like getting up early, going to the gym on a quiet weekend morning then heading off to pick up some fresh produce.

The gym was good today.  I’d lightened some of my weights last week so I was glad I could increase the weights this week.  I think not going to the gym for awhile kinda set me back but I’m back on track.  It’s not that I want to be a serious weight lifter but I would like to be lifting 50lbs for most exercises, especially the cable ones like bicep curls, tricep pulldowns, and lat pulldowns.

I added dumbbells to my standing lunges today so I think I might feel that one tomorrow.  I also still need to get in my exercises for the 31 Day Core Challenge from Jordyn Ashley’s blog My Goodness.  I’d been trying to add some exercises on my own but having it all written out in a schedule makes it easy and I love the extra workouts.  Some of the moves I’ve never done but that’s part of what makes the blogging community so great is learning and finding inspiration from others 🙂

Back to the gym….I decided to weigh myself on the scale at the gym because I’m convinced my scale is broken.  I haven’t weighed myself at the gym in a couple months and it’s a real scale like you find at the doctor’s office.  I set the big number then slid the little dial up toward my usual number but was pleasantly surprised when I had to move the number down, then down a bit more.

It reassured me that yes, I have actually lost weight.  I’m now 4lbs from having lost 20lbs and it’s challenging to not focus on the number but I’ve gotten this far without obsessing so I’m not going to start now.  I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing, although I’ve been fighting a serious sweet tooth the last couple days but I’m hoping all the fruit I bought today will be enough to satisfy it.  If not, I’ll walk to the store and buy a cupcake so I’ll quit obsessing 😉

The featured image shows my haul from Farmers Market.

All that good food for only $25!  1 pint raspberries, 1 pint huckleberries, green beans, green onions, lettuce, 1 lb sausage, dried apples with cinnamon, and 1 lemon cucumber.

I’ve never had a lemon cucumber but I love cucumbers. The girl at the stand said they’re like cucumbers and you can eat them just like an apple so I’m going to try it.  I already devoured the dried apples and the huckleberries are probably next…..

Tonight I’m going to make some of the green beans with rice and chicken.  I’m not really following my meal plan this week but I have been eating dinner every night.  Rice sounds oddly delicious, kind of a weird craving for me but at least it’s a healthy craving.

Happy Fourth of July and to all the people not celebrating, Happy Saturday! 😀

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