There’s nothing like waking up to a drizzly Monday morning and a cat that’s not giving up his so called spot on the workout mat. Someone’s getting attitude now he’s dropping the grams.
Monday’s workout had an old favourite make an reintroduction: resistance band squat to high pull. The workout it’s taken from is a good one and has a few other of my favourite moves: shuffle reaches, kayaker, plank sweeps and side lunge should press (I had a knee lift for extra abs). I’m not a heavy lifter like my powerlifting brother!
The rain cleared up in time for a bike ride before work. I had the whole path to myself for a change. Some herons (that’s what they looked like to me) were drying themselves on the rocks. I’ve only every seen them do this while on holiday in Florida. I felt like I was the only one watching them. I probably was!
Paul picked me up from work and we went in search of kale. Yes, kale. It’s hard to find in France. The engineers wife on Paul’s boat has found a supermarket that sells it. I’ve only ever tried it once earlier this year in the UK and it was a shock (with a squeal!) to find it. I’ve been hearing people rave on about it for two years and it didn’t disappoint. His wife kindly got us a bag as we went too late in the day. I’m looking forward to using it!
Tuesday I woke up excited for my workout: squat jumps, spiderman press ups, triceps skinny dips, lunge twists, up/down planks, bodyweight skaters and resistant band staggered rows. 3 rounds, 10 reps or 30 seconds for cardio. It was very similar to a workout last week, which I sailed through. Not this morning. The ankle and knee were having their own party. I had to drop the intensity and didn’t enjoy it. I think our walk Sunday evening may have set something off as it’s a quite a hilly path.
In the morning I received some surprising news. The Adventures of Chase and Ginny has nominated The Adventures of natjtan for an award! Okay, the cats have been.
I’m we’re very honoured. Thank you!
I took advantage of the sunny day for a sneaky bike ride before running errands. Afternoon pick me up was ginger Kombucha. I’d love to try more flavours, however for now, all I can find is ginger flavour and I’m lucky they even sell it.Sunny skies
My turn to cook as Paul was on watch. Quinoa, green bean and cauliflower salad and leek soup from yesterday. I finally got to watch Oz The Great and Powerful. It’s nice to have an evening to myself every now and then!
Early bird Wednesday to go to Carrefour with Paul. The boats plans changed last minute and I went for a 6km run instead. Despite a few niggles it was one of those energising runs. So much so I added an extra km and slalomed around posts in the port!Fresh air was needed after bracelet making for up and coming birthdays and venturing onto Pinterest (first time) for inspiration and ideas for my jumper project. I lost track of time and was chasing the sun cycling.
Wednesday’s dinner…something with kale!
Any recommendations for a yummy vegetarian/vegan kale dish? Do kale crisps/chips taste good?