exercise 02202017

no bike ride to the gym / steady rain

  • 6 x 5 pec machine @ 135#
  • 6 x 5 dips
  • 6 x 5 row machine @ 160#
  • 6 x 5 low row machine @ 145#
  • 3 x 10 tricep press machine @ 125#
  • 6 x 5 seated press machine @ 210#
  • 22 minutes on the elliptical

the gym workers (Shaina and Emily and Wade) mini Reeses..

  • great rock and roll music at the gym
  • nice day at work
  • road trip to east side of Louisiana later this week
Valentine’s Day

Originally posted by sensualkisses

A/N- So I thought I’d make a little preference type thing to to celebrate this holiday of capitalist love. Happy Valentine’s Day guys. I hope it’s filled with lots of love, but if not, I will totally be your valentine.

Scott: Scott sets up a romantic dinner for the two of you…or at least he tries. He dims the lights, lights some candles, and tries to make your favorite food, but he’s not the best cook. He ends up burning dinner, but you don’t mind, and the night ends with you ordering takeout and curling up under a blanket with each other and a plate of dumplings. 

Stiles: Stiles goes all out. He gets you one of those enormous teddy bears, fills your locker with red and pink balloons, and gives you a box full of mini Reese’s hearts. The whole thing is just a little overwhelming, and while you’re grateful, he realizes it might have been a little too much, and you both end up wrapped in each other on his couch, cuddling as the opening credits of Star Wars begin to roll across his TV.

Liam: This is Liam’s first Valentine’s Day with a girlfriend. He feels a little out of his league, but at least he knows what you like, and he has Stiles and Scott to guide him. He invites you over and has your favorite movie, candy and a fluffy stuffed animal all waiting for you. You end up throwing popcorn at each other, which turns into a full on food fight, and then a play-fight, and suddenly he’s on top of you, kissing you right there and then. 

Isaac: Isaac is a pretty simple guy, in the best way, so his plan for the night would naturally be simple too. You stop at a convenient on the edge of town for snacks, and he takes you out to Lookout Point to watch the sunset. After everything goes dark, you sit in the dark, curled up against him, and watching as the glowing lights of Beacon Hills shine before you. For something so simple and sweet, it’s probably the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had.

Derek: He misses it. You know he’s off with Braeden, and while he’s trying to help her, you can’t help but be a little jealous. When he shows up at the door of the loft with a full bouquet of red roses as an apology the next day, you end up jumping into his arms. Not just because of the flowers, but also because he had been gone for a month, and, as you would learn later, chained up in some hunter’s basement for three days. He swears you can do something big and romantic, but you’re just happy to have him back. The two of you spend the night in the loft, catching up on everything you missed while he was gone.

Theo: He tries everything he can to win you over. After Liam brought him back, you wouldn’t say a word to him. It was understandable, considering he had lied about working with the Dread Doctors and used you to get into the pack. What he never expected was to fall in love with you, and now that he seemed to have a second chance, he knew he had to make the day special for you. He gives you roses, chocolate, and even personally delivers them to your homeroom and makes a speech. You roll your eyes, not in the mood, but at the end of the day, he catches you by yourself. Hearing him spill his guts to you almost makes you feel sorry for him-almost-and eventually you can’t listen to him begging for you back anymore. “Fine,” you say. “One date. But if you try to kill me, you’re not getting a third chance.”

Allison: You spend the night in her apartment and exchange gifts, and much to your surprise, yours is a very sharp knife. “I know you wanted to learn to protect yourself,” she tells you. “I was thinking I could start training you. Only if you want to, of course.” You grin in delight and throw your arms around her. You’ve been begging her to teach you forever, and you can’t think of any better way to spend Valentine’s Day than sparring with your girlfriend.

Lydia: You take each other shopping. You try on different outfits, dresses, and lingerie, and at the end of the day, you treat each other to your favorite picks, some of which you will definitely be using later that night. 

Malia: She takes you out for a romantic hike in the woods. You’ve always thought of hiking as sweaty and filled with bugs, but with Malia by your side, she makes it something beautiful. You find a peaceful spot in the woods and sit down to have a picnic, surprising her with both deer and pizza, a gift that causes her to break into a grin and yank your lips onto hers. You leave the preserve just before sunset, because she’s not about to keep you out there at night. She drives off with her hand in yours, watching in her rear view mirror as the sun dips below the horizon.

Kira: Kira orders a pizza, and you promise you’ll do the rest. You eat and then take her out to an abandoned parking lot at the edge of Beacon Hills, and that’s when you pull out a bag of fireworks. What the Dread Doctors did to her has left her feeling out of control, and you figure this is the perfect way to cheer her up, to show her she can use her powers for something beautiful. She lights them up herself, and the two of you watch as they go shooting off into the night sky in a shower of sparks. Kira pulls you closer, and she whispers in your ear as you watch the pyrotechnics fly. “This is what being with you feels like all the time…fireworks.” You know it’s cheesy, but you can’t help leaning forward to kiss her, because you feel the exact same way. 

exercise 02092017

  • 3 x 20 decline push ups at work (vid above of 1st set)

bike ride to the gym

  • 8 x 10 incline sit ups
  • 2 x 10 decline push ups
  • 6 x 10 strict neutral grip pull ups
  • 8 x 10 air squats
  • 4 x 5 incline press machine @ 235# w/ wide grip
  • 4 x 5 incline press machine @290# w/ narrow grip
  • 22 minutes on the elliptical

bike ride home

  • 2 x 5 strict neutral grip pull ups at home
  • felt really strong on all exercises today / invigorated by negative feed back from someone.

the gym workers (Shaina and Tara) received mini Reeses..

more photos from this afternoon after the break. 

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Reese’s Pretzel Snacks
Slam Dunk Cookies
Fan Favorite Snack Mix

exercise 02162017

  • 4 x 20 decline push ups at work

bike ride to the gym

  • 8 x 10 incline sit ups
  • 1 x 10 (vid above) and 3 x 5 strict neutral grip pull ups
  • 8 x 10 air squats
  • 4 x 5 incline press machine @235# w/ wide grip
  • 4 x 5 incline press machine @290# w/ narrow grip
  • 22 minutes on the elliptical

bike ride home

  • 3 x 5 strict neutral grip pull ups at home
  • the gym workers (Meychel and Sidney and Madison and Wade) received mini Reeses
  • still need to improve on my set of 10 pull ups / i want the 10th to be as smooth as the 1st
  • had a good day at work / learned some interesting stuff

a couple more pics after the break

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Aries: Reese’s Puffs

Taurus: Coco Puffs

Gemini: Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Cancer: Frosted Mini Wheats

Leo: Cinnamon Life

Virgo: Cheerios

Libra: Life

Scorpio: Krave

Sagittarius: Lucky Charms

Capricorn: Honey Bunches of Oats

Aquarius: Cookie Crisps

Pisces: Fruit Loops


exercise 01172017

bike ride to the gym

  • 8 x 10 incline sit ups
  • 8 x 10 decline push ups
  • 5 x 5 strict neutral grip pull ups
  • 8 x 10 air squats
  • 2 x 10 incline press machine @ 235# w/ wide grip
  • 2 x 10 incline press machine @290# w/ narrow grip
  • 21.5 minutes on the elliptical

bike ride home

  • 3 x 5 strict neutral grip pull ups at home

the gym workers (Meychel and Emily) received mini Reeses

  • + listened to old rock & roll at the gym
  • -  at work, a federal government agency will not respond to my emails or phone calls / very frustrating
  • +  contractor took us out to a mexican food place for lunch
  • my shirt isn’t as dirty as it looks in the photo above..  :-)~

Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins w/ Peanut Butter Glaze


1-¼ cups all-purpose flour, spooned into measuring cup and leveled off with knife
¼ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed), such as Hershey’s
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas, from 2-3 brown bananas
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup mini chocolate chips/chopped Reese’s cups (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin(s) with non-stick cooking spray (I ended up with 18 muffins total, so I used one full tin and the outer 6 cups of another tin).
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until there are no more lumps in the cocoa powder and mixture is well combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients and beat gently until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream and vanilla and mix on low speed to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Do not over-mix.
  • Divide batter between muffin tins (about ¼ c. each). Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Let rest in pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Dunk each muffin into the glaze, then dip into chocolate chips/Reese’s bits.