40 miles on the bike times 4 days = .... yaaa you would think it equals 160 miles, but really it just equals pain and sore muscles and exhaustion! Don't believe me, well let me paint a picture for you. I get back from my bike ride and I feel good that I was able to fit in a work-out ... until I take those two tiny steps down from my kitchen to my garage and those two tiny steps make me think that my legs are going to break off! Yep, that's how I feel. Yesterday I got rained on during my ride, not much, but enough that it was hard to see through my cycling glasses with water drops covering the lenses. Today the wind was blowing against me so hard that I was actually proud of myself when I was able to go 13 mph! It's hard to get back to exercise after too much time without it. But there's good news. One is that I've lost 4.5 lbs in 4 days. And even better... I get up every morning, and though I'm sore and tired, I'm ANXIOUS to get my stuff done so that I can go for a bike ride! And the best news is that it WILL get easier.
So to cheer myself up and keep myself going, I've decided to post smiley cookies today. A friend of mine asked me to make these. I used the Smiley face cookie cutter from CheapCookieCutters.com. This cutter is pretty cool because it does the work of taking out the smile and the eyes for you. You just use it as a regular cookie cutter and then when you lift up the cookie (before baking), the little eyes and mouth fall out and leave those empty. The cookie cutter measures 3.5 x 3.5.
I added in some peace signs too
For this one, I used the same cutter, but instead of cutting the cookie, I used a regular circle cookie cutter and then used the smiley face cutter to make an impression on the cookie so that I could keep the eyes and mouth intact.
Ok, one last bit of fun... every work-out that I do, I enter on Plus 3 and I earn money with every work-out that is given to the charity of my choice. A bunch of my friends are on Plus 3 also and well, you know the boys, they love to compete. They are always egging me on making sure to beat me. Well this is a very rare occurrence, so I had to show you. :-) Notice the GIRL at the top of the leader board. Ha! It will change tomorrow I'm sure, but it's fun while it lasts and you can bet those boys will bust their bum to get ahead ;-)
Have a great day everyone. I have REALLY fun cookies to show you tomorrow and my present from Yvette!
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