NROLW and eating my colors

I think I have found the perfect fuel for workouts.  It’s half a bagel with nut butter.  This is the 2nd time I have had this and both times I did not get hungry at all during the workout!  I try to keep my preworkout fuel to around 100-150 calories.  The bagel and nut butter might be a bit closer to 200, though.   I should have known that my beloved bagel would do me good!

Since yesterday was a rest day, it felt good today.  I jogged for 40 minutes (split in half with the weight workout)

NROLW Stage 2 B workout
Barbell deadlifts:
1 x 10 75 pounds
1 x 10 85 pounds

Bulgarian split squat:  2 x 10 with 25 pound plate

Underhand lat pulldown
1 x 10 50 pounds
1 x 10 55 pounds

Reverse lunge with forward reach: 2 x 10 with 10# dumbbells

Prone cuban snatch:  2 x 10 with 10# dumbbells

Swiss ball crunch:  2 x 10

Reverse crunch:  2 x 10

Lateral flexion  2 x 10

Prone cobra:  2 x 60 second holds

I am not used to picking up the “light” 10# dumbbells, but some of these are really hard.  The reverse lunge with forward reach is quite hard on the arms.  I don’t know if I would be able to do more than 15# dumbbells, but won’t try that until next week, probably.

Came back to delicious banana oats topped with almond butter and a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips.  Decadence and I inhaled it.


This kept me full until lunch (unusual).  I decided on another green smoothie for lunch:

smoothie1This was peacherrific!   Into the blender went 1 extra ripe peach plus some frozen peach chunks, 1 scoop of Jay Robb strawberry protein powder, several handfulls of spinach, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 cup of water.  John liked the taste, but he can’t get past the color.  I think the bright green is beautiful (emeralds are my favorite gem anyway!), better than muddy brown like when I did the strawberries.   I didn’t taste the nut butter, but this kept me quite full for the afternoon, so the fat probably did that.

Had one of those quick dinner that I love – John cooked up some pork on the grill last night, so I chopped that up and sauteed it with some broccoli (1.5 cups!!) and maple bbq sauce.  Gosh that was good.!


Precooking makes life so easy and no excuses!

Went to the mall looking for some active wear that will be suitable for my triathlon.  I want tri shorts so that I can swim in them, then bike and run.  Bike shorts are no good, because the padded seat will get soaked and I don’t want to run in them.  And I am *not* going to run in a swim suit.  I need some compression for the loose skin on my thighs.

Couldn’t find anything except this:


Skim decaf cappucino from Starbucks.  So, no success there.  Might browse online for something I can afford  ($5 outfits anyone??)

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6 thoughts on “NROLW and eating my colors

  1. debby

    Lori, I just ordered these swim shorts. I don’t know if that is what you are looking for, but I ordered them hoping for exactly what you mentioned –‘ompression for the loose skin on my thighs.’ Unfortunately haven’t gotten them yet so can’t report on them. If they come in the next few days I’ll shoot you an email.

  2. Miz.

    it is SO UNIQUE to the individual huh?
    Id be crazy on half a bagel as Id NEEEEED some protein.
    so glad you found what works for you—-IMO thats most of the battle!!

  3. Diane, fit to the finish

    Great job and love the pictures. You are amazing with your training for the triathalon. I admire you very much. As a fellow loser of a big amount of weight (150 lbs) I love exercising and eating right now, but haven’t attempted to train like that. Great blog.

  4. Susan

    No way, cappuccino = total shopping success!! 😛

    I usually have around 200 calories about an hour before working out too. Of course, I guess it depends on the intensity of the workout. For some reason, lifting always stirs up my appetite more. Carbs + nut butter works best for me too. Something about the fat in nut butter just keeps my tummy satisfied!

    10 lbs is an awesome weight for those cuban snatches. Shoulder movements are really tough, even the beefy guys at my gym use the barbie weights for shoulder exercises 🙂

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