NROLW and Amazing Grass

Hope you are all having a great day!

Still muggy around here.  Today was the B workout of Stage 4 (not 5, like I said the other day) for New Rules of Lifting.  Preworkout snack was 1/2 of this bar  (I ate the rest with lunch):


John brought me a couple bars back as a little present when he was away this weekend.  How sweet 😀  It was pretty good, like a soft granola bar.  Not much protein, but that is okay preworkout.


The lifting:

  • Barbell deadlift: 1 x 8 55 pounds, 1 x 8 65 pounds, 1 x 8 70 pounds
  • Bulgarian split squat: 3 x 8 25# plate
  • Underhand grip lat pulldown: 1 x 8 50#, 1 x 8 55 #, 1 x 8 60#
  • Reverse lunge with forward reach: 3 x 8 –  8 pound dumbbells
  • Prone Cuban snatch: 3 x 8 – 8 pound dumbbells
  • Swiss ball crunch: 3 x 8
  • Reverse crunch: 3 x 8
  • Lateral crunch: 3 x 8
  • Prone cobra: 3 x 2 minute holds.

Now I feel tired holding the prone cobra for so long.  I actually think I felt something in my back, maybe it does do something after all.   Then I did some recumbent biking.

Got a text from John that he was biking to meet me – so off I went for Bagel Day, jr. (Sunday is official Bagel Day).

Now *this* is a cup of coffee!  I don’t know if you can appreciate how big this cup is that they gave me!


Plus the star of breakfast.  Num.


I am just feeling off today.  Definitely not radiant, and I’m not sure why.  I have gotten a headache in the afternoon for the last 3 days and I don’t know why.  I haven’t changed any eating patterns.  Maybe it is the heat.  I have been guzzling water, so I doubt it is dehydration.  But I am definitely a wee bit cranky, too.  Of course, that makes me snacky.

Because it was hot, I decided to try the sample of Amazing Grass  for lunch that I got from Annabel.  This stuff is flying around the internets.


I used 1/2 of a frozen banana, 1/2 cup of milk and 6 ounces of water.

Ingredients as follows (if you can read it).


I have to say, it didn’t look very appetizing.  Gray looking.  Not like the colorful spinach smoothies!

agrassAt first I took a sip and liked it, but then I got a very bitter after taste.  It was almost like a Splenda back taste, but there is no fake sugar in it.  Weird.  Each time I sipped I thought I liked it, then the bitterness set in.  Maybe it’s the kale?  Anyway, doubt I would be purchasing this anytime soon.  Although I am really glad I got a chance to try it!  I did like the bars, they were date bars like Larabars.

Afternoon snacky.  Instead of dealing with my crankiness, I ate this.


I laid down around 4:00 after taking some ibuprofen to get rid of the headache and dozed a little.  Not sure why it takes so long for stuff to kick in.  After an hour, I was tempted to take more, but just waited it out.  John offered to cook me a hamburger for dinner, but that was totally unappealing.  So I had a dinner of champions:


Baked tostitos, salsa, and cheese.

Just finished up with work for the day.  Only 1 day left before the weekend!  Tomorrow is payday, too.  Yay!

I am feeling ice cream coming on tonight.  I mentioned it to John, and he is all for it, so probably will be going out for the real deal (no yogurt).

Question:  Have you tried any Amazing Grass Products?

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13 thoughts on “NROLW and Amazing Grass

  1. Pubsgal

    I’ve seen it, but I haven’t tried it. The bitter taste might be from the goji…I triedt some goji trail mix and the goji berries tasted bitter to me. (Your afternoon snack does look much more appealing to me!)

    I’m always impressed by your NROLW workouts, you excellent strong woman, you! How did you get started with them? I enjoy my BodyPump class, but I don’t do much lifting on my own, and I think it would be good for me to learn more strength exercises for when I’m left to my own devices (instead of following an instructor).

    1. Lori Post author

      I actually have always loved strength training, and last summer I found a book by Brad Shoenfeld (sp?) called 28-day shapeover. It’s about getting strong. Then I read about NROLW and it sounded right for me – bring on the big boy toys!

  2. Susan

    Boo on feeling blah 🙁 Hopefully your “weekend” will help clear up the headaches. LOVE the giant mug of coffee. Seriously, nothing makes me feel happier than holding a huge mug of coffee or a big bowl o’ oats 🙂 Great workout too! I completely forgot about the lunge with forward reach…I may have to do that tomorrow… Hope your real ice cream was good!

  3. Shelley B

    I am laughing at MB’s comment!!!

    I have had your headache today – it must be going around blogland. I tried to take a nap, but my husband ended up coming home from work early so we went off to the grocery store. Oh well.

    Interesting about the shake taste – I’ve wondered about trying them, but not enough to actually buy a packet, lol!

  4. Miz.


    I TOTALLY KNEW that was the grass you meant.
    so wasnt expecting a different kind of post 🙂

    Ive been watching too many episodes of WEEDS

  5. Kristin

    Ick..sorry about your headache! Nice lifting workout though! I can’t wait to get into later stages of NROL4W to do some new moves.

  6. Elina

    I’ve never tried any Amazing Grass products and honestly I’m not too tempted. It just sounds kind of gross and there are plenty of other healthy foods that don’t taste like dirt (at least that’s what I picture it will taste like) 🙂

  7. Karyn

    Sorry to hear about your headaches. I suffered with them everyday last week, most of them migraines and for no apparent reason. Ruin my whole week of holidays.
    Keep up the great work with your NORLW. You are keeping me motivated!

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