NROLW and a humid day.

Lots of interesting comments on the Glamour photo.  Thanks!

It’s Friday!  I do have to work some today.  Well, I don’t have to work, but I will be picking up a couple hours to make up for Monday not working from Jury Duty.

Pre-workout snack:  Crunch!bisc

Went outside and it was like swimming – so humid!  I cannot remember the last time I felt this type of humidity (maybe Japan?).  Although it is not hot temperature wise, thank goodness.  Biked the 2 miles to my gym.

Here is a stealth shot of part of the free weight area.  The color is funny because all the equipment is purple, but doesn’t show.  It’s right by the big windows, too.gym

Did Stage 4B today:

  • Wide grip deadlift: 1 x 8 55 pounds, 1 x 8  65 pounds, 1 x 8  70 pounds
  • Bulgarian split squat: 2 x 8  25# plate, 1 x 8  35# plate.
  • Underhand grip lat pulldown:  2 x 8  60 pounds,  1 x 8  70 pounds
  • Reverse lunge with forward reach:  1 x 8  8 pounds, 2 x 8  10 pounds
  • Dumbbell prone Cuban snatch:  2 x 8  8 pounds,  1 x 8  10 pounds
  • Ab circuit (crunches, reverse crunch, lateral flexion)  3 x 8
  • Prone cobra:  3 x 2 minute holds

I tried to challenge myself today on a couple.  I increased the last set of the split squats to a 35# plate.  Then I used 10 pound dumbbells for the last 2 sets of the forward reach.  This is hard.  I then did one set of the snatches with 10 pound dumbbells.  Gosh that is so hard!  Funny how adding 2 pounds on each side makes a huge difference.  Then I walked on the treadmill for a bit and biked home.  I have to say that I love how close this gym is to home.  It saves me so much time, plus I get a bit of workout biking there and back.

Made protein pancakes for breakfast topped with maple banana topping:


I used a frozen banana for this and it was runnier than than fresh, so not sure I’ll do that again.

Relaxed a bit and ate a somewhat early lunch.  Grilled chicken with Lauging Cow spread on a wrap (I just wrote warp LOL).


Did a little work, then headed down to see my nieces in a sing/dance performance.  I can’t believe I forgot my camera!  I had it right by my bag, but not in my bag.  They were cute as buttons with the singing and dancing, too.  Storms blew through, but no relief from the humidity.

Came back and did a little more work before dinner.  John cooked up a couple burgers.


We used Ezekiel bread for buns as we are out of sandwich thins.  I had mine open-face, which is weird for a burger, but oh well!  And an apple.  John is the apple king, but give me berries!  I can’t wait to go apple picking this fall.  I love tart apples, this one was too sweet for me.  John likes the sweet ones.  I love Granny Smiths and Pink Ladies.

Post dinner,we were going to stop at a new cafe, but they were closed when we got there.  John and I seem to have that problem.  Places always closed.  Have to wait on that, so stopped at Cool Beans instead for a coffee and a raspberry bar.  Yum!


Now back home and I have Sweeney Todd from Netflix to watch.  Mmmm… feel like some pie 😀

Question:  Tart apples or sweet apples? Have a favorite type?

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11 thoughts on “NROLW and a humid day.

  1. Shelley B

    Sweet apples – Galas, mostly.

    I tried the TLC Pumpkin Spice bar that you had posted about – YUM! Loved it, and also loved that it’s only 120 calories – most bars (Luna) are 180. Wonder if you heated it up in the microwave for a few seconds how much more like pumpkin pie it would taste? Must try that!

    So cool that you can bike to your gym! It looks nice – I laughed at the stealth picture!

    1. Lori Post author

      My mom told me today that she got those TLC bars because of me LOL! They are delicious. Kashi – are you reading??

  2. Michelle @ A Shade of Gray

    Hello Lori! Glad I found your blog (and you found mine!). You are very inspiring – gotta love a woman who dead lifts! lol

    I love the idea of banana maple syrup – do you puree the banana?

    Definitely Fuji Apples all the way! Granny Smiths are my second choice.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Lori Post author

      I don’t puree the banana, I just mash it up really well with a fork until it is liquidy. The banana needs to be nice and ripe.

  3. Susan

    That’s a lovely space to lift weights in! Do they have doubles of each dumbbell? That’s one of the things I can’t stand about my current gym, they only have one set for each weight.

    I’m a sweet apple gal!! Honeycrisp is my absolute fave, but I also love red/yellow delicious and galas. I only like the tart ones for cooking with 🙂

    1. Lori Post author

      You know, I don’t think there are doubles, but I didn’t notice since I have been the only one in that area the last couple times.

  4. Pubsgal

    I like my apples to have a little tartness to them. Gravensteins are my favorite, but they are hard to find and have a short season. I’m hoping we can make it apple picking this year; there’s a farm down the coast from us, but there was a fire in that area and I don’t know if it impacted the orchards.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Barb

    I’m a red delicious apple gal.

    What’s in the banana maple topping? Mashed banana and SF syrup? Looks like coconut on top? I’m loving these pancakes!!!

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