5-miler and chili on a chilly day!

I woke up early today and decided to go to the gym to exercise.  30 degrees, and dark – so no running outside!  I set the treadmill for 1 hour and set to jogging.  I can’t believe I can jog for an hour without stopping!  I never would have thought that was possible a few years ago.  Did a little over 5 miles in that time.  It felt so good to get totally sweaty LOL!


I really like how my arms look in this picture.  You can’t see the loose skin on the biceps and my shoulders have nice definition.  Thanks NROLW!

In honor of the apple orchard yesterday, I made a yummy topping for cream of wheat:


In a skillet I put in a little butter (yes – butter!), a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon and sauteed the apples up.  Cooked until they were soft and caramelized and topped the cream of wheat.  Sooooo goood!

Early start to the day on all fronts.  I worked with minimal breaks to finish up fast so I could start my weekend!  That meant leftovers for lunch:


I did have to make time for my afternoon latte, though!  I posed it up for fall:


I did finish up early, so my weekend is here!  Woo Hoo!  We went out for dinner tonight, taking John’s mom to a local place called Maxwells.  They have new place mats designed by kids, and I think this one was appropriately placed in front of me:



I wanted something warm and comforting as we are going to get wet and sloppy snow tonight.  So I started with a salad:


And the best. chili. ever.


Just a cup, but it was phenomenal!  I loved the melted cheese on top.  It was nice and thick chili, too.  I think I have finally figured out how to take good pictures in a dark restaurant, too!  I set the ISO at 3200 to let in as much light as possible.  I really should read more on photography :mrgreen:

Question: Any exciting plans for your weekend?

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17 thoughts on “5-miler and chili on a chilly day!

  1. Anne K.

    Great job on the workout! Your workout top is really cute, too 🙂 The breakast apple topping looks delicious and I love the look of that chili! There really is nothing like a good bowl of chili on a cold day 🙂

    My mom’s coming to visit this weekend and I’m super excited!
    .-= Anne K.´s last blog ..Fun With Google Search: Round Two =-.

  2. Jinx!

    YOu look great woman! I can really see the definition in your arms!

    I’m off too this weekend! Will probably go to a Veterans Day parade with hubby. Its our one weekend a month and we will savor it.

  3. Diane Fit to the Finish

    That picture looks great and the first thing I noticed before I read what you wrote was how small your waist is! Great job and yes, I love pictures where my arms look thin. (I have loose skin issues from the large weight loss.)

    This weekend? We are going to try and do something outside before the weather really gets too cold to be enjoyable!
    .-= Diane Fit to the Finish´s last blog ..Giveaway and Thank You =-.

  4. Shelley B

    Drooling over that chili – yum!

    Your arms look phenomenal, Lori – all of that weight-lifting is really sculpting them nicely!

    No real plans for the weekend – I have a cold, so sleep and hot tea is sounding really good to me.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Awww, Look How Pretty! =-.

  5. Susan

    Drooool over that chili. The cheese on top kind of reminds me of French onion soup. Yum!! And you look stellar in that photo. All those Romanian deadlift rows are definitely paying off 😉

    I’m working all weekend, same ole, same ole. Only five working weekends left though – yay!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..When life gives you a giant coconut… =-.

  6. FoodFitnessFreshair

    haha agreed…pictures are hard to take in dark/bad lighting…my apartment as of now only has this obnoxious bright fluorescent lighting that makes me and my food look much less attractive!

  7. Karyn

    You really are looking great Lori! I must, must, must get my son to look in the shed and garage for those extra weight plates we bought at a garage sale a couple of years ago.

    It is feeling pretty cold here today so it just might be an indoor treadmill run today for me too.

    As for the weekend, just researching starting an online business and sleeping lots as I too have a cold and don’t function well at work when I have one.
    .-= Karyn´s last blog ..Up and down, up and down.. =-.

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