NROLW and da bike!

Happy Monday!  It was nice to take a little bloggy picture break yesterday.  Don’t worry, I ate healthy 😀

Today started Stage 7 of New Rule of Lifting.  The final cut.  Each day will be different for the next 2 weeks.

  • Barbell squat:  1 set of 8 at 45 pounds (warmup), 1 set of 8 at 65 pounds, 1 set of 8 at 85 pounds
  • Static lunge with rear foot elevated:  2 sets of 15 with 25 pound plate, 2 sets of 15 with no weight
  • Push ups:  4 sets of 15  (man style!)
  • Romanian deadlifts:  4 sets of 15 at 65 pounds
  • Bent over barbell row:  4 sets of 15 with 20 pound weights

This was a kickazz workout!  Holy cow!  I reduced the weights to start with because of the higher reps, but had to drop the plate (not literally 😉  ) on the last 2 sets of lunges.  Plus, the rest was 30 seconds between sets, so I was breathing hard for this workout.  Raise your hand if you think I am going to feel this tomorrow!!  I had better feel 60 push ups!

Gorgeous day outside.  Came home to some pumpkin Cream of Wheat topped with cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of toasted pecans:


Slow work day in the morning, so I took advantage and cleaned the bird feeders and put out a suet cake.  Someone else decided they wanted to investigate….


Lunch time!  Egg salad along with half a grapefruit.


I haven’t had grapefruit in forever, but they were on sale.  You know how I love a bargain!

We couldn’t resist playing some hooky this afternoon and going for a bike ride!  You can’t let a 65 degree day in November pass you by without spending some of it outdoors.  Did 15 miles.  My back started to hurt a little bit when we stopped on a hill and had to start going up again.  It twinged a little for most of the ride, and then the last 1/4  of the route was misery!  I don’t know what I did to it, but it sure hurts.  Hope it will be better tomorrow.  It was a bummer to end the ride on that note.  Maybe there is another bike ride somewhere before winter??  😕

I soothed myself with a post ride snack:


Dinner was quick because I didn’t feel like doing much.  Clam strips, broccoli, applesauce, and a few pieces of pan fried sweet potatoes that John cooked up.


Tonight is finishing up work (due to the hooky bike ride!) and then MNF – Go Broncos!!  I’ll be joined by these 2 (one of whom won’t be watching the game 😛  )


Question:  Do you have bird feeders?

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10 thoughts on “NROLW and da bike!

  1. Susan

    It was the same temperature here today!! I was actually pretty bummed because I was supposed to work the evening shift today, but I switched for the day shift. So I was stuck in the office all day 🙁 My boss put the weather network on the TV as a tease I think…every time I passed it I saw the sun icon and 16 C 😛

    Stage 7. is. brutal. I thought I was going to miss doing the program until I did that stage. Ouch 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..The Christmas Issue… =-.

  2. debby

    Sorry about your back! Hope it is just temporary, maybe a carry over from your heavy lifting this morning. Yumm on your snackie! I’ve been saving 100 calories to have walnuts and 6 chocolate chips on my low days!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Pyramids =-.

  3. Anne K.

    Ahahaha, I love the squirrel. I’m sorry about your back! Which part is it–upper or lower? I hope you feel better soon and it’s just one of those random things :/ Your post ride snack looks really tasty, though. We have bird feeders in Michigan (my dad even has bird houses for bluebirds and he like, stalks them). But I don’t have any in AZ!
    .-= Anne K.´s last blog ..A New Favorite Restaurant =-.

  4. Shelley B

    Nice that you were able to get out in the good weather! But Lori – 60 man push ups?!? Not only am I in awe over that feat, but the fact that you also did other upper body weights!!! Dang, girl…you are the workout queen!!!

    P.S. Seeing your grapefruit reminds me of the three I still have in my fridge – I’m going to try them with some of the variations suggested to me in my comments and see if I like it any better.
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Now That’s Quite a Shout Out!!! =-.

  5. Fitcetera

    Ouch! Hope your back is better today.

    Yes, I just put the feeders out on the weekend (in the 60’s here too!)
    suet feeder, nigerseed feeder, sunflower seeds (no shells) and peanuts (no shells)
    My friend’s husband made me a suet feeder out of a food container that the woodpeckers eat from upside down so the starlings and squirrels can’t get at it. I’ll post a pic later on to show you. They’re very simple to make and are inexpensive. He buys the containers at the dollar store.
    I love feeding the birds and going birdwatching. 😀
    .-= Fitcetera´s last blog ..Foody Days & Foody Nights ~~ Exodus Out of Dessert =-.

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