NROLW and art with breakfast

Happy Wednesday!  And Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you to all veterans and those currently serving our country!

Another New Rule workout this morning.  Ate 1/2 a Zone bar,  bundled up and biked to the gym as it was 39 degrees :mrgreen:

What a routine this was, too:

  • Barbell incline bench press:  2 sets of 8 at 55 pounds
  • Seated lat row:  2 sets of 8 at 60 pounds
  • Dumbbell squats with heel lifted:  4 sets of 15 with 20 pound dumbbells
  • Overhead shoulder press:  4 sets of 20 with 10 pound dumbbells
  • Step ups:  4 sets of 15 with 20 pound dumbbells
  • Underhand grip lat pull down:  4 sets of 15 at 60 pounds

Dang these are hard!  The last 4 exercises are done in a circuit with 30 second rests.  For the dumbbell squats, I used 2 plates on the floor to put my heels on.  John texted me and was not feeling well enough to bike, so he told me to meet him at the coffeehouse and he would drive.  I hopped on the bike and hit the path.  How things change in a few weeks:


Bagel and hot coffee to warm up!


This cafe showcases local artists, and there were some nice pictures by our table:


My back started bothering me again during the ride there, so I actually am glad John drove because I just put the bike in the car after breakfast and came home with him.  It has something to do with the pushing motion on the pedal on my left side.  I didn’t want it to feel as bad as it did on Monday, so I was smart for a change and took the ride home.

Another waffle creation for lunch  (guess it is Waffle Wednesday!).  I love my waffle sandwiches.  Plus some homemade cashew butter and a local honeycrisp apple.


I can’t tell you how many times I am transcribing files about the H1N1 vaccine and how it isn’t available.  Is it ever going to be around??  There is only 1 company in the US that makes the vaccine and they were unable to meet their promised production. Losers.  I don’t want the H1N1 vaccine, but there are a lot of high risk people that need it.

Break time was a latte (not pictured) plus an Attune bar.  Dark chocolate bliss…


Was feeling the pasta vibe for dinner.  Cheese ravioli with a sprinkling of mozzarella.  And more broccoli!  Think I should have named this blog Finding Broccoli instead of Finding Radiance 😉


I’ve been doing really well on the snacking front.  Or not snacking front, I should say.  Keeping cereal out of the house has made a huge difference.  It’s funny how just a small change like that and the scale starts to drift downwards.

Hot 100 update:

1. Duathlon.  DONE!!!
2. Limit the number of eggnog lattes this year to 2 or 3.  Have not had any.
3. Keep a redline of weight in mind to not go over during the holidays.  Under redline.
4. Complete the New Rules of Lifting for Women.  Started stage 7 (Ow!!!)
5. Enjoy time with family during the holidays.  Breakfast with my  mom tomorrow

6.  Better organization of time to be productive.  Maybe a bit better?

7.  Do some freelance writing.  Pretty lame here this week.

8.  Run at least 2 more official 5K races this year.  1 down, 1 to go

Talk to you all tomorrow!

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18 thoughts on “NROLW and art with breakfast

    1. Lori Post author

      We don’t have a lot, but I do like the ones we have! I am only brave because I love biking so much 😀 It’s going to be too cold even for me pretty soon.

  1. PTG1002

    Your food always looks so yummy!

    Rather unrelated to your blog post today – I just wanted to let you know that your weight-lifting adventures have inspired me. I just started NROLW this week – I’m (obviously) in stage 1 but liking it so far. Thanks for the inspiration and drive to keep pushing forward!
    .-= PTG1002´s last blog ..d1, w2 =-.

  2. debby

    That routine sounds hard! and doing a circuit of it is really hard. Good for you!

    I bought some waffles yesterday to try the waffle sandwich–will have to wait for a high carb day to try it though! I haven’t been able to find the attune bars though.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..A Little Pumpkin Talk =-.

  3. my kashi diet

    so loved the post but I gotta say – i don’t think I could eat half the yummy carbs you get…. and I’m the carb queen – how do you get away with bagels and wafels and still lose weight?

    other than my jealous rant- looks like a very productive day 🙂

  4. Jody - Fit at almost 52

    Holy crap! I have found my match! You do some awesome stuff! Congrats! I could go for some of that stuff in your pics!!! 🙂

    I saw that comment on carbs…. I used to be able to eat more carbs cause I worked out so hard I still do but man, with my age & hormone issues, I have had to really change them! UGH, I hate getting older & hormones!!! I used to be able to eat a bagel every day on top of all my other food & carbs.. now down to one a week at most. I have replaced with the super healthy breads though. I am not giving up my breads!

    Great stuff. You are a workout queen!
    .-= Jody – Fit at almost 52´s last blog ..Burn Major Calories; No Bake Protein Bars; Pediatric Cancer =-.

  5. Dawn

    My son is a waffle sandwich boy, he sticks to PB&J though *smile*. I’m envious of you and hubby and your coffee house trips. Way to go on that tough workout.

  6. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Wonderful on the strength training Lori! You are amazing. I’m glad that you didn’t push the bike riding and gave your back a chance to rest. I love carbs too, but since we have no bagel store here I don’t have bagels too often. My favorite are onion bagels and I can’t find them. 🙁

    I’ve never had a waffle sandwich – I need to try one!

  7. josie

    The path is STUNNING. We just don’t have pretty landscape like that here. Congrats on doing so well on your goals and for cutting the snacking down. I’m struggling with that at nights especially, so I know how hard it is.

  8. Kimberley

    Just reading about your workout made me hurt.

    Great pics and glad you were able to get a ride home instead of having to suffer.

    Your dish of cheesy delicious looks super!!!

    Thanks very much for the pancake recipe. Must get some cottage cheese soon and try it out.

    Doing great on your Hot 100!
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog .."The Hot 100" =-.

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