Let it snow!

Woke up this morning to a nice view out the window:

Oh wait, wrong picture….


I headed out to the gym in the snow, because schools were just delayed at the time, so I figured that the snow would end soon.  I did the following workout:

  • Chinups:  2
  • Romanian barbell deadlift:  3 sets of 8 at 75 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Barbell bench press:  3 sets of 8 at 65 pounds (hard!)
  • Seated lat row:  3 sets of 8 at 70 pounds

Alternating sets:

  • Reverse lunges with 1 dumbell on shoulder: 3 sets at 20 pounds
  • Arnold press: 3 sets of 10 with 10 pound dumbbells
  • Plank:  3 sets with 90 second holds.

The planks were hard today.  I did okay with the first 2 sets, then had to touch down my knees on the 3rd.

While I was working out (and I was the only one at the gym!) the radio began listing schools closures instead of delays.  It was snowing pretty hard, so I decided to not do cardio and just go home.  Good thing, too.  We ended up with 9 inches of snow!

That meant no Wednesday bagel…booooo!!!!  Oh well.  Had a nice warm and nummy breakfast of cream of wheat cooked with a banana, cocoa powder, and topped with almond butter and a few sprinkles of dark chocolate chips.


After doing it bit of work, it was time to shovel the driveway!  Here I am all ready to go out and shovel.


I forgot that shoveling is not only cardio, but it is a strength workout as well.  I was already tired, too.  But, at least it is done.  We have a wimpy electric snowblower, which can’t handle the packed stuff at the end of the driveway from the plows, so that is done by hand still.

Happy days:


Lunch time was an egg sandwich.  You all know the drill!


This anjou pear was delightful, too!

This is one of those days where I am so thankful that I work at home and don’t have to commute in this stuff.  I need to really remember that when I get frustrated.

I had a blanket and a cat on my lap while working for extra warmth.  Plus, John made lattes!


Ornament of the day:


America runs on Dunkins, right?  We do get coffee from there.  In fact, DD is about 1/2 mile from my house and I pass it on one of my regular run routes.  My sister got me this ornament.  I do like donuts, but they are pretty rare for me nowadays.

Mondo stirfry for dinner!  I used 2 veggies in it!  Shredded brussel sprouts and broccoli, plus some chicken and teryaki sauce.  It made a huge plate.  Plus a kiwi.


I am going to try to fiddle with the comments so that hopefully they will notify those who want to be.  We will see if it works!

Question:  Do you run on Dunkins?

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24 thoughts on “Let it snow!

  1. Kimberley

    If we had a Dunkins here, then probably yes. Actually I am not a big fan of coffee (please don’t ban me from your blog). Just kidding, I like a decaff now and again with a splash of flavoured coffee. Most of those coffees you show pictures of look good too. I guess I need to expand my coffee horizons.

    I love that you have alternating pics at the top of your blog! So cool.

    I was consider the name of your blog…Finding Radiance – Food, fitness and happiness and figured out one of the main reasons I enjoy your blog.

    It is your HAPPINESS! It “radiates” through my screen. Thanks for adding some of your happiness to my world.

    I am going to experiment with being notified. Let’s see if this works…
    .-= Kimberley´s last blog ..Birthday Pictures =-.

  2. Kat

    Haha! Love the tropical pic. We can dream right? Pixie looks like she is probably happy to be in the house… Your stir fry looks yummy. Donuts are a food I try to avoid, they trigger bad binge memories for me…Good for you for getting out to the gym in that kind of cold!
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Biggest Loser Finale and a new goal… =-.

  3. Cindy

    GAWD, I haven’t had a donut let alone a Dunkin one in forever. I always think I want one …but I would rather have a toll house cookie!


    a latte though…sound good.
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Grumbly Elf =-.

  4. Foodie Girl

    I have never in my life been to a DD. Is that terrible? I have heard the coffee is great, but have never ventured away from my Starbucks. I would love to have a donut, but won’t for very obvious reasons! lol… it feels good to turn those down.
    .-= Foodie Girl´s last blog ..Not In The Mood For A WI =-.

  5. debby

    Hey Lori, last time I commented on your blog, I said I was waiting for a snow storm to hit. Boy howdy it was a good one, especially for us Californians that are never really prepared. My power was off for 3 days and just came on half an hour ago…of course, blog catch up was my first order of business! I heard this was a fast moving storm and it had already reached the east coast, so maybe your storm is my storm?
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Score! =-.

  6. Shelley B

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a Dunkin Donut, or coffee, for that matter – we must not have them around here. Cute ornament, though!

    Nice workout, but boy did you get another one shoveling that snow! Good thing you saved your cardio, at least!
    .-= Shelley B´s last blog ..Wednesday Workout Update =-.

  7. Susan

    I’ve never been to a Dunkin Donuts before! We don’t have them in the Maritimes. We have a similar chain in Canada called Tim Hortons. The coffee is disgusting, but some of the donuts are okay 🙂

    That’s what my city looks like today! Thank for sending the snow here Lori, jeeeez! 😛
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..[insert clever title here] =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I’ve been to Tim Hortons before when in Niagara Falls. Some yummy pastries there, but only 1/2 and 1/2 for coffee. What’s up with that??

  8. MB

    I’m so excited about the snow. I can’t wait to get up north and play in it. Of course we’ll have to plow and shovel out first but it is worth it. 😉

    I used to spend about $10/day on DD coffee. I had an x-large in the a.m., one after lunch, one after work and one after dinner. I think their profits must have nosedived when I started drinking tea at work instead of buying coffee all day long. There is a DD on every corner around here and one right in front of the bus stop I would stand at every morning. I get DD coffee very rarely now on long road trips.

    Enjoy the winter wonderland.

  9. Jody - Fit at 52

    Got to love your workout & that you trek thru the snow to do it!!!! BRRRRRRR! I am complaining about our 40 degree nighttime weather here in southern CA! 🙂 I grew up back east but my blood has thinned out since I have been here since 1975!!! I will take your first pic although the kitty on the window sill is cute!

    OH NO, no bagel!!!! No Dunkins here.. I rather have a bagel than a donut any day!!!
    .-= Jody – Fit at 52´s last blog ..Core Work; Power Protein Parfait! =-.

  10. Ang

    Our Dunkin Donuts turned into a pretty lame Donut Connection. They have okay lattes and stuff but they only use whole milk and cream so I don’t drink them. I can’t eat donuts anymore so I really have no reason to go. When I’m traveling I like to get coffee at Dunkin Donuts though.
    .-= Ang´s last blog ..Busy, busy, busy… =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      Why do places do this? I have never drunk cream in my coffee, and I don’t like whole milk (too rich). Are these places not on the same planet?

  11. Fran

    Holland is not a donut country so I hardly eat them. I do love them but my body loves them too and after one bite I gained 😆

    I do prefer the picture of the snow this time of year. We hardly have snow here and when we do it’s usually gone at night. So I keep on dreaming of a white Christmas but it hardly ever happens.
    .-= Fran´s last blog ..Weight Challenge week 50 =-.

  12. Diane Fit to the Finish

    I love looking at the snow, but don’t like to shovel it! Here we only get the occasional snow which is good for me. Last year we got one snow – 14″ – that was fun. You should have seen us hacking away at our driveway with a regular garden shovel because we didn’t have a snow shovel!
    .-= Diane Fit to the Finish´s last blog ..Thanks – I’m Not Cold =-.

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