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We got hammered with snow!  I shoveled late last night for a while and I am glad I did because it is heavy, wet, and sloppy.  That actually kept the roads from getting too bad, so I wandered out to the gym this morning.  There were only 2 crazy people of us there because of the weather, I think.

Stationary bike warmup, then:

  • Chin ups:  2 sets of 2, 1 set of 1  (these are not getting any easier!)
  • Barbell Romanian dead lifts:  3 sets of 8 at 95#
  • Seated lat row:  3 sets of 8 at 55#
  • 1-legged dumbbell deadlift:  3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 15# DBs
  • Horizontal cable woodchop:  3 sets of 8 (each side) at 50#
  • Dumbbell pliet squat:  3 sets of 10 with 35# DB
  • Bent over reverse fly:  3 sets of 8 with15# DBs

Worked the hammies today!  Then I tried out the elliptical for the heck of it.  I have to say that I do not get the excitement over this piece of equipment.  It felt awkward to me, and my legs felt too far apart.  I just stayed on for 5 minutes and then went treadmill walking.

Came home to pick John up and we braved the weather to get bagels.

Probably should have stayed home, but we didn’t.  The coffee shop was pretty busy, so we weren’t the only ones who needed a fix 😀

I was reading this paper with breakfast to see what new events are coming up and I see this!

Results from the duathlon last October – 5th in my age group.  Maybe there were more than 5 in my group, but I don’t know.  Yay me!  I am doing this event again and my goal is to shave 10 minutes off my time.

There was also some new artwork at the cafe featuring 2 of my favorite men:

:mrgreen:  Now they need some of my framed breakfast pictures to go next to them!

Did some work and then got to shoveling our driveway for the UPS truck to come in.  About 45 minutes of shoveling. What a work out!  In hindsight, I should have not worked out with weights today, since shoveling heavy, wet snow is a strength training workout in itself…..

Lunch time and I celebrated National Tortilla Day with a tuna wrap!

I was still really hungry after this, so I had a protein bar.  It was still snowing at this point, so John went out and cleared out some more while I was working:

It has stopped snowing for the moment, but we are going to get hit again tomorrow.  Possibly another 5 inches? 😯 It might turn into rain, we are sort of on that borderline.

I was all excited about dinner tonight because I actually was able to use the fading light to take a picture of it.  Days are noticeably lighter now.

I used the GT express and added a cubed up laughing cow wedge to the egg mixture.  Outstanding!

I did okay with eating today.  I got snacky and had some peanuts and some crackers with my latte.  I was stomach growling hungry.  Think it was the shoveling.

Going to settle in with some pumpkin custard tonight and working.  It’s a late work night for me!

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16 thoughts on “Snuh-oh!

  1. POD

    Lori, thanks for your comment. I was checking out your site last night from home. Lots of great info! I have seen your face but never read you. I, too, lost over 100lbs but my blog isn’t about weight-loss as much as it is about other things.
    Thanks again!
    .-= POD´s last blog ..A Sisyphean Effort =-.

  2. Roxie


    As a NWOL4W veteran, how did you track your progress? Did you update charts each lifting day? Are there any aps for this? I was hoping for something I could download to my iPod that would sort of walk me through/time me for each session.


  3. runnin4fun

    I love the elliptical! I love to run,but ONLY outside. I hate the dreadmill…I almost feel like the elliptical is shaping my leg and bootie muscles while I use it,but not a really hard cardio workout. Anyway,love your blog-too cool about5th place in the paper whoo-hoo!

  4. Amy

    I know what you mean about the elliptical – it took me a while before I got the hang of the movement and was able to enjoy using it. And at first my arms got really tired, but now I can keep holding the handles the entire time and I really enjoy it as a change from the treadmill. It seems easier on the knees too.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Workshops Rock! =-.

  5. Joanne

    We’re getting more snow tonight so hold on! My Yak-Traks were a real pain this morning because the snow was so wet and heavy.
    Good eats. Good Doo last Oct… which spurs the question …WHY didn’t we meet up at the HeatupHamilton Duathlon? You’re a PRO!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Just another Waffle Weekday =-.

  6. Leah

    I enjoy the elliptical, but I agree on your point that sometimes certain machines make me feel like my legs are too far apart. It takes some getting used to – the rhythm of it and such. I enjoy it, because I can work up a sweat almost like jogging without the pounding on my knees.

    We might get snow, but not like you have. Have a good day!
    .-= Leah´s last blog ..A Few Of My Thoughts on Running =-.

  7. Susan

    It took me a reeeeally long time to get into the elliptical. I think the turning point came when I realized that I needed to stop comparing it to running, or anything else for that matter. It’s a movement all on its own. Plus, there’s a difference between the rear, centre and front driven machines. The front ones are the most popular but they kill my knees. Centre or rear-driven are the best!

    Yay for getting #5 in your age group!!! What a wonderful surprise that must have been 😀
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..The Age Old Weight & Rep Debate =-.

  8. Julie

    Sorry about the previous post I hit submit without thinking. I hope you dont mind I ran across your site. Your story is so encouraging. I have/had over 100 pounds to lose too. I am 42 down now. Thanks for our wonderful site.

  9. Jaime

    I feel awkward on the eliptical too. I feel unstable on it although I know so many people love them. Must be so exciting to see your name in the paper.

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