Simple foods, simple good.

We have reached the end of the week! An interesting week, to be sure. I was not loving going out in 12 degree weather, but I was glad to get to lifting today!

Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squats 1 set of 10 at 45#

3 sets of 12 at 65#

Lower body
Ahnold Press 3 sets of 10 with 15# DBs (30# total) Shoulders
Cable bent over row 1 sets of 10 at 60#

1 set of 8 at 70#

1 set of 6 at 80#

1 set of 4 at 90#

Incline Barbell Chest Press 3 sets of 8 at 55# Chest
1-legged Dumbbell Deadlift 3 sets of 10 each leg with 15# DBs (30# total) Lower body
Triceps Pulldown 3 set of 10 at 40# Triceps
Decline sit ups 3 sets of 10 Core
Seated Calf Raise 3 sets of 10 at 140# Calves
Good Mornings 3 sets of 10 at 55# Low Back and Hammies

I dropped the weight on the squats and increased the reps today just for something different. I did have thoughts of doing running this morning, but just didn’t feel it today. I had to laugh as 2 guys that were in the gym with me said “Lori has done more since she got here than we did all morning!”. (small gym and the regulars know names) It’s so true. I come in and get stuff done while others stand around and chit chat. I do talk some, but I have more important things to attend to, like breakfast:

Almond Joy Oats!  Warm and comforting on a very cold morning.

Marisa had asked me question about lifting via Facebook this morning, and I thought I might do a post or series of them on lifting.  So, I am looking for any questions you might have. Marisa had posed the one about how to design a workout.  Please note that I am not a professional, but I will give you the information I have studied, along with my opinions so you can make up your minds. I think this could be a fun series, don’t you?  Please leave a comment if you have a question.

I did work this morning until lunchtime.  Then I wanted a comfort sammie of PB &J

This tasted so good to me.  Not sure why, but I’ll take it.  I like the Teddie’s PB, too.

Latte time rolled around and I decided to spice things up:

It is Friday after all.  Grasshopper latte anyone?


Since the regular football season has ended,  John and I have been doing fantasy football stuff to do our weekly picks, as just picking the winners like we usually doesn’t work so well when there are only 4 games to choose from.  I don’t know diddly about fantasy football, but makes it easy to choose players and they figure out all the points and stuff.  The good news?  I won last week!  The nice thing about fantasy is that even if a team loses, an individual player on that team can do well and give you points.  Such as it was for me and Drew Brees.  So sorry to see you go, Drew.  No langniappe for the Saints this year.

The taste of victory?  A pizza wrap!

Gooey cheese on a whole wheat wrap.  With a side salad for balance:

Amazing how simple foods can taste so good!  That kind of summed up all my food today 😀

There is work to do tonight, so I must have at it.  My schedule is all whackadoodle now with the other job.  I guess I just have to refer to that as just my job instead of job #2.  I’ve called it that so long that it is habit now.  Regardless, I am thankful that I have it.

Post any lifting Qs you would like and I will get researching!

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19 thoughts on “Simple foods, simple good.

  1. Marisa @ Loser for Life

    Thank for letting me bombard you with questions on FB! LOL! Looking forward to hearing all your tips! I’m really at a loss when it comes to lifting weights but I want to get started with it (and stay with it!) this year! For now, I’d like to use the machines available at the gym. I’m still a little nervous venturing into the free weight area! I do have dumbells at home , so I could mix it up. Any help you can give on how to devise a program is appreciated! Oh, and as I told you, I’m very interested in the “slow lifting” movement, too. I tried it this morning and WOW, I felt the muscle fatigue with less than 8 reps. I’m kinda wimpy though 🙂
    .-= Marisa @ Loser for Life´s last blog ..First Week Weigh-in Results =-.

  2. debby

    I have some peppermint coffee that I got at Trader Joe’s. The addition of a little chocolate sauce sounds inspired! That’s funny that you had almond joy oats–I was thinking about having them for dessert tonight.
    .-= debby´s last blog ..Intermission =-.

  3. Robin

    Loooooooooooooooove your blog!! those gooey cheesy pizza wraps look amazing!!
    Will be here often checking out your recipes and posts!! Thanks for sharing.. be sure to stop by my blog nad give me a kick to motivate Your accomplishments are very inspiring!!
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Everyone say Woooohoooooo!!! =-.

  4. Pretty Pauline

    I am so happy I found your blog for inspiration! I’m unable to sleep and wanting the yummies I see though… LOL! I love a good choco/mint coffee though and just made HillbillyHousewife’s Mocha drink. Not bad for 85 cals! I’ll be back…

  5. Helen

    It’s 4 degrees here. 14 in the treadmill area (aka the garage). I think I need one of your grasshopper lattes before I attempt this 7 miles.
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Random Info =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      LOL – actually that move is an Arnold press, as in Arnold Schwarzenegger. I just say Ahnold as a joke 😀

      Weightlifting always reminds me of food because it is before breakfast!

  6. Fran

    Funny remark at the gym. I’m like you: I get in, do my stuff and go home. I don’t have to make friends at the gym to be honest.

    Pizza wrap looks delicious!

  7. Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox

    Grasshopper? Hmmm. Could catch on!
    That’s funny about the gym. I did my virtual half marathon on the elliptical Friday and got all kinds of funny looks. I imagine you deal with that daily!
    So do you do diamond pushups? Or are those officially bad for you now? I was just wondering as I sometimes work them in for my triceps. Since you’re now “Ask Lori” I figured I might as well ask the expert 🙂
    .-= Amanda @ BakingWithoutABox´s last blog ..Chocolate Chip Banana Bread &amp TasteSpotting =-.

    1. Lori Post author

      I have never done diamond pushups, and with the biceps/shoulder problem I had, I would be unlikely to even try them now.

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