Too Cold to Eat

by Joanne on January 14, 2009

I was a bit reluctant to check the outside temperature when I entered the kitchen this morning. To my surprise, it was 8 degrees. That’s a PLUS 8 DEGREES!  That was good news (can you believe I’m saying that?!).  So after a Jay Robb Chocolate Shake I got to it and did a little variety aerobics.

10 minutes of each:  Treadmill Run. Elliptical. Rowing. Bicycle.

35 minutes of back and triceps, increasing the weight after each set. I used the cable machine for Back and dumbells for Triceps.  4 sets, 15 reps each.

  • Lat pulldowns (wide grip) + Overhead Tri Extensions x 8 sets/10 reps. after this and the next back exercise.
  • Mid back rows
  • Seated V grip lat pulldowns + Tricep Extensions x 8 / 10 reps after this and the next back exercise.
  • Seated V grip mid back rows.
  • 1 set of tricep dips.
  • 4 sets of Medicine ball crunches (don’t know what that ball weighs but it’s heavy! I let it go and it rolled like a bowling ball and knocked over a lamp and the little wicker table it was sitting on!).

Ted couldn’t believe Shane and I were gone for a little over 35 minutes this morning. I wrapped up really well and stayed warm. Shane didn’t suffer paw freeze so we walked/jogged along for 3.16 miles.  Tomorrow – I fully expect to be reporting something quite different. Temperatures expected to be MINUS 15.

This warming breakfast followed:


Jay Robb Shake and Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain

1 scoop  Jay Robb Chocolate Shake and 17 little raspberries. A little FUZE and lots of water and ice.

1/3 cup dry Bob\’s Red Mill 5 Grain, some water, 1 chopped date, cinnamon, 1 tsp peanut butter, and 1 finely chopped strawberry to cook with the cereal.

3 Strawberries to top off the cereal.

While preparing breakfast, I noticed there were no birds feeding in the new feeder brother Richard gave us for Christmas.


I took the window feeder down to clean it, but it was too cold for it to stick back up so we have to wait until it gets a bit warmer to put it back in the window.  This new one is terrific though. It gets quite a bit of traffic.

That’s all for now. I made my Glaze’ Frosting this morning to decorate my cut outs, made last night. So tonight will be another “is ANYTHING for dinner” kind of a night. But it’s all fun.  Take care out there!

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  • At 2009.01.14 18:44, runningwithfood said:

    Your breakfast looks very warm + comforting! Stay warm!

    • At 2009.01.15 10:03, applec said:

      We’re trying to keep warm. That’ll be tough Thurs. and Friday.

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