Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stir Fry Thursday

Thursday Morning Step
I really wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get up this morning and get my cardio in, or get it in at all today. I was so sore yesterday, that I assumed today would end up a rest day. I think the Epsom salt bath did me some good though (or at least temporarily). I was up in time to do my workout and wasn't hobbling around, so I opted for Step Blast and abs from Step, Jump and Pump. It didn't hit me until about halfway into the 50-minute step workout that my legs were indeed still sore. Heavy is an understatement. But, I made it through and started the day full of energy.

Tomorrow I will take my rest day though. Today marked 6 straight days of workouts so a break is in order. I'll be finishing my 8-week Total-Body Training rotation on Saturday. I can't believe it's already over. I am determined to allow myself a week off from weights next week, then I need to find a new rotation. For quite some time, my weight rotations have been mostly muscle building and strength. I have grown to like those types of workouts - lower reps, heavier weights. However, I am wondering if I should go back to muscle endurance for a few weeks before starting another build/strength rotation.

Got any suggestions??? Do your prefer heavy weights with lower reps or lighter weights with higher reps?

Taking it Easy for Dinner
I really wasn't in the mood for cooking tonight. I opted for a quick, easy stir fry. I made a Spicy Peanut Stir Fry using: Quorn Chik'n Tenders, both frozen and fresh veggies, baby portobellos, a spicy szechuan stir-fry sauce mixed with approximately 1 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter over soba noodles.
I really liked the peanut butter flavor combined with the spicy szechuan. This was a nice, satisfying, and super fast meal. Perfect for nights when you just don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen.