Step and Biceps/Triceps
This morning I opted for the extra hour of sleep rather than the morning workout. I did go home and get the workouts done at lunch though. It was the perfect energy boost that I needed. I had started the day feeling rather down for no particular reason. The workout seemed to get me back on track. I did one of the premixes from Cathe's Step Blast then did biceps and triceps using the drop set method: 12, 10, 8, 6.
Lying dumbbell extensions
I was a little frustrated with the weights I ended up using today. They seemed lighter than I would have liked. However, I must keep in mind that I did quite a few reps with this method. It's not like they don't feel sufficiently fried either. Do you ever beat yourself up over a particular weight? I'm trying really hard not to, there's no reason for it.
Tonight just seemed like a fajita kind of night to me. It would have been the perfect evening to sit out with a Corona Light, chips and salsa, and fajitas. I at least went with Tempeh Fajitas.
1 package tempeh
Low-sodium soy sauce
To taste: garlic powder, red pepper, cumin, cilantro
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 zucchini, sliced into strips
1 yellow small yellow squash, sliced into strips
To taste: lemon or lime juice, salt, pepper, red pepper, cumin, garlic powder
Make marinade using soy sauce, lime juice, and spices. Cut tempeh into thin strips and toss with marinade.
In large non-stick skillet, brown the tempeh, remove and set aside. Next saute the remaining veggies on high with spices and lemon/lime juice. When onions and peppers are soft, add in the tempeh and cook until reheated.
Serve on whole-wheat flour tortillas with your favorite toppings like salsa, sour cream, and/or grated cheese.
For a Good Cause
Here's a post I really hope you all will check out. Kelly at Healthy Living With Kelly has a special request regarding a Child Nutrition Act. She has a passion for ending childhood obesity, which we all know is a growing problem. If this is something that speaks to you as well, please check out her post. She gives you a link that allows you to submit a letter to your congress person. It's super easy, totally painless, and for a very worthwhile cause.
We had mexican food with tempeh tonight too! Great minds think alike :-)ReplyDelete
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg Guess it was a Mexican Monday huh! Can't wait to see what you cooked up!ReplyDelete
Mexican Monday! Now that's a movement I can get behind.ReplyDelete
Don't beat yourself up over the weight. Higher reps always usually means lower weights, so it balances out.
Lisa @ I'm an Okie I say we just start a new trend! I agree with the higher reps and lower weights balancing out. I had just assumed one weight and realized pretty quickly it wasn't happening. Each day's a new day though!ReplyDelete
great looking fajitas and thanks for your sweet comments, always that you leave me :)ReplyDelete
I need to cook with tempeh more - your veggies look gorgeous!ReplyDelete
i have never tried to cook with tempeh although i have enjoyed it whenever ive eaten it! thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyDelete
Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga You're very welcome! I enjoy reading your insights!ReplyDelete
Kate @ What Kate Ate Thanks so much for stopping by. I kind of go in spurts with using tempeh.
Janetha @ Meals and Moves I think tempeh is very easy to cook with. Sometimes, however, I think it can tend to be a little bland or dry if you don't marinate it or use it in a sauce.
THANK YOU for posting the link on your site too! I really appreciate it!! You are awesome girl!ReplyDelete
I love mexican food! These fajitas look awesome!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great day!
I definitely get frustrated with how much I am able to lift sometimes if I don't feel like its "enough". It can be very hard to listen to our bodies instead of our mental expectations. I noticed that today actually. I was in power class and started feeling competitive with this other chick who was lifting a good bit. It made me want to do more, but I had to remind myself to take care of my body first and not worry about her.ReplyDelete
Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly hope it helps your cause some!!ReplyDelete
Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian I think we're going to start a new trend: Mexican Monday. :-) Hope you're having a good one!
Tina @ Tina Bit of Faith Fitness and Fun you are so right about needing to listen to our own bodies first and foremost. Better to have proper form and prevent injuries. Sometimes it's also hard to remember that different workouts call for different weights. Hope you're doing well!
Thanks so much for stopping by Tricia @ Endurance Isn't Only Physical ! Loved your Monday post by the way.ReplyDelete
Just wondering...do the congress people actually READ our letters? It's kind of hard for me to believe that they will personally read each and every letter! But I definitely do think there should be an epic movement against childhood obesity...it's atrocious!ReplyDelete
Sophia @ Burp and Slurp that's probably a good question to be asking. It'd be great if a congress person happened to stumble up this post and give us an answer!ReplyDelete
Oh, how I love tempeh. YUM.ReplyDelete
Jess @ The Domestic Vegan got any good tempeh recipes posted? Guess I need to go search huh?ReplyDelete