Monday, March 22, 2010

More Drop Sets and Tempeh Fajitas

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.

Dumbbell curls
Hammer curls
Incline curls
Lying dumbbell extensions
Kickbacks
Overhead extension

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.

Fajita Monday
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.

Tempeh Fajitas
Ingredients:
1 package tempeh
Low-sodium soy sauce
Lime juice
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

Directions:
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.

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