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.
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