Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Forward Sunday: Leg Day and Grilled Tempeh Sandwiches

Sunday Leg Day
Well with the time change, I woke up already behind for the day. Isn't that a daunting feeling. While I really didn't feel much up to it, I did manage to do my leg workout and then an easy run with Jason and the pups. This was their 2nd true run with us so it was still a little (or lot) herky jerky with lots of sudden stops and de-tangling. Legs were from Cathe's Pyramid Lower Body (sans DVD). It was the same workout I did last Sunday. 12, 10, 8, 10, 12 increasing then decreasing the weight with as little rest in between each rep.

Step Ups
Static Lunges
Squats into Plie Squats
Deadlifts
Calf Raises(3 sets of 25 reps)

Needless to say, the run wasn't going to be a fast or easy one even if we hadn't taken the dogs along with us. My legs were feeling a little heavy and wobbly.

Sunless Sunday
Today was supposed to have been sunny. Surprise, mostly cloudy. It was at least 5 degrees warmer than yesterday. We had to go to the grocery store after working out then it was on to trying to tackle some yard work. We cut back rose bushes, cleared out the garden beds and flower pots, and did a ton of weeding. We still  have quite a bit left to do. We didn't even make it to the front yard. I'm really hoping for good weather next weekend so we can get more work done outside. It's also a good excuse to ignore laundry, dusting, sweeping!

Even though it wasn't sunny, we were determined to take advantage of the extended daylight. I mean, really that's the only good thing about the time change. So we decided to grill out for dinner. Jason actually sort of forced me to take a break from cooking duties and just relax. It was seriously hard for me not to get my hands in the mix. He made Grilled Tempeh and Veggie Sandwiches with Grilled Sweet Potato "Fries." For the tempeh marinade, he used a chipotle honey mustard thinned out with champagne vinegar. Veggies included squash, zucchini, and red onion. It was served on Orowheat Sandwich Thins with fresh spinach and provolone cheese.

I certainly hope everyone had a great weekend no matter what the weather was like where you are!