Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tamales & Leftovers for Cinco de Mayo

Weights
The sun is coming up earlier, and I am finding myself mostly awake right at 6 am these past few days. If this trend keeps up, I'm thinking early morning runs will be on the books soon, especially with summer temps.

I did my weight workout at lunch today. It was 2 sets of 12 reps.

Shoulders - Upright rows (with dumbbells)
Biceps Alternating bicep curls
Quads - Squats
Inner thigh - Alternating plie squats
Chest - Incline dumbbell chest press
Back - Underhand row (dumbbells)
Legs - Static lunges
Triceps - Overhead triceps extension

I also added 2/12 for calves and a set of 21's for biceps just because I'm nuts. I must say that I love how quickly I build strength with this rotation. I was able to maintain heavier weights for these higher reps. Either that or I was just having a nice, strong day ;-)

After work I did end up doing Low Impact Circuit - Cardio Premix (1st 3 combos) plus abs. I also stretched for a while and tried rolling out my hams on a tennis ball. 

Tamales and Leftovers
Dinner tonight was super simple. I had plenty of the Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa left over. While grilling last night, I also grilled some corn on the cob to add to the quinoa. I found another package of the tamales (Sweet Potato and Pecan by White Mountain) in the freezer, so I heated those up and served them on the quinoa. I think I'm getting better at reusing leftovers. While I would love to say I made the tamales from scratch, I haven't taken on that project just yet. But I figure that if I can do the dolmas, then surely I can handle tamales...right?

 I hope everyone has had a great Cinco de Mayo/Hump Day! What did you do to celebrate?