Monday, May 17, 2010

Weights, Plyo, and Smoky Tempeh Fajitas

Weights and Plyo
Wow, Monday sure came fast. How'd that happen???? I went to bed pretty early last night (asleep by 9 pm), when my alarm went off at 6:18, I could have easily slept another 2 hours. And yes, I set my alarms at off times. No rhyme or reason.

Today I went home and did weights at lunch. It's supposed to be upper body focus with plyo legs. I didn't have time to do a full plyo workout, but did managed to do 5 exercises. Weights were 3 sets of 8 reps:

Back - Double-arm dumbbell rows
Biceps - Dumbbell preacher curls (these are the bane of my existence)
Chest - Flat bench flyes
Shoulders - Military press
Triceps - Overhead extension
Biceps - Hammer curls

I did add an extra back exercise - pullovers.

Plyo: Wide jumps on 12" step, explosive running man, crossovers with 8#, split jumps

After work I did 30 minutes of Cathe's Imax 3 for additional plyo work, then stretched.

Accidental Mexican Monday
Tonight's Mexican Monday Meal wasn't really planned as such. I was feeling very lazy about cooking to be honest. Jason requested fajitas, so it was by chance that we had Mexican-style fare tonight. I just did a simple Smoky Tempeh Fajita.

Smoky Tempeh Fajitas
Ingredients:
1 package tempeh
Liquid smoke
Soy sauce
Lemon juice
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
To taste: sea salt, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper, garlic powder, lemon or lime juice.
Whole-wheat tortillas
Shredded cheese and/or sour cream (vegan or non-vegan, optional)

Directions:
Slice tempeh in half and marinate in liquid smoke, soy sauce, and lemon juice. In non-stick pan or grill pan, sear the tempeh and set aside. In same pan saute onions and peppers until soft, then add in zucchini and spices until soft. At the last minute, add in the tempeh to reheat.

I used the Daiya Cheddar to top. We're loving this "cheese" option. Fajitas really are a nice, easy, quick dinner. You can change up the flavors as well from smoky to spicy, or both.

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