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Leg Day & Family & Pool Time

Leg Day
This morning I got up and did legs then just 2 of the boxing combos from MMA Boxing and the abs. I had a pretty good leg day. Though, I must admit that I'm not happy with my legs. They just aren't terribly defined, and I can't seem to build any hamstring muscle to save my life. For legs I did the following as supersets, 3 sets of 8 reps:

Plie squats

Static lunges
Calf raises (I did 15 reps for these)

Step ups

Slide back rear lunge (using paper plate and dumbbells, 2 sets of 8 reps as straight set)
Weight donkey kicks - 2 sets of 16 reps

It was a good workout over all.

Family Time & Pool Time
Today we went to see my dad and step-mother's new house and celebrate Father's Day. They were busy trying to move last weekend, so we didn't get to get together. We had a great visit, and they are so excited about their new house. They are like kids in a candy store giddy! I must admit a huge jealousy of their storage space. It's sort of funny to be jealous of storage space ;-) But, our house was built in 1890, and we have absolutely zero storage. Apparently they didn't shop quite like I shop back then. Hmmm.

After we got home (around 3), Jason and I headed directly to the pool to finish off the day. After about an hour and a half, we figured we should probably get dinner going. Grilling seemed appropriate, so we made Grilled Tofu & Veggie Sandwiches with grilled sweet and baking potato "fries." There really isn't much of a recipe. I marinated the tofu in a mango ginger habanero sauce I had on hand. The veggies included yellow squash, zucchini, and red and green bell peppers and topped with the Soy Kaas Montery Jack "Cheese." Pretty simple, but so good.

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!


  1. Hi there, great blog! Sounds like it was a great workout and that food looks delish!

  2. Killer leg workout I am definitely saving that one!


  3. Sounds like a great day to me. Love the sound of this workout. Thanks for sharing.

    Since our house was built in 1896 I can relate to your jealously over storage space. How could someone live without closets? I will never understand that one.

    How nice to finish your day in the pool. Now I am jealous. ;-)

    talk to you later,

  4. Ahhhh, nothing better than sweet potato fries! Well, actually yes, the pool is probably the fact that you had both today sounds like a fantastic day! :)

  5. That sandwich looks SO tasty! Yum! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

    Re: kale salad-- I used to be intimidated by it, and thought it would taste gross, but "massaging" it really does mellow out the flavor, somehow! Give it a try!

  6. I have actually never grilled tofu before!! Sounds like a perfect dinner.. I'll have to try it :)

  7. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    I love sweet potato fries - yum! Also, I love grilling tofu - such a great way to eat it!

  8. Dinner sounds delicious! I hear ya on the storage space...there is never enough! I wish m legs were more toned too! Mostly my booty and the front of my thighs. Let me know if you come up with some magical potion! Have a great night!

  9. i guess we both celebrated fun belated father's days :) and good old family time!!

    and sweet taters too :P

    im always jealous of ppls storage space. all these thoughts burst into my head about what i could transform it into.. like mini makeovers lol <3

  10. I need to do this leg workout!! Sounds freaking amazing!

    3 o'clock pool time sounded wonderful and this dinner....perfect summer meal!


  11. I miss the pool, I dont remember the last time I was in sad is that, and I live in Los Angeles where its 72 and sunny all year round. My dad comes home tonight so I'm celebrating fathers day late as well. As for legs, I have the opposite problem, they are very muscular, although its mainly genetics. I am a pro at the step mill, but I feel like they are TOO bulky. I need my abs to get flat and buff up my spaghetti arms!

  12. "Apparently they didn't shop quite like I shop back then. Hmmm. "--LOL!

    All CA houses are tight and cramped on storage too! It's good i hate clutter...there is no where to store it!

  13. Those grilled veggies look so delicious, great dinner! My house is a custom built home and the people that built it must not have liked to shop either...LOL...small closets and I just can't understand that!

  14. Great workout! I bet your quads are growing, btw. Mine only pop when I'm really, really, lean so sometimes I just go on faith that those suckers are building even when I can't see em!

  15. Keri @ The Blue-Eyed Runner Thanks so much for stopping by and so glad you like the blog!

    Erica @ Fashion Meets Food Let me know how you like it please!!!

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean So glad someone else understands storage envy LOL!!!

    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life I think I could eat sweet potato fries every single day. I think I could lounge in the pool every day too LOL ;-)

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg Thanks for the massaged kale tip!

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries I love grilled tofu. It makes it just a bit crispy - yum.

    Courtney @ Three Months Thanks so much for stopping by - I look forward to checking out your blog.

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen LOL - If I come up with a fantastic magic potion I'll be one rich lady ;-)

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel Sounds like we had very similar days! Oh my mind was in overdrive thinking of what I would do with my dad's house.

    Kris @ iheartwellness This workout actually went by pretty quickly I must say. Let me know if you ever give it a shot. I think 3pm pool time should be a daily must ;-)

    Eden's Eats I just can't imagine summer without my pool. I shouldn't complain too much about my legs. When I danced (ballet) they were really big for my size and I couldn't find jeans to save my life.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I will say that I've gotten super creative as to where and how things are stored!

    Bela @ It's Life, Max it Out If I ever build a house, it's going to have some major custom storage!!

    Joanna Sutter @ Fitness & Spice LOL - that's what I think I'll do then, just trust that they're there ;-)

  16. I'm gonna knock you out...mama said knock you out!! look at you go girl!

    How tasty are fresh veggies in the summer, the best! Nice dish:)

  17. I need to let my aunt and cousin know about this tofu sandwich...deli meat is rather expensive here, and they love their tofu! :-)

  18. AnonymousJune 28, 2010

    That sandwich looks delish. Perfect for summer. I am going to have to make one soon.
    What a leg workout! Have a great Monday!

  19. I need to learn your fry technique!! You are always posting these deliciously perfect looking fries that look store bought, but I'm pretty sure you are making them from scratch. Teach us your technique! :)

  20. AnonymousJune 28, 2010

    That sandwich is seriously making me want to lick my laptop screen!

  21. Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly Thanks girl!

    Nichole @ Live for the Run LOL - I guess I need theme music huh??? ;-)

    Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking Thank you ma'am!

    Sophia @ Burp & Slurp Let me know if they ever try it out and if they like it!

    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian Love grilled veggie sandwiches during the summer. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Sarah @ The Ordinary Vegetarian Yep, they're from scratch. No special technique other than being very anal retentive ;-)

    Madeline@ Greens and Jeans No screen licking ;-) Though I will take that as a compliment!

  22. I'm pretty sure they didn't shop like I do either! ;) Great leg workout sista! Hope you're having a great Monday!

  23. mmmmm grilled tofu :)
    Love your comment about how 'they didn't shop as much as you do now.' haha!!
    Glad you had a nice day @ the pool!

  24. Great post. I'm enjoying your blog!

  25. always nice to finish off the day at the pool! Glad you had a good weekend!

  26. Lindsay @ Pancakes N Pajamas Hope you had a great day too!

    Holly @ Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices it's hard not to have a good day when it ends with pool time ;-)

    Taylor @ Changing Habits Thank you for taking the time to comment. I look forward to checking out your blog now! So glad to hear you are enjoying mine.

    Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose Thanks girl - it sounds like you had a great weekend too!


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