Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Last Chance Workout & "Beef" Fajita Taco Bowl

Thank You!
I wanted to thank everyone for their kind words regarding my anxiety about flying. It's nice to feel like I have so much support! You guys are so wonderful. I plan on posting the schedule on Friday along with a link to a webcam. Not sure what the schedule will be for the webcam, but if you're bored, you might be able to get online and see what I'm up to - literally!

Last Chance Workout
I thought today might be my rest day after doing legs yesterday. But Jason got up to go to his master's swim class at 5 am and I was wide awake. So I decided to get it done - my last chance workout. Today was chest and back (supposed to do abs too). Because I didn't have a spotter, I had to go lighter with weights for chest. To make up for that, I increased the reps and supersetted with flyes.

SS#1 3x10
Flat bench chest flyes
Flat bench dumbbell press

SS#2 3x10
Flat back, double-arm rows
Single-arm horizontal rows

SS#3 3x10
Incline chest flyes
Incline dumbbell press

SS#4 3x8
Pullovers
Underhand dumbbell rows

Pushups on stability ball - 24
Lat band pull downs - 16 (with heaviest band)

I finished up with a short 2-mile run. I seriously didn't think my legs were that sore until I started to run. Two words: Dead Weight. It felt like I was running in mud. I didn't have enough time to go any farther or get in abs. So, after work I did abs from Kick, Punch, and Crunch.

Taco Wednesday
Dinner was once again meant to use up more food in the fridge. I made some "Beef" Seitan over the weekend and decided to make "Beef" Fajita Taco Salad Bowls. I apologize for the brevity, but I simply sauteed the seitan, bell peppers, onions, and fresh jalapenos with lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro, garlic powder, and red pepper. I also added similar spices to the black beans I cooked off Sunday and put everything into whole-wheat taco "bowls" that I made by simply baking them in bowls at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. We topped them with Cheddar Daiya Vegan Cheese. I also added more jalapenos and salsa.
Let's just say that this turned out so good, Jason tried to go back for seconds. And, um, there were none.