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Weights and Wraps on Monday

Working it Out
I must say that I feel so incredibly wiped out today after such a busy weekend. I didn't even feel like attempting weights at lunch, so we hit Target instead to get some more last-minute travel items for my Cathe Road Trip extravaganza this weekend.

I did manage to pull it together for biceps, triceps, and MMA boxing after work. I knew deep down that it'd give me the energy boost I desperately needed. Plus, I needed to get it done. I did supersets again for weights of 3 sets of 8 reps:

Biceps dumbbell curls
Triceps overhead extensions

SS# 2
Hammer curls
Double-arm kickbacks

Incline biceps curls
Lying triceps extension (on stability ball)

Biceps curls - 21's
Weighted triceps dips - to failure

I followed the weights with Cathe Friedrich's MMA Boxing and abs from Muscle Max (which I haven't done in ages).

Where's the Food?
We are fairly low on groceries, but with the upcoming travels, we don't want to go to the store and load up. I can't remember if I mentioned that we are going to be staying in Philadelphia Sunday and Monday just to piddle around as we've never been there. I'll be sure to lay out the whole plan of attack for this upcoming whirlwind of an extended weekend, including my absence from blogging.

But, on to dinner. We had some portobellos and squash hanging out. So I decided to make Portobello & Veggie Wraps with baked sweet potato "fries." There really isn't much of a recipe to post. I simply roasted portobellos, squash, and red and green bell peppers to go in a Flatout flatbread. I made a super quick, basic hummus to spread on the wraps for protein as well as tempeh bacon, and a bit of organic feta.

So they may not be pretty, but they were certainly tasty! Hope everyone has had the best Monday possible.


  1. Mmmm! I had the 'shrooms last night :) I think I should try wrapping them again.

    I think I am making something with sweet tatters tonight. Fingers crossed I have all the ingredients!

    I wish I had a target up here :(


  2. Grilled veggie wrap/sandwiches make such a great quick meal! I love adding goat cheese, balsamic and some rosemary to mine.

  3. Wrap + sweet tater fries is one of my favorites!! So quick and easy, but filling and delicious too. If I'm low on veggies, I just stuff a bunch of lettuce and hummus into a wrap and panini it up!

  4. wrap looks divine! I need to make one asap!


  5. Your wrap looks awesome!

    I'm always so inspired by your dedication to workout. You don't miss a beat!

  6. I love baked sweet potato fries!! Mmmmm mmm!!

  7. Your fries are always so professional looking :-)

  8. Good job with the work out! I've heard good things about those Flatout wraps, so this makes me definitely out to try them.

  9. I am so impressed that you exercised after work. That was always so tough for me.

    I have heard there are quite a few good "healthy" restaurants in Philly. Sorry I can't help more we normally head for DC or NYC when we leave town for dinner.

    You can't go wrong with a veggie wrap and sweet potato fries. ;-)


  10. AnonymousJuly 26, 2010

    Even your "not pretty" meals look pretty to me!

  11. your weekend trip coming up sounds awesome and of course, your lake times this weekend were great! and i am so with you on fridge cleanup before trips, you just dont wanna buy more when you know youre leaving!

  12. AnonymousJuly 26, 2010

    Your wraps look great - I always make sure I dont buy food before leaving for a trip because I hate when things go to waste, too.

  13. I did a killer arm routine today too, I did this class called "burn bliss", i dont know about bliss, but it burned!
    your wraps look fantastic! I love those flat outs. I try to eat up everything before i leave which is kinda sad cause ill just eat because i dont want to throw it away and not because im hungry

  14. No no...those are pretty and I needed that last night! That is the perfect summer dinner! Thank you for being such a great support for me! Your comments are always uplifting! Have a great day today!

  15. Heck yeah--portobella wraps are the bomb! And of course--your fries rock! I don't like buying groceries before a big trip either. Even if I buy just a few essentials (milk, bread, fruit, etc.), I always feel like I won't get through them all. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday, lady! :)

  16. I hear you on not grocery shopping before a trip. My fridge is almost bare and we have been eating anything that was in there and the freezer. Have fun in Philly and I can't wait to hear all about it, I too have never been there!

  17. Kris @ iheartwellness Portobellos are the best aren't they! Love love love Target. We're getting one even closer to my house (one that will carry some fresh produce and more groceries) and we are very excited about that.

    Chelsea @ The Healthy Munchkin Oh I should have mentioned that the veggies were roasted with balsamic and rosemary. I was in a hurry - HUNGRY! ;-)

    Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries I was thinking about you and your wrapinis as I was making this actually!

    Erica @ Fashion Meets Food Love a good veggie loaded wrap! Usually fast and easy and that's hare to pass up.

    Candice @ ChiaSeedMe Thanks - you're too kind. I guess it's just such a part of my routine that I don't even give it much thought.

    Jolene @ Everyday Foodie I just love sweet potatoes period!

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg Thanks girl! I try ;-)

    Krystina @ Organically Me They're really pretty good and not high in cals either. They make great pizza "crusts" as well.

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean Jason found a site listing veg friendly restaurants. Very excited about that! Oh, and if nothing else - it's hard to go wrong with sweet potatoes period!

    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans Awww - thanks girl. You're too sweet!

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga I'm really looking forward to the trip - minus the flying part. Yikes....

    Sarah @ Run Sarah Thank you ma'am!

    Eden's Eats LOL - burn bliss. Sort of an oxymoron. ;-) I hate to feel like I'm being wasteful.

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen It was definitely a summer-time feeling meal. If it hadn't been storming, we would have grilled out for certain. Have a good one too girl!

    Laura @ B Foxy Fitness I think we're going to have to break down today though. My sis is going to watch our dogs so she can use what we leave at least.

  18. Yummy wraps!! They look great! And I'm jealous, I was just talking about how I wanted to go to Philly! Have fun - and definitely take a bunch of pictures for us all (:

  19. I'll be going to Philly the weekend after this. I'll have to pay attention to what you go to, so in case we actually have time to do something fun we do the right thing.

    Muscle Max abs is always tough to me. I always forget how hard it is too.

  20. love the dinner! it's great to get to a different city for just a couple days and explore new territory!

  21. I love wraps. I eat one almost every day stuffed with any leftovers from the night before. So versatile!

  22. That is one fancy wrap! I am in the same boat, I am so afraid to go crazy on the groceries knowing we'll be out of town. Ah, the dilemma.

  23. AnonymousJuly 27, 2010

    AHHH the RT is almost here!! I cannot wait!! And - um, I will have a laptop so I can capture our fantastic workout weekend, so if you WANTED to blog while there, you sure can from my laptop :)

  24. Great job on the workout! Woo! :) I was thinking this weekend that I need to focus on my arms... :)

    Portobellos are my FAVORITE... and that sounds like many of my meals... no real recipe, things combined that may not look pretty but are FABULOUS. :)

  25. AnonymousJuly 27, 2010

    Ohh I love flatout flatbread! It's yummy AND healthy!! :)

  26. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh I'll be sure to take lots of photos most definitely. I'll only get to pack my small point and shoot though so they may not be the best.

    Tina @ Faith Fitness and Fun Oh darn - wouldn't that have been awesome if we were there at the same time! I totally forgot about how tough those abs are too.

    Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose I've not spent any time in that area at all, so I'm looking forward to it.

    Dawn @ Florida Coastal Cooking Wraps are definitely good for leftovers aren't they!

    Nichole @ Live for the Run It's really a tough call - you have to totally plan so as not to make too many leftovers even.

    Jessica @ EatDrinkBreatheSweat I'll be bringing my laptop too. Probably won't be blogging Saturday, but I may try to catch up on Sunday. I know I'll have more time Monday too.

    Kelly @ Healthy Living with Kelly Thanks girl!

    Kristina @ SpaBettie It's really hard to go wrong with portobellos isn't it? They can be used in so many different ways.

    Liz @ Living Vegan Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to checking out your blog now.

  27. i think it looks so pretty, or the operative word might be YUMMY!!! i made a wrap this morning that literally exploded in the george forman grill, it was still good, but not good to look at.

    hope uve been having a great start to the week!!! <3


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