Monday, August 9, 2010

Honey Kind of Monday

Feeling Lazy
Well, this morning I was a total bum and did not get up to get in any part of my workout. Yes, kicking myself because I was pretty much awake. Jason got up to go swim at 5 am. As quiet as he may try to be, I almost always wake up when he gets up. Oh how I wish I were a morning person.

Anyway, I ended up opting for shoulders during lunch. Decided to do drop sets today to shake things up a bit. I've been doing the standard 3x8 for too long I think. It's always good to change things up. I did 4 sets of 10 reps decreasing the weight approximately 10% with each set.

Shoulder press
Lateral raise
Rear delt flye
Front raise
Front/side/front raise (do front raise, open arms to side, close back to front then return to start)

I finished up with ab work from Cardio and Weights. It was a short, fast paced workout.

I will admit that I was seriously dreading doing any cardio today. I did get my step set up in the living room during lunch though. This makes it harder to change my mind. I ended up going with Cathe Friedrich's Athletic Step. I haven't done that one in a long time, so I figured it would be fun again (or that was the hope anyway). Luckily it worked out as planned and it was a great, sweaty, fun workout.

Honey is the Theme

Jason went and got a new propane tank during lunch. You know what that means...yep, grilling time! We had this fantastic locally grown lettuce mix that we really needed to use up so a Grilled Veggie & Tofu Salad was what ended up on the menu for the night. I adore grilled salads because I get the best of both worlds: a salad and grilling.

The veggies/toppings were squash, zucchini, tomatoes (yep, grilled tomatoes), portobellos, new potatoes, and bell peppers with tofu that I had marinated in a raspberry honey mustard vinaigrette (whisk together: raspberry honey mustard, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and red wine vinegar). I made just enough extra of the marinade to use as a dressing for the salad. Oh and the absolute kicker for this...a honey goat cheese that Jason picked up (not realizing it was flavored). It couldn't have been more perfect (for the non-vegans of course).

What are your favorite grilled veggies?