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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?


  1. Onions, tomatoes, zucchini - so good!!

  2. I'm pretty sure anything on the grill is good. I love grilling peaches, asparagus, eggplant, and jsut about nay other vegetable. add some honey goat cheese and thats quite delish. :)

  3. Athletic Step is my fave!!

    I love grilled asparagus mmmm....I had some this weekend :)

  4. Red peppers and onions are my favorite. Preferably together :)

  5. Zucchini and onions are my favorite on the grill!

  6. those look awesome!

    When we grilled veggies this past weekend the squash laid straight on the grill was my favorite!

  7. i love the grill marks on your's like SO PERFECt. So Heather :) I love that all your food is so neat and orderly! :)

  8. The salad looks amazing! I wish we had a BBQ because my mini foreman takes way too long to grill veg. I love grilled mushrooms, carrots, peppers, zucchini!

  9. I love grilled shrooms! And I know its not a veggie, but grilled peaches are so awesome! I totally feel ya about the lazy thing, I had a billion things to get done and I did about 10% of it! I'm trying to be a morning person myself. I try making a really spectacular post workout meal to look forward to

  10. Oh. my. goodness! Girl, your food rocks! This sound so wonderful and the pictures always look like something out of a mag!



    ps getting up is hard work!

  11. Favorite grilled veggies, hmmmmm......either zucchini, eggplant or portobello. However I love them all grilled.


  12. I did an athletic step workout today! Great way to start today!!! Your grilled dinner looks delicious. I love any grilled vegetable, but I guess mushrooms are perfect on the grill if I had to pick just one. I hope you have a great Tuesday!

  13. Courtney @ Ice Cream & Wine I saw your tomatoes and squash and that looked heavenly!

    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg Yes ma'am - honey goat cheese!

    Lindsay @ Cotter Crunch I think you may be right about anything being better on the grill!

    April @ The Weigh I Am I have missing asparagus. Need to add that to the list. Athletic Step is definitely a fun one isn't it?!

    Eunice @ Food 4 Fitness Isn't it funny how some things just go together like onions and bell peppers.

    Madeline @ Greens and Jeans Onions have to be done just right for me to enjoy them. My hubby loves grilled onions though.

    Candice @ ChiaSeedMe I think squash ranks really high as my fave and I don't do anything to it - no salt, pepper, oil, nada, I just like it plain.

    Averie @ Loves Veggies and Yoga LOL - I try to be neat and orderly ;-)

    Sarah @ Run Sarah During the winter we use a cast iron grill that goes over the stove burners. Works pretty well if you want another option.

    Eden's Eats I love grilled peaches too. Need to pick some up I do believe! I think that getting 10% done sometimes is really good! LOL

    Kris @ iheartwellness Aw thanks girl - you're too kind! Yes, sometimes just getting up is the hardest part of the day ;-)

    Alicia @ Vegan Epicurean It's really hard to decide on just one or even three isn't it!

    Sarena @ The Non-Dairy Queen Guess Monday was an Athletic Step kind of day huh?! Love mushrooms on the grill too!

  14. I love the taste and smell of onions and peppers on the reminds me of cooking with my dad as a kid.

  15. I wish I wasn't afraid of making tofu at home. I am a wimp.

    Grilling asparagus has been my favorite summer hit.

    Ad for honey, reminds me I have a FRESH jar awaiting me at home today - yea!

  16. I love grilled asparagus with sea salt, lime and pepper.

  17. I'd have to say grilled zuchinni! YUM!

  18. EVERY morning I talk myself out of getting up to exercise and then talk myself back into it, like 3 times. It was almost easier when I just started out because I had to prove it to myself.

    Regardless, I get up 95% of the time... but the fight is miserable.

  19. haha yay for the new propane tank! i always get excited when i hear you're doing some grilling! looks so scrumptious!

    my fav veggies to grill are zuchinni, baby potatoes, asparagus and peppers.

    hope your week has been going great!! maybe today will feel more like a cardio day? we'll see :)


  20. My first thought was to say 'pineapple' because I LOVE it grilled..but that's not a veggie- haha! So I'd have to say maybe green peppers or sweet potatos (does that count? :) )

  21. Your recipe looks great and healthy. I'm with you on the morning struggle. But, when I finally drag myself to the gym, I'm really glad I'm there. I'm still a not-so-good griller, so I'm always impressed when someone is adept at it.

  22. I looooove grilled veggies. Grilled portobellos are awesome, and I also loved grilled corn, eggplant, and zucchini. Grilled pineapple is THE BEST!

  23. Joanna Sutter @ Fitness & Spice Don't you just love it when the smell of certain foods remind us of time with family. Love that.

    Trifitmom Most definitely!

    Nichole @ Live for the Run Girl - don't make me have to come over to your place and teach you how to cook tofu ;-)

    Kat @ Bubble Gum Gym Kat I love to squirt lemon juice on my asparagus - but I bet lime would be great.

    Lisa @ I'm an Okie I agree - Yum is the word ;-)

    Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose I think getting up 95% of the time is fantastic!

    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel Thanks sweetie - glad you think it all sounds tasty. I love new potatoes on the grill too. Love the way they get slightly crisp then soft inside.

    Holly @ Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices LOL I would have gladly accepted pineapple as a valid answer!

    Blessed Mama Thanks you ma'am. I think grilling just takes a tiny bit of practice and patience more than anything.

    Jess @ The Domestic Vegan There is something about grilled corn that just shouts summer in my mind.

  24. tell me more about drop sets!!! your dinner looks and sounds so good....and no biggie about not being a morning person :)

  25. How great are grilled tomatoes, and honey goat cheese, oh boy I'm drooling. For someone not in the mood to workout, you did pretty well I must say!

  26. I think all my favorite veggies are in your salad! That sound delicious! I really need to step up my salads.
    That vinigrette sounds delish!

  27. I can't imagine honey goat cheese, I've never seen it before.. I love all the veggies you grilled plus grilled aubergine/eggplant and brocolli, grilled brocolli is a lot, lot nicer than it sounds!

  28. Kalli @ Fit and Forty Something I am going to include more info on tonight's post just for you ;-)

    Robyn @ Ramblings of a Wanna Be Writer and Runner LOL - usually once I get my lazy rear into gear, I'm fine. Some days are just harder than others ;-)

    Kristen @ Swanky Dietitian Hard to go wrong with a salad that has all your fave veggies right?!

    Laura @ Box Run Eat Oh grilled broccoli sounds good to me! Love it roasted too.

  29. Your salad looks so good it looks fake! Yum! I need a grilled tofu salad in my life soon!

  30. I love anything grilled. But I rarely get to eat it - I don't have an inside or outside grill. That looks really delicious.


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