Monday, August 23, 2010

Missing My Mojo on Monday

Summer Salad
Dinner last night ended up being a Grilled Tempeh & Veggie Salad. I grilled sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and tempeh (which was marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette). We piled everything on top of a mix of red leaf lettuce and baby spinach. This has become one of my favorite summer meals I do believe.

Missing My Mojo
So this morning I slept in rather than get up for my workouts. I was planning on either biceps or shoulders at lunch and knew I could get in cardio after work. I decided to change up my splits this week. I've been doing biceps and triceps together for too many weeks now. Change is good. So I went with biceps and abs at lunch:

Dumbbell bicep curls 3x8
Hammer curls 3x7 (just couldn't manage 8 reps with the weight I used)
Concentration curls 3x8
Dumbbell biceps curls - 21's

I did abs from Cathe Friedrich's Cardio & Weights DVD. After work I did a cardio only premix from Low Impact Circuit.

I must admit that today was a mojo-less day for me. I guess it was the Monday blues perhaps. But in all honesty, I didn't want to do a single workout. I really wanted to leave work early and go hole up in my bed for the duration of the day. Doing the biceps and abs at lunch did help improve my mood a little bit at least. But the cardio workout felt like some huge ominous cloud for me today.

I do think that sometimes my mood swings are also a result of being in a window-less office. I typically have no idea what the weather is like until I get up to go to the restroom and pass a window or leave for lunch. To me, it always looks dark out. I even tried getting special light bulb for desk lamps. Anyone else work in a similar environment? Do you feel like your mood is often affected by seeing or not seeing the light of day?

I did receive a very special gift today that helped my mood (and my desk). I got a strange call from someone trying to find my office. They said they had a delivery. Then the guard called from the guard station saying I had a gift. To my surprise, Jason had sent me flowers! I wasn't sure whether to cry or smile or both. Neither of us are terribly mushy gushy (he is more than me), but today these flowers were the perfect gift at the perfect time.

I guess tonight is a semi-Mexican Monday meal. There are Mexican or Tex-Mex undertones at least. Jason has been wanting to do a pineapple salsa over Quorn Chikn' Patties with brown rice and black beans that I call Colorful Black Beans. We topped the beans with Daiya Vegan Cheddar Cheese. For the rice, I added in diced green chilies, tomatoes, salt, pepper, cumin and garlic powder.

Kind of looks a bit messy, but sometimes messy is good right?