Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Spinning & Stir Fry

Spinning on Wednesday
This morning Jason was getting up at 5 am to go to his swim class. I thought I was going to get up and do Step Blast and abs. Thought is the key word friends. I rolled over and went right back to sleep. I was not going to force the workout this morning. I was even prepared to proclaim today my rest day if need be.

The weather is cooling down nicely finally. So I thought I'd be up and out for morning runs, but I just haven't felt up for a run the past few days. I think the temps are supposed to remain just at 90 through the weekend (into the upper 60's at night) so maybe we can get in a longer run this weekend finally.

Before I went up to bed last night, Jason had mentioned wanting to go to spin again today. So instead of step or running or weights after work (or a rest day), I decided to go with Jason and try out the the new spin class at our gym: Group Ride. He's been twice and enjoyed it. Since I've been doing legs twice a week, they've been more sore than not, and sore legs are not conducive to a "fun" spin class. But, this week I'm only doing legs once, so I thought it might be fun to do something I haven't done in ages (besides just setting foot in my gym).

I must say that I did enjoy this new spin format so much more than what was previously being done. I think the only downfall is that it is the same class and same music for a certain number of weeks. 

Super Simple & Super Fast

I will say that I was feeling a tiny bit more like myself today. Still not 100%, but getting there. I just keep staring at the gorgeous flowers on my desk and reminding myself of the many many good things in my life.

One good thing is a fast dinner after a later workout. The spin class is 5:30 - 6:30 pm. I know that's not really and truly late, but when I do an afternoon workout it's usually 4:15 - 5:15-ish. So 6:30 is late for me, especially for starting dinner. I knew I was going to be one hungry lady. A hungry Heather is not a happy Heather either. So, I knew dinner had to be super fast and super simple. I had plenty of rice leftover from Monday's dinner, so what's super fast to make and goes best on rice? Stir fry of course.

This was nothing fancy. I used an (ahem) pre-made stir fry sauce that I jazzed up with a teeny bit of tahini and hoisin (sorry, sometimes I go the semi-homemade route), bag of mixed frozen veggies, added some frozen green beans, and the last of my homemade Chikn' Seitan. I added in tofu that I had cubed and tossed with the stir fry sauce, tahini, soy sauce, and hoisin then did a quick sear on it tossing in a handful of raw cashews at the end for some crunch (thank you Anna for reminding me to use cashews and Eden for the tahini).
Hope you all had a great Hump Day!