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Lazy Vegetarian BBQ Sandwiches on Leg Day

Hot Dogs and Heart Health
Well here's a fun day for a vegetarian - a hot dog sale on the floor of your office to raise money for a heart walk. Yes - hot dogs and heart health. Really, I have no other words. I don't think they are even necessary.

But I certainly did NOT want to have to walk down the hall to go to the restroom or have to use the sink in the breakroom to wash a mug. It literally made me sick to my stomach.

Are there any smells that just put you over the edge? For me it'd definitely be hot dogs and the smells of a BBQ joint.

Crappy Weather = Leg Day
Anyway, the weather didn't help my mood again today. So I was probably even more sensitive to the wretched odors and absolute idiocracy of a hot dog sale for heart health...it was supposed to be sunny and 59. I was really excited about an afternoon run.

At noon, the wind chill was hovering at 40 and the clouds were low and thick. Hello Mr. Weatherman, where did you go to school? Bah freaking humbug attitude I know. And I also realize that I talk about the weather incessantly. I apologize. I blame it on my love of running outdoors in nice weather. Luckily, I also packed my bag so that I could hit the gym if I needed too. I typically wear different workout clothing for the gym - try to be less revealing by wearing full tanks rather than short tops.

I finally talked myself up for a good leg workout. I started with 10 minutes on the elliptical then got my thoughts collected for a solid leg workout. It's been a long time since I've done just strictly legs, or heavy legs really. For most exercises I went with 3 sets of 8 unless noted.

Squats
Stiff-legged deadlifts
Alternating plie squats
Alternating lunges
Single leg squats - 2x8
Calf raises - 3x15
Prone leg curls - 2x8

I finished off this sweat-fest with another 15 minutes on the elliptical. Let's just say two words: shaky legs.

Lazy Gals Dinner
I was really not in the mood to do too much cooking tonight. I had a bag of broccoli slaw so I threw together a slaw to go with Gardein BBQ Pulled Shreds. I also made some baked sweet potato "fries" to go on the side.

While the pulled shreds are pretty good, and they are great when I'm out of my own seitan, I only buy them with coupons because they're a bit pricy. I also find the sauce a bit bland so I add in some Frank's Hot Sauce to help up the flavor. So, this was a lazy gals meal tonight. What is your lazy meal?

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