Skip to main content

Gym Day & Shirataki Tofu Stir Fry

Another Gym Day (thanks weather)
Seriously, if we don't get one storm-free night soon, we're going to need three padded cells: 1 for me, 1 for Jason, and 1 for the Heath Man. Around 3:30 am, Jason ended up sleeping on the couch with Heath downstairs.

When I got up, I turned off both alarms, just not thinking. Jason went up when I came downstairs and he crashed out. Thankfully, I remembered what I had done at 8 and called to wake him up. I think he probably needed the uninterrupted sleep though. Tomorrow I can catch up as I'm off work for Good Friday (TGIT).

So, it was rainy this morning and rain chances all day. This meant gym workout. I really would have liked one more day between the upper body weights, but sometimes you just go with it. Today was short, it was just one exercise per muscle group. I did the exercises as supersets of 3x8 starting with 10 minutes on the treadmill.

SS#1
Cross-body curls
Rear-delt flye

SS#2
Lying triceps extensions
Standing lateral raise

SS#3

Decline pushups (chest way too sore still to do weights)
Single-arm rows

I did some ab exercises then 10 minutes on the elliptical.

Meal Planning Rocks
Last night I thought ahead, again, to get some tofu pressing for tonight's dinner (tofu & veggie stir fry). This morning, I threw together a quick marinade and started the tofu marinating so it wold have all day to soak up the flavors. I just used a pre-made (aka jarred) stir fry sauce, added in some OJ, soy sauce, and sriracha chili sauce. When I got home from work (early thanks to an awesome boss), I baked the tofu until firm, approximately 40 minutes.

When it came time for dinner, I pulled out the broccoli I chopped last night, carrots, onions, red bell pepper, mushrooms, frozen peas, and Shirataki Noodles for the stir fry. I actually added the noodles first, then tossed in the veggies and tofu along with the stir fry sauce and a splash of sriracha (love spice). Easy Peasy.
 

I'm really loving all this pre-planning. It has really made dinners so much easier this week. I have done really well and stuck to the meals I planned out on Monday. Each day I have taken the time, while already cooking dinner, to prep for the next day's meal. I hope I can keep this up. It'll certainly make my life easier.

Since I'm off work tomorrow, I think I can get a few things done for next week. Though, it'll be a short week of cook as we leave for Seattle next Thursday (woohoo). Do you prep your meals or do any meal planning?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Plantar Fasciitis Woes & Way to Go Wednesday Shout Outs

I wanted to thank everyone again for your many congratulations on completing and getting a PR at my recent half marathon. The support and words mean so much to me.

My legs feel absolutely fine after the race. I could have run yesterday if it weren't for my left foot. So right now I'm trying to heal my left foot. I mentioned that I've been having problems with plantar fasciitis in that foot and that it was the cause of much pain during the race. Since the race, I've been unable to walk on it very well. Lots of hobbling going on.

I've been icing it and trying to keep it elevated. But, I noticed that it's started to get some bruising, not horrible, but worrisome. Not sure if it's better or worse for it to be discolored vs red and swollen. However, this could be indicitive of a tear.
But, my bigger concern with the bruising is that indication that there's been bleeding. Being on Xarelto for the blood clot means my blood doesn't clot very well these days…

PJs n Pizza Recap

What Happened Last Night?
This morning I woke up first at 6:20 when Maddie decided she wanted out of her kennel and to be downstairs. The second time was 8:09 when Heath decided he wanted out of his kennel and downstairs to eat. I won't like, I would like to (needed to) have slept another two hours. It was a little slow going after last night.

Sign of a good party would be my first tweet of the day:  I'm thinking there is a bird in the house...what the hell happened last night???

Yep, found bird poop where bird poop most definitely should not be. Still have not found said bird however.

It should go without saying that last night was a total blast. It was so fun having everyone just be relaxed and comfy in jammies. I am not known for letting loose often, but I definitely went with it last night. There was a bit (lot) of wine consumed, pizza devoured and even some dancing.












Let's Have Coffee

If you're a regular blog reader, I'm sure you've seen similar posts, scenarios if you will, about what we might chat about or what I might say if we sat down and had coffee together.

I think these can be fun. Maybe fun isn't the right word choice exactly. But maybe it is? They're transparent, showing who the blogger really is ... if they're being honest of course. It's not often you truly get to sit down with the person behind the blog.


If we were to have coffee together ...

I would first let you know that I'm not a super fan of coffee. I drink mine with hot cocoa and it's mostly out of habit rather than the need for caffeine. I could forgo it on the weekends entirely.

Since we're talking coffee, I would also let you know that I've never ordered coffee from Starbucks and only once from a true coffee shop. I've only been into 2 Starbucks shops - the original in Seattle and one in town where I ordered a bottle of tea when meeting a friend. …