Thursday, April 21, 2011

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?