Monday, August 8, 2011

SOYJOY(ous) Day + Comfort Style Dinner

Monday Spin
Today was a typical Monday workout day for me - spin class. I can't begin to tell you how much easier it was not having done a leg day yesterday. Duh right ;-) It was still a tough workout mind you, but my legs weren't yelling at me the whole time.

I had thought I might try to get in triceps or chest before the spin class, but just really didn't feel up to it at all. It was a "meh" kind of Monday. I think the weight workout would have ended up being only so-so for me just because of my mind set. Of course, maybe that's just me trying to justify skipping out on the weight workout....

SOYJOY(ous)
When I got home from work, there was a rather large box waiting for me. I couldn't for the life of me remember anything I had recently ordered, or that would be showing up so soon. I scanned the label, but nothing just stood out reminding me what the package was. And it had to be a good one, it was heavy!

When I first opened it up, I was still clueless - a backpack? When on earth did I order a backpack? Then I pulled it out and turned it over - SOYJOY. Ahha! I recently won a giveaway from the unbelievably adorable Kelly at Fitting Back In. The contest for for a SOYJOY daycation package.

Here's what was included:
  • 2 dry fit shirts (larges so Jason will enjoy) and towels 
  • backpack
  • water bottle and sunscreen 
  • cooler bag
  • adult car games book, 
  • Would You Rather card game 
  • the Lonely Planet's USA Guide 
  • Olympus FE-4020 digital camera 
  • $50 AmEx gift card 
  • box of  SOYJOY
Talk about a serious score! Jason has already been looking through the travel guide ;-)
    Comfort Meal
    Dinner was super simple and rather comforting. It was just too hot out to grill (hello 107), so I decided to use my indoor grill pan to grill asparagus - seasoned with some lemon pepper spice blend and squeeze of lemon juice. I crisped up some homemade seitan in the toaster oven, basting with BBQ sauce. Rather than roasting sweet potatoes, I decided to steam them smash them - hence that comfort-food feeling.

    Spicy Smashed Sweet Potatoes
    Ingredients:
    2 medium sized sweet potatoes, cubed
    Unsweetened almond milk, to desired consistency
    To taste: salt, pepper, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder (this is a spice blend I pre-make and keep on hand)
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes

    Directions:
    Steam the sweet potatoes until soft. Transfer to large bowl and combine with the remaining ingredients and smash to desired consistency (I like mine to have a few lumps).
     
     

    I think this dinner made Jason's day. It's definitely his kind of dinner. Does your significant other have a favorite style of meal - like "meat" and potatoes? 

    Daily To-Enjoy List:
    • Spin class
    • Comforting kind of dinner
    • Catching up on Big Brother