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Re-rack Weights Please & Easy Seitan Dinner

Weight Day
Well if you ever want to sleep soundly for 10+ hours, run 13 miles or more. I slept like a log last night. I was actually sound asleep by 9:30. Jason was watching the Razorback's game. I couldn't care less or keep my eyes open, so that was that.

This morning I really felt spent. I absolutely didn't want to go to the gym for my workout. But, I forced myself to get going. I knew that once I got going it'd be all good. The only downfall was that the heat was on once again. Seriously? It felt like a sauna.

Oh, and good thing I wasn't wanting to use the squat racks. Once again, they were filled with 45# plates. So glad that someone can lift that heavy, but apparently they can't re-rack their weights when done.
 

Anyway, I went with biceps, back, chest today. I started with my typical elliptical warmup then went with trisets of 3x8:

TS#1
Hammer curls
Underhand barbell row
Flat bench chest press

TS#2
Alternating curls
Pullovers
Chest flyes

TS#3
Incline curls
Double-arm rows
Incline chest press

I did some ab exercises as well then called it done.

Errands & Relaxing Day
After my workout, I ran some errands. I needed to hit up Target, Whole Foods and make a return to The Limited. I behaved and didn't buy anything that wasn't on the list or buy something after my return (which was hard as original priced items were 40% off at The Limited).

Jason was out on his long run of the week so I took my time getting cleaned up after I got home. Meaning, I was more likely to do chores like vacuuming, cleaning showers, and more laundry.

I had some friends invite us out for a late, patio lunch, but we decided to behave and save money and stay in. This also meant I could go with a no makeup, no hair styling, no "real" clothes kind of day. Sometimes those are nice. Don't get me wrong, I would have really loved to have met our friends for $1 mimosas on a patio on a nice sunny day, but...sometimes the home-body in me prevails.

After a fairly low-key Sunday, dinner is rather low-key as well. I roasted baby red and gold potatoes with a small bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, and red pepper. Since the oven was on, I roasted up asparagus as well and served with homemade seitan cutlets with a mushroom and balsamic mustard sauce.

For the sauce, I simply sauteed onions, button mushrooms and then added in a combination of stone-ground mustard, balsamic vinaigrette, and agave nectar that I whisked together.
 
 

This was a nice, easy dinner. Maybe it was made better by the fact that the TV was off, relaxing music was on, and wine was being sipped in the process. Regardless, a nice way to finish off the weekend.

Daily To-Enjoy List
  • Getting errands & chores done
  • Gorgeous sunny day
  • Relaxing afternoon
  • Easy, but tasty dinner

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