Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Leg Workout on Wok Wednesday

Leg Day
Today has been nothing but rain, rain, more rain and gray skies. Definitely one of those days when you'd prefer to stay inside and veg out on the couch.

Thankfully my workout motivation wasn't as drab as the day. Oddly enough, I was looking forward to getting my leg workout done. I started with 20 minutes on the elliptical then went with supersets of 3x8 unless noted.

Barbell squats - warmup set of 10 reps

SS#1
Barbell squats
Plie squats

SS#2
Steps ups
Stiff-legged deadlifts

SS#3
Bulgarian split squat (though I think of these as a split lunge...)
Hamstring rollins on stability ball - 12 reps

SS#4
Narrow stance squats with dumbbells
Calf raises with toes turned out - 20 reps

I also did some ab work.

Overall, a pretty good workout. I did lower the weights for squats by 5 lb because I felt like last week my form was a little off. It might be that I'm subconsciously trying to avoid putting weight on my right heel, so something I really need to pay attention to. Sometimes it's not about going heavier all the time. Quality over quantity.


Wok Wednesday
We are starting to run low on a few things, but we definitely had enough for a stir fry. I made up a quick marinade for tofu that I also used as the sauce for the stir fry. I just whisked together some soy sauce, orange juice, rice vinegar, honey, garlic, Sriracha chili sauce, fresh ginger, and tahini.

I dry seared the tofu then let it marinate for about 20 minutes before baking to make it extra firm. For the veggies, I used carrots, red bell pepper, asparagus (I had a few stalks to use up), napa cabbage, broccoli, and frozen peas.

I did have rice this time, so that's what I served it over. Might not be the most creative dinner, but perfect mid-week dinner if you ask me. Do you have a favorite go-to meal for mid-week?

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Leg day
  • Easy dinner
  • Rain washing pollen away