Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Leg Day & Grilled Kale Salad

Leg Day
Originally I had planned on getting in a run today. But the weather had other plans. It wasn't raining, but the winds are a breezy 35 mph. Um, I love running, but I do NOT love fighting the wind. So, I took the "easy" route and hit the gym for legs. Yes, easy route haha.

I started with the elliptical to warmup and low and behold, the short tights guy was there again today on the rowing machine next to me. Thankfully his shorts were longer today ;-)

I went with giants sets of 4 sets of 8 reps unless noted.

GS#1
Barbell squats
Barlbell plie squats
Hamstring roll-ins on ball - 12

GS#2
Single-leg squat
Calf raises - 15 (2 sets with toes straight ahead and 2 sets with toes turned out)
Curtsey lunges w/ dumbbells

I definitely should have gone heavier for barbell squats. Right now I'm not really feeling it at all. But we'll see tomorrow.

I really need to come up with a solid leg workout to help with all of my crazy imbalances, but also one that doesn't take all day to complete. I feel like I've been too scattered with my leg workouts lately.

Grilling
Tonight I really wanted a grilled veggie salad. I actually started marinating my tofu last night even (just balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, a whole-gran mustard, parsley, garlic, salt/pepper, OJ, agave nectar).

Jason wanted fajitas, but since I get home first...and I was going to (wo)man the grill...I made the executive decision.

Rather than just going with my typical grilled veggies over a mix of lettuce and spinach, I decided to grill kale as the base of the salad. I simply de-stem the kale and chop it up, put it in a veggie grill basket. I add a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper, and a lemon pepper spice blend.

Along with the kale, I grilled up the tofu, squash, new potatoes, and used roasted red bell peppers from a jar to toss into the mix.
 

This might be my new favorite salad. 

Daily To-Enjoy List:

  • Sunshine
  • Grilling