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Monday Deserves a Simple Stir Fry

Bis/Tris
Today was a gym day for me. I actually wasn't dreading it. I think part of it was that I only did weights at the gym twice last week. Other workouts were done outside or at home. So it was a nice break.

Since my injuries, I feel like I was spending all my time inside the gym. So cutting back the gym time (not necessarily lifting time mind you) is a nice, refreshing change of pace. I mean, I do have a pretty decent set up at home that I can take advantage of.

I was kind of looking forward to biceps today. I had originally thought I'd switch up my splits this week, but I think I'll do that after vacation, which will give me a week off from lifting as well. So I went with biceps/triceps and did 3 sets of 8 reps as supersets.

SS#1
Alternating curls
Double-arm triceps overhead press

SS#2
Hammer curls
Triceps pushdowns

SS#3
Cross-body curls
Lying triceps extensions

It was a pretty decent workout. I felt strong with the exercises and can definitely feel recent strength gains. It's always a nice mood booster when you have a good midday workout. Especially on a Monday.

Stir Fry Monday
Tonight I ended up making stir fry for dinner. We had picked up some Chinese cabbage at the little farmer's market on Sunday. Jason always makes it a point to remind me that I must use it up right away. Trust me, it's not wilting at all, but sure, ok. It made my decision-making easier.

I didn't go to the store over the weekend and used up the fresh broccoli, so Jason did make a quick trip to a store nearby (it does in a pinch but that's the only time we use it) and picked up a few things to get us by until I get to the "real" store.

I did take a pretty lazy approach tonight and used a pre-jarred stir-fry sauce. I did doctor it up a bit though, especially for marinating the tofu. I mixed in orange juice, sriracha chili sauce, and some PB2. Super fancy right ;-)

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Good workout
  • Sunshine
  • Easy dinner

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