Scrambled, ‘Fu

Hey guys 😀 How ya doin? Pretty good over here. A bit tired, though! After a long day’s work at the gym, I had to haul booty to another gym where I play indoor women’s’ volleyball. It’s SO fun – but exhausting since I don’t get home until late.

When I did eventually get home, I wanted a bit of comfort in my tummy:

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last night’s mac and cheese – with a side of vegetarian baked beans – did the job just fabulously! 😀

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Mmm mmm mm.

Since I ran four quick miles yesterday morning, I ixnayed my running plans for today. Ever since my hip and fascia pain, I just don’t want to over do it. Instead, I hopped on the elliptical for about 30 minutes before completing this upper body circuit routine upstairs in the home gym:

Arnold Press – 10 lbs, 10 reps

Long Arm Pullovers on the ball – 15 lbs – 10 reps

Reverse flies – 8 lbs, 8 reps

Pushups – 8 reps

Triceps dips – body weight, 12 reps

Hammer curls – 10 lbs, 12 reps

Repeat! Two more times.

My appetite was kind of off this morning too…I woke up not hungry at all. So I did this workout on an empty stomach. It’s not something I recommend, but I had a fairly big dinner not too long before going to bed the night before. Usually after morning workouts, I am starved! However, today this was not the case.

So I figured to roll with it since I didn’t have any particular cravings (at all) in general. But clearly, I needed some protein after pumping some iron. Hmm

So I got to thinking… I’ve never made a Tofu scramble. Today’s the day to change that!

Into the vitamix went 1/4 yellow onion + 1/4 green pepper + some button mushrooms:

 

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chop chop!

I sautéed those along with some tomatoes and spinach in a pan, and while sautéing, I threw a 1/4 block of silken tofu in to chop. Note: I used silken, but I’d recommend regular. Silken was a little too soft.

Next I threw in the tofu, along with some spices – salt + pepper, tumeric, and cumin – to give it that scrambled egg taste 🙂

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It turned out just like scrambled eggs, but…without the eggies!

But apparently I didn’t lose myself completely – I rounded it out with somethin’ sweet:

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One Ezekiel cinnamon raisin english muffin – half with just organic butter – and half with my pumpkin dip.

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Pumpkin dip consists of:

  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1 c. silken tofu
  • 2 T. maple syrup
  • 2 t. pumpkin pie spice

 

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Yum!

Busy day up over here – workin’ at the BIC and the training a few clients. Such are Tuesdays lately! 🙂

Hope you guys have a really good day!!

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Do you notice your appetite any different when you have a nighttime snack versus no snacks after dinner? I definitely do! Sometimes I’ll eat a nighttime snack just because I know I won’t want to eat breakfast before my morning workouts!

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Omelet Bomb

What up! It’s Monday again. The weeks just go by SO fast for me. Each time it’s Monday again I’m amazed.

But I’m here to tell you about Sunday. Trusting my body, I decided against my morning run for my hip’s sake and instead had a leisurely morning of reading The Girl Who Plated with Fire (obsessed) and doing a couple loads of laundry.

Once I worked up an appetite, the husband and I went to our favorite breakfast place in town, Wild Berries:

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Wild Berries serves up fresh and delicious breakfasts – and their omelet’s are the bomb!

Though this tempted me…

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I stuck with my tried and true veggie omelet…

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which was as big as my head! Seriously! But there omelets are the bomb – SO dang good. Plus a side of fruit – and a couple bites of Shane’s pancakes. I probably got through 2/3 the omelet before throwing in the towel  napkin. haha

Wild Berries also has a sweet coffee/smoothie bar in the middle of the restaurant and mile long list of shakes/smoothies/coffee drinks. Although I just stuck with coffee and half and half, I got a little excited when I spotted a couple sexy Vita-Mixes:

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Oooh yeah 😉 bahah

It was nice to have a relaxing breakfast out for a change. Between my weekend runs, training clients, and being out of town on weekends, we hardly get a chance to do it, but it was quite nice! Plus, this breakfast kept me full for a good five hours, clearly.

I think I’m still full…

Ok we know that’s a lie 😉

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Well I’m off for an easy four miler + some ab work! Hopefully the body will cooperate with me this time 🙂

What do you usually order when out for breakfast? I’m usually an omelet girl – just because I rarely make omelets at home. I’m horrible at it!!