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:
last night’s mac and cheese – with a side of vegetarian baked beans – did the job just fabulously! 😀
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:
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 🙂
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:
One Ezekiel cinnamon raisin english muffin – half with just organic butter – and half with my pumpkin dip.
Pumpkin dip consists of:
- 1 c. pumpkin
- 1 c. silken tofu
- 2 T. maple syrup
- 2 t. pumpkin pie spice
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!!
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!