I went to the gym after work tonight and did a 2 mile run. After the run, I did the first workout from The New Rules of Lifting for Women. (NRLFW). I did these workouts about a year ago, but for some reason I stopped. I found the book in the trunk of my car and decided to start the program again. This is what I did:
2 sets of 15 squats using my body weight
2 sets of 15 push-ups girly style
2 sets of 15 seated rows (45 lbs)
2 sets of 15 step ups on each leg
2 sets of 8 prone jacknives on the stability ball
I haven’t really been weight training that much since I’ve been doing boot camp, but I liked doing this after my run. When I first lost a bunch of weight, I was doing a lot of weight training and for some reason, it petered off. So maybe by re-introducing it, I can jump start some weight loss. Or at least get more toned.
After the gym, I got caught in a major monsoon. Seriously, it was one of the scariest drives pretty much ever. At one point a car in the HOV lane sped by and the water from their tires completely covered my window and I couldn’t see anything! Everyone was driving like 30 mph on the highway. Then, after I got off, there was a river on one of the neighborhood streets near my house.
A package was waiting for me when I got home! A Kashi sample (go to their website; I think they still have them), 4 PB&J Larabars (thanks Sarah at Larabar!) and my new Road ID that I ordered before I went to Mexico. I got the shoe pocket. I figured keeping my money and key in my shoe might work better than shoving them in my bra. Or not. Who knows?
I made tofu for dinner using this method. The only problem was that I had purchased tofu that was already cubed, so I couldn’t really dry fry it evenly. It did help absorb the marinade though. I’d recommend this method, although I still can’t get my tofu to taste as good as it dose in a restaurant. I made a marinade out of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, brown sugar and a bit of Mongolian Fire Oil. I marinated the tofu for about half an hour.
While the tofu was marinating, I sauteed some frozen pepper and onion blend and mixed it with fresh spinach. Then I added the tofu and the marinade and some cornstarch to thicken it up. The end result: