Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I did it all for the homemade lunches

Whenever I tell people that for my new job (which I start in a week) I will be working from home, I always get comments like "oh, I don't know if I'm disciplined enough to do that."

Truth is, I don't know if I'm disciplined enough (yet). I am pretty sure that I will spend most days in my pjs until a most inappropriate hour. There are, obviously, many perks to the idea of working from home: the pjs, the sleeping until the last minute, the ability to work out on my lunch hour, the time to throw in a load of laundry every now and again etc etc.
But BY FAR the BEST perk of working from home is making homemade lunches!! I am SO excited not to have to spend a half hour each morning loading up various gladware containers. And even more glad that I won't have to eat crappy WaWa salads when I forget my gladware containers.

I have another snow day today so I'm working from home again (its good practice). After the gym I made a lunch that played on the ides of a 7 layer dip. I layered a pan with seitan (seasoned with chili powder, cayenne and garlic), black beans, green bell peppers, roasted red peppers, portabella, and tomatoes. I cooked it in the oven at 475 for about 20 minutes to warm it up, dumped some pepper jack cheese ontop and WOWEEE! I ate it with a few tortilla chips. YUM YUM!
Its probably not the healthiest thing ever, but I loaded it up with veggies and seitan is a great healthy meat subsitute. I can;t find the camera or I would post a picture. But trust me, its delish!
I am definitely getting used to this!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Back On the Sauce

I ran today for the first time in over a month. I was inspired by the one day of nice weather we had here in Philly today. I would have run outside but the city budget cuts have resulted in our part of the city being completely ignored after the recent snow/ice. So our streets are still death defyingly dangerous to even walk on, let alone run on. But oh man, even on the treadmill, the run was GREAT! It was such a rush, why did I stop running again? I forget...

Anyhow, it was the most amazing run! My stomach muscles are in knots, my shoulders were all tight and my knees were absolutely was AWESOME! I think I'm over that 30 Day Shred/elliptical phase I was in.
My cardio craze is back on! But this time, I'm really going to make more of an effort to keep mixing in some weight training. Because it really is more effective at burning more calories for a longer period of time. And because it makes me feel really badass.

On the menu tonight: tofu, shrimp and veggie stir fry and tofu squares with homemade plum sauce. Andrew liked the plum sauce so much he asked for more tofu. He's one of those guys who is afraid if he eats too much tofu it will increase his estrogen levels and turn him into a woman so it MUST have been good if he asked for seconds!

Tomorrow is our morning gym day so early to bed for me!
Buenos Noches!