059. Practice for my 7 Day Vegetarian Challenge: Tofu Fried Rice

Lunch with my friend Colleen today was awesome. I didn’t get a picture because I forgot my phone at the office and my camera is still with my dad. As I mentioned earlier, we met at Roti; it was so much better than I remember! We were at a different location and my order was slightly different, but damn was it good. I had the Chicken Roti Sandwich which was Roti chicken on flatbread. I added a little bit of hummus, lettuce, feta cheese, and some of their garlic sauce. It was stellar!
Moving right along to dinner, with my 7 Day Vegetarian Challenge on the horizon, I decided to go for a test run tonight. For dinner, I made Vegetarian Tofu Fried Rice.
It’s a little blurry, I must’ve moved my phone. Oops!

(Notice the cute, fancy plate and different background!)

The linked name above will take you to the recipe on SparkRecipes, but here’s what was in my nutritious and delicious fried rice:
  • broccoli
  • snow pea pods
  • pea shoots
  • red onions
  • carrot
  • corn
  • tofu
  • egg
I think this was hands down the best fried rice I have ever made! I ended up going back a second helping (only half a serving though.) I’m actually kind of sad we’re going out for lunch tomorrow for a co-workers birthday, and I can’t eat the left overs.
Turning the Dreadmill into…well, something a little less dreadful.
To go along with my amazing dinner, I got in a really great workout today. I’ve been really struggling with my running/ work-outs because I cannot stand running on the treadmill. I make it about 15 minutes before I start losing it. I started thinking about how last winter I had no problems running on the treadmill, and I finally realized the difference. Last winter I had just started the Couch to 5K program. I wasn’t running on the treadmill endlessly, going no where. I was running intervals. That’s when it hit me. If I want to survive winter on the dreadmill, I need to be mixing it up! I decided to seek out some treadmill workouts to keep me going.
In her post earlier today, Tina mentioned MotionTraxx and how much she was digging the downloads. I decided to check it out. On the site I found three podcasts for interval workouts from Fitness Magazine which, oddly enough, a friend on SparkPeople had mentioned to me earlier today.
I downloaded all three of the Fitness Magazine “Lose 10lbs” podcasts and tonight I did “The Countdown.” It was an awesome workout! If you’re looking something to make the treadmill (or even elliptical) a little less miserable, check out these podcasts. I’m not usually a big fan of dance/ techno music (It’s something I really need to be in the mood for.), but it really got me going. I managed to burn 550 calories in 35 minutes according to my heart rate monitor.
After my kick booty treadmill work out, I hit the 60 minute yoga class with my mom. I really do love yoga. I always feel so relaxed and centered after I finish. I also love that I get to go to class with my mom!
It’s getting late so I need to go Whittle My Middle and get in the shower!
I’ll be back tomorrow with more eats, a review of the book Skinny Bitch, and some Veggie Challenge related posts.
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