I was sitting at my desk yesterday when I realized that I never got the results from my EKG I did over a week ago. I called my doctors office, their hours were 11 – 7 yesterday so I gave them my cell phone number to call me back. My doctor called me at 7:45, just as I was in the middle of doing Insanity and my first thought was “Oh shit, I hope it’s okay to work out!” But it was normal. I told him that was the first time anyone called me normal, and he said “well, your EKG was normal!” Ha!
I got my ass out of bed on Day 2! I decided I needed a bit more fuel before working out than that juice the other day, so I had a high fiber English muffin with a tablespoon of peanut butter. I wasn’t famished by the time I got to work!
The sun was up by the time I got to the gym.
I had chest/abs/cardio on the workout plan. The strength portion took me 35 minutes, then I finished off with a 4.0 mph walk at 4 incline for 30 minutes.
Yesterday’s breakfast was different, but delicious. I ended up making a taco “shell” out of egg beaters and egg whites. I put 1/2 cup of egg beaters and 1/4 cup of egg whites in my 6 inch skillet that I sprayed with Pam. I put a lid on it and cooked it low and slow – about 8 minutes, or until the eggs weren’t runny. I put that in my tupperware container.
At work I heated up 3 ounces of taco meat that I sauted with baby spinach, put that in the taco “shell” and heated it up for a minute and a half. Of course, this would have been better with cheese, but it was delicious – I put some of my tomatillo salsa in there and of course added hot sauce after the picture was taken.
On the side I had a vanilla Chobani with a cup of strawberries.
I had every intention of going back to the gym at lunch for a nice swim or bike ride. Work got in the way again. It makes me so much happier that I got my morning work out in – Fran, you are right about getting your workout done in the morning in case life gets in the way later in the day!
So one of the women I met at the Beef Counsel event is a bad ass fucking runner – like holy shit I’ve never seen so many muscles on a woman in person in my life!
She’s got some great recipes on her site, so you should check them out. The one I adapted was her beef/pumpkin/black bean taco. You can find the full metal jacket recipe here.
I adapted her recipe based on my Cleanse – no cheese or creama on mine.
Beef, Pumpkin and Black Bean Tacos
- serves one: 571 calories, 69 carbs, 38 protein, 14.5 fat and 12.8 fiber! (if you ditch the 1/2 cup of brown rice, you can shave off 100 calories)
- 2 Ezekiel sprouted toritllas
- 4 ounces lean ground sirloin
- 4 ounces sweet potato
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
- chopped baby spinach for garnish
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice as a side
I cooked the ground beef just until browned, drained off any fat and tossed in 4 ounces of cooked, diced sweet potato and added 1 teaspoon taco seasoning and put that in container. While Jennifer pureed the sweet potato, black bean and salsa, I had my rice cooker on and didn’t want to blow a fuse, so I just mixed the pumpkin, beans and hot sauce in a separate container.
Once at work, I heated up both, then built my tacos – divided the pumpkin mixture over the bottom of the tortilla, then divided the beef and sweet potato mixture over the top, finished off the spinach and then the salsa.
Yep, you get both pictures because I couldn’t decide! I described this to my sister and she about puked in her mouth, but trust me, this was super flavorful and delicious – especially with a squeeze of lime over the top. Thanks Jennifer for the inspiration for these tacos!
Tony was on dinner duty – one of his favorites red beans and rice with smoked sausage. He just cooks the rice and sausage at the same time in our rice maker – sometimes he has to run it through twice, but so simple. I love how puffy the sausage gets! (that’s what she said).
Since I am not eating white rice, I ended up taking 1/2 a cup of sauerkraut and sautéed that 1/2 a honey crisp apple and 1 zucchini and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard. The only thing that had to cook was the zucchini, so I put that on the bottom of the skillet, and put 1 tablespoon of water and a top on and let it cook for 5 minutes. Yummo!
I have such shitty lighting in my kitchen. One day I’ll get a light box! I had about a tablespoon of the rice mixture that was stuck to the sausage. The sauerkraut hash on the bottom though made this dish!
Since I missed out on two lunch time workouts, I decided to squeeze in a quick 40 minute Insanity after dinner. Um, note to self. If you eat sauerkraut for dinner and then do Insanity, you will hot box yourself with the smelliest farts known to man.
Stats for the Day:
- 1616 calories, 167 carbs, 111 protein, 55 fat, 33 fiber
- 30% of calories from fat, 27% from protein, 41% from carbs
- 35 minute strength – chest/abs
- 30 minute treadmill
- 40 minute Insanity
Alright, it’s rise and shine time! Off to the gym before work – legs and cardio this morning and my bathing suit is in my bag for lunch – fingers crossed I’ll actually be able to go at lunch today!
Make it a great day!