Taco Tuesday….On a Monday!!

Good morning!!!

I am feeling full of energy this morning, despite the crick in my neck that just doesn’t want to go away. It is a touch better but turning my head is still quite the obstacle.

I am guessing that my workout last night didn’t do much to help but hey, I needed that workout and it was totally worth keeping the crick in my neck!

Yesterday’s Workout

  • 2 mile run- Really hard. Must start running more often!!!
  • 20 squats, 20 shoulder presses, 10 burpees, 20 bicep curls

My run was pretty pokey but I haven’t been running consistently in quite a while. My legs and my lungs ached but I only left myself stop for one walk break(on a very steep hill). During the run I got a little irritated at myself when I heard my time on my Nike plus so I had to remind myself that it wasn’t important. I was out there getting it done and THAT is what mattered!!

As you can see, last nights workout was a little different than the other 5 Factor workouts that I had been doing.

Here’s the deal: While I totally support the idea of shorter workouts being effective, I have decided that I want to do them in my own way. I was a bit bored last week, keeping to the prescribed workouts. I have no doubt I would have seen results strictly following the 5 Factor plan BUT I have decided to modify the plan to make it desirable to me. Working out should be something that I look forward to (at least most the time.) I will continue with workouts that range in time from 25-45 minutes but will incorporate my own circuit and lifting schedule so that it is more enjoyable!

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Dinner

Last nights dinner was a big plate of taco salad!!

This was SO, SO good!!! I haven’t had it in quite a while but it is going back into regular rotation. Of course, next time I will have to save it for Tuesday. A few months ago, we had “Taco Tuesday” every week and the kids really looked forward to it.  Last night when I told my daughter what we were having she said, “But mom, it isn’t even Tuesday”!!

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This Morning

Part of the reason for my energy this morning, besides the awesome cup of coffee I had was the power walk I got in bright and early. After dropping my daughter off at school, I came home, laced up the sneakers, got the boy in the jogging stroller and off we went.

It was a brisk 64 degrees this morning and I loved it!! I have the hardest time keeping my workouts indoors during the Fall. I get a bit giddy knowing I get to head outside, enjoy beautiful weather and bask in the “Fall-like” smell in the air. Is it just me, or does anyone else know the smell I am speaking of? I can’t really describe it but it is like a natural uplifting drug!!

Speaking of Fall, I think we found the most festive house in the neighborhood!

I bet this will be the house to hit up come Halloween night!!!

Breakfast

When we got home, I decided to fuel up with some peanut butter and jelly Ezekiel toast, topped with chia seeds.

Yum!!

Do you decorate for the Holidays? Inside or out? I have a wreath on my door and a few Fall items on the mantle but I definitely keep it simple….until Christmas!!

Have you ever tried Chia seeds? What is your favorite way to use them?

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Taco Tuesday….On a Monday!!

  1. I LOVE chia seeds. I put them in oatmeal and smoothies all the time!

    Your Mexican salad looks wonderful– that’s one of my favorite things to eat.

  2. I am a probably the worst holiday decorator ever!! I hate having things around. It freaks me out! lol..Never tried chia seeds, still haven’t tried an avocado. I got some work to do.:)

  3. Any running is good running!
    I just used chia seeds in my overnight oats this morning!

  4. I can’t wait to decorate for fall. It’s happening this weekend! I usually put out a wreath and some tabletop decorations. I do change the place mats on the table to fall colors.

  5. I decorate my apartment inside with a tree. Haha. That’s about it.

  6. Lindsay Killian

    Your landscaping is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I suck at it! Come help me with mine!!! 🙂 We have “full sun” so it’s so hard to pick out plants.

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