What a transitional week… but a good one at that. This week went from being really injured to being somewhat injured to being stiff but feeling better. For being the week after injuring my back I was pretty happy to have been able to workout as much as I did. I am looking forward though to healing more and more each day as I’m ready to get back to spin and tap class.
Monday – Rested
Tuesday - 1 mile walk to work, 1 mile walk to metro, and a 2 mile run on the treadmill.
Honestly, I was so ready for a good workout by Tuesday night. I was frustrated and took it out on the treadmill. It felt great to get a good a good run in.
Surprised how little I sweated though. Do you ever feel like the back of your shirt has got to be soaked only to find it looking like this? … And you’re bummed about it? Sweat = Proof in my head.
Wednesday – 20 minute AM Yoga
Thursday – 2 mile run/walk on the treadmill
Friday – 2 mile walk
My meals this week were also great and on point. I focused on my basics and tried to stay positive since the week started out with a lot of thoughts and emotions.
Last night for dinner I had planned on making tacos but those quickly turned into me inventing a random dinner….
Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole
My brain storming all started with this pack of seasonings. You see, I think I bought this a year or so ago and still haven’t used it so I figured it was time to make the most of it. Although I didn’t follow the recipe card, I figured the seasoning would be perfect for my invention.
I started by sauteing onions and fresh diced tomatoes.
I then added ground turkey and browned it.
Next I added the seasonings from the casserole seasoning pack. The seasonings included cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and dried onion.
Next I added 3 cans of beans; pinto beans, pink beans, and black beans and allowed them to cook down with the onions, tomatoes, and ground turkey.
Now for the fun part. Normally I would just use the mixture in tacos or on salads but last night I decided to create a “casserole”. I first added half of the meat mixture to the bottom of a casserole dish.
Next I added a light layer of fat free kraft cheese. Now I am NOT a fat free cheese fan but Neal is on this FF Kraft kick these days. So far I’m not winning this battle so I’m just rolling with it.
Next I added a layer of cooked rice (Trader Joe’s brand made with water and chicken bouillon).
I then added another thin layer of cheese and then topped with the remainder of the meat mixture.
Random dish?? Yes, but I know the flavors Neal and I love and figured a different take on it wouldn’t hurt.
Neal absolutely loved the dish and I thought it was great. Topping it with fat free Greek yogurt and pickled jalapenos made it fantastic.
So tell me, what was your favorite workout this week? Have you ever made a random dish out of your favorite flavors? If so what was it?
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