Thursday, July 15, 2010

Taco Thursday

Rest for the Weary 
Today I have some DOMS going on from yesterday's biceps/triceps/shoulder workout. I only briefly thought about getting up for an early run, but our lows were going to be 79/80 degrees, and the humidity is extreme - makes the heat so much worse. So I didn't even bother with a run or pretending to think about a run.

I had really wanted to do back and chest today, but my arms are too sore and the workout would have suffered as a result. Believe it or not, I do know my limits. So today was a rest day. I really wish that I could have mustered the energy for a cardio only day though because this means I'll have to force my rear out of bed tomorrow morning in order to get the workout done. The dogs are getting groomed (very much overdue) in the morning so Jason will take them in, but I will have to pick them up after work.

Sometimes I think morning workouts are worse when I know they are a must. Hmmm, need to refocus how I think about them. Tomorrow I will be reminding myself that it'll be much cooler to workout early than wait until later in the day. Let's put it this way, the heat index was 109 today and the upstairs (always hotter of course) A/C cannot keep up. The thermostat was set at 75 and it's still 85 degrees. Talk about working out in a sauna. 

Taco Thursday
I decided to make Taco Salad Bowls for dinner tonight. I've been seeing a few posts where people made the "bowls" with whole-wheat flour tortillas by simply baking them in a bowl shaped dish. Thought I'd give it a try. I don't even recall the last time I had a salad in a bowl like that. Jason opted for hard tacos instead.

The filling was simple: leaf lettuce, Roma tomatoes, a variety of bell peppers, jalapenos, black beans, and TVP that I spiced up (think taco seasoning). I topped mine with Daiya Cheddar "Cheese".

Had to Share
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel had this quote posted today. I am not a big quote person, but sometimes they do speak don't they? This is one that I thought might speak to many of you who read my blog.

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” George Bernard Shaw

Do you love love love quotes or just have a few that speak to you? Feel free to share your favorite!