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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Taco Tuesday=Mexican Lasagna!

Tonight I wanted to go anywhere, but the gym! I am not sure if it’s the heat or what, but I have been so EXHAUSTED lately. I have had plenty of sleep and been drinking water like a camel, but still have been really tired. It took everything in me to pull myself to the gym tonight, but I did it!

Look at those scary eyes, man I look tired!!!


I brought my little paper, so I would stick to my treadmill track workout. Yes I know it’s chicken scratch.


I ended up doing all of it except the last 800, my right IT band was really tight and I didn't want to push it. After the intervals, I hit up the weight room and did Gina’s Summer Shape Up workout:

Day 2: Shoulders, Chest and Triceps
-Dumbbell skull crusher  (can do on bench or laying down)
-Push press
-Push ups (as many as you can)
--Elbows out extension
-Cable crossover (for at home workouts, use resistance bands or lay on the floor and do flys with dumbbells)
-Dumbbell frontal raise

I also did 10 walking pushups and crunches on the stability ball. The funny thing is I could have stayed at the gym for another hour!!! Isn’t it funny that it might take everything in you to get to the gym, but once your there it feels soooo good?!

When I got home I made a mean version of Rachel Ray’s Mexican Lasagna. I saw it on Jenna’s blog and I have had it on my mind for Taco Tuesday ever since!

I had just about all the ingredients on hand, except for the corn so I just put in some pinto beans instead. I also didn’t have cheddar cheese so I used Colby and a little light mozzarella. I also used lean ground turkey instead of ground chicken, since I changed the recipe so much does that make it mine?!

The bottom layer: there are tortillas under the meat mixture.

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Layer 4 & 5 

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WOW, this was too easy!! It seriously took me less then 20 minutes to make, and I will have leftovers all week!!

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My first portion, I of course went back for seconds!! 

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My second piece I decided to add some Fage, and olives! I think next time I will make the dish with olives:)

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Well I gotta get in bed so I can start relaxing, I have an early morning run at 5am!! I am also meeting my friend Veronica for coffee tomorrow morning, (I’ll be making mine at home of course), and I will be biking to the cafe. It is only a 2 mile bike ride!!

Nite Peeps, I am spent!


Alison said...

Mexican lasagna sounds great! Can you believe I hated lasagna (and any other pasta) until I was about 15? Now I love it all.

I like how you made a workout list on note paper. Cute photo. How do you do walking push-ups? It sounds hard.

Pearl said...

bobbi - you're gorgeous even tired :)

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

hey bobbi! tempeh is nutty and chewy. its a little more than tofu. its worth mixing it up though!

teacherwoman said...

You're right... just getting to the gym, or getting out there, is our biggest challenge!

Umm, that lasagna looks delish!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Hon, do me a favor and have someone check out your IT band. You're a month out from Boston and it shouldn't still be bothering you. Chances are you just need a really good deep tissue massage to work it out. Someone doing it, not the foam roller. The massage should help relax that muscle. And some home strengthening exercises for it. Trust me, I've been there! :D

gina(fitnessista) said...

i've been exhausted lately too! i don't know what's going on! but you're right, once i get to the gym, i feel great
thanks for the shout out- i'm glad you liked the workout :D
back in my meat-eating days i used to make that mexican lasagna pretty often. it's so good!
enjoy your day!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

I love your phone case!! Too cute.

Brandi said...

good job working out anyways!

I think all those changes make the recipe yours :) that's how I do mine!

Denise said...

Sounds like you might need a day off to get some rest!! Don't push it too much and end up getting injured.

Mica said...

Mexican lasagna rocks!! I want to come to taco night at your house!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Bobbi- that's so great you went to the gym even though you didn't feel like it! Must have felt good in the end!
I bet the heat takes a toll on your energy levels. Perhaps there are some foods you can turn too as well to boost energy levels? I wish I had more information to share! I need to get my health books out! :-)

Amazing looking lasagna! What a great idea!!

Rose said...

Kudos to you, girl! You give me inspiration to just ditch my excuses after work and get on the treadmill :)

Nobel4Lit said...

Looks lovely. I think I saw a recipe similar to this on the Food Network recently (Emeril?). Anyway, reminds me about a tamale pie recipe I've been meaning to try. Yay for comfort-food turned Mexican!

Lacey Nicole said...

ooh you need some quality sleep! i love the note-paper workout!!! i am totally right there with you (i use post-it notes!). my IT band got tight today on my run for the first time, EVER! i am worried!!!! what do you do to stretch it out??? i tried to foam roll but that is one i have a hard time doing correctly.

Danica's Daily said...

Great recipe - that Mexican Lasagna looks delish!

RunToFinish said...

wow way to stick it out on the workout even bein so tired... oh mexican. I really need to make some again...but you and this challenge have me not buying things :)

Matt said...

That Mexican Lasagna looks awesome!

Sheri said...

That Mexican Lasagna looks so good I am making it for supper tonight! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Wendy said...

That lasagna looks great!