veggie enchiladas and your thoughts

Posted: September 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Good evening my pals! Did you have a good day? I certainly hope so. I know its only been a couple days, but would love to hear your thoughts on my new ways of posting – more often, more personal in the 30 DSLR posts, random glimpses into my life on other posts, occasional tips, etc. I will always be true to myself, but value you all as my readers and friends. Therefore, I care about your take on things as well.


My energy the past few days has certainly compensated for the lackluster drive I had for anything last week. Last week, I had no desire for a formal workout whatsoever. This week I felt the complete opposite. Monday I completed a TurboKick workout at home. Tuesday I took a spin class. Wednesday I went for a walk. And today I made sure to get in a weights session with an at home circuit.


I typically use a Cathe DVD for weights workouts at home, but I didn’t feel like having to set up a bunch of equipment in my basement. So, I opted for resistance bands. They are such a handy workout tool for versatile, effective, and portable workouts. For today’s workout, I mixed up a lot of squats, lunges, and pushups with moves like rows, overhead presses, bicep curls, and triceps extensions with the band. I basically continued alternating upper and lower body moves to keep my heart rate up for a solid 30 minutes. Coupled with another walk, it made for a great impromptu and couldn’t-make-it-to-the-gym workout.

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Oh I can’t wait for post baby when I start designing my own workouts to share with you guys!! 😀 Some ladies out there know what I can come up with. 😉

I worked up a decent appetite and figured tonight was a perfect night to healthify one of my favorites right now – Mexican! After seeing veggie enchiladas on Caitlin’s, Jessica’s, and Brittany’s blogs I have craved them. I kind of did a hodge podge of all their creations.

I cooked up some baby bella mushrooms, sweet corn, onion, and green bell pepper until soft.


I combined about 1/4 c of sour cream and 1 small can green chilies to mix with the veggies. Then, I placed a couple spoonfuls of refried black beans and the veggie mixture into each tortilla.


Rolled up, topped with more sauce and cheese, then baked in a 350 oven for about 25 minutes.


More of a mixing together of things than a recipe (and not very photogenic), but they sure turned out good!


You should try them! Then, stay away from me for about the next 24 hours. Toot toot! 😀 See ya in the morning!

  • Please feel free to share any feedback that I mentioned at the start of the post. 😀
  • What type of workouts do you do when in a time-crunch or stuck at home?

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  2. Lee says:

    I like the random glimpses into your life the most!

  3. Resistance tubes/bands can be surprisingly hard. I use a band for lat pulldowns for back workouts. I can’t wait to see your rotations by the way 😉

  4. Camille says:

    You are a beautiful pregnant women!
    You are seriously glowing!

  5. Your little belly is so, so cute! And good for you for improvising– I especially appreciate seeing the moves on a resistance band. I’m always scared it’s gonna snap back into my face D: D:

  6. Kat says:

    Ok seriously, you are the picture of what I want to be when I am pregnant. Fit and healthy. You are such an inspiration, thank you SO much for sharing your struggles with workouts and food, and then your complete domination of workouts and good eats the next day 🙂 You rock.
    Those vegie enchiladas look amazing!! Those are by far one of my favorite mexican dishes!

    • Tina says:

      I’m certainly not perfect, but I try my best. I always hope to show that trying our best is what will get us to a good place. Because we can live our best lives. 🙂

      I really appreciate your comment!

  7. you look great!! I love personal posts the best (that probably sounds creeperish).. but they really are a breath of fresh air.

    your blog is wonderful no matter what you do! for quick workouts ill usually just take my dog for a walk down the back road. that way both him and I get some exercise in!

  8. You’re too cute working out! You look great!! And so does dinner :> I’m glad you’re having more energy this week. I like the new posting style and schedule too 🙂 Keep up the great work.

  9. cathe is amazing. i love her 🙂 and i love the new/old way of posting!

  10. You are so adorable in your workout pics!! In a time crunch I either do a high intensity circuit, or a short revitalizing yoga dvd!

  11. Natalie says:

    Do you like Turbokick? I’ve heard mixed things about it…and am so curious! I love using resistance bands too.

    • Tina says:

      I have the TurboJam DVDs that you can get from Beachbody and then a few TurboKick DVDs that my friend gave me (she used to teach it). I like them for at home cardio. They’re fun and a good length. I don’t know about TurboKick in the gym, but I think it would be pretty good too. Worth a shot at least.

  12. I like whatever you decide to do with your blog! You sincerity, generosity, and passion come through no matter your “blogging style,” and that is what is really important!

    I love the 30 Day Shred for a quick workout. I also LOVE Cardioke more than every other thing ever.

  13. Nicole says:

    Ok seriously after seeing so many enchiladas in the blog world I also need to make them ASAP! As for workouts in a crunch-pilates are usually my go to. Thankfully I also have a gym in my building, it’s not great but has some working equipment that allows me to work up a sweat!

  14. Those enchiladas look fantastic! YUM!!!!

    I’ve never tried resistance bands, I should check em out!

  15. Kristie says:

    Heh, since you mentioned the toots… yeah, I know people around me love me because that’s me after all meals :-P. Running is usually my go-to since I enjoy running in *almost* any sort of weather, but I can’t wait for you to post more strength training type stuff because I’m just not very confident in that area!

    • Tina says:

      I can’t wait to post more about it either. I seriously love it. I’ve just been sticking to classes while pregnant because its easier for me…and I have a tendency to push myself too hard with the weights otherwise. I’m excited to get my workout intensity going again.

  16. Shayna says:

    I love the posts about your life! You’re so fun.

    I love Turbo Jam when I’m stuck at home. Chalene feels like my buddy. And…I read cardioke in a comment above? If that is what I think it is…? I’m hunting it down tonight 😀

  17. i love your blog and I will read whatever you post because its from YOU!

    thanks for the shoutout 🙂 I will be MORE than happy to help you out!!!

    i do HIIT or plyos when i dont have that much time! lots of things to always keep my heart rate up! OR an insanity style workout!

  18. You look FABULOUS!!
    And thanks for the shoutout. 🙂

  19. You are awesome doing push ups with that baby in your belly! You look so cute! I only work out at home, so you hit the nail on the head with my workouts. Your dinner looks delicious! Have a great Friday!

  20. Veggie enchiladas are one of my favorite dishes…but I have to work hard not to eat ALL of them in one sitting, ha!

  21. Shannon says:


    My favorite part of your blog is reading about how you manage being a wife, mother, writer, tutor, and so much more. Your posts are great. I don’t have time to read multiple posts a day, but when I do read, I love what you write 🙂

  22. Tina you are so cute with your belly!

    I like reading all of your posts: glimpses into your life, more personal posts are great. I like your blog because it isn’t like the others: It doesn’t just showcase your food each day with your exercise. You write about other topics which I really look forward to!

  23. Kelly says:

    I am so happy you are having more energy. My first trimesters were always hard, but the rest of the pregnancies I had a lot of energy.

    Love your writing style whatever you do. That is what is fun about people blogging. You have many facets to your personality and it is a joy to read about all of them.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cathe. I always preorder her stuff. I have no control. 🙂

  24. I have been bad about squeezing in the work-outs recently…but LOVE veggie enchiladas. Especially spinach and black bean. Yum!

  25. Mellissa says:

    You and your belly look really cute!

    I have a few DVD’s for home, I can do an online yoga class or the dog and I will go through a walk on the 40 miles of trails around my house.

  26. Emily says:

    Yum – your recipe sounds delicious! I definitely will try it! 🙂

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