Taco Night & Scale Update

Posted: April 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Almost every week we have a “taco night” in our house. It gives me a break from having to think too much in the kitchen. Tonight called for tacos. I had a busy day that all started at the gym. I switched up my workout routine because, well, I felt like it and wanted a weight lifting schedule that would allow my rest days to go back to Sundays. We have lots of busy weekends coming up and I know fitting in workouts both days isn’t reasonable.

Today called for a light push workout. I did the following 5 moves in a circuit that took about 15 minutes to run through 3 times.

Push-Ups 10 on toes, 5 on knees
Mountain Climbers 20 per leg
Incline Dumbbell Flyes 10 reps
Squat Jumps 15 reps
Overhead Tricep Extensions 10 reps

I then followed up with a 45 minute spinning class that included LOTS of hills. Ouch!

I came home to a long list of to-dos, such as laundry and cleaning, but I could not ignore the weather calling me outside. Simply gorgeous here today! I spent one of Braedon’s naps outdoors with Makenzie playing ball, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and driving around in her little car. It felt good to get out in the warm sun.

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Unfortunately the to-dos didn’t disappear, so a large portion of the afternoon included things like vacuuming and folding laundry. In between rounds of checking in on the sick husband. Yep. I had three to care for today. No surprise that when dinner time rolled around, I turned to “taco night”.


Who cares if it’s an easy meal when it includes things like fire roasted salsa and avocado? I think if you add avocado or salsa to any savory dish, you have a winning combo. I feel the same about goat cheese and hummus. I wonder how a goat cheese, hummus, avocado, and salsa wrap would taste? 😉

Before I wrap up this post, I did want to touch base on something. I had a recent question about how the whole “weighing but not knowing my actual weight” thing is going. To put it simply…I’m loving it! I have no desire to know my weight and don’t feel caught up with numbers or obsessive over the scale at all. However, knowing that I have a weigh-in each Saturday morning  helps hold me accountable and keeps me mindful of my goals. I find myself making steady progress and the weekly confirmation of my progress keeps me motivated. I still don’t use the scale as my only tool (check my Progress Posts), but it does serve a purpose to help me with my Body After Baby progress. I feel myself getting closer and closer to my “happy place”…although, no doubt, I am already so happy with the strength, health, and vitality my body has shown me. I truly feel amazing. 🙂

  • What could you add to any savory meal and likely love it?

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67 Comments to “Taco Night & Scale Update”
  1. Sarah says:

    Taco Night is always the best 🙂 I think I could add salsa or hummus to anything and love it (especially hummus).

    It looks so gorgeous in Atlanta! I miss living there-today was rainy/cloudy in Washington DC.

    PS Spin class never fails to kick my booty!

  2. jobo says:

    congrats on the weight loss/update…you are doing amazing.

  3. Aw! M looks like she was having so much fun! So cute!

    I LOVE taco night!! Yum…never gets old 🙂

  4. Cheese, cheese cheese. I could add that to anything and love it, haha.

  5. […] Food: Remember how much I raved last night on avocado, salsa, goat cheese, and hummus as my favorite things to add to a meal? Well, I decided […]

  6. Avocado or an over-easy egg make everything better. 🙂

  7. […] wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to make for dinner tonight but after seeing Tina’spost, tacos it was! They are one of my favorite things to cook. So easy and delicious every. […]

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