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 3 

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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!


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