I should have stayed in bed today. I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but today was one of those rare bad ones. I started off missing my morning meeting. No alarm means no meeting. I finally did wake up and had some oatmeal:
With naner, cinnamon, flax seeds, and agave syrup. I know I said I was going to the beach today, but it didn’t work out that way. I figured the best way to clear the cobwebs from my head was to start with my house. I started by deep cleaning the bathroom, then I dusted and started scrubbing the floors on hands and knees, it just gets cleaner that way. That was when I heard the tornado coming from my toilet. All the water got sucked out and stinky air was blowing in, then nasty water started squirting out all over my clean bathroom. I ran out in the street, hair wild, in my jammies and slippers to yell at the city workers. I’m sure I was quite a sight. Of course that did no good, so I came in and cleaned it again. All that cleaning worked up an appetite:
Veggie burger with pepperjack cheese, Smart Balance mayo, ketchup, mustard, and lettuce on a whole wheat sandwich thin. I did every last bit of laundry and even managed to squeak in a workout. Yes, I moved up to level 2 in the Jillian Micheals 30 day shred dvd. I was quite proud of myself, she’s one tough cookie. Then I showered and ran out to the store real quick to pick up a couple things for dinner.
Yummy fajitas with black beans. You may ask how something that looks so delicious can be healthy. Here’s how I did it. I used lean organic round steak and marinated it in organic fajita seasoning. I sautéed green and red peppers, and onions. I piled lots of peppers and onions, and a little beef onto whole wheat tortillas with a sprinkle of reduced fat mexican blend cheese and fat-free sour cream, then dosed it in Cholula hot sauce. For the black beans, I used low sodium beans , and seasoned them with hot sauce and a generous amount of cumin. I looooove this meal. So many traditional foods can be made healthy just by using low sodium, whole grain, low-fat versions of the traditional ingredients. Mexican food is especially good to make healthy because of the strong flavors, you don’t miss the fat and salt at all. I had a glass of red zin, which was much-needed after a day like today. And my 2 squares of dark chocolate hit the spot. See you all tomorrow!