Morning, friends! We have some snow here in DC today – enough to cancel my morning track workout and to give the government a 2 hour delay, but that’s about it. I hope those of you farther north are staying safe under the piles of white stuff it sounds like you’re getting – yikes! Since my track workout was cancelled, I decided spur of the moment to sign up for a lunchtime trial class at OrangeTheory! I’ve been wanting to try it out forever (they give you a first class free) and I figure that’s just as close to a track workout as I can get. I’ll let you guys know what I think – rushing over there in a minute!
As for yesterday’s workout, I headed to the pool! It had been awhile since I’d gone swimming and it felt nice to get back in there. My triceps were actually really sore from the pole hiking I did over the weekend at Canyon Ranch!
On the food front, yesterday for lunch I made one of my standard favorite massive salads. Lots of greens and veggies, plus some canned chickpeas, 90 second microwave brown rice, avocado, and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Delish!
For dinner last night, I made the world’s most random casserole. I was planning to make Mexican Lasagna (<—recipe) since it’s on the Winter Shape Up meal plan, but I totally forgot to get more tortillas, so I got creative. I was inspired by my Mexican Brown Rice Casserole from a million years ago, and did a sort of variation on that!
Into a large bowl, I threw: leftover cooked chopped chicken (about 2 cups?) + 1 cup hummus + 1 cup salsa + 2 eggs + 1 can black beans (drained/rinsed) + 1 container 90 second brown rice. Mix it all up, pop it in a baking dish, and cook at 375 for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until it was set/fully cooked through.
Matt was extremely weirded out by all the ingredients going into this pan together…
But what do you know? It was actually really good. 🙂 Especially with a little hot sauce on top (for him)! We also had some salad on the side.
As for breakfast this morning, I’m back on the green smoothie train after being reminded how much I love them while at Canyon Ranch! Matt was working from home until about 10, so I made us a both smoothies with kale + vanilla almond milk + plain Greek yogurt + chia seeds + banana. Yum!
And now, off to OrangeTheory! I’m excited. 🙂