Tacos

So the last few days have been full of temptation and cravings. To decide your life style and say there aren’t any cravings would be lying. I definitely have been fighting the craving roller coaster. Ugh! Friday my hubby and I had dinner with a friend of ours. Luckily she is into clean eating as well so it wasn’t too difficult to find a paleo friendly restaurant. We settled on my favorite, Flat Top Grill. For those that aren’t familiar it is a Mongolian style restaurant where you pick your own veggies, meat, and sauces and they cook it up for you. So yummy. Great way to fill up on veggies and since I was going paleo it meant I could eat calamari and pork, as its not marinated and free of gluten. Well I made it through dinner without a drink, although the other 2 were. After dinner it was off to Old Chicago for a couple drinks, which of course meant a couple more waters for me. The next day my husband complimented me on being strong. Trust me it wasn’t easy, but it’s only 60 days, I’ve done 90 days no alcohol to win a bet so this should be easier, right?

Well Saturday meant leftovers from dinner and a quick drive up to the QCA for my friend’s baby shower. Temptations galore. The table was full of cupcakes, fluff, animal crackers, popcorn, all my favorites. The old me would have filled my plate, but seeing as this was the new me and I was fashionably late I focused on socializing and drinking my water I brought. Managed to make it through the shower unscathed.

Back track, it was time for WOD #3 at the gym. It was a doozy, The Filthy Fifty! Gross!!! Here is the workout:
For Time:
-50 Box Jumps 24″/20″
-50 Jumping Pull-Ups
-50 Kettlebell Swings 45#/35#
-50 Walking Lunges
-50 Knees To Elbows
-50 Push Press 45#
-50 Good Mornings 45#/35#
-50 Wall Balls 20#/14#
-50 Burpees
-50 Double Unders
Till the weight comes off knees to elbows (k2e) are a challenge I have problems holding myself on the bar. So it was to the floor for me. I hold onto a bar and lift my knees to my elbows. The challenge is my darn boobs always try to strangle me. Anyone who says they want bigger ones, please feel free to take some of mine, goodness! I definitely didn’t have a great time, but once again it’s a start.

Saturday night I decided I had a craving for tacos plus it was quick and easy. So my hubby made a quick run to the store to pick up the essentials: ground beef, tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese, taco seasoning, tortillas. Now simmer down not all of this was for me, some was for my non-paleo hubby. I started by browning 3 lbs of ground beef. Once it was cooked and the fat drained off, I took 2 cups and put in a separate frying pan for me. I then added 2 tbsps of taco seasoning, recipe below, along with some water. Once complete I served on a romaine lettuce “tortilla” with some chopped tomatoes and guacamole. Not too bad.

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Taco Seasoning
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
1 tsp black pepper

Mix all together in a air tight container. Add 2-3 Tbsp of the mix plus 1/2-3/4 c water to 1 lb of meat. Simmer on the stove till liquid cooks off.