I’m really competitive, but only at traditionally non-competitive activities.
Like, for instance, board games. I am super competitive at board games. And I hate losing.
So, in retrospect, it probably wasn’t a good idea to have Date #3 with a boy (hereon referred to as Chandler) include a “friendly” game of Monopoly. In fact, I’ll admit it was a terrible idea. I’m 90% sure I scared him away for good.
You see, Chandler got all the red properties free and clear. No tradesies. No negotiations. He was just lucky. This obviously pissed me off. I tried to hide it, but I don’t hide anger well.
Eventually I ended up with all the yellow properties, which was a huge relief. But my relief was short-lived because soon after, Chandler built houses. Things got real ugly when I landed on one, owed $800, and had to mortgage a bunch of properties. He must’ve seen a kajillion red flags at this point.
In the end, the tables turned and I won (YES). But…..did I really win? Can scaring off a perfectly nice boy with your ruthless competitive board gaming be considered winning?
Nope. Not winning.
Work it Out
I did it again. I woke up at 5:15 and worked out before work. Again!
I’m a brand new woman. Maybe.
Actually not at all, I just had plans after work today and knew I wouldn’t have time for the gym. So an early morning workout was a must!
I took the day off from running to give my legs a break (my butt and thighs are sore, I think from the ripped workouts) and decided on a 15 min warm-up on the arc-trainer, followed by a 20 min elliptical hill workout. Then I drove home to do Week 1 of Ripped in 30.
In general, I have mixed emotions about working out in the morning.
Things I like about morning workouts:
1. I start my day with an extra dose of energy.
2. I feel good about getting my workout “out of the way” and checking something off my to-do list so early.
3. It frees up time in the evening to get other things done (i.e. cooking, shopping, reading, happy-hour-ing, etc).
Things I don’t like about morning workouts:
1. By the end of my work day, I’m mentally tired, and I miss the boost I get from an afternoon/evening workout.
2. It frees up time in the evening to get other things done (i.e. snacking, eating, snacking, eating, etc).
So, all-in-all, I think I’ll remain an afternoon workout girl for the most part. But it’s nice to know that I’m capable of doing the occasional morning workout if it’s necessary. In the past I would’ve just skipped it altogether!
I made a really questionable decision after work today. I decided to cook. In my kitchen. Which was a balmy 95 degrees. Seriously! Never again. I was literally sweating, just standing there. Fortunately, dinner was delicious, and came together pretty fast.
Turkey Tacos with Coleslaw
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman. Serves 3/8.
For the meat:
13 oz ground turkey, 93% lean
1/2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp enchilada sauce
1/4 tsp cumin
For the coleslaw:
1 head of purple cabbage, sliced thin
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup of light mayonnaise
1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of granulated sugar
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp of dried cilantro
1. Combine shredded cabbage and chopped jalapeno in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl mix milk, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, cayenne, and cilantro.
3. Pour sauce over cabbage and toss to combine. It’s best to refrigerate this for a few hours to let the flavors meld.
4. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium/high heat.
5. Add ground turkey meat and cook until completely browned.
6. Reduce heat to low and pour in the enchilada sauce, stirring to combine.
7. Stir in cumin and cook for another minute or two, then remove from heat.
8. Serve with corn tortillas or taco shells, with salsa, avocado, and fresh lime juice!
For the meat:
These tacos were delicious, and very healthy too! Look at all those veggies piled high.
I topped mine with some peach salsa (my favorite) and a squirt of lime juice. I considered adding some avocado, but I just love this sandwich too much and wanted to save it!
I have a TON of coleslaw now. I’ll need to get creative with ways to use it up!