Whole Wheat Tortilla Taco Bowl

Don’t you just love how quickly the short weeks fly by? It almost feels like two back-to-back weekends.

Today marks day 5 of p90x Lean! So far, work outs have looked like this:

Day 1 – Fit Test + Core Synergistics
Day 2 – Cardio X
Day 3 – Shoulders & Arms + Ab Ripper X
Day 4 – Yoga X
Today – Legs & Back + Ab Ripper X

A few of you asked whether the Lean Program is different from the traditional program. So here’s the deal.

There are three p90x program options to follow – p90x Classic, p90x Doubles, or p90x Lean. You go through 3 phases, each of which is 3 weeks long. After each 3 week phase, there’s a recovery week. After the recovery week, the DVD line-up changes and you transition into the next phase. So on and so forth.

Each program uses the same set of DVDs only with a different focus. The Lean program emphasizes more cardio and less resistance. It’s slightly less intensive, but still pretty killer. If done correctly, the program promises to show positive changes in lean body mass.

I chose the lean program simply because I’d like to continue running throughout the next few months. If it gets too difficult to keep up with both, then I’ll cut out a few p90x workouts and deem those days for running.

Basically, I’m going to roll with what works for my body. If I need more than one rest day, I’ll take it. If I’d rather run, than I’ll skip the DVD.

While I’m doing the ‘program’ per say, I’m also going to tailor things as I go along.

So there you have it – p90x in a nutshell.

One thing I love about adding more strength training to my routine is more food! The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns while at rest, which means the more food you need to keep your energy up. I’ll take that any day.

Recently, I’ve been feeding my muscles with veggie taco bowls. Okay, well I’m always feeding my muscles with veggie bowls – but this is my favorite variation as of late.

All it takes is a few steps and a little layering and it’s ready to eat!

First I made a taco shell bowl by baking a whole grain tortilla at 425 degrees. It took about 10 minutes for it to get nice and crispy.

Next, it was time for some protein and spiciness.

Refried black beans + green chiles. Double yum.

 

Lastly, it’s time to fill it up with some color!

I filled my bowl with a variety of veggies [steamed broccoli, carrots, edamame, roasted corn, cherry tomatoes] all mixed up with medium salsa, nutritional yeast, and avocado for creaminess.

So filling and delicious!

This is so easy – it just might be in the meal rotation for the next week straight!

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Have a wonderful day guys!