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Taco Mac [Atlanta]


Don’t let the name of this restaurant fool you because it definitely fooled me. While there were a few Hispanic inspired dishes on the menu, the menu was mostly composed of American grill food items. I wasn’t really disappointed because at that point, I was starving. So, anything would have been fine.

This restaurant is set up like a typical bar and grill. There are a ton of TVs and high-top tables. We were sat almost immediately upon arriving. Our server was very good. He was attentive, had suggestions, and checked on us quite often. He seemed genuinely willing to serve us.

I ordered the Rocky Mountain Chicken Sandwich and fries. I also ordered a side salad. The salad was very filling alone. It was fresh, and had all the toppings I needed. The fries were good, and so was the chicken sandwich. It came with a special sauce, rocky sauce, which was pretty tasty. I believe the sauce was a mixture of BBQ and honey mustard sauce. An added bonus was that unlike some restaurants,  they weren’t stingy with the avocado. So, that made me happy. I will say this though, the food was good, but it wasn’t outstanding.

I would recommend dining in here. The atmosphere is fun, the service is great, and the food is decently priced.

Week 8 (Redo): Insanity & WW

Alright folks, I hope I haven’t let too many of you down with my incompletion of Insanity as scheduled. As aforementioned, I am going to redo Weeks 8 & 9, and I’m debating on adding an additional week. With that said, here’s my Week 8 Redo week update…

9/10-9/16

9/10: Max Interval Circuit: Let’s just say that I got my butt whooped and didn’t even make it through the entire workout. I had a headache prior to starting, and once I started the first circuit, I began to feel dizzy, light-headed, and extremely nauseated. Usually I would have tried to push through, but this time I think if I would have continued, I would have passed out, seriously.

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Crackers

Lunch: Nothing

Dinner: Turkey Burger, popcorn

Snack: Apple Crisp Granola Bars

Beverages: Water, Coffee,  & Green Tea

9/11: Max Interval Plyometrics: This was tough, but I think I did fairly well considering I haven’t worked out in a week and a half. My body is definitely going to have to readjust to get hammered by Insanity. I’m going to take a slow, but push myself.

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/reduced fat milk

Lunch: Smart Ones Alfredo Fettuccine

Dinner: Yellow Rice 2/3 serving), Turkey Sausage (2 oz), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

9/12: Max Interval Conditioning & Insane Abs: While doing this workout, I felt like it was the first time I’ve done it. Towards the end of the Insane abs workout, I noticed my heart rate increased signficantly. I allowed it to decrease, then I picked back up. Overall, I thought I did well, and will continue to push through until I complete Insanity.

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Smart Ones Broccoli & Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Yellow Rice 3/4 serving), Turkey Sausage (2 oz), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers (2/3 serving)

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

9/13: Max Interval Recovery: Like the other workouts during this week, it was tough to get through.

Breakfast: 1 Egg & biscuit

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Reduced Fat Clam Chowder w/Yellow Rice (1/4 Serving) & Grilled Cheese

Snack: Hummingbird Cupcake & 1 Godiva Biscuit

Beverages: Water, Coffee & Green Tea

9/14: Max Interval Cardio Circuit: I was able to get through this workout this time around. It was hard, but I managed. I definitely paid close attention to my body to make sure I didn’t experience the same issues I did on Monday. Overall, it was a good workout.

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Reduced Fat Clam Chowder & Grilled Cheese w/Turkey Sausage, White Cheddar Popcorn

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers & Nutter Butters

Beverages: Water, Coffee & Green Tea

**Went over allotted points for the day.

9/15: Max Interval Sports training: As I mentioned before, this is my favorite Insanity workout. It was hard to get through, but it is the most manageable workout. I made sure to push through though. I think during this redo week, it was my best workout.

Breakfast: Shrimp & Grits, 1 Slice of Toast

Lunch: Banana & Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Dinner: Sliced Chicken Deli Sandwich (grilled), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Watermelon

Beverages: Coffee & Green Tea

Week 9: Insanity and Weight Watchers

Greetings!

I know everyone was expecting my final update on Insanity and Weight Watchers to be published today. However, a lot has happened over the past two weeks. I have not completed the Insanity program just yet. I’ve decided to redo weeks 8 and 9, and add an additional week. I will update accordingly. I apologize to those who were waiting and expecting a final update. It’s coming, it will just be delayed.

Due to the things taking place the past couple of weeks, I didn’t eat well either. At weigh in this morning, I found that I gained 5 pounds. Of course this is a setback, but I’ve come to realize that everything is not going to always be organized and done the way we want them. Life throws curve balls, and we have to learn how knock it out the park even if we strike out a few times.

With that said, stay tuned for my upcoming Insanity & Weight Watchers updates. If you’ve experienced a curve ball, I encourage you to get back up to the plate and try again! Keep moving forward.

Week 1: Insanity & WW

7/10-7/14 [Sunday was an off day and I didn’t officially start until Monday. I posted my official start with Insanity & WW on 7/9]

Day Two (Plyometric Cardio): I damn near died. I am not a sweater, but today I couldn’t tell. I looked like a chocolate glazed donut. Today was definitely a good a workout. I completed the workout, but I did take a few breaks in between. Next time I cross this workout, I’m sure I’ll be able to get through it with fewer breaks.

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Weight Control Maple & Brown Sugar) with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Progresso Light Clam Chowder, sliced chicken sandwich (whole wheat 45 cal bread, mustard, Cajun seasoned chicken (deli meat) & 1 slice of sharp cheddar cheese)  and Cheetos (1 oz).

Drinks: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Three (Cardio Power & Resistance): This was hard, too. I wouldn’t say it was as bad as the Plyometric Cardio though. I was able to keep up more with this workout. I pushed myself more and took fewer breaks. Once again, I was drenched in sweat.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Macaroni and Bean soup, sliced chicken sandwich and tortilla chips (1 oz.)

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Four (Cardio Recovery): Cardio Recovery is just what I needed. After two days of soreness, my body definitely need a good stretch and recovery. I’m quite thrilled that there are days like this that allow my body to recoup after so much intensity. Tomorrow is Pure Cardio, I can only begin to imagine what my body is about to through!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and cheesy roasted potatoes

Dinner: Progresso Macaroni and Bean soup, sliced chicken sandwich and Cheetos

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries and Bananas

Day Five: (Pure Cardio): Umm… This workout was just as the title states, PURE CARDIO! There were no :30 second breaks once the workout started. I did take a few breaks though. During this workout, I realized my biggest weakness is push ups. I have minimal upper body strength. So, a few exercises within this workout were extremely difficult. I’m sure with time, I’ll build my upper body strength so that I can do a real push up and not a half one.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Tuna Sandwich, Baked Cheetos and potato salad (store-bought)

Drinks: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Six: (Plyometric Cardio): I think this type of workout is the hardest on my body. I sweat a lot more doing the Plyometric Cardio than any other exercise. I pushed myself and took fewer breaks. Great workout!

Breakfast: None. I woke up at 11:30am.

Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Cheetos

Dinner: Lawnmower Salad (Dave and Buster’s) – Romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup of Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette, 2 oz of chopped chicken breast, boiled eggs, red onions, avocado, bleu cheese crumbles, green peppers, red peppers, tomatoes. I ate 2/3 of the salad.

Drinks: Water

Snacks: Banana & Pretzels (100 cal pack)

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Tuna Recipe

Canned tuna (1), 1 tbls of olive oil mayo, mustard, chopped dill pickle, salt, pepper and cooked egg whites.

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Now, I know I didn’t eat the healthiest, but I’m taking steps to lead a healthier life. The key word is “steps”. I also forgot to weigh myself yesterday and this morning. So, I’ll update this tomorrow with my results from week one.

 

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