Plus a fun and super versatile recipe!
When Iâ€™m not training for anything specific, I have long followed the blank training plan concept. Basically, you create a blank plan with the number of days youâ€™d like to exercise per week, and then you do whatever you want for your workouts, with the only goal being to fill in the blanks.
So Iâ€™ve kind of been following the same approach through this pregnancy, but as of last week, I started to schedule my workouts.
Holy crap! What a difference so far. Thereâ€™s something magical about penciling in your workouts, huh? I moved my body six out of seven days last week (including one nice long recovery walk) and Iâ€™m hoping to do the same thing this week â€“ a little SWEAT nearly every day.
More than everâ€¦
Exercise —> Happy Body —> Better Sleep —> I Donâ€™t Want to Cry From Exhaustion By 2 PM
Itâ€™s obvious, but I canâ€™t get over how much exercise is positively impacting my ability to sleep (BE GONE, pregnancy insomnia!) and thus the way I feel overall. And penciling in my workouts really, really helps ensure that I actually get something done.
Overheard this morning in power vinyasa yoga (which was a wee too challenging for me right now, and probably the last time I take a super flowy class for a while):
I liked that. So true.
Okay! Recipe time.
I love this sweet potato and black bean filling because 1) Itâ€™s super easy to make; and 2) You can use it in so many fun ways. I like to roll it up in corn tortillas, as shown above, but you can stuff it into burritos with lettuce, add it to a cheesy quesadilla, serve it over rice, or even eat it with tortilla chips.
This recipe makes about 4 servings.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Filling
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- Sprinkle cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Chop peeled sweet potato into bite-sized bites. Coat in olive oil. Roast in a small pan for 30 minutes.
- When sweet potato is cooked, mix potato, red onion, black beans, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
- Serve and enjoy!
I know what weâ€™re having for dinner!