Happy Hump Day to ya’!

I sat on my booty for a record number of hours today. It was not good. I desperately need to set a reminder on my computer that alerts me to get up and move around every hour!

I’m just one of those people that gets TOTALLY into the project they’re working on and is constantly saying, "Let me do this one last thing, then I’ll get up and walk around."

One last thing always turns into 10 last things though, and the next thing I know I’ve been sitting for almost three hours. SO GROSS! I had absolutely NO pushback from my inner self when work ended and I was faced with gym time!

45 minutes on the treadmill didn’t totally make up for my movement-less day today, but it helped! Here’s what I did…

Time Speed Incline
0-1 4.0 1%
1-5 6.3 1%
5-10 6.5 1%
10-15 7.0 1%
15-20 7.5 1%
20-25 8.0 1%
25-30 6.5 1%
30-35 7.0 1%
35-38 4.0 1%
38-43 8.0 1%
43-45 4.0 1%
Total: 5.05 miles  

Oooo boy I was a hot. mess. during those 8.0 intervals – sniffing, audibly huffing and eyes ZEROED in on the clock waiting for it to end, but I’m proud to say I made it! This was super, super challenging. I’ll definitely do it again. :)

In other news – it was Taco Night at Casa de IGE!!


How long has it been since you had tacos, right?! I swear it’s been years since I had a good, hard-shell taco, so Ben and I decided to do it up right tonight. I spied these tortillas at the store and decided to give them a whirl.


I’ve never had this particular brand, but the ingredient list looked great!


I think I prefer these white corn shells over yellow corn. I feel like yellow corn taco shells completely shatter when you take a bite, while the thinner white shells hold their shape better.


Zee toppings!


I filled my tacos with 93/7 lean ground beef flavored with taco seasoning, then added Chipotle Goat Cheese from the Farmer’s Market,


green onions,


chopped avocado and tomato,




and fresh salsa!


Piled high and nestled between shot glasses to avoid the dreaded spilled taco. There’s nothing worse then meticulously putting your favorite fillings in your little taco shell, then having it fall over and spill its precious cargo all over your plate. Am I right?


I’m usually a fan of skipping the fried shells and opting for taco salads, but it’s just been way too long since I had the real thing.


It was sooooo worth it! Now here’s the real question – hard, or soft?! I’ve got to give it to the hard shell!


Fresh, crunchy and smoky – that Chipotle Goat Cheese was outofthisworld. So, so, so delish! Delish x4, in fact. I went back for a second round!


In other news, guess what I found today?! CHRISTMAS REESE’S!!! Already!


The peanut butter to chocolate ratio in these babies is like 9-1. I HEART THEM. Perfect for dessert!

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I’m off to devour this tree then settle in for Law & Order night. One of the few shows Ben and I can watch together without the other one zoning out is Law & Order. I’m even liking the new L&O Los Angeles spinoff, which really says something. Normally I loathe spinoffs. Real Housewives of Atlanta!? No.


OH – if you entered the Gift Mart Giveaway, I’ll be posting the winners tomorrow evening. The Junior League gave me EXTRA tickets to give away too, so more of you can expect to shop ’til ya’ drop – wheee!!!



Do you work in an office environment, or somewhere where you’re sitting down for the majority of the day? How do you stay active?