Use the sauna to relax.
I changed gyms and this one has a sauna. I enjoy ending my workout with 20 minutes in the sauna. This relax my mind, body and spirit.
The words are synonymous with God. You are who you say that you are. I encouraged my weight loss group to create their I am statement and repeat it every morning. Words are so powerful, and so often we use negative words each day to describe ourself. When the words are not spoken our thoughts become our enemy.
Repeat after me. I am Great, I am Valuable, I am Happy, I am Amazing. Sheila wrote a post last year “You are amazing” check it out.
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Practice your I am statement each morning in the mirror. Click To Tweet
Watch this great video by the late Wayne Dyer:
I used a I am creator and made this I am statement several years back. I keep it to remind myself who I am and where I was at that point in my life.
I am Dedicated and Determined
I wonder about life mysteries
I hear the voice of your heart
I see answers to problems
I want life to matter
I see the world thru God’s eyes
I am your friend
I Pretend I am not afraid
I feel the weight of the world
I touch sensitive areas that need healing
I worry my words may be misunderstood
I cry when I am not heard
I am the voice of reason
I understand life is short
I say eat the meat and leave the bone
I dream of endless possibilities
If nothing changes, then nothing changes
I am who I am
Because of what I believe…
Are you tired of chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. If so, you will love this quick and easy chicken meal. The chicken breast is cut in chucks and marinated in garlic and herbs. The sweet potatoes are cubed and roasted along with the broccoli and onions.
I am not a fan of baked sweet potatoes but I was surprised that I enjoyed them cubed and roasted.
I prefer my broccoli chunky so I roasted the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes before I added the broccoli and onion.
When you are making your meal, make enough for lunch and a couple to put in the freezer.
I grew up eating candied sweet potatoes, so I made a sweet tangy dressing to drizzle on the top. The maple syrup gave the sweet potatoes sweetness without adding the tons of syrup that I am normally use to. This flavor also compliment the nuts and cranberries.
Dressing to drizzle on top. Use equal parts of olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.
This soup if full of favor. The taste of Stuffed Green Peppers but the convenience of a soup. This is a wonderful soup for the slow cooker.
Note: If you cook the rice and beef the cook time is allow the seasonings and vegetables time to get tender.
However my sister said, when she is pressed for time she put everything in the slow cooker raw but the green peppers. This requires longer cook time 8 hours but it is a true slow cook meal. She adds the green pepper in the end, she is like me we prefer crunchy green peppers in the soup.
Give yourself 4% you are worth it. If you don’t think you are worth 4% who else will? Here’s a challenge start with 30 minutes a day 5 days a week, that 150 minutes. You can do that watching TV.
Old or young you are still worth 4%. If you don’t want to go to the gym, try these chair exercises that I seen on Facebook. Believe me, it is a workout.
Looking for some quick and simple weight loss tips check out our “Quotes – Weight Loss”
Try an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable today. (pomegranate, kiwi, eggplant,plantain, star fruit, bok chop, etc.)
People who drank skim milk instead of fruit juice at breakfast eat about 9 percent fewer calories at their midday meal.
A serving if a thinner fillet of fish is about the size of a checkbook.
Would I make it again – Yes
Now that the weather is changing and football season is here. How about a big pot of chili. Hmm, I need something new and improved, something different. I got it, how about “White Bean Chili”.
Don’t get scared, it has meat for you carnivores. The original recipe called for ground chicken or ground turkey. I did a blend and had 1 pound of each. I have also seen white bean chili recipes with sausage. Since I am trying to eat more healthy, I opted for the turkey and chicken and skipped the sausage.
Here are some “simple tips” for making this chili.
If you prefer chicken breast that ok too. My sister uses dry beans so she cooks her chicken breast and bean together in the crock pot. Me I was lazy I used canned. When the meat is done she shreds the chicken and then add the other ingredients.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds ground turkey or ground chicken
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 package white chili mix
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon tabasco or “I use chopped jalapeño instead “
1 4-ounce chopped green chilies drained
1 19-ounce can great northern beans drained
3. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
4. Stir well, then cook 1 hour more.
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Monica’s challenge from our “Weight Loss Group” was to try a new vegetable. She choose to make “Roast Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes” from AllRecipes. This was a hit, and will be added to Family Favorites.
Monica said that this recipe changed her attitude toward brussels sprouts. In the past she felt brussels sprouts were mushy and overcooked, however this recipe gave the vegetable flavor and crunch.
Monica not only critiqued the recipe, but also gave the ”Weight Loss Group” the benefits for adding brussels sprouts to your diets.
“Brussels sprouts a good source of protein, iron and potassium, but they also offer other benefits that can boost your overall health.” For more benefit check out this article Health Benefits of Eating Brussels Sprouts.
Great job Monica, we are all excited about trying this recipe.
When I say body butter it’s just that, I use this homemade Shea butter from head to toe. I start with my hair to seal in moisture and proceed to use it all over my body to soften my skin. This is one DIY project I will continue to use because it so simple to make. I have made it several times and changed the essential oil for variety in scent.
Your amounts can vary depending on how firm you like it. For more stiffness add more solid butter, (i.e the Shea or a Coconut) vs. the liquid oil makes it more buttery or smooth.