A very special quote I found.....
Keep your thought positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
The things I love about Six Week Slim Down so far...
Looking in the mirror and seeing that my hard work has paid off.
Feeling energetic all day long.
Learning and trying new recipes.
Doing this with support and encouragement from my friends--
Looking forward, not backward.
The time I set for myself everyday makes me so happy.
Trying on clothes is not horrid.
Craving healthy foods and not Twix bars.
I bake a few breasts of chicken using easy ingredients like, salt, pepper, olive oil and Trader Joes "everyday seasoning".
I'll store these away in fridge so all I have to do is warm it up and add a side.
Today's side is Roasted Tomatoes****
These tomatoes are made by taking out center, adding olive oil and I use these herbs de provence (it's a blend of thyme, basil, onion, bay leaf, rosemary, lavender, & other spices).
Super simple and quick lunch! Yumm.
I don't always have time to read magazines and cookbooks. But, when I take the kids or myself to a Doctor's appointment, I have a little ritual...
I flip through the magazine(s) for easy, light, healthy recipes and snap a picture of it with my iPhone.
I don't have to look through a cookbook, find the recipe or write anything down for later :)
I look forward to waiting rooms-- LOL!
Work lunch bag snacks:
Here's what I brought to work today...
Small sweet peppers
Yogurt (for my sweet tooth)
Hard boiled egg
1/2 chicken breast
Yummy-- Bean & Rice Chips "pico de gallo" flavor.
My favorite workout is Vintage Brooke!
"Core Secrets" is the name of the DVD series.
25 minute Full Body Workout
I like this workout because my back and knees can't take very much high impact. This is perfect for all women with those issues. Plus it's a great way of releasing tension by using it to stretch.
Of course, Brooke's newest DVD series is equally amazing! They have all the moves you need to burn and sweat to a new you. What more could you ask for??
I recently went to my girlfriend's birthday lunch at True Food Kitchen.
I knew we'd have cupcakes after so I wanted to balance that out with something extremely healthy for me.
Tuscan kale salad... with grilled salmon (check out the recipe here)
After a lot of searching, I finally figured out how to make it. Super simple! Make it at home and pass it along to friends!!!
After ordering this delicious salad from one of my favorite restaurants, True Food Kitchen, I was determined to find a way to recreate it in my own kitchen!
6 cups kale, stem and center vein removed
juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded
salt & pepper
crushed red pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs (optional)
For dressing: Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and a pinch of hot red pepper flakes. If you want it a little more spicy, add...