Sunday, August 22, 2010

Write "It" Down and a recipe too!!

So, when it comes to motivating yourself to be healthy and exercise,
it can be a struggle...we've all been there, trust me!
My suggestion this week:
Try writing down your workout goals for the week and eating habits too!
*and keep it with you at ALL TIMES!
Taking the time to write these things down...
how many days a week you plan on exercising(even if its a walk around the neighborhood)
length of the workout (start small and work your way up!)
write down FOODS-maybe start by foods you might limit this week
or foods you will try to eat more of this week!
Also, try that "smaller plate" idea from the post last week...it'll be tempting to go for seconds, but DON'T GIVE IN-stay strong and realize you are only taking better care of yourself by doing so! If you stick to these simple rules, you WILL see results, I promise!
And I leave you today with a little recipe my ENTIRE family L-O-V-E-S! Found this in a diabetic cookbook-(a lot of diabetic-friendly recipes are GREAT for healthy eating, they are low in simple carbohydrates, and are great for following a high protein diet too!)
Ground Turkey Mexicorn Quesadillas:
mission carb balance tortillas
1lb. ground turkey
1 can black beans-drained
1 can Green Giant Mexicorn
1 pkg. low-sodium taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
Brown turkey meat, drain if necessary, Add 1/4 c water, taco seasoning pkg, black beans, mexicorn w/ the juices, stir and simmer for 15 minutes until sauce thickens!
Serve on ONE carb balance tortilla
(remember portion control...
it is VERY important when trying to lose weight and be healthy!)
We usually serve this quesadilla style for the kids with a side of plain yogurt for dipping!!
(tastes great and a MUCH healthier option than sour cream!)
For us, we serve burrito style with sliced avocado and/or salsa!
Try this and I promise you'll love it! Its a house favorite in our home, I think we fix it AT LEAST once a week and makes great leftovers too :)

13 comments:

Ladii Aponte said...

not sure how the hubs would like the turkey meat but if i dont tell him he might eat! Following you from meet & greet mondays! my blog is

www.ladii-aponte.blogspot.com

thanks for the recipe might try the turkey with meat sauce for spaghettis instead!

Seams Inspired said...

You are inspiring! I'm your newest follower and looking forward to reading your posts. Stopping by from MGM. Happy Monday from Larri at Seams Inspired:o)

Annette said...

Hi Marissa, I love the concept for this blog too. I'm now, finally, following both. (I need some motivation now that the summer will be ending soon.) Have a wonderful day!

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Julie said...

Great recipe! I've exchanged ground turkey for all of my "ground beef" recipes. Not only is it healthier, it really does taste better and absorb other flavors better. I'm so glad to have found your blog. I'm adding you to my blogroll this morning. :)

Cassiopeia said...

Great recipe! I can't wait to give it a try.

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Sounds de-lish. I'm going to whip it up for my peeps!

Lisa

Amber said...

Yay! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing about yours! Newest follower. I do plan on keeping regular updates on the Mayo Clinic diet...today was jusssst the tip of the iceberg. From what I can tell so far, it's a great plan and makes perfect sense..without the points or calories counting! We have a lot in common--I graduated in '04 with a degree in sports med before I went back to nursing school. Thank-you for stopping by! Looking forward to reading more in the future! :)
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Krystal said...

Following from Welcome Wednesday!

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TracePoo said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday... Hope you can follow me back to at http://www.amauimommy.com. :-)

I've always tried to be fit but once baby came, it all went out the window... now I've got to get back on track :-/ I could never stay disciplined enough to write down what I ate. I know it helps but oye. I always end up forgetting a few pieces of chocolate here and there. haha!

Tina said...

Looks delish! New follower from Welcome Wednesday.

Tina @ The Floundering SAHM

funfunfun said...

Following by Welcome Wednesday...would love to have you follow back.
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Rachel said...

I'm following for Welcome Wednesday, come follow me too!

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Jay said...

Wonderful post... Very informational and educational as usual!

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