Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fight for it

You didn't gain the weight or choose unhealthy behaviors overnight, did you?
It will take time and it will take work but you must FIGHT for it!
You are worth fighting for, aren't you?  Absolutely.

Anybody can change for a week.  It's after that first week that we must FIGHT for what we want.
If we want permanent change, it must be a journey with NO finish line.  We grow stronger each day. Appreciate that journey and take it day by day.  Some days will be harder than others, sometimes you'll want to quit but don't.  You've wanted this for too long...  

What to do when the newness fades away?  
We start off strong, excited and ready for change.  The week goes by and we feel great.  Then something changes.  We feel anxious, tired, ready to quit...but why?  Why give up when we've made progress?  Is it because you're busy?  Stressed?  
Whatever the reason, push through it and FIGHT!  
We are made of so much more than we think we're capable of achieving.  

*Set a weekly goal to get you out of your rut.  Write it down.  Focus on reaching it.
Some examples-
Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Walk on your lunch break.
Park further from the door at work/school and take the stairs.
Exercise an extra day this week.
Limit sugar intake.  
Eat out less.
Replace a starch snack with a protein/veggie combo.

Ok what's a post without a recipe?  Here ya go...
Move It Mommas Chicken Stir-Fry
You'll Need:
2lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts-diced
1 package frozen broccoli stir fry
1/3 onion-chopped
2-3 cloves garlic-chopped

Combine onion, garlic and stir-fry in skillet.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.  Add chicken and saute until chicken is cooked through.  

This is a great lunch on the go.  Just add long grain brown rice, lettuce and enjoy!
I served this to my boys along with brown rice cheesy pasta-my own recipe :) and fruit.  

My Progress:  10lb weight loss in 12 days!  
Crazy how determination and fight actually work, isn't it?  
I am losing inches/weight in my arms, shoulders and tummy-my trouble areas!  
What a great feeling!   
Are you working hard to reach your health and fitness goals?

Today's Workout:  5K in this crazy, Texas heat.  It's H-O-T out there.  I'm ready for cooler weather, but for now 3.2 will have to do.  
How will you burn calories and sweat today?

After school snack idea for the kiddos:
Apple and PB sandwiches
Slice the apple and remove core.  
Layer with Natural PB, granola-I used Kashi cereal and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  
You can also add dried fruit to the combo...possibilities and endless.
Let the kids help you out with this one.  Chances are, they want to help create healthy meals too :)
Top with another apple slice and ENJOY!  

1 comment:

Lilwelly5 said...

This chicken broccoli stir-fry recipe sounds amazing. It is on my list to try this next week!

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