Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Inspiration


I am a people person, I like helping people, making them laugh, being a shoulder to lean on whatever a person needs I am usually there to give it. With my weight loss I want to help and inspire other people to change there lives like I have done with mine. So after my Superstar post last week, a close friend told me how myself and another friend had inspired her to make this year her year. I am so proud of her for taking the first step, you can read about her goals on her blog here. I was so honored to be some ones source of inspiration that I have grown up with.  Then I started to feel like I've already let her down and that was a sham. I have become I huge slacker lately and just can't seem to shake that.
 
 
Well this was my wake up call, I want to be able to help other people and have others look up to me and give them advice. I am going to have to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. I have actually been slowly making my own small changes and starting to eat the right food again and using MyFitnessPal to log what I eat. I made the most amazing soup the other night and am so excited to have leftovers in the Freezer.  It was Chicken, Spinach & Tortellini Soup, here is the recipe:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tbsp oil
1 box Low Sodium Organic Chicken Broth
1 large, coarsely chopped tomato
1 stalk celery, sliced
¼ red pepper diced
Diced Onion to flavor
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ¼ cups  frozen or refrigerated whole wheat cheese-filled tortellini
1/4 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups  packed, chopped fresh spinach


1. Heat oil in large, heavy-bottomed saucepot at medium - high heat. Add chicken and cook and stir until browned - about 5 minutes.
2. Add onion, garlic, celery and red pepper and cook until softened
3. Add broth and tomatoes, then heat to a boil
3. Stir in tortellini, oregano and pepper and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
4. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and simmer soup until tortellini is cooked through - about 5 minutes.
Note: You can use precooked chicken strips (8 oz /1 cup) to save on time if so just put steps 1 & 2 together. Also you can use frozen spinach which I did , add it on step 3 instead of 4.

I have also been trying to work out more but seem to have little motivation. I needed to change that so I decided to break out my Focus T25 dvd's and have been doing workouts.  I feel amazing!  I forgot how good it feels to get all sweaty and feel sore muscles the next day.  I already feel better and have more energy throughout the day. I am now on the right track again and I can tell you my pants are yelling at me to get my lazy butt in gear too lol. I am thankfully for my friend who I inspired because she ended up inspiring me too :)
 

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    1. That's also something you need to help with weight loss, support!

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  2. So happy to hear you're in that head space! There will always be times when you feel like you're slacking off, ambition and motivation ebb and flow for sure. At least that's been my experience.

    Also, that soup looks super tasty!!

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    1. Thanks! I am totally having a bowl for lunch today!

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