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.
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 :)