Temps are in the 80's in Houston right now, you know what that means... It's fall! Time to roll out with the fall recipes. This chili skips the beans and adds a few ingredients you may not have thought to ever add to your chili (think cinnamon). Are you still reading? Good! If you don't like cinnamon, don't worry, you're not going to taste a strong cinnamon flavor at all, it just helps enhance the other flavors in the chili.
In 1857, slavery abolitionist Frederick Douglass famously said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” He continued by saying “this struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle.
Kraft had it right with the idea of Shake & Bake. Easy prep and and easy clean up! The only problem is that Shake & Bake is not whole 30, paleo, clean eating, (the list goes on). I took one of my friends regular dinner meals (Ranch Breaded Chicken) and turned it into a clean eating recipe everyone will enjoy!
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What’s it going to be?
What will you sacrifice this week? Getting to the gym first thing in the morning means you’re going to have to go to bed a little earlier or give up sleeping in. How important is getting to the gym for you? How bad do you really want to get in shape?
Losing weight will require you to give up some foods you love and maybe eating some foods you don’t love.
If I were to ask you what you had for breakfast, you’d probably be able to answer easily and fairly accurately, unless I also asked you how many calories and how many grams of protein you ate. Most people would have no idea, some would have a general idea but rarely do people know exactly what they’ve eaten when you get that precise.
Last week I attended one of the best retreats I’ve ever been to. Roughly 48 hours of learning, sharing, problem solving and future preparing with dozens of other like-minded individuals. Going in, I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I very quickly realized this was not going to be your ordinary sit-and-listen type of conference.
We’ve all had the experience of fumbling about in the dark, then finally locating a light switch only to find ourselves wincing and closing our eyes when we turn the switch on. This is a natural protective reflex to pain and discomfort from the perceived "threat" that your eyes feel to the sudden bombardment of what would otherwise be harmless normal light.
One of my favorite sayings I learned from my father growing up was “only the dead fish go with the flow.” I'm not sure where he heard it, but I'm glad he shared it with me. As a teen, these words helped me deal with peer pressure because I would visualize my peers as that river and myself being that dead fish when I was tempted to just go along with the crowd.
As we celebrate our nation’s independence, realize that you are free to say and think what you want about yourself. Make today the day you claim your independence from hating your body, believing you can’t, or accepting what naysayers tell you.
You can think whatever you want about yourself!
It is undeniable that there are many health benefits attributed to exercise. However, for those working out to lose weight, it is not enough to exercise only. When you increase your levels of physical activity, the body can find a way to adapt. Therefore, just because you exercise more doesn’t mean you will also lose […]