BATH DAY !!

Wow, what a day!! Today was a surprise, I told mom last night that Today was going to be her Bath Day. I thought for sure today was not going to be good, just because we had a couple of good Bath Days so I was anticipating the worst. I worked the night shift last night and I hadn’t slept so my mood was probably not in the best frame of mind.  I went in and said good morning and I grabbed the portable heater, put it in the bathroom, put her favourite bubble bath in the tub and got it all ready.

I couldn’t believe it she didn’t  fuss she got undressed and climbed into the tub. the heater was blasting nice and warm. She helped wash her front and legs I did her back. Then are you ready for this? She grabbed a facecloth and covered her eyes.  For me to get her hair wet, didn’t say a word or complain or cry or get upset!  That is a First!  She even let me put conditioner in her hair.  After it was all done she said to me ” That was pretty good right?” I said absolutely Mom, that was awesome. You did so well, I’m so proud of you. She smiled and I blow dried her hair.  I can’t believe the progress, but I also have the realization that next week could be a totally different ball game.

 

Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers!

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Who says only kids can have fun? I saw these cute fellows and couldn’t resist. I was on my Beachbody Website and came across these little guys and I thought perfect for my Tasty Tuesday! This is a meal you can even have your kids help! Obviously with supervision.  But what a great way to have the kids eat their vegetables and get ready for Halloween too! Here is the recipe, and Enjoy!

Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

These festive Stuffed Peppers are perfect for Halloween!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings, 1 bell pepper each
Calories 426 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 4 medium orange bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • 1 cup black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice stem end of peppers. (Reserve for later use.) Remove seeds and veins from peppers. Cut a jack-o-lantern face out of one side of each pepper. Stand peppers upright in baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until almost browned.
  5. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  6. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  7. Add chilli powder, cumin, pepper (if desired), tomato sauce, and beans; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Add rice; mix well.
  9. Fill peppers with turkey mixture. Top with reserved stem end of peppers Add water to the baking dish. Cover with foil.
  10. Bake peppers for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  11. Remove stem top of peppers, sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  12. Replace tops and serve.Jack-o_-Lantern_Stuffed_Bell_Peppers_in_post_2

Jack “o” Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Jack-o_Lantern_Stuffed_PeppersOk aren’t these the most adorable?! I saw these on my  Beachbody website and I had to share!. What a great way to fun with healthy eating, instead of take out why not make these instead. Hey maybe even get the kids to help?  the recipe is pretty simple and I can just see the faces your kids would make out of the peppers lol.

Ingredients:

Course Main Course
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings, 1 bell pepper each
Calories 426 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 4 medium orange bell peppers
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • 1 cup black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice stem end off peppers. (Reserve for later use.) Remove seeds and veins from peppers. Cut a jack-o-lantern face out of one side of each pepper. Stand peppers upright in baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until almost browned.
  5. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  6. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  7. Add chili powder, cumin, pepper (if desired), tomato sauce, and beans; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Add rice; mix well.
  9. Fill peppers with turkey mixture. Top with reserved stem end of peppers Add water to the baking dish. Cover with foil.
  10. Bake peppers for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  11. Remove stem top of peppers, sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  12. Replace tops and serve.Jack-o_-Lantern_Stuffed_Bell_Peppers_in_post_2

Full Out

When I first started doing workouts from home, I was not as fit as I thought I was. So when I would do the 21 day fix extreme, it was harder than I thought.  I actually thought I would whiz right through it like nothing. Boy was I fooled.  After doing the 21 days of it I decided to have some fun. Not just doing pushups and squats. I saw this program on the website, which was so exciting! Plus the guy doing the dancing wasn’t bad to look at either. So I bought the DVD and I tried it out, once again I forgot I can’t dance. But I never felt so good, I was sweating buckets but I love it. It actually didn’t feel like a workout at all. I was so Pumped at the end of the Choreography to actually do the dance move I didn’t care what I looked like.  I was getting really good at it!

That was over a year ago, that I met Mr. Shaun T since then I have done Insanity Max 30, T 25 and Shaun Week. He pushes you that’s for sure. But I still love “CIZE” its so much fun. So last Sunday, it was too cold to go for a run, but after doing my weights I wanted to do some cardio, but I wanted to have fun. So I dusted off my “CIZE ” and I pressed play and had a blast. I couldn’t believe how bad I still was, I have no rhythm at all. Which you’ll be able to see when you watch the video lol. But who cares right? I’m staying active and having fun, I’m pretty sure that’s a WIN in all directions.

Oh and yes my husband is sleeping on the couch with the dogs too.  I wouldn’t be able to get him to try that unless I had given him a lot of beers or cesar’s. He’s never been a dancer unless he’s a little tipsy then his dancing feet come out. But that’s ok, I had my date with Shaun T. That’s all I need. lol. ( Don’t worry, I love my husband)

Monday Motivation

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It’s funny how when I was younger and I would look at my elder’s and they would say things like ” your only as old as you feel” and you would see one Aunt or Uncle doing all kinds of crazy things you think they’re too old to be doing. Then you would see a different Aunt or Uncle and they could barely move or do anything. Just sit and watch Tv, complain about everything. When I was younger I never really put much thought into this, just figured it was one of those things.  Life gives you bad deals.

Well now that I’m 50 and I can honestly say I truly believe and live that quote everyday! When I was 30 I really did feel like I was 50 , I was tired all the time, barely able to walk a block let alone do anything crazy like ride a bike or run! I was miserable, all I did was watch Tv and eat chips and licorise(my staple on the grocery list) and soda.  I was in a dark place.  I hated going anywhere except the Movie Theater ( mostly because I could eat Popcorn) and be in the dark and escape.  But when I hit rock bottom, that’s when I new I had to do something. Or else I knew where I was headed.

Now I that I’m 50 I actually feel like I’m 30. My energy is through the roof, I feel amazing. I’m facing my fears head on. Not only can I ride a bike, I also ran a half marathon! Who knew. It is about choices, it’s about making decisions to make a better you! I tell everyone I see I got a second chance at life and I fully intend on living it to the fullest. Nothing is going to hold me back. If it means I listen to podcasts about improving my life instead of music I will do that. If it means I will watch and take notes on videos of things to improve my coaching instead of TV shows. I will do that.  I have learned to love myself for the first time in my life. I’m NEVER going back to the old me.

I look forward to MONDAY’s I don’t dread them. Monday’s are my day of New affirmations to make my week, strong and ready to conquer whatever is thrown at me. I Never skip a Monday workout. I Never skip fueling my body, and treating it with care and making the right choices.

If you are tired of feeling older than you really are, only you can change that. No magic pill, no magic wrap, you have to make that decision you want better for “YOU” and if you need encouragement and guidance I will be there every step of the way!! I’ve been there I know what it’s like. Just don’t settle for nothing. Your worth so much more than that. Change your day into positivity and you will notice the difference inside of you!! It’s quite powerful!

Miracle Morning

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I’m not sure if you are aware but for as long as I can remember I have never been one to have confidence, let alone the strength and courage to approach people or heck even post videos of myself?! Never, in a million years if you had asked me before that I would be doing what I do now, absolutley NOT. I just did what I had to do as far as work goes , and my family. Never thought that I could change my whole life in how I feel and how I approach things.  How did this happen? Personal Development. I have only ever read Fiction , Romance as a kind of get away. But since I became a Beachbody Coach one of the biggest things they like us to do is Personal developement( it’s what they call Vital Behaviours) It was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Which has taught me that I’m special, I have a lot to give and I have a lot to share. I’m Talented in so many ways that I never thought possible. I keep finding new discoveries about myself. How creative I can be.

This book is one of the best ones I have read in my ever growing library. Do you have a favourite book that you have read that is personal development? I know that sounds pretty boring when I typed it out, but I can’t describe it any other way.  Hal Elrod descibes how much you can accomplish and succeed in if you get up early, and instead of hitting the snooze button you get up and actually take charge of your day. You can accomplish so much,  he gives you all the tools you need to accomplish just that. Now doesn’t that sound so much better than whether someone slept with someone else? That you can change your entire life!  I highly encourage this book, I give it a 5 star!!

“Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to choose one over the other.” quote by HAL ELROD

Meal Planning

One of the most frequently asked questions is how I stay on track with my nutrition? Well the best way I have found is that if I plan then I succeed. I never used to plan, it would be as the day came I would decide then. It was not a good way at all, it ended up a lot of the time being takeout especially friday and saturday’s. If I went to the grocery store without my list I would wander the aisles and sure enough I would end up buying more than I intended. Does that happen to you?

Since I started my journey I have had many failures and that my friends is not a bad thing, in fact it’s a wonderful thing! Why, you ask because everytime there was a failure it brought me closer to my success. We used to always think that if we failed at something then that would be devistating. I can remember feeling crushed. But what I didn’t realize is that it would teach me to study harder, or be focused more on what I wanted to achieve. Oh, if we could go back in time and say ” Hey, keep doing what your doing” Failure is ok!! But we can’t go back and we are never too old to learn right?

I don’t regret anything, in fact it has helped me appreciate everything thing I have learned and have been able to share to you guys!. I cherish those moments. It means I’m learning and growing into a better me.

I love my video of how I meal plan the best way to stay on track. I want you to listen and learn, it’s your best defense, being PREPARED is the biggest part of success. Learning how to portion and still eat for  a lot of food , the only difference is that it’s the proper food.