Archive | January, 2012

Weekly Tips for January 31/February 1

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Fitness, Uncategorized

The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)

Creamless Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Crock Pot

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food

This is more of a slam bam recipe than accuracy. Just kind go with it.

 Ingredients:

3 skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts (fresh, not frozen or cooked)

2 cups of frozen broccoli (Next time I would up this to 3 cups for more broccoli taste)

4 cups of low sodium chicken broth

2 cups of partially cooked butternut squash cubes

4-6 oz of cheese curds

2 cups of grated low fat Mexican cheese

2 tablespoons of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons of corn starch

Here is how I threw it together/Directions:

Spray bottom of crock pot with nonfat cooking spray.

Place chicken in bottom of crock pot.

Pour in broccoli.

Cover with chicken broth.

Stir in 1/2 of cheese curds, garlic and salt and pepper for taste.

Place crock pot on HIGH for 2 hours.

Keep stirring about every hour.

After 1 hour add cup of grated cheese and rest of curds.

At 4 hour mark, take out chicken and shred with fork.

Reduce heat on crock pot to LOW.

While chicken is out, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch. Once mixed with no lumps, slowly pour into soup while mixing with beaters on low. This will cause soup to thicken.

Add chicken back to soup and add one more cup of cheese.

Mix all together and let sit on for 1 more hour on LOW.

The consistency reminds of me chicken verde but more orange than green.

After total of approximately 4.5 hours, serve and enjoy.

January 2012 is Lifestyle Change at Breakfast

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

We have been talking all month about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways. (more…)

Weekly Tips for January 23, 2012

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

My purpose in chatting, blogging, and posting on this site is NOT to convince you to go vegetarian, to tell you that you need to lose weight, or to say that you need to live like me.

My biggest wish IS that you will take some of the things that I share and use them to educate yourself and make the choices that work for YOU. I HOPE everyone becomes their own health advocates and become the healthiest version of themselves possible. You CAN do it and I am always here for comments, questions, venting and new ideas!  Now, onto this week’s tips….

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Side Bend Should Press.

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Exercises

This exercise is great because it works multiple muscles in one exercise.  I love these types of workouts!

SIDE BEND SHOULDER PRESS

Works abs/core, oblique and shoulders. You need (2) 8 lbs. weights or heavier. (more…)

Chicken & Black Beans in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Food

Skinny Crock Pot posted this great easy dinner.

Cook Time: 4 hours &  Servings: 4 (more…)

Soup and Salad are your friend, right? Wrong!

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Food

Soup and salad are everyone’s “go to” healthy food, not necessarily. Just because you are ordering or eating a soup or salad, you are not being “healthy”. Some salads are over 800 calories when you add dressing, bacon, avocado, cheese, croutons and fried chicken. Soup is a great warming healthy food, only if you read the package or know what is in it. Look at these soups next time you are out or shopping. Remember cream, butter, half and half and anything rich are going to kill your “healthy” choice.

Weekly Tip for January 17, 2012

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, almost three weeks into 2012, how are you doing on your “lifestyle changes”? 2012 is the Year to Get in Gear!

We started 2012 with making breakfast healthy and a couple snacks. Are you still on this road with us or do you need to step back reset and begin again.  Based on an incredible insight during a beach run, I was able to develop the new RockIt Mom motivation: There are no failures, only attempts that were not the correct way, so let’s try it again a different way.  Albert Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” As women, we know — Failure is Not an Option! Let’s try lifestyle changes another way.  Hopefully, these tips will get you started.

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Balsamic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Food

Balsamic Chicken
From Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker.

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What would you do?

Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 in Friends

What would you do… You are sitting in an airport and the lady next to takes s call from her husband. She starts to get emotional and louder. Then you occupant overhear, he wants a divorce!!! She starts crying harder. It is obvious something is wrong. What do you do??? Buy get a drink? Tell her you are sorry? Move away quietly? Advise her men are evil pigs. (This seriously happened to a friend & on Private Practice.)