Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year and New Resolutions!

How many of us have said that we are going to lose weight, stop eating sugar and just be better? How long does it last? I think about the Chris Rice song about how many times we "try" to be good, but we always fail because we are imperfect. Only God is perfect. But, not to despair! You CAN achieve your goal with the right motivation. So ask yourself, what is your motivation? To look like Suzy Cutie Booty? GIVE IT UP! You are YOU! YOU are wonderfully made in God's image. Embrace the body God gave YOU and work to make it the healthiest (NOT SKINNIEST) body you can.

Baby Steps: Think about one unhealthy habit in your life - potion control, lack of exercise, smoking, sugar, eat more veggies, etc. Pick ONE to concentrate on. When you have that under control, move to another area. My goal is to drink more water and less DIET COKE!!

Tips of the Day:
1. Fitness: Instead of watching your kids play at the playground from the bench, get moving with a game of tag, try the monkey bars, or take a ball to kick around.
2. Fact: "You are wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14 Yes, YOU MAMA! Don't just recite this verse to your was written to us all - young and old!
3. Food: A great new recipe from BH&G:
Roasted Sweets and Greens
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 T olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 garlic cloves (I use garlic already minced in the jar!)
1/4 cup hazelnuts (I have substituted chopped walnuts and pinenuts)
2 cups arugula
1/4 cup cider vinegar (I used Pomegranite vingear)

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees. Cut sweet potatoes. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet.
ROAST in preheated oven 15 minutes. Toss. Roast 15 more minutes. Sprinkle with garlic and nuts. Roast 5 minutes. Remove from oven ad sprinkle with arugula and cider vinegar.

Until next time....have a fabulous and fit New Year!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Love that you are doing a blog! Check mine out as well when you get a chance. I haven't posted lately though. :)