It’s time to get back into swimsuit shape. I’ve gained 15 pounds this year from Vegas to Antigua, to LA, to Australia, New Zealand, and Napa!
Since going back to what works (for me at least) I’ve lost 5 pounds in the past week and a half. Here’s what I’m doing:
1- Eat what my husband tells me. Well….I follow his Adrenal Reset Diet and that’s the food we ALL eat. (He would never “tell me” what to eat because he’s a smart man and he likes being HAPPILY married! Because happily married couples don’t tell their spouses what to do….even when it’s their expertise) Lol!😂. I create the recipes based on his guidelines, and he gets to eat my yummy food. Win-win. ***
3- And laugh!
And although it’s unlikely I’ll ever feel “comfortable” in a swimsuit, I’m a firm believer that you should do whatever it takes so YOU feel comfortable in your skin (in and out of a swimsuit!). And for me, that’s eating more veggies, some carbs, healthy fats, and doing the least amount of exercise – to still feel good.
Wishing you a beautiful day!
How do you get your kids to eat veggies?
Easy. It’s all in how you display it!
*Although technically this crudités board is for an all day business meeting at our house and there are no children coming to it….But the concept still works the same because the average American adult doesn’t eat their veggies either.
And the dip is Siggi’s yogurt which is 28g of protein per serving (we get the 0% fat one) Mix it with herbs. Yuuummmm! ❤️
Now that this is all set up for today’s business meeting I’m heading out to volunteer at Dress for Success.
Wishing you a beautiful day!
When your children become teens & adults is when you can easily pinpoint EVERY mistake you’ve ever made as a parent. From one parent to another, I hope these 3 things help you! ❤️
#1 – Don’t helicopter and enable them. Seriously, they can’t function on their own when you do. It’s scary. Hell, even when you don’t enable them, most high school graduates can’t do some of the basics on their own (laundry, write a check, take care of their taxes…..) so teach them the important stuff they need to know. And don’t feel like you have to fix EVERYTHING. Because you don’t. *Out of everything I’m going to share with you, this is the one I WISH we did more than anything else* I totally smothered my kids in love & helping them in every possible way (including catching them when they fell – instead of letting them ‘feel’ how much the ground hurt)….and am now seeing how damaging this is. Just don’t.
#2 – Make them do sports (or physical activities) even when they throw huge crying on the floor temper-tantrums because they don’t want to do it. Make them. Because it serves them well to learn how to lose. (Gosh that sounds crazy saying that, but you discover more about your inner strength when you don’t always win). 99% of the time they end up liking it – or at least challenging themselves to perform better. Bonus: colleges look for “grit” in kids. In other words, they look for kids who do an activity – especially in competition settings where the possibility of losing is involved – for AT LEAST 2 years in a row. And if in your kid’s application essay they share how much they hated it, and then triumphed, they’ve just increased their acceptance rate ten-fold.
#3 – Let them fail. Let them fail hardcore if you have to. Help them up – only if/when they ask for it. But let them make their mistakes so they can learn from them. Decisions you make can negatively/positively affect the REST OF YOUR LIFE. We know this. They don’t. Let them fail while you can still easily protect/help them with little things (before they get to be big things).
There are many more smaller mistakes I’ve made and wish I hadn’t, but seriously these have been the biggest “a-ha” moments and take aways from the past few years. Good luck Mamas! Sending you lots and lots of love!
Combine simple flavors to ANY DISH for delicious results. Here’s how a few fresh, easy to find ingredients transform basic chicken:
– Colorful, small tomatoes
– Fresh garlic
– pink Himalayan sea salt
– freshly ground pepper
+ chicken cooked in a hot pan (add broth or warm water and cover to keep it moist as it cooks)
To roast a chicken means you are using dry heat vs. moist heat to cook it. I like to use a hybrid approach and start cooking the chicken with dry heat to enhance the flavors and give it beautiful coloring, then half-way through use moist heat (like water or broth) to seal in the juices.
- Chicken breasts
- Scallions/Green onion
- Colorful heirloom tomatoes
- Chives (we like freeze-dried chives because they have better flavor than traditionally dried chives you find in the spice section – and chives are harder to find in the fresh section than some of the other herbs)
- Garlic cloves
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Take your chicken out of the refrigerator anywhere from 15 min – 2 hrs prior to cooking so it can get closer to room temperature.
- Warm your skillet to medium-high heat.
- Lightly spray with oil (we like the neutral flavor of avocado oil).
- While the skillet is heating, pound the thick parts of the chicken to make them more uniform in thickness.
- Once the pan is hot, put the chicken in. Add a little bit of salt, pepper, and chives and cover with a lid for 5 – 8 minutes.
- Then flip chicken and add 1/4 cup of broth, stock, or water, garlic, tomatoes, chives, (and only if it needs it, a little bit more salt and pepper) and cook covered for another 3 – 8 minutes (possibly a few minutes longer depending on thickness of chicken breast).
- Stir tomatoes and scallions once or twice.
- Chicken will be done when you pierce the thickest part and the juices are clear (not pink!)
– See more at: http://drchristianson.com/roasted-chicken-with-heirloom-tomatoes