Thursday, September 25, 2014



There is nothing like a lazy Sunday when you have a meal cooking all day in the crock pot and the aroma of food is in the air, or coming home from work on a weeknight and having dinner ready when you get home. This  chicken chili is a delicious, high fiber meal. It's so easy to make and it is great wth low fat sour cream. This makes a lot and it is even better the next day for lunch!


Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Servings: 10 Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 203.7 • Fat: 1.4 gCarb: 33.3 g • Fiber: 10.0 g  Protein: 16.9 g

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 16-oz can black beans
  • 1 16-oz can kidney beans
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
  • 2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • chili peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Directions:
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream (extra points).

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Forgiveness is the economy of the heart. . . . Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.

Forgiveness definitely can erase anger and hatred, as long as it's sincere and not put on as a show.  Saying "I forgive you" and truly forgiving them in my heart are two different things.   
We can give our hearts a true gift when we forgive someone, for the heart will no longer be burdened by our negative feelings towards another human being.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Here are a few updates, our ME (Metabolic Effect) class which has 20 minutes of four hybrid exercises now features a 20 min. metabolic work out on our cycle bikes. 
 We finish off with 20 minutes of Pilates. It's on Monday's at 4:30pm.
 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


What motivates you?  What makes you want to do things?  Is it the fear of criticism or punishment, such as not being able to reach your goals? ?  Or is it the desire to be really, really good at what you do and how you do it?   


 We have the ability to reach our dreams sometimes we may need some encouragement or inspiration to help guide us.  
A good way to create a better world is for each of us to be better individuals.  There are certain laws of life that, when followed, can make life sweeter, more harmonious, prosperous, healthy, and free.  When we choose to abide by these laws, we reap the benefits of living in harmony with the universe.   

Reach out today to someone, it may just be in listening to them, maybe a smile, maybe a hug. Make a difference in your world. 

Please take great care of yourself!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar-Your Brain's Silent Killer.
"GRAIN BRAIN"
D. Perlmutter..

A MUST READ!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Get your body back
by unlocking your
fat- burning hormones

The 
Metabolic
Effect Program
EAT MORE, WORK OUT LESS 
AND ACTUALLY LOSE WEIGHT WHILE YOU REST

                                                                     The ME Program replaces the old science 
                                     of calorie counting with the 
                                                   new science of hormonal fat-burning.

Six-thirty minute personal trainings $225


Saturday, November 16, 2013


Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

There's no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into your old age if you add these "smart" foods to your daily eating regimen.

  FOR SHORT-TERM MEMORY

Drink This!: COFFEE

Fresh-brewed coffee is the ultimate brain fuel. Caffeine has been shown to retard the aging process and enhance short-term memory performance. In one study, British researchers found that just one cup of coffee helps improve attention and problem-solving skills. 
FOR LONG-TERM MEMORY

Eat This!: BLUEBERRIES

Antioxidants in blueberries help protect the brain from free-radical damage and cut your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. They can also improve cognitive processing (translation: thinking). Wild blueberries, if you can find them, have even more brain-boosting antioxidants than the cultivated variety, so book that vacation in Maine now. The berries will ripen in July.

TO THINK FASTER
Eat This!: SALMON OR MACKEREL
The omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fishes are a primary building block of brain tissue, so they’ll amp up your thinking power. Salmon is also rich in niacin, which can help ward off Alzheimer’s disease and slow the rate of cognitive decline.
FOR SHARPER SENSES
Eat This!: 1 TBSP OF GROUND FLAXSEED DAILY

Flax is the best source of alphalinoleic, or ALA—a healthy fat that improves the workings of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes sensory information, including that of pleasure. To meet your quota, sprinkle it on salads or mix it into a smoothie or shake.