January 27, 2014

Thai Basil Chicken Stir Fry



Here is the recipe for the Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry I made last night.  Wish I had a better picture, but I literally inhaled this because it was SO good. Has a bit of spice to it, so you can adjust the chili sauce and serrano pepper to your liking!

Ingredients:

1 cup of Jasmine Rice
4 small chicken breasts cut in small pieces
1 tbsp canola oil
Salt
Pepper
1 serrano pepper, chopped
3 tbsp tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
4 tbsp Thai chili sauce (You can add more for extra flavor)
10-15 basic leaves, chopped

Directions:

1. Cook Jasmine rice
2. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat.
3. Once oil is hot, put chicken in the pan, season with salt and pepper then cook for one minute.
4. Add serrano pepper, tamari sauce, Thai chili sauce and basil leaves.
5. Cook for 12 minutes on medium low heat, or chicken is thoroughly cooked.
6. Combine cooked rice with chicken.
7. Enjoy!

Jess

November 26, 2013

Black Friday Sale!



I LOVE Black Friday! Beachbody is offering an amazing Black Friday deal this holiday weekend!! Free membership and coaching on nutrition/fitness!!

Starting tomorrow, Beachbody will be having a Black Friday Sale! All you have to do is register for a FREE membership and you will get free nutrition and fitness coaching from ME! Go to beachbodycoach.com/JRTRUNR7 and click 'join' to sign up for your FREE membership. When the online sale starts tomorrow, you will have access to some amazing sales on some of the best fitness programs and packages! There are 35 days left until the New Year begins, why not get a jump start on your New Year's resolution! There is no better time than now!

If you would like to make ME your coach and get some ridiculous deals on the best fitness programs out there, go to BEACHBODY.COM/JRTRUNR7 or email me at puttingmybestfootforward@gmail.com!


Jess


November 8, 2013

Home Workouts



Opposite of what I thought, I absolutely LOVE my morning workouts. I feel tired when I wake up, but the second I put my workout clothes on and take a sip of my SuperHD, I am pumped! I have been using P90X all week and I love it. The system incorporates so many different types of exercises and is a good mix between cardio and strength training.

My favorite part about working out in the morning is that I find myself making healthier eating decisions throughout the day.  Knowing I woke up early and sacrificed sleep for a workout doesn't make me want to eat junk food because then I feel like my workout was for nothing!

Even though I am waking up over an hour earlier than usual, I actually feel more energized throughout the day. I am loving my new routine. I love it so much that I have been having dreams about my morning workouts.

Also, I just became a Beachbody Coach (yay!). If you are interested in any of their products, like T25, P90X, Body Beast, Insanity or even their meal replacement shake, Shakeology, let me know! If you choose on of their products HERE, I become your coach for free! I would love to help you along your journey! I won't let you fail!

Happy Gymming!

Jess

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November 4, 2013

No Excuse November


Losing weight is a long journey.  Weight loss is a long term goal, doesn't happen overnight.  We all have an idea of how much we would like to weigh or what size of jeans we want to be able to fit into. Sometimes it gets discouraging when the scale doesn't move or we plateau. I have been told that the best way to keep yourself on track is to make short term goals.  Goals that are achievable right now.

I often set short term goals for myself in my head.  I don't usually announce my goals, that way, if I fail, no one will know.  But I really need to keep myself accountable.

So this month, since it is 'No Excuse November', my goal is to workout in the morning before work.  

I am so busy after work with the wedding preparations.  Some evenings I don't have time to make it to the gym. I am well aware that this is an excuse, there are 24 hours in the day. If I am too busy in the evenings, then I need to make time during the morning to get my workout in.  If I can get up in the morning before work and workout, I will never have to miss a workout because I am too busy.  The other great thing about this, on the nights I am not busy, I can still go to the gym to get an extra workout in. I have made this goal in the past, but I always wake up and go back to sleep. This time is going to be different because I am going to keep myself accountable!

So there it is. That is my goal for November.  

I usually give myself a reward for achieving a goal. But since I am getting married in a month, I think looking amazing in a wedding dress is a reward enough!

What is your 'No Excuse November' goal?

Jess

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November 1st

October 31, 2013

Gluten Free Spaghetti Squash


This meal was a hit! Comfort food made healthy! I love spaghetti squash because it doesn't have much of a flavor, so it takes in the flavor of whatever you put on it.  

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 1/2 cups of Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups of Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup of Fat Free Cottage Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Mozzarella Cheese
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half. I microwaved mine for about two minutes to soften it a bit so it would be easier to cut.
  3. Drizzle the spaghetti squash with a little bit of olive oil and salt.
  4. Put spaghetti squash on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 35 minutes.  Squash is done when it is  golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, cook turkey on medium heat until thoroughly cooked.
  6. Add marinara sauce and cottage cheese to the cooked ground turkey, let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. When the spaghetti squash is done, use a fork to scoop  out half of the spaghetti squash and add it to the turkey mixture and combine.
  8. Fill up the spaghetti squashes with the turkey mixture and top with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Place back in the oven for 5 minutes and then broil for one minute to make the cheese golden brown.
  10. Enjoy!
This makes great leftovers! This cooked enough for my fiance and I to have it for dinner and for lunch the following day!

Jess