Hope your week was well:)
It's Fresh Friday and time for me to share a healthy little recipe with you but first....
I think sometimes we all are just too darn hard on ourselves. I know for me I complain an awful lot about my thighs.... It's an area this is just really hard for me to trim down. I'm only 5'2" and so my legs are a challenge. I also HATE to run on the treadmill!
But recently...I have really changed the way I think about things....at least while I am working out and you should try it too!
Instead of thinking negative thoughts while running, spinning or doing whatever, I have changed my thoughts to positive "mantras" if you will.
Here are a few I have been using...
your thighs are strong and capable of riding 75 miles on a bicycle
your shoulders look great in a tank top
if this were easy everyone would be doing it
look at all you accomplish in a day
think of how you'll feel when you are done
your legs are able to allow you to run on the perfect summer day
I love the treadmill:)
And on and on....you get the point!
This has really helped me change my thinking from...darn cellulite, to looks at all my legs help me accomplish:) And from I hate the treadmill to ...it's just a tool to help me accomplish my goals.
I think sometimes it's just so easy to slip into negativity and it's important to NOT let yourself do that!!
So next time you step in front of the mirror, hop on treadmill, throw a workout dvd in or go spinning....really focus on your thoughts and change them to POSITIVE:)
Hey....at least it's one hour out of the day that you can really build yourself up!
OK....now for the food!
Yep...it really is that simple! Eat things that you know what they are and get creative with it:)
Here's something new that I found at our local health food store...The ingredients are.....Mung Beans and Water! Doesn't get more real than that!! And bonus...you are getting your beans in without having to eat so many beans!
Mung Bean noodles ROCK!
But here's how I used them in a recipe.... Cook the noodles according to the package.
While cooking saute asparagus, zucchini, portobello mushrooms.
When the noodles are finished throw some organic pesto, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper and fresh garlic into the pan! And your done:)
Put it on a plate and serve with organic feta and basil...
YUM...YUM and YUM:) The thing about cooking really is to mix and match things...throw in whatever you have on hand or whatever you like!
You could also use.....
fresh spring peas, mushrooms and white wine sauce
sun dried tomatoes, olives, sun dried tomato pesto and paresly
broccoli, olives and red onions
and on and on.....
Oh and I would add crushed red peppers to all of these!!! I like a little kick to my food!
But you see....just get creative!
And it's all super healthy for you!
makes better friends with ourselves and everybody around." Orison Marden