Vegetable Stirfry Recipe

Give me all the veggies. I love a heavy on the vegetables stirfry, and I always make enough to last a few days

I like my meals hot and spicy and this dish definitely was. Below is the recipe, no measurements just ingredients.

You can add or take away as you like.

Ingredients

Veggies I used, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, snow peas, brussel sprouts, purple cabbage, endive and bok choy

Onion

Garlic

Cilantro,

Escallions

Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Soy sauce

Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Black pepper

Ginger

Fresh Basil

Saute the onions ,garlic and ginger. Add the vegetables, stir for a bit. Add the soy sauce , cilantro, stir some more.:)

Sprinkle 5 spice powder, hot pepper and black pepper. Add the escallions (green onions) at the end .

Enjoy .

Serve it a long side your favorite protein.

Let me know if you try it.

Be Well.

Breakfast Edition

This quick simple breakfast was so refreshing after my walk.

I used siggis yogurt, mixed nuts and strawberries.

Create healthy habits, not restrictions.

Food is meant to be enjoyed. Eating a meal , whether you regard it as comfort food once in a while will not derail your healthy habits.

Let me say it again, ” Create healthy habits, not restrictions”.

I eat to nourish and fuel my body.

What is your favorite quick breakfast? Let me know in the comments.

Be well.

Movement and Mood

I don’t typically share too much personal stuff online but I  wanted to share this.   This morning I woke up feeling off, just not myself.  Not sure if it was anxiety, frustration or overwhelm  or a combination of all three.   At this point I decided to sit, relax and breathe. I allowed myself to feel all the feels.

 

I made myself a nice breakfast, I ate slowly and acknowledged all  my senses.  I gave myself some grace and about 2 hours later I moved my body in a restorative way.  No crazy exercises just a gentle Pilates flow and it helped a lot.

There have been many studies showing that movement helps to improve moods.  That saying movement heals definitely helped me today.

How has movement helped you?

I will share the flow in a few days on my You Tube channel so you will have it for when you are having one of those days.

Be well.

 

Morning Habits

They say how you start your day will determine the rest of your day.  If you have the habit of immediately scrolling through  social media or checking emails upon waking, try waiting 5 or 10 minutes before doing this.   Use this time to take some deep breaths and perhaps mentally planning your day. 

 

Here are a few things I do : 1.  Hydrate with a tall glass water with lemons 2. I try to get at least 10 minutes of sunshine 3. A quick movement session, for example a mobility/ stretching session

or a 15-30 minute Pilates session. 

4. Being gracious, acknowledging and appreciating what is going right  and 5. Coffee 🙂 . 

I keep working at it, some days I am able to do them all sometimes I am not, but I keep trying. 

I do what I can.  What are some of your morning rituals? 

Let me know in the comments.

 

Be Well. 

 

 

 

Let It Go

 

Whats holding you back? Is it doubt, fear, criticism? Sit with your thoughts/ feelings, figure it out . Grab a notebook and write, use this period for self discovery. Ask yourself the tough questions, re-discover yourself. Once you have accomplished this, release all the negativity, fear etc , let it go.

 

 

 

Believe in yourself , know you can accomplish anything you put your heart into. Yes, it will take hard work and planning and maybe some research depending on the circumstance, but just know you can do it.  Yes, you can do it!

I don’t know who needs to hear this right now but I am hoping it resonates with you.

Feel free to comment and share your experience.

Stay safe and be well.

 

Today is a New Day

When it comes to our health and well being we each have the ability in ourselves to turn our health around.  Forget about what happened yesterday, today is the day to take one step in the right direction for your health and well being. And I am not just talking about “health” pertaining to diet and exercise, but this also includes your mental health and emotional health as well as your association.

Take ownership of your health because no one can do it for you.

January 2020

Have you been bombarded with emails or notifications to sign up for challenges to start the year off right? Or you have signed up for a few different ones and not sure where to start.  This creates a lot of  mental “noise”, being bombarded with so much all at once.

 

A tip to help sort this out,  choose the one that resonates with you the most and commit to finishing that challenge. Save the rest and revisit those at a later date.

This year and the ones to come just show up for yourself consistently. 

 

Ten or Thirty Minutes

I always plan or write out my workouts for  the week on a Sunday night. I have been doing this for many years now.  This has kept me committed, accountable and focused. However, every once in a while  I lack that the motivation to workout.

 

 

I am sharing this to let you know that yep we ( trainers) have those days as well. I completely understand the ” lack of motivation” or “the just not feeling it today” mood.  I get it! I also know, that sometimes just pushing yourself a little (with in reason, obviously if you are sick then rest) and  by committing to exercising for ten or thirty minutes that day your  mind  and body will thank you and, you will feel so much better.

 

 

These shorter sessions can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room. They don’t have to be anything fancy, the key is to move. Remember movement heals.

Let me know in the comments some of  your tips to get your workout in when its “one of those days”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injury Recovery

Here is the scenario, you just started working out  and eating right and enjoying your new fitness lifestyle or you have been working out and focused on healthy living for years and then BAM, you get injured either at the gym or you can just as easily get hurt running errands. Total bummer I know. So what do you do? Immediately, you turn to Dr. Google and start plugging in and describing your injury. Who knows the answers you will get.

I have been injured so I completely understand. I am sharing a few steps that I have taken that has helped me deal with and recover from an injury.

  1. I use KT Tape to stabilize and support the injured area.
  2. I get regular Acupuncture treatments.
  3. Depending on the severity of my injury, I will make an appointment to see a doctor or a movement specialist.
  4. I find  other ways to stay active, maybe I can’t run but I can walk, swim, do Pilates  or lift weights  etc. I find ways to work around my injury.
  5. I adjust my food intake.
  6. Some rest is necessary, but not too much.
  7. I include more anti-inflammatory foods and supplements in my diet.

However, when  in doubt always make an appointment to see a medical professional.

The silver lining with injuries is, you will come back stronger.

 

What are some steps you have taken to recover from injuries?