Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Chili

Hey guys ~

I hope everyone's Saturday has been good. Mine's been ok. We've been going through a tough time with our daughter and it's been taking it's toll on all of us here at home. With Christmas around the corner I'm just not feeling it this year, I know it's multiple things and I try to be positive but sometimes I get bit by the blue bug!! I've been really depressed and I'm trying to just snap out of it!! So I'm telling you this because I've been naughty and haven't worked out in about 3 days... so today I said ENOUGH!!! I know it will make me feel better and I just need to get it done! So of course accident prone me... I did a leg lift, just messing around. (I'm weird ) and I fricken pulled something in my hip.. (this is why stretching is VERY important) I didn't hurt it bad, but enough to put a giddy up in my workout. I will ice my stupid 38 yr old hip muscle and by tomorrow it will be good as new.

I had planned on doing 28 rds/4x thru my workout but I'm really trying to listen to my body and it said "whoa lady, your only doing 3x thru today" so I complied!  I had to switch up the cardio part also. By the 2x thru my hip muscle was NOT liking the high knees so I improvised, because I can!!!

 15 rest/30 work/21 rds/3x thru = about 15 mins which is still long enough to get a good sweat going!

1. High knees
me after this workout.. see I was sweating!
82, 72, 40 (jumping jacks)

2. Push up w/ knee tuck across to opposite elbow
8, 8, 6

3. Lat raises with a med resistance band
7, 9, 9

4. High knees
76, 54 (mt climbers) 44 (jumping jacks)

5. Fire hydrant w/ leg lift (R)

6. Fire Hydrant w/ leg lift (L)
8, 10, 12

7. toe touches w/ reverse crunch
9, 10, 11

I ended up doing this workout at home which my husband enjoyed.. anything to get a laugh! He enjoyed the fire hydrant/leg lifts.. (perv)

I know I didn't push myself to my max during this workout but at least I did it. I hate it when I have to many days in between working out because it just seems so much harder. I know you lose endurance really quickly so I'm trying to be more consistent about everything I do in my life! So don't be hard on your self!! It's never to late to make changes! :)

Now for a delicious and healthy Chili recipe
This Chili has some kick so if you don't want it spicy then leave out the cayenne!

Turkey Chili~serving size 1 1/2 cups makes about 6 servings (I'm guessing) about 490 calories per serving!
1 Tbls coconut oil
1 cup cooked Quinoa Or 1 lb Ground Turkey Breast
1 onion chopped as big or small as you like
1 yellow or orange bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
3 Tbls chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt.. any is fine but I use celtic sea salt.. I'd recommend using at least sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 cups water
1 28 oz can crushed tomato
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz cans red kidney beans... low sodium kind 
1 15 oz can pinto beans
1 10 oz pkg of frozen corn 

saute onions, peppers, and garlic, remove from pan, if using turkey, brown at this point. once turkey is cooked add sauteed veggies back into pan. Then add in your tomatoes and spices. If making this recipe Vegan.. add in your cup of cooked Quinoa now.

Let simmer for at 30 mins to an hr. Add in your kidney beans and let simmer another 30 mins. This recipe stated to cook at least 30 mins, so if your in a time crunch you could add the kidney beans in when you add all the rest of the ingredients and cook it for 30-45 mins. But it will taste so much better cooked a bit longer!

Garnish however you like... I usually garnish with a little Better than sour cream, a little pepper jack Daiya cheese, cilantro, and don't forget a few Organic corn chips. For non vegans garnish with Sour cream & cheese...

I really hope you enjoy this as much as my family.. the turkey takes it to a whole new level.. it's melt in your mouth delicious!

oxoxoxo Sherice


Gloria said...

how lool like anh how to do "Fire hydrant w/"? leg

Sherice said...

I'm sorry I don't understand your question?