A note from Cathy and Jeff about Building a Solid Support System
When you consider your health, deciding on your goals may not be difficult. Most people would love to be healthier and more active. You may want to spend more time with your friends and family. You might want to play catch with your kids or climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath. You may even want to travel abroad, climb a mountain, or run a marathon.
Having goals is a great first step! But goals alone aren’t enough to inspire a lasting change. It is important that we position those goals within a structure that supports them. With the right structure, our chance of success increases. With the wrong structure, our chance of success goes down. Let’s visualize this: If you are building a bridge over a chasm, you want a bridge that’s strong, durable, and reliable. If the bridge isn’t built correctly, you will never reach the other side. Building the bridge can seem overwhelming and it might feel too heavy to lift by yourself.
Just like building a bridge would be easier with a team, the journey to realizing your goals can be easier if you create a support network, surrounding yourself with like-minded people that will help and encourage you when you need it most. That’s where I, along with our healthy community, come in! A strong social support system can be incredibly powerful and, in my experience, it is one of the most important tools for ensuring success. Whether you need help putting the pieces of your bridge in place or a safety net to help you back up if you fall, creating relationships with supportive, inspiring people can make all the difference when it comes to reaching your goals. We are better together!
Zucchini Noodles with Cilantro Lime Chicken
* 4 ½ cups of zucchini
* 27oz boneless & skinless chicken breasts
* 1 teaspoon cumin
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon any small hot pepper/jalapeño or to taste, seeded and minced
* 4 teaspoons of lime juice
* 1 cup cilantro, chopped
* 10 sprays of cooking spray
Using a spiralizer or mandoline, make zucchini noodles. Transfer into a large bowl and set aside. You can also chop zucchini into any size pieces if you don’t have the gadgets for making zucchini noodles. Preheat a large ceramic non-stick skillet on high heat and add chicken (you can also use non-stick spray in your skillet). Sauté until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add cumin, ½ teaspoon salt and ground black pepper towards the end. Stir and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Wipe clean (or wash and pat dry) the skillet and return to the stove on high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add zucchini noodles. Sauté for 1.5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add previously cooked chicken, remaining salt, small hot peppers/jalapeños, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir gently and serve hot.
Makes 3 servings. Per serving:
· 1 leaner protein
· 3 greens
· 3 condiments
Getting Healthy Together
Rob and Nicole have lost a combined 100 lbs! It’s so exciting to watch couples choose health together. Their new lifestyle enables them to enjoy so much more life TOGETHER!!
If you are looking for a healthy community to be a part of, please let me know!! It is incredible what being around like-minded people can do for your journey to optimal health!
Health and Happiness,
Cathy and Jeff
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