Welcome to Day 3!
Are you curious about the magic pill? The magic pill everyone is always searching for.
You want to know what it is?!
WATER! Yes… It’s that simple. WATER!
Let’s talk water… You knew that was coming I’m sure!
I always say if you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail.
Especially if it’s the hot/humid weather season or you’re doing an intense workout….
And we need to make sure we have some COLD water available when we are out and about.
What I’ve also found is when it’s out in the open, meaning it’s in front of my face so I can see it, I will remember to drink it more often.
Put your bottle out in front today, and see if it helps you too.
Also, try not to wait until you’re actually thirsty because by then, you’re dehydrated already.
8 cups of water will:
Increase metabolism (cold water)
Fill you up (hot water)
Aid in weight loss
Flush out toxins
Give you healthier skin
Help digestion and decrease constipation
Reduce risks of certain cancers
Improve overall health…
ALL this for 0 calories.
Drink half your body weight in ounces.
For example, if you’re 140 you should drink at least 70 ounces a day… more if you exercise (and you are).
Who got their daily amount in today?
Take a pic of your water today and share with the group. If you didn’t get it in, still share where the struggle might be. You will be surprised how many of us don’t get our daily intake of water. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Share in the FACEBOOK GROUP here.
**A fun tip:
Create reminders for yourself.
Use fun colored sticky notes, set alarms in your phone.
Anything that will remind you to drink your water.
This is also great if our spacing out your meals, need to get a workout in, etc.
Think positive and stay positive.
Tex-Mex food epitomizes an ideal marriage.
It’s a culinary mashup of the fiery, comforting flavors of Mexican cuisine and the smoky, meat-centric dishes commonly associated with Texas; two different worlds happily melded together on the same plate.
There’s addictive comfort found in the charred, rich cuts of meat; piquant, tangy salsas; and the creamy, salty ooze of cheese.
Fantastic for the taste buds, but not always so great for the waistline.
Southwestern Rice and Bean Salad
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each
2 cups cooked brown rice (or other cooked whole grain)
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 medium jalapeño, finely chopped (or cayenne pepper to taste)
1 tsp. mild chili powder
- Combine rice, beans, corn, tomato, green onions, oil, vinegar, cilantro, jalapeño, and chili powder in a large serving bowl; mix well.
- For best flavor, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Tip: Rice can be mixed into the salad, or all other ingredients can be combined and served over the rice.
New to meditation?
Meditation is such a powerful tool.
I’ve been meditating over 15 years, and I’m so grateful for my practice.
I wanted to share with you a FREE guided Gratitude Meditation.
I hope you enjoy!
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