Thursday, September 6, 2012

Inspire Me: Heatlhy

All In My Twenties

G-Morning lovelies! So I skipped last week, but I am back at it this week. So my updates are as follows:

1. I have worked it HARD in the gym 3-4 times a week and have done a workout at home every week

2. MOST of my days, I do in fact finish that 1 gallon jug of water. I'd say 5/7 days I completely finish it and the other 2 days, I get close. 
3. My eating has been superb! I tried this yummy recipe via Skinnytaste on Tuesday night and it was so yummy! Spicy & flavorful. I mean, very spicy. Like, even if you aren't a milk drinker, you better have a glass gallon on hand. 

Low-fat Chicken Enchiladas
Gina's Weight Watcher RecipesServings: 8  Serving Size: 1 enchilada • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 159.5 • Fat: 5.9 g  Protein: 16.2 g  Carb: 17.8 g  Fiber: 8.3 g   

Ingredients:For the sauce:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce 
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
For the chicken: 
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8.5 oz (2 breast halves) cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 (7-inch) reduced carb whole wheat flour tortillas (la tortilla factory)
  • 1 cup shredded low fat Mexican cheese
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions or cilantro for topping

Directions:In a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Add chipotle chiles, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onions and garlic on low until soft, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, salt, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, tomato sauce, chicken broth, and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spray a 13 by 9-inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray. Put 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each tortilla and roll it.

Place on baking dish seam side down, top with sauce...  Then top with cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes.Top with low fat sour cream or scallions if you wish. (Extra points) Makes 8 enchiladas.

So this past week I've been sorta hoping on the Weight Watchers train. I only really do it with dinner, because I know what I eat and how much I eat during the day are lower calories. Nicky poo is even grabbed a seat on the "Lets get ridiculously hot before Mexico" train. So, since its easy counting wise, he is taking the Smart Ones frozen meals to work. Ive seen nothing but amazing results from all y'all, so lets hope we get your results! 

At the gym, I've been sucking in the weight lifting department. I seriously LOVE lifting weights, but I've become obsessed with shredding some el bee's around the muscles I do have. Im doing HIIT cardio every time I step foot in the gym. I haven't set anything in stone yet, but pretty sure I'll be continuing the straight cardio for the rest of this week, and then next week start lifting again. The point of HIIT is vs. regular cardio, you continue to burn calories 32 hours after you've already left the gym. You can use any cardio equipment, but what I've been doing is a total of 30 minutes on the treadmill and sprinting (9mph) for 1 minute, then walking 1 minute at 3.8 mph. Oh and I do a light jog (6.2mph) for 10 minutes prior to the sprint/walks. 

No pic this week, as I am too lazy to take one, HA! But I promise my love handles and saddle bags are for reals diminishing. 


Bethany said...

That's the enchilada recipe I use. It's delicious! I make it a couple times a month. Nom!

Amy said...

That enchilada recipe looks AMAZING! I love Mexican food, and could really use some healthy recipes!

P!nky said...

LOVE HIIT! Keep up the great work!


Kenj said...

doing HIIT is the best, I have achieved the best results from doing HIIT workouts. I do it ATLEAST 3 times a week on top of everything else.

Megan said...

I made the exact same recipe last week! It was a hit :-)

I haven't done HIIT for sooo long. Going to start adding it in from next week.

Amber said...

I am trying this recipe stat. come train me!!

Traci Aerykssen said...

Skinnytaste is a game changer. No joke!

Megan said...

I think I will have to make that recipie very soon! Great post!


these enchilada's are the bomb!! I used 95% lean beef instead of chicken for mine.. but OH man they are good!
I love this link up.. I just can't get myself to the gym in the mornings. I always find a excuse & then cry about it come Thursday because I feel accountable. Sad huh? Kuddo's to you for keeping it up!
Your post is a inspiration to get back to the gym.. Thank you!
Amy @ Trials & Triumphs