Connecting to our spiritual selves can lead to life long happiness and longevity. Whether its growing in your relationship with God and His purpose for your life, meditation, or personal reflection, focusing on our soul’s need for truth and peace is a necessity for living a fulfilled life.
All you need is for this 10 days’s in the Word is a desire to connect to your spiritual self and a bible. We will be centering on scriptures that feed our spirit. Our person consist of four different dimensions of perception for wellness – heart (our emotional support or need), mind (our thoughts), strength(our physical body), and soul (our spirit).
Especially during the holidays, the true spirit of Christmas can get lost among the shopping and parties. We will focus on God’s word each day, and I will be merely sharing what the holy spirit has put on my heart for you to hear. We will dedicate about 10 minutes each day and $10 towards a worthy cause. This will be an email and youtube based, as well as I will be using my conference call # to record some of my messages. 605-475-4700 code# 351619#
Your $10 Entry fee will be given as a donation to Community Helping Ministry, who provides: Emergency non-perishable food pantry, Pantry for personal hygiene and household cleaning items, Shower services for homeless individuals, Some financial assistance for utilities, housing, transportation, etc.
***We will begin this study on December 8th. Group forming now.
1. Email Kim@trimwithkim.com to be added to our email list.
If you have been on a journey to improve your eating habits, and influence the habits of your family and those around you, Cudos! Changing lifelong habits of eating, cooking, and socializing around food can take up to a year or more as you try different ways of cooking, preparing meals, celebrations and holiday traditions, and trying new recipes.
Looking for some easy simple tips to get through the holidays? Check out this – A guide to ingredient substitutions by the Mayo Clinic – one of the leading organizations in the country for health care.
What is important is that you give yourself this time to develop these new habits, while practicing perseverance and consistency. It may take longer for your family or friends to accept your healthy changes, and that’s ok, as you may find that you may encounter snickers, a request to defend your new found healthy life, or even down right obstinate behavior and blatant nonacceptance. However I encourage you to stand your ground for your health and your life. You do not need to throw out Grandma’s recipes, but perhaps you can make some minor substitutions that carry over to your daily meal prep and planning.
“2014 is almost over. I’m so busy right now and then the holidays will be here. I’m just going to wait til January” said someone to me who was considering a healthier lifestyle. Sadly I hear that quite a bit this time of year.
That’s when I threw down the gauntlet so to speak. For a minute, let us consider an athlete or a team sport and the team has made it into the playoffs – wink, wink. Those who do not throw in the towel at the critical hour are the ones who decide that they are going to give it their all, and most likely end up winning the game. I know from experience that when we do some activity consistently and regularly, we can get a giddy up in our step and that translates to feeling better! The first 10 day challenge was created.
12 People enrolled in my 10 Day fitness challenge and they are all doing great! I am super excited to see who’s going to win the $100 plus pot this Friday!
Judi was traveling this week yet made time to workout at the hotel and even at the airport!
Lori got out for a walk “even though she didn’t feel like it” and spent the day playing with her kids at the park.
Mary rocked her volleyball game, with the added challenge of staying ahead 5 points during the game.
Congrats to Pam, one of the regular attendees at our corporate Fit Solutions classes. Pam joined us at Westport about a month ago and has worked out more than 20 times since starting, and continues to be part of the group!!!
This challenge all comes down to making time for what we want to do, what is our priority. I know there will always be distractions and obligations, so fitting in exercise will sometimes be downright a major pain in the rear. This time,it will be worth. Finishing this challenge, participants just need to show via facebook or tracking sheet that they did something everyday and earn a change to win over $100 from the pot. And our next 10 Day Challenge begins Monday November 17th. Good luck!
Meatball Muffins with Sauce
Love my meatballs! My grandma Petrella used to make huge meatballs to go with a huge pot of spaghetti and sauce. Her recipe includes adding Italian breadcrumbs but here’s a heartier version that adds some fiber and makes for a quick snack.
Quaker Oats – Quick 1 Minute – Dry, 1 cup
2 large eggs white, fresh, (you can use all whites, 3)
Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 2 lbs
Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped (white or yellow)
Celery, raw, 1 cup, diced
Ground cumin, 0.5 tsp
Herb – Oregano, Dried Ground (1 tsp), (you can also use Thyme)
Mustard (I used Brown Mustard) , 1 tsp
Black pepper (spice) 2 tsp
Salt, 1 tsp
Garlic , 2 cloves, crushed
*Hot pepper spice optional (I used 1 tsp of a sweet pepper mix)
Your favorite tomato sauce, fresh made or low sugar and sodium.
Pre heat oven to 350 and spray muffin pay with some cooking spray (or coat with olive oil) Mix all the ingredients in one large bowl with hands or spatula until well combined. Roll the mixture into balls and place each one in the muffin pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. This recipe Makes 12 muffins. If you want a meatier muffin, add ½#. You can pop them in the microwave for a quick snack or top them with sauce , and serve with a side of green beans for a meal.
You can pop them in the microwave for a quick snack or top them with sauce , and serve with a side of green beans for a meal.
Feeding your spirit. Its somewhat a cliche, stating that we live in a face paced society. Yet its glaringly obvious. We live in two income homes, the media connects us to the entire world at any given moment, and our modern media – addicted society exposes us to more information than any generation in the history of history. Finding moments of silence or setting aside time to feed our spirit can be an foreign concept for the average american. What are you feeding your spirit?
Religion for some may be the focal point in life, yet a controversial discussion topic for others. Study after study quotes the importance for humans of having some spiritual practice for true wellness. Connecting to our spiritual selves can lead to life long happiness and longevity. Whether its growing in your relationship to God and His purpose for your life, meditation, or personal reflection, focusing on our soul’s need for truth and peace is a necessity for living a fulfilled life. Otherwise, we may live out of balance, constantly distracted by daily obligations and the entertainment and noise that seeps into every moment of our lives.
Francis Chan quoted that “we are on a never-ending downward escalator. In order to grow towards our God, we have to turn around and spring up the escalator, putting up with perturbed looks from everyone else who is gradually moving downward.” What is spiritual wellness? Our person consist of four different dimensions of perception for wellness – heart (our emotional support or need), mind (our thoughts), strength(our physical body), and soul (our spirit). So much of our existence reigns in the physical, our need to be fulfilled and entertained. Many times we bury or deny our emotions, and ignore the existence of our spirit rather it to be too vague to acknowledge. I call it the moments in between the moments; the pause in our emotional response; the intuition of our spirit to show us the way through a difficult situation in life; the longing of our heart for something deeper than our daily interaction. It can be a reverent silence with our God or intentional action to show unconditional love to another, or perhaps just being present in the moment.
Whether this is a conscious act or new concept I challenge you to consider setting aside 10-15 minutes a day for reflection, prayer, or meditation….Creating a balanced wellness approach includes feeding your spirit.
I truly did not plan to, yet I woke up Sunday with an intense craving for blueberry pancakes, so I decided to come up with a healthier version than what I would have gotten at the diner, plus there’s bacon at the diner. I combined several recipes to make the most delicious blueberry pancakes I have ever tasted! They may not be like grandma’s pancakes – hence the protein supplemented to increase the protein content but they are delicious! Here is the recipe:
1 Package of Advocare’s Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake
1/2 cup of unbleached flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 large egg (or 2 eggs whites)
1 small apple pureed with 1/2 cup water (or unsweetened applesauce)
Optional: 1 tsp sugar (or other sweetener optional. I didnt add the sugar since the berries were sweet)
Mix with fork or blender until coated, then put 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet of thin coating of oil (I used olive). Top with spoonful of blueberries. Once top begins to bubble or edges get golden brown, flip and cook for few more minutes.
Make 8 small cakes or 6 medium cakes. Serve with scrambled eggs. (As your shake blend will only get you about 6 grams of protein if you eat 2 cakes, and you need more! and I estimate you will get about 12-15 grams of carbs )
Now this is a treat, I only eat pancakes like 2 or 3 times a year so make this for those rare occasions or you can make it a post – exercise meal with again eggs and fruit if you have a intense workout ( ie. very hard) Enjoy!