I don’t know about you, but I am beyond excited for the start of a new month. February wasn’t the greatest for me, but I’m ready to turn it around in March and enjoy life. It already started off on a good note at my doctors appointment yesterday, when my doctor grabbed my arm and said, “Whoa, someone’s got some muscle.” THANK YOU SIR. Way to make my day. I wanted to hug him, but then felt that might be inappropriate and creepy since we were in an enclosed room alone. Good choice not to Allison. Nice work.
I also have to say that I’m on this motivation high right now. I had an amazing, amazing, amazing workout x 1,000 yesterday which included:
- 1 hour jazzercise class
- 20 minute Tone It Up HIIT routine
- 10 minutes stretching
- 15 minutes strength training/toning
I split that up into two parts, jazzercise and HIIT in the morning and stretching and toning in the evening. I feel awesome today. I knew that I wouldn’t have time to exercise today and since I had the energy to get it all done yesterday, why not?
Also motivated by Jillian Michaels and Michelle Obama on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday. Michelle is starting a new campaign to get children more active, especially in schools, which I think is absolutely fantastic. She said only 10% of public schools have a physical education program, and children spend an average of 7 hours in front of some kind of screen (tv, ipad, laptop, ipod, etc.) EVERY SINGLE FREAKING DAY. That is insane. It’s one thing if you’re an adult and your career requires that, but there is absolutely no need for a kid to not be outside playing and climbing trees like they should be. Like we did when we were younger! Jillian preached about her own weight loss struggle, which really touched my heart and only made me love her more. Did I tell you guys that I’m going to see her tour this spring when it comes to Detroit?!
Anyway, moving onto the point of this post: a new recipe! Wooo! And a good one at that. I adapted this from the Tone It Up girls. It is beyond delicious. You will get addicted.
Kale Chips and Guacamole
- kale (as much as you want depending on how many people this is serving!)
- sea salt
- olive oil
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 tomato, diced
- 1/4 onion, diced
- juice from 1/2 lime
- any other seasonings you wish
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- If kale is not already in bite-size pieces, rip it up so it is. Spread it out on a cookie sheet, lightly drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and any other seasonings you wish, and lightly toss with tongs.
- Bake for 40 minutes (or until crunchy), flipping halfway through.
- Mash avocado and stir in tomato and onion. Squeeze in lime juice, sprinkle in sea salt and any other seasonings you wish, and give a good stir!
Now my kale “chips” have never gotten crunchy enough to have a chip-like consistency. When I make this recipe, I usually just put the kale on a plate, spoon guacamole on top, and eat with a fork. The guacamole will make enough to serve two, so double it if you’re cooking for more!
This is a great recipe for entertaining friends or even to make for yourself for lunch. I’m definitely guilty of eating all the guacamole in one sitting. Sorry I’m not sorry.
I’ll be back later with a review of The Happiness Project March chapter. You can catch my February review, too
Did you catch Jillian on Dr. Oz yesterday? What do you think of her?