It's been too long since my last post. Between work trips, family happenings, and of course feeling sluggish and depressed, I've been busy and neglecting the things that I care about most... and one of those things, which is to no stranger of mine, getting healthy. I'm sick. Not just sick of everything (and everybody) but I feel sick. Energy: None. Stomachaches: Tons. TMI probs: LOADS.
Some people wonder why I care so much about getting into shape. Isn't fried chicken the breast? First of all, was I ever actually "in shape" in my life? Not too sure about that. I could never do a real push up, pull up, or climb a rope in gym class. I NEVER had abs... ever. And to this day I can't jump a rope to save my own skin. The more I think about it the more I have to wonder, what is it even like to be "in shape?" Do I ever want to experience this in my lifetime? F0$%, yeah!
I know time and time again I say, "This time it will be different." "This time I will see the light and get it done." I don't know why I say these things because they are clearly lies and full of false hope. If I really wanted to do something I would have done it by now. I spend copious amounts of money that I don't have on products (and God knows what) and it doesn't do a damn thing because I can never commit to anything. Maybe I'll lose a good 10 but then those excuses come crashing down and I'm up a grand 15.
I don't really know what the solution is here or what the point of this post even is. Bottom line - I am forever at the mercy of my low self-esteem and cluttered universe. Until I can manage to love myself for who I am and clean house... I'll just have to make due with Kale Chips and Coconut Shrimp. What's a girl to do?
Kale Chips = Super Simple Snack
Preheat oven to 350. Just break up bits of Kale into "chip" sized pieces. Massage just a little olive oil on them and place on a cookie sheet. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, anything you want. Cook for 10-15 minutes, checking here and there. I tend to burn them so I really need to remember to check. They will be super crispy when done!
So easy it's not even funny. Heat 1 tsp coconut oil. Saute 1/2 cup diced red onion, and 1/2 cup diced celery until softened. Add 1 1b wild shrimp (peeled). Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and creole seasoning. Stir until everything is mixed together. Cook shrimp until seared on both sides. Add 1/2 cup LITE coconut milk. Just enough to coat everything and create a little sauce. Let simmer for 5-8 minutes until shrimp is cooked, flavors have enhanced, and sauce has thickened. And you are done. I eat this on it's own, you can eat with rice. I also added some kale and cherry tomatoes before I heated it up again for my lunch today. WOW!
And sorry, I don't measure seasonings...