leah and nicoleMy daughter came home from college for Christmas break.  I love it when she is home, not just because I miss seeing her, but she is a great fitness partner.  Sometimes she helps get me motivated to exercise and sometimes I motivate her.  It’s good to have a fitness partner to keep you on track and keep you accountable.  It’s easy to lose focus when you just rely on yourself to stay motivated.  Many people have an internal drive to help them stay on track, but it doesn’t hurt to have an accountability partner to encourage you and remind you of what’s important.

If you become friends with those that strive to eat healthy and exercise, you will be more likely to do so yourself.  Plus, they will most likely help keep you accountable and encourage you to stay on track.  Many people like to help others and to feel needed.

When you have someone that you work out with on a regular basis, you can encourage each other and remind each other to work out.  You will be more likely to stick to it, so you don’t disappoint them.

My daughter also likes to cook and she makes some good healthy meals.  She made a really good fajita meal in the crock pot that was easy and healthy.  Here is the recipe:

Crock Pot Fajitas

  • 1 each red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers
  • ¼ cup of sliced onions
  • 3 breasts of boneless chicken
  • 1 package taco or fajita seasoning

Place bell peppers on bottom of crock pot.  Then cover with onion.  Place chicken breasts on top and cover with taco or fajita seasoning.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Shred chicken with a fork.  Mix all together.  Warm up tortillas (use whole grain to be healthier).  Add chicken mixture to tortilla; add shredded cheese and salsa (if desired).  This recipe is delicious!

My daughter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University and is getting her Master’s Degree in Wellness Management at Ball State University.

So go out and find a fitness partner that can help you reach your fitness goals.  If you are having trouble finding someone, join a gym or fitness support group to meet people that will be a good mentor.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  There are a lot of people out there that want to help you achieve your goals.  Groups like Weight Watchers are successful because they provide support and encouragement to those that want to lose weight.

My next blog post will be an interview that I did with a friend that was successful at losing weight and how she did it.

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