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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The right mind set doesn't appear - you create it!

8th March 2016
Happiness comes from within you.  You'll never find it by chasing relationships, jobs, beauty, money.  Happiness always starts within.
My bed was begging me to stay this morning, nice clean warm bedding and it's a bit nippy out here, hope the heating warms up soon.  I did manage a little housework yesterday, the living room no longer feels like I'm walking at the beach, hovered didn't I!

Mom and I also went for a walk, we took our beat the street cards and got the first 4 collected, we also did a good mile and a half walk, Alfie wasn't impressed, he didn't want to go that way, so I imagine trying to get any more is going to be entertaining to say the least.

Had a few messages from people yesterday, half were on it like a car bonnet, they'd already been for a long walk or just come back from swimming, really in the zone.  The others were truly struggling to find their mojo.  How do you re-find your mojo when you feel so yak.  I do definitely recommend the walking thing even thought you likely don't time, or are too tired, both reasons why you're mojo is missing in the first place!  A bit of fresh air and vitamin D does you the world of good, it's also acknowledging to yourself that actually YES you deserve some of the valuable time you spend making sure everyone else is looked after and okay, whilst neglecting yourself.

Next take a look at what you're choosing to eat, is it giving you energy?  Is it giving you satisfaction?  Is it causing you to crave other stuff later on in the day time? 

One cannot live on fruit alone!  Remember this is a lifestyle, not a temporary fix.

Don't starve, eat!  If you try to eat as little as possible throughout the day, you're going to end up hungry!  When you end up hungry, you crave bad stuff, this makes you feel like you can't 'diet' and you've failed - a vicious cycle begins!

So please make sure you have a balance of the different food groups in your day, don't go all day on barely any food to fuel your body, fill up on good healthy food.  The results will come and you won't feel like you're constantly letting yourself down. 

Now here's a delicious sounding Smart Point recipe to fill the whole family;

Speedy Biryani
Total 36sp, serves 4, 9sp per serving
This delicious dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and cook!!
200g Basmati rice (20sp)
1 x 15ml tablespoon vegetable oil (4sp)
2 chicken breast fillets (about 260g) (3sp)
Small bunch fresh coriander
1 medium red onion
100g French beans
4 x 15ml tablespoons Balti curry paste (5sp)
130ml water
4 tomatoes
2 hard-boiled eggs  (4sp)

·         Cut the chicken into 2–3cm diced pieces and place in a bowl.
·         Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. If you haven’t already hard-boiled the eggs, pop them in a separate pan in cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Then drain through a colander and leave to stand in fresh cold water to cool. When cooled peel, and quarter
·         Using a different chopping board and knife, peel and finely chop the red onion.
·         Wash the French beans, tomatoes and coriander.
·         Finely chop the coriander. Top and tail the French beans and cut them in half. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
·         Heat the vegetable oil in the large saucepan, then add the chicken, half of the chopped coriander and curry paste. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring all the time. The chicken will change colour from pink to white.
·         Add the chopped red onion and French beans and cook for a further 3 minutes.
·         Add the tomato quarters, and add the water gradually – you may not need it all. Your Speedy Biryani should be moist enough for the flavours to spread through evenly, but it shouldn’t be wet. Cook for a further 3 minutes. Keep stirring.
·         Add the cooked rice. Mix well, cover and simmer for 2 minutes. You might want to add a little bit more water now.
·         Spoon the Speedy Biryani onto plates and garnish with egg quarters

Have a great day, be good to yourself BeYOUtiful, take it one change at a time. xx

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