Big news last week was that Kim Kardashian filed for divorce. I really can’t say I was surprised, but I was shocked. Shocked that everyone was talking about it. Honestly, who cares?!
It took her longer to plan her wedding than her 72 day marriage lasted….yikes!
Actually, it made me think about how this relates to weight loss and fitness. Seriously, there is a connection, stay with me here.
Everyday people start a weight loss or fitness program, but don’t ever really give it a full commitment. A bump in the road, a little challenge, a temptation and in goes the towel! You might be one of those people…..hmmmmmm??!
We have had a lot of people come to boot camp and not give it a full commitment. Is it tough? YES, it can be. Is it worth it? Hellz yeah it’s worth it!!
Weight loss is like a relationship. It takes, and requires, focus, patience, sacrifice, dedication, passion and love. Yes, I said love.
You have to actually love yourself enough to make the commitment.
You also have to love your exercise program. Hang on before you scoff. I know y’all might not love boot camp, but you love the feeling, you love the group support, you may even love (but probably only like) my lame jokes. You love the energy you feel after you have completed a tough workout. If you don’t love your program you are going to break up, dissolve the plan and file it under irreconcilable differences.
So how do you fall in love with your exercise and nutrition program?
YOU WORK ON IT.
YOU COMMIT TO IT.
YOU NURTURE IT.
Make adjustments daily. Focus on being better, not perfect, just better. Better = stronger, fitter, happier, committed!
Kim should have taken our commitment lessons to help her marriage.
Boot Camp Chili
- 1 ½ pounds ground white turkey meat or extra lean ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 14 ½-ounce can kidney beans, drained/rinsed
- 1 14 ½-ounce can black beans, drained/rinsed
- 1 14 ½-ounce can pinto beans, drained/rinsed
- 1 29-ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 29-ounce can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2-4 tablespoons chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper, cayenne, or chili pepper flakes to taste
- *if you prefer a five alarm chili add extra cayenne, chili pepper flakes or Tabasco (get creative with the flavours!!)
- Cook and stir the onion, celery, and carrots in olive oil over medium-high heat until softened, about 6 minutes.
- Add the ground meat and garlic. Cook the turkey until it’s just done, taking care not to over cook.
- Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Let me know how you like it.