Never Give Up
Feeling stressed? Most people are these days.
The past couple of months have been filled with new levels of stress as we’ve all dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
But you don’t have to let stress get the best of you.
When stress is getting you down, you need something that makes you feel good and is good for you.
I’m talking about exercise!
Every time you exercise you increase your body’s production of endorphins.
In case you have forgotten, endorphins are responsible for those good moods you get into after a race and the pleasure you feel while chomping down on a piece of chocolate.
However, before you grab a piece of chocolate and skip your workout, remember the end result of each and choose which one will help you battle stress in the long run.
(Hint: It’s not the chocolate.)
Any and all exercise you do helps you fend off the effects of stress, in addition to all the other benefits of exercise: including but not limited to burning fat, increasing energy, reducing joint pain, regaining a youthful appearance…the list goes on.
My mission is to help each and every one of my clients achieve the body that they desire in addition to a low stress lifestyle.
Take the stress out of planning your own workouts by joining one of my high-energy, fat-blasting exercise programs.
Call or email today to get the body and stress level that you deserve.
Bacon & Mustard Spiked Green Beans
Don’t allow past failures get you down. It can be frustrating waiting for results, but by a combination of cardio exercises, a healthy diet, and the right resistance workouts, you will reach your goal. Never. Give. Up.
Here’s a tasty way to serve up fresh green beans. Smokey bacon and tangy mustard give these tender-crisp green beans memorable flavor. This side dish pairs perfectly with steak or chicken on the grill or alongside a lettuce wrapped burger. Enjoy!
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
What you need
2 lbs green beans, trimmed
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup yellow onion, sliced
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the green beans and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the beans into a colander and place under cold water for 20 seconds.
2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crispy over medium-high heat. Remove the bacon from the skillet, leaving the bacon drippings, and chop into 1-inch pieces.
3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and cook the onions in the bacon drippings for 5 minutes, or until tender. Reduce the heat to low and add the vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper, stirring until fully combined. Add the green beans and the bacon pieces and mix well. Serve and enjoy!
One serving equals: 158 calories, 8g fat, 12g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 10g protein.
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