Certain foods can either provide added health benefits or may be damaging to your body. Here is a list of foods that provide multiple health benefits. If you’re undergoing some health challenges, implement the foods below that can aid your body toward positive results. Food sensitivities? Add one new food into your meal plan to ensure your body is without negative effects. Do note, 48 hours is needed in some cases, so take your time implementing each one. To a Healthier, More Powerful You!
So I got a phone call from my oldest daughter, Jacque, who lives in Orlando. At the moment I was in Safeway going through my Safeway Mobile App for screaming deals…when the phone rang. The joy of hearing my daughter, who in her first 28 years of life was never more than 80 miles from me, tops my day, any day!
Jacque has no idea about “The Shelton Challenge” that God placed on my heart back in January 2012, that gets my community up and moving AND (KEY***) eating for health. My obstacle was the accountability portion. How do you make getting fit & eating healthy exciting for each person while incorporating some accountability to the equation? That was my road block…obstacle that has loomed over my kicking this challenge into full gear.
Here in the aisles of Safeway, she shared with me a book that incorporates getting fit & healthy into a fun game with a specific format that breaks down ALL the obstacles! WoooHoooo!
The book is titled, “The Game On! Diet,” by Grey’s Anatomy writer, Krista Vernoff and her personal friend and fitness trainer, AZ Ferguson. I do want to warn you, as Jacque did we me. The language Krista uses at times, is definitely not what would ever come out of my mouth. However, the content, humor and game plan is absolutely brilliant!
Click on the book image below to get to browse inside…get a glimpse of this powerful tool..then get back to me to get going on building your team and opponents. Yep, Game On!!!
Watch this video in which Krista and AZ share some of Game On! details as well as hear from some Game On! success stories.
I see this as a perfect balance between…for me “The Body By Vi Challenge” kicked into high gear. For you, it may be the BBVi Challenge or you might be incorporating another weight loss/fitness platform. Bottom line: Find what program works for you and kick it with Game On!
- Goldsborough Creek Run ♦ Walk ♦ Jog ♦ Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation
The Shelton Challenge (http://TheSheltonChallenge.com) encourages everyone, young to old, to participate in this year’s Goldsborough Creek’s Run ♦ Walk ♦ Jog this coming Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Geared to meet everyone’s fitness level. A great way for the entire family to participate.
Goldsborough Creek Run course begins on the Shelton Valley Loop Road. The 7-mile stretch takes the loop around the valley, with the 2-mile start line leaving the valley and progressing down Railroad Avenue. All participants will have completed their race on Railroad Avenue prior to the start of the Mason County Forest Festival Paul Bunyan Parade.
A fabulous way to get out and MOVE while supporting the Mason General Hospital Foundation.
Can’t Wait to See Y’All @ the Finish Line!
- Wow! What a beautiful morning for this 7 mile walk. Started @ 7 am in the Shelton Valley with just a light drizzle or rain…lasted just a few minutes. So many of our prayers were answered!! The countryside was amazing as it seemed to stretch out forever with curious cows wondering what is this herd of people doing?!?!?
- The fellow walkers were a joy to participate with….actually the most fun was getting to know one another as we waited for everyone to finish for the coveted “Raffle!” The crowd was packed with women who work @ Mason General Hospital. Loved seeing these ladies helping to support their employer and put fitness and health as a priority.
- I am in awe to think about my past year’s journey with the Body by Vi Challenge that literally took me from being overweight, tired…very little energy, as well as pain & fatigue from the past 16 years due to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy…a disease I sustained from a volleyball injury. Took me from being an active parent, soccer player, school nurse, volleyball & soccer coach to minimal activity…only able to continue volleyball coaching, Praise the Lord! Yes, Victim to Victorious!!!
- To learn more about the Body by Vi Journey, visit http://CoachCathyChallenge.com It could be the answer to your prayers, like me; or someone you might know. Feel free to share this information and website with others you know and love.
Reading John C Maxwell’s book, “Today Matters.” Highly recommend it! Although he’s not specifically describing the Body by Vi Challenge…what he shares is right on track.
“For much of my life, I have dropped the ball in the area of my health. It was really more a matter of neglect than anything else.”
“I didn’t eat well, and I was overweight. But I didn’t worry. Every year I took a physical and received an excellent report from my doctor. So I simply took my health for granted.”
“Why Health Matters Today. Your health impacts you emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. You can’t get away from your body. For as long as you live, you’re stuck with it. If you make choices that cause you to be continually hurting or unhealthy, it will affect every aspect of your life – your heart, mind and spirit.”
“Health often determines quality as well as quantity of life. It’s easier to maintain good health than to regain it.”
“People are funny. When they are young, they will spend their health to get wealth. Later, they will gladly pay all they have trying to get their health back.”
“Making the Decision to Know and Follow Healthy Guidelines Daily. The key to my future health would be whether I was willing to make the decision to change the way I lived and stick with it.”
“No More! At the age of fifty0ne, I made this health decision: I will take good care of myself by exercising and eating right.”
“Have a purpose worth living for ~ Nothing is better than perspective for helping a person want to do the right thing. When you have something to live for, not only does it make you desire a long life, but it also helps you to see the importance of the steps along the way.”
“It’s hard to find motivation in the moment when there is no hope in the future. A sense of purpose helps a person to make a decision to change and then to follow through with the discipline required to make that change permanent.”
~ John C Maxwell, Pastor, Author, Speaker
I stumbled upon a NuWave Oven infomercial on a Sunday afternoon in April 2010 while turning on my tv to exercise via a dvd. It captivated & intrigued me, but because of my financial rule of not buying anything on impulse…I surrendered to putting their website in my calendar to continue doing research. Well, in August 2010 I was confident enough to take the plunge. Their testimonials were pages, upon pages long. All glowing remarks.
With a 30-Day Guarantee, I knew I had nothing to lose. Thinking back, I believe it was the fact that one could cook a frozen turkey and have it turn out perfect. My oh my, but were they ever right! I bought the extended pack to ensure the turkey would fit…I like to buy turkey breasts.
For the past 21 months, I have eaten better and enjoyed my left overs like never before. What does that mean? Saving money as no leftovers get thrown out, reducing my electric bill (cooks much faster) and eating healthier.
No, I don’t get any kickbacks from the company, just a very happy customer who has recommended this product to my family and friends.
Honey Pecan Chicken
Extreme Weight Loss Edition
(sorry they didn’t give exact measurements)
Chicken Breast cut in strips
Corn Flakes – crushed
Pecans – crushed
Combine corn flakes (1 cup crushed) to 1/4 cup pecans. (you can add or adjust as desired) Add Cayenne, again per preference). Combine Honey & Dijon Mustard to your preferred flavor…sorry no specifics. Play around with the honey and Dijon to get your perfect Blend to your preferred taste
Coat chicken with Honey/Mustard, roll in corn flakes/pecans/cayenne pepper till covered.
Spritz with Olive Oil
Oven 350 15-20 minutes NuWave was about 1/2 that time.
Dipping Sauce – boil on stove
Here pictured, I’m showing the Honey Pecan Chicken with roasted potatoes and asparagus. All cooked in the NuWave Oven.
This past Christmas, I made Prime Rib for my daughter’s & friends….out of this world!!
|Nu-Wave Fool-Proof Prime Rib Roast|
|Serving size: 6-8 Servings|
1 (5 pound) standing rib roast, thaw if frozen
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Let thawed rib roast sit out for 2-3 hours. Rub roast with seasonings. Place on the 1-inch rack, rib side down. Roast on power level high for 15 minutes per pound for rare, 18 minutes or medium rare, 20 minutes for medium, and 23 minutes for well done. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Visit their website for more info and testimonials. Enjoy!! http://nuwaveoven.com
There’s nothing better than visual demonstrations of my weight loss & fitness journey. It simply started with a decision that I was “Done Settling” with my extra weight & lack of energy. Had no idea I was beginning a lifestyle of better health & fitness. Has helped me have a guide and baby steps toward being disciplined in the area of nutrition (what I’m choosing to put in my mouth) and fitness. I have new friends from the gym that helps me to stay accountable and feel so much better about my appearance…and my energy is back!!
My 1st Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge – Done Settling!!
My 2nd Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ Seriously, Hooters?!?!
Hillbilly Half-Marathon My 3rd Body by Vi Challenge ~ Victim to Victory
On June 16, 2011 I made a personal commitment that I was “Done Settling” with my current weight, belly fat & body fat. Pastor Steve Willis shares this quote in his book, “Winning the Food Fight, Victory in the Physical and Spiritual Battle for Good Food and a Healthy Lifestyle.”
“Nobody changes until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of change itself.”
~ Pastor Steve Willis
Although I’m smiling in these photos, I was not inside. I felt embarrassed and ashamed, but I knew I needed to document that moment. I had an over-shirt waiting to quickly cover up…my lame way of attempting to hide my visual representation from my lack of discipline. Now, as I look at these picture, they’re some of my favorite photos. Why? Because they show exactly where I’ve come from almost one year later. I’m not looking back!
It’s been a journey that has inspired me to be more and do more than I’ve been able to since a volleyball injury 16 years ago, that took me out of being an active mom & School Nurse. For too many years, I was allowing my disease to dictate my life. No more!
So this is my journey, sharing it to help even just ONE person take a serious look at their life and decide to be “Done Settling!”
I welcome conversations as we struggle, achieve and lift each other up along the way.