Fajitas

fajitas(Single serving)

Ingredients:

  • 21 Day Fix Smoky Southwestern Seasoning (from the 21 day fix guide book)
  • 1 chicken breast cut in to strips
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tbsp of diced tomatoes, or a little salsa
  • 1 x 10″ whole wheat tortilla bread
  • A few leaves of baby spinach
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Container values:

1 red, 1 green, 1.5 yellow, 2 tsp

Instructions:

  1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, heat up 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion and red pepper for about 3 minutes, until the onion is a little soft, but still on the crunchier side. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Put the skillet back on the oven (it’s okay if there is still oil from the veggies, if the pan is dry, you may need a bit more oil to cook the chicken). Add the chicken and season with the Southwestern seasoning. Cook over medium heat, turning chicken a few times until fully cooked. Remove from heat.
  3. Lay tortilla bread flat, and put a few leaves of baby spinach, then the veggies, chicken, and top with the diced tomatoes or salsa.
  4. Fold up, and enjoy!

I didn’t put cheese in my fajita because I already used my blue container earlier in the day, but you could sprinkle cheese on top. It doesn’t need it though, the Southwestern seasoning is fantastic!

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21 Day Fix Challenge

When it comes to exercise and trying to lose weight, I’ve always been the type of person to just try to do things my way. Last year, I ran a lot, made healthy meals and that was really working for me. I was running up to 3x a week at lunch time, and that was enough – but this year I have totally fallen off the bandwagon.

Last year I worked in an office with only 1 other co-worker who sat across the room. We have no showers at work, but I would run at lunch and sponge bath and that was fine. This year, the production team is much larger and I can’t sit around in my sweat all afternoon if I run at lunch – so that’s when the lunch run ended, and I’m sad to report that I didn’t pick up the exercise anywhere else up until a month ago.

I’ve gained weight. I’m not happy about it, but it happens and I just need to get back in to a routine that is going to work to get the weight back off. Something a little more than what running alone was doing for me.

I joined a fitness club, and that has been working out okay, but I’m at a point where I need to do MORE than the 3x a week exercise that I’m doing – and it’s not just more exercise that I need, it’s also a new eating routine.

After much thought about how I was going to get this all going, I decided to stop being stubborn about trying to control how my dieting happens (as in, not my own way, but actually seek help), and try a clean eating and exercise program. I settled on beachbody’s 21 day fix challenge.

I received the package today and read through the material. It’s pretty straightforward, and it’s definitely a diet that I believe I can follow (despite the lack of sugary foods, salty foods and all the other crap I like to eat *LOL*). I figure I can at least do it for 21 days. Realistically I probably need to do it a couple of times, but let’s see how this first round turns out.

I start TOMORROW.

I am taking before and after pictures, and I’m hoping I will see results and that will motivate me to keep going. I really want to be in shape!