Are you ready for 2023? It may seem a little early to start planning your new year, but I want to start building a plan to end 2022 stronger than ever! That’s why I am hosting 9 Weeks to New Year - a 30 day challenge to keep you on track with your physical and mental goals. We are entering the busiest season of our year, when all the pressure and expectations of the New Year start to build. The purpose of this challenge is to build a wellness routine that you’re proud of NOW so that New Year's resolutions are a breeze.
I have so many options for you to commit + join us, and can not wait to see the goals and gains we build together! Here are some of the challenger’s daily themes that I am excited about 🙌
⏰ Mindset Minute - quick check-ins with tips to shift your mindset
🥘 Quick Treats - recipes that take 30 minutes or less to prep and enjoy
👟 Step Towards 2023 - tips to up your daily step total each day
🎉 Countdown to 2023 - weekly check-ins to make the next 9 weeks your best
What day are you most excited about this month? If your health + wellness is one of the things you’re prioritizing this month (they should be!), then this is the group for you. Reply “9 WEEKS TO FIT” to this email and I’ll share all the options to join!
We are taking steps closer and closer towards 2023, and this month is a countdown to build habits that will carry us to the New Year, and beyond! Starting a new plan and building new habits in January almost never works so, why wait? Let’s start now + celebrate later!
A great habit to start now and celebrate later is more movement - specifically, more steps! It takes about 100 minutes at a basic, walking pace to reach 10,000 steps. Yes, taking a 2 hour walk each day is beautiful and amazing and I am here for it! But, if you don’t have time to tackle this challenge all at once, here are some other ways to get to 10,000 steps today in the pockets of your schedule:
👟 Don’t tackle it all at once! If 10,000 steps is the goal, start where you are, and add 15 minutes or 1,000 steps a day until you hit your goal.
👟 Chunk your 10,000 steps into 10 hours - 1,000 steps an hour is much more doable than 10,000!
👟 Tag a friend + let them hold you accountable! Doing this challenge with a friend or partner will increase your motivation to get it done.
What tip from above can you implement in your day today? Do you need a partner to help start together? I’m always a message away!
We are officially in slow cooker season, and I am so excited to create some recipes this month that are simple to put together, but perfect to prep + freeze for weeks to come. These comfy, cozy recipes each make 4 servings, which is perfect for you for the week, but I suggest doubling up and freezing half for future use!
First up, Bubby’s Chicken Noodle Soup! Not the classic take on chicken noodle soup, but an elevated flavor palette to get more veggies and more flavor into your bowl.
4 quarts water
1 bunch fresh dill
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 (3 lbs.) whole raw chicken, skin removed
1 medium onion, quartered
1 medium kohlrabi, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 medium celery root, peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
3 medium celery stalks, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 medium zucchini, quartered, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1. Heat water in a large (8-quart) pot over medium-high heat.
2. Tie dill and parsley together into a bundle with butcher’s twine; set aside.
3. Add chicken to pot; boil for 1 hour. Remove chicken; let cool. Shred; set aside. Return pot (with water used to boil chicken) to heat; reduce heat to medium.
4. Add onion, kohlrabi, celery root, carrots, bell pepper, celery, and herb bundle; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil for 30 minutes.
5. Add zucchini; gently boil for an additional 30 minutes.
6. When vegetables are tender, remove herb bundle; discard.
7. Add 2 lbs. (1 kg) shredded chicken, ginger, turmeric, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Divide soup evenly among 4 serving bowls. Enjoy.
Do you have soup on your meal plan this week? I’d love to swap recipes - Comment here with your favorites!
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