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me pixA Curvy Girls’ Journey, Inc. goal is to empower and inspire women to live healthier lives physically, mentally and spiritually. We provide an awareness about fitness and wellness while motivating women about the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.This Fitness & Wellness Blog, was created to stimulate women like me in changing their lifestyles mind, body and soul in becoming a Healthier You!!

me pix2As a Curvy Girl I love to eat, look good and feel good so I created this blog to track all of my crazy fitness habits and to monitor my weight loss and weight gains. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 5 years and during these past five years I have learned that my emotions have a lot to do with my fitness habits. So,  I realized that if I shared My Journey with all of the Curvy Girls’ in cyber land on how I feel and the things that I do while I am on This Journey, I would have a better chance of Success so….follow me and Join the Journey!!!!!

Grilled Veggie Burritos

veggie burrito1Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 whole Limes, Juiced And Zested
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 whole Zucchini, Cut Into Slices Lengthwise
  • 1 whole Yellow Squash, Cut Into Slices Lengthwise
  • 2 ears Corn, Leaves And Silk Removed
  • Olive Oil For Brushing
  • Salt For Sprinkling
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Seasoned Black Beans
  • 6 whole Burrito-sized whole wheat or spinach Tortillas
  • 1 whole Small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 cup Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Optional Toppings: Salsa,  Guacamole, Extra Cilantro, Hot Sauce

Preparation Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and stir around for 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and the juice and zest of 1 lime. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the juice and zest from the remaining lime, then stir in the cilantro. Set aside.

Brush zucchini and squash slices, along with the ears of corn, with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Grill them on a grill pan, a charcoal grill, or saute them in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, turning them halfway through. Remove when the veggies have great color on the outside. Set aside to cool, then dice them.

Heat the beans in a small saucepan until hot.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.

To assemble the burritos, lay out each tortilla on your work surface. Spoon on rice, then beans, then sprinkle on plenty of grilled veggies. Top with chopped onion, tomato, cheese, and any other toppings you’d like. Spoon salsa all across the top. Tuck in the sides, then roll the burrito up as tightly as you can. Cut in half and chow down!

Oven BBQ Chicken

barbeque chickenIngredients

  • 3 cups Your Favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Peach Preserves
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Hot Sauce, Optional
  • 6  Chicken breast, Bone-in, or Fillet
  • Olive Oil For Brushing

Preparation Instructions

Combine BBQ sauce, peach preserves, garlic, and hot sauce in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until nice and hot. Set aside.

PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES.

Drizzle olive oil on 2 rimmed baking sheets and place chicken thighs skin side down in the pans. Roast for 25 minutes. Remove from oven briefly, brush sauce all over the thighs, then use a spatula to flip them over to the other side, being careful not to tear the skin. Brush the tops with more sauce and return to the oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on more sauce, and return to the oven for another 7 minutes. Remove from oven, brush on sauce, and turn up the temperature to 425 degrees.

Continue roasting for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the sauce is starting to brown around the edges and the thighs are totally cooked through. Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Courtesy of: http://www.pioneerwoman.com

Before Careful Everything is not Always Glimmer and Gold

pathMorning Inspiration…. Yesterday after going on Facebook and wishing my fav a Happy Birthday, I decided to read one of his blog post and it was so in tuned with what goes on in our daily lives I had to share… Because something sounds real good and might be all shiny on the outside doesn’t mean that is good and will shine shine for you all the time. Be careful with the paths you choose everything is not always Glimmer and Gold

The Journey Page 1

As he walked down the dark street he came across a man. The wandering had made him friendly so he greeted him and stuck out a hand.

“What’s your profession?” The man asked.
“I do many things, but I pour my soul into my poetry.”
“You are a poem.”
“I am a Poet.”
“Oh, because you write poetry?”
“Precisely.”
“I see what you mean, but you can’t just say a thing like that and expect people to believe you without a shred of evidence. A poet would certainly give us some poetry?”
“Yes, I believe so, but what if I told you everything isn’t what it seems?”
“I would be forced to say I know.”

  Why You Can’t See God

If you could see God it would make doing good too easy,

believe me.

If you could see God physically,

as he displays his omnipotence

you wouldn’t dare do evil.

Of course these theories

that scientists come up with sound good,

but they should.

Devotion is real

only when unfaithfulness is possible.

Every religion has a view,

but the Ten Commandments

will always hold true.

Whatever you pray for

God will deliver.

Try to stay warm in this cold world

that will make you shiver.

“That was grand. The definition of poetry.”
“Thank you, your kind words bring pleasure to the universe.”
“Have you heard of the Poets Gauntlet?”
“I have not.”
“Are you a Poet?”
“Yes.”
“One of the best?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“I have decided! And the Poets Gauntlet is a competition to see who is the best poet in the world. Allow me to represent you.”
“Why should I?”
“You need a reference. And the prize is 30 million euros. But you’ll risk a lot.”
“Like what?”
The man began to tap his feet.”There will be time for that. You’re walking this way and so am I. We can discuss details on the journey.”
“Fair enough. I planned on stopping for breakfast at the next establishment I stumbled upon.”
“We must stop at my home first before our journey. It’s on the way, I can cook you a breakfast fit for a king, no strings attached.”
“I’m not sure what journey you have in mind,  but omlettes are always better with three eggs.”
“This may be true, we can talk about that too.”
“You invite me over for breakfast at this odd hour, I commend you on the kind gesture, but I must know your name before we begin our journey.”
“I have a lot of names Daniel, but you can call me Satan.”

-Durrell  Givens http://hereisdurrell.blogspot.com/2014/08/page-1i.html