FITNERDZ– I hope everyone is having an amazing monday ! I am currently battling the mass amount of holiday travelers in the Charlotte airport. Every single person is on their own personal mission ignorant to anything outside their 3 ft. bubble. I finally reach my gate and notice I have a wonderful two hour delay (completely my fault I missed my 1st flight Silly Aaron). But this is not the point of this passage, I sit down minding my own when a beautiful young lady sits down next to me with her mother. (wait for it) Lizzy short of (Elizabeth) is 5 and her favorite color is pink and her dogs name is Max (HAHA). This young lady is full of joy, cheerios and a pinch of a sugar rush. But the main thing I have observed from this energetic lil thing, is her never-ending smile.
At what point in our life did that switch get turned off??
This made me think for a second and then while doing one of my favorite pastimes (people watching) I notice no one is smiling. Its not that their frowning its more or less just a flat look, a blank expression. I know that I can be guilty of this at times because and we all have a tendency to think that our life is the hardest and everyone is out to get us. But why cant we just be stoked and excited about life like my new little friend Lizzy. So heres my monday challenge to all of you who took a minute to read my terrible run on sentences. SMILE MORE. Laugh MORE. and see how much it changes your world and maybe just maybe someone else’s.
Tuesdays get lost in the weekday mix a lot, they don’t drag like Mondays but they’re not as exciting as Hump DAYZ. Lets change that this week and spice Tuesday up with some Spicy Chorizo Chili!
1 package of Chorizo Sausage
2 lb Ground Turkey
2 Green Bell Peppers
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 Poblano Pepper
1 Chili Pepper
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Can Diced and Peeled Tomatoes
1 Can Tomato Paste
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Chili Beans
1 Can Unsalted Corn
1 Tbs Cumin
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to Taste
First, cook the chorizo sausages on the grill or on a skillet. While those are cooking dice up all of the peppers and onion and add to a large pot with the olive oil, cumin, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
Next, over medium heat cook all of the peppers and onion until soft to the touch, then add the ground turkey stirring when needed. As the ground turkey cooks, chop up the cooked chorizo.
Once the ground turkey is done, add the cooked chorizo and all of the canned ingredients. Stir ingredients together, lower the heat, cover, and allow the chili to simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the beans are cooked through.
Finally, add avocado slices, sour cream, cheese, or serve as is and enjoy!
This recipe has a lot of fresh ingredients and makes a healthy batch of chili so I recommend buying the ingredients a couple days before and freezing some for next week!
Tomorrow marks a new month, a new day, a new chapter, with new aspirations and new goals! Let’s welcome October with open arms and eyes with bigger goals set that will make us a better version than we were yesterday. Everything we want is in front of us! Don’t look back on yesterday or last week and say “I could have done this differently”. Look towards your future, your tomorrow, and say with confidence, “I will do this!” Take charge of your actions. Begin everything with a positive mindset and never with an ounce of doubt.
So its that time of the year and I’m trying to get big….
Just kidding Im not talking about that kind of juicing. My roommate and I decided on a whim today that we would whip out the old school juicer and give it a shot. This is a great healthy alternative that allows you to get those healthy nutrients into your body.