What? 2 blog posts in a week… How can it be? I don’t know. But I like it and want to keep up momentum while I can.
In my last post I complained about the 100-degree Texas “fall” weather, and now and for the last few days the highs have been in the 70s and it’s perfect, which really does make me happy. You just never know with Texas, amiright?
I haven’t really talked about my own current fitness/health/nutrition/whatever goals on here in a while, I mostly have felt weird talking about it, but I’m going there today.
I struggled really hard for about 5-6 months to get in the gym simply because I didn’t want to. Going and lifting weights, pushing myself, doing anything uncomfortable or breathless or hot felt like the last thing I wanted to do. I still got in the gym… Some. But I also rested a lot and gave myself a break. I let my injured ankle heal. I traveled for the month of July & didn’t focus on my workouts or eating. I celebrated my birthday in August. Ya know, just allowing myself breathing room.
But for the past month I’ve felt back to my normal, energized, motivated, love-to-workout self. So I’ve soaked it up and gotten back to a consistent schedule of lifting and working out that has kept me challenged and excited.
I say all this to encourage you– embrace where you are in the journey of your own fitness. We won’t always feel awesome or like we want to focus on getting fit and healthy… Not even personal trainers. That’s okay- but do what you can. Take a break, give your body some breathing room, and then ease back in. Listen to your body but also don’t let your actions be completely ruled by your feelings. This too shall pass! 🙂
This recipe is simple and easy and great for a busy day. Put it on buns to make pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches or place on a salad for a lighter option… I’ve done both so it’s all good!! I also think this would be delicious stuffed into a baked sweet potato but that’s just an idea 🙂 This is a great recipe to put in the fridge or freezer and have leftovers all week!
Easy Crockpot Barbecue Chicken
Makes 6 servings
- 1 1/2- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons barbecue seasoning (or just a mix of salt, pepper, and chili powder)
- 1 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce of choice (check labels for ingredients OR make your own!)
- 1/2 red onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Place chicken breasts in a large crockpot and rub with seasoning. Place the sliced red onions on top and then pour barbecue sauce and apple cider vinegar all until all the chicken and onions are coated.
- put the lid on the crock pot and set on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Once finished cooking, shred chicken with 2 forks and then mix everything in the crockpot together until well incorporated. Serve on buns or in a salad or however you like!