Motivation is an elusive mistress for sure. Regain your mojo with these tips

Motivation can be an elusive thing. One week I seem to have it in abundance & that’s it, I tell myself  I’m definitely going to reach my goals & everything seems infinitely easier, I’m organised, prepared, plan my meals & I’m raring to go & everything just clicks into place. Then Bam! A few days later all the will to go on & motivation has up & left me.  My mojo has deserted me & is nowhere to be found, its gone awol! But I was so determined, I was so positive, my goals didn’t seem that far away just a few days ago & now it feels like I can’t go on, I want to quit & I’m never going to get there at all, it’s just too hard and the end is nowhere in sight,  it’d be easier to just give up. What happens to us? Where does the Motivation disappear to? Nobody knows it’s one of life’s little mysteries, destined to elude us forever! But all is not lost. You can actively work on regaining that Mojo & get yourself back in the game & losing weight before you know it. Here’s some things I find help me along when I just want to curl up on the couch with a large Mars Bar & wish I could magically & without any effort become a size 8 overnight;  Continue reading

The Most Splendiferously Aromatic Red Thai Chicken Curry

This is an amazing recipe, the smell in your kitchen while cooking it is just heavenly! This is adapted from Jamies 30 Minute Meals, he makes this with Prawn but I much prefer Chicken so here it is:

  • 2 stalks of lemongrass
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • A bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 jarred red peppers in brine
  • 1 heaped tsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2cm (¾in) piece of fresh ginger
  • 2cm (¾in) piece of fresh galangal (optional)
  • 1 x 400g tin of reduced fat coconut milk
  • 2 shallots sliced
  • 2 limes, to serve
  • 4 chicken fillets diced
  • wholegrain basmati rice   

Put everything except the shallots, lime, chicken & rice into a food processor & blitz until smooth, your kitchen is going to smell absolutely divine! Put your rice on to cook as per packet instructions. Meanwhile lightly fry the shallot (or onion will do either) in sprayoil until soft approx 4mins. Add all the thai curry paste you whizzed up into the pot & lightly fry for a few mins. Add low fat coconut milk & raw diced chicken straight to the pot (this keeps it much softer than browning it first) Simmer over medium heat until chicken is fully cooked (approx 15 to 20mins) Serve over the cooked rice with lime wedges to squeeze over & enjoy! Serves 4 at 2pps on F&H or approx 12pps