Welcome Monday!

The Strive instructor was on a mission tonight.  She wanted us to push ourselves and so I am nice and sweaty!  It was a great workout tonight… I only wish I could report that I lost some more weight… 171.  I contribute the extra pound to my dinner I ate before I went to the gym though.

Tonight I am going to make some Sassy Water. It is a part of the 4-day Anti-Bloat Jumpstart featured in the book Flat Belly Diet. You are supposed to make a fresh batch daily as a way to stay hydrated and calm the digestive system.

All you need is 2 liters of water, 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger (no substitutions for powdered), 1 medium cucumber peeled and thinly sliced, I lemon, and 12 spearmint leaves.  Put all ingredients together and leave overnight.

This jumpstart is supposed to shrink the middle fast and get you off the ground with confidence.  I guess we will see, since this is a target area I thought I would try this diet first.  We tried one recipe from the book last night…Indian Chicken in Cashew- Cilantro Sauce.  It had a really good flavor.  The kids did not like the green sauce, but Scott and I liked it and would make it again. We bought ingredients for two other recipes to try.  Hopefully we will try them out this week.