Asparagus spears- cut ends off approx. 1/2 inch from bottom. Wash with water. Lay on pan and lightly spray with Pam Olive Oil. Lightly sprinkle with pepper and Mrs. Dash “Rotisserie Chicken” flavor. *You can be creative and put whatever your heart desires on the asparagus.* Bake on 350 degrees for 12-15 min.
Chicken- rotisserie chicken from grocery store picked off bone. Be sure to pull the fat off! 🙂
Minute brown rice with low-sodium soy-sauce.
So today I’m at the gym and notice a blind man and his friend working out. I’ve seen them in there before but decided to approach them (I like to be friendly and meet as many new faces as I can). As I meet the blind man he reaches out confidently, shakes my hand and introduces himself. We begin to talk and he quickly tells me that he was in a horrible accident 8 years ago where he was struck by a car and was left with life-changing injuries. He was left blind in both eyes, underwent brain surgery, and had to learn to walk and talk again. After the end of our conversation he told me how much he appreciated me acknowledging him and treating him like a normal person, then reached out, shook my hand again and thanked me for being a nurse.
I like to think everything happens for a reason although we may never know why….but I know that I met that man today to change my outlook on life. At first glance I saw a blind man in the gym- after meeting him I saw this extraordinary, amazing, strong, kind-hearted, appreciative person (and we only talked for 5 minutes). Guess my question for you is, what’s your excuse? Whenever life throws you a bad situation you have to be the one to turn it into a positive situation– which is exactly what my new friend has done. I guess being a nurse has taught me not to judge someone by their appearance or disability and I would like to challenge you to do the same. Understand that it’s not what’s on the outside that matters, it’s what’s on the inside. We all have hearts and all like to be treated with respect and kindness.
Chassidy and Cari are a very energetic and motivated pair. They have a love for people, and even more, a love for helping people see their self-worth. Their main goal is to show every one how easy it is to make health, nutrition, and fitness a part of every day life. They realize that we all may have a lapse, but understand it is a short-term lapse—not a collapse.
Chassidy grew up having a love for sports throughout her childhood years. She continued this throughout her life as she would go on to play softball in college. It was here that she learned how nutrition and fitness would not only maximize her athletic abilities but also her everyday life. Once she had reached her athletic goals she then pursued her dreams. She joined the military in 2003 where she would soon deploy in 2004. Once again as she was pushed to the limits where she quickly realized how much of a role nutrition and fitness would play in everyday life. She has served for over 8 years in the military where she is over the Weight Control Program. Currently she is certified and offers programs in Nutrition, Advance personal training, and Group Exercise.
Cari is a registered nurse and works in the operating room. She is an experienced nurse and has worked in a trauma/surgical intensive care unit, as well as taught clinicals to nursing students. She obtained her degree from the University of Alabama. Cari has been involved in athletics throughout her life. Growing up she participated in gymnastics and spent many long hours and hard work in the gym. At age 12 she accomplished her first “life goal” by winning the state gymnastics competition. She then progressed to cheer in high school and continued this passion into college. Her newest goal is to become a bikini fitness competitor, with her first show being in Tuscaloosa, AL on April 28, 2012. She is also currently in the process of obtaining her masters degree in nursing administration and certification to become a personal trainer.