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Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup

I hope this tasty dish serves as nutritional motivation for weight loss and keeps you on track with our 7 Day Carb Cutting Challenge. Put this with any workout plan and you’ll be dropping the pounds in NO time.

Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 6 Hours 30 Minutes

Ready In: 6 Hours 45 Minutes




1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes including juice

1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

1 white onion, chopped

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 bay leaves

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste


1. Rinse and pat dry the chicken breasts, then place into the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the corn, tomatoes, chicken broth, enchilada sauce, green chiles, onion, cilantro, bay leaves, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper.

2. Cook on Low for 6 hours. Transfer the chicken to a large plate, then shred the meat with two forks. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and continue cooking for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

3. Serve with garnish of crushed corn tortillas, shredded cheddar cheese and/or green onions.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving

** Calories: 186

** Calories from Fat: 31

Total Fat:3.4g 5 %**

Saturated Fat: 0.7g 4 %**

Sodium: 1075mg 43 %**

Total Carbohydrates: 22.9g 7 %**

Sugars: 5.5g**

Dietary Fiber: 3.4g 13 %**

Protein: 18.4g 37 %**

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


Beat the Holiday Battle of the Bulge

It’s been a while since I updated with posts on my fitness routine. Blogging consistently is a challenge that beats all my Beachbody challenges! 🙂 My Chalean Extreme round ended abruptly because I developed calcific tendonitis. I’ve never been injured before and pray I will never feel anything like that again! From here on I will be doing my absolute best to blog at the very least twice a week. As the holidays approach we all feel the dread of the holiday bulge. My awesome challenge group started a new 90 day challenge, October 6th,  that will help us get through the danger zone in great form.  I’m currently on Day 10 of my Brazil Butt Lift/ TurboFire hybrid program. My group is doing the standard Chalean Extreme/TurboFire hybrid. I’m incorporating the BBL Master Series workouts so this is a program of my own design. This past week I got my first tastes of all the Master Series workouts. WOO HOO! Last weekend I could barely walk. If soreness indicates strength is on the way then I’m headed for She Hulk status very soon!

Doing Higher and Tighter

This past weekend I did Higher and Tighter for the first time. I HATE leg lifts on all fours so I was kind of happy to be working on the ball. THe original High and Tight was completely on the floor. HATED IT! So anyway, I nearly busted my doggone face and broke my neck!! But, my hamstrings and butt were talking to me in a GREAT way! I realized after the fact that the ball I was using, that comes with the TurboJam Get on the Ball workouts, is WAY too big. The BBL MS ball is tiny in comparison. I blew it up and will be using it for furture workouts. The legs arabesque was quite dangerous on the oversized ball, but I tested them with the right ball and it was intense work! Here’s what they look like:

So all in all my take on BBL Master Series is that is is FABULOUS. The stability ball sculpts arms and abs. You can’t avoid it. My arms aren’t as sore as with Chalean, but, ummm, that’s why I’m doing this right? To avoid too much stress on my shoulders. So I already see restored tone in my arms and feel the work. Bikini Body is the upper body workout. It’s all pushups on the ball and weights. Ipanema Booty is by far my fav workout of the 3. It’s 3 rounds, alternating on the floor or standing. I use 7.5 pounds to for the standing work. I counted and each set is about 30 squats, lunges and dead lifts. My lower body is getting hammered and feels great. The only caveat, as with ALL workouts. Proper form is essential. Trying to get as low as the trainer or the models will lead to injury. So taking it slow and easy while building up it the key. Two thumbs up for BBL MS.

The one thing I miss from my summer routine most of all is my jogging/running. I LOVED The Couch-to-5K ® Running Plan. I never thought I would feel so successful and enjoy running so much. So I’m adding that to my routine for the next 90 days or until it’s too cold. The end of the 90 day challenge is deep into the winter so I’m not sure I’ll be game to run in that weather, but I never say never.

So what are your plans to keep in shape through that one hard meal? Share your tips in the comments

If you’d enjoy support, recipes and guidance to get to the 2013 in great shape,  join my fitness group over on FB ~ Do The Damn Thing

Wishing you all the best!

Ana María

Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven

That was the first line of a little rant I posted on my Facebook page. Now before I get into that, which I will, I want us to do a little imagining. Let us say you want to buy a house. First thing you would do is start to save for the down payment.

We will also imagine that you need a little assistance in designing a budget and someone to help keep you accountable. Therefore, you hire a financial planner who has you track your expenses and after reviewing them explains that you have to cut your Starbucks habit, your shoe habit, and various other little expenses in order to have your down payment within your desired timeframe. You wince a little, but you agree, focusing on the long-term goal of home ownership. Then you go out with your friend Susie. Usually you two go to Starbucks but you tell her that is a no go for the next 6 months because you are saving for your house. Immediately Susie explains that she owns her house and she NEVER gave up HER Starbucks! She proceeds to explain that your financial planner does not know what he’s talking about and you better enjoy your latte! You only live once you know!

Would you listen to Susie, go ahead, and spend money on Starbucks?

Or would you stick with the plan that you and the professional you hired made, that will get you to goal on time? The disciplined you would ignore Miss Susie and sacrifice the immediate satisfaction for the eventually sweetness of success. Without a doubt when you are having your house warming party Susie will ask “Girl, how did you get the money for this place so fast?!?” How? You gave up the Starbucks, you didn’t go out for drinks with the girls every week. You understood that you would eventually do these things again, but for now, they were a no-go.

It is the same thing with your diet. It is the little things you sacrifice that make a big difference in how soon you reach your goal. Cutting out high glycemic index fruits is a quick and easy way to jump start weight loss. It is listening to your nutritional financial planner, a coach like me, or a nutritionist, when we suggest little but effective tweaks that will determine how quickly you reach your goal. What generally happens when we make a suggestion, unlike what happens with a financial planner is that you go ask Susie because you are mad or you ignore us. You do not want to give up bananas or rice or whatever food it is that you hold dear. What does Susie say? “GO AHEAD!” *sigh* Susie tells you how she lost weight by doing and eating XYZ. Then you go ahead and eat what your coach told you not to. My question is, why would anyone follow anecdotal stories rather than professional guidance?

You would not take financial advice from any and everybody. Why listen to them about what you put in your body?

I had a client who ate half a banana in her Shakeology daily. From day 1 I encouraged her to let them go because they are little sugar bombs. She chose not to give them up. On day 150 or so, she was looking to make the scale move. I reviewed her diet and mentioned we should cut carbs. She agreed. As she tracked her carbs she observed how carb heavy that banana was. In our private FB challenge group she posted “Coach don’t laugh…..I may never eat a half banana again! I almost fell out my bed last night when I saw that it had 23 grams of carbs!!! Good grief!!!”  Exactly.

My point is, I know what to do to get you fit and healthy. You may still lose doing it your way, or Susie’s way or Joe Schmo’s way, but I know how to get you there quicker. I am here tell you which foods to cut to get the job done in the shortest time.

Therefore, my rant was about people’s unwillingness to give up a little to get a whole lot. Here it is:

          Everybody wanna go to heaven nobody wanna die. I swear this is what it is with losing weight. Everybody wants to eat the same things they’ve been eating and get a change. Everybody is a nutritionist or knows someone who is so they know better than the person who makes their living doing it day in and day out. The person they hired! It’s insane. And exhausting. If anyone reading this wants to make a change, I will be there for you step by step from day 1 until you say it’s the end. But if all you want to do is waste your money on DVD’s you won’t do because you have 1000 excuses or buy Shakeology and drink it for breakfast and eat McDonald’s at night. Please skip me. I’m NOT the coach for you. I don’t want your money I want you to get healthy and be your best! *rant over*”

If you are ready to do, whatever it takes to change your body and your life,

(1)        Go like my FB coaching page 

(2)        Join my team at

And let’s DO IT!!!

Wishing you a peaceful and productive day!

~Ana María

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