We love. That’s the main reason why we do the things we do. Every day, we strive to become better versions of ourselves – but for who? Why are we doing it?

Why are you trying to be healthy? Why are you trying to lose weight? We hope you do it for you – because you love you. Often, we give so much to everyone we love that we forget to care for ourselves. Love yourself too so you can give more! As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup!

This month of love, show yourself some love by checking on your health. Start that exercise routine that you’ve been postponing since January, choose to eat healthily, choose to be mindful of your overall health! Do you want to get help with weight loss? Start to look at your options now!

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball

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Valentine’s Day Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca

2 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5-6 ounces each), tenders removed
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 thin slices prosciutto
2-4 fresh sage leaves
1 ½ teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
¾ cup dry Marsala
Put chicken between pieces of plastic wrap and, using a rolling pin or the smooth side of a meat mallet, bash them to a thickness of about 1/4 in. Season with pepper. Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each chicken escalope and put a sage leaf or two on top. Lightly dust the chicken on both sides with flour. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the middle, about 3 minutes per side. To check if it’s done, stick the tip of a sharp knife into it: the juice that runs out should be clear with no trace of pink. Transfer chicken to a warm platter and cover with foil. Add Marsala to the pan and cook over high heat until thickened and reduced by about half, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve the sauce over the chicken.

Source: Eating Well

7 Effective and Easy Workouts for Overweight Beginners

Doing these with a partner may be more effective!

1. Walking
2. Modified Push-Ups
3. Riding a Stationary Bike
4. Side Leg Lifts
5. Bridges
6. Knee Lifts With Ball
7. Modified Squats

Learn how to do these workouts here: Big Health and Fitness – Easy Workouts for Overweight Beginners

Is Dark Chocolate Good for Your Heart?

Studies show that dark chocolate — when it is not loaded with sugar and saturated fat — is indeed a heart-healthy chocolate treat. Dark chocolate is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. Studies show it can help reduce blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease.

Source: Scripps – Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?