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Cheese & Chicken Quesadilla

Carb (High Fiber) Tortillas
1 Cup Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Half White Onion
Thin sliced Chicken Breast
Chopped Basil Leaves
1 Cup of Salsa

Sautée sliced chicken breast and onion in Olive oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top.
2. Foil a baking tray and place one tortilla on top
3. Sprinkle one cup of shredded cheese and salsa on top and place the second tortilla on top.
4. Broil on middle tray for 3 minutes and cut into 6 wedges.
5. Transfer
sautéed chicken and onion on top.
6. Garnish with Basil Leaves and few drops of Hot Sauce [optional]
7. Husband doesn't like sour creme so I served with cottage cheese.


Lately I have had to try
wayyyy much 'harder' to get my a$$ to the gym. It could be the lack of motivation, or working hours coming in the way, or may be God is being her usual 'difficult' self! So I have decided to make a LONG list of reasons why I like to workout to motivate myself. 
Time to get back in the Game!
1. I like how I feel when I exit from the Gym
2. My skin looks a lot better when I workout regularly
3. I like how my clothes fit me when I am in good shape
4. I truly cherish my current tiny waist [which was once as big as whole of ASIA!]
5. I do not like paying medical bills [which accumulate due to poor health]
6. I enjoy the confidence fitness gives me
7. I feel more at peace and in sync with myself when I workout
Anyone wants to add anything to my list? 

P.S. For the record, that was Husband's meal (above) and not mine!

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  1. totally love this post...
    am conducting a project called cinch waist on my blog so i can lose weight in 2 months...and though i feel good when i exercise i feel better when i eat...:)
    so am working on that
    take care

  2. 8. I'm hot. Not just temp wise. Mind, body and soul wise.
    9. I have the sexiest shoulders in the blogosphere
    10. I'm Fabulous. Fullstop.

    ...I LOVE this photo!!!!!!! Even when you're doing a warrior snarly face you look damn sexy!!

    [I know a lot about warrior snarly faces, I have many of me in combat, I just look constipated!!!!]

  3. Another point:
    -I can eat whatever I want when I work out regularly. :) (Incase you are a foodie like me which I think you are!)

  4. I love Quesadilla's. They're delicious.
    Another reason to work out is that it can also be fun...

  5. I've been having a difficult time trying to motivate myself too! By some miracle I seem to have lost weight in London (not that the scales tell me so, but I feel different and my clothes are fitting better) and I reallyreallyreally don't want to put it all back on now that I'm back home. So I'm going to have to try harder to motivate myself as well! Good luck Tanvi!


  6. I like to workout because I don't feel so GUILTY when I indulge in all things Sugar

    I like to workout because it's the only form of Pain which is a Gain (by you not gaining)

    I like to workout because when I do end up losing that weight, people load me with compliments which makes my heart grin

    Haha..coming from someone who doesn't workout, how did I do?

  7. I make a similiar veggie version using Quorn instead of chicken, yum! Do you get Quorn in the States?
    Mmmmm.....thinking about your 8,9 and 10. I think you've covered all the bases admirably there. xxx

  8. I guess I'm just happy when I excersise, and thus far more patient with others too!

  9. Thoroughly enjoyed the post.
    wud like 2 add to d list.
    1.Its a good n healthy time pass.
    2.To b the fashionista of town.
    3.Set new challenges for yourself.
    4.Make new friends.
    Hav a nice week.

  10. Great shots! Ha ha I'm so not a gym person... what to do eh?
    Still wishing there were Bikram yoga classes here in Athens.

  11. coz you look so badass like you can kick anyone/anywhere...but you are still so awesome! (not sure if you can add to the list but your list is pretty good)and thanks for being so alert that you thanked us before we could even tell you of the award:))

  12. Um, YUM!

    I feel of the workout bus for the last year (I have been sick) but hoping to get back on any. day. now. : )

  13. hmmm...working out makes me feel more energized, fresh and ALIVE. My overall endurance & stamina have increased and i sleep better at nights.

    btw, will be trying out that Basil & Garlic Focaccia Bread this weekend. can't wait!

  14. Just one that I can add,
    I can eat without guilt :)

  15. hummmm miam, ça à l'air vraiment appétissant.
    je te trouve vraiment très jolie sur cette photo.

  16. Great pic! I am with you, I'm just about to go running, I never want to go but am always so glad I did! XX!

  17. mm.. i might try the recipe on the weekend

  18. What a great list! My list would be exactly the same! I don't like going to the gym but I LOVE how I feel when I leave. And this recipe sounds delicious. Might have to give it a shot tonite since I'm looking for fun ways to occupy my time :)

  19. Yes another reason could b...u can enjoy and devote time to ur temple of body before u decide to expand ur family !! later it would b baby who will decide whether or not its time to go to gym....feel free to deleat d comment if u feel its too personal.

  20. haha you go girl! loved this! and that looks delish!!

    x! :)

  21. Not to be critical.. but I have been noticing how all the food u have been eating too!! pastas, quesadillas, paninis..
    and I wonder how this girl stays fit!!! :)

  22. I feel like I indulge in french fries or a glass of red wine after I run or hit core fusion :) love the list!

  23. Dinner looked great! I love how I feel when I work out. I also have a flatter tummy and I love being sore after a good work out because I know I worked hard!

  24. 8. it is great "me" time (I reserve my glossy reading for when I am on my me something to look forward to as I sweat away!).

    btw...that quesadilla looks fantastic! xo Cat

  25. 8. The conditioner that my gym provides is awesome. So my hair is shinier and silkier than before. :P
    9. There is this super cute guy who plays basketball when I go for a swim.
    10. I end up meeting new people and new friendships are formed. (Yes, I am talking about you swimming lady, You are the best. You have the greatest tips to give me about how I am not supposed to drink the pool water and the fact that you like my pretty colored swimsuit)

    So yeah, these are absolutely true reasons why I love to go to the gym. Every single day.

    P.S> The cute guy on the basketball court are on rotation every other week. So there are actually a ton of super cute guys in my gym. :D

  26. Wow, you seriously looked like you can kick some ass:)


  27. love this post. Do you have any suggestion for any good Vegetarian dish?

  28. Love ur go girl!!

    My main reason to go to the gym is to stay healthy and to be able to eat everything:-) And of course, I like how I look when I am fit:-)

  29. You cannot beat the confidence working out gives you. It's like nothing in the world.

  30. I totally love the list...I often have hard time getting to my swimming pool..And this dish I something I could eat right now:)...

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

  31. Totally making this recipe!! How yummy. It looks delicious. :)

  32. Yummm - that quesadilla looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!!


  33. I feel cheerful after I come out of gym though I have missed it for months due to an injury. You inspired me and I will resume very soon.

    Very good pictures.

  34. Great post! I need to get my butt to the gym asap. I've barely gone since starting my job!

  35. What a motivating list !!!

    I feel more graceful; look longer and leaner, and of course way calmer after yoga.

  36. I'm heading to the gym now! I'd add 9. I put my body in a better state long-term
    10. The feeling of accomplishment lasts beyond exiting the gym and resurfaces when I like what I see in the mirror!

  37. WOW! The Quesadillas look mouthwatering!

    I agree with you on the fitness points. Pretty much my reasons too, honey! :)

  38. I just feel so good after exercising it feels silly not to. Love your don't-mess-with-me kick!

  39. i need to get my ass off my bed to get into shape yo!! pls email me every week and force to go run!!!!

  40. fab list
    fab post

    & the Kick is.....wait for it.....LEGendaryyy
    (courtesy: Barny Stinson)



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