02 January 2011
So, this blog didn't exactly take off the way I had imagined it would, but I hesitate to call this little adventure a failure. So many amazing things have happened since that first blog post over a year ago.
It's true, I got a little burnt out on the daily blogging and trying to come up with new smoothie recipes; I even missed several days this year in my smoothie challenge, but this blog and the green smoothies led me in places that I never dreamed imaginable. I started taking an active interest in my health and nutrition ~ two things I'd never given a thought to in my life.
I joined a gym, I started a weightloss journey and I started running. I love my green smoothies and they've helped me remake the connection between what I eat and how I feel. They've helped me start to heal my food addiction. I have a long road ahead of me, but I'm going to get there and it all started with a green smoothie.
Oh, and they've brought my blood pressure down to 92/70 BooYa!!! Happy 2011 everyone! My plan is to leave this blog here for the archives and to hopefully continue to inspire others to give green smoothies a shot. I may come back and update it periodically, but most of my posts will be over here. Please join me, if you haven't already.
08 August 2010
It's the beginning of August and I've been in this challenge for 220 days. To be completely honest I had been feeling a little burnt out on green smoothies. I have missed a few days here and there, but I am absolutely as committed to my health as I've ever been in my life.
At the beginning of the year I had some serious delusions that by simply adding green smoothies to my day would somehow make me the picture of health. I didn't talk about it much but I really thought these smoothies would be the magic pill diet that I had completely sworn off in the past.
It's only been in the last few weeks that I've decided that a smoothie isn't a magic pill. I've also realized that I didn't need a magic pill, I needed an attitude adjustment. I don't know what sparked it, I don't know why it happened NOW ~ but I have to say that suddenly feeling like crap (I was feeling better with the smoothies, but still not GREAT) was no longer acceptable.
I had been mentioning around here (and on Facebook) other little changes I'd been making in my diet, but everything I wanted to say about my health, my diet, my weight & my exercise just didn't seem to fit here. This is a smoothie blog.
So, I went off and started another blog (is it possible to be addicted to blogging? LOL!) I will still be around and still blog here (although my FB is much more active than this blog), but I felt I needed somewhere else to get into all of the nitty gritty about totally and completely reclaiming my health. I hadn't mentioned it at first because I really wasn't sure I wanted to go 'public' with it just yet. I'm still not sure I want to, accountability? Nah, I'm accountable to myself and my family. Cheerleaders? Sure, they're nice but I'm doing this for me. So why am I going public now? I'm not sure. I just felt it was time.
Come visit and say hi at Healthy for 100.
28 July 2010
- 3 bananas
- 2 c water
- 2 spears of fresh pineapple + a little of the juice that collected in the container
- handful of frozen strawberries
- 4-5 leaves of romaine
Crisp, refreshing and delicious!! Enjoy!!
25 July 2010
I'm Yvonne. Hello! I found your blog through the Green Smoothie Queen site.
My favorite smoothie, right now anyway:
1 honey dew or cantaloupe
1 handful of frozen red grapes
1 handful of spinach or lacitino kale
Chunk of fresh ginger
05 July 2010
So....you know the drill. In order to be considered for this giveaway of four stainless steel drinking straws, leave a message on this post that includes your name, how you found my blog & your favorite smoothie recipe. If your email address isn't attached to your blogger profile, make sure you leave your email address as well so I have a way to get ahold of you if you win! Good Luck!
02 July 2010
30 June 2010
- 1/2 of a fresh pineapple
- 2 big handfuls of fresh, ripe strawberries (green tops included)
- 2 bananas
- juice & pulp from one navel orange
It's summer in a glass. YUM!
23 June 2010
Calories in/calories out is great. But you have to consider what is in those calories. I love my workouts. I get cranky when I don’t get to go to the pool as often as I’d like, but do you know what really pisses me off? When I finally do make it to the pool and I have a crappy workout because of the food I’ve eaten. Our bodies simply cannot turn junk food into quality fuel for our bodies. Junk food = junk fuel. Quality food = quality fuel. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
I always have a protein shake before my workout and I always have a green smoothie afterwards. About an hour later I’m usually starving so I’ll have a deviled egg (or some other high quality protein) with a big salad. When I workout I crave nutritious, usually high raw, quality foods. I get a high from working out and the quickest way to kill my buzz is to eat some “passes as food” processed crap that makes me feel ill.
What are some of your favorite pre & post workout foods?
12 June 2010
- 1 whole beet (greens, beet & root) fresh from the farm
- 2 c water
- 2 bananas
- handful of frozen red grapes
- handful of frozen strawberries
It was delish! YUM!!
10 June 2010
~ Acknowledge and link to the blogger who presented you with the award.
~ Give the award to at least 3 of your favorite mom bloggers
Kris ~ Kris is an amazing woman blogging over at Eclipsed. Escaping the Shadow of Obesity. She is a fellow homeschooling mom and she's a Twilight Fanatic. I know, we could be twins, right? Kris has not only lost almost 55 pounds since Thanksgiving, but she's done so with so much grace and style. I find so much inspiration in her words.
Green Smoothie Queen ~ The Queen has been one of my biggest cheerleaders since day one. She's a huge source of inspiration to so many out in blogworld. I offer this award as a small token of thanks for all of the support and encouragement you've given me through this crazy adventure!
Ann ~ I've saved the best for last. Ann & I met on the internet a few years ago on a site that has absolutely nothing to do with food, smoothies, health or weightloss. We met on a board about living a frugal life. Off the board, and through our blogs, we've discovered that pinching pennies is not the only thing we have in common and I consider her to be a dear dear friend. We've never actually met in person, but we do hope to change that someday SOON (don't we, Ann?). I am so proud of everything that she has accomplished over the last few years, both in her physical health and her spiritual health. I'm honored to call her a friend. I love you girl, from the bottom of my heart!