Monday, August 26, 2013

Smoothies Smoothies Smoothies!!!!

Just checkin in with a little post about my latest favorite thing. SMOOTHIES!!! I've been going crazy with smoothies in the past week and I am in love!

The top picture is an avocado and kiwi smoothie. It was surprisingly delicious! I found it on pinterest and it's pretty simple:

2 peeled kiwis
1/2 avocado
T lime juice 
1/8-1/4 cup of juice or coconut water or aloe juice (I used a splash of OJ cause that's what I had)
1 T of honey

The bottom picture was absolutely delicious as well, and I feel it can be mixed up really easily. In mine I had:

1 cup spinach
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 frozen banana
1 1/4 cup of OJ

Another one I had (not pictured) was a yummy chocolate, banana and pb smoothie with:

1 1/2 cup of chocolate almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 T of peanut butter
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

One more I had a few weeks ago (not pictured) is pear, juice, banana, kale and spinach. It goes something like:

1 cup of OJ
1 frozen banana
1 pear
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of kale

I'm pretty stoked about my new discovery. I plan on having smoothies all the time now, because they are soo easy to just mix up (and my mom has an amazing bendtec blender and I love it). 

Any good smoothie recipes to recommend?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Week 7 and all the others I've missed.

It's been a few weeks. But, it's okay. I'm gonna make sure I keep my health journey updated, but I'm gonna also try and post on a few other things. In any case...

I haven't weighed myself in a while, and my diet might not be fine tuned just yet, but I have noticed some improvements. So... let's focus on the non-scale victories, shall we? For example, last week I tried on a skirt that didn't fit very well and is now starting to fit! Or, the fact that I wore some shorts a week or so ago that I haven't worn in, forever. In fact, it was the first time I'd worn shorts in public in hmmm...two years?? I mean, I'm not saying I look fantastic in them but there's progress!
I'm noticing some muscle definition that wasn't there before. And being able to lift heavier, which makes me happy because I like the feeling of getting stronger. One more non-scale victory is that I am waking up earlier much easier, and working out in the morning is a no brainer. It comes naturally, most mornings. Granted, there have been a few days where it wasn't automatic but I feel like this is real progress.

I am a tad nervous about my workout schedule when school starts. I'm gonna try my hardest to keep it as it is, and I think I'll be able to go in the morning still, but the parking situation at the field house has me worried. Parking on campus is crazy so I dunno if I'll be able to find a spot every morning. I hope it will work out. If not, I might have to rethink my schedule.

The past few weeks have been fun, though. Summer school ended the first week of August and since then I've been watching lots of shows and trying to read a lot (before I don't want to anymore) and just doing whatever I want basically. And I love that feeling. That outside of work I can do whatever I want.
We went hiking with some friends about a week ago and took up some dinner. It was great to hike up together, talk about ridiculous things and watch the sunset.

School starts next monday, August 26th and I'm excited to start it and hopefully get it over with. But, I'm also stressing out the wazoooooo about getting a job afterwards. I'm worried about finding a job that offers insurance and that will pay me enough so I can start living as an adult (like, moving away from home for good, for example). It's basically all I think about. It's this time that I've waited for so long, thought about constantly and it's fast approaching and I feel like I can't really do anything until I get there.

I can't help but feel anxious about this upcoming time in my life. I feel like there are so many things that could happen and that makes me excited and totally freaked out beyond belief.

I'll be posting later in the week with some meals that I've been having and I'm gonna try out a sweet potato fries recipe and I'll post the results.