Pondering some needed changes

smoothies, selfie, pit bullI’m thinking about all the changes I NEED to make. The upcoming New Year didn’t prompt this idea of change, it was more driven by seeing a few recent photos of myself. I’m shocked by how my health and weight has gotten away from me these past few months. Depression is a real bitch! I’m not going to place blame on myself. I’m hard enough on myself as it is.  Blame will get me nowhere. It may even make me want to eat more and that would be counter productive. There are many things I know I need to work on and some of those are eating healthier, growing stronger, exercising more with Petunia, and being comfortable seeing myself in photographs. So now my daily routine is going to consist of replacing more snacks and meals with smoothies, taking Petunia for a long walk, going to an exercise class at the gym, and taking a photo of myself and posting it (I can’t promise that it will be pretty.). Just the thought of the photo idea makes me cringe. But I’m willing to make strides to get out of my comfort zone. And this is just the tip of the iceberg for me. There’s plenty more revelations to come, these are just the few I’m putting into full effect today.

Here is my daily smoothie recipe:

  • Spiru-tein (perfect for the vegetarian or for someone who wants a flavored smoothie)
  • 1 carrot
  •  a handful of kale
  •  a handful of spinach
  •  1 orange/apple
  • 1 celery stalk
  •  1 banana
  •  approx. 5 almonds or walnuts (I like my smoothie a little crunchy)
  •  a few slivers of ginger
  •  a dash of turmeric
  •  a dash of cayenne pepper
  •  a dash of cinnamon
  •  1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
  •  1/4 of a bag of frozen mixed berries
  •  flax oil
  •  water

I pretty much use what I have. Avocados are a great addition too. Sometimes I add oats for a thicker texture (they pair perfectly with an apple and cinnamon smoothie). If I’m going to make this twice in one day, I half the amount of fresh fruit so I’m not breaking the bank. For example, I only used half of a banana this morning and I will use the other half for my dinner smoothie. I will also hide a spoonful of tincture in there if I’m feeling like I need it.

2 responses to Pondering some needed changes

  1. Jess says:

    Good for you!! W00t W00t!! I need to get on board with this as well. My Dad is letting me borrow his Wii and I am hoping to get a Zumba video for it. I loved going to class, but schedule wise I can’t fit it in anymore. Here’s to us!

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  1. […] Petunia and I ran/trudged through a snow storm to pick up the book from the post office today. As soon as we got back I slathered on a clay mask and began to flip through my trusty friend. If you read my other blog, you probably already know that one of my resolutions is to take more photos of myself. I’m nowhere near comfortable with seeing myself and one bad photo can easily ruin my day. So, here are two shots of me. I know I have a mask on but it’s a start. Baby steps! As you can see, Petunia was thrilled to be back in the warmth. Another resolution is to eat better and enjoy more smoothies. I usually have one a day but I’d like to bump it up to two. As you can see, I’ve been smoothie-ing it up and have been hiding some tinctures in there as well. My smoothie recipe is here. […]