I've had food issues most of my life. I cant remember the last time I was thin. Growing up I was awkwardly big for my age, I was the tallest and although not "fat" I was built larger than most little girls my age. Now I'm in my 20s (and slightly overweight thanks to all things sweet) and I have a dairy allergy and I am gluten intolerant. I love food, but I'm starting to realize the feeling isn't quite mutual. Since transitioning to a strict gluten free diet a few months ago, I've already lost 10lbs. This blog Is the start of a new journey for me. Not just a weightloss journey, but an overall health journey. Wish me luck in this battle against cellulite and mass cravings!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Rainy, Lazy, Thursday

Today was what I'd refer to as a level 2 lazy day! Not quite level 3 because I did manage to get out of my pajamas and into the real world around 4pm.  Last nights workout really did a number on my body. All I did today was 30 minutes of Pilates. I feel guilty that I didn't use my day off from work to do more exercising since I'm usually tired after work and don't work out as hard as I know I'm capable of. I bought a new mini blender today and some sample packs of Alive! whole food energizer protein powder in Vanilla. I've never been much into protein shakes because alot of them are dairy based but the sample packs for this brand uses a rice and pea protein base so I'm crossing my fingers. I made my very first green smoothie this afternoon (without the protein powder) just to try out my new blender and I gotta say I was pleasantly suprised by the taste! It consisted of:

  • 1 Cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh baby spinach
  • half a banana
  • 1 Cup Original Almond Milk

The smoothie came out kind of thick and had a less than appetizing color, but the taste was really good (couldnt taste the spinach!). This way hopefully I can get more vegetables into my diet. Next time I'll make little changes to the ingredients so the smoothie isnt as thick.

I actually bought it at my local Best Buy store for $20 but it's cheaper on amazon.com

1 comment:

  1. green smoothies/juices are the bomb and they give you sooo much energy! I have a bunch of recipes if you'd like some. in fact I might just do a post about it!