Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things I've Learned/Noticed Mostly This Week . . . (updated)

My jeans are looser.  Even when freshly washed.
this is not me

The best showers are the ones after a really tough workout.

I actually really like a lot food that's good for me.

I love lifting weights.

Bananas are my favorite fruit, hands down.

I haven't craved anything so much that I can't resist it in the last few weeks.

I feel stronger.

Supporters are imperative and I'm thankful for mine.

Bikes are back at Costco and I'm going to buy one this weekend even though there will still be too much snow to ride it for months.

One man with b.o. can permeate an entire exercise studio in under 15 minutes.

I need a massage like crazy and my appointment isn't till Monday.

I heart veggie and fruit smoothies.

I know there was more but I can't for the life of me remember!

**The update** a couple of requests for a recipe for the smoothie.  The one in the above picture is my current favorite concoction.

1 c frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
2 good handfuls of spinach
big cup full of water (I use my hard plastic starbucks cup)
ground flax seed (optional)

Blend blend blend.  This makes enough for two full glasses but I drink it all myself.  If your fruit isn't frozen, add some ice to replace some water.  I really like my smoothies to be thick but blended well.  Sometimes I make this smoothie right after work but before the gym so I will add 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder.  I only do that if I'm heading to work out though.  I've experimented with a few other greens and I've found that spinach is the one you can taste the least.  I don't taste it at all now.   Also, vitamin C eaten with spinach increases the iron absorption so feel free to toss an orange or strawberries in there for extra oomph!  Don't be shy with your favorite fruits, I've never made a smoothie that was undrinkable.  I did make one that was the color of baby poo (no joke) so I drank it out of a solid container so I couldn't see it!!  I blame the mangos for that one.  


  1. That smoothie looks great! Do you have a recipe?

  2. i also badly need a massage. :) and *a big pat on the back for the looser jeans!!!*

  3. Great post, I have been noticing the same things lately and it is so nice, especially the not craving things so much part!

  4. It's a great feeling when clothes start to get loose! The smoothie looks delish! Would you post a recipe, please? :D

  5. You are doing so awesome. I'm not sure about adding leafy greens with my fruit but you know what, I just might have to try it.
    Thank you for stopping by. Oh I love banana's too and as soon as I hit 175, I am treating myself to my first massage.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  6. I love my green smoothies and I always make mine with oranges- I didn't know that helped increase the iron absorption- good to know!

    I love all of the things that you've learned and noticed this week! :)

  7. LOL about the man with BO part...I needed a good laugh this morning. It's so wonderful that you're looking at all the good things in your life. You'e positive outlook is contageous!!!

  8. Glad that you are noticing all the great things that come along with this journey! Your smoothie looks a-ma-zing! I agree with the support topic too. It is so much easier when you have people rooting you on!


  9. cute blog! Keep up the great work! :)

  10. Would you mind to post the recipe for the eggs ben? My fav! You are doing great! I will keep following your progress - you remind me of one of my daughters - she's a ginger too. I love that red hair!