Welcome to Friday my friends!
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a class/lecture by Robyn Openshaw aka The Green Smoothie Girl. I went with my Mom, 2 of my sisters, and a friend. I’m really glad I was able to go to it. I had heard of her blog before but for whatever reason, had never checked it out! Because I didn’t know much about Robyn, I wasn’t sure what to expect at the class. I was happy to find out that she teaches about how following a plant-based, whole foods diet (or at least eating more plants and a lot less animal protein and processed foods) can be extremely beneficial to your health. As you know I absolutely agree with this 100%. I have been eating this way for sometime and it has helped me in a lot of ways. So although I didn’t learn too much that I didn’t know already, it was great to get a boost of energy and get excited about living a healthy life!
After the lecture I wanted to challenge myself. Since I don’t need to eliminate anything from my diet since I avoid processed “foods” anyway, I decided I could start adding more smoothies into my life again. I feel really good inside and out when I’m having a smoothie a day on a regular basis:) My challenge for myself is to have a quart size smoothie once a day until my birthday at the end of the month:) By then it will hopefully be a healthy habit of mine. It might be a smoothie for breakfast, snack, lunch, whatever! So I have 23 more days to go. Day 1 is done! Oh, and I even got Dom to have a smoothie along with his cereal today! Proud wife moment;)
If you want to join me, please do! Follow me on instagram and post your smoothie photos so I can see! I will be using the hashtag #quartofsmoothieaday. Feel free to use it too (even if it’s not a quart, any size will do)!
One more thing that I loved from the lecture was a quote she shared. I believe it was her Mother-in-law that said it. I could be wrong though!
“It’s not what you do once in awhile that will kill you. It’s what you do everyday that will save you.”
I loved that and it stuck with me because for a long time I was very strict with my eating and exercise habits. I would not leave room for any fun foods or extra servings of food that I loved. That is not health. And it’s not how I want to live. I’m a lot less strict now which is a good thing. I still struggle from time to time though with allowing myself something I’m craving that I feel isn’t good for me, even if it’s just an extra scoop of peanut butter! Luckily this doesn’t happen too often and I can usually go with the flow and eat what my body is craving. And because I tend to eat very clean the majority of the time I know I need to be easier on myself. Anyway, that’s why I liked the quote so much!
That’s all for now I guess! I hope you all have a great weekend! And definitely check out Robyn’s blog. She’s got some great information on there!