Call it joining the ‘in crowd’, trying to be young at heart, or just plain giving in to peer pressure (from my adult children), but I finally succumbed and tried a green smoothie. Now I’m totally hooked. My kids have been raving about these for some time but just the thought and the look of them quickly turned my head. Then one morning, I gave in and to my surprise it not only tasted wonderful, it filled me up and its full of natural vitamins and antioxidants all in one simple drink.
It didn’t take me long to head to the store and gather up my own supplies for this amazing drink. All you need is spinach, some fruit, ice, some juice and a blender. You can basically create your own according to your liking. I prefer mine with spinach, blueberries, a little orange juice and some greek vanilla yogurt.
I usually throw in about 1 1/2 cups of spinach, 1 cup of ice, 1/2 cup of OJ, 1 cup of blueberries and blend away. I’ve also added bananas and 1/2 lime which makes for a another great tasting smoothie.
Seriously, who would have known? Apparently sometimes it pays to give in to a little peer pressure.
Now while we’re on this energy kick, I would love to hear how you all motivate yourselves to work out. I won’t lie, this is one habit I’m actually good at, I’ve been practicing this since I was a teenager and I have found its the best remedy for almost everything in my life. I use my hour of work out as my ‘Trina’ time. When I went for my yearly exam this year (turning 50 is an eye opener), I was once again reminded of the importance of resistance workouts or in other words weight lifiting. How many of you women lift weights? If so, what works best for you? Doing it alone or at a gym? What classes do you prefer?
See, even though I’m a firm believer in a good work out I usually prefer working out alone in the quiet of my home. In fact my most favorite work out is to head outside for a good run or bike ride. Now and then I do enjoy a good spin, yoga or body pump class, they’re good motivators.
Another motivator is when I get ready to work out even when I’m alone, I still love to match and look fun in my attire. Actually its the one apparel my husband buys for me all by himself and does a fantastic job. He will surprise me with new work out clothing that matches from head to toe (cute guy).
The following post is my newest craving, I just might need to tell him about these.
Ok, so what work out routine works best for you?
While your at it, have a wonderful day.