Small Sacrifices, A Little Sweat & A Blender

It’s hard to believe that May is halfway over already! Summertime is just around the corner, and it’s time for me to get myself in check.

 As I’ve said in previous posts, I’m taking steps to eat more healthily, while being as cost and time-efficient as possible. And that works … for the most part. I’ve having the hardest time saying no to Skor bars, Nerds-filled gumballs, Sour Patch Kids or any other adjacent. I really thought I’d grow out of my love for sugar after high school. I’m in my early thirties and I still love candy and chocolate the way I did when I was 8 – so sad! The mixture of treats, too much takeout and inconsistent exercising keeping me at a weight I don’t want to be at. It’s not to say that I’m overweight and unattractive, because that ain’t true, but I could stand to drop a few el-bees so I can look more like I did just last year this time. Plus, the tank tops, shorts and summer dresses are just around the corner – I need to shape up, both literally and figuratively.

My cousin, friend and I went out for wine this past weekend and discussed what steps we were going to take this week to help us reach our goals. My goals this week are to reactivate my gym membership (deactivating it was the dumbest thing I’ve done all year), go for one 5K run (easy enough) and I save the most challenging goal for last – this week, I cannot have any candy or chocolate! I knew that was going to be a tough one for me, but  as they say, things worth doing are a challenge, or something like that  … you know what I mean. Resisting my sweet tooth has beenVachon Passion Flakie difficult. Luckily I have a few grapefruits at home. It’s amazing how much candy and chocolate are a part of my daily routine. All those empty calories, not to mention the sugar, are not what I need, from both a health and appearance perspective. I have to admit … I semi-cheated. Last night, I had an acute craving for a Vachon Passion Flakie! Talk about an elementary school throwback! And it gets even worse – I was too lazy to walk to the convenience store a block away from me, so I drove to the grocery store and bought it there. And unlike the convenience store that sells them individually, the grocery store has them in boxes of 6. Why, after 24 short hours, was the box completely empty?

The Flakie debacle was a bit disconcerting, but I’m happy to report that my gym membership is back on and popping! Spinning classes and I will Nutribulletbe friends again in no time. I also opened up my new purchase – my new NutriBullet. I bought my mom one for Mother’s Day, and the very next day I bought one for myself. I’m really interested in this whole juicing thing. I don’t know too much about it, but I am intrigued. I’ve seen so many different concoctions out there, using kale, beets, tomatoes, goji berries, you name it. Since, I am a novice, my first juice was sweet as opposed to savoury. I made a drink with raspberries, mint, frozen strawberries and cooled green tea.Nutribullet - Strawberry, raspberry, mint, green tea concoction It was just as refreshing as I thought it would be, with just the right amount of sweetness. What I like about the NutriBullet is that unlike traditional blenders, it really pulverizes the mixture, so it makes drinks that are easy to drink and it doesn’t require straining. As I get more seasoned, I want to add all sorts of wild vegetables, fruits and nuts to the repertoire.
Nutribullet - Strawberry, raspberry, mint, green tea concoction 3

6 responses to “Small Sacrifices, A Little Sweat & A Blender

    • You’re totally right! I need to do some serious veggie shopping. All I have are fruits right now. But as soon as I get some fresh kale and other green goodies, I’ll be making some power shakes.

    • Yeah, I’m really impressed with it so far. I got it from Bed, Bath & Beyond. With my 20% off coupon, I got it for $80. I’m sure it’s even cheaper in the US.

  1. Melanie! Oh my! The flakies got my attention – childhood favourite of mine too. Oh the nefarious sweet tooth – I have one. This post has got me motivated – thank you.

    • Aren’t flakies the best? LOL. I’m glad you like the post. I was this close to giving in last night and eating some of the Haagen-Dazs chocolate chunk ice cream I have in my freezer, but I held true! This weekend, I’m going to play around with different juicing recipes. I hope to have some good ones to share next week!

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