Well, I've been doing pretty well in my attempt to eat healthy and exercise for almost a week now. Let me tell you, I feel much better.
Oh, don't worry... I still plan on making some totally fattening things and sharing them on this blog soon.
Why deprive ourselves?
Everything tastes better with butter... and sugar... and chocolate... am I right? Sure I am.
I'm not a super big early breakfast consumer, but because I like to work-out after dropping the girls off at school in the morning, I need to eat something so I have some energy. I also don't want to be starving during my 30 minute elliptical
I mean, I don't want to look like a total idiot at the gym. I know I shouldn't be self conscious while working out. Who cares... everybody is sweating and not looking their best at the gym... right? I'm always afraid I'm going to loose my footing on the treadmill or trip when getting off of the elliptical.
One time a few years back, I had a trainer. He would devise a weekly work-out plan for me and on the first day of the week he would instruct me on how to use the machines. Well, one of the machines was a pull-up machine. The one where you're up high hanging on the bars. You put your knees on a platform that moves up and down according to the weight adjustment you set. Do you know it? Anyway, getting on the thing was totally fine. Getting off...... well, that's another story.
Let's just say there was a loud crashing of about 70 pounds of weight. To top it off...... the gym was packed. Can you say mortification?
Moral of the story............... well, there really isn't one. But, what I can tell you is that this smoothie is yummy and it will keep your stomach from rumblin' and grumblin'.
Mango Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Banana, Chopped
- 2 (4 OZ.) Containers Of Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Cup Skim Milk
- Non-Fat Whipped Cream
Place all the ingredients, except the whipped cream, into a blender and blend until well incorporated and smooth. Dollop with whipped cream and serve. Makes 2 small servings.
Yours Truly..... The Self-Conscious Lady at The Gym,