Did it for the smoothie.

As some of my tweeps saw today, I didn’t want to work out.

First, I said I’d do it before lunch.

Then noon rolled around, and I didn’t want to move anymore than I had at 11:00 was legitimately hungry.


Lunch was leftovers, part two, and even better than breakfast, as my dad made it for dinner and left it for me in the fridge.

Sword fish with lemon-citrus cauliflower

Sword fish with lemon-citrus cauliflower

Swordfish with roasted cauliflower with citrus vinigrette – tres fancy, non?

I felt tired, blah and immobile, and the couch was so inviting and warm. I pulled out all the stops – I looked at Julie’s workout mantras, checked out carrots ‘n’ cakes workouts and reached out to twitter for help. Eventually, there was only one thing that would get me on that freakin’ machine – a smoothie.

Workout of the Day:

  • 30 minutes elliptical
  • 3 minute seltzer break (yeah, yeah, I’m lame)
  • 30 minutes elliptical, including 10 second “New Years Eve” countdown at the end…)

Ahhh, the smoothie.



It was magnificent. For some reason, after working out, my fancy smoothie (I added fitnutz to it, to make it doubly fancy) tasted sweeter than ever, even though I only used half a banana and half the normal sweetener. I have a feeling that this is because in the 30 minutes after exercise, your insulin response is doubled, which results in extra stored gylcogen for future workouts. I imagine your tastebuds know this, and make things taste sweeter so you consume more complex carbs. Just a theory. Well, whatever the reason, it got me through the workout and I enjoyed every last slurp.

(Side note: Do you find that straws make everything better? I think they make me feel five again, which is such a good thing.)

On schedule for tonight is my last yoga lesson with Maya before heading off to Australia in six days!


chicken with mushrooms, zucchini and onions, and wine

Chicken with mushrooms, zucchini and onions, and wine

Dinner was with the family. I can’t tell you how amazing it is to be able to eat a beautiful home cooked meal with my incredible parents and love. Life is good, kids. Life is good.

Desert was a macoun apple bowl with a cinnamon-vanilla goat yogurt dipping sauce. So delicious.


Apple with vanilla cinnamon goat yogurt

Big announcement coming tomorrow, but good night for now!

Question of the Day: How do you get yourself to work out when you really, really, really don’t want to?

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  1. Thanks for the link love! :)

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