“New Year, New You” …
Sound familiar? I feel like everywhere I go lately (online or in the real world) people are talking about all the changes they are going to make this year. I even posted my NY Resolutions in the hopes that I can make some slight changes to keep me on track this year.
But I don’t think these changes will make a ‘new me’. Maybe a healthier and happier version of me – but not a NEW me. I think a lot of people get caught up in the hype of the New Year and use NY Resolutions in both good and bad ways.
- We make workout schedules and healthy meal plans.
- We create budgets to track our spending and be cautious of our money.
- We make travel plans to visit friends and family.
- We have drive to accomplish, well, anything.
- We restrict ourselves from going out with friends, because we don’t want to drink or overeat (and drinking water at the bar isn’t cool).
- We get bummed when after a week of hard work, the number on the scale has gone up and not down.
- We quit when we see no progress.. and go back to our old ways.
- We feel like we let people down.
- We miss out on things for the sole purpose of staying true to resolutions.
We don’t need to completely change our routines or our lives just because it is a New Year. I hope the resolutions you made for yourself this year (if you made any) are attainable and that you don’t give them a time limit. Don’t get trapped in them either.. it’s ok to miss a workout or have a slice of pizza. Work on these resolutions throughout the year and let yourself enjoy the year ahead.
Like I said in my previous post (here), I have never actually written down my NY resolutions so this is kind of new to me. In years before, I would just think of one to myself and just try to go with it. I tried to eat clean, workout, and be more patient, but I wasn’t tearing myself down if I let myself slip a bit.
So here’s to 2014! I look forward to what the year has in store for me…
If you are looking for a green smoothie recipe to kick start your healthy eating plan, look no further. I recently started making this green smoothie and I have quickly become addicted to it. Before I go any further.. is it still a smoothie if I use water instead of milk? Does milk make a smoothie a smoothie??
Anywho, I make one of these every couple of days (which is odd for me because I usually like to switch up my smoothie recipes). It doesn’t have protein powder in it but it is still a power smoothie that I know you will love! Feel free to play with the recipe to suite your taste buds.
My NEW Go-To Green Smoothie
Makes 1-2 servings
- 1 large frozen banana
- 3 ice cubes
- Handful of kale (about 1 cup)
- Handful of spinach (about 1 cup)
- 1 pear, cut into slices (leave skin on)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 date, pit removed
1) Add all ingredients to a high powered blender.
2) Blend for 30 seconds. Add more or less water for desired consistency.
Makes one large serving or two small servings.
What are your thoughts on NY resolutions?
Do you prefer milk (any kind) or water in your smoothies?