A life changing smoothie, and a love hate relationship with a staircase

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve started walking 2 miles on the beach every Sunday. After my walk I walk/run the giant horrible staircase there. This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but when I started this weekly walk & stairs, I was only able to do 1 set of stairs (barely) after my walk. Halfway up I would need to stop to catch my breath before I could actually finish the staircase. I am now able to do TWO sets of stairs without stopping after my walk. This is a pretty big deal for me!

The set of stairs is on the larger side of staircases (or at least that’s what I think)! This is my view on the way down. I absolutely hate this part for many reasons that I will get into at another time.


This is my view on the way up. See! It is a big staircase! It is so much harder on the way up. Feels like my quads are on fire at this point


I love the feeling of being done. It’s a real sense of accomplishment. On another note … How gorgeous is this view?? The ocean smelled amazing too.


Anyway … After my walk I made an insanely delicious smoothie. I put 1/2 cup of nonfat greek yogurt, 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, 2 tbsp of PB2 and a few dashes of cinnamon in my Nutribullet and blended it up. I put another dash of cinnamon on top to make it decorative. Seriously the best smoothie that I have ever made.


It’s life changing. You MUST try it!

I just realized that I have lost track of time. I hate when that happens! I was going to post some more stuff! Like a Spanish rice recipe!

Oh well … that will have to wait until tomorrow.



Green Drank!

I have experimented with protein drink recipes and this one is the best … It tastes good, is filling, high in nutrients and low in calories! Most of the time I do not add the banana, but I needed more food today and had a banana so I threw it in. Normally it’s just almond milk, vanilla whey, and spinach.

-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I like almond breeze the best)
-1 scoop of natural vanilla whey protein powder
-1 big handful of raw spinach (approx. 1-2 cups)
*optional 1/2 banana or other fruit if you’d like

Put all ingredients in a blender (I use a Nutribullet), blend and drink!


It’s a good day!

Wednesday’s are my self enforced weigh in days… I got on the scale today and am down almost 3 MORE lbs. (2.8 to be exact). I can’t believe it!! I did weight watchers for years and never ever had this kind of success! My fitness pal works! Who knew eating 1200 calories of good for you food per day & exercising would actually make you lose weight! Haha! 44.2 more lbs. to go to hit my goal!!