Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kick-Start fitness & a smoothie

I am not a fan of the gym. Last August I signed a contract with the country club (yea it costed a fortune) to force myself to go to gym and take part in their classes. What a fail. I went maybe ten times in those six months it is embarrassing really. But truthfully I am not that person- I hate being inside, I hate the machines, I hate how boring it is and I hate how not natural it is.
Fast forward to April. I decided I needed to make a change. I don't want to be a lazy couch potato I want to move- mostly I want to want to move. So I hired a personal trainer and started working out with her at the park near my house. BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF!
Three times a week I meet Tali at the park and she pushes me more than I would have ever pushed myself.
Finally I began enjoying working out (it's possible!)
After a month of working out with Tali I realized I love movement and took it to the next step...
I joined a hula hoop dance class.
Before the class I was so nervous because I was always the fat kid who couldn't do sport so I never successfully hula hooped before. Tali told me that when I go to the class not to look at anyone else and just to have fun with it. Best advice ever. Within the first five minutes I was able to figure out the movement and keep the hoop at my waist! If only Mrs Robinson (my gym teacher) could see me now! By the end of the one hour class I was able to even do a trick! I can spin the hoop from my waist to above my head and continue spinning it over my head... I am spending the week practicing this trick but it is so cool- I am really excited about it.
This month I lost 8 pounds.

With my new fitness hobbies life got busier... So my morning smoothie is my energy kick-starter!
I am a student with a seriously small freezer so instead of storing ice cubes in my freezer I store ripe fruit so I can quickly just pop in the fruit to the blender and get a yummy smoothie!

My favorite smoothie
1 banana
6 pecans
1 or 2 dates
a bit of water

A lot of stores give nice discounts for really ripe fruit... buy in bulk then store it in the freezer for your morning smoothies!!!! (I got a 35% discount on like 20 organic bananas and ended up paying like $3... And three packs of organic strawberries for $5)
Keep it healthy