Today is a fab day!
I started my day with a run and wore my new Under Armour Toxic Six Running Shoes!! I’m super excited about these shoes. First, they are bright and fun. OK, that’s not the most important requirement for a running shoe, but it helps motivate me to run. Second, they are super light and the laces are on the side, which helps alleviate pressure on the top of the foot during long runs. I’m going to train in these for the next month and wear them at the Lincoln Half-Marathon!
Last week, I wrote about my struggle with not fitting into my clothes and feeling frumpy, but not wanting to part with my clothes because of the memories I have with them.
Well after I wrote that blog, I decided to purchase a new pencil skirt. I wear skirts to work almost every day and knew I would feel more confident if I had a fab skirt that fits. My shopping trip was a disaster. Nothing fit correctly and I left empty handed. Later in the week, New York & Co. was having a major sale online and I ended up ordering a black pencil skirt. I didn’t have high expectations because of my bad luck in the fitting room. But I tried it on this morning and it fit perfectly!!!
The most exciting thing is that it is a petite size 6!! What!??!! I have never in my entire life worn a size 6. At my heaviest, I wore a size 14 or 16. For the past few years I have been stuck at a size 10. I don’t even know who I am today.
After getting dressed and feeling quite fabulous, I made a delish breakfast and an amazing spring-inspired smoothie for my mid-morning snack. The day just keeps getting better.
For breakfast, I toasted two Van’s Organic Blueberry Waffles and topped them with my homemade Strawberry Chia Seed Jam, a tablespoon of almond butter and two teaspoons of pure maple syrup. Tuesday was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and I felt bad that I didn’t celebrate this important holiday. So this was my belated and healthy way of celebrating.
A few hours later, I had my smoothie. I’ve been trying to experiment with new smoothies because I tend to do the same thing - almond milk, frozen banana, kale or spinach, protein powder and spices. So I replaced my usual almond milk with coconut water and used mango, which I don’t use that often. This smoothie was so sweet and yummy. It tasted very spring-ish!!
Sweet Green Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
1 cup kale
1 cup frozen mango
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.
*Recipe adapted from Dr. Oz