Do you ever have goals set for yourself that seem completely unreachable? Like they’re so out there that they’re just a dream? It’s not meant to happen, and you really don’t think that it will, but you go for it anyways? For me, that was running. At first it was running a mile. Then a 5k. Then a 10k. Then a half marathon. It seemed so unimaginable that I could run for more than 5 minutes. Honestly.
My weight loss journey started a couple of years ago. It was July 1st, 2013 — a new month and a chance to be better for me. I stood in front of the mirror in a sports bra and underwear to take my before photo, just staring at myself. How did I get here? Who was I? I had just weighed in at my heaviest weight ever — about 50 lbs overweight, according to any doctor’s chart. I was sick and tired of seeing that number on the scale and wanted to really lose weight. Not for one week through a fad diet, though; for good.
Recently, I haven’t been indulging in protein as much as I should after a workout. Sometimes, I’ll eat peanut butter, while other times I forget and wait a couple of hours to eat. However, I’ve been encouraged to drink protein smoothies more often, so today I finally gave in. Right after my workout, I walked straight to the kitchen to whip up my smoothie. I grabbed random ingredients, threw them together, and voila! It turned out more like ice cream goodness, right up my alley. Ready for the best dessert-like smoothie ever?
Recently I’ve been really into acai bowls. I’ve been craving them for months, but since I’m still adjusting to the Bay Area, I wasn’t ready to track down a restaurant-made version. Instead, I took to the kitchen and created my own: a tasty blend of acai and banana topped with goodies such as granola, berries and nuts. Simply delish! READ MORE
In case you missed the part 1 cheat guide to everyone’s favorite go-to, Starbucks. It’s a must read. Check it out here!
This is the part 2 guide to eating healthy at Starbucks, whether it be a cake pop or a breakfast sandwich that strikes your fancy- we have the tips for doing it on the low (cal!) READ MORE