Can we all agree that it's not easy to eat healthy?
I mean, I usually don't even bother trying, but I'm at the point in my life where I need to either suck it up and try to do something about my weight or I need to just surrender and buy some muumuus, an oxygen tank and a scooter.
So, I'm not quite ready to rock the scooter yet, so I have been using my elliptical (thanks, Kelly) and have been attempting to make small changes in my diet. I know if I do something drastic, I'll never stick to it, so I figure I'll take baby steps.
Yesterday, I tried to make a smoothie. I was visiting my sister a few days earlier & she made some really yummy smoothies for us, so I was inspired to try it for myself at home.
My ingredients: greek yogurt, frozen berries, fresh banana, and honey.
Instructions: Plop some yogurt and fruit into a blender, add some honey and blend until smooth.
I put my ingredients into my blender and they did not seem to want to blend. So I took a spoon and tried to "help" it. The spoon was my favorite Pampered Chef bamboo spoon. I accidently hit the blade and my spoon now looks like this:
Really? Now I have splinters in my smoothie.
You have no idea how much I wanted to throw the entire blender into the yard and light it on fire. My favorite spoon ruined, my smoothie full of splinters, and a blender to take apart and clean.
I almost decided to drink the smoothie anyway because it's fiber, right? Also, maybe the small splinters would make my stomach hurt and then I wouldn't want to eat anything else for the rest of the day. Hey, that could be a new diet. Splinter Smoothies.....with extra fiber and a stomachache so you don't eat anything for the rest of the day. Side effects may include: tongue splinters, stomach/intestinal cramps, bloody stool, hunger in spite of the claims of this diet, and death. If you happen to see that on an infomercial at 2 in the morning, just remember you saw it here first.
Please excuse me while I go get myself a snack. One that does not involve splinters.