Come Spring, and Be Quick!

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Well, today was the last day of my winter state of mind and I did what I’d put off for a whole month now – I took down my Christmas decorations. I took my ornaments off the tree, my garland off the railings and my stockings were put back in the box… *sigh* So, I guess that means…

…that spring is right around the corner???

I dare to dream.

Sorry but I’m not a cold weather kind of person. I get cold, I get miserable, and when I’m cold and miserable, you don’t want to be around me. I think DH is ready for spring, mostly because of that reason.

On top of putting all that stuff away, I got a little sad. Isn’t it just sad putting all that stuff away? It’s like the Christmas spirit is sucked away and we’re just left in plain old reality. No magic in the air, no mystery, no nothin!

So I guess that means I have to set my focus on Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure what we’re doing yet. Hubby is officially against going ANYWHERE on Valentine’s Day so he’s planned a whole day of activities on the Saturday before. It’s a surprise, to me, so it should be fun! I’m excited :)

On the health scene, I’ve managed to be at the gym for 4-5 days for the last 5 weeks now. I’m officially down 14 pounds since our wedding which is a nice feeling. Actually I think the best feeling though, is when your everyday jeans are loose when you put them on. You know, when you can really feel them sagging in places where they never did. AWESOME feeling – I work out for that feeling!

Tonight, I did Turbo Kick and burned around 700 calories. Looove that! Apparently I turbo’ed my heart rate watch when I was 33 minutes into it though and so it was paused at 330 calories right when I was getting my heart rate up! So I just had to estimate how many I burned after that, and that was my best guess. Either way, it felt amazing. As burning calories always does.

Now that we’re home, I made myself a little banana-blueberry protein smoothie that is very refreshing. It will bring me sweet dreams pretty soon here…Want my recipe?

Banana-Blueberry Protein Smoothie

- 1 banana (peeled)

- 1 half pint of blueberries

- 2 cups crushed ice

- 1/4 cup milk

- 1/2 scoop Whey protein

Put into your blender and blend away!! This makes enough for two people, go ahead and add strawberries or other fruits if you wish! Make it yours!

Enjoy :)

Hearts,

Ruby

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