Late Friday boyfriend and I decided we’re going to run away to Florida for Memorial Day weekend. I was so excited that I went straight from work to find a sexy little something to wear on the beach. I found a bikini I like, but still feel like I’m about a month away from how I want to look in it – I tend to embrace the “winter layer,” and let’s face it, the weather’s been acting more wintery than we’d like for Spring this season…
So, I’ve been searching for extra ways to get my booty into gear, and make the most of the next two weeks. Here’s what I’ve got:
My Timehop app reminded me of this Bikini Boot Camp post I shared from Lauren Conrad one year ago
I’m going to have to work this quinoa recipe into my diet this week – sounds so healthy/delicious
In her return to the blogging world yesterday, Amie (The Healthy Step-Mom) posted about willpower against cravings, and how difficult it can be. It was encouraging to read that even someone as fit as Amie battles with willpower every now and again.
When I’m feeling particularly tempted, I like to trick my body into thinking that I’m fulfilling its unhealthy cravings. Evil, I know – but it works! Wednesday, I felt like I was having dessert for breakfast when I replicated a blueberry lemon smoothie that my girl Deborah over at Delightfully Fit so generously instagrammed (yes, instagram is a verb now).
My version of the Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
Here is her recipe, with my variations in parentheses:
Greek yogurt (plain) (I used approximately half a cup)
Flaxseed (I replaced with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds)
Blueberries (I used one cup, frozen)
1 lemon-ring slice sized rind (I put a whole, circular slice in – I wanted it to be very lemony)
1 teaspoon vanilla (I skipped this because my almond milk was vanilla)
A splash of unsweetened almond milk (I used vanilla almond milk, and put just enough to blend the mixture to my desired texture)
Stevia (I used half a packet of Truvia)
The result was a tangy and delicious breakfast that reminded me of a trip to Pinkberry – my sweet tooth was satisfied for the day!