For the fitness challenge, I am doing B and C (plus my 716 other fitness commitments). I chose C because I have this super secret goal I am working on. I chose B because it will make me a better person. I like vegetables and salads but I don’t do eat them as much as I’d like to because I’m always rushing. I need to slow down. I’m that person who keeps boiled eggs in her messenger bag. I’m that person eating an apple while driving. I’m also the person who doesn’t know what to do with the apple rind so I just put it on the console. Gross, I know, but that’s me. And I want to be less of that person. I want to sit down at a table and eat my food with a fork, especially lunch and dinner. (Breakfast will forever be on the go.) If anyone wants to come over this week, I’m making salad for dinner.

A lot of you are giving me the “it’s impossible to eat 8 salads in 5 days” vibe. Well, that’s not true. On average, people eat 4 meals a day. Multiply that by 5 days and that’s 20 meals. I’m asking you to eat vegetables and protein for 8 of those. This is both possible and realistic. Trust me.

This morning I met my salad requirement with this smoothie:
2 cups of spinach
1 cup of frozen blueberries/rasberries
1/2 cup of frozen pineapples
1 scoop protein powder
Add ice and water until desired consistency is met.

The smoothie was delicious, quick, and healthy. If you follow the recipe exactly, it may be too large of a portion for you. (I exercise several times a day so I need it. You might not.) Adjust as necessary.

Whether or not B is on your list, know that whatever is on your list is possible. I promise. I’ll explain how to tackle the others later.

You gonna stay with me? Do you realize that sticking with this will make you better?


7 Comments

Diana · 12/16/2011 at 9:31 pm

I drank it. It was fine. It was also the first time in my life that my body has ingested spinach.

Angel · 12/06/2011 at 3:49 pm

@Aisha. I like the site thanks for sharing. But there salad for breakfast series was weak. I wanted more. I may have to do a battle.

Angel · 12/06/2011 at 3:49 pm

@quynn, you about to get the whole office in shape!

Deanne · 12/06/2011 at 2:25 pm

Thanks Angel! I have 2 meals out of 8 out of the way, so I might just reach my super secret goal. Thanks for the suggestions!

badiyahj · 12/06/2011 at 2:22 pm

I’ve witnessed that boiled egg in her bag. She’s about business!!!

Quynn · 12/06/2011 at 1:50 pm

Aww man I didn’t think about making it into a smoothie. I’ll try that for breakfast. I’ve recruited most of JOMDC and 3 friends to join me in the challenge. YES!

Aisha · 12/06/2011 at 12:40 pm

Washingtonsgreengrocer.com has a salad for breakfast series.

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