…and with a smoothie to celebrate. Can you tell by the different layers what went into my smoothie?
It’s so nice to get some peace and quiet sometimes. I’ve grown accustomed to hearing the sounds of cars and other college kids outside my house when my windows are opened. But this weekend has been pretty quiet, and I’m actually able to hear BIRDS! Not gonna lie, kinda enjoying this serenity from the usual noise pollution. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very much a go-go-go kinda girl and relish in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. Heck, I lived in Hong Kong for a full year! But sometime it’s just nice to get a little quiet time to clear the head a bit.
My morning started at 12:30pm…kiiiinda stretching it when I call it my morning huh? Anywho it’s because I didn’t sleep until 4am! (Never again!) I used to be a night owl…but I’ve started enjoying going to bed early and waking up early. My daddy always told me that doing so does the body good. I never really believed him, because I figured as long as I get my 8 hours in I’m good, and the how early I go to sleep or wake up is irrelevant. But boy was I wrong. It could be all in my head, but I feel SO much more energized when I follow that routine. Starting tomorrow, I’m going back to my usual routine of waking up early and heading to my spin/zumba and body pump classes.
I say spin/zumba because my beloved classes are taught at the SAME time, so I’m always faced with the tough decision of choosing one or the other. (#firstworldproblems? I think so…) I really enjoy the intensity of spin and really feel like I’m burning a lot of calories BUT I find that I consume a lot after going to spin. Zumba on the other hand is AMAZEBALLS! Because I absolutely LOVE dancing!! I think I got it from my momma and poppa. According to them, they used to be quite the dance ‘enthusiasts’ back in the day…and were actually quite good according to my sources! And yes, the reliable sources I refer to were them. No but in all fairness, another source has confirmed that they really were quite good. (Says my aunt..ha!)
Here’s a pic of my parents working it on the dance floor at a New Years’s Boat Cruise. Hats off to them for being one of the first people to hit the dance floor before other people joined in.
They’re so adorable!
Anyway…now I’m missing my parents LOADS! But I’ll get to see them in the summertime, can’t believe the school year is almost over! (Now that reminds me…I really need to hit the books after this post.)
But first, here’s my yummy berry smoothie! I’ve come to realize that a splash of OJ really adds a little zing and kick to my smoothies! Defo worth a try
As you can see this is what went into my smoothie: some OJ, a banana, frozen raspberries, yogurt, steamed then cooled down kale, and the secret ingredient were BEETS! It added a sweetness to the smoothie that was top notch! (couldn’t think of a better descriptive lol) My iPhone’s camera isn’t THAT bad eh? I guess the natural sunlight helped A LOT!
All mixed up and ready to go into my tummy! The beets’ colours allowed for my smoothie to have a beautiful magenta hue to it.
And into my tummy it went..
Alright, that’s it for now. I hope you all have a lovely Monday!