Allyson, the instructor at my gym who teaches boot camp on Friday mornings, is legit. She clearly takes time to plan out the class beforehand so we’re rushing through various circuits that include bursts of cardio, plyometric movements and strength exercises.
It’s tough and sweaty and I’m in love.
After boot camp, I headed home, took Miss Sadie on a walk, quickly showered and meandered into the kitchen to get crackin’ on breakfast.
Another day, another smoothie.
Clearly I’m addicted, but I’m not sure if I’m addicted to the cold, creamy deliciousness of the smoothies or our freakin’ awesome new blender.
The Vitamix eats ice chips for dinner! Rock-hard frozen fruit is child’s play to this bad boy.
Today’s smoothie included:
- 1 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 c. milk (I used 2 percent)
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 packet (or scoop) cookies ‘n’ cream protein powder
- 2 pinches xanthan gum
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
Drink up, buttercup!
I sipped on this smoothie while reading through your dreams and goals for a second time in the comments section of last night’s post. I love learning more about you guys and reading about your aspirations for the future made me realize what a neat group of readers stop by Peanut Butter Fingers.
From becoming a doctor, a teacher, a reporter, a nurse and a yoga teacher to raising happy and healthy kids, your ambitions were both inspiring and diverse.
I think having goals and dreaming big is so important. But I also believe that it’s 100 percent okay not to know where it is you want to go with your life. Just knowing that you want to be happy and fulfilled is a goal in itself.
For me, my number one goal will always be a personal one. I want to have a loving family with Ryan and a house that is safe, comfortable and nurturing for children.
Professionally, my goals have jumped around a lot as I’ve grown up. I first remember dreaming of becoming a dolphin trainer.
That goal morphed into my desire to be a news anchor, which was followed by hopes of becoming a high school English teacher, then a hard-working public relations professional and now, most recently, a writer.
In 10 years, I hope to still be blogging while also writing regular freelance articles about wellness, food, fitness and how to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life.
You guys do realize what becoming a full-time blogger would mean, don’t you? You’d be my bosses! Put that one on your resume, my friends!
For those of you who share similar goals to my own, I think we should secure an office building where we can all meet up to write our hearts out, brainstorm every day and eat inordinate amounts of peanut butter. Join me, please!