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DAY 6: CHILDHOOD AND FLINSTONES PUSH UPS

I was a child of the 90’s. I was present for a bit of the 80’s, but my awkward, define-yourself-as-a-person years occupied most of the 90’s. I vividly remember roller-blading around my neighborhood, seductively (I thought) licking my flinstone’s push-up, in training bra and high-waisted jorts, gel pen clad legs screaming “I ❤ DH,” and white crop top that proudly sparkled “WHATEVER” at the poor oncoming traffic. While I’ve since ditched gel pens and jorts, and replaced the hope of marrying DH (mostly, firstcrushneverdies) with the actual hubs, some things stick around.

Case in point – flinstone’s push ups. While I don’t want to know what made up 90% of my after-school snacks, I can only assume that like everything else in the decade, it was predominately corn starch. Not haute, not healthy, butnowimhungry. After my 4th pure barre class and a 2 mi jaunt in the woods in 6 in of snow, I wanted something sweet. I wanted push ups. It took a while to get the proportions right, but here is the final rendition of the healthified flinstones smoothie. Tell me what you think over a game of pogs.

FLINSTONES PUSH UP SMOOTHIE

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 tangerines
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 8-10 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place ingredients, ice first, in high powered blender.
  2. Blend on med/high for 10-12 seconds. Tamper ice down if needed.
  3. Drink and reminisce while watching Clueless.

Below are my eats for the day. Progress update and week one review tomorrow!

DAY6

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DAY 2: BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE RECIPE

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

(non-paleo, serves 2)

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This is the blueberry smoothie I made yesterday. It was on the sweeter side for my taste, but definitely kept cravings at bay. Both the husband and I agreed to repeat this smoothie which is abnormal for me. I dislike fruit.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 scoops vanilla whey (or your favorite) protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp fat free greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 pear (you could do without the pear, but I had one so it got thrown in)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine ingredients, ice first, into high powered blender or vitamix.
  2. Blend on med/high for 20 seconds. If you need to tamper, add 2 more Tbsp water.
  3. Serve in a wine glass and wish it was wine.

Second day was much better than the first.

DAY2

I tried my first Pure Barre class which I’ve been interested in for a long time, but never had the time to drive to Fairfax after work. It lived up to its reputation and was awesome! I felt a lost at first, not knowing the routine, but the instructor asked me if I was a dancer because I had good form. Score one for competitive dance in high school (iamaswan). I have been having knee issues after picking running back up two months ago and this was nice enough to my joints, but left my muscles shaking. I’m going to be a repeat offender and purchased the intro month of unlimited classes. burn baby burn.

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