Friday, May 25, 2012

The Beginning of My Health Revolution

I have to attribute my new adventure in life first to my sister-in-law, Sabrina, who introduced me to "Green Smoothies" and next to the one who introduced green smoothies to her, Green Smoothie Girl.  Sabrina came to visit and made up a batch of green smoothie.  I took a sip and liked it.  That's how this all started.  Taking a sip and liking a smoothie filled with spinach, fruit and whatever else she put in it was pretty big for me.  Though over the years I have become less picky, I have, for most of my life, been fairly anti-vegetable.  I should clarify, I have been anti-cooked vegetables.  But overall, if I was to be honest, I haven't been good at eating vegetables and even fruits.   Finding a way to eat my spinach and get more fruits in my body was a miracle.  So for about a month I made smoothies in my Ninja (gift from my amazing in-laws).  My first smoothie I'm embarrassed to admit, actually I think it's pretty funny, was made with a scoop of ice cream.  I was so worried I wouldn't like it and then would give up on drinking them.  Then Green Smoothie Girl came to town.  We made it a girls night out with my mom and one of my sisters and drove to Marlene's to listen to her speak.  I was changed.  From then on I have been making fairly significant changes in my health and overall well-being.  It's been hard as I have tried to do too many things at once, but I feel so good about what I am learning and trying to incorporate into my life and the life of my family.  It's not perfect, it's a huge learning curve, and it takes time, but I truly believe it is completely worth my efforts.

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