Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feb challenge going well...

Thanks to A Journey to Thin I made my first ever GREEN shake yesterday.
Monday I went out to the shops to buy the spinach, oranges and yogurt
I left out the Splenda which she said was optional and instead with 1 Tsp of flaxseed
It tasted good...I'm going to include these shakes into my eating plan every 2nd day, the day I have oats for breakfast.
If you have any healthy shake suggestion, please drop me a line as would like to add more shakes into my eating plan during the summer one's.
They must be healthy shakes :)

Today is my 3rd day on my new plan...Eating wise I am scoring good points, but not in the training department.
Monday and Tuesday evening I taught a class, but really struggled during the cardio section with my breathing due to the flu I have been suffering with....both times I only burned about 400 calories as I did spend a lot of the time walking around correcting the attendance technique. You have no idea how badly bad most people's technique are when working out....but I do believe when you stop the music show them the correct technique they have a better understand and know how and where to put their bodies.
The reason I love teaching!!!!
I'm counting calories again and really enjoying it...BUT WITH CLEAN EATING FOODS
I'm only going to count them till the end of Feb as I have a personal challenge for myself to lose weight gained over the last year....slowly, oh ever so slowly the weight creeps back....There is no ways I want the weight lost back on my body, so the few kg's ( pounds ) gained have to get off before the summer months. I have a new wardrobe of clothing which I am NEVER going to pack away!!!
Monday and Tuesday I kept my calories to 1 250 ~ I do not believe in eating less than 1 200 calories per day and my highest allowed will be 1 400 per day ~ I plan to keep my calories at the lower end during the week and the higher end for the weekends.


  1. I've never tried a green smoothie, the thought of the spinach in it isn't appealing to me. I'm not a huge fan of spinach.

    I wish I could "live" on 1250 calories a day but I can't, it get dizzy and tired if I eat less than 1500 a day. Not that I'm counting right now but know from trying in the past.

    Maybe you are not happy with your exercise the past two days but a lot of people (including me) would not have worked out at all when not feeling well. So great job!

  2. I have to agree with Fran. I myself have also not tried a green smoothie before. It does look very appetizing and interesting, therefor I am going to have a go at it.
    Interesting about why you like it to teach - helping others with their form. Very interesting.

  3. I'm afraid of the green smoothie!

  4. I love spinach but not sure I could drink it. Might be something I have to try when you come to visit. I am having a bad start to Feb. with the exercising. Not what I had hoped for but it is only the 2nd day. It can only get better.

  5. Your shake looks great! I've been thinking I should incorporate some into my eating as well, maybe I'll try this one. And you sound like the best kind of teacher, I wish there were more like you!

  6. Hi Marcy! Here in Canada, it's called a Green Monster!

    I just re-registered for your challenge.....(I'm Laura), so please reapprove me!

    Holiday still has a few more days and I'm enjoying every minute of it!

  7. Your green smoothie looks yummy and I think that I am going to have to try it!! I also stopped by to tell you that I gave you a Stylish Blogger award. Come on by and pick it up. :-)

  8. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing some wonderful receipe of green shakes. These are really very healthy and should be taken by everybody to survive a healthier life. It also helps in loosing weight.

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