The smoothie worked out great yesterday. I have this tiny little blender, like maybe one half or even one third the size of a "normal" blender. Into it I put: just enough kefir yogurt to cover the blades of the blender, a handful of fresh cantaloupe, a handful of frozen banana slices, and just a little sprinkle of frozen mixed berries. I figured out right away that I can't just dump that stuff in and blend...it's too much for the tiny blender. So I just left it sitting there and went and finished getting dressed and made up. By the time I got back, it had thawed enough that it was manageable. Just let me say...sipping on a smoothie for the first hour of the morning...DELECTABLE treat!
On this past weekend's shopping spree, I also bought an electric hot water pot for my office. This means I can sip green tea all day. Green tea is not my favorite among teas, that's for sure...but it's good for the bod and I really do enjoy having something hot to warm my hands and comfort the rest of me as I go. And right now I seem to be in one of my "water resistant" modes...I am still drinking it (mostly with food...it's not so bad with food...), but I do encounter passages where I just don't like water, and this is one of them. It will pass - it always does - and meanwhile I am not surrendering to waterlessness as that is no part of any plan for loving a body. But the tea helps me push fluids a bit more.
TONIGHT I START KICKBOXING! Pretty excited about that. I am guessing I will be the heaviest and least graceful member of the class...I wonder if I might also be the oldest. But you know what? I don't care! I have wanted to try kickboxing since the first time I heard about it, but I always lacked the courage. While I am not athletic yet by any stretch of the imagination, I am a good piece further along than I was this time last year, and I am ready to step out and just do this thing. WOO HOO!!!