The day you realize you are actually capable of getting abs is a glorious day. The day you realize they can disappear cause you didn’t work out for a week cause you were too busy eating Girl Scout cookies? No so great, but at least I had my Thin Mints to console me.
I have to mention that when I say getting abs I don’t mean the visible kind that Karlie Kloss has. I mean just actually flexing your stomach and being able to FEEL muscle inside instead of a food baby is pretty empowering. My recent experience, however, of noticing my body and my strength change after not working out for more than a week and indulging in Girl Scout cookies (Thin Mints in my freezer = happy Linda) was definitely an eye opener for me.
It taught me exactly what it’s supposed to teach you, that your body changes and it can change very easily from one moment to the next and it is totally okay cause that’s what it DOES. It is definitely important to understand how your body works and that it is meant to adapt very easily. Just because you have to take a few weeks off and you might be less active than you were before, you can always get back into it and get those muscle back!
I started working out quite adamantly since the start of the new year and it has really been rewarding, but not at all for the sake of appearances, It is amazing to be able to find strength in your body and in yourself that you never thought you were capable of. I realize that being a personal trainer must be a really rewarding career because you get to witness this happening to people everyday, total respect for them!
Lately after working out I have been super obsessed with making this smoothie bowl. Well making smoothie bowls in general are awesome but I always keep gravitating towards this Raspberry Mango Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl. Mango and raspberry is such a delicious combination, despite having each a very distinct flavor and plus the almond butter really softens out the tartness that their flavor. That’s what makes this one of my go to smoothie recipes!
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup frozen mangos
- 1/2 cup frozen bananas
- 3 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- coconut flakes
- chia seeds
- sliced bananas
- Place the raspberries, mango, banana, almond butter, almond milk and protein powder into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite bowl and add some of the toppings listed above. Enjoy!