Friday, August 10, 2012

fat butt friday: an update and a healthy snack recipe

another week with lots of successes for me. as of today, i am 4 days shy of my goal of working out for 30 days consecutively. by this time next friday, i have celebrated my 30 days and sailed on to my new goal of 45 days.

in addition to this upcoming goal, i am excited to say that i officially hit a weight loss of 10 lbs. this morning when i checked my weight. and, as if that wasn't exciting enough, i got up and went running this morning and finally met my goal of being able to run a full mile without stopping. on the path i run, it is a slight downhill run as i head out. the downhill is so slight that i don't even really notice it until i am coming back and have to basically run up hill the entire time. there is also a second big hill before i actually turn around to come back. it can be tough on a hot day, but i like that when i turn around, i have a bit of a coming back down. once i get to the bottom of that hill and have to start coming back up that long incline back to my house, is when i usually tire out and have to slow down to walk a bit.


to some a one mile run is no big deal, but for someone like myself, who hasn't been running in a long time, has struggled with knee issues, and has gotten so out of shape, a success like this is major. we all started out somewhere. this is my start.

even with these successes, i still know that i have a ways to go before i get to where i want to be with my body. in the beginning, i honestly thought that this would just be another failure in my books, so i didn't even think to take my measurements. but, i decided to take them this week and here they are below.


right arm: 14.5
left arm: 14.5
right thigh: 26.5
left thigh: 26.5
upper waist: 34
lower waist: 36
hips: 40.5

i feel a little embarrassed about these numbers but i know that the efforts i am putting forth will only improve them. not to mention that sometimes it really isn't about the numbers, because i feel better than i have felt in a long time.


i always share some of the foods i have been eating so, how about a recipe this week. i have been making this as a afternoon snack for myself but, my kids love it too. it is supposed to be a healthier version of disney's pineapple whip, but since i have never had that, i can't really say how close it is. the original recipe is from around my family table, however, i changed it up a bit to use what i had around the house.

pineapple whip 4

pineapple whip

  • 1 pineapple, peel and core, and then dice and freeze
  • 1/2 a lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon, honey
  • 3/4 cup, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla

pull the pineapple out of the freezer and let it thaw for about 20-30 minutes (about halfway). put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. the original recipe says to put the blended mixture in an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions for making ice cream, but i find that this recipe is good enough for me, as well as quick, unlike having to wait for it to finish in an ice cream maker.

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not only is this super delish, but it is also a clean food made only with all natural ingredients. it's so good and sweet that i actually start to feel guilty when i eat it, and then i remember that it is good for me. let me know if you try this. i would love to know what you think!

pineapple whip 3

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