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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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I recently read and enjoyed my good, buddy ole pal SHRINK_U's blog about fruits and vegetables and mmmm, SMOOTHIES!

If you want to take a gander at the sheer awesomeness of my favorite Shrinky Dinks blog... here is the link...

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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I must admit, I like smoothies but most times, I'm too lazy to make them. That means I have to haul my blender out of the cupboard! lol... yeah, yeah, I know, it's not THAT hard... okay, anyways, I have never made a smoothie with veggies. Don't get me wrong I LOVE veggies but to me adding vegetables to what (in my mind) is a fruit slurry seems unnatural.

But I told my dear friend that I would start out by giving carrots in my smoothie a shot. I do not like raw carrots the flavor just doesn't sit well on my taste buds, however I really like steamed carrots. So this morning, I got off my butt and lugged that ole trusty blender out of the cupboard and made a smoothie for myself and my kids. I added 2 HUGE steamed carrots, 3 cups unsweetened frozen strawberries, a medium sized almost too ripe banana, 2 6 oz. containers of greek yogurt (vanilla flavored) and 1/2 a cup of milk. Whirled it all together, poured them into glasses and served.

Both of my boys wrinkled their noses when they asked if I added "those carrots" to the smoothie. Saying "those carrots" like they were a bad word or something. lol... Must seem a little unnatural to them too... see another example on how you influence your kids! Anyways, I told them "darned tootin those carrots were in there" and took a huge gulp. It was YUM! They decided that since I didn't fall over dead from "those carrots", they would give it a try and the things were gone in minutes flat. Ha! Carrots in a smoothie aren't bad after all! Who knew?!? Shrinky Dink did!
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Our smoothie....



So needless to say... Carrots will be making a regular appearance in our smoothies and I forecast not a single objection from now on. Yay smoothies!

Also, today is the celebration of day 43 of 100 straight days of exercise! Yup, still going! I admit I've been slacking for the last few days and only doing 10-20 minutes but today? I did 52 minutes and it's not even noon yet. I just may do more after I finish some household chores! It's sorta funny how fast you forget how good it feels to exercise after a few days. I wanted to quit at 10 minutes because I was having some abdominal cramps but I pushed through them and they went away!
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This saying has some serious truth to it...



If I had listened to my brain saying "you should stop", I wouldn't be feeling as good as I am feeling right now.... Anyways, enough preaching about how great it feels to keep going, I'm sure you know... And onto sharing those TUNES!!!

As always, I like to share the songs I danced to that day and so here they are...

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WARNING: Some of these songs may not be appropriate for children...
Just wanted to give ya a heads up. :)

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emoticon "Talk That Talk" by Rihanna ft. Jay Z

www.youtube.com/watch?fe
ature=fvwp&v=6V_Ay_76Ftw&NR=1

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emoticon "Tilt Ya Head Back" by Nelly ft. Christina Aguilera

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
D9Yc3pv-uI0

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emoticon "Liberty Walk" by Miley Cyrus

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
WPzcegyAMNQ

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emoticon "Summer Love/Set The Mood" by Justin Timberlake

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
1GjM3FlA9kI

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emoticon "Settle Down" by No Doubt

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Pb_zZ3xItPI

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emoticon "California Gurls" by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
F57P9C4SAW4

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emoticon "Hey Baby" by No Doubt

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
wt1YkGO2Ieo

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emoticon "Candyman" by Christina Aguilera

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
-ScjucUV8v0

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emoticon "Circus" by Britney Spears

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
lVhJ_A8XUgc

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emoticon "Never Never" by Brick & Lace

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
y1HtlxZXe74

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emoticon "Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
3gOHvDP_vCs

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emoticon "With Love" by Hilary Duff

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
cAtyGM7wrNw

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emoticon "Where Them Girls At" by David Guetta ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
p4kVWCSzfK4


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So there you have them. Hope you practice some Smoothie Moves too and dance to these Tunes! Enjoy yourselves Sparkies!

Much Love! emoticon Marisa



Above, it says, in case it's too small...

"This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analyzing, all emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Life is simple. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion."

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  • JUST-DUCKY
    I'm such a bad friend! I've been wondering if those were cooked or fresh carrots in your smoothie and I'd have known if only I looked at your page and saw you blog about it! I'm sorry!!

    I know canned carrots aren't great because of the sodium and crud but it's all I got and I think I'm going to try a smoothie with them later. Yummm! I love smoothies.

    I'm so proud of you for sticking with this! I'm proud of me too! Although I've been slacking as well. We gotta work on that.
    3199 days ago
  • MSHOPPER63
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    Great blog
    3199 days ago
  • SHRINK_U
    thanks for the shout out, riss! I am so glad your boys even liked the smoothies :) So could you taste the carrots? When I put them in my smoothies I can't taste them over the berries.
    WAY TO GO ON YOUR DANCING!!!!!!!!!
    So super proud of you.. as always :)

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    3202 days ago
  • ANGELWENDYMAMA
    I did through "Candy Man", plus "Sexy Chick", but minus "Hey Baby" tonight, which was 39 min. Thank you so much! Have you done other set lists in the past week that I missed? I love it when you post them because it gets me started and I usually do them.
    3202 days ago
  • CHRISTIANAPOLLO
    Thanks for all the songs! Yay more to listen to :D If you have a chance look up the ninja blender, I got mine on qvc but they are everywhere, they are soo easy to clean and they blend in a different way than all of the others, It has been a life saver for me during this new adventure. Way to go on that exercise!!! Just gotta keep pushing and keep loving yourself for all of the hard work you are doing!!!
    3202 days ago
  • GODIVADSG
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    3202 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Yaye!! On getting in those extra minutes. I was the same way when I 1st started. I hated cardio because it made me sweat. Now(almost 5 months in) I love it!! The more I sweat the better I feel. And I have found that I the days when I take it easy my body craves the workout. It wants to do something. I have never tried carrots in my smoothies, but I am pretty sure that after I get to the grocery store this weekend I may be trying some in mine also.
    3202 days ago
  • ANGELWENDYMAMA
    Hey, I would love a smoothie occasionally, but but but.. no blender! :(
    Thanks for the dancing set list. I will try to do this!!
    3202 days ago
  • WORLDSERIES11
    I LOVE the "This is your Life..." saying!! Have it on my bulletin board over the computer so I can see it everyday to remind me!!
    Your smoothie sounds interesting...if only I liked veggies...lol
    3202 days ago
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