It’s January 25, and it’s time. It’s time for me to get healthy.
Let me rephrase.
It’s time for me to get healthy… again.
If you’ve been around for awhile, then you’ve heard me talk about how I gain and lose weight every year. Now I haven’t stepped on a scale in a good long while….but I do know that I’ve gained weight since last summer. Luckily, I haven’t gained it all back, because my clothes aren’t as tight and my face isn’t as full as it was last December and January. However, I’ve definitely gained some back, just like I do every year. I lose weight January-May, and then I gain weight August-December. It’s a tradition of sorts. A stupid tradition, but a tradition.
Here’s what I know about myself: When I put my mind to it, I can lose the weight. But I have to wait until I’m ready and ALL IN. Well, I’m ALL IN.
And now that I’m all in, my plan will be the same as what it’s been in year’s past.
First and foremost, I will make REALLY healthy food choices. Lots of clean eating, lean protein, and fresh fruits and veggies. For me personally, I know it’s way more about what I eat (and my portions) than how much I work out. I think that’s probably the case for most. However, I will also work out 4-5 days a week. I’m going to get back into my routine with my neighbor where we do Beach Body work outs in the morning at her house. We typically do a combo of aerobic and strength exercises, and it works for me.
I’m working with Macy’s and Shopstyle today to hopefully motivate y’all to get on a healthier track too. I’m obviously not a dietician, a nutritionist, or any sort of exercise guru…so you will definitely want to consult your doctor before starting any type of new food or exercise regimen.
Today is just about getting excited about getting healthier. I’m going to be sharing some work out gear, and I’ll be highlighting a new tool I’ve just recently started incorporating into my get healthy routine.
We’ll get to the cute clothes in a minute, let’s talk about the new tool!
So what is a Magic Bullet? Unlike blenders and juicers, the NutriBullet® is specifically engineered to help break down the cell walls of food to create some of the most nutritional smoothies available. This unique extraction process transforms food into its most nutritious, most absorbable state.
I mean, I’m all for drinking a delicious smoothie. But a delicious AND GREAT FOR YOU delicious smoothie? Sign me right on up.
In addition to making smoothies, other reviewers spoke of grinding herbs, grinding seeds and nuts, and making nut butters, vinaigrettes, and sauces.
I like that it is compact, powerful, and easy to clean. And I also love that this model was rose gold. #silly #buttrue Okay, enough glamour shots of my new Nutribullet. Here are some specs:
- Dimensions: 3.98″ x 7.87″ x 16.14″
- 900-watt motor base; 25,000 RPM
- Extractor blade
- 32-oz. Colossal cup
- 24-oz. Tall cup
- Flip-top to-go lid
- Handled Lip Ring
- Comfort Lip Ring
- Recipe book
- Pocket nutritionist
- 1-year limited warranty
So far I’ve only used it to make smoothies. I’ve stuck to a really simple smoothie recipe, although I know there are thousands to choose from on Pinterest.
It came with this handy dandy recipe card for how to make the a perfect NutriBlast smoothie. I’ve made several, they’ve all been awesome, and I of course love knowing that I’m getting the most nutritional value out of the fruits and veggies that I can.
One of my favorite simple smoothies follows the ratio suggestions on the card.
I went with 50% spinach leaves and 50% frozen fruit. I love the flavor and the consistency of both frozen strawberries and a frozen mango after they are blended. And I’m not a banana girl (even the smell makes my gag reflex kick up), but I know that bananas are great to add a wonderful creamy texture to smoothies. I’ve actually heard the same about avocados, but even though I absolutely love avocados, I haven’t been brave enough to throw one in a smoothie yet.
And per the suggestion on the card, I added a “boost” too. I chose chia seeds this time. I’ve also added vanilla protein powder in the past as well.
And because I like my drinks slushy and cold, I added just a tiny bit of crushed ice. However, when using frozen fruit, I’ve found that I don’t need the ice. If using fresh fruit, I do like to leave room for plenty of ice because I like the texture it gives to the smoothie.
For this particular smoothie, I used some Vanilla Almond Milk with a hint of honey. I’ve also used water and coconut water.
I’ve had so much fun playing with different combinations, and my favorite combo right now is 2 cups of spinach leaves, frozen pineapple, coconut water, and chia seeds. It’s bright green from the spinach, but super sweet because of the pineapple and coconut water, and I don’t taste the spinach at all. This would be a great one for kids, and you could totally add protein powder to this one too! I hope to work up to including more veggies and not as much fruit, so I’ll be searching Pinterest for some good recipes.
And then with a simple twist of the wrist, I blended it all right up!
IT IS DELICIOUS, and full of whole food and lots of nutrients. This particular smoothie isn’t particularly pretty because the spinach and the mango gives it a greenish brown tint. But it sure is yummy! Some days I blend up a small smoothie for an afternoon snack. Other days I include protein powder and call it lunch. I usually only do this on extra busy days when I’m out and about. If I’m at home, I prefer to eat instead of drink my lunch.
Sidenote: I absolutely LOVE the wooden serving tray above. I ordered it from Macy’s when ordering my Christmas decor (click HERE to see the Christmas home tour if you missed it), and although it usually lives behind my kitchen sink with soap and a candle on top, I also use it as a serving tray. It makes a beautiful charcuterie board, and I thought it would work perfectly to show off my smoothie ingredients. Here are some different wooden serving pieces that Macy’s carries.
LADIES! All pieces below (with the exception of the the tiered stand) went 60% OFF THIS MORNING! You can click the specific item you are interested in below, or you can click HERE to check it all out.
Also included in the Nutribullet box: a book that tells you all you will ever need to know about your Nutribullet 900 (including some great recipes!), a Pocket Nutrinionist pamphlet, and information on their website and their app! #theresanappforthat
I am very happy with this purchase, and I’m excited to be using it on my Get Healthy journey!
Other appliances at Macy’s that could help you get into a healthy mindset follow. And ALL ARE ON SALE! You know I love my air fryer, and then one on the left is very similar to mine. The big silver air fryer is calling my name, because I love ours so much, I would love to have a bigger one! The next two items are juicers, and we all know that celery juice is taking the world by storm right now. And the storage containers on the right would be great for food prep.
Also, Macy’s has some great kitchen accessories that I wanted to share with you.
Now, before you go, let’s take a look at my new work out gear from Macy’s. If you’re anything like me, getting motivated to start working out again is quite difficult, but cute workout clothes do make the transition easier. I mean, getting dressed is the first step. Right?
AND GREAT NEWS! The Under Armour tee, the leggings, and the sneakers are ALL ON SALE!
I love my entire outfit. And here’s a little secret, it’s not just great for working out, it’s perfect for just running around town too.
The Adidas zip up hoodie is perfectly sporty and ready for the gym. I LOVE IT. It comes in black as well, which would be a great basic, but I was really drawn to this coral color. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
Click HERE for all Adidas sweatshirts and hoodies if you would like to see some options.
I’m wearing a basic Under Armour tee in charcoal, and I sized up to a medium, which I always do in work out tops. I never want to be wearing a shirt that is too fitted, especially when I’m working out. This particular tee is 25% OFF right now, making it only $18.74!
You can click HERE for a ton of Under Armour tee choices in both short and long sleeve (and lots of them are ON SALE right now!).
I really love these ombre ankle leggings! I’m wearing a small, and they are a great length on my 5’4″ frame. The leggings have a high waist (which I require), and both the fit and the ombre design are flattering. I bought them at full price, but they are 35% OFF right now, making them only $33! That’s a great deal.
These leggings are the Macy’s brand, Idealogy. I have several friends that really love this brand for athleisure, so you can click HERE to check it all out! Almost all of the brand is ON SALE RIGHT NOW, and I’m thinking that this hoodie with the thumbhole cuffs needs to be mine. When scrolling through all of the items, I think a lot of the pieces look very similar to Northface, but the prices are much lower!
My new sneakers make me feel like I’m walking on air, and I love working out in them. They are my official GET HEALTHY shoes. They are CRAZY comfy, but have plenty of support for the types of workouts that I’m doing. AND Y’ALL! They are on sale for just $55 right now! FIFTY FIVE DOLLARS! For an awesome pair of sneakers!
Click HERE for all Cloudfoam sneaker options if you want to check out other colors.
Get The Look For Yourself Here. Just click on what you are interested in. If you are looking for a great sports bra, the one below is amazing.
So, if you’ve been wanting to get healthier (again) too, make the decision to start your journey today! Just find a program that works for you, and commit to it. When I do posts like this, so many of y’all are so sweet to reach out with suggestions of programs that you are on that you want me to know about! I do have a friends that are coaches for different programs (including the FASTer Way To Fat Loss), so if I decide to follow a regimented program, I will definitely sign up under one of my friends!
Also, today through January 27th there’s a WINTER WEEKEND SALE going on!!!
Use the code WINTER to get 20% OFF select styles and items on their website. Here are some of my favorites on sale right now. Some are a fixed sale price (like the copper titanium cook set that is regularly $139.99 and ON SALE for $59.93!), and some items (like the bedspread and accessories) are 20% OFF with the code. The knife block is almost $100 off! And the Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Vacuum is $200 off! Y’all are always telling me that I need this vacuum, should I get it today?!? Click on the item(s) you are interested in!
A huge thank you to Macy’s and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post. And if you’re interested, I’ll continue to share some examples of meals that I’m eating. In the comments, please sound off with your thoughts on getting healthy, if you have any tried and true methods that help get your mind right, and if you would like to continue for me to take you along on my Get Healthy journey.