#GetFitMarch - Recipe for Green Goddess Smoothie


The rays of the morning sun find their way through the gaps in the curtains as if to say, "Wake up".
I instinctively reach for my phone. Don't judge me.
Date reads 1st March.
"OMFG!"
Yeah, in such shocking situations, I do swear (under my breath).
Don't judge me :P
Two months down in 2015 already? How, where, when??
The fitness promises I made to myself and the threats I made to my fast increasing fat percentage have stayed forgotten in the last two months.
 I want to recommit to those promises before it is too late in the year and I feel like time has (once again) slipped through my hands.

Due to changes in my family circumstances, the husband working in a different city, my driver bidding us adieu and more parenting responsibilities, I lay slacking. 
"I have all the valid reasons," I have been telling myself.
But it's time to break through the shackles of stupid excuses. Because that's what all the above valid reasons are, excuses, to not go after your goals with a vengeance. 

That's why this #getFitMarch goal for myself. And that's why I'm going to sharing my struggles and my progress over here, Twitter and Instagram. 

My goals are very simple. (ahem)
I'm not going to obsess over weight and body measurements and what have you. 

Just two indicators-
Body fat %
Waist 

#getFitMarch is just to get back on track, and not just a do-it-for-a-month-and-forget-about-it program. Research says that anything you do consistently for a reasonable length of time becomes second nature. And that's what is my aim here. I want March to be the kickstarter for healthy habits for the rest of the year.

If you'd like to join me on this journey, tag me on Insta / Twitter (@saffrontrail) and use the hashtag #getFitMarch. After all, we could all do with some push, support and motivation.

And hey, don't judge me for checking my phone first thing in the morning :P


DIARY
Did 4 km walk-run in the morning. This was after ages, so yes, was panting like a dog who has been made to run for its bone. And hey, I also broke a sweat after ages, that felt good.

On another day, I would have felt that this 4km run justified a solid vada-sambar breakfast from the local Darshini. Thanks to the #getFitMarch resolve, it was a green smoothie.

A good smoothie recipe has some protein, some veggies, healthy fats and herbs for flavour. You can omit the honey, but I personally believe in the healthy properties of a pure forest honey. The yogurt provides protein, spinach and mint give the chlorophyll, flaxseeds provide omega-3-the healthy fats and ginger gives it a punch. Cucumber gives it a body and makes it more filling.


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Recipe for GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE
Prep time~5 minutes
Makes 1 glass


2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup yogurt
1 tbsp good honey
1/2 inch ginger, grated
1 medium cucumber, peeled, sliced
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
4 ice cubes

Wash spinach leaves in 2-3 changes of water. Shake off excess water and place on a towel while you get the other ingredients ready.
In a blender / mixer, whiz everything together.
Sip or slurp. 

Go around all day adjusting the green goddess halo over your head. 

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