30 days complete! You may have noticed that I didn’t post a check-in for week four. What can I say? As the end of the challenge was so near the end of week four, I figured it was better to wait and report in at the end.
I’m happy to say that we finished all thirty days of the green smoothie challenge. I reminded CB today that the challenge is over and asked if he wanted to continue incorporating them into our diet. He shrugged and said, “Yeah. Well, why wouldn’t we?” I think his response shows how much a part of our daily life they have become. A special thanks is due to Desi (and her helpers) at Unconventional Kitchen and all the folks that I’ve met along the way in the Facebook community. Having a support group is an amazing help!
In addition to the smoothie challenge, I did my 250 squats today to complete THAT 30 day challenge. I’m gaining stamina in running, too, which is none too soon considering my 5k is on Sunday. (If you find yourself wanting to donate to Cancer Research UK, you can still do so at my sponsor site. I have met and exceeded my goal, but every single penny goes toward a great cause.) I can’t wait to get out there and prove that I really can do it . . . mostly to myself, if I’m honest.
Here is the last round-up of smoothies. Two days are missing. The first was a day where I ate something that truly disagreed with me; I spent the evening sprawled on the sofa, and CB made his only smoothie of the challenge, serving it up to me in the dark. The second missing picture is when we knew we were going to have a completely mad day — there have been a lot of them lately as May has been a particularly stressful but, hopefully, fruitful month — I made a double batch on the day before. I tucked our smoothies away into small coconut water packages. This tactic kept them fairly fresh but rendered them unphotographable. (I mean, I could have photographed them, but you wouldn’t have known what was in them.