Try It Tuesday

Here lately, my immune system has taken a HUGE kick in the pants. Its like every other week I’m coming down with something.


So I decided two things were to blame: marathon training (training really lowers your body’s ability to fight infection) and the fact that I’ve been eating like a 13-year-old boy (i.e., lots of junk and lots of soda). I want to not only feel healthy, I also want to finally ditch these last 10lbs of baby weight that are so desperately clinging to me.

I used to drink a spinach smoothie about every day. All it was was some almond milk, spinach, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and a packet of Splenda. It was yummy, low calorie, and helped me get in a serving of green veggies easily. When i got pregnant, I heard that kale was the way to go because of all the folic acid. Have you ever tried to blend kale? Yeah. Its disgusting. But I knew it was a super food and I wanted to give it another go.

Whilst shopping, I saw this and thought, “I can put THIS in a smoothie!”



The ingredients were simple: kale puree, spinach puree, cucumber puree, and pure apple juice. That’s it! I wanted to try it by itself first to see if I liked it before making a smoothie with it.

This was a bad idea.

First, it smelled like butt. Seriously. But I took a sip anyway.

Second bad idea.

I could barely choke it down without spitting it back out.



And now the taste is forever burned into my taste buds.



Has anyone ever tried this? Any way to make it more palatable? I don’t want to waste the bottle, but I am SO not drinking that by itself again!





30 by 30 Update

Hey guys!
So, I think I’ve basically resigned myself to the fact that blogs on Mondays are a thing of the past. I may be able to get away with it a few times, but I don’t think its going to be the norm. Mondays are the busiest days in the Huffman Homestead, with me actually going in to the office (parish the thought!) and coming home waaaayyyy too late. But have no fear, I will most definitely be here the rest of the week!

I thought I’d go ahead and post what I was going to post yesterday: an update on my 30 by 30 list!

I have officially signed up for the OKC Memorial Marathon (woot, woot!) and week one of training was last week! It went pretty well! I was able to get all my runs in AND my sister so graciously did not make fun of my running.


I also watched another movie from AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list! It was 12 Angry Men. Ever seen it? I couldn’t find it on Netflix and Hasting’s didn’t have it either! But, good ole YouTube did!


Henry Fonda was looking good! And to be honest, so was Jack Klugman!

And, because of our noisy/chain smoking neighbors who can’t seem to smoke outside, we are officially on the house hunt! A few months ago, Huff the Hubs was complaining that we had ZERO space and that he hated our apartment. I was all, “Oh honey, this is our first home, blah blah blah, sentimental crap…” But now I’m like, “GET. ME. OUT.” We know it’ll be a while (we want to save up a good down payment) but for the love, we’re so incredibly ready to not share walls with our neighbors!

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And finally, I started re-reading Emma, so I could mark off my “Read all Jane Austen’s novels” off the list. I actually started reading it about two years ago, but then I got sucked into The Hunger Games fandom and all hope was lost. BUT! Now I have renewed determination to get those books read!

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What about you? How are you doing with your goals and resolutions?