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#TransformationTuesday + Apple Harvest Smoothie

Hello, lovelies! ILY the Frosty Kitten here!

Today I would like to share with you some thoughts about one of my favourite quotes, “progress not perfection,” as well as share one of my current fave fall smoothies.

 

 

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Progress, not perfection.

Are you a perfectionist? It is our desire to be perfect that sets up great expectations for ourselves that we always strive to achieve. Sure, perfectionism can be bad if you let yourself be absorbed by it and forget to notice anything else except how you aren’t yet at your standard. I don’t think perfectionism is 100% bad, but it can definitely be crippling to your mental health if you go about it the wrong way. So instead of being perfect, how about working on just being better than yesterday?

            You always have a choice. You can choose to see the flaws or you can choose to see progress. Don’t get me wrong—noticing flaws is great for self-improvement, but don’t focus on that and forget to give yourself credit for progress! ‘Cause progress is hard: it requires a lot of trial and error and overall a lot of work. A lot of mental strength too. There will be days in a row where you don’t notice any progress at all—maybe even weeks or months! Yikes! How’s that for a punch in your confidence and self-esteem? Not so good, right? It’s OK. You’re fine. And here’s why.

            You are not a quitter. You found a hundred ways in which you can’t achieve X goal, but you kept searching and searching for the one way in which you can. And that makes you a rockstar! Not a lot of people have the willpower to keep going when it feels like you’re going nowhere. This applies to everything and anything from fitness to art to just life in general. Sometimes even getting out of bed can be a challenge. But you did it! And you’re here now, swinging and kicking. So let’s make today awesome!

            I’ve only been up for about an hour now, so I haven’t had time to do much yet, but what I did do is try out a  new recipe that’s been brewing in my head for a few days now. I’m actually just now sipping the last bits of this delicious smoothie—I can already tell it’s gonna be an awesome day!

 

ILY APPLE HARVEST SMOOTHIE (serves 1)

 

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What you need:

1 apple (I used Granny Smith because I like the sour taste)

1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I used Chobani)

¼ - ½ oats (amount depends on how rich of a breakfast you want)

1 tbsp peanut butter

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp maple syrup (or honey, but I really like maple syrup for this combo)

½ - ¼ cup of your choice of milk (depends how runny you like smoothies)

How you make it:

            This one’s just as hard as the last one—blend and enjoy! Oh and let me know if do make this smoothie ‘cause I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

 

            I hope this post helped put progress into perspective and helped you appreciate yourself more ‘cause you are your best friend and we don’t let friends think they are anything less but worthy! Feel free to share ways in which you have progressed with your goals—I always enjoy reading your responses!

 

‘til next time… Stay frosty!

Love,

ILY the Frosty Kitten

https://instagram.com/frostykitten/
 


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I have to say, I love your enthusiasm and it shines from your blogs as being something you are extremely passionate about. If potential yoga/fitness companies read your blogs prior to any interviews you take, I would think it's a safe bet that you stand every chance of getting the position and I can also see why you want to work within this field.

As looks go, the apple smoothie isn't very tempting from appearance but I am sure it tastes great.

What another fantastic read!

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@joey_matthews thank you very much for your kind words! I hope one day I will be working in that industry ^_^ 

Aww you don't like the look of the smoothie?? It makes me drool when I see the pictures haha What's unappealing about it? Just curious -- maybe I can improve future photos! ^_^ 

Thanks again :x

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I dont know, the cinnamon will add a nice mix of flavour. That is whats on top right?

Your blogs are not all so serious, i have read some about fitness and they take it too serious or go on about being some sort of god. i like the fact you share tips and a recipe for healthy living. Nice job here!

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The blog is very inspirational and professionally written. The smoothie looks interesting. I'd take a few things out of the list of ingredients before i'd try it, but thats just because i don't like them.

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@liam thanks! I think that if you make fitness and healthy living fun, people will be more likely to start and/or stick with it :) The top right picture is yogurt, peanut butter, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract ^_^ 

@cheeky~k8 thank youu ^_^ Yeah the smoothie isn't for everyone I guess hehehe

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