So, I used to be a gymnast. I was born with quite a bit of muscle-mass (thank you Daddy). Well, I thank him now... but for a good portion of my life I HATED my muscles. I looked more like a boy! One time... in the 5th grade... I was in the girl's bathroom... and a girl came in and yelled, "Ah! A boy in the girl's bathroom!" Talk about scaring. My mullet didn't exactly help the situation. But it was the style! (Don't worry Mom). ANYWAYS... about being a gymnast. My most unfavorite event was the balance beam. Go figure. I still struggle with balance these days.
I'm one of those types that get REALLY excited about something... and also REALLY brokenhearted. I think it's a blessing and a curse. Knowing this about myself means that I have to take particular care to find balance.
I was reminded of this when a friend asked me this weekend, "What are you going to do when you are invited to meet a friend at McDonald's or something?" This question came after our conversation about nutrition. I was REALLY excited about this new smoothie that Dr. Oz gives his kids each morning. I was telling my friends all about it... and whipped one up for them. I was on a health food kick. And the question made me think, "uh oh... am I balanced?"
It's a good question to ask every once in a while. Was health food becoming MY LIFE? Like anything good... it has the chance of becoming "too much" and then turns into something bad. So anyways, it's a good thing to check my "balance-meter" every now and then. Yet, also to remember that sometimes a little unbalance is a GOOD thing too. I think it makes us who we are.
With that said... here are the ingredients in that "Smoothie concoction" that I give my kiddos every morning (with some variations):