As I write this, it is about 9:30pm Thursday evening. I just had a shower and am drinking a glass of Bordeaux, mentally going over everything I need to do tomorrow. And.... I am feeling pretty awesome.
For the longest time, I've not been feeling myself. I've put on quite a few pounds and have been sluggish and felt as though I had the body of an 80 year old woman. Thinking about it, it's the most unhealthy I've ever been or felt. In the past, the moment I noticed the scales going up, I would strap on my workout gear and get back in the game, but lately, I've been making excuse after excuse not to. If I am really honest with you (and let's face it, I'm more honest with you than I am with myself most of the time), ever since I was in the hospital after that bronchitis/acute asthma attack, I've been too scared to work out again. The night before the attack, I was in that mode, trying to get back to healthy and ever since, I've been afraid that if I overexert myself with a workout, I will have another bad attack.
My health's gotten so bad though, that I knew it was time for me to do something. So I turned to my favorite fitness blogger who I knew had workouts that would get the job done without stressing out my lungs. I'm doing her 28 day beginners program and I am already feeling so much better. My body feels so much better. If you've been looking for a kick on the butt, come join me!
Getting back to the healthier me won't really change the recipes around here much because life is totally about balance and I don't expect you to eat everything you see here. Life is too short to give up the indulgent stuff completely.
Trust me, this cheesecake ice cream with blueberry & red wine swirl is totally worth that indulgence. I've had cheesecake ice creams before and none of them taste the way I feel a cheesecake ice cream should. They were more like regular ice cream with just bits of cheesecake flavor here and there. This... this is all out cheesecake flavor and that blueberry & red wine swirl just tops it off and makes it possibly the best cheesecake ice cream I've ever had in my 27 years.
Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem! Learn how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker here.