A Slice of Humble Pie

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(I promise the recipe for that pie IS below!)  But first….

Step 1:
The first thing you do is check your ego at the front door.  You realize it doesn’t make you a “failure” or any less of a person.  And when you consider it an option for every and any other person you know without judging them, then why do you judge yourself when it seems like the most logical option? Check it.

Step 2:
You figure out what it is you really want to do. Or maybe it’s what you THINK you really want to do. Either way, doesn’t matter. You start to figure out how you can get there. And you hit a few bumps. What? No one said it’d be easy.

Step 3:
You accept a change or two of plans. Really you’re just getting THAT much closer to your final destination. Or rather what you think you want your final destination to be. Because remember we are accepting a change in plans. Really it can happen any time. Sometimes when you least expect it.

Step 4:
And then you start sharing because really you’ve got to share with everyone all the time, whether good or bad, you need support. Chances are most will support and approve, no matter how much they’ll miss you in the long run.

And now I share my humble experience with you. The moment I never thought would happen. The moment I pack up my bags and I move home.

No joke, it’s happening. It’s only temporary as I have my future location all planned out. But for now this is the reality. It’s time to save money and it’s time to hit the books. Literally.

That’s right. I’m finally going to get my personal training certification with NASM. I’m going to hit the books and make things happen. And I’m going to motivate and inspire others to live a healthy and fit lifestyle (well at least I hope to – and more so than I hopefully already do here).

And to mark off this journey, and because talking about pie without actually making one is cruel and unusual punishment, I made pie – not just an emotional humble pie, but a frozen chocolatey, peanut buttery, banana(-y) pie. Oh yes, that’s right.

And I’ve spent the last few days eating this and calling this my humble pie. And with every humbling experience, it gets more thought out and, ultimately, gets better with time. So here’s how you make this Humble Pie.

-Banana soft serve
-Peanut Butter Chips
-Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust
-Optional: melted peanut butter and chocolate for drizzle topping

Step 1:
Make banana soft serve. How? Blend frozen bananas until they’re the consistency of soft serve frozen yogurt. Be patient, you really don’t need to add anything else.

Step 2:
Take your chocolate graham cracker crust and throw 1/2 cup peanut butter chips on the bottom.

Step 3:
Pour the soft serve on top.

Step 4:
Top with a few extra peanut butter chips for good measure and put in the freezer for a few hours. It may be tempting but let it set.

Step 5:
Serve yourself a slice and top however you’d like. Peanut butter and chocolate drizzle will take this to a whole new level…Enjoy!

What humbling experience have you had lately?

22 thoughts on “A Slice of Humble Pie

  1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Change is hard, but sometimes…ok, MOST of the time, the hardest part is humbling ourselves and accepting whatever comes along with that change. Pride is so much bigger than we even realize…it really sneaks up me how I can sometimes let my pride get in the way. I’m so SO happy for you sweetie! I know this must’ve been a hard decision, but I support you 100%! And you’re gonna kick ass on that certification test!

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  3. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning

    Well, you KNOW that I think this is wonderful!! I’m so excited for you!
    And I LOVE this post!! Email me if you have any questions- since I kind of went through the same thing recently. I researched a bunch of different certs., but went with one other than NASM (for a few reasons)- but don’t get me wrong, NASM is great of course. 🙂

  4. Calee

    Girl, it’s no big deal. I think everybody in our generation does that at one point or the other. The BF’s family has basically made it a tradition.

    I moved home for 3 months the summer after I graduated college. Best decision ever.

    PS Congrats on going for your CPT!

    1. admin Post author

      I haven’t lived at home (or even visited more than 4 days) since I was 18 (not even summers in college). There’s going to be some major adjustment time but ultimately I know it’s the right move and one that I plan to only make temporary.

    1. admin Post author

      I’ll be totally honest, I was HOPING I could make my way through Nebraska to see my awesome roomie from Blend but I’m choosing to avoid the mountain states (because my last cross-country move they killed my car), so my route won’t take me through Nebraska. BUT since I’ll be in IL, we may have to do a midwest meet-up somewhere in the middle. 🙂

  5. Jessie

    That is so wonderful about you getting your Personal Training Certificate. So proud of you for the reason behind it as well. You’ll be such an awesome Personal Trainer!

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you!! (And I’d offer you a piece, but it hardly lasted a few days in this apartment. 😉

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