Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DAY 68 of My Juice Feast

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Ghandi

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Finding my Mojo on Day 40

Leo Reynolds

There is another woman emerging within. This person isn’t good or bad, just different than before. She is who I am becoming. There is a bit less forgiveness in my existence. And I don’t mean I am not able to forgive, just that I won’t excuse the same old bullshit that happens.

I won’t accept things that are wrong as something right. I have the option to pick and choose my battles with the realization that not all battles are worth fighting for.

I feel I deserve more in life and for some reason I hadn’t really realized it before. I should never have thought the sky couldn’t be the limit. All is possible, I trust that now.

I refuse to settle for comfortable or easy just because that‘s how I have been living. Give me messy and complicated from now on.

I am ready to fight for what I believe in. I am ready to discard those ideas, habits, actions and people who can’t (or won’t) accept that fact. And that’s okay, if I for some reason offend you now, you can learn to love me or you can go away.

How in the world can I expect something different to happen in my life, a different result, while engaging in the same type of behavior?

It can’t happen. There can’t be growth. I want to strengthen my resolve, I want to soar to bigger and better opportunities and I want to reach my full potential.

Day 40 in 2008

I am going to do a video around Day 50-60. If you have any questions or comments about juice feasting, raw foods, The Daily Raw Café, life on planet Earth as we know it, etc., please feel free to write to thedailyraw@yahoo.com and I will address them on the video.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20 of my Juice Feast

Life is good, today.

To be honest my personal world is kind of falling around me. We have to leave our home (we won't be homeless), I am unemployed, I have no clear direction in life...the list could go on, but why dwell?

It's really no big deal (honest) and I don't want to place more energy on the situations than I have to.

Really and truly.

I don't know if it's the euphoria of the juice feast or me creating all those raw food recipes that I'm loving so much or what, but I remain unfazed by it all.

I am loving life and smiling and laughing and being funny and sarcastic and having a great time.

I don't care about my crumbling life. I have a feeling in my gut that everything will work out just fine.

Life is very, very good. So there.

Check out what happened last juice feast on Day 20.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13 of my Juice Feast

Today was a very good day.

I had a good run on the treadmill this morning, spent some time with the husband and our youngest daughter, prepared a few raw recipes and had juicy green juices flowing through my body.

This juice feast is kind of boring in comparison to the '07-08 one. I'm not thinking about the process so much, that could have something to do with it.

There is a fair amount of comfort present, and I'm going to "juice" it for all it's worth.

There are some major differences this time around.

I'm not really keeping track of the juices I'm drinking, I'm just make them (in batches 1/2-one gallon) and consume them, like I would any meal.

Most days I drink 1/2 gallon to a gallon of green juices a day. I am also using a juicer instead of a
blender. Although, my husband still uses the blender.

I've up the ante on my produce. I juice 3 pounds of greens, 1 head of celery and 3-4 cucumbers of cucumber every, single day. There are various additions (radishes, carrot, apples, herbs, garlic, etc.) But my base is and will always be greens, celery and cucumbers.

Day 13 of Juice Feasting: 2007-2008

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I blog on Day 9....

because I have things on my mind and I want to speak them.
because I have emotions I want to vent.
because I have words that need to be written.
because I think we all desire an audience whether it be a lover or the world.

I've started another Juice Feast. I am in a not so ideal place in my body. Unfortunately, I'm the heaviest I have ever been without the benefit of a pregnancy. I can live with that.

I know as long as I drink my green juices and do the supportive measures need for detox my physical body will become what it should.

This juice feast I'm going to try to focus on the aspects that caused me to gain the weight back (and more.) Why would I spend three months of my life (and my family's lives) getting healthy only to piss it away? That's insane.

There's no excuse.

There won't be lists of what I consumed, how much I weigh, etc, there might be pictures (they are always fun to see progress) and there will be words (I have lots to say). I have a tendency to censor myself, I will move away from that behavior.

I should say what I feel, right? I think we all should.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Let's Talk About Inspiring Sex

If you get a chance check out a colleague of mine named Doug Brown and his wife, Annie on the Today Show discussing their book, "Just Do It: How One Couple Turned Off the TV and Turned On Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!)."

There is also an article in The New York Times on it.

I haven't gotten my copy yet, but I am anxious to read it and not because I was mentioned (not by name) a few times; but when you get it, look for the passage about the colleague who was inspired by the Browns' sexapades then ended up pregnant because of it.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pose of the Day

photo by acrojulie
#3 Garurasana - Eagle Pose

Improves the flexibility of the 12 major joints of the body — ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbow, and wrists
Flushes out kidneys
Brings blood to the reproductive organs
Improves sexual vitality and control
Helps prostate problems
Firms legs, arms, and abdomen
Helps tennis elbow
Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
Improves the function of the central nervous system, and the lymphatic system
Improves balance and grace of the body
This pose is a challenge for me. My shoulders are a bit tight and I can't seem to work around my biceps to have my palms touch. So I grab my fingers together and do the best I can.

Balance also comes in to play. I would have to say that at least 89% of the time I fall out of this posture due to my climpsy nature. Oh well such is life, I fall out of that too at times.

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