Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Starting off the new year, its been good, but could have been better.
I've started exercising, but my food intake has not been as pure as I would like.
I'm thinking of joining the February initiative, but finances have hit another slump, and in the past I haven't remained true to myself even if I was in a group like an initiative. It is going to be self- discipline and control. That will happen whether I am in an initiative or not.
I have to set my own goals. I have given a…Continue
I've decided to start again. I would like some ideas on simple, tasty recipes to help out Some of the books I have on hand are:
Raw Food Cleanse
some initiative books: cleanae america,
Today in history, 14 years ago, I was going for a normal (18 week) ultrasound with my 3rd child. To find out our baby had died.
I had two beautiful little boys (at the time, ages 3 and 1) and had to quickly remind myself that I was blessed.
That time in history changed my life.
That time in history, my relationship with God changed.
I had to depend on Him daily, in ways I never had before.
My sister-in-law just delivered (last month) a 20-week…Continue
I went to a new dr. to treat my thyroid. She is also part of a weightloss program or clinic. I didn't know when I made the appointment that I was signing in with someone who was part of a "diet" plan.
Anyway, long story short, I like her, BUT, I don't like her diet program. She put me on a low-carb (no sugar) high protein diet. There are some things I will eat on occasion (I won't mention) BUT NOT EVERY DAY!
I emailed her on day 5 and told her that I could not follow her…Continue
I have travelled this journey for what seems like FOREVER. Up and down. See my previous posts, I won't rehash it all here. This is a blog post of CELEBRATION!
I finally realized....somewhere deep inside me...that "raw vegan" is a lifestyle, BUT, I don't have to be 100%, 100% of the time!!!! The last few days (9 days to be exact) I have stayed "mostly raw". I have eaten 100% raw at home, as long as it does not make me miserable. For instance, there are occasions that I am so…Continue
It's been such a long time coming. TOOOOOO long. I keep SAYING I want to "get back to raw", but I keep caving in by mid-day. Now, I've been 100% raw OTHER TIMES in my life. I stressed, planned, etc. and drew "a line in the sand" and made it stick. Today, yes, I guess I drew the proverbial line....and succeeded. I kept it simple. I knew the day would start with green juice....YES! Then I had no plan. There were strawberries that were looking like they had seen better days and it was…Continue
I am really struggling with a few ideas. I like the way it sounds to "flush the fat" out of my body by eating more cleansing fruits, etc....like 80-10-10. Even though I've never read the book (can't afford to buy it and can't find it in the library) I get the idea that it's LOTS of fruit and little fat/veggies.
I also don't know if I can afford to buy the fruits and such that will accomodate to supply the amount of calories on a 80-10-10 diet. Can someone alaborate on…Continue
Do you ever feel like you have so much information in your head, you don't know which way to turn? I am feeling that way.
I feel like my body is crying out for a major change. I have been on and off raw and different extremes of raw for awhile. I am having some joint issues now and aches and pains that I want to heal from.
I am interested in low-fat raw vegan, but does this mean HIGH CALORIE raw vegan? Seems like everything I read on lfrv includes a TON of calories. I…Continue
Today is the first day I have been able to exercise and totally have stuck to my guns with raw foods!
I know that healing is coming my way. I am looking forward to seeing changes, but mostly FEELING the changes!
Today I had a luscious green smoothie with these ingredients:
Dinner will probably be a beautiful salad.
I have not had enough…Continue
IN or OUT
UP or DOWN
YES or NO
ALL OR NOTHING
I guess I am an all or nothing kinda person. I admire so much the kind of people who can do "75%" raw, feel great...go on living and never think twice.
If I try to stay "high raw", I tend to slip, and crash.....and burn.
I crave processed foods, when I'm eating them. Even if it's a food that is considered "healthy", it causes me to crave JUNK FOOD.
I know there are foods that I eat,…Continue
RAW IS IN ME.
This is what I've become. I tried to focus on what everyone else recommended for me to eat while doing this hardcore workout. Let me just tell you, my body let me know right fast that is misses the fresh, plant proteins. I noticed yesterday that I felt exhausted. At first I thought it was from getting up so early, but now, I think it's from lack of veggies and fruits. I know NOW that RAW IS IN ME. It is who I am....I am a raw foodist. I might not be 100%, but I…Continue
First week down and I am feeling great. I am totally craving greens and almonds. Not sure why, except I KNOW I'm not getting enough raw veggies or enough raw anything in my diet lately. I have totally been focused on getting protein. I am exhausted today, but that's from getting up at 4:30 to get my workout started by 5, because I had to get to work early today. As far as the workout goes, I LOVE IT.
I am adding tons more raw today and so happy to do so. I am drinking…Continue
Added by Wendi Grant on March 26, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Loving Tony Horton and his workout style! I have followed and tried so many other fitness women....hated their speech, either too whiny or toooo butch (sorry for the term) but Tony seems to be "gym rat" "not excuses" but not in a hateful way, just do your personal best.
Today was tough. I made it through....but didn't do each exercise as long as the pros did, but feel great. Muscles are sore...feeling great!
Raw intake is not so much, but I felt myself CRAVING…Continue
I woke up this morning, ready to "go". I am starting a new chapter in my journey. With DH, we are doing P90x starting tomorrow. I have researched as much as I possibly have time to. I am worried about getting enough calories and protein on strictly 100% raw foods. I am adding, temporarily, to my diet: greek yogurt, and tofu. I am slightly worried about the tofu, but I bought organic, so....I'm gonna feel good about using it.
I know everyone preaches GREENS, but I'm just not sure…Continue
Starting on a 40 day Lenten Fast. I have just come off of a 40 day liquid fast. I have felt though that my diet is already slipping, so..... for me, it seems to work to think of myself as fasting for healing.
raw chili from Rawvolution with leftovers for dinner.
Making sure I am drinking half my body weight in ounces of water.
I am also going to start skin brushing and getting some exercise 5-6…Continue
I am getting excited to be near the end of my fast. My partner's last day is tomorrow. Her goal was 30 days. I started this journey with 10 days in mind, and God quickly intervened. I felt in my heart that 40 days would break my addictions to certain foods. As I look through the cabinets daily, dreaming of EATING, I realize that this addiction will probably be a life-long struggle. I have come to realize though, that with God's help, I can continually make healthier choices. I can…Continue
I've been on this fast, and I'm doing great.
Here's the problem:
I am getting burned out on frozen smoothies for breakfast. I guess for breakfast I am going to have to start just juicing. I would love to hear some EASY favorites that don't require frozen berries/fruit.
I DON'T like UNfrozen bananas in my smoothies, I don't like the texture. I thought of just doing some oj, apples, greens, ginger in the blender????? Maybe I'll just stick to juice in the…Continue
I haven't had time to post or even get online this last week, but I wanted to jump on this morning and write about the last week.
I had a very close friend who is in a health crisis and wanted to start a juice fast (after watching, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead"). After talking with her on the phone, I decided I would do a 10 day liquid fast with her. I told her that I could not do juice only, but agreed...even in my own heart that IT IS TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE.
Our starting Date…Continue
As I wrap up my year, I ponder to myself, "what went RIGHT and what didn't"
I say to myself, "self, you can do better, you want to be healthy and strong, so you HAVE TO do better"
I know that it is coming up on my 1 year anniversary since I joined RFR.....I wanted to accomplish so much this year. I started out strong, but somehow, time slipped away and I lost focus. This year I know that I MUST FOCUS. My body and spirit NEED me to focus on my health. I am a different…Continue