Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
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 wrapped up in preparing my family's dinner, I forget about myself. The last 9 days I have focussed on eating a simple dinner. Last night was simple guacamole in a lettuce wrap. Later, when I was hungry, I grabbed some kimchi (instead of a high fat snack). I am looking for lower fat items to snack on like fruits or high fruit/green smoothies with a small amount of fat. I am trying not to worry about it so much.
My family had a huge birthday party, a Quinceanera, to go to and there was NOTHING raw insight. I had a wonderful Spanish rice, some spicy pinto bean soup, and some noodle dish that had some sliced peppers and such in it. I enjoyed my meal, really enjoyed it...and decided to eat a small portion and not beat myself up. WHO CARES, really if I at a non-raw meal???? Why in the world, all these years, have I put such pressure on myself. NOW, that being said, I know that the MORE RAW I am....THE BETTER I FEEL.
Also, the last 9 days I started a new workout program. I have "Turbo Fire" from beachbody.com, and I LOVE her program. It is high-intensity, high cardio (but the workouts so far are not that long!)....I have already lost a few inches just in my hips (AMAZING) and I am losing weight, but the HUGE bonus is losing the inches and having MORE ENERGY!!!!
THE KEY TO AWESOME HEALTH IS DIET AND EXERCISE!!! WOOOO-HOOOOOO!!!