Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Day 1 In Process, Divide and CONQUER!! :D

My eyes flew open this morning and I could hardly wait to get out of bed and begin this journey to health, happiness, and total healing! My first attempt at breakfast turned out to be a flop! The watermelon was pale pink and flavorless. Next, we moved to a big, fat smoothie in the Vitamix. YUM! It was a magical mix of spinach, strawberries bananas, dates, orange juice, and carrot juice. That one didn't last long; we polished it off like vikings on a raid! lol

The smoothie batch for the day was made with nanners, blackberries picked from our land, dates, and strawberries. I love being able to grab a Mason jar full of healthy, mouthwatering goodness anytime I get hungry throughout the day while enthralled in writing and taking care of assignments.

I feel so very liberated on this fine fall day. Never again will I obsess over dieting and how much weight I can lose before (insert meaningless date here). God, family, health, warmth, safety, happiness, and love are now my highest priorities. The weight will take care of itself and I cannot wait to witness it melting off!

So, an upcoming challenge will be to force myself into bed at a decent hour and remain there for at least nine hours or so. My body will be working hard to detox and heal. There will be no room for ignoring its wants and needs during this regeneration process.

I am so blessed to have found this path and oh so thankful for my supportive and loving family. My husband is along for this mystical ride and I could not love him more than on this very day. :D

I'm thinking an awesome walk in nature is on the docket for this evening. Washington State is gorgeous all year round but even in the fall it shares many different colors and delights. This weekend we will be taking the kiddos to the local pumpkin farm for hay rides, pumpkin and fresh flower picking, photographs, and the ever popular corn and hay mazes! WHOOT! I must be more excited than the kids even! lol 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A New Dawn and it IS Also About My Weight :D

I have always known that there had to be more to life than feeling like this. The sluggishness, the fat rolls, the cravings for salty or sweet--or both--must surely not be part of a healthy, happy, vibrant life. I have lost the sparkle in my eye and my zest for life. Depression and anxiety have taken me hostage and I am willing to do what it takes to break free, once and for all.

For countless moons now I have gone back and forth from diet to diet, always flirting with 80-10-10 but never willing to make a commitment. I will not make excuses; the truth of the matter is that if I had wanted to be thin and fit badly enough, I would have done so by now. I wanted the benefits but was too lazy and afraid to put the effort into it. Well, NOT ANY MORE! This decision has been a long time coming. 

If every cell in my body will have been regenerated and replaced seven years from now, shouldn't those new cells be replaced with healthy ones built by God and Mama Nature's fruit and veggies? Additionally, I have tons of weight to lose in order to reach my desired goal. It's not ALL abut vanity, of course, it is simply not healthy at all to be even 5% overweight. My weight problems are robbing me of my spirit and happiness; it is time to alter the playing field!

So, how does one begin such an intense overhaul? Well, it is as simple as knowing when you are ready and when the time is right. My demons have been wrestled to the ground and now they need to be put to rest. I will be getting tons of extra sleep, tons of fresh, clean well water, as many fruits and veggies as I care for, and moving my body every day doing things that I love! If we learn to run, and play, and let go like we did as children; there will be no need for 'exercise'.

Who will join in the recreation of our human vessels? Can you imagine the differences in the photographs now versus seven years from now? Amazing!