love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
Today marks the day of my 30 day Reboot Your Life challenge based on the documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Basically, I will juice veggies and fruits for breakfast and lunch, and have a “normal” dinner with as little carbs as possible. I am not going to be too restrictive in that I’ll still have my morning coffee with milk and sugar, and I won’t make a big deal out of having something “off plan.” Though I would love to lose another 10 pounds*, I’m doing this as a way to retrain my palate and really clear myself inside and out.
Just like I’m working on improving my relationship to Self and Spirit, I cannot neglect my body as part of that equation. I feel like I’ve done a number on her in these years of fertility meds, high stress living, and more, and frankly I owe it to myself to get my health in order as well.
I don’t want this to be entirely restrictive because I know that things that are done out of compulsion rarely feel good for me. I want to embody health, not punish myself into it. Furthermore, if treating my body well is part of my spiritual exercise, the more natural it feels—that I’m doing it because I want to not because I should- the better for me.
My official start date is Feb 1, but I’m using these next two days as a warm up. Last night I made a spinach, carrot, apple, lemon, kale juice that was DELICIOUS. Even LA wanted seconds. I’m not quite sure what I’ll have for my mid morning/afternoon juice yet.
Here’s a pic of the juice from last night:
*I am 4’11 and was 134 about a month ago. I cut waaaaaay down on my Pepsi addiction and am down to 129.4 today. My ideal weight is 115-117, which is what I was before I gained sympathetic pregnancy weight in ’08 🙂