Jul 20, 2010

Beginning the cleansing...

Happy Tuesday :) A little chilly but BEAUTIFUL weather nonetheless. How were your weekends?

I spent my entire weekend at college with the girls for another one of our intensive course modules titled "Life Quality and Design". Sounds good huh? Well it was.
The BEAUTIFUL picture above is of the Medicine Wheel we took time to create together as a class, with the theme of that day being WATER (Saturday was Earth and in a fortnight we look at Air and Fire). I LOVE going to college. My class is like a bunch of close-knit school girls that LAUGH, share, cry, LOVE and thoroughly enjoy one anothers company. I think collectivley we're all wondering what we're gonna do once it's all over!

So I had my notes ready, my bag packed and my prepared food all ready to go. A few of the things I snacked on included this CHOC-BERRY-BANANA smoothie I made for brekkie running out the door which was SOOOO YUMMY...

Bananas, blueberries, cacao, water, brazil nuts, maca, lucuma, protein powder, and lecithin

A BIG kale salad...

With tomatoes, pumpkin, broccoli, mushies and some beet-buckwheat crackers

And to keep me going during class I had my own nibble mix of pepeitas, sunflower seeds, goji berries and cacao beans... and later got a SPIRULINA FRUIT WHIP from the cafeteria. I had been reading again on spirulina and why it is so FANTASTIC but I'm not a huge fan of the taste of it - but ironically it's exactly what I felt like on Saturday morning. And so why waste a perfect opportunity to FEED my body with the stuff!

Monday at work (in the office) wasn't so great. I had some stuff come up for me over the weekend at college so I was feeling unlike my usual self emotionally, mentally and physically - but I was grateful that I made something different to look forward to at lunch time. My favourite spiced carrot soup, with some more beet-buckwheat crackers.

I later had a session with my coach which was INVALUABLE, and we spoke about what came up over the weekend. I also had my first ever French Nail Polish done on the walk over as I had time to kill, and felt like I needed some self-care. After a lifetime of nail biting, MSM had been AMAZING for my nails and now they are LONG! They look so beautiful :)

The past week gone, I feel that my eating is alot cleaner as I've gone off eating all DRIED FRUITS. It's been 7 days now and I plan on continuing for a whole month. Why? Well basically because I feel I eat too much of the stuff. I LOVE IT! But I also feel that cleaning and cleansing my system is of more importance right now, and that means no dried fruit.
In addition to that, I want to see for myself that I can actually live without it! Ha! It's enjoyment for me sure, but recently I've been munching away of a little too much more out of habit, and dried fruit is something that I have trouble stopping at one or two bits. My tongue still has a faint white coating hinting towards some candida and parasites of which I intrisically feel are present within me... and dried fruit would be doing absolutley nothing but helping those nasties THRIVE!

So I've put it out there. You're all holding me accountable. One month. No dried fruit. SO far so good. GREAT in fact!

And very shortly I'll be embarking on a JUICE FEAST for further cleansing. I'm really looking forward to it. Just doing all the planning now. I'll keep you posted :)

Thanks Mother Nature for the SUNSHINE :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Christie, what course are you doing? Sounds great, very interesting. x