1 9/29 BM: 2 H2O: 3 qts Earned Workout: Spinning + some abs + 20 min sauna + 30 min nude sunbathing 32 oz veggie juice ( napa cabbage, romaine lettuce, celery, garlic, hot peppers, beet leaves & stems) Handful Cashews Walking lunges & backward lunge, leg press, ham curls, ab crunch, push ups, balance, 1 mile fast walk Green Salad, Pineapple, small handful of brazil nuts, apple
2 9/30 BM:1 (feel a bit backed up, I think I need to soak my nuts since I get bound up) 3 qts H2o IODINE Workout: 2 hour power yoga (feeling sore abs from yesterday) + 30 min nude sunbathing Banana & strawberries, Avocado &Tomato, A huge handful of cashews, Raw choco buckwheat granola Mixed nuts, Yellow beans, Mango
3 10/1 BM: 3+ Earned Breakfast: 60 Spinning class + 20 min sauna + 30 min nude sunbathing Banana, 32 oz veggie juice, Salad w/ dressing, iodine
4 10/2 BM: 1 30 min sunbathe Banana, corn salad, not tuna pate wraps, raw choco mousse, cinnamon tea, mango, corn salad, iodine 2 hr power yoga (totally healed my back myself)
5 10/3 BM: 3+ Raw granola, watermelon, mango, tomatoes, zucchini w/ goddess dressing, slice of apple w/ almond butter Earned breakfast: 60 min spinning, 1 mile run, push ups, 30 min sauna, 40 min sunbathe, iodine TRAIN FOR MINI TRIATHLON, 2 qts h20
6 10/4 BM: 1 16 oz juice (beet, tomato, parsley, etc), Black bean, rice, corn, guac burrito, mango, cinnamon tea, iodine, home made fries 90 min yoga (medium intensity), 1 qt H20
7 10/5 BM: 3+ Earned Breakfast: 60 min Spinning + 1 mile run +20 min sauna + 40 min sun bathe + iodone 24 oz veggie juice ( Anaheim chili, garlic, green onion, cilantro, bell pepper, romaine lettuce, celery) Salad w/ raw goddess dressing ½ carton raspberries, 2 peaches, ½ carton of strawberries, salad w/ raw goddess dressing, 4 brazil nuts, country potatoes 3 qts H20 Workout 2: 4 mile walk in 60 min
Here are cliff notes of the days I did not make a video.
Day 22: I’m inspired by my non raw buddy who attended a raw meal prep class. I learned 2 new raw recipes from her. The heavy foods sedate me, but held my appetite a long time.
Learned all about the sauna and some extra benefits I was unaware of. Now I am committed to using them regularly.
Last night my front end of my car was munched (aka hit) by a friend backing out of their driveway. I am trying to keep a positive attitude. It’s only “stuff”.
Diet: 24 oz green juice (collard greens, carrots, celery, and grapes) A tangerine A few kale chips A handful of cherry tomatoes New recipes: Not tuna pate w/ celery sticks…I couldn’t believe it had that essence of tuna salad, I will definitely make this again . Super satisfying and filling Chocolate mousse (from avocados) w/ strawberries. Ultra rich and filling . Those 2 dishes did the trick and kept me full for over 6 hours.
Workout: Woke up late for the gym. Ham curls, donkey kicks, adductor and abductor squeeze, Abs- the real deal Later in the day I did: 30 min toning: barbell squat, chest press, ab crunches, attempt at chin ups, walking lunges, and backward lunge.
70 min Baron Baptiste power yoga video with kids. Level 2. An old video, but really good for balance and upper body strength. I just felt like mixing things up this week and expose the kids to other styles of yoga other than my own.
Enjoyed 15 minuts in the sauna 2 times
Day 23: Feeling down a bit Working & Running errands, feeling down maybe too much salt & fat. Considering doing 80/10/10. Funny, it corresponds to Bunny Berry’s video.
16 oz green juice Kale chips- salty 2 bananas 2 apples Guacamole & salsa w/ a salad!: I had a tough time resisting the chips, beans & rice
Workout: 40 min power yoga 60 min Walk 20 min Sauna
Day 24- Friday: Fun filled Weigh in & Measurements: NO CHANGE, scale back up: Time to change the program Au Lac Restaurant in Huntington Beach Attended Jack Johnson’s Concert Bought Matthew Kenney’s book “Everyday Raw”. Looks like some fun stuff for me to make. 🙂 I know I can’t go wrong with his recipes.
Diet: 3 Qts H20 1 qt green veggie juice (yellow squash, carrots, celery, collards, bell pepper) 3 bananas Au Lac Raw Restaurant: shared with the family: chips & salsa, salmon rolls, seaweed soup, teriyaki salad, rainbow dessert
Workout: 40 min yoga 30 min walk
Day 25: Time to reassess “Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting different results.” Einstein Helped out with IEOPBC (organic produce co-op) All about produce prepping: sat in front of the sink washing, chopping, composting hoping to have an effortless week of raw, just on the simple stuff. Starla smacks some sense into me to stay with this challenge
Diet: 32 oz juice carrot, celery, 3 qts H20 Watermelon, pieces of pineapple, Tomato w/ onion Banana w/ choco sauce, almond butter, walnuts & cacao: this seems to be my fav raw binge food that saves me when I am ready to toss in the towel. “fried” onions
Workout: Off day Co-op: lifting, sorting, cleaning, etc…for 60 min Cardio ( 20 min bike) Sauna (15 min) Enjoyed a massage
Day 26: A Busy Body Reading through the book “4 Hour Workweek”. I love the quotes and that I already apply many of the suggestions in the book. I ask myself “Am I inspiring others to live up to their potential & enjoy optimal health?” I guess I can only be a living example and hope that it helps others. Teaching my brother & sister in law that raw can be good with simple meal prep. When will I be making food gourmet style? I can shoot for it, right?
Diet: Peach & Pineapple Pineapple Made dishes for non-raw family to sample: Corn Salad w/ ¼ avocado and tomato Fried Rice recipe from Jenna Norwood: Supercharge Me Spaghetti w/ meatballs Banana Cream Pie
Exercise: Feeling like I am bulking up..need more walking & yoga to lean out I love Bryan Kest…a new download is ready (poweryoga.com)
I did my 2 hour Sunday morning class w/ Bryan …green style (downloaded version vs. driving into Santa Monica) Sauna: 30 min Colonic Coconut Oil Hair Treatment Bentonite clay & Vita C facial Lip wax Sunning… a bit too much
Day 27: I finally made a video
I am sore from yoga and it feels so good! I wished I hadn’t eaten so many samples of raw recipes last night & not so late too. I missed my juice challenge yesterday. I want to do 2 weeks of juice for beauty…inspired by Angela Stokes. I wanted to juice and eat only fruits or veggies (no oil, salt, nuts), but I had prepared dishes just sitting in the fridge waiting for me.
Diet: 3 qts of H20 Last night leftovers of corn salad, spaghetti, & fried rice for breakfast Banana w/ almond butter, chocolate sauce, walnuts, a sprinkle of cacao nibs (that darn sugar fix again) Same as breakfast Leftovers again for dinner
Workout: None…I feel like a lazy bum! No sauna or tan Finally made a video Read a chapter of 4 hour work week Picking up more snowboard gear for the kids for this coming snow season.
OK, I think I decided to amp up my blogging skills and start vlogging. However, I still feel really silly about it. I am on youtube if you can believe it. I am actually part of a 100 day raw food challenge online. Here is My Day 1 Video. I have vlogged for a week now. I am obviously super low tech…LOL. I brought my camera to film my kids in gymnastics practice, and ended up making this while I was leaving. Why not, eh?
I just placed an order for more seeds. Yes, in the middle of summer. Most people order before spring, but a new gardener like me hasn’t established a system yet. I am sooo excited because I bought things that I have never even seen before like a red and orange carrot, black tomaotes, cinnamon basil, I mean the list goes on. I love the fact that I will grow things that are not only organic and biodynamic, but they are rare and uncommon. Who wants to grow the same exact thing that you can pick up at the market? I find the uniques varieties far more alluring.
I have also finished building four more 4×4 raised beds. I will use them for my kids gardening experiments for school science.
My ultimate gardening goal is to have a beautiful organic edible landscape that provides food sustainability that is super nutrient dense. It just makes sense to grow food rather than work on a lawn that serves no major purpose, especially since I am in Southern California which is experiencing a water crisis. It makes no sense to see miles of lawns in a place where we are in need of water. If you are going to be watering something you might as well be growing food.
I have really been enjoying learning as much as I can about gardening this year. I have been exposed to gardening with sea agriculture, rock dust, ormus, compost tea, worms, bees, bio dynamic, bio intensive, square foot method, and so on. I can’t say that my garden is flourishing out of control like many gardeners are experiencing right now. I learned I was missing nitrogen from my soil and that stunts the growth of the plant. So, while researching online I found many sites talking about urine in their garden as a great source of nitrogen. WHAT?!?! Ok, this immediately repulsed me….NO WAY am I going to PEE in my garden. Well, then it started making a bit of sense. I mean, I would go to the garden shop and put chicken and bat poop in the garden. So that’s just as gross, right? I started thinking about my diet and the fact that I eat raw foods. I eat sprouts, seaweeds, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, superfoods, and so forth. All of which would go into a compost bin safely. I don’t consume any animal products. Anyhow, I started to apply it to my garden…go figure… I am seeing peppers that are finally producing rather than the flowers just falling off. My teeny tiny canteloupe has tripled in size. I know it sounds disgusting, but proof is in the ….PEE…LOL.