Work it OUT:.
So as promised to myself- after being sick for a ridiculously too long amount of time.
I am b e t t e r. And committed to my workout program. VERY happy with myself right now. For real. The key to all of this- to partaking in a workout schedule, is to Schedule. I used to schedule and then just scratch it out after not doing it. And that never made me feel good. Another key is do it early. For me, thats not always easy. I don't wake up very early, and I usually like to relax in the morning. But again, I am at the current time re molding my lifestyle. Obviously as I said before things were not working out the way they used to be. So I'm trying something new- it's not completely easy. But I am seeing results and I am feeling better. Which is enough to keep me interested. I wanted to show you some photos of my hard work this week with of course the help of my polar watch. I LOVE this thing. It keeps me so accountable and I actually feel excited putting it on and seeing the end results after my workout. I def. recommend.
Soooo far this week. I've had 1 rest day ( Monday) & yes I've been writing this all down. I have a whole schedule, that I write what I do and check off daily. Super helpful!
I have a photo shoot tomorrow and still plan on working out in the morning before hand! Now thats commitment for me. Not normal Krysten at all. And for that, I'm proud. We don't have to keep doing or going about our life the way it's always been. Make a change. Just do it. You don't have to keep going in circles. Make a change if you don't like something and be patient. I keep reminding myself everyday this isn't temporary. I'm in the process of making it a habbit. ANd it's going to take time. HAVE TO BE PATIENT!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay active & healthy :)
What's Been Going On- Wednesday.
Soooo. I feel I have sooooooo soo much to tell you. And not much has even happened the past couple of weeks. But before all that- I just want to update on you on what's been going on with me! And then YOU can post in the comments below, what's been going on with YOU :) SO I can know about your updates!
First off. I am in the last days of being sick. WHEW! Praise the Lawd! I usually get sick for about a day- then it goes away. Not sure what my immune system was thinking this time. But it was not fighting off this thing. Sadly :( But oh well. It happened. That was that. I am back catching up on my life now. I feel like I just woke up after a whole week. I don't even feel like this past week happened. I had been in my house every single day. Coughing my lungs out :( And it sucked really badly. I had soooo much plans. I was so excited to get back to work, go to auditions, get back to working out. etc etc. HOWEVER. I think sometimes these things happen. Well, I know. For myself, actually. Not think. That this happens to wake us up. Because obviously our bodies are telling us the way we are living is NOT okay. You get sick because your life is not working out in the right way, whether depressed, or just not eating right, drinking too much, drugs, etc. These all can make you sick. Because your not happy. Truly happy. The main thing that keeps people well is if their happy & healthy. Both go hand and hand. I honestly hadn't been treating myself the way I deserve. I was staying up very late. Not working out daily. And eating too much or drinking too much. I was still on holiday mode. And for me to even say that annoys me. "Holiday Mode' what do I even mean by that. I understand for the holidays we eat a bit too much, drink more than normal. But only at those 2 events. Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Or at least, thats how I think it should be. My over indulging continued throughout the holiday season onto my birthday. Until it all ended. On my birthday. Funny how that works out. I wake up, in Big Bear on our trip. On my birthday, feeling like crap. Couldn't swallow- felt horrible. That was my wake up call. My body finally decided to show me that this cannot continue.
-And I totally get it. I'm actually thankful. I have never been so happy to not be sick and be healthy and be able to go outside and workout. And breathe. Swallow and it not hurt. Enjoy cold beverages (smoothies & ice lattes, no margaritas here! :/) I mean seriously. What a great reminder. I feel so rejuvenated right now. SO thankful to not be sick anymore. I was very annoyed with myself at even getting to that point but oh well. Nothing makes up for the respect I have now for feeling good. And understanding what we have to do to take care of ourselves to not let it happen again. I understand somethings are inevitable, but not the ability our immune system has to fight things off. And I'm not even sure mine was working. I had mashed it to the ground from the way I was previously living. No mos. No mos.
I am telling you this story- because I want to inspire you. I want you to understand not everyone, even when you think they do- not everyone has it together. There is always something going on with someone. Something we have no idea. I am still working on myself everyday. All the battles I have to overcome. All the ones ahead. But by working out/eating healthy. Being creative. I'm making myself stronger for those experiences to come.
Here is some photos of my trip in Big Bear. Regardless of the 2nd day getting sick. The first was very fun. And seeing that beautiful big ole lake was AMAZING. Amazing. So beautiful.
I hope ya'll have a great day! :) I'll be posting much more from now on :)
Well belated- that is. My birthday was Monday. Yipee! :) Well to be truly honest, I have not been feeling well at all :( I got "sick"-ish starting monday. Not completely sick- and won't ever be. Cause I usually kill whatever starts in 1-2 days with ginger & wellness formula, and emergen-c. Gargling salt water, eating garlic. Etc. Etc. I go allll the way- the all natural way. Although last night I really wasn't feeling good, like my body was actually sore :( but thats over now. Just my throat. And I'm doing one thing people sometimes don't do and don't realize how important it is. I'm literally doing nothing and sitting down. Well I have been on the computer all day pretty much, watching TV. Thankfully I'm off. Cause talking hurts :/ But yes. Doing nothing. Rest. Key ingredient to getting better. Although I had promised myself, similar to "new year resolutions'. That after my birthday would be the new year for me. But thats okay! I have to do this in order to get better and I understand that.
So at least with the time I've had off, I've been writing, listening to music. And now writing a plan. Yep. A plan. I love em' what can I say. So I don't know if you ever feel this way- but once you start feeling better, after being under the weather. I have the insane feeling to cleannn everything. Like everything. I want everything to be clean. I keep washing my face. Cause it's just gross to me after being sick. I want to feel clear and mhmmm breathe in fresh air. That feeling of rejuivantion. After feeling great that you won over being sick. Ah ha! Sickness! My body is stronger than you!' :)
So now I'm in the cleaning phase. Not totally healed myself. But instead of working out- which I reallllly want to do very badly. I miss my polar watch :'( Tomorrow though. Today I will be cleaning up the house. And feeling refreshed in that way! Tomorrow I'll break a sweat, and not from all the ginger I've been drinking. Cause I'll be taking a brisk walk around the park and neighborhood! Before going back to work tomorrow. After a veryyyyy long break.
Alright. So time to make changes. My friend just did a 2 day detox. Drank 2 whole jugs of I don't even know what, but kudos to her. Any who- it inspired me. I feel like after being sick, and yes I blame cheese 100 %. I tell you I love cheese, but it truly makes me get sick.E v e r y time. When I was 'vegan' I never ever got sick. ever. Because I was not eating mucus. Makes sense. No dairy for me, for a while. Until I learn moderation for it. Lol. I truly love it. But I'm cheese'd out. So in order for me to clean up and clear the inside of me and feel refreshed, I've decided to do my own modified cleanse. After looking up a lot on particular ones. No, I don't want to do a juice one, mainly cause I don't have a juicer anymore :( So I can't afford to buy juices daily. But I feel a green smoothie(if made the right way) is a great alternative to detox. I will be replacing Breakfast & lunch with a green smoothie. And dinner will be a light vegan meal. For 13 days.
Yep. 13. I chose 13. Because I truly wanted to do a long cleanse. And I chose to keep 1 meal, cause it keeps me sane. As long as I keep it light, and vegan. I'm in the clear. For myself. You can alter it the way you please.
Every Smoothie will have 1 cup of greens in it. Either Kale and or Spinach.
I'll be making my recipes -"Blueberry Pie Smoothie" & My "Cafe Verde" Smoothie.
Blueberry Pie Smoothie:
3/4 cup unsweetened almond/coco milk
1 tbsp chia
1/2 cup blueberries
1 cup spinach
handful of kale
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
Cafe Verde Smoothie:
1 scoop Garden Of Eden coffee protein powder
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1-2 cups spinach
handful of kale
3/4 cup unsweetend almond/coco milk
For dinner. It can be a range of things.
Red quinoa with veggies with cashew cheeze /or/ pumpkin seed pesto, sweet potato/butternut squash with veggies, Spaghetti squash with veggies. The list goes on and on
Alright guys & gals. There you have it. I hope this helps you, inspires you. Etc. Etc. I am already feeling good just thinking about the way I will feel after 13 days. Starting this tomorrow. And don't even make the excuse of not having groceries. I've got enough to make do until Friday. so I'm going friday to restock- get the essentials.
I'm excited, for you. and for me. lets do this. Lets not waste any more time of our lives. I'm ready to get back in the game and out of this miserableness in my house with a cough. Bleh! Over it. Can't wait to get out doors.