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.