I have gained some new followers lately- and always like to remind my readers- what The Daily Kale is all about. I first of all- started The Daily Kale to inspire my sweet Mama. We don't live close at all to each other, and the internet is a great way for us to connect besides the phone of course ;) So in my attempt to get my mom healthier- I share as much healthy knowledge I can. I know I share lots of vegan recipes, but I am not one thing. I'm not just vegan. I do love cheese. And I also love sushi. Not the vegan kind. I also would like to remind you though that in addition to all those things "I love" sometimes they aren't the best for us. But all of us are not created equally. I have an ear problem. And still dealing with it until further notice unfortunately. I avoid dairy as much as I can. But yes- I do I do love cheese so much. It just is not the best thing for people who have ear problems. Or so I have read, and so I have noticed. When I don't eat it- I have less complications, etc. As well as fish. I have it about once a week, if that. If not I'm a 'vegetarian'. But whose into labeling? Who really cares ? We just need to eat to nourish ourselves. The junk is what is GONE completely. If I eat badly- it's probably some healthy packaged snack. I never ever- go to McDonald's or have some nasty french fries. I might not be skinny. But I sure as hell take care of the inside of my body.
Perhaps I eat too much of a good thing. Don't we always have too much of a good thing? Well maybe not all of you- who have it under control. But for myself. I over indulge in the good stuff, every so often. But my cholesterol is not going up because of it- is yours? Anywho- kinda went off on a tangeant, about what this post is all about after all!
So on this inspiring Monday. I hope your watching The Biggest Loser by the way! That in itself is SO freaking inspiring. All of those people pushing themselves so hard. To change their lives. With dreams of becoming a healthier, lighter, happier person. They transform. Has there ever been a time in your life you think back on and want to go back to? I sure do. I remember last year. When I went on the best vacation of my entire life so far. I went to Cancun, Mexico. For my best friends wedding- who you'll get to know later on in this post. I had the best time there, because it was no ordinary vacation. There was no technology involved, besides my camera. I really connected with all of nature and the love of my life, my boyfriend. We spent nights, sitting by the beach, listening to the water, talking about our future, our past. I remember the feeling of the warm water. And floating, in it- looking out into the endless ocean I was apart of. I also pushed myself. I'm not the most active person:/ I'm not gonna lie! We went on this Tulum something or other adventure! And that sh*t was crazzzzzzy. We went zip lining, and then of course this thing I was scared out of my mind to do. The repel. I was shaking so hard. SO HARD. I mean seriously. I felt like I could die? Yet my boyfriend was ready to do it twice. I dunno why I was scared actually- cause I pretty much have never been that scared of heights, I thrived off of them when I was little. But, times change. And I didn't feel secure doing this. Because you had to rely on your strength, or this hand thing you had to do- either way- I didn't get it and didn't trust myself, nor my tour guide :/ BUT that being said, they let me go down, with them pulling my down instead. That also was very scary to me. But I did it. When I got done, my whole body was shaking and scared. But I did it!
That feeling of being connected with the earth, being active, eating beautiful amazing food. MY GOD, Feeling so free, and feeling calm and peaceful. it was the most beautiful experience. Might I mention I saw my best friend get married to her best friend :)
I also quit the job I hated, when I got back. Lots of things changed from that trip. Including me getting to know myself. I know that the person I was there is who I want to be all the time. Some times living where I live, I steer far away from that emotional, nature- connection I once had in Mexico. But I always remember that beautiful memory. So we have to remember. This is really true. Life is about making memories, those are all we have in the end. The memories.
I lost my dad when I was 18 years old. For a long time I was mad and hated everything about anyone mentioning their father and their good times together. I refused to even look at things involving him. Cause I put all those feelings away- I stored that anger. Once I realized it was ok to think about my dad, it's okay to tell people about the memories, and it not be weird. Now I feel free, talking about him. Because I don't want to ever forget him- I have many thankful memories of him. I'll never forget. :) He inspires me to stay healthy and be happy.
Now to my friend, Elizabeth. She is 26. and just completed her 2nd marathon. My friend inspires me. Because in her world- anything is possible. And if she wants to do it- she will. She's an inspiration for me and for so many others in a healthy way. This is the same best friend who had her beautiful wedding in Mexico btw. Check her out! She did it! x 2!
Ok ya'll. Please from the words of Tara Stiles, 'who made the rules?'
Go out there and do whatever you want!
<3 I love ya'll.