Getting Back to ME…
First, I should start off with Happy New Year!!! I know it’s the first day of March, but technically, it’s still the beginning of 2017. I hope you guys are well, pursuing greatness and conquering your fears. 2016 was a very trying year for most; however, we cannot become stagnant in our thinking, learning, and living our best life. If you’re in a negative head space, take a deep cleansing breath and exhale. Let go of the “can not” and focus of the “can.” Leave the “I don’t know” and “coulda, woulda, shoulda” in your rearview. There is no room for negative energy: people, places, or things in “the now.” Choose to live, laugh while you do it, and learn along the way.
Having a positive attitude is the blueprint to a solid foundation for a healthy and productive life. It starts with a healthy mind. A healthy mind produces a healthy body, which is the link to fulfilling your God-given purpose. A few years ago I wanted to change my eating habits, not that they were bad but there is always room for improvement. Green smoothies helped transform my life. I lose weight, slept better, felt energized, and looked amazing in and out of my clothes. J Well, months into my progress, all hell broke loose. I noticed my hair started falling out and a few other personal abnormalities. Doctor visit after doctor visit, I became depressed. I stopped my smoothies thinking they were the reason. Fast forward after spending hundreds of dollars on co-pays, the cause was discovered and I had to undergo major surgery. I’m still battling, but I’m not where I was this time last year. I’m finally getting back to being ME.
Life will sometimes throw a curveball or three, give you lemons, and everything in between. Obstacles come to strengthen us, to inspire us, or to push us to the next phase in our lives. It’s called growth. It’s called resilience. It’s called ‘I refuse to be defeated.’
Well, I’m proud to report that today I started my green smoothies again. I am ready to say good riddance to the unwanted weight I gained recovering from surgery. I am ready to get rid of insomnia keeping me up at night. I guess as a writer the insomnia isn’t all that bad, but hell, I need to sleep. LOL. Our bodies need rest to function properly and effectively. And since it’s Ash Wednesday, the start of lent, what better time than now to make a sacrifice for personal, physical, and spiritual growth!
The picture above is of the green smoothie a had today. It consists of: kale, green apples, honey, and water. I make a pitcher of it each morning and sip on it throughout the day. I don’t eat any cheese, which I absolutely love, bread, pasta, beef or pork, or any white sugar during this time. I do yoga and meditate to help keep me in a good head space because it’s easy to get distracted. I hear the cheese calling me now.
Our bodies need a good detox every now and then. Detoxifying is ridding the body of unhealthy substances removing harmful organisms, chemicals, and toxic metals while cleansing your colon, liver, and kidneys. Green smoothies are one way I choose to detox. combined with drinking half my body weight in water and green tea. I am well on my way to getting back to ME.
Now I’m not telling you to change your life and follow my practice you have to do what works best for you, and please consult with your physician before starting any regimen. Remember, a healthy life equals a healthy YOU!
I’ll update you guys on my progress.
Until next time, Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, & Be You