Lean Mean And Green!

What’s your favorite color? For me I would have to say that I don’t have just one favorite color because my favorite color changes with whatever mood I happen to be  in.

Today it happens to be green. There is just something soothing about it. When I  see green I think health, vitality, prosperity and it always triggers my mind to think of nature.

It’s day six on the Whole 30 challenge and I’ve eaten my fair share of things that are green and although I’m feeling pretty good I will say that fatigue has hit hard the last couple of days!

IMG_5060I’ve slept great and although I had hopes of sleeping in this morning my body woke me up at the regular ole time of 4:30 raring to go!

It never ceases to amaze me the changes your body and mind goes through after you have indulged in way too much sugary crap and then switch back to eating clean. It’s like your body starts rebelling and well it can make you a little mean or at least irritable! 😈

Other than minor “meanness” and fatigue I feel like I’ve made it over the hump and really loving the leanness I feel along with the clearness of both my mind and complexion.

Loving this Whole 30 thing! Give it a try!!

My diet has pretty much consisted of lots of veggies, fruit , clean lean meats, eggs,nuts and seeds. I also have been drinking lots of water, getting adequate exercise and I’m going to insert a little subliminal message here…….

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Chiropractic adjustments! If you have never given your spine a check up I highly recommend you do. Chiropractic is not just for alleviating pain. We all live with sublaxations on our spines from everyday activities and even though the pressure of those sublaxations on the spinal nerves at a minimal are as heavy as a dime it can interrupt the life  flow to every organ in your body therefore causing a multitude of symptoms.

A Chiropractic adjustment releases that pressure and allows that life to flow back through those nerves to allow your body to function at an optimal level!

I started chiropractic care about 7 years ago and can’t live without it. It took me from having to have allergy shots and being on all kinds of allergy meds to being on none and struggling very little with symptoms. Not only has it pretty much cured my allergies I rarely experience sickness.

GET YOUR SPINE CHECKED!

As I get this lean mean and green Saturday started I wanted to share something green and delicious with you.

Smoothies are near and dear to my heart and I love the fact you can throw whatever you like in a blender and enjoy your fruits and veggies in a different way!

20120328-120300 1 Frozen banana

1 Cup unsweetened  almond milk

A couple of handfuls of spinach and kale

1 Tbsp of almond butter

Ice cubes and water to adjust thickness

Blend, whirl and slurp!

I’m kicking it with green today baby all the way down to my shoe laces!

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Cheers…. Here’s to health! :mrgreen:

Blend Baby Blend!

I have to share a little secret with you…..I have a blender in my bathroom! Now before you get completely disgusted with me let me explain.

Two years ago during my divorce I moved in with my younger sister and although we are pretty much like ships that pass in the night with our schedules and lifestyles I can not blend my smoothies in the wee hours of the morning without disturbing her!

Why you ask?

This is not just a blender  it’s a BlendTec which will pulverize anything into pure smoothie deliciousness but while it’s doing its special smoothie thing it is extremely LOUD! Yes this is the culprit …….guilty as charged! blender2 I’ve always enjoyed smoothies and love love love to make frozen bananas into soft serve ice cream but as I’ve mentioned before Shakeology is the new love in my life and to go without it just won’t do so it’s to the bathroom I go to blend baby blend! Shakeology_Choco_GreenAre you drinking this stuff yet? If not you don’t know what you are missing! IMG_4235 I dare you…no I triple dog dare you……..—–> Shakeology

Putting all that secretive blender saga to the side I wanted to share something that happened to me this morning. Yesterday happened to be a bit of a trying day. Between my own frustration with life, the air conditioning on the blitz at work in this 90 plus degree weather and trying earnestly to know how my passions fit into Gods perfect will for my life I truly was a frazzled puddle of tears by the time I got home. My cry to God went something like this….God WHY me? …WHY  does it have to be this way?… WHY?! ….sobbing….God  would you please help me?!?!?

Of course the enemy was loving this all the while screaming his accusations and lies in my ears….”You can’t do that” ….”You’re not strong enough”….”That is never going to happen”…”This is the way it will be for the rest of your life”! Yes I was completely down in a pit of despair but God is faithful in the fact that He hears every one of our cries and is eager to speak to our frantic hearts. My  last prayer before bed last night was God please give me a picture of how you see me in all of this confusion!

One of my favorite scriptures is Zephaniah 3:17…..The  Lord  your God is in your midst,  a mighty one who will save;  he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. All I can say is that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He indeed was whispering and singing over me last night because my picture came to  me this morning in the form a Facebook friends status. I did not get his permission to use this but honestly don’t think he would mind…. IMG_4234What a perfect picture of just how our heavenly Father loves to see us live out our passions! He’s not some big ogre in the sky ready to stomp on our dreams but He delights to see us use our gifts and talents that He gave us! He wants us to dream and to dream BIG!  This just served to remind me that the fact I’m so passionate about health, fitness, cooking and a multitude of other things is that He’s the one that put those things in my heart for me to live out to bring Him glory! So you will have to excuse me if my eyes light up when going through the produce section at the grocery store, when I stumble over my words when talking about working out and Shakeology or I get misty eyed watching my two sisters getting into exercise and wanting to eat healthier! These things are what are near and dear to my heart. It’s my passion to help people want to live out happy and healthier lives and after reading this simple status update this morning I know my Father in heaven smiles at me and it warms His heart seeing me doing what I love to do!

Don’t ever dismiss those dreams and those things that you hold dear to your heart because they were put there for a reason !

Let’s DREAM BIG!

By the way Guinea is down another pound and feeling cool as a cucumber! 🙂 IMG_4237