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!

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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:

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut!

Let’s get a little nutty here okay?  Coconutty  to be exact. I’ve come to adore these things along with the multitude of others.

Growing up the only coconut I can remember eating was my grandmas coconut cream pie and my memory of that still makes my mouth water! Her pies were amazing!

Coconut has certainly come into the limelight lately and it amazes of all the health benefits that comes from this miracle nut.

The coconut is naturally occurring in saturated fat but it is so good for you and provides a number of profound health benefits, such as:
•Improving your heart health
•Boosting your thyroid
•Increasing your metabolism
.Promotes a lean body and weight loss if needed.
.Supports your immune system.

Coconut oil even benefits your skin when applied topically and has been found to have anti-aging, regenerative effects. Woo hoo! What girl doesn’t love the thought of that?

I keep a huge jar on my vanity in my bathroom and use it for moisturizer and it’s an excellent eye makeup remover!

My kitchen cupboards have become obsessed with it also covering everything from coconut oil, coconut flour, and I recently found a cooking spray.

I even experimented in making my own coconut butter.. Oh Me Oh My I could literally swim in this stuff! 😍

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Yes, one thing is for sure and that is that the coconut is very versatile. It can be eaten raw, dehydrated or in the form of butter. It’s excellent in baked goods and a plethora of sweet treats,

As much as I love these things I have to confess I’m hopeless in cracking these suckers open with grace and style…. Somebody Help Me!!!

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Pretty huh?

I’m on Day 2 of The Whole 30 and got creative thanks to Pinterest this morning with my breakfast.

IMG_4994It was an egg white with 1 egg , sautéed sliced apples with cinnamon  omelet with you guessed it….Coconut butter! Perfection!

Day 2 hasn’t been too bad. I found myself a little tired this morning but that also could be contributed to information overload at work! 😯

Yes, sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don’t or so the jingle goes but I think I will always be a little nutty it’s more fun. 😉

Again…. I’m Wholey Yours!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Between all the small challenges of life, the everyday things that suck the life out of you and changing jobs I’ve just been in a major blogging block but just as easy as those blocks come all of sudden my mind races with all sorts of things to write about.

If you’ve followed my blog at all you know the one thing I love to talk about is food, fitness and health but I have to confess that while I’m a healthy girl I do veer off the beaten path and indulge in too much crap and I then find myself having to jump back on track with a challenge.

I recently did a 40 day fast from meat, dairy, sugar of any kind, caffeine and anything processed. Although I was mainly doing that for spiritual reasons and taking the time to be in prayer about some things  I must say I’ve never felt better. After any type of fast though we all know what is likely to happen when you come off  of it and that is ….Binge!

It wasn’t a total binge but I have fallen back into sneaking ….Oh my sweet love….Candy Corn, coffee and of course CHOCOLATE!!!!

After about 2 weeks of this I’ve come to the conclusion that I do not Like the way I feel. All of this crap leaves me feeling on edge and just plain Yuck!20130320-170223

Soooo I’m back on track and going to do a little  Whole 30 Challenge with myself unless I can convince you to tag along with me through this! 🙂 Bueller? Bueller?

The Whole 30 is a 30 day challenge to abstain from sugar both natural and artificial, dairy, legumes, caffeine , processed anything and to eat and enjoy whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, clean meats, nuts, seeds and water, water, water.

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Check it out!!…… The Whole 30 Challenge

As the new week is here and yes yes I know Halloween is around the corner and yes I know I will have to lay down that chocolate laden brownie batter spoon and resist the temptation of eating a whole sleeve of Oreo’s but that’s what is kind of fun about a challenge! No pain no gain!

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It’s back to good ole wholesome food that I really do adore! …

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20120708-185018Alrighty then are you in or are you out? Regardless I’m in and I’ll be blogging about it to keep me accountable!

It’s only 30 days and I love a challenge!

Have a great and healthy day! 🙂