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9 Oct

Ways in which to distract yourself while you are starving…

I’m three days into my five days of “fit into your wedding dress” green juice cleanse and I’m surviving! Truth is, day one is the worst and then it gets a bit easier. By day two I was on a high with all the energy. This doesn’t mean I’m not hungry or that I don’t have to hide in the bathroom while Brian eats his dinner every night…it just means I have more energy. I have found many ways to distract myself from the starvation the last three days….

1- researching Frank’s Halloween costume. Considering this is his first Halloween, I’m very excited. The top contenders…

1234Mario Lopez dresses his dog up as a 'Taco' for Halloween! LA6

thoughts? Any favorites?

2- doing wedding seating…which is a truly painful activity. I’ve had more fun at the dentist but it does pass the time when you are starving.

photo-353- watching television with my boys. All our favorite shows are back!

photo-404- organizing our kitchen to make room for all of our new wedding gifts. Seriously, it’s just insane the amount of fabulous gifts that arrive at our door each day. So blessed.

photo-385) monday night movie dates with my momma and brother. We saw “Gravity” and it was INTENSE. Made me totally forget I was starving and also gave me nightmares.

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inspiration, gratitude & surprises

10 May

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This week has been a really interesting one for me. I’ve been on a pressed juicery cleanse for the last four days. Today is day four of five. For a girl who loves to eat, I seriously can’t believe I’ve lasted this long on just juice. It seems impossible, really. Yes, I have done this cleanse before but only for three days. This time around I decided to take it up a notch and do a five-day cleanse and make it a level two. It’s been pretty intense actually. The first two days I was soooooooo miserable- I had a constant headache and could have slept all day. Not helpful when you have to work. But on day three I started to feel better- I actually felt buzzed and energetic! Something else really interesting happened to me while I was juicing this week- I HAD NO ANXIETY. Instead I felt incredibly present in my body, my heart and my thoughts. It is an empowering feeling.

This week has also been interesting because I had to make some big decisions about the direction of a project of mine. I’ve been led one way but I recently realized that it felt like the wrong direction. Making a choice to re-direct was hard for me but (fear-based thoughts around it) but I knew it was the right one. Another lesson in always trusting your gut.

*side note- I won’t be posting for the next week. Have a deadline to finish, a friend coming to stay with us and a trip to Sedona. But I ‘ll be back in a week!

What inspired me this week?

This beautiful post by Mary Beth La Rue. I’ve had these moments before and there is something so powerful in realizing you are exactly where you are meant to be.

This Is Water– WATCH THIS!

The garden Brian planted outside our bedroom window- It makes me so happy to wake up to! Oh and the love Brian has for his tomato plant may be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

my girlfriends Rachel and Sophie who have been on cleanses this week as well…we’ve kept each other going!

Brian’s project 30 post

What am I grateful for this week?

My health. Clarity of thought. Calmness of mind

What surprised me this week?

I’m pretty driven when I want to be- I can’t believe I’ve lasted this many days on just juice and no caffeine.

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“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”

– Steve Maraboli

I survived

15 Jan

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(one of my favorite pressed juicery flavors on the cleanse)

Raise your glasses! It’s time for a celebration! I survived a three-day juice cleanse! YAHOOOOO. If you can’t tell, I feel pretty damn accomplished. The first day was pretty miserable. The coffee withdrawal headache was no joke and my stomach growled deep within. I spent most of the day either shooting Brian dirty looks for eating (pizza, no less!), sleeping or complaining. I was not a happy camper. But, I didn’t break down and eat. I stayed on course and drank my six juices on schedule. Every time I thought I couldn’t possibly do it for three days I would simplify it and think…just get through the next hour. I took it step by step. The highlight of the day was juice 6- it’s an almond, date, vanilla bean, sea salt & filtered water bottle of heaven.

The second day I woke up feeling more energetic and decided to go to a 9am hot yoga class with Rachel & Sophie. It wasn’t my best idea. Note to self: When on a three-day juice cleanse avoid strenuous activities such as a yoga class in a 120 degree room. I felt as if I was going to pass out. I actually think I had an out-of-body experience. When I got back home, I curled up in a ball on the couch, in my sweaty yoga clothes and sipped on juice for a few hours. Around 1pm Brian and I decided to go to the movies and it was a fabulous distraction from my hunger. I spent two glorious hours in a dark room immersed in Argo. Then I spent the next four hours at home immersed in the Golden Globes. Then I went to bed. Avoidance was key.

The third day I woke up feeling really good. Of course, still hungry- I mean I hadn’t eaten in over two days for christ sakes! But I finally felt what everyone had been talking about. I felt energetic, light and clear! Oh, and my skin- never looked better.  It looked so hydrated and the tone so even. Better than a 200 dollar facial. The rest of the day was smooth sailing. I felt alive! That was until 6pm when all I could think about was grilled salmon, sautéed veggies and buttery chardonnay. I could almost taste it! I was so close though, so I cracked open an almond date juice and hid from Brian when he ate dinner.

All in all, I am totally a fan of juice cleanses. Yes, they are difficult. But, the juices from Pressed Juicery are fabulous and I feel like a million bucks today. So clean! It was the perfect thing to try during my month of health.

2013, just you wait, I feel unstoppable.

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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
Jim Rohn

inspiration, gratitude and surprises

11 Jan

Inspirations, gratitude and surprises

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I feel so damn happy and full of life. I’m so aware of how lucky I am to have so much love in my life. How lucky I am not to worry about money at the moment (I have in the past and it’s exhausting).  How lucky I am to have a partner in life who really takes being my partner seriously.  How lucky I am for my health. I recently learned a family member was diagnosed with brain cancer at 58, and the news has left me speechless. The other night in yoga I found myself so overcome with gratitude that my heart felt like it was going to burst .

I’m not saying everything is perfect. I still I find myself sitting in my car or in the shower and thinking…what the fuck?…why isn’t such and such going my way? But recently rather than get bogged down by those thoughts, and take it as a sign that the universe is against me, I have found myself trustful that universe’s delay’s aren’t a bad thing. I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that everything is unfolding exactly as it should.

This weekend should be a fun one. Tonight I have a date with two lovely ladies, Katie and Melissa, whom I met on Jennifer Pastiloff’s Manifestation Retreat earlier this year. Saturday Brian and I plan to pack all day- so fun, huh? Although we will be taking a small break to skype with a possible wedding photographer. Fun! Sunday I have another girls date- a morning yoga with Rachel and Sophie. Then Brian and I are going to head over to the new house to do some measuring. We move in exactly two weeks!!

Lastly, I’ve decided to bring back “Inspiration, Gratitude & Surprise” posts every Friday. They are a really great way for me to reflect on the week.

What inspired me this week?

This post by Katie of Confessions From An Imperfect Life – Her raw honesty opens up my heart every time I read her words.

This post by Jen of Manifestation Yoga– seriously it’s a must read. It really made me think about where fear was rearing its ugly head in my life.

The new blog Valleybrink Road– it makes me want to cook!!

This article by Katie Roiphe about memoir writing

Planning out my artists dates with myself every Friday in February

Bleubird Blog

What am I grateful for this week?

my cozy flannel pajamas

The Vegan Thai restaurant down the street

Work is really busy and I am always grateful when that happens

Taline- for giving us boxes from her move for our move!

What surprised me this week?

I’ve made it ten days with no sugar, gluten, dairy or alcohol and I haven’t gone mad. Clearly, I deserve an award or something. Now for the real test- I start a three-day Pressed Juicery cleanse tomorrow.

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“I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse”

Phillip Yancy

I’m taking it up a notch

10 Jan

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After promising myself on January 1st (so cliché, huh?) that I would make this year about health I decided to do a month-long cleanse to kick it off. So far i’ve survived eight days with no sugar, gluten, dairy or alcohol. I thought I would be miserable but I actually feel pretty good! There’s only been one bad moment when I wanted something sweet and got very sad and very mad that I had agreed to do something sooooo ridiculous for a whole month. This was fixed by getting out of the house and going to a yoga class with Rachel. Breathing through those sticky moments seems to help.

Feeling excited by the fact that I feel so damn good I decided to take this whole health kick up a notch and order a three-day juice cleanse by Pressed Juicery– it arrives Saturday morning at 7am. Anyone can survive anything for three days, right? It’s just three days! Ok, I’m actually a little scared. The thing that frightens me the most is the no coffee thing. Ummmm, I don’t think I’ve ever gone without coffee. I’m hoping that all the packing we have to do this weekend will be a good distraction from the hunger and caffeine withdrawals. Brian said he was thinking about staying at a hotel for those three days to avoid me. He was totally kidding…I think.

Have any of you ever done a juice cleanse??? Any tips for this newbie???

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