|my pup always reminds me to stop and smell the roses!|
Last weekend we melted poolside in palm springs. It was super hot...super fab...super retro...and super celebratory. We celebrated my birthday and our 4 year anniversary.
|Del Marco Hotel...it's ooh-la-la so retro chic!|
|Notice the mimosa aside Whole Living magazine. Getting our Vitamin D and C poolside with a great read.|
"Don't obsess over weight loss. Wellness is about making your life bigger, not smaller."
Here are the other 9:
"Rather than try to fix your body, focus on how you want it to feel."
"The mark of true confidence is the ability to look someone in the eye"
"Let the seasons guide your diet. The earth grows what you need when you need it."
"Respect your feet. They've mastered the art of staying grounded while moving forward"
"Take charge of your own reflection: stop letting the mirror win"
"enlightenment doesn't always make a grand entrance. It slowly transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"Change happens somewhere between the acceptance of now and the anticipation of what's to come"
"Surprise yourself: push past your physical limits."
"Nothing connects you to who you are quite like the people who knew you when."
Since i've been (and will continue to be) imbibing on weekends throughout June it's pretty important that i take the weekdays to allow my body the time to recover, strengthen, restore, and detoxify. So for the next few days this blog will serve as my cleanse journal. Perhaps you're ready for a little mid week 'clean her up' too....and if you are please join me for the ride. Hit the market and load your basket with fresh organic produce, get lots of greens and some lemons to add to your water, to juice, and squeeze on your veggies, and consider adding in some cleansing supplements like chlorophyll to help chelate heavy metals out of the body. I'll blog my menu - comment back with yours. We'll support each other.
If you are unable to cleanse this week, but would like to commit to a full 20 day program, i'll be hosting the next one in July at Core Power Point Loma. Details to come!
early am (5am, before i taught yoga): banana, red rooibos tea
breakfast, 8am: fresh pressed green juice (one head romaine, one bunch celery, one apple, two lemons, stevia) and 1/4 of a cut cantelope
snack, noon: 1/4 of cut cantelope
exercise: SCULPT CLASS FROM SARAH PEARLSTEIN - thank you for kicking my arse Sarah!!!
lunch, 3pm: one hard boiled egg, 1 1/2 cups baby carrots, remaining half of the cantelope.
snack, 6pm: Coco Cilantro Green Smoothie - RECIPE du-jour:
coconut water from one young coconut
a few spoonfuls of coconut flesh from that coconut
3 large handfuls of spinach
1/3 of a ripe avocado
small amount of cilantro
and stevia to taste
dinner, 7:30pm: small mixed greens salad with lemon, zuchini, avo, crushed red pepper and cumin, and dry toasted sesame seeds. Steamed green beans with a sauce made from 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tbsp tamari, one slice avo, water, and stevia.
The coco-cilantro smoothie was delicious. The beau tried it out (he now makes himself a green smoothie every morning) and said he liked it so much he thought he'd start adding cilantro to his. Cilantro has great chelating/detoxing properties. My pug was all about it too....i was trying to take a few pix of the beautiful orchid my girlfriend Melissa got me for my bday, and he had to stop and check it (and my green drink) out. How could i resist not posting such a cute photo???
|he actually eats organic gluten free green food everyday, check out honest kitchen for your pooch|
|so good and sooo green!|
|citrine stone helps promote happiness|
|turquoise helps to align your chakras|
|LOOPS!!! medium loop with turquoise drops|
|big ol' loops with citrine|
|medium citrine loops|
|agate is grounding and helps dispel negative energy|
....i'll be back tomorrow with another cleanse day/journal. See you then!!