Counting down the hours until our "Iron Girls" Weekend Retreat begins!!!
24 hours 'til take off and we'll be heading for the sunshine!
Speaking of sunshine, it's looking like it's shaping up to be a beaut today!
19°F | °C
Wind: S at 5 mph
Unfortunately, I didn't make it up to Sundance yesterday. But, never fear, I'm going today after snowshoeing and will actually get in a little more slope time than I would have yesterday.
The reason we didn't make it up is because my dogs got out of our back yard and were lost.
Ronin, our crazy beagle was found and we are so HAPPY!
But, sadly we are still looking for Kurri, our sweet little girl dog.
We are praying that she will show up soon!
Today I want to focus on nutrition. So excuse me for my frankness, but you might not be asking yourself these questions...
How many of you can relate to any of these symptoms:
Do you have headaches more than occasionally?
Do you tend to get colds or viruses each year?
Do you have a bowel movement less frequently than after every meal?
Do you have bowel movements that are not soft and easily passed?
Do you have diarrhea more than very rarely?
Do you get itchy or watery eyes and nose at certain times of the year?
Do you have allergies or hay fever?
Do you often get mucusy?
Do you get bloated after eating?
Do you have extra pounds that won't come off with diet and exercise?
Do you have puffiness in areas of your face or body?
Do you have dark circles under your eyes? Do you get heartburn?
Do you have gas more than occasionally?
Do you have bad breath or body odor?
Is there a thin white coat on the back of your tongue when you wake up?
Do you get cravings for certain kinds of foods, especially sugary, starchy, or dairy foods?
Do you have a tendency towards restless sleep?
Do you have itchy skin, pimples, or any other troubling skin condition?
Do you get pain or stiffness in your joints or muscles?
Do you have low moods or a foggy mind?
Do you find that you are forgetful, have difficulty concentrating, or can't find words?
Do you feel apathetic and tired?
Do you feel anger or bursts of crazy frustration?
Do you have higher than average sensitivity to odors?
Have you noticed a higher sensitivity to toxins in everyday life?
Do you use multiple prescription medications?
Do you use many possibly toxic chemicals in your home or work environment?
Do you have tingling or numbness on one side?
Do you have strange reactions to medications or supplements?
Do you have recurrent edema?
These all are signs of toxicity. I bet that everyone reading this list could say yes to at least one of them. Am I right? We just live in a very toxic world. It's a fact, and you don't have to be a hippie tree-hugger to agree with me. It's important to recognize that most of the toxins that get into our body come from the food that we eat. Other toxins come from the environment around us that we absorb through our breath and skin, and other toxins are created in our bodies through the stressful lives we lead.
But, It seems to me that we have the most power over choosing what we eat, so lets begin there.
I just finished a 21 day detox that made a huge improvement in my life. I actually have decided to keep going with it because I feel so great!
I have lost 10+ pounds!
And best of all, I feel way more energetic, balanced and clear-headed.
It's not a crazy drink only lemon water and honey kind of thing. You eat organic fresh fruits and veggies, clean, hormone free chicken, lamb, and fish, and drink copious amounts of fresh pure water.
Sounds good right?
I wrote a little about it in my other blog, check it here. But, I have had so many people ask me about how and why I did it. So, I have decided that I'd love to invite ya'll over to my house and we can over this detox plan together! Won't that be fun? We can juice and blend and think good thoughts and build a support group for each other. You will walk away with a plan in your hands filled with education, guidelines and of course the recipes. I think that it seems to people that doing something like this can be to hard to pull off on their own. You will see that it's not to hard, you can do it too! You will feel so great, and you will see that following this plan actually really simplifies your life. I'm excited to show you how.
If you'd like to come, (I'm aiming for one of the first two Saturdays in February) comment below and let me know you are coming, who you are bringing of course and which Saturday you prefer...and I will send you a personal invitation with my address and all of the details!
Tip of the day:
Start now by going to the grocery store and buying some organic fruits and vegetables, cut the caffiene intake and drink more purified water. That will give you a great head start!
If you can't wait! I can email you a copy of my plan for $4.99.
Accidental exercise: 103 calories doing my grocery shopping today in 30 minutes. It counts!
Have a nourishing and Godly day!