You realize that all along there was something tremendous within you, and you did not know it. — Paramahansa Yogananda
Intention/Affirmation: Surrender, Release & Rest
7:00 2 cups of longevity tea, with few TB coconut cream + collagen
10:30 16+ oz green smoothie + fresh salmon + handful of plantain chips
1:00 30 oz raspberry, nettle, lemon tea (chilled)
2:30 1 small avocado + 10 olives
4:00 pre-dinner snack – small bowl of blueberries + 25 oz green juice
5:30 bowl of cauliflower rice, guacamole, olives, nori + ground turkey
I am going to experiment with actually eating earlier in the day. For the last 10 years I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. I used to do green juice and/or smoothie every morning. Then, I would have a “meal” lunch and dinner. But, I also wasn’t waking up at 5:30 am like I am now. My body and life have changed since being pregnant, giving birth and mothering a toddler. 🙂
I want to see how I feel throughout the day if I eat something earlier. Will my blood sugar be more balanced? Have more energy? Better hormone optimization? I’m curious. The habit of eating a liquid breakfast is so engrained that creating a new habit of eating a meal seems a bit foreign. It’s an experiment, I can always go back to what I used to do.
* 20 minute walk (toddler pace)
* 20 minute rebounding
Meditation: 15 minutes + 30 minute napitation
Body Goodness: Still working on healing the sty. I am actually feeling worse today (with a pretty intense headache in the afternoon/evening). It does feel like detox with the flu-like symptoms which isn’t surprising. I’m in my 4th week of taking the cleansing herbs. I have 2-4 more weeks of these herbs and then I will take a stool test to see where I’m at and then do a repairing protocol for a few weeks.
Mind/Heart Goodness: I think one of the challenges of motherhood is the rollercoaster of emotions for both the mother and child. For example, this morning my son was whining. It seemed more than usual (but, I was also doing a bit of internal whining myself so it’s hard to say who was doing it more ;)). The irritation was present as he increased his demands using that voice. This went on for a few minutes. It was one of those moments that you love your child and you just want to be left alone.
Realizing this, I took a breathe. Centered. Gave myself a pep talk. It went something like this: “I’ve got this. This isn’t a big deal. Embrace reality. What is actually happening right now? He is expressing himself and I experience that expression as whining. He also seems to be a bit uncomfortable.”
After this inner dialogue it was easier to step outside the annoyance and find acceptance. Then, a space of compassion arose as the upset began to dissolve. I realized he was actually expressing what I was feeling. Toddlers are so great at this. Isn’t it ironic that I was whining about his whining in my head? 😉
So, I knelt down on the floor and got eye to eye with him and slowly said: “It sounds like you’re uncomfortable. Can I help you with something? What are you needing?” We had a face to face chat and our morning went much smoother. Btw, I asked myself these same questions. I am growing as much as he is.
Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for Brian’s support and love today. I am grateful for rest and relaxation. I am grateful for all the work my sweet body is doing. I am grateful for all the teachers that continually inspire me. I am grateful for my commitment even when I don’t feel like it. I am grateful for a clean kitchen (thanks to the hubby). I am grateful that most days I don’t feel this bad. 🙂