Bliss Diary – July 19, 2015

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. – John Lubbock

Intention: Have a restorative and restful day and get a better idea of what I want to complete for the declutter challenge starting tomorrow.

Nutrition:
10:00 4 muffins with coconut butter (yes, the same ones I keep making new ones.)
2:30 goddess green salad w/romaine/arugula/dulse/avocado/hemp seeds/coconut aminos/lemon with fresh salmon fillet
5:30 16 oz green juice
6:15 cucumbers + lentil dip +chicken + ginger kombucha

I don’t want to have kombucha every day but I like it as a treat every once in awhile. I have taken so many things out of my diet that it feels nice to have a little treat once in awhile.

Movement:
* 23 minute track workout with sprints and stairs (Heart rate definitely got up there)

Meditation: 15 minutes + 35 napitation

Sleep: In bed at 8:30 and then woke up at 4 with the little guy and went back to sleep around 5 ish to 5:30. (~8 hours)

Body Goodness: I am feeling different than I normally do this close to my menstrual cycle. I am on day 26 and usually by now I feel a heaviness in mind and body and a subtle change in my skin tone. I’m not experiencing these so far. I’ve never had cramps or anything major physical issues during this time but it has slightly impacted my daily experience/enjoyment of life. I am really jazzed because I think this is a step in the right direction to hormone optimization. Whohoo!

I am still eating more than I normally would and still wonder about my old way of detoxing. I sometimes just want to go back to the way I was doing it before with the eating less and juicing more…but from everything I’ve researched on what I am specifically working I don’t think that’s going to be a good long-term healing strategy. So, I am going to keep following this path and trusting that I am doing the right thing for my body. I will keep experimenting and testing. I am also thinking about doing a full month of our whole family on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) with a GAPS twist. None of us have major issues but I think it could up our whole families well-being and gut health.

Mind/Heart/Spirit Goodness: I am feeling a lot of gratitude. Gratitude for all areas of my life. It was a really sweet and restful family day. I love that we enjoy just being together. We don’t even have a TV so we just hang and talk, play outside, walk, and read and eat. It’s super simple but super nourishing. I was delighting in the simplicity of our life today. We are very routine and systematic about a lot of things. Some may think it’s boring but it currently works for us. I’ve had lots of years of traveling and fun adventures and now this phase of my life feels like it’s a rooting, grounding and celebrating the mundane time.

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for another day of rain. So beautiful. I am grateful for our family track workout this morning. So much fun. I am grateful for Whole Foods. I love that place. I am grateful we can create the pace of our days. I am grateful for Brian and his ninja cleaning abilities. I love how he helps me win at keeping the kitchen clean. I am grateful for our family day. #thankyou

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