Monday, July 25, 2011

Life changes

The cleanse my husband and I embarked on last monday was certainly life changing. And nothing could have prepared us for this amazing journey. I am so thankful that both Rob and I did it together so we could grow stronger and closer together.
What started as a 12 days cleanse has lead us to make permanent food choices changes.
Let me explain!!!!
Our goal was to eat raw fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds as well as lightly cooked (steamed) vegetables, lean animal protein for 4 days then reduce the nuts and seeds and eliminate the lean meat protein. We felt so good after 4 days that we decided to stay with this diet, we have no mood swings, slept better and less hours, got along better (I mean, actually enjoyed each others company and had fun together) and rob was more focus while I was less controlling.
Sunday, which was day 6, we thought we would have some really good bread from great harvest, Honey whole wheat. I added a variation of butter, Rob added peanut butter and homemade jam. This was not a good idea as we discovered a few hours later... I was irritable, Rob was not focused and short tempered. We are trying to figure out if it was the bread, the wheat, the sugar of the jam, the combination, the lack of fruit ad vegetable to balance it out, we are not sure yet.
Then we had a nice dinner with a little wine from California. The menu was a green salad with homemade vinegrette and nutritional yeast, spaghetti zucchini, wild caught fish (which I didn't eat), a stuffed clam and a homemade dessert with freshly picked blueberries.
We went to bed a little late, and I woke up so tired and cranky, just like I did for the past several years when on my old diet. Again, I am not sure if it is the wine, dessert, stuffs or the combination, but I don't like it at all.
I may have to eliminate the wine. Saturday night, I had a couple of glasses of rose from France and felt fine the next day, so maybe it's the crap that is added to the American wine that I don't tolerate anymore, I am not sure but I am looking for the answers and I know that my body will tell me!!!

I am grateful for my husband who embark on this hard road with me, he was in for 12 days and has now decided to be in for life, that's admirable. And he is so sold on this, he will tell anyone who wants to listen. I love it.

We have learnt to listen to our bodies, to make things simple, to live life, to be thankful and to love one another, what else can we be asking for?

I am happy to share more with anyone interested in reaching their health goals, it's so worth it.
Love and peace, Sev

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Until day 3

I have been out of touch because my pc is at the shop!!!
Day 2 was much harder, although I didn't have cravings I just felt like eating. Had a headache and was very tired at night.

My meals consisted of:
Day 1 evening - little piece of chicken, broccoli and quinoa
Day 2 - AM smoothies with kale, banana, blueberries, zucchini, protein powder
Lunch steamed zucchini with brown rice
PM shark with cucumber, goat cheese and brown rice

I also ate snacks, like raw almonds, apple, pumpkin seeds.
Day 3 - AM half banana, blueberries, kiwi
Lunch shark with zucchini and brown rice
PM small piece of chicken, millet, grilled zucchini and cucumbers with goat cheese

I feel great, lost some extra fat, although I haven't exercised.
Looking forward to sharing this with everyone.

Monday, July 18, 2011

First day - Breakfast

So for breakfast, I made a smoothie with half a cucumber, 5 kale leaves, 1 banana, 4 strawberries and a chunk of zucchini. I will be sipping this delicious, nutritious blend for the next hour.
 For snack, I have prepared, 3/4 of a cucumber and a tub of zucchini swirls. I will be drinking a ton of water as well as water with lemon to alkalize my body.
Will keep you posted about lunch and dinner.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Cleansing your body

I entered into a program with Integrated Nutrition to become a wellness coach.
Part of my knowledge as a wellness coach is to experiment with my own body, try new food, take some food out, exercise differently...
I have made some changes already, eating organic food, cutting sugar, adding more whole grains, reducing meat. I eat more consciously, I chew and I take time to eat.
Next week, I am starting a cleanse, this is new and exciting for me and my family.
I will be reporting what I eat and how I feel. It's a 3-phase cleanse, transition in, deep and transition out. My goal is to do 4 days - 7 days - 4 days.
I will be back next week with more to report.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Take time for yourself

Whether you are pregnant, have a baby or a toddler, you need to take time for yourself. Remember to spend time for you.
It could be as simple as having a glass of wine while reading a great book or as elaborate as having a whole day at the spa, but regardless of what you decide, stick to it.
Once we have children (until they are out of the house), we, women,  find it hard to take care of ourselves because we are in our mother roles. We may not be able to spend hours at the gym or the spa but we can find at least, 30 min-1H/week to take care of ourselves, we have so many options such going for a walk, grabbing a coffee with a friend, reading a book, taking a bath, getting a manicure, anything that will make us feel like us again and not mommy for a few minutes. Your husband, mother, sister or best friend can spend time with your baby or toddler so you can be free for a little while.
While pregnant, it's easy to have time but you may get so wrapped into baby preparation that you may forget to enjoy your pregnancy, your freedom and yourself. Make time also to care for you. Make time to spend with your husband and father to be because life with just the 2 of you, will never exist anymore.
This is a very exciting time yet a bit scary. Life will be upside down for a while, maybe several months, so make sure you take care of you.