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Day Four – Green Smoothies – It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Green!

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Well, I’m sitting here drinking my fourth day green smoothie..and wondering what today will bring.  Yesterday I felt like C.R.A.P.  Headache, body aches, bloated, and crazy irritable.  Don’t Even Look At Me Irritable!!!  Thankfully I spent the morning with my grandbaby who always gives me joy no matter how I’m feeling…..but then I went to work…and….yeahhhhh.  I’m hoping today might be over-the-hump day…?

Today my smoothie contains celery, cabbage, broccoli stalks (yeah, I usually save them for soup, but since I ran out of kale, I cut a few inches off), lemon juice, kiwi, half a green apple, and a handful each of rasperries and blueberries.  Tastes great – and I think I’ll keep doing around 50 % of fruit and veggies for awhile…I really couldn’t stomach that one day of only blended raw veggies!

Even with the detox experience, I’m feeling GREAT about doing this.   So, it’s a few days of discomfort.  The end justifies the means, in my opinion.  I’ll be extra good to myself in the meantime.  And drink more water, which I also read is important during this time.

I don’t think I’ve EVER in my life eaten this many fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, so I do really feel like I’m doing something good for me.  It’s gotta be worth it, right?

I’ll keep you posted!

Health Update – Green Smoothies, Here I Come!

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Well, this past week I took the plunge.  Daily green smoothies.  Yup.  This is day 3.  First day was kale, celery, banana, kiwi and green apple.  Pretty decent tasting!  Day two, ALL veggies…and way too thick and Ewwwwwww!!!!!!  Picture ground up veggies you have to eat with a spoon.  Enuf said.  Tonight, a handful of cabbage, some kale and a celery stalk, half a green apple, lemon juice, and a handful of blueberries thrown in at the end.  Plus two cups of water.  Pretty good, actually.  But maybe a bit too thin.

The first day and yesterday I felt fine…but today I have felt overall flu-ish..(and kinda grumpy!)   Apparently as you begin to detox you can feel a bit ‘off’ and today I do.  So, that’s a good thing, I suppose.

My son Evan is drinking them with me.  Apparently, as I’ve been researching them on my computer, he’s been doing the same thing!  It’s nice to have  the company…

I’m really loving this, so far.  It’s so easy to drink my veggies and fruit!  Requires hardly any prep, minimal dishes to wash (LOVE that part!)..I don’t have to come up with a plan for how to creatively cook veggies for dinner (I’m really bad at that, by the way)….and I’m doing something good for my body.  Wish I’d done this sooner!

Here’s a great list of the  benefits of green smoothies if you’re interested!  Green Smoothie Benefits

Caution: Busy Week Ahead

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I just realized this instant that it’s 10 pm – my bedtime.  And here I am just beginning a new post.  I guess I’d better type fast – 5:30 rising tomorrow, to go spend the day with my grandson, Ronan. Yay!

It’s been a busy 2 days, and as I’ve emptied closets and gone through boxes I’ve had to talk myself down from overwhelm several times.  Man alive, I don’t know where all this ‘stuff’ has come from, but if I have my way (and I will!) it’ll be gone in a few days…and I’ll only keep as much as is absolutely necessary.

It’s going to be one of those weeks.  Four days till moving day, and one of my bosses has also decided that a donor letter must be sent out by the end of the week….why, oh why?  We seem to be famous for leaving things till the very last minute at my place of work, and it’s so not fun!  Considering I’m only in the office for 2 days this week……well, those 2 days are gonna be crazy. And then the move…

I am making progress with my self care routine.  This morning, before I even got out of bed, I spent some time loving on my body – that is, thanking her for the amazing job she does for me every moment of every day.  And then I made a plan for the day. Once out of bed, I managed 5 minutes ofweight bearing exercise , then spent about 15-20 minutes doing qigong.   I’ve been reading up on the benefits of dry brushing , and bought myself a natural bristle brush the other week, so I spent some time learning how to properly do that.  Dry brushing has many benefits, the biggest one is helping to keep the lymphatic system open and draining.

Then, I followed that up with a shower and moisturized my body with coconut oil .  I swear I’m really getting into this self-care thing!  The one downside is, it can be time consuming, when up till now I’ve been the-ready-to-go-out-the-door-way-before-anyone-else-kinda-gal.  But when I do these things I feel fabulous!  And the more I do them, the more I want to do them! I like feeling fabulous!

I’ve been reading up on natural DIY beauty products and also found a recipe for DIY deodorant that is chemical free.  I’m becoming more and more aware of the chemicals we drown our bodies in on a day to day basis, and it makes me uncomfortable.  As soon as I am able, I’m going to try these recipes!  You can find these (and much more) over at the  Wellness Mama blog…

I’m also reading up on the benefits of green smoothies.  Do I dare try them? To think I’ve never in my life EVER been concerned with ANY of this stuff before now.  I think my inner hippie is emerging…. 🙂