Green Smoothie Cleanse: 2nd Edition is here! The revised tutorial is amazing! You might also be able to win one! All week we are giving away copies. One-a-day. All you have to do is leave a comment below. And don’t forget to enter this week’s contest to win raw goodies. (And maybe join my new Fan Page if you want to).
This was my mission. I wanted to see how good I would feel if I fully nourished every itty bitty bit of me for two full weeks. Oh the luxury!
I recently posed the question on my discussion board asking what some of the stupidest questions you get asked about the way you eat. Your responses were great (and way too familiar too)!
If you read my book, The Healthy Cookie, you know that I had some challenges with a boy/man I was dating while in nutrition school. This fine chain-smoking, fast-food eating, weekends in Vegas guy told me all the time that the way I lived was torture (as he would roll out of bed at 2 in the afternoon with a killer hangover). In my opinion, feeling like poop is torture and in my own case, ending up in a hospital bed because I ate something that was not right for me would have been beyond torture and also pretty stupidalicious.
For someone who lives on fast food and beer, a Green Smoothie Cleanse would probably be torturous... for the first time. It might still be rough the second and third time too. But things would start to change. That garbage food would stop tasting very good. He might even start to notice how his energy levels are affected when he eats whole food versus processed food. He might notice his skin looks clearer, his eyes get brighter, his bathroom habits become more... um... regular and he feels calmer and less stressed. He might wake-up before noon and (gasp) want to be active!
He might, in other words, start to feel great! Why do we get mocked for trying to do our best to feel our best? It's as if being called a "health nut" is a negative. Isn't that why people drink and smoke and party? Because they want to change the way they currently feel in order to feel better or at least different?
What if the habits that made you feel better, built health instead of disease?
Hello health food. Nice to get to know you.
I don't know about you, but I don't know a single person who has been eating and living this healthy sweet way who would throw it away and go back to the' good life' of chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, bloating and crappy food. It's like me throwing in the towel on this nutrition game and going back to work in a cubicle to gett yelled at by clients. Once you get here, you may look back, but you never go back.
The Green Smoothie Cleanse is that warm-up band at the concert. It's the opening act, the preview, the abstract. It gives you a taste of healthy living. And oh it feels so good! It is your great big step in the right direction, the ticket to get on track.
Now, as I just returned from two weeks at my cottage, I was reminded how great, my feeling great feels. Ooooooooweeeeeee is it amazing to feel energized, rested, nourished and sun-kissed.
Doing yoga on the dock with the sunrise definitely helped me feel awesome. But even more awesome was jumping into that lake after (sans suit of course).
I took two weeks away at my cottage and while there I was sleeping like it was going out of style. We're talking ten hours a night and often with an hour or two hour nap in the day. I was tired out by the time I got there and apparently my body had some work to do. I was taking my supplements three times a day, going for long walks, picking berries, reading trashy romances and watching sunsets. I worked there a little bit too. And let me tell you- I felt like a new woman by the end.
Is this nerdy of me? Is this worthy of mockery? To some maybe.... or maybe that is just their fear. Their stuff that has nothing to do with me, or with us as a whole. Maybe the fear is that they see changes in us and they just aren't ready to embrace what needs to be done to make that happen for themselves. Or perhaps its a fear of needing to take responsibility for the state they're in. Addictions- whether it be to food, to TV to laziness or to apathy are not easy things to break ties with. It's okay. They'll come when they're ready. I did. And so did (will) you!
And do come back tomorrow! I have an extra special surprise that will help you be. That's right. Just be!
Here are my summer highlights so far from my time in the woods!
My family was up for the July long weekend.
My mom and dad and the sunset...
And Josh drove up for a visit. We watched the sunset too.
And I remembered how great I could feel. And nope, that is not the end of my summer adventures. This is only the sweet and healthy beginning!
Question of The Day: When can you remember feeling your absolute best? (And maybe think/write why that might be)
How to Participate In The Cleanse.
- Signify that you are on Team Green Smoothie by posting a comment here on my brand shiny Facebook Fan Page (formerly a group)
- Leading up to and on August 6th through the durations of the cleanse. My team and I will be coaching you along in a variety of ways
- We will be posting questions and moderating discussions on my Fan Page Discussion Board
- We will be supporting your cleansing activity via Twitter Coaching (do you follow? Tweet and seatch tweets with #greensmoothie)
- VERY NEW Sharing your posts and videos! We encourage you to document your experience either via a blog journal or perhaps video diary. Sometimes being accountable makes all the difference and we want to know how you are doing. Please post links to blogs/videos either on the Fan Page or down below and we'll make sure the group gets to see them for more group support!