Hello Sweet Friends,
I am back! It has been months since my last post and frankly I missed all of you. But I was lost for words and distracted with trying out video and Instagram and with taking two cooking courses. I was just watching Julie/Julia and recalled how much I loved writing to you. And it hit me – I want to write again. And I don’t need to make it so complex. So today, I want to share with you my milestone of drinking green juice and eating gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free for two years!
My wellness journey continues daily. I make decisions on what I need each day and sometimes I make amazing choices and other days I make poor choices. I am human. I am not perfect. And my body lets me know when I make imperfect choices. I am grateful for the reminder.
Last week I started a 21 day challenge with myself to get back in cardio shape along with doing weights for strength building. I had less energy and was finding yoga too hard. I knew that I had let this very important part of wellness slide so I challenged myself to get back into shape. After just 7 days I feel the muscle returning and best of all I jump out of bed with lots of energy. If you really want to understand the impact of exercise on aging, I recommend reading “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge M.D. This book got me to join a gym almost three years ago.
When I changed my eating, it was through a 21 day challenge with Kris Carr. Since then, I have done many other 21 day challenges, from exercise at the gym, to walking, to writing on this blog. I find that 21 days is a magical number that allows me commit to a set time and to feel like I can do it. Each day when I don’t feel like doing the task, I do it because I don’t want to let myself down. After all, I am my own cheerleader. Yes, I need a team to cheer me on, but my own internal cheerleader is the one that gets the green juice love each day.
So tell me, if you were to do a 21 day challenge, what would you do it on? Or if you already did a 21 day challenge, tell me about it below in the comments.
Together we will grow and cheer each other on during our wellness journeys.
Raising a glass of green juice to all of you. I am doing a happy dance to be back writing. Maybe it is the green juice or the exercise or the great food I have been making or watching Julie/Julia….either way I am smiling and loving this very moment.
Thank you for joining me to date.
Your Culinary Nutritionist, 9 Cup Challenge partner and Wellness Cheerleader. Here are some of the images of the great food I have been making.