Beginners Yoga

I just worked out!!!

For Christmas husband bought me a yoga DVD. Bored, I decided to give it a try. I started with the 30 minute workout. Ok – I wasn’t sweating up a storm or anything buy my legs and arms are wobbly. Love that feeling!

I checked my bodybugg and it said that between 2:18 and 3:18 I burned 177 calories, whereas if I’m just sitting normally I only burn 66. 177 for a whole hour isn’t a ton but it’s something and I remember from previous bodybugg experience that weightlifting never burns as many calories as cardio, so all in all not bad.

Now the trick is to see if I can do it again tomorrow morning before work 😉

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Not A Food Log

In case you haven’t noticed I’ve decided that this blog will not be a food log of every morsel I put into my mouth. Instead it will be a place for me to post pictures and recipes that I think are interesting. I’ll probably still continue to log my smoothie everyday, though since I think it’s interesting and a good reference for me.

Enjoy!

Umeboshi

I couldn’t for the life of me finish my lunch, so I took the teaspoon or so of umeboshi that was on my plate and mixed it in with plain white (cooked) rice. The bite I just took gave me the chills and made my eye twitch! 😆

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Food For Everyone

Hubby update: last night his fast was officially over after 40 hours at 8pm (WOW!).

So glad because when I went grocery store on Sunday I got way too much fruit. I was fasting that day and must have been delirious.

And I forgot to mention that although I have no issues with dairy whatsoever, I am – on the recommendation of my naturopath – doing a 2 week dairy cleanse. At the end of 2 weeks I’ll eat a ton of dairy all day long and see if I have any adverse reactions. I HOPE NOT!!!

I don’t know what that means for the raw diet. Raw food diets are generally vegan. Cow’s milk for example is pasteurized which heats the milk to 161 degrees to kill bacteria.

I really love dairy. I could give up cow’s milk and yogurt but I love goat milk. And I’ll never stop eating cheese. But – everything in moderation 😉

And So It Begins

Sunday: we fast again. It’s at least our 3rd time doing this 7 day detox miracle plan, but for me the water fast is only 1 day instead of 2 days. Actually 30 hours to be exact. Husband is going for the full 48. The remaining 5 days is supposed to be rice, veggies, and fruit. I, however will be going straight from fast to a Raw Food Diet. Exciting! And I’m a little nervous.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about new ways of eating. Having been gluten/wheat free for about 3 or 4 months now I started wondering “If just cutting out wheat made me feel so good – what other things could I also be doing to be living more optimally?”

I’ve been doing oodles of research, and everything I’ve read about Raw appeals to me. But, as the title of this blog suggests: Everything In Moderation. I believe that applies even to the more extreme (if not healthy) diets like the Raw Food Diet. 

My plan isn’t that firm, but the general idea is that I’d like to eat a minimum of 50% – 75% raw all the time. That should leave room for a juicy hamburger (sans bun) at dinner. Or a big, cozy breakfast out on a Sunday morning.

I’m playing this all by ear but I’m excited!!!

Today is the first day and already I’m eating some kooky foods that are totally new to me (or new preps or combos).

I’ll take pictures whenever I can.