Errands complete and the family fed. Mommy duties almost done for today. I'm having a delightful protein shake (swipe) of plant based goodness to start the evening detox process. Plus some cabbage...who couldn't use a little bit of cabbage. 😋 Especially true with my ancestry. A little Brain Octane to #Bulletproof my ketones. Such a wonderful way to end my feast hours for the day. My husband has been on IF for weeks and surprisingly is loving it. One of the secrets to his success has been using the Instant Pot for meal prep. I feel pretty lucky because my Fitbit told me I had just 33.3 pounds to lose to get to my 'before I had thoughts of mothering in my life. I feel like, with focus, I can hit this goal by New Year's Eve...then gain about 5 pounds over New Year's... and then lose that again by the end of Jan. Every single one of you know that I am correct in the holiday calculations. 🍸 🍷 🍺 ... 🎂 .... So here is to the magic of numbers and spiritual guides. The threes are a blessing. I'll take that. Nature, awakened, and offered.
Workout 💪 and shower 🚿 is done!! ✔ Now mama is a hungry bear. Time for lunch. I have a kitchen full of veggies calling my name. Mediterranean style salad and celery juice. I need to get nourished so I can run some errands. It's a busy week with full homeschooling going on. Probably zero people will see this because my program hashtag has been banned (nothing I post with my program hashtag will post) which means also that my interaction decrease is due to shadow banning. It is a plant-based lower carbohydrate program ... And I am using it to reset my body. You get the idea and more info can be found on my site link through the bio. This is why the best way to keep connected is to subscribe to my Paleo Vegeo blog. You would think they have more pressing issues. Ha ha!! Hard to be a vegan advocate sometimes. #muchlove #soapbox #youknow #veggielife
Second ritual for my workout energy and adrenal support... Matcha tea blend. 🍵 The matcha green tea has EGCG, which has been scientifically proven to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cariogenic properties. In fact studies have also found EGCG helps weight loss by boosting metabolism and fat oxidation. Say what?? Bring it on!! As well the catechins improve workout performance. 💪 😪Monday... I need that!! It also has Lion's Mane. Like aerobic exercise it can increase in BDNF levels, which is brain derived nerve growth factor. These proteins are vital for survival and growth of the nerve and brain cells. If my workout is going to support this then maybe Lion's Mane is the miracle grow. Of course it also has astragulas, which effects on cortisol, stress tolerance and internal stress responses have been studied for decades. If I want to workout without too much of an adrenal impact then I figure this can be body supportive. What more can I say about ginger?? If it can delay the muscle soreness and help with blood flow...why not? Matcha actually helps reduces stress on the adrenal glands, and I use about 1/3 of the serving because I although I am a fast metabolizer, I still don't like the way too much caffeine makes me feel. #lovematcha #fitdrink #muscles #workoutjoy #welnessjourney #DNA
Morning rituals... Need to make the creamer because I can't live without the turmeric & ginger!! Turmeric is my blood thinning, anti-inflammatory golden dust of joy. I started this ritual with turmeric years ago...lost it and then came back to it. For almost two years I have started my morning with 1/4 tsp of turmeric. Ginger, the spice of the digestion Gods. I adore your flavor and how your little 1/4 tsp of Fijian goodness makes me feel. Ginger has changed the way my irritable stomach feels, especially when we travel because you know it goes where I go. A little drop of lemon 🍋 ... You got me. Lemon oil from the citrus peel gives my system a little reboot. My hemp creamer is just two tablespoons of hemp seeds pulverized with water and a little stevia and vanilla. This gives me a creamy texture with all of the benefits of the hemp seeds. But of course I add a tsp or three of algae oil to get a bomb 💣 of healthy monounsaturated fats. This is my morning. This is my bliss!! 😍 I cannot imagine ever in my life that I won't drink this. The quality of the organic powders from Fiji 🇫🇯 has really been what I think made it my little ritual. (www.PureSoulFire.com) I have to admit, some days I have more than one. 😁 #goldentea #turmericgirl #lovemytea 🍵 #ritual #happinessfactor #create #mystickyblood #wellness
Monday Monday! 🎶 I am just sitting her freezing due to the fact my bug crawled into my bed and took all the blankets... and fell asleep. However I am happy. I'm glad I can say that. Sometimes before we find happiness there is nothing but chaos. Yet there is always awareness and choice. If you choose to stay in chaos, that's a choice. Energy follows your choices. That is why I choose happiness every day. #happy #aware #Monday
I am the child of an alcoholic drug #addict. Although he has been dead for almost three decades I have watched the lasting generational impact keep rolling forward. It creates a cycle of either being the addict or wanting to be the healer. Healer is great when you have the ability to define boundaries. However healer often seeks out those in need of healing. I understand my dad now that I've learned more about our brain chemistry and how benzos, opioids and alcohol (and others) are believed to mimic GABA's effect in the brain, binding to the GABA receptors. Your GABA receptor doesn't care about your sex, or your status, nor your desires to be whole. Addiction is a Neuro disease and when you treat it nutritional, work the program it can be a life blessing. I think this is the perfect place for a Holistic Psychologist and a drug addiction therapist. There aren't enough of those to go around. When someone you love refuses to take on this battle yo change it is complete sadness foe everyone's loss. We have watched this in the media...and too often in our own extended circles. If you are there in it... please ask for help. If you are on the outside of this cycle of he'll refuse to enable the disease - although it is the hardest choice of your life.
My current obsession at bedtime is reshi cacao with Oatly splashed on top. When consumed in continuous, small doses, #reishi has been shown to support the body's sleep cycles. This last month my cycles had gotten very off balance. Far more evenings awake than asleep. I have seen more acceptance of the benefits of reishi in #Japan, but we are catching on in the States. The reishi & chill from Four Sigmatic is so good. The little splash of cinnamon they've added is just right. Cinnamon is perfect at night for insulin support, as well. I am trying to help my body and a lot of liver detox and body rebuilding happens at night. If my jp+ capsules didn't give me so much energy I would take them at night, too. Right now my biggest focus is on healing the histamine blast my Summer has been filled with. Every choice is about reducing anything that would increase histamine and inflammation. I love that reishi has antihistaminic properties like so many other adaptogens, along with the other benefits. I'm really limiting my mushroom intake (mold) to this and the lion's mane. Medicinal mushrooms really have to be dried shortly after they are harvested. That's why I like this company. They understand the processing, use the best products.. Although their prices reflect this. I'll talk about the matcha another day. Gnite. #sleep #healing #reishi #yummy #noice #zenfood
In honor of National Dog Day... I bring you the dog.... he's in disguise... don't tell anyone it's him. :) #dogslife #doxidor #roar
Usually as I am writing I have two dogs playing rough right behind me, and my daughter asking me to make her some mineral water... #todayiscrazy #tryingtowork #oily #aromacourse #calm