[Day 4] – Thinking of Starting a “#Be4RealFriday” Conversation…

May the 4th Be With You…and Me – Day 4

Today’s Recipe:

  • 2 handfuls Kale
  • 1 handful Spring Mix
  • 2 cups Spring Water
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1.5 cups peach slices
  • 1.5 cups mixed berries (raspberries and blackberries in this mix)
  • Agave syrup, to taste

Smoothie Timeline:

  • Smoothie 1 – 1030am
  • Smoothie 2 – 230pm
  • Smoothie 3 – 330pm – I GOT IT FROM SMOOTHIE KING. Is that cheating?
  • Smoothie 4 – 1030pm
  • Smoothie 5 – 1230am (as I write this)

Metrics:

  • Me thinks I’ll measure myself every other day…. it’s a bit weird for me right now.

Reflections:

Well, last night (5/3), I went to bed at 1am. I woke up around 2-something to pee, and at 3-something to pee again.  Then I woke up at 4am all energetic & whatnot, so I started meditating and visualizing, and somewhere in the middle of all that — I fell asleep.  Woke up again at 530 far LESS ENERGETIC, more like annoyed, and rolled right back over.  7am rolls around and that’s the deadline to gtfo the bed. Drank some water, took the Kid to school, came back & made some tea.

Yesterday’s smoothies SUCKED compared to today’s because I didn’t put enough water in them yesterday.  Today, my blender was like, “nuh-uh, you need to do somethin’ bout this,” and just stopped.

We had a lil back & forth, but it worked out when I split the mixture in half, added water, and blended again.  They came out creamier this time :-).

Tomorrow is full of Cinco de Mayo/Saturday festivities and part of me honestly, truly, doesn’t care.  But with the week I’ve had, I just wanna be around good company.  I’ll keep my smoothies and snack on some fruits & veggies.  Maybe take a shot or 2? I wouldn’t feel guilty about it and that’s all that matters. Hell, with all this peeing, it’s gonna come right back out.

Associating guilt, shame, or any negative emotion to my diet is the quickest way to relegate this whole 90-day thing useless because I’m trying to enhance my mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies through mastery, not deprivation, of the physical one.

So when I know that I can have a shot, and not take 13 of em; or that I can eat a piece of cake, and not feel the need to eat 3 more slices; eat a Twinkie, and not feel the need to eat another because I’m still hungry; then I have reached a guilt-free level of mastery.

No longer eating nutrition-less bullshit things out of convenience, but listening to what my body is telling me it needs and providing that.  Moderately indulging is cool; balance is essential.

I had a late tutoring session tonight because one of my students is like 13 hours ahead of me so I’m going to bed now.

Lessons Learned:

  1.  When you wake up the first time — GET UP and do something.  The bed is a trap.
  2. Add more water to the smoothies.  It’ll stretch it out more, while showing some love to your blender – if you have an old one like me.
  3. I can Cinco de Mayo in moderation, not out of guilt, but through the desire to accomplish my goals.  This includes writing tomorrow’s blog post.  #WriteEveryDay.

 

Where to Find Stuff

The recipes I’m using are a modified version from this book: The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. (This is an affiliate link, which means you click, you buy, I get a couple dollas.)

I replaced some of the greens and fruits with some that are on the approved Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide, which you can download here..

You can also follow me on social media where I might be doing stuff that may or may not be interesting. But I’m documenting so that in August (my birthday month), I can look back and see what kind of growth took place.

Follow me on Instagram @organizedbybrittany,

or

Screenshot & scan my Snapcode 🙂

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If you want to join me, email me and let me know. Leave your progress in the comments, because I’ll be writing about every day. Let’s have a conversation!

With grace & gratitude,

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