Day 1 of 21 Day Challenge

Day 1

Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

Clean out your vessel
Confession
Get the toxic energy out of your life
Get rid of the heart of stone and ask for a heart of flesh
Strip yourself of things that no longer serve you
Write it out….

I have struggled with my relationship with food from a young age.  Food to me can be a distraction.  Having had a history of eating disorders, this is my default when I get overwhelmed.  I binge and then I feel bad, then the cycle starts again.  In the past it was extreme.  I would eat everything in sight until I passed out or I would starve myself for days.  Now it’s a little more subtle.  I will eat mindlessly and binge on sugar.  I’m definitely addicted to sugar.  I’m like the Lyndsay Lohan of sugar rehab.  I’m in and out all the time!
I’m trying to get a handle on this.  The root of this pattern for me is a lack of control.  When life gets crazy, unmanageable, or unpredictable, I tend to get triggered.  Eating disorders are normally a control issue.  When life is out of control, you find something that you can control.  For me, it was food and my body.  I struggled with anorexia many years ago.  Now, if you looked at me I didn’t look anorexic.  At my lowest I was about 108 and I’m 5’4 so I was not emaciated looking by any means.  However, just like all alcoholics don’t look like the guy on skid row, neither do people who struggle with anorexia.  This is a mental issue.  Now, I’m in my forties and I feel great.  I’m feeling the healthiest I have ever felt.  In the past, I would do cleanses and detox challenges to lose weight.  I stayed away from doing them in the past because it was such a trigger for me.  Getting triggered can put me back to the old patterns pretty quickly if I don’t stay on top of it.  I can honestly say that I’m excited about doing this fast for spiritual reasons and to experience great breakthroughs and have more clarity.

 

The bad news is that since moving to Austin, I’ve gained about ten pounds! (Dang queso and Amy’s ice cream) the good news is I don’t feel bad about it one bit. My clothes still fit, I’m working out hard, and I’m enjoying life. When I lived in LA I felt like there was so much pressure to be thin. I’m not down on LA and this was just me. I feel like the culture that I was a part of was obsessed with weight and looks. I feel a little more free here in Austin. I appreciate the healthy, fit lifestyles of the people here without the added pressure of having to be perfect all the time:) So in cleaning out my vessel, I want to empty the dysfunctional thinking of food, my body, and all the stuff that goes with that. I want to focus on health, balance, putting in organic, pure, whole foods in my system and not feel guilty or ashamed of my body.

I just turned 44 years old. I have three amazing kids! I homeschool, run a business, teach fitness classes, volunteer, am committed to my church family, and I’m a wife of almost 18 years! I can still fit in my size 4 jeans from before kids and I practice yoga as much as I can. I have amazing, healthy relationships and have great mentors that I follow. I love what I do, I love serving people, and empowering them to live life to the full. I’m very happy. I commit to focusing on the good in my life because what you feed will flourish and what you don’t feed will die.

**** write down what you want to release from your vessel.Get rid of it.
Hope day 1 goes well for you!

Much Love,

Judy

 

21 Day Detox Challenge!!! Here we GO!!!!!

Ready or not, here it is.  I will be sharing my journey for this 21 day challenge.
We will officially begin Monday, Jan. 20th to Feb. 10th.  Our private challenge group is already full but you can follow along here if you want.

We will walk through a 21 day program of eating only fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and certain oils. (Full list attached below). Basically, this is considered a fast. Regardless of your religious background, this fast will help you to shed layers, and strip away belief systems and give you the enlightenment to develop breakthroughs that will allow major paradigm shifts. The number one thing you will need to be in this group is authentic. The deprivation of comfort foods is to get to our core being. I understand that we are all at different places spiritually. That is totally fine. But be real about where you’re at. I’ll be coming from a Christian world view. This fast actually is inspired by Daniel in the bible and his 21 day journey. (Daniel 10) At the end of his 21 day, he had so much more clarity and was more healthy than the rest of the people who ate at the King’s table.
He was able to hear clearly and have wisdom to discern. Even if you are not a Christian, you can follow along and be true to your spirit, gut, intuition, or whatever you want to call it. I guarantee that you will get clarity from this. I commit to praying for all of you in this challenge group. There will be no judgment. We are all here for ourselves and no one else. Just be as real and raw as possible. This will be hard. Our goal is to let go of attachments to things that give us comfort. Food is a huge factor in our lives. This will be very restrictive and not meant to be for the long haul. It’s supposed to be uncomfortable so that our reliance is on God and not ourselves or what we can do for ourselves. I’m really looking forward to this journey with you. And like with anything else, please modify or substitute what you need to in order to do this cleanse in a healthy way.

I want you to look at this as a certain type of pilgrimage. I want you to start looking at what it is you’re going to leave behind. I want you to write down what you want to get out of this cleanse. What breakthroughs are you hoping for.

Believe me, if you’re not ready, this will be very uncomfortable.  I have to say that I’ve been mentally preparing for a couple of  weeks now, and have already experienced major breakthroughs! And we haven’t even started yet!!! I’m excited and scared at the same time:)))

Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast…
All fruits:
These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced (watch for added sugar).
Apples
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas
Berries
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Breadfruit
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Coconuts
Cranberries
Dates
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Grenadine
Guava
Honeydew melons
Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Mangoes
Melons
Mulberry
Nectarines
Oats
Olives
Oranges
Papayas
Peaches
Pears
Pineapples
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries
Strawberries
Tangelos
Tangerines
Watermelon
Vegetables:
These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or (watch salt content).
Artichokes
Asparagus
Beets
Broccoli
Brussell sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chili peppers
Collard greens
Corn
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Garlic
Ginger root
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard greens
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Peppers
Potatoes
Radishes
Rutabagas
Scallions
Spinach
Sprouts
Squashes
Sweet potatoes
Tomatoes
Turnips
Watercress
Yams
Zucchini
Legumes:
Dried beans
Black beans
Cannellini
Pinto beans
Split peas
Lentils
Black eyed peas
Green beans
Green peas
Kidney beans
Peanuts (includes natural
peanut butter)
Beans
Lentils
Lupines
White
Peas
Seeds-
All nuts (raw, unsalted)
Sprouts
Ground flax
Cashews
Walnuts
Sunflower
Sesame
Almonds
Natural Almond Butter
Whole Grains-
Whole wheat
Brown rice
Millet
Quinoa
Oats
Rolled Oats
Oils-
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Palm Nut Oil
Grape Seed Oil
Condiments/Seasonings
Try to be as natural as possible.  No added sugars, watch the salt.
Cinnamon and nutmeg are great natural sweeteners

Who’s Ready for a Breakthrough!?!?!

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you’re excited and ready for 2014!  If the dust is still settling from 2013 it’s OK!  I’m going to host a very special “Breakthrough Challenge” group! Beginning Monday, January 20th to February 10th. If you’re feeling stuck and you need clarity, then this challenge is for you.  If you are ready to go to the next level and have been plateauing for a while, then this challenge is for you.  If you feel confused, unsettled, mediocre, or just plain down, then this challenge is for you.  If you’re looking for answers and direction, then this challenge is for you!

I will take you through a 21 day detox program to let go of any attachments, ego, belief systems, and we’ll shed and peel off layers of unwanted and unnecessary gunk that doesn’t need to be there.  We will be doing a pretty intense cleanse and we will be cleansing our mind, body, and spirit in the process.

If you are not ready for this kind of commitment, then this challenge is not for you.  You need to be mentally ready and prepared to do this or you will just get discouraged and quit.  If you’re sick of being sick and tired, then this challenge is for you.  If you are just looking to lose a few pounds or get disciplined with your eating, then I can recommend other groups for you.  This is for people who are serious about putting in the work and putting in the energy it takes to truly change.  You will need to be truly transparent, authentic, and vulnerable to be able to do this challenge.  I will only be taking a few people because we will be working closely together to push each other to the next level.  No whiners allowed:)  Because this is so important, I will not be as lenient as before.  There will be guidelines that must be followed or you will be dismissed from the group.

If you feel like you are ready to make a life change and can commit to 21 days of spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional investment, then sign up today.

Oh, and I’m doing this for FREE:)  Yup, I’m not charging you anything or selling you anything.  All I want is your life to change and to be able to pay it forward to help others breakthrough in their lives as well.  This will be a preview of the weekend retreats we will be doing together this year. :)

***For those in the Austin, TX area, we will be doing some yoga workshops with this challenge.  Everyone else, we will have a private facebook page with very detailed and specific directions for the challenge.  Everyone is welcome!!!  You can join from any part of the world!

So, who’s with me!?!?!?

RSVP with me ASAP to get a spot.  Give me an email address and I will email you all the details.  Thank you for your willingness and courage to take charge of your life and take it to the next level.  I’m here to facilitate and serve you.  I’m looking forward to seeing you transform during this challenge.

Email me at judythureson@hotmail.com

Much love,

Judy