Day 9 of 21 Day Challenge!

Day 9

I feel like a squirrel.  I eat fruit and nuts and nibble on lettuce. Ha!  Actually, last night our family went to Chipotle and I had a vegetarian bowl packed with yummy goodness as I looked over at my husband eating his steak burrito!  LOL!  In just a little over a week, I’ve seen a huge difference in my complexion.  Food is really amazing and of course, drinking tons of Kangen water is helping me.  I can understand why many of my vegan friends look way younger and their skin totally glows.  Hopefully, I can keep it up!

Mantra of the Day!  COURAGE
Courage is a funny thing.  Courage is not a feeling.  It’s not like all of a sudden you get this wave of energy or emotion and all of a sudden you’re courageous.  Times I’ve felt the most courageous was when I actually stepped into a situation totally scared, knees shaking, heart pumping, but doing it anyway.  The rush of emotion that you feel when you do something scared is like nothing else!  In yoga class, I have this total irrational fear of headstands.  It’s about as irrational as my fear of sharks.  The fear just takes over me and I literally have to not think about it and just do it!  When I’m hanging upside down, there is a sense of victory that energizes me and takes me to the next level.  Yoga helps me to feel on the mat what I need to feel in real life.  Whether it’s overcoming fear, surrender, acceptance, or zen.  Once your body feels it, it will remember and become a catalyst for you to do it again!  I had to have a very difficult conversation recently.  I was so scared.  It was the scariest conversation I’ve ever had.  I avoided it, made excuses, copped out, and then finally, I just went for it.  It was the most freeing feeling to get stuff off my chest.  I was scared out of my mind but I did it anyway and there was so much peace afterwards.  What is it that you need courage to do in your life today?  What do you need to do?  Even if you’re deathly afraid, do it anyway.  You don’t wait for the feeling of courage to come, the courage comes as you step in to it.  You can do it!

 

Recipe of the Day:
Guacamole Bruschetta Toast from: Food Wine & Thyme
Great appetizer ideas…..

Guacamole Bruschetta Toast

 

 

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Author: Kathy Steger
Serves: 4-5

 

Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp adobo
  • juice of ¼ lime
  • ½ pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 ciabatta or sourdough bread slices, sliced about ½ inch thick (I use gluten free bread)

 

Instructions

 

  1. Place bread slices on a baking sheet. Place under the broiler and broil until golden on one side. About 2-3 min. Let the toast cool.
  2. Mash avocado. Add adobo and lime. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix tomatoes, red onion, parsley, salt and olive oil.
  4. To assemble: spread avocado mixture over the toast and top with tomato bruschetta.
  5. Season with extra salt, if needed, and enjoy.