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.

Day 26 of Spring Clean Challenge Part II

Day 26!

Hi guys!  We’re almost done with this challenge.  If you are joining us for the next challenge you should be shopping and prepping your food this weekend.  Michelle has sent out amazing menus and recipes to ensure your victory.  I’m so excited to get to the next level and have no wiggle room!  How about you???  Are you ready to change your life???

 

1) Saturday!  Enjoy a fun day doing something fun and active.  Try something new.  If you live in Los Angeles it’s gonna be a gorgeous day.  Whatever you decide, do something!

 

2) Food- Try something new.  Don’t be afraid to try new things.  We went out to a birthday dinner the other night to a new vegan restaurant in the area.  All I can say is WOW!  I loved tasting new flavors.  It was hard to imagine that all the food there was vegan.  Everything we tasted was so rich and full of flavor.  You have to check it out:)  VeStation in Sherman Oaks!!!

 

3) Mantra for the Day! - It’s your body, it’s your responsibility!!!

You are the only one that can make you change.  You have to choose to live your life differently if you want to change.  It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past.  Your present situation is the only one you can control.  So, what are you waiting for???

If you desire to be healthy and fit, then you MUST do the work that it takes to get you closer to your goals.  It’s going to be a daily battle that you sometimes win and sometimes lose.  Sometimes you feel like all you’re doing is losing and then want to quit.  QUITTING will NOT get you closer to your goals.  STOP making excuses, get back up and start over.

 

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  There’s only three days left to sign up for our next challenge!!!  We have a certified nutritionist on board that will help with food.  We have menus and recipes, work outs and most importantly, lots of support and encouragement.  Sign Up Here!