Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Detoxing Life

So as part of my regular detox, I've decided to detox my life as other words, get rid of not only foreign, processed materials that may enter my body, but my brain, heart and soul as well. 

Just recently I decided after much strain and conflict, to resign from one of the major Projects I've been working on for years...that was a huge weight gone off of my shoulders immediately.  No need to stress over something you have no control of.  Just gracefully decide not to take anymore abuse and know when to walk...that's what I did.

I have other ventures that are going swimmingly both performance and producer-wise...and the aforementioned resignation has helped me balance my life a little more. 

The detox body-wise, is the attempt to clean my eating up a bit more.  I've cut the dairy and added lemon juice & hot water in the morning.  So far today I've had 1/2 of a grapefruit with the hot water & lemon and some dried mango with tea.  I've now got to figure out what's for lunch.

Work-outs include 20 minutes of Guerrilla Cardio, and the exciting addition of KettleBells into my I'm taking a dance class once a week at night on top of my daily lunch work-outs. 

Something lovely about my lunch work-outs is the fact that I have had a gym buddy for the past 3 months.  She's a good friend and it's been like therapy to get together, burn calories and chat about your day to's also been crucial when days are bad or frustrating to have someone to vent to.  Plus when you're hurting emotionally, the "pain" from the work-out cancels out everything's scientifically proven that your brain can only recognize one form of pain in the body at a time, including mental versus physical.  So stressed, angry and/or hurting...go to the's the best way to fight off those frustrations.

AND there's just something about having a regularly scheduled gym makes you go to the gym even when you don't feel like it...hello accountability. 

So you can see that my detox is well underway with everything from nutrition and fitness, to mental health for both mind and soul.

What's your therapy?

Have a great day,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 2...again...

Eat healthy/clean...check
Still on the path to wellness...check

Ok, so I'm at day two again, and it feels good.  There was a lot of conversation with myself to get myself to the gym...and guess what...I went...good conversation.  The eating has been good today so far, but now the tough part is getting through the evening without caving into temptations and emotional eating.  I'm pretty strong and plan on distracting myself with other projects, so I should be ok.

That's all to report today, I won't get into the drama of my world other than health and fitness today.  Let's just say, I'm dealing with a whole mountain of stress, but still I can no worries.  One day at a time.

Have a great day,

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Rant

Eat Clean...check
On Path to a healthy lifestyle...check
Stay on Path...GOD I hope so!!!

You'd think that the thought of performing practically half-naked infront of crowds & crowds of people would be motivation enough for anyone to get their butts to stay on a healthy regiment of diet and exercise. Right?  Hmmm...It currently doesn't seem to scare me half as much as it should...I just can't seem to stay motivated.  I find myself always neglecting my health when it gets really busy in my life.  For projects picking up, more being added everyday, my mom in the hospital (poor mom has heart and diabetes problems), boy "issues", roommate "issues", money "issues"...boy that's alot of issues.  And unfortunately, these "issues" seem to affect my my mindset of staying healthy and determined to work-out.  I've got to get it together.  I know, breathe and take it on day at a time, but I tell ya, I've been pretty slothful lately and the scale, nor do pictures, lie.  Ok.  So, here I go again.  Back to re-re-committing myself to my healthy, clean, gluten-free eating and to getting myself moving (ie. getting my butt to the gym).  Time to take control...heck I control everything else in my life, you'd think I could manage something as simple as what I put in my mouth or if I walk myself over to the gym and climb onto the treadmill.  That sounds rather basic and doable... right? SO WHAT THE HECK'S MY PROBLEM!!! 

Now for some self love (not that kind...gutter people).

I will take care of myself, I will love myself, I will make sure to put good things into my body and keep the bad to the minimum.  Sounds like a plan! Now to stick with it.

Hope you're doing well on whatever endeavors you're on.

Have a great day,