Day 1 – 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

In the book 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by J.J. Smith, she says that you have to mentally prepare for this process. That is the absolute truth. I have been getting my mental ready for about two weeks now. I was looking at several smoothie cleanses and this one chose me. Got Juice?

Often times when I talk to clients or potential clients who say they want to be healthy, there’s always some hesitation with what needs to be done.  Changing negative eating habits or beginning a workout routine requires preparation, organization and prioritization.

So the first thing I had to do was workout a schedule for myself. It sounds weird to schedule eating but when you get busy, you can forget to eat or not eat at all, which is not good. In addition to the smoothies, you are to drink lots of water and have healthy snacks. I use my smartphone to schedule everything as I roll out of bed at 5:30 a.m. Since today is Sunday, this is how my first day went.

And so it began…
So since today is Sunday, my day began differently than what it will look like tomorrow. I woke up fairly late. I did not prepare the night before so I had to go digging for everything. That is not going to work during the work week. Anyway, I pulled out the Magic Bullet and was quite confused. Let’s keep in mind, I have two blenders and two juicers. I teach a class on juicing and making smoothies so this should be easy but I have never used the bullet before and was quite confused. Once I figured it out, I realized that the measurements were larger than what the bullet was going to hold so I had to use one of my blenders. The smoothie started out looking normal until I added the flaxseed and the protein powder. Then it looked pretty scary. The taste was not bad and I felt great though. I washed clothes, cleaned up my smoothie making mess. I also take a multivitamin.

My issue came when I had to make a Target run.I was trying to gauge my next smoothie and when I would need to eat my snack. I decided to eat the snack first and then go thinking that would hold me until I got home for my next smoothie. Well hunger escalated quickly. I was starving. I was beginning to get hangry. Everything in Target was calling my name. Those M&Ms, the chocolate cupcakes and cookies just would not go away. I resisted the temptations. I had to go to MOMs to get more protein powder so I got a little bit of walnut and almond granola to hold me over. I made it home safely to my smoothie and no one got hurt. Later for my snack I had some green tea, a 100 calorie almond pack and an apple. For dinner I had a nice healthy salad. Now time for yoga.

Stay tuned for Day 2.

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10 days of green smoothies!!

 

I haven’t blogged in awhile. But I am back. A lot has been going on in my life, which is one of the chief reasons for me starting this green smoothie journey. On Sunday, May 1st 2016, I will start my 10 day green smoothie cleanse. I will be using the second program that J.J. Smith has created in her book.jjsmith

Why am I using someone else’s program if I am a holistic health practitioner, health and wellness coach and holistic nutrition consultant?

– If you are a doctor, you don’t perform surgery on yourself. If you are lawyer (and a smart one)  you do not represent yourself in court. Sometimes you need assistance from others. I have fallen off of the wagon more times than I can count. I have my reasons, and I am aware of what they are. To be honest, my diet is crap right now. I have a HUGE sweet tooth and my junk food cravings were out of control. As I have stated, I had a LOT going on in my life and just fell off. Things are finally turning around and I want to get back on track. In addition to that, J.J. has a large following and many people are joining in and its always good to have support.

What are your expectations?

-I am a vegetarian. Not a very good one but I am one. It’s always a good idea to cleanse your system to rid the body of toxins. This will be a fresh start for the summer. Doing a cleanse is a natural way to lose weight. I am not over weight but I can afford to lose a few pounds. The recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables is 5-9 servings a day. You can get that in a smoothie. Other benefits include but are not limited to; increased energy (like I need that, I am already on level 100) mental clarity and focus, clearer skin and so much more.

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30 days to a vegan!!

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Seeing the results of Beyonce’s 22 day vegan challenge has also peeked my interest. Those of you who know me personally, know that I am already a vegetarian. (not a very good one, but one nonetheless) In hopes of becoming a better vegetarian, I thought it would be good to take on this challenge. For those of you who don’t know the difference between being a vegetarian and a vegan, here is a little history. Vegans are a lot more strict in their diet. No eggs (which I love), no mayo, butter, FISH (which I also love) and a few other things. (I am getting more of the specifics on the Do’s and Don’ts before I start on March 1, 2014.) For me this challenge is two fold. ONE, I will come out a better vegetarian because it will force me to eat outside the box. I say that I am a terrible vegetarian because I eat ONLY what I like which limits me to certain foods and I eat what is quick and easy. In this challenge, I will have to think about what I buy so that I can cook a variety of foods that are good for me, vegan and that I will enjoy eating. In additional to this vegan challenge, I am going to try the HULU Daily Burn. It’s free for 30 days. Yes, a sista is gettin it together!! All are welcome to join. Supporting each other on our journies is important. Good luck!!

All natural hair

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Hi it’s me again. I haven’t blogged in forever. Had to get some things in order.  So much so that it took a toll on my mind, body, spirit and HAIR. In my MISSION to get my hair back healthy and grow it out to super lengths (again), I have been on YouTube more than usual. I have seen a few “natural hair challenges” that have peeked my interest. The “natural hair challenges” are challenges that people do to get their hair healthy by doing things that they don’t normally do in their hair routine for a certain period of time. As a Holistic Health Practitioner, I think it is important to represent fully. Meaning, not just eating foods that are healthy but having EVERYTHING that I use on my body healthy as well. While I haven’t used perfumes, lotions, or other harmful products on my body since 2006, my hair care has a different story. During my Holistic Nutrition Certification, we learned the importance of reading labels. In the past seven years since chopping off all of my hair, I have switched to more healthier hair care products and products that I have made (and sold). There are many challenges that have sprouted up. I have done a few in the past such as the “castor oil challenge” and the “biotin challenge.” The “natural hair challenge” that I have chosen, is to use ONLY FOOD ingredients on my hair for 30 days. Sounds a little weird but in actuality, I’ve basically have been doing that for the past three years. My conditioner is Kraft (or Helmens, which ever is on sale that week) and my oils are Olive, Coconut and Avocado. Now my shampoo… well I am working on that. My first shampoo of the month (March 2014) will be a baking soda shampoo and AVC (apple cider vinegar) rinse. I will keep you posted with updates on what I used, what worked and length checks!!! Feel free to join me!! I would love the support and to support others. Who’s with me?? 🙂

Change

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This card is the Wheel of Fortune from the Osho oracle deck. The Wheel of Fortune represents change. It may represent that your situation or circumstances are about to change.

As I moved closer to 40, I kept getting the sense my life would change. My daughter would be on her way to college and I was going to start the next chapter of my journey. Right before my 40th birthday I experienced a MAJOR shift in my life. While I knew this shift would come, I was NOT ready!! I fought tooth and nail and went down kicking and screaming.

Change is inevitable. Not all change is bad. Sometimes you are forced to make a change because wherever you are or whatever you are doing, may no longer serve your highest good. I’m a Taurus and by nature, we don’t like change. I especially don’t like change when I am quite damn comfortable where I am doing whatever I am doing, even if the change is necessary.

When you are transitioning through life to the next level, the transition can be uncomfortable. Rather than resist and fight it, making the transition unbearable, embrace the change with open arms. You may be surprised to find that your unexpected change has lead you to new experiences and or new opportunities.

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Amusing technology

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Technology is great!! I am typing the brief blog from my WordPress app on my iPhone!! I am moving up like George and Weezy. So really, I have no excuses for not busting out at least one blog a week.

Anyhoooo… I came across this pic on pinterest.com and had to blog about it. When I was a kid, McDonalds was a treat or when my mom didn’t cook.. Which was rare. Back then the sign on
McDonalds said “1 million sold.” now I think it says “1 billion sold”. I will admit, I was part of that 1 billion. I loved the fries. When I was transitioning to vegetarianism, I could have sworn I heard a commercial say “Now serving REAL chicken tenders.” like what the hell were you serving before? Makes you wonder. I hear all the time people talk about the vegetarian protein that I eat but when I compare that to the FAKE meat from McDonalds, some how the conversation ends quickly.

There’s much to be learned from a plant based diet.

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Raw Food Movement

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It’s been awhile since I last posted to my blog. A lot is going on in the life of La Treviette and has taken NUBODI to a WHOLE new level. But I’m back now and ready to take it TO that level.

In 1999 I gave up pork. I don’t know why, I just did. I loved bacon, pork chops (they were my specialty) and ham sammiches!! Back in 2003 I worked for an organization where almost all of the employees were vegan or vegetarian. Being the of the only meat eaters there, I felt kind of weird. Like they were going to throw me off the island. I only worked there a year (not because of the meat eating thing) however, I couldn’t help but have some of their ways rub off on me. That following year, I gave up beef. In 2006 I met a few other vegetarians and vegans. The more I talked with them the more that life style made sense.

At that stage in my life, I was ONLY talking about vegetarianism not necessarily that I was going there. On this journey we call life, we are taken places we have never expected… if we allow it to. Never in all my years on this planet did I think I would become a vegetarian let alone a raw foodist but life happens. In 2009 or 10, I came across this raw food chef certification (as if I NEED another certification) and I thought WOW… I need that!! LOL I said, this can catapult me into my raw food movement and most certainly add to my holistic health business. There was ONE problem… well TWO. One it was in Michigan and two it was $2000 for a two week stay. Well that wasn’t going to happen. So I placed the information on my MANIFESTATION Board and poof… two years later I am meeting people who are raw food chefs and one happens to be a friend of mine. He introduced me to the people at the restaurant where he is a chef and I was in love. Raw foods is not about eating a bunch of carrots. Well there are raw carrots involved but its not like you think. Raw foods involve cooking foods at low to no heat. Cooking food at very high temperatures and for extreme amounts of time, cooks out all of the nutrients from the foods. Since I was introducing people to juicing and making smoothies anyway, this was/IS up my alley. I am still young in my raw food journey so I will keep you posted as I move along.

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Dr. King’s Dream

Today is Dr. King’s birthday. I wanted to blog about it but still make it relative to Health, Healing and Spirituality. I was thinking about his “I Have A Dream” speech and really his whole crusade for equality. He was passionate about his work. So much so that he went to jail for his belief and ultimately died for what he believed in. I was watching The Soloist with Jamie Fox and Robert Downing Jr. Robert’s character says to his ex-wife referring to Jamie Fox’s character, “He has such passion for his music.He believes in the music so much. I have never had that much passion for anything in my life.” I could relate. I could relate. I have passion for what I do. My love for holistic health and healing but is it enough? I have passion for a lot of things but am I willing to go to jail for it? Would I go to jail because the government is trying to turn purchasing vitamins into requiring you need a prescription for them? I have often heard people quote “Do what you love and the money will come.”  When I did my first Green Goddess Party, I had so much fun. I LOVED what I was doing and it showed as my audience responded. That quote is something I have come to believe in. My New Year Goal, is to step up my passion.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

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New Chef in Town!!

Before I purchased my first house, I started buying the things I would need like bathroom accessories, kitchen stuff and pots and pans. I had no idea what Spirit was doing back then however as I reflect on it now, I can see where Spirit was going. Back then I was making big bucks or what I considered big bucks so I could afford to get the good stuff. I had no idea that I would later become a vegetarian or so health conscious when I decided to buy my pots and pans. The pots and pans that I purchased were Teflon free.

“The nonstick coating used in DuPont’s Teflon® pans has been found to release one or more of 15 different toxic gases when heated to certain temperatures. There are alternatives to Teflon cookware. Safer options include stainless steel, ceramic or cast iron. Anodized aluminum cookware is regarded by some to be better than Teflon, but others feel that aluminum is concerning as it is a potentially toxic metal.One of the main chemicals used in the manufacturing process of Teflon® and other nonstick pans is perflurooctanoic acid (PFOA) also known as C-8. This chemical has led to cancer and birth defects in lab animals, and may have led to birth defects in DuPont plant workers.”

Aside from food tasting better, its better for you to cook on non Teflon cookware. Choose to live a healthier life.

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Vegan/Vegetarian Speed Dating

I was talking to someone about getting back into the dating scene. I said I was ready to do this for real this time but that I was interested in someone who was on the same path that I am on. For me, I think that its best that I date someone who understands my weirdness. Not that being a vegetarian or vegan is weird but most people, who are, understand the energetic of being a vegan or vegetarian. Not all, but most. Any way, she suggested speed dating. Not necessarily vegan/vegetarian but speed dating in general. I thought, I wonder if they have a vegan/vegetarian speed dating out there. Hmmmm, I thought I give it a try. I did a search on Google (I love Google; you can find ANYTHING on there!!) I found an online meeting place that was hosting a vegan/vegetarian dating in the area!! WHOOO HOOO. I was in luck. So I signed up and eagerly awaited the date. The day had arrived. I walked in my closets and could not find a thing to wear. What do you wear to these things? So, an outfit was picked out and my best face paint was laid on and off I went. I arrived about ten good minutes early. Just enough time to eat an appetizer. Now WHY would you pick a restaurant that is NOT vegan/vegetarian friendly? I do eat fish but what was on the menu was NOT an appetizer or under ten bucks! So I scouted around to see who might float my boat and really didn’t see anyone. I thought maybe I was early. This shing dig was supposed to start @ 7:30 and it was almost that time. I heard the lady say she was gathering all of us together. Ladies and the booths and the men would be the ones to move from seat to seat. KOOL. I don’t have to do any work.  So the night began. You got LITERALLY 5 minutes with each guy. I had some questions prepared and all of these things I thought I would be able to get out in that 5 minutes. Didn’t happen. Most of the questions were; “Are you are vegan or vegetarian and how long?’ By the time you answered that and they answered that, DING, it was time for the guy to switch. While there was no love connection with any of the guys I met, it was definitely interesting to know that there are others out there who are looking for a mate who has similar eating and life styles. Avoids some of the drama later.
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