Last night, I had nightmares so no rest. I can also feel cold like symptoms…detox no doubt. I am just glad it is moving out. The Garden Soup is very cleansing, especially for the liver so I am not surprised to have cold symptoms. I welcome any liver cleansing since it is such a vital organ for optimum health. I was not quite ready to brave a full on liver gall bladder flush so this is the next best choice.
I had Garden Bliss Soup for breakfast. Then, had Dill Refresher for lunch. They are so delicious! I decided to go to a movie today and had a little popcorn. It was plain but still a treat. I drank tons of water after so I could flush it through my system. I know I know. I tried to just fully enjoy it and not beat myself up over it. It seems like just guilt alone can cause turmoil in the body. I decided to just love it and got right back on track with soup. I had Roasted Red Pepper Delight for dinner. I just love this one so much. Yummmmm.
It was a lovely day and I’m feeling ready to curl up in bed for a cozy night’s sleep. Still feel cold/flu like symptoms. The bed is calling.
Woke up early today and did some work before breakfast. I had Garden Bliss Soup for extra cleansing. It was zingy and a fantastic wake me up! I went to the gym for some swimming and steam room/dry sauna. Ahhhh divine. I am doing Yin Yoga today. I had to give my knee a break from working and stretching so deeply. It is healing for the knees, but I think I pushed a little too hard. I’m good now though.
This cleanse is really teaching me to listen more intently to my body in each moment.
I am having Cauliflower Comfort Soup Later.
I have to admit that I am desiring solid food so I will definitely be ready for the next stage in the Alkaline Lifestyle. I will move to solid food on day 25 by adding in raw salads with my soup. I might even add brown rice to the soups. Then, I will continue to eat 90% Alkaline foods with one day a week to go out. I am allowing myself a treat day so I am still able to go out to eat with friends and family without having to carry my own food. I am so accustomed to being the picky one when I go with someone to a restaurant. It will be really nice to not have to do that. Plus, I want to make sure I do not feel like I am dieting. This is a lifestyle change, not a new diet.
Cauliflower Comfort Soup
- 1 Head of Cauliflower
- 3 Yellow Squash
- 4 Zucchini
- 2 Yellow Onions
- Olive Oil
- 4 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Quart of Almond Milk
- 1 Container of Veggie Broth
Grill Veggies until lightly browned. Blend cauliflower, & half the onions. Add almond milk until creamy put back in soup pan. Stir in veggies and broth. You can puree all of it if you prefer.
Today, I woke up early and had Garden Bliss Soup. I want the cleansing to continue. I have a slight headache and runny nose. I am not tired, just a few sniffles. However, I had a battle with my mind this morning. My thoughts are really heavy and tending to be more negative. I just keep feeling it and reaching for thoughts that give me relief. I have so much beauty in my life to be grateful for. It really feels like old toxins leaving my body in the form of negativity and frustration. I started making a story around it…complaining about my knee hurting and how it’s holding me back. Then, as I followed these thoughts, it was easy to get into a dramatic story and justification of why I should feel this way. After a few moments of that, I could feel my vibration tanking. I was feeling drained so I stopped.
My boyfriend was so helpful in reminding me to shift my focus back to all the wonderful aspects of my life. He also went on about people that have it way worse, mentioning this athlete that trained all Summer to play football then had a shoulder blowout right before his first game of the season. Ouch.
It is truly surprising how quickly the mind can shift from downward thoughts to gratitude and gratitude banishes negativity. It is the ultimate antidote for low frequency. I could feel my body, mind, and spirit lifting within seconds. I think I became 5 years younger instantly! Then, my mind was like a happy monkey looking for more gratitude bananas. It was on a serious mission to find as many as it could as fast a possible. It was a game and it was determined to win.
When we give our mind a focus, it begins to serve us to expand our consciousness. It can literally be our greatest ally or our biggest enemy holding us back in life. The power of the mind has the ability to catapult us higher or drive us deep into despair. The thing we need to identify is the fact that we are not at the mercy of our mind, we are not our thoughts, and we have power over how our mind serves us.
What are you focused on right now?
Abraham Hicks states that it only takes 17 seconds of focusing on a thought to start to manifest a new vibration. If we spend that 17 seconds focused on what we desire most, we will start drawing that to us. The more we focus on that thought, the more we become an exact match for that and we always attract what we are a vibrational match of.
While I was focused on my hurt knee and how limiting it was, it became more painful. I was matching the vibration of injury and telling the Universe that I wanted more of that. Scary thought huh?
When I began focusing on all the beauty in my life, suddenly I was seeing more around me. I started seeing all the opportunities I had and was excited to buy vegetables for my new soup recipes. Then, I noticed how my pants were getting loose on me and how I looked different in the mirror, in a good way. My boyfriend and I laughed and had the best time grocery shopping, which could have definitely gone a different way. Not to mention, I’ve gone 24 days without solid food so I could have been miserable. Instead, we had a great time and I felt excited about my life.
Every single day, I am getting new lessons in what is most important. It feels like this time is ripe for us to be guided into a higher way of being. We have a choice to ignore it or to tap into what is happening all around us and within. There is also a connection between our inner clarity and the food we put into our body. When we start to clear and clean our bodies, our minds start to clear. There is also significance in how we move our bodies in connection with the breath and the mind. When we consciously choose to put our bodies in balance with breath, movement, and clean food, our mind follows along. It is such an amazing process.
I could really see a contrast between how clear my mind has been, in the last 24 days, when toxins started moving out and affecting my thoughts. It went from stillness to chaos. Then, I could really see how that was the old normal.That was the way my mind was constantly moving when I lived on a diet of soda, fast food, and sugary treats. That is also how I gained 30 lbs in 3 months! Yes, you read that correctly. I did not even realize it until I couldn’t get into any of my clothes except my yoga pants and they were tight. Yikes!
Now, I feel thin, strong, and my mind is clear. Less than a month ago, I put on size 11 pants and they were tight. Now, I am wearing a comfortable size 8. I am getting inspired ideas and revelations every day. I am having visionary dreams again and that stuck stagnant feeling is a story from the past. As I am writing this, I wonder how I could have ever felt frustrated this morning. My life is so full of rich abundance.
Yours is too if you take the time right now. Put your mind on the task of finding as many positive attributes as possible. Make it a game, it will truly blow your mind wide open.
Before Size 11 After Size 8 –
Inches lost in my arms, waist, hips, & legs
My original Before Pictures were deleted so these are from day 10 and day 25. My day 1 pictures were much worse. I am very disappointed to not have them! I am still extremely happy with the results and I got so much more than I even imagined when I started.
Today, I woke up slowly with a feeling of lounging in the sunshine with my kitty. It was wonderful. Sigh. Then, I had some Garden Bliss Soup for breakfast. I did some work on the computer. My head is clear but I am still experiencing some cold like symptoms. I feel amazingly pure though so even the detox is not bothering me today. My mind has been still will very little chaotic mind chatter. It makes working feel more inspired and effective. I have ideas flowing freely without all the garbage getting in the way. I feel like I did when I was young…creative ideas flowing constantly.
I made a pot of Energizer Veggie Soup for lunch and it was perfect. It was so satisfying for my body and I am feeling ready for my workout with the energy it gave me. Awesome. Pureeing the celery, radish and onion gives it a creamy look which makes it even yummier. I hope you like it.
Tonight, I will have a Kale Ceasar and some soup. I am off to do strength and dumbbell workout.
Energizer Veggie Soup
- 3 Stalks of Celery
- 3 Handfuls of Spinach
- Cup of Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Red Onion
- 2 radishes
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Tbsp Stevia
- Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to taste
Ceasar Fabuloso Dressing!
1/2 cup raw (organic) cashews
1 cup vegetable stock- from recipe above
2 cloves garlic
Soak cashews for 30 minutes and drain. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add bragg’s if needed. Pour over kale and top with cashew pieces.