Sunday, December 23, 2012

Time for Change

Last night we watched on Netflix an amazing documentary called Hungry for Change and it was a further eye opener to what we both need to do for our health. Even though we are mostly gluten, sugar free and I am dairy free and we try to eat mostly organic wherever possible and antibiotic and hormone free meats, I realize that we need to start adding juices, smoothies, no more white flour products even if they are gluten free.

So this morning, my first day off for the holidays, I dusted off  out my old juicer, opened up the fridge and juiced up some carrots, an apple, celery, garlic and romaine lettuce, added a dash of cayenne and made that our first drink of the day. I passed on my usual organic green tea which I am going to switch out for caffeine free ginger  and other herb teas and Todd even passed on his coffee which I think he knows doesn't do him any justice. You see coffee/caffeine is a stressor on our adrenals and we need all the help we can get.

He is gone out to the mall and to make a grocery stop for me while I whip up a hearty lentil soup for when he gets back.  I know this is the way to go for us diet wise and it won't be easy and it will certainly be more time consuming. Buying lots of organic veggies for juicing is expensive but we will try and if we switch out our usual meat meals once or twice a week for vegetarian it might balance out to be the same dollars spent but I don't think so.  It already seems like I don't have enough time or energy to do all I ever want to do and this means something has got to give as I spend more time trying new recipes, prepping foods at night etc.  As well sleep is on of the most important aspects of health recovery and I plan to get 9 hours each and every night where I currently get about 8.

This change is something that I look forward to for the both of us. It will mean that I will not focus so much on the state of our home but on the state of our well being and spirit. Maybe it will give me back the energy I need to finish up all those little projects I've been wanting to get done. The next step of our health journey will be not about perfection but about renewed energy found from ultimate health.

If you don't feel well, can't lose weight no matter what then you should see this documentary. It is also available on Utube so check it out if you don't have Netflix.

Blessings and good health to everyone for the Christmas season.
Cheers to 2013!


Melissah from Coastal Style said...

I just got back from holidays so thanks for your Christmas greetings - hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Here's the link to the Christmas stockings

Serendipitous Home said...

Thanks Melissah for the link, so kind of you to reply. Wisteria is amazing but unfortunately doesn't ship to Canada but it was fun looking.

Happy 2013!!