Just checking in regarding my Eat The Greens summer missionÂ 2016. Â After a very successful first week where I ate not one, but TWOÂ bunches of steamed swiss chard (my baby even ate it!), I found myself feeling great. Â I think I ate vegan / no wheat for like 5 days! Â Then…the inevitable…I ate all the cheese and drank all the wines for a bit! Â I failed at meal planning and shopping and sleeping enough. Â I was a walking zombie for a few days shoveling pizza in my mouth. Â It was pretty fun.
Do you need the details? Â Probably not. Â I just thought I’d try to keep it real. Â No, I don’t want to get cancer again, but dang, busy life makes it hard sometimes to be balanced, doesn’t it? Â What is true balance, for me, in all reality? Â I was reminded not to get too crazy in either direction – too healthy or too much fun. Â I ate the greens when I could. Â I let my to-do list simmer away a little neglected and didn’t let it keep me up at night. Â Guess what, that to-do list is not going to kill anyone! Â The undone work doesn’t go anywhere or cause a catastrophe (most of the time)! Â I like the wine and cheeses. Â I have recovered pretty darn well from having a baby a year ago. Â I feel strong and fit lately. Â My soul is smiling. Â I will take a wellness blood test soon after breastfeeding ends and see where some other health markers are, out of curiosity. Â Have you heard of wellness fx before? Â It’s pretty cool.
My formula for the moment: Â Eat some greens, beans, berries when you can. Try not to only eat cheese, wine, and chocolate, oh and bread for every single meal. Â Love in all ways. Â Work hard. Â Find work you can love. Â Chill sometimes too. Â Find the spirit of Esalen at least once per week in normal life. Â Surround yourself with good peeps.
Have you guys tried any new activities you’ve loved lately? Â I have re-found my love of hiking and I LOVE our new YoBarre classes at Smiling Dog! Â It’s really just circuit training with a barre and some yoga, but I love it!
Keep it real my friends, keep it real. Â Have you seen my baby walk yet? Â This ain’t the best video, but it’s real!