I feel like it’s been ages since I have posted in here!! Well it has been about 4 days since my last update! 28 days to go on this challenge!
I decided that I am not going to post my daily food intake as that can get quite boring for people to read after a while. I will only do so when I have done something different. As you’ve noticed for the 11 days, it was much the same. Today I started my day with a good ‘ole lovin’ juice, which I haven’t had for a couple of days and missed!
I was watching a few of Kristina’s Fully raw videos on you tube last night because I was needing some inspiration and my motivation needed a top up. Through watching her videos, I have been lead to her friend Megan Elizabeth Raw, who has so many recipe ideas. And also through my research to make Tahini Dip & a few other things, I found Dan, The Life Regenerator – who is also very motivating & inspiring on this raw journey.
Why have I been lacking motivation and needing inspiration?
Well for the last couple of days I have come down with a slight cold. I know that it’s all coming from the whole detoxing process of going raw. Kristina, who has been on raw lifestyle for 7 years, said in one of her videos that she was detoxing for a year and a half before being where she is still today, in her mind, body & spirit. After hearing that, it really made me rethink what I said about that there was no possibility for me to have this as part of my lifestyle. I think I just need to be more open minded about the whole process. That there will be many ups and downs throughout. In the last few days, I really felt like giving up and just eating cooked food. I have found myself actually craving for hot food, cooked food. And I worked it out, and then had it confirmed by one of Dan the Man’s videos I was watching last night…that I am craving the denseness from cooked/hot foods. So what I have found that I have been doing is eating way too many nuts & seeds & dried fruits to compensate for that addiction!!! Crazy huh!?!I think I had an overdose of nuts yesterday, so as from today I am detoxing from this for a few days, and slowly reintroduce it in acceptable portions. After watching all the you tube videos yesterday, I keep feeling a pull back to the 80/10/10 book, the more I am looking for guidance on this journey! Been ensuring that I read a few pages daily.
On an emotional level, I have been feeling quite clingy – needing affection & energetically drained. This is also because I know that I need more variety in my fruit and vegetables intake, as well as needing to eat a lot more fruits!!!! All a learning process, I am certainly not expecting to be perfect. Just want to learn to listen to what my body needs more and more.
Spiritually not as high as I have been, but that is also because I have been unconsciously grounding myself way too much with the denseness of nuts & seeds. But meanwhile, been following some guidance to help release some negative ego that I’ve had to deal with. Very timely with the full moon of last night At the same time, I am also feeling grateful more than before. Not miraculously becoming zen or anything, but just being able to have that feeling more and more, a lot of the time, without consciously thinking about it!
Mentally, I have found myself a lot more aware again than ever. Awareness of my emotions, of my reactions, etc have stepped up a notch definitely. Not that it stops me completely in my tracks or anything, but I do feel like I am participating and observing at the same time…it’s quite an experience! There are always tests, every minute, every hour of everyday though, that’s for sure!!
Oh and the other thing that I have discovered, is that I am not as much of a sweet tooth as I thought I was. The sweetness from dates, or dried fruits, can be quite overwhelming for my palate I found.
I think I have released all that I can for now, the headache that I am experiencing at the moment is not allowing my writing to flow as freely as usual, so I will take that as a sign to stop.
Leave you with this, till next time…