Detox Central

Wow! I’ve completed 2 weeks of this Detox and happy to report nothing. Still doing 2 Arbonne Vegan smoothies a day and 1 veggie-centric meal. I have been switching it up and having my fork and plate meal for either lunch or dinner with my smoothie for the alternate meal. I’m happy to report that…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. 🙂 Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

Day 4

WOW!!! What a difference a day makes! I woke up this morning euphoric! I feel great, energized, and proud of myself. I had a meeting last nite and stayed away from the chocolate, wine, and tortilla chips…not even a taste! My day began as usual – hot lemon water, meditation, journaling, visualization; but it all…

Day 2 & 3

OK, this is tough. And not tough in the way that I’m hungry and just thinking about food all the time, but this is uncomfortable. I have a low grade headache, I am exhausted (more than usual), cranky, and overall not myself. Emotions and thoughts are coming up that are difficult and pivotal. My willpower…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…

Prep

I wanted to share the products I will be using for my 30 day elimination diet. It’s all part of the package that comes with Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living. It comes with 2 – 44.4oz bags of Protein Shake Mix, 1 – 16.9oz bag of Daily Fiber Boost, 2 boxes of Digestion Plus,…

80/20 shift

With Summer coming to a close, I’ve realized how much my 80/20 eating lifestyle has shifted. What began as allowing some of the less healthy foods into my diet 20% of the time – snacks, chips, alcohol (hello, beach bum days with the kids!) – has become less fresh leafy greens and more tortilla chips….

mmm…

I love loading up my meals with nutrients..including my smoothies. It’s the quickest, easiest way to get the most health benefits and as a mom of 2 toddlers, I need quick and easy! I’ve been making Matcha Maca Lattes (say that 3 times fast) for a while now and have enjoyed the benefits, especially in…

The #1 A-word you want to be

Awesome, Amazing, Admirable…all great words, but the one I’m referring to is most important to all of us – alkaline. Let’s go back to high school chemistry class…remember the pH scale? It ranges from 0-14 measuring how acidic or alkaline a liquid is; a pH of 7 is considered neutral, below 7 is considered acidic, and…

Oatmeal+

As a mother of 2 small boys, my meals are few and far between. I either have to eat what the 2 year old is eating or eat when he is napping as he generally wants “a bite” of anything I am eating. “A bite” turns into him cleaning my plate. Therefore, I need nutrient dense…

Tea Time

Over the weekend I visited an awesome little bakery that makes only gluten-free items, Twice Baked Baking Company. I’ve been following them for a bit on instagram and everything looks amazing! I went in for the olive loaf, but it was sold out and instead left with a delicious brioche loaf. {Note: the brioche is gluten-free…

Monday Morning Veggie Quiche

Wow…first real post. I’ve been running ideas through my head the last couple of days wanting to do this right and a keep it as a real representation of myself. I tend to scroll quickly through the words to get to the recipe when I browse cooking blogs, so I want to keep the verbiage short and…