Off my game | Finding my way back to peace

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I have got to make some serious changes in my life – discipline.

I have not been working out the way I want to so I want to make a change.

The first 3 weeks of this cleanse I felt alive and brand new – and now I feel a little clouded again.

Perhaps because I have drifted away from eating mostly raw and have slid into the partly raw arena.

I need to make a shift.

No more indulging in popcorn – even if it is air popped lol

I need more leaves, roots & beans!

I want my balance back – and daily yoga is back in full effect!

 

I WROTE THAT WEEKS AGO…

and never posted it.

Thought I’d update it today.

I see now that I was being a little hard on myself, but perhaps I did what I needed to do to keep myself disciplined.

It worked.

I’m now down 27 lbs and have managed to keep my bipolar symptoms in check thus far.

I’ve been doing regular yoga and even made it out for a few runs.

My eating has been superb – although I did indulge a few times, I kept it balanced and upped my fitness during the time.

No more bad habits only occasional treats!

I feel healthier in body, mind and spirit and I’ve only just begun!

Life now has so much promise where before I felt empty and lost.

I have real concrete goals – like to seriously get into my yoga practice,  find a teacher and commit to my practice and decided in a few years if I’d like to,  teach.

Goals!

Yes me!

Business is moving along and I have now added a new feature to my blog (MakeydahsPantry.com) Yogi of the Month where I interview lesser known yogis to give them exposure and show people the real heart of yoga.

I have so much planned for my website it’s incredible!

I’m on cloud nine – but in a realistic way.

Life is good because I am taking part in shaping it into something I feel is good.

Thank God for Yoga, Dharma, Niyamas and Bhakti 🙂

I just wanted to take this opportunity to not only update my blog, but to also share some of this positive good feeling I am experiencing at the moment.

This has to be shared!

Love and light!

Be easy you guyys

 

 

Hemp & Chia Vanilla ‘Ice Cream’

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As we say goodbye to summer, let’s indulge in some ice cream for old-times sake, shall we?

Did I mention there is no sugar, LOW FAT, no cholesterol and no dairy?

Oh, and it’s completely RAW!

I know, I just blew your mind.

Pick it up off the floor because you’re going to need it to make this extremely healthy and massively tasty raw vegan low fat recipe.

FYI – nutritional information at the end of this post!

What you’ll need:

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  • 3 dates
  • 1 1/2 frozen rip bananas that look like the ones below
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (recipe for homemade coming soon in fall recipes!)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • 2 Tbs Nutritional Yeast Flakes

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Combine ingredients in a food processor and mix on high speed until well blended and the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

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Enjoy!

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Nutritional Info:

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Everyone loves a good smoothie recipe!

Even though September is almost over – you’re welcome

Being Zen | 30 Days of Cleansing ☯

tumblr_mj9azwY4481r20nwwo1_500This past Thursday marked 30 days of cleansing for me.

I’m pretty proud of myself and I’m also ready to tackle the next 60!

There have been a few bumps in the road – going through one now.

It’s my own fault due to lack of organization.

But come next week all should be good.

 

For the past 2 or 3 days, I’ve been very zen-like.

I can really say that by looking back, I can see this has been a slow progression in my change in mood and attitude.

Could it have something to do with eating so clean?  Or the yoga?  Or both?

Hmm…

What ever it is, I know that yoga and eating clean have helped me lose 21 pounds so far!

Woot!

Hells yes baby!

I’m very happy with that.

Otherwise, not much else going on except still no groceries – and that meant no Farmer’s Market today.

I’m expecting an update early next week, so Farmer’s Market next Saturday!

I have a couple more blog posts coming this week (if I don’t get lazy and put them off)

I have a few more updates I’d like to bring you as well.

Just checking in.

Be easy you guys!

 

My annual 12 week 'Everything Cleanse' starts tomorrow!

 

 

 

Berry Berry Protein Smoothie™

Okay.
I was hungry as hell this morning – I was tired, it’s Sunday and I laid in the bed for far too long so yeah, I didn’t eat on time.
I say all that to say this:
I am half assing this post because I did not take pictures of this process – forgive me!

Although this isn’t my picture, it does turn out looking pretty much like this

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the recipe:

  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I use whey)
  • Powdered Greens (I use a mix from a local shop that contains Alfalfa Leaf, Barley Grass, Beet Root, Chlorella, Lecithin, Dandelion Root, Nettle Leaf, Parsley Leaf, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Kelp, Bee Pollen, Rosehips) 
  • Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil 
  • Raspberries
  • BlueBerries
  • Strawberries
  • 1/2 Banana (for sweetness) 
  • 16 oz Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend!
Please note that this recipe yields enough for two people.
You can also add a natural sweetner if itisn’t sweet enough for you – lke agave nectar or black strap molasses.
I hope you enjoy it!
 

The gift of inspiration

You know, I truly want to be successful with this cleanse.
Mostly because I want to be an example to the people around me,
I want them to see that it works, that it’s real and that they can do it too.
I want to give that gift.
I want to help people; to contribute to the world.
The only way I can do that is by improving my own life and self image.
By being an example, like Sharee over at Funeral For My Fat on Tumblr.
I have to admit, I’ve never been inspired by anyone so profoundly until I came across her blog about a year ago.
The way she’s touched me and so many others is the same gift I would like to give.
If it catches on enough, everyone will be getting healthy and learning how to heal themselves with food instead of drugs.

A girl can dream.

Just my rambling thoughts this lazy Saturday afternoon.

Be the change you guys

Makeydah  ॐ