Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Day 60 was creative

So this juicing thing actually gives me time to focus a lot on painting which is one amazing job!!! I am enjoying the energy so much! And I can get a lot done in one day, so this weekend I will deliver this painting I am working on, it is ten feet wide and I am loving the process. I will make sure to upload the whole thing when it is finished. I usually don´t do much figurative stuff, but this one I am loving intensely!

Today only 2 quarts of juice though.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day 54 + the coolest class! (no heat involved)

I had an amazing experience teaching my first Raw Foods class this past saturday, I loved it.
A long time ago I took a Quiromancy class (how to read the hands) and it turns out I have rare marks in the form of a stick figure person on both hands, the teacher said those are educator or teacher marks, I found that so odd because teaching has never been my thing, I don´t like public speaking so much, one on one speaking I love, but to more than one, not so much. So It feels good to have figured out those lines in my hands! I can teach raw foods! Every ingredient gave me a story to tell; cayenne pepper, nutmeg, mushrooms, garlic, avocado, I was so excited to share all this info gathered in the past year, of course stuff about enzymes and alkaline/acid balance.

Carrots is the name of the little health store where the class was held, it is a great place and they hold lots of healthy cooking classes, so now we are also sharing the option of not cooking, just healthy eating! The people who came to the class were mostly vegetarians, or close to that, so already health conscious and very knowledgeable, my friend Ben says I´m a next level facilitator. And It all rolled easily. I fact I am very happy that two of the attendants contacted me later interested in juice feasting! This was such a pleasant surprise!

I chose simple recipes that I had tried before and loved because since I am juice feasting I wouldn´t be able to test and taste there. Instead of a salad we made jamaican style kebabs, an avocado/celery soup with a chipotle swirl, then marinated portobello steaks with white mushroom gravy (this recipe I loved so much we had it at my sister´s wedding last year) and a black cherry cobbler for dessert. All turned out great. Or so I heard.

My friend Ana helped me so much, she is transitioning and eats raw vegan all week and though she still gives herself the weekends off, little by little is walking away from weekend meats, I´m so proud of her! In fact 3 of the people in the class own a vitamix, one of them even a dehydrator, I have found my community which is what it is all about! Seriously non of them looked the least bit shocked about the 92 day juicing thing opposed to the Average Juan around this premises.

It´s a great feeling, I can´t wait for the next one scheduled for next month!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Day 39

Wow tomorrow will be day 40!!! I honestly never thought I had it in me to do something like this, for so long at least. One year ago we did the master cleanse for 10 days and this is very much NOT the same.

Most days I have struggled with having the whole gallon of juice, but I always feel better when I do.
The weather is getting very hot now a days, so we must always make a point to have ice to carry the juices around.
I have also been feeling different, definetely feeling younger and by now we have dropped a lot of weight, I started this with 74 kilos and now I am 67 kilos, (as of last week). That is the weight I was when I was 18 and very athletic. I have been slacking a little on the exercise only walking and doing yoga now and then... I feel that my progress would be greatly increased if I get that going well. My skin feels and looks better than when we started the juicefeast, And soooooooo much better than it was one year ago before I went raw.

I am also currently reading A New Earth, my little sis gave it to me on my birthday, and I am loving all the clarity it brings, Eckhart Tolle has a great gift to make all these profound truths so accesible and I am drinking up every word... and feeling joy in just being. I have been surounded by friends lately, and I used to be more on the hiding side just a few months ago, so I love this, my life, my energy has shifted to a nicer state of being. Some synchronicities are showing up so I follow up on them. Simple stuff like I got twice the prints I ordered for a poster for my first RawFood class I am giving, the printer made a mistake and they gave me the extra prints for free. Hey! maybe the Universe wants more rawfoodies among the north of Mexico! I also met a foodie who lives here at an event... this is huge for me to have some sense of community, today I contacted another family who eats raw around here and I am looking forward to meeting them soon! How cool is that?!?!?!

Well all for toay and promise to make this more often!