Day 185: Friday was day two of the detoxifying fruit/vegetable fast and the most sore I have ever been in my entire life (see: two previous days of sweat). My body was drained. Mike and I went for an hour walk around the neighborhood while every 20 ish steps one of my sore legs would give out. #healthyexhaustion
*The photo of me sleeping/spooning my cat on the couch was taken this evening at 8:30 pm.
Day 186: My legs were finally able to bend again, so I celebrated with a run around my neighborhood. For fourty minutes I soaked up the sun (with loads of SPF 30) and took in all the dreamy homes that I love looking at and longing for.
Day 187: Day four of the detoxifying and I have a lot of energy back. On day two we added in a lean protein and veggies for dinner and that helped out a bunch. With all of my gusto returning I found that my body was craving yoga. I have not had a home yoga practice in such a long time that I knew it was time to unroll my mat in my living room. I turned on some Ondemand classical tunes and setup my own flow for 55 minutes, while I smelled our smoked paprika chicken in the oven. Home + comfort food + my two loves (Mike and Jack the cat)= bliss. I could get used to this type of sweat.
I focused on poses that gave my back a good stretch and took the largest breaths I can remember ever taking. I inhaled strength and exhaled love. Over and over and over again. It was such a gentle reminder of how peaceful hoga (home yoga) can really be.
Recipe of the week: Carrot Bliss
- 4 large carrots
- 1/2 inch lemon (including peel)
- grated ginger
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1 cup water
Blend in Vitamix using the “frozen dessert” setting. Sidenote: this is definitely not a dessert, just a delicious carrot juice.