Haven't lost a single pound since I declared my overweightness, but I'm slowly making some diet changes over here and making some other big changes as well. In fact, I've moved from Operation Weightloss to Operation Wellness. Because that's what it's more about. Yes, I want to lose the weight, but more importantly I just want to feel better, more energy. Not saying that I feel particularly awful, but I suppose I'm curious about the pursuit of optimal wellness.
Also, I'm realizing that this is a journey that is more about spiritual/physical/mental wellness than it is about losing weight.
Here's where I'm at.....
I've signed up for three months of intense training! Think 5:30-6:30am workouts with a group of women. Think careful food monitoring, calories in and calories out. Think sore muscles. Think punching bags. Think resistance training, cardio training. Think bad ass! I love it!
I have an intuition that starting my day this way will be good, very very good for the overall structure of my life. By the time I get home from these morning workouts, True isn't even up yet!
I am the last one you'd think would be enjoying a green smoothies but I am! I'm having one or two a day.
My favorite one is the one above:
two or three handfuls of spinach
about a cup of frozen pineapple
about half a cup of frozen strawberries
whey organic protein powder scoops
couple spoonfuls of almond milk yogurt
flax oil OR fish oil (flavored)
about 8oz or so of crushed ice and water
Put it all into the Vitamix (BEST INVESTMENT EVER) and out comes deliciousness.
Although I would not say I feel spiritually depleted (the opposite, really - incredibly grateful for the blessings of life), I am finding that I'm more curious than ever, more open than ever before. I'm reading books like this one and this one while also seeing energy healers, psychics, and more. I'm having deep conversations about past lives, metaphysics, karma, the journey of spirits, God, and how love is the only energy/currency that matters. I absolutely believe that we are spiritual beings having human experiences and am currently fascinated by the man who says this is so.
So there you have it. No answers really. Just progress in the forward motion on wellness. I will keep you posted!