Why Hi’ya There Stranger

Good thing Leif loves riding in the trailer cause mama's cycling this summer!

Good thing Leif loves riding in the trailer cause mama’s cycling this summer! And he is so stylish doing it!

It’s been much too long!  I returned to my nanny job in May and was very very busy with a newborn and two lovely toddlers until last week when their mama started her summer break and I went on my own!  To add to the business, we are buying a duplex!  We are supposed to get the keys next week!

With my return to work in May and the craziness of purchasing a home, I sort of let some areas of my diet slip.  Mainly–coffee.  I became pretty reliant on java to get through my day.  I also found myself indulging a little more than usual on such delicacies as dark chocolate and the sort.  Also, I’ve been fighting a sinus thing (poor little Leif is too) and my body has been tight and my left foot is angry at me apparently and struggling to heal from plantar fascitis. This means my marathon goals for the summer have been put on hold and I’m doing a lot of cross training with a little bit of running.  That’s okay.

I’m not letting it get me down (too much).  After a weekend of much indulgence (can you say Almond  milk Ice cream with kailua?)…I’m dedicating the next 16 days to cleaning up shop.  This doesn’t mean starving myself by any means–it means a focus on nutrition.  I’m using Kris Karr’s Crazy Sexy Cleanse as a guide but of course I’m skipping out of the juice fasts and adding a little extra to my day since I’m responsible for 100% of Leif’s nutrients!  I’m of course focusing on my greens, healthy fats, and lots and lots of veggies but also trying to include at least one fermented food every day to help balance those bacteria in my gut.  Also, daily yoga (whether its 5 minutes or an hour), dry brushing (cleanses the lymphatic system), and neti pot usage are on the list!  Here’s what my day looked like:

Day 1

Stayed in bed snuggling with Leif until 8 AM (soooo wonderful)

Glass of lukewarm water with lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper (wakes up the liver)

Cup of green tea (a little boost as energy along with a fat dose of antioxidants!)

30 minutes Power Yoga

BIG Glass of Green Juice–green apple, cucumber, lettuce, ginger, lemon


Green Smoothie– Banana, frozen tropical fruit, greens, Vega protein powder, water

40 minute run with stroller

Lunch–Big Ass salad–mixed greens from my garden! soaked sunflower seeds, 1/2 avo, tahini dressing, kalamata olives, bell peppers, zuchini, tofu, sea weed, walnuts, tahini dressing; mother’s milk tea

Afternoon pick me up–kombucha tea, green smoothie–tropical fruit, almond milk, chia seeds, maca powder, spinach

Stroll in the park with Leif and friend (and her nomadic cycling house guest)

Before dinner–another cup of Mother’s Milk tea

Dinner–big salad with mixed greens, bell peppers, zuchinni, sunflower seeds; soba noodles with edamame and tarmari sauce, kimchi

Any favorite cleaning up shop recipes? habits?


5 thoughts on “Why Hi’ya There Stranger

  1. Julie

    Hello my dear friend! I was just thinking that I haven’t heard from you for a very long time. Glad you are enjoying the long morning snuggles, eating well and working on getting your body healthy and balanced.

    So many new exciting things happening. Nice that you have the summer to move in and personalize the place. How is Josh doing? Are you traveling anywhere this summer?

    Big Hugs!


    • mjorgey

      Miss you, Julie! We have a busy summer planned! We are supposed to get our keys to the house this week, going to AZ the next week, I’m headed to Mt. Adams for Wild Woman the next, and then we are driving to Alaska the last week of July and spending 3 weeks on the road! We are needing some wide open spaces and adventure! I’m scared of the bears!

      • Julie

        Wow. You are not kidding busy summer. Sounds like great plans though. And, all with a baby in tow. My goodness. Howard said, Brave People!

  2. You made me look up ‘dry brushing’- thanks for teaching today! Mmmm…java. It’s nearly 8pm (my bedtime) and that still sounds delicious to me. Don’t be too hard on yourself with the coffee- think of it as a morning enema! Haha. Love your blog, girl.

    • mjorgey

      Haha, I love the “morning enema” Its so true. I just felt like I was a little too dependent on it and it was giving me the jitters so I wanted to get it all out of my system for a couple weeks! No doubt I’ll return to it. Glad you learned something new. Dry brushing feels wonderful!

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