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:
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?