Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Daily Rituals Today

Creating daily rituals is what helps us stay organized when trying to live a healthy lifestyle. i'm often asked what i do and eat on a daily basis so i like to share with you occasionally my daily routines, food intake, exercise, what i feed my family etc. what works for me on a daily basis has been discovered through experience. i'm always changing what i do and eat dependent upon my needs at that time. It's important to stay present and make changes when needed to help you reach your goals. my goal each day in regards to food and exercise is to eat and move the body so i feel good and have energy to do the things i want to do. i have found that eating a raw living foods diet primarily made up of green juices, fresh fruits and veggies, loads of sprouts, fermented foods such as sauerkraut and some sprouted nuts and seeds is the food that works best for me. In regards to movement, yoga is what makes my body and mind feel balanced and alive right now. my weekly schedule varies dependent upon the day: i work tuesday-thursday and i'm home with my boys friday-monday. here is my day today:

wake 4 am
drink water and take probiotic
make green juice: celery, cucumber, kale, chard, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, pea sprouts, spinach, romaine, cilantro, parsley, dandelion greens, collards, apple, ginger and lemon
drank synergy GT kombucha tea while seeing clients from 6-9 at the studio
took yoga class at yoga fusion
bodywork session from 11-12- this is intense manual work/massage to my body to release areas of tightness and balance the musculoskeletal system. i feel this is very important for most people to get done.
drank green juice and took supplements (raw whole food supplements- multi, b-complex)
sipped on green juice while seeing clients 12:30-3:30
picked up mason at school
made dinner with the boys- they had a feast of avocado with sea salt and nutritional yeast, sunflower seed veggie pate and apples with almond butter. mason later wanted some buckwheat pancakes with honey- we had these already made from breakfast.
i munched on black grapes from 3:30ish to 5. i was in the mood to take it light today. when i'm very busy i feel better when i eat very light so i have the energy to do the things i want to do and not expend the energy digesting my food.
so it was a very simple day of drinking and eating.
next was clean up, bath time, quiet time, reading time and finally bedtime.
I love the evenings with the boys!!
The boys are now asleep and i'm finishing up work while drinking a GT kombucha tea.
Will read a little before bed and be asleep by 9pm.

i challenge everyone to be mindful of your daily habits and make changes dependent upon what your goals are. If your goal is to have more energy then experiment with different ways of eating that will give you more energy- eating a green smoothie for breakfast instead of a big bowl of cereal or not eating right before you go to bed. Experiment with different forms of exercise to see what gives you the most energy and freedom of movement (when you have freedom of movement your body works more efficiently and therefore, you conserve energy)- yoga, pilates, biking, hiking etc. Everyone is different and therefore, thrives by eating different foods and moving in different ways.

namaste, kelly

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