Monday, April 12, 2010

And I'm Back to the Blog!

Well, hey there, I am back to blogging while RawDawg Rory takes over the reigns at RawFu for the GeekedFu Challenge starting April 19th! If you're looking for a fantastic raw food challenge, go join RawFu today!

I am going to be taking this challenge as a participant, and blogging/vlogging my way along. Right now I am working on goal setting for the upcoming challenge and coming up with a game plan for my personal growth. I have a lot to work on during the upcoming challenge. I spent a great deal of effort and time over the last 100 days, working on getting my emotional house in order. This time, I'm ready to work on making a physical transformation. I will be focused on loving myself, pampering myself, making myself sweat, and nourishing my body.

I need this physical manifestation. I want to look on the outside the way I feel on the inside. Before now, I wasn't ready to really embrace a physical change. My body and my mind were holding on to every inch out of guilt, fear, and shame. I felt like I wasn't good enough for a raw food lifestyle because I was never able to string together a chain 100% raw food days.

I am taking that pressure off of myself during the upcoming challenge. In fact, part of my game plan is to not strive for 100% raw food. Instead, I will be eating a diet that maximizes fat burning. Most of the foods will be raw. But they will not all be vegan. I have had to cut nuts and seeds out of my diet completely. They are so taxing on my gallbladder. So, in order to replace the fat burning power of nuts and seeds, I will be using some raw dairy products, such as raw milk, raw kefir, and raw butter.

I am working with a nutritional counselor who has been through what I'm going through. I am very much looking forward to sharing this upcoming challenge with all of you, and getting back in touch with my slinkier self. Stay tuned. I think this is going to be a very interesting ride.


fitncrafty said...

Wow it has been a REALLY long time since you have blogged...
You look so happy and healthy in this photo! Good for you!!
looking forward to your new challenge! Biochemical individuality is what makes people nutritionally healthy! good for you!
I LOVE raw foods, but will never be raw vegan... I guess I should never say never, but no plans at the current time!
Good luck with your next challenge!

shannonmarie said...

You're gotta do what's best for you. Don't stress over it.

Sorry to hear about the nuts and seeds. I guess this means no raw cupcakes for a while. Maybe if you give your body a rest, it will be able to handle it better later.

Good luck. I know you'll achieve your goal :-)