Monday, January 2, 2012

It’s a New Year and TIME for a COMMITMENT, not a RESOLUTION.

This year it’s time to put away the RESOLUTIONS and focus on COMMITMENT! What that means in this instance is… being GOOD to YOU. Being the BEST YOU, the HEALTHIEST YOU and most EMPOWERED YOU that you can be. So, let’s start with nutrition; I know it’s a scary word these days, but it’s so true, you are what you eat and well, let’s be real… these days, that’s a scary thought! All the processed foods, drive-through fast food places, depleted soil, mass produced crops laced with pesticides and no telling what else? Not, to mention the energy drinks, sodas, diet pops, chemically enriched milks we drink and the coffee we consumed to keep us going… Makes me crave REAL food and THIRST for REAL water, how about YOU?
Okay, let’s get started…
The only way to eat this ELEPHANT is ONE BITE at a TIME. Sorry, to all the Vegans and Vegetarians out there, but this a HEFTY subject and requires a lot of discipline and hard work; I know, I have been there and it’s not easy, but the end result feels so good and is truly rewarding!
I don’t want to lose you, bore you, or give you the same “song and dance,” so I am going to start slowly…
Here we go …
Breakfast – The most important meal of the day! It’s true. After sleeping all night, when we rise we should be ready to get up and get going, right? Our body needs fuel in order to get it moving, but it needs the right kind of fuel to run it’s best race each day.
Ready… Set… GO…
- Start with a very warm glass of water and add the juice of one whole squeezed lemon. This helps to alkalize the body as well as detox the liver. Do this on a daily basis and first thing in the morning.
- Consume plenty of good fruits like; strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, they are full of antioxidants, a great source of Vitamin C and they provide fiber.
- Eat good whole grains; steel cut oatmeal is a great one to start with, grind up some flaxseeds and toss in for a great fiber and omega source. Add pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts or slivered almonds along with REAL butter - plenty of it, we need good fats for so many reasons. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon – helps regulate your blood sugar levels, very important for long-term good health, and finish it off with a teaspoon of RAW local area honey, if you can find it, if not, just honey, no SUGAR, please?
- Another great breakfast option is a smoothie with just fruit, or a goat milk or whole milk yogurt preferably RAW and from a local farm, if you don’t have a source or the time, then Organic, please? Add berries, bananas or other favorite fruits, as well as ground up flax seeds, cinnamon, a touch of honey and a splash of vanilla, pour into a cup, grab a straw and sip on your way to work or your appointment with your mat at Inner Peace Yoga.
- Juicing is another great way to start your day and there are plenty of wonderful recipes online, just Google or Yahoo them. Again, pour your freshly juiced veggie juice into a cup, grab a straw and out the door you go to keep that very important appointment with you and your mat at your favorite Yoga Studio.

FYI - My favorite Yoga Studio is Inner Peace Yoga Tulsa
See ya there…

Blessings & Namaste
Check back mid-January for more “Good for "YOU" Health & Food News.”

Be Good to YOU in 2012!