Chapter 1 - Tuesday – July 26,2011
It was 78 degrees last night during my run. It did however seem more tolerable since the sun had long been gone and the beauty of night was glimmering!
Unfortunately, my taste tester is still dealing with an a slight injury and unable to run with me…or so I thought!
The run was a simple 4.5 mile run.
I recently have begun to really push myself the last mile or so of the run. I figure next month I will push at 1.5 miles prior to the end and continue until I am running at a faster pace each mile of the run! This should help me on race day…
My mind was thinking about so many topics while I ran.
Things like: Fueling my body ALOT better. - Making the “FUEL” commitment to my running is really important. The fact is I haven’t taken THIS particular commitment seriously. BOOO for the Veg888 Blogger!
That’s not to say I am eating sugar, candy, soda, sweets, etc. It’s just that I know I need to take my consumption up about 5 notches! But I am aware and I will do something about it!
As I approached the end of my run, I saw my taste test jogging toward me. He finished the last mile of the run with me. Unfortunately he was in pain and sniffling like he had a cold! Hmmm….
Once we were inside and I looked at him, I knew it! A cold had found him and I wanted NO PART OF IT!
Despite my diligent effort not to catch my taste tester’s cold – I GOT SICK! >:( Very upset to say the least! I tried cleaning everything after he used it with thyme and tea tree essential oil. I sprayed the rooms and the bed with this same concoction…
Stop the Cold Bug Disinfectant Spray
10 oz Distilled Water
6 Drops Organic Thyme Oil
6 Drops Organic Tea Tree Oil
Fill a clean spray bottle with the distilled water. (I use distilled since it won’t mold or smell after a few weeks time.) Add the essential oil to the water and cover with spray nozzle. Shake before each use.
NOTE: My taste tester and I generally use this spray on our bed in the a.m. when we are fixing it and getting ready to go. This spray is also really good in the kitchen, however I add lemon essential oil to that spray.
Unfortunately, I didn’t think to get the light switches or the steering wheel to the car! UGH!
On Thursday I woke up sneezing and felt the germ coming on! I was determined to fight it!
Chapter 2 – Sunday – July 31, 2011
By Sunday the cold had vanished and I was healthy again! Luckily!
We had purchased tickets to see Ziggy Marley at the Hollywood Bowl that night and I was truly excited!
I made Jerk Tofu with Red Beans and Rice in honor of Jamaica!
We sat and enjoyed a truly moving, captivating and dynamic show by Ziggy! A true professional and a true musician.
More often than not, I am ALWAYS disappointed when Bob Marley’s kids start singing their father’s songs! How many times is Damian, Stephen or even Ky-Mani for that matter going to sing “We’re Jammin”! Ugh! Bob did it – it was part of his repetoire! However, that was then – this is now!
Both Ziggy and Ky-mani have great works independently and DO NOT NEED TO SING BOB’S songs. Anyone feel me on this one???
As the evening ended I was truly calm and serene.
I really enjoy having a meal and watching live music. Note to self: I think I will host a function at the store as such. It is REALLY calming and healing! I have the back yard area…why not?
Chapter 3 – Tuesday – August 9, 2011
Today marks a few symbolic goals I have decided to fulfill! Things have been changing around here at the Veg888 Blog…Within, Without, Interior, Exterior…
First – Today is the 8th – ( that’s right 8 – Don’t I love 8′s!) day of a 14-day Organic Detox! I am embarking on a DETOX FEST for the next 6 months! I will take you on my journey of these Detoxes and discuss what is happening as a cause of this cleansing fest.
Second – Today was the third – ahem – Colonic appointment I had. Yes Readers you read that correctly. Don’t worry, I won’t give you much more information than that. I will however discuss why I am opting to have a colonic each week for the next few weeks.
Third – The realization of age and keeping your body in working order! I noticed there were a few uncomfortable poses while practicing yoga. Not uncomfortable because I couldn’t do them, but much more of an organ pain…if that makes sense??? I decided to listen to what my body was telling me and make some poignant changes to my life. Yes it will be hard work and I will need dedication, but I have to do it. I got one body at birth! I need to take care of it from head to toe!
Chapter 3 – Tuesday – September 5, 2011
I successfully finished the 14 day detox! Next is the kidney detox!
I have also reached #6 in my Hydrotherapy endeavor.
Have any of you ever had a colonic before???
It is quite an interesting experience. But I would have to say this will add another chapter to the “Recipe for Illness” Series I have going on the blog!
The Hydrotherapist I have been working with is a wonderful woman. She is truly a beam of light! I am happy with the results I am feeling and experiencing.
What are the changes?
- Body odor has changed completely. Not that it was bad, just different.
- Fatigue prior to menstruation TOTALLY gone.
- Day1 or Day 2 Headache which usually comes with my menses – GONE!
- My skin is clearer and my hair is growing a bit faster.
- I am VERY aware of my chewing patterns. Am I chewing enough, did I swallow that piece of food to fast, etc.
- My desire for foods has changed. I had already dropped the sweets thing, but now I don’t want anything that would “plug” my system up.
- Although having a colonic once a week has effected my running a bit, I don’t think there is any need to worry. Mostly my abdomen is sore the day after my appointment and I don’t run.
- I have been CLEANING around my house. Feeling the need to get rid of clothes, clean my fridge out and various other cleaning endeavors. Basically just get rid of JUNK!
- Looking at everything I have in a new light. A positive light!
- I feel more in control of my body than I did a few weeks ago!
I could go on, but I will stop there for now. If you have any questions about colonics feel free to email me or comment on the post!
The thing about my body is this. I am willing to do whatever natural work I need to do! The Detox, the herbs, the baths, Hydro-Therapy, Eating the Correct foods for my body, etc. So I will keep you updated on any news, discoveries and findings.
Thank you for reading! I have missed you!
Love and Light!