Friday, August 24, 2012

This whole Nutri-Bullet thing...

I mentioned this little guy in my last blog post, but The Man and I are going to try this 6-week Nutri-Bullet thing. This involves going from one "Nutri-Blast" a day up to three, or as many as the body can handle. Isn't it cute?

Blast it, baby!
So, what I figured I'd do is keep a Word document on what I'm doing with this thing and how it's making me feel. I'll update the blog weekly on this topic so those of you who receive e-mail updates don't roll your eyes all, "Srsly? How many blog entries about spinach can there really be?" (Joking, naturally. Kind of.)

I will, though, tell you my beginning issues. Because blogging is all about sharing your most personal stuff with the world, right?

Weight: 179.0 pounds. [At 5'7", I should be... um, lighter.]

Complaints: fatigue, left thumb pain, right shoulder pain, constant muscle tension, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, hot flashes and GI issues.

Goals: I don't know yet. I'm looking forward to feeling better, and I know that incorporating these raw foods back into my diet will help me to have the energy to do the exercise that my body  needs. I've been here before, so I'm speaking from experience. My goal at this point in time is to live each day as its own, and try to make those days even better than the last.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Proceeding forward. No,... ONWARD!!!!



There has been so much happening and so many things taking my attention that I let my poor, unloved blog become even more ... well, unloved. That is sad. Hi, blog, I'm home.

Since my last post, I have become a licensed RN. (It's okay, you don't need to run and hide!) I am still in the process of looking for work. It's a tough market for New Grads, but I have to say that I'm incredibly thrilled that several of my friends have found their dream jobs first time around. That's awesome. THEY are awesome. I know it will be my turn when it's supposed to be. That is hope.

Speaking of hope and faith and stuff, I decided to start going to church services. A friend of mine suggested that we try a new place, and it turned out to be everything that my frustrated, sad, hopeful, exhausted self needed to be. I have returned a few times since then and it's just a wonderful place. I take comfort in the love and acceptance I find there, as well as feeling the incredible energy within this small church.

Another step I'm taking is renewing my health. I can't be talking about health and exercise and life in a holistic manner if I'm not practicing it myself. Tonight "The Man" and I purchased a Nutri-Bullet, which I admittedly became fascinated with after watching a late-night infomercial. For those of you not completely familiar with my past dietary history, I used to be a raw vegan. I ecstatically drowned myself daily in green smoothies, and here was a chance to try a new "toy" which pounds the living heck out of fruits and veggies in order to give you every nutrient possible. Boy, did that thing tear into the strawberries, spinach, carrots and almonds that I put in that little cup. It was excellent. "The Man" had a very interesting expression on his face, but he is excited to see how this will make him feel. I know that simple daily smoothies will not solve the world's problems, but I DO know how drinking them makes me feel, and that's all I need to know.

So, my friends, I'm happy to be back. I'm excited to see where the next month brings me in this journey. I am looking to regain what I had, and I know I will. Confidence rocks, doesn't it?