Day 5. Friday
This is the best I have felt since I started the cleanse. I woke up, turned on some tunes and started dancing in my kids room. My kids already think I am nuts so this was nothing surprising to them except that Zach asked “Why I was in such a good mood?” Hmm am I normally not? Need to work on that or maybe it needs to STOP SNOWING!
Shake for breakfast. I thought I would stir things up and make the Green Superwoman since I felt like I could scale the walls!
GREEN SUPERWOMAN SHAKE
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- stevia to taste
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries (except strawberries)
- 3-6 ice cubes
- 1 packet of Cleanse Chocolate Shake
- optional: 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Blend for 30 seconds until or until creamy. Drink that sucker. You will LOVE it and maybe even feel a little like superwoman. Not sure why it is called “green” it is actually purplish.
After that delicious shake, I sat down and started reading the emails from the post about the cleanse. Shit, my comments were disabled. I couldn’t understand why everyone was commenting on Facebook and not my blog. Fixed now. Phew!
Since it was Friday and I had been cooking all week, I thought it would be nice to actually go out to lunch… I went to Coco Bella with a friend and had a delicious lunch. I really don’t like being that person to ask for my meal prepared a special way: add this, take out that..I do it though and I can hear myself saying ” I am sorry to be so annoying but is there anyway you can take out the cheese, the onions, dressing on the side please.” Friday, though, I only to ask about the oil. Cocoa Bella makes this incredible grilled vegetable salad (which I always get with grilled chicken) but they normally cook it in vegetable oil. I asked Gustavo, the male waiter who could not be any nicer, in my sweetest voice ever if he could please ask the chef to prepare the lunch in Olive Oil. He asked and they said yes! Awesome, I can eat out. How great does this look? I didn’t eat the peppers or eggplant though, I handed them off to my friend because you cannot have any night shades. Why no night shades?
“Nightshades are often rich in alkaloids that
can be mildly toxic to a fair number of people. They are thought to potentially
decrease digestion and increase inflammation in the body.
According to Ayurvedic thinking, nightshades are thought to cause sensitivity
to the body, and when eaten in excess, they tend to suppress the strength
of our digestion. For example, some potatoes contain a neurotoxin called
Solanine which many people are sensitive to. Typical symptoms of solanine
sensitivity is joint paint and inflammation.”
After that handy-dandy lunch, I went home, started this blog and got ready for Noa’s Soul Cycle class. I KNOW, I KNOW. I am not supposed to be doing any high impact working out. BUT you have to understand I can’t go from working out 6 days a week to not working out at all. Pam told me I could cut my working out in half. I am not lifting a kettle bell 21 for days so the least I can do is ride a spin bike. I won’t go all out like normal, I will go at my own pace. I guess this is where it would be nice to have that Peloton Spin Bike. But I will take Noa when I can get him!
So I went to Noa’s class. Funny how one day could be an all out rock fest and another can take you on a different music journey. I was starting to worry when he played song 2 (a little too techno dance for me) BUT then he pulled out Florence and The Machine’s “Say My Name”
Amazing song, perfect spin song, I’m back into it! Noa rocks. 5pm on a Friday is such an odd time to workout for me but I figure it out because I live for the class. Sometimes when I am in that class I day-dream when I am spinning about what would people think if I jumped off the bike and starting DANCING AND SINGING AROUND THE ROOM! LOL. But then I hear Noa in the background telling us to stand and I am back into reality. I always have the same thought every class! Do you know when I am in yoga I day-dream during shivasana thinking about what would happen if I said out loud “Is anyone sleeping?” I am obsessed with doing the unnatural thing during a united moment. I can’t explain it. I don’t even know if that sentence made sense but it is the best way I can explain it.
I went home with a headache only because I did not drink enough water and I should have probably slowed down in class. But once you put on good music I go balls to the wall.
Happy Saturday. Have a glass of wine for me, I MISS IT!!! Not sure what I am doing tonight…Saturday night, no drinking..I think I will switch up the shake at lunch so I can at least enjoy a real dinner. Anyway that’s all for now, going to the super yoga man’s class..that yoga class I was talking about yesterday was made up of mostly TEACHERS!!! NOW IT MAKES SENSE!!