May is just the most exciting, isn’t it?
I mean just look at all that life out there, isn’t it just beautiful the way it bursts to life?
How about you, are you bursting to life?
Maybe you wish you could feel a bit more energized, that you wouldn’t have to drag your butt off the bed this morning. Maybe you wish you didn’t rush so much or your kids and maybe you wish you could be less grumpy in the mornings, complain less and just live happier.
Maybe you wish…
Stop. Real life here. If you really ‘wished’ here on these things, it’s time to wake up from that fairytale and start taking action. A better life isn’t just going to happen on its own – a better life requires attention, commitment and nourishment.
Most people don’t even know how good their bodies are designed to feel. If you think coffee is the only way to get you out of bed – than you’ve brainwashed your head with caffeine too much.
Our bodies don’t need anything to get up. People, like all the living creatures out there wake up naturally, and they sing (well, not all ~ but wouldn’t it be nice to sing in the morning like the little happy birds out there…??) That’s what I’m talking about. Let’s sing! ;)
How to nourish your body and mind from within:
One of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to nourish yourself from within. And help them achieve the same with better quality food, real-food with lots of nutritious vegetables and fruits. You literally are what you eat – because foods form cells in your body. Healthier foods do not only fix health problems, healthy foods nourish your body for years to come all the way through old age when your great grandkids come to visit! ;)
“People now don’t live the longest, they die the slowest”.
- my husband’s uncle said this once, age 73, with numerous health problems, and it still hangs in my head all the time.
A truly powerful message how failing health can make us suffer for a long long time. Perhaps I had a slap in the face when my illness struck me down (literally), but I definitely see that you don’t need to wait to be sick to improve your health.
So, what CAN you do?
Simply start. Make the veggies the star of the meal instead of a boiled off side dish. Start to add more natural colour to your meals. Don’t buy food in boxes. Cook less. Eat more raw crispy fresh vegetables and fruit.
I personally find that this message, when said to yourself when faced with food decisions is a breakthrough: “Is it Nourishing? Eat it. No it’s not. Don’t.” ~ yes, it’s as simple as that.
May’s Green Challenge: One great way to kick off May is to join in on a fun challenge.
GREEN JUICE CHALLENGE :
Food Matters is doing a great 7 days in May Green Juice Challenge.
Great for weight loss and for boosting that vibrancy that’s already in you!
If you cannot juice for some reason, you don’t have a juicer or your schedule doesn’t make it easy to juice ~ just eat lots of greens in a salad or just a snack you have on hand.
I am a big salad eater, or smoothie drinker, not so much juicer, so I know there’s some people who may not be into juicing. No matter what your preference, the goal remains the same – eat/drink those greens! When making a salad, the type of ingredients play a huge role. Choose dark greens like kale and spinach over light greens, buy organic whenever possible. Add a great high quality oil as your dressing, such as hemp oil and voilà! It doesn’t have to be complicated – but just plan ahead and make one and eat it!
The best way to go about a new change is to really COMMIT! Otherwise you won’t know if you feel any better as nothing is a one day miracle. And remember - ”Is it Nourishing? Eat it. No it’s not. Don’t.”
Please do share how you plan to nourish your body and mind from within?