Friday, March 11, 2011


I think the key for selecting the days for the Master Cleanse is to be inspired and strategic.

Inspired - going thru some rough times? this is a good motivator.  For me, inspiration came after some tough times with a boy... and i was looking for something to test my endurance at a me-to-me level (aka distraction + feeling of accomplishment).  And here I am about 40-50 glasses of spicy lemonade later, not to mention about 9 pounds lighter, feeling super! 

Strategic - choose a period of time when you will be BUSY.  my strategy = working like a madwoman, meaning im too busy to eat anyways or cross temptations path. 

So, Day 5 complete and feeling like a champ!

And a sidenote on busy lives and challenges in general - I like to quote one of my yoga instructors, Steve Hubbard, with this one, "there hasn't been a time i've grown, that i haven't struggled"...  I think thats true.  but you don't always grow when you struggle... its rising up to the challenge that redefines you. 

I think the universe definitely throws us curve balls unexpectedly every once in a while, sometimes a multitude all at once, just to see how we handle it.  TO PERSEVERE. The test of prioritizing, staying focused, calm/cool, and facing your at times overly active, emotional, inconvenient/troublesome LIFE with a smile.  Why would you choose a life that is not maximized anyways?  Every bruise has a story... and its usually a good one.

Today was one of those days   :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

when life gives you lemons...

Can't believe its March already.... year is just skipping by!

Latest news: in search of a pick-me-up and "positivifying" distraction once again, and thru a quick coversation w a friend today I was reminded of a nutrition undertaking (gracias San!): The Master Cleanse for the next ten days, which if you don't know of this detox - it primarily involves a spicy lemonade (ingredients: lemon, cayenne pepper, syrup, and water), 6-12 cups of this delicious concoction each day, and an unfriendly 20 oz. of sea salt water to get the party started. 

The lemonade it quite yummy, especially for us spicy latino types; the salt water however... is what makes me shiver.  i've been reading up on ways to make it go down smoother -like brushing ur teeth and having mint flavor distract you from reality; or warming water making it more syruplike tasting, or adding a squeeze of lemon- i see myself trying all of the above.

I plan on maintaining a 6 wkouts/week schedule during detox... as much as i can take.

i'm actually excited to take this on... unlike last time (i only lasted 3 days... stars just weren't aligned).  Today, our lemon tree seems is plentifully fruitful, and my life in need of a quick turnaround... :)

And besides, with my busy schedule these days, coordinating a 1000+ film fest and a baja science symposium all at once... who has time to eat! 

I already have a final day 10 treat lined up: Laguna San Ignacio whale watching trip! So, WISH ME LUCK or join me in the challenge... i  know it's gonna be a bumpy ride!