So for the past few months I have been in somewhat of a funk. Sure school is always a little stressful but I haven't had to work much this semester & my course load hasn't been overwhelming, so why am I feeling down? I cannot believe it took nearly 3 months for me to figure out that it's because I have not been exercising the way I used to! I used to hit the gym 3 times a week for pretty intense one hour super set sessions, 3 days a week I would go for 10-15 km runs, I also use to do…Continue
Added by Roxie Defant on November 23, 2014 at 2:06am — No Comments
Oh I can't wait till DR gets his teeth into this one..
The latest from me up on Youtube!
This is a meditation to help calm you down if you are in the middle of an acute anxiety situation, or if you are dealing with depression.
Let me know how it goes for you!
Added by Ali Washington on November 21, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments
Today I want to talk about the things I struggle with. (This is mostly a mental note that I need to share so I can keep on track and remind myself that it is okay to struggle, as long as you keep trying.)
I struggle with staying raw.
In this frozen tundra... I mean Michigan... it is so hard to find good, raw fruit. When almost all you can find is bananas I have to keep reminding myself that if I do this long enough it will become automatic and it will…Continue
Added by Valerie Smith on November 21, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments
I washed my pants, and even still they are loose. Feels good man.
Before I begin, I'm not making this post out of any negativity or bashing WHATSOEVER. I am simply trying to help people that are in a similar situation as me and find people who may be experiencing what I've been experiencing....
Obviously fruits and vegetables are wonderful, who can disagree with that?
Even as a child growing up I never really liked a lot of carbs, potatoes, etc. I always loved peanut butter and meat, sandwiches, vegetables, sometimes fruit,…Continue
I could never go back to eating animal-byproducts, the way I feel is too amazing to go back/ I had 2 apples and a kiwi, spirulina and spinach smoothie for breakfast, lunch was 20 dates and 3 huge sweet potatoes, and dinner was about 8 pears and a huge bowl of rice. I also did about an hour of starclimber at the gym (thanks to my newfound energy) and did a easy 2 mile run :)
the fat cravings are rough today. made some great all veg soup for dinner so I'm settling into that.
If you struggle with anxiety, then this video is for you!
My top three tools for reducing anxiety and bringing yourself back into your centre:
Let me know what you think!
Added by Ali Washington on November 19, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
Yes I know it may sound odd to many, or maybe not I don't know. But I wanted to share my experience. I went vegan in July of this year. I followed Rawtil4 just how Freelee does it. Though I enjoyed it for the most part, my stomach did not, I will spare the details because I have talked about them in my other posts. Nothing seemed to digest very well. So after a lot of consideration and research I figured it was in my best interest to go raw. So things seemed a little more regular, but I…Continue
I love eating all raw but I'm finding it hard to get in enough calories. I simply cannot afford to. On Saturday, after a heavy workout, I decided to add half a can of chickpeas to my evening salad to up my intake and it has completely screwed up my system again. It's now Monday night and I am still bloated and constipated from them. My forehead and chin even broke out again. I feel like I am back to day 1. It's kind of ridiculous.
I'm feeling rather frustrated with my body and how…Continue
So recently I embarked on the mission of becoming basic. I was in Oxford street with my best friend and I was shopping and felt quite basic (so much so that I thought a Starbucks drink would complete my basicness). I didn't really want to get a Starbucks, I just felt like it was the right move in becoming a basic girl. So I went into Starbucks and ordered the most basic drink - a Pumpkin spiced latte. As I was trying to be basic, I forgot to ask for the vegan version. So what I ended up with…Continue
That childlike essence within us all just wants to play, it really wasn’t ready for the suits and ties in the big city. Our soul feels the disharmony among this world; the pollution, the noise, the time we spend doing meaningless things. Why don’t we hear the calls?
I think we suppress our sensitivity so much so that we don’t know how to feel our way through life. Most of us drown out the very essence of it all and don’t experience the emotions that bring us to tears, that inspire us…Continue
Breakfast was 5 banana smoothie with 15 dates and kale, broccoli and spinach. Snack was 2 apples, dinner was 2 huge sweet potatoes aaand i know you shouldn't eat late but I was still hungry and I had 4 rice rolls (sticky rice wrapped in seaweed). My run today was amazing. I did 8 miles EASY, whereas before I was so tired after half of that. I did notice that I'm getting cold really easily. Not that its uncomfortable, but it's noticeable. Maybe because of the low fat? Any other fruit bats…Continue
I've been feeling poorly for about 2 years now and after finally finding an holistic doctor, I was found to have high cortisol and low DHEA. I was told to supplement with this pre hormone...I have a lot wrong going on with me but would like to know if anyone has ever taken it and what you think of it? Helpful or harmful ?
Also does anyone here suffer from Pyroluria?
Today I wanted to share more of my 'middle' of my healing journey.
When I was recovering from Anorexia, the journey was pretty crazy.
I wanted to share this because I feel this being in the 'middle'- not in your disease/unhealthy/unbalanced state anymore, but not at where you are going yet is one of the least talked about places. And one of the hardest places to be.
So I wanted to share my journey in hopes that it will help you feel better about…Continue
Added by Ali Washington on November 15, 2014 at 4:51am — No Comments
I would like to see some testimonials for those who have really stuck it out, gained weight, and now are losing or met goal weight on Raw til 4? I see people maintaining or gaining but never any stories of those who really have recovered over a long period and finally are eating to abundance and have begun to finally lose.
i really need to get my sleep schedule back where i am in bed falling asleep by 9 or 10 pm and lately i haven't even been able to fall asleep before 12 or even 1 am sometimes. if i eat anything less than 3k calories i will literally be too hungry to go to sleep, and once I'm hungry sleeping is almost out of the question. i have adrenal fatigue, so I've been trying to just rest and get the cals in (not forcing I'm literally just hungry all the time) but i still can't fall asleep idk what is…Continue