100% Raw May Challenge - May 23rd - lil bro's bday
SLEEP - 7:40 - 5:10 with two toilet breaks in between and awake for about an hour at about 10:30-11:30
I was in bed at 7:00. Took a while to switch off.
Meal 1: 540 cals: 6 small bananas whole
Meal 2: 540 cals: 2 small bananas whole followed by 6 fresh medjool dates whole
Meal 3: 1770 cals: 13 fresh medjool dates blended with water, drank most if it then added some more water and 11 small bananas and had a banana date smoothie
Meal 4: 250g choy sum followed by 2 red capsicums followed by a few snow peas.
Snacks: 4 tomatoes whole in the middle of the night
Total fruit cals approx. 2850
779g carbs (93%), 39g protein (5%) 9g fat (2%)
WATER - 4.75 litres (19 cups) including the 3 cup in the smoothie
Planned exercise: none
Incidental exercise: 20min bike riding commuting to work then to the shops then back home
SUN - about 25 minutes
MENTAL CLARITY/STRESS - great clarity, much better with the extra sleep, high stress
OTHER THOUGHTS -
Firstly, I have to say, if you don't know what fully raw feels like (when sugar, water, sleep, sun etc are taken car of) then you really need to focus on getting there for a bit to experience this because it is out of this world!
After I had carbed up this arvo, I felt amazing! Everything was back to perfect! I was on the top of the world once again!
Today was insane!
It all started with a weird sleep... 7:40 to about 10:30 then about 11:30 to 5:10 with two toilet breaks in there somewhere. I was so exhausted yesterday I went to bed early and felt a little hungry still (first mistake) but just ignored it because i was in bed already and couldn't be bothered eating anymore. I eventually went to sleep but had the weirdest dream (cant remember now, but just remember waking up and not being sure whether i was awake or still in the dream) then woke up and went to the loo and then i couldn't get back to sleep. It felt like i was laying there forever thinking about food! I was thinking about all the cooked vegan dishes I could make and get people to teach me to make, NOT FOR MYSELF, but for other people!! Finally I got up (about 11:20) and ate 4 tomatoes. Went back to bed and fell asleep approximately 10 minutes later. Woke up at 5:10, was like woahhhhh, that was weird! Got out of bed and felt remarkably better! Had my litre of water, had a shower and got ready for work.
Usually i'm worried about what the time is and hurrying off to work, but this morning I had a few pretty close to ripe bananas at home (i usually have most, if not all, my fruit at the cafe, its just easier coz it gets delivered in bulk there) so i stood out on my deck and ate my bananas and enjoyed the sunrise and clear blue, orange, pink sky. Breathing in all the glory, I stretched out my arms and said a few affirmations in my head. I accept all the abundance life has to offer. Strong, fit, lean, healthy, love, abundance. That kind of thing.
Finished my morning soul session, got my things together and got on my bike. Riding down the hill to the highway was magnificent. The sun rising over the tree tops, casting a beautiful orange pink glow across the crystal clear sky. Feeling the chill as I road through the wind. Mmmmmmm and singing my heart out because I can and I love to sing!
I got to the cafe and got the days work going. Good thing I had those few bananas because I didn't stop. We got absolutely hammered! Customer, after customer, after customer. Then a business across the road wanted a last minute platter and I stupidly said ok. We had to do several rushed trips to the shops and still we sold out of bread, wraps, basically everything by about 2:00. OMG! It was insane! Im pretty sure that the law of attraction is working overtime big time! The abundance was certainly following in. The only abundance i didn't have was time to eat fruit. I managed to scoff 2 small bananas and 6 dates at around 11am. This was all i could eat until 3pm.
I was able to go out and get about 5 minutes of sun at about 2:45 whilst i was drinking some more water before i ate. It was just enough to brighten my mood. I was so exhausted.
Finally I had a massive daterade/banana date smoothie that took the whole hour to eat and then I was going to go to the beach but it was getting too late and i had a full belly i didn't want to ride with so instead I went and lay in the grass and read my book. After my smoothie, I was on fire. Finally I was carbed up, had enough sleep and ready to roll! The world was once again at my feet ready to be explored and enjoyed.
I went across to the field barefoot and the grass under my toes felt luxurious, it was like a walking massage! I found a sunny spot on the grass and lay down and got my book out. I started reading but didn't get very far. The birds were dancing above my head and all I could do was put my book down on my 6-month-pregnant-looking belly and watch the show above. The sky was still clear blue, not a cloud to be seen, but a nice gentle breeze. Stretching out my arms, I took in, once again the beauty and perfection around me. Grass under my palms, feeling the pull grounding me back to earth. Remembering the importance of just relaxing and breathing deeply. Closing my eyes, time stops and all focus is on the present moment. It's only for a few seconds but it's enough to recharge my 'prana'.
I pick up my book again but the sun is now behind the trees, so I only read another page before I head back to the cafe. Packing up my things for the day, a song comes on my iphone that has always reminded me of when i was 16. I have to remember the thoughts that come to mind to tell my friend. I'm so thankful in that moment of how aware i am once again. How I have the clarity to see the lessons learnt and to make the most of the future because of them.
Back home, I'm finally getting ready for bed. Snacking on veggies and greens and talking on the phone to my parents and then my friend. Talking with my dear friend Arpit on Skype is a perfect end to the day.
Its now already 8:00 but I will sleep well, so i'm not worried about hurrying to bed.
All in perfect timing.