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I usually write throughout the day but tonight I'm just settling in after seeing Tom Robbins speak in Portland. I've seen him in Seattle (more then twice I think), LaConner, Santa Monica and now Portland. This is the first time I haven't been able to talk with him. He read and spoke and answered questions. Andy arrived an hour early in order to score us front row center seats- he's a keeper. Tom was incredibly smart, funny and he reminded me of my Grandma Amelia who passed away a year and a half ago. Hear me out though, I'm serious. His brilliant candor, his one watering eye (just like me and Grandma), his kind wisdom that he delivers like a pro. I'm not sorry to say that he has qualities that make me smile like I do when I'm thinking of her. Enough said.

On to food. My plans were to juice feast a bit today but after yesterdays workout and really wanting to get in cardio today I abandoned the notion and ate well and exercised instead.

*Half a watermelon- a big one!
***treadmill run with sprint and jump rope intervals. High incline and sprints and jumping last five minutes. Handstand finish.
*Green smoothie- 32 ounces of farmer's market spinach, carob, bananas, cherries, tocos and lucuma. Cherries are great for sore muscles and yummy!
*A few Quite cheesy kale chips on the way to Eliot's class.
*Yummy Tummy Thai salad and half of a small avocado on toast.

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***Meditation and yoga.
*Big glass of watermelon juice, about 16 ounces rind and all.
*Green smoothie- 14 ounces rainbow chard, goji berries, blueberries, water, tocos, msm, lucuma, cacao, nibs, carob and bananas.
*Had 14 ounces more of the green smoothie after the farmer's market.
***Work Out with Eben at 24 Hour Fitness. And 5 minutes on the stair machine to cool down. He kicks me hard, when I'm sore right after a workout I know tomorrow will be far worse.
*Half of a Pure bar and some ginger peach iced tea with Julie. Good company in the warm sun. ahhh
*The Bye and Bye for dinner with Julie and fam! I was too hungry and I jumped right into edamame, a few chips and salsa, brussel sprouts, broccoli and their awesome spaghetti and veg meatballs. Dessert was a few bites of tiny vegan cakes of banana chocolate, pumpkin and chocolate hazelnut.

So today is day seven of Kris Carr's Adventure Cleanse Tune-up or ACT. I was faithful to level four- until last night:
Adventure Level one – 50/50 – raw to cooked ratio
Adventure Level two – 70/30 – raw to cooked ratio
Adventure Level three – raw till dinner, then 80/20
Adventure Level four – 100% raw with one mini juice fast (up to 3 days)

 And oops I did it again tonight!  I wanted to wait a week and see how it went before posting about my choice to jump in to the challege. Well, I'm back on at this moment and plan on keeping on 100%- or very close to it for just short of the 28 days. We leave on day 25 for California and I may have cooked food. I still am unsure of when I'll be doing the juice fast. I skipped today's first 24 hour fast so I may do that tomorrow. I'll sip on green smoothies all day made with minimal fruit and no cacao. Wish me luck! In the last few months my hard work has paid off and I've lost 2% of my body fat and a couple of pounds which is the direction I want to go for my healthy athletic body! If you've never checked out http://crazysexylife.com/ I highly recommend it. Tonight I'll be drinking lots of water and taking a walk on my treadmill on a nice high incline! What did you do for your body today? xoxo Love it up!

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*Meditation
*Watermelon in the BlendTec! I put 1/4 of a Huge melon into my blender then I drank it! Rind and all! Yum! Ate up the rest- Andy stole a bit too, he loves watermelon!
*Green smoothie- 16 oz -romaine, cacao, carob, cherries, bananas, msm, maca, tocos and lucuma with water.
***Alberta walk for the street fair, ran to the gym, boot camp and ran home. Jumped on the rebounder.
*16 oz more of this mornings green smoothie.
*Three romaine leaves stuffed with slices of zucchini, avocado , cherry tomatoes and celery sprinkled with leftover Quite Cheesy Kale Chip crumbs. One piece of Coracao chocolate for dessert.
*Dinner at sis-in-law's was cooked vegan. First time I've had cooked food in 6 days! I had a Field Roast veggie sausage on a bun with a little grilled pineapple and a few potato slices. Dessert was raw vegan ice cream, banana, and vanilla agave. Can't get enough of that dessert combo.

I love this vanilla agave. The liquid stevia I use for smoothies when I need some extra sweeties! 

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***Treadmill workout- hills at up to 14% incline, sprint intervals, jump rope, downward dogs/ push-ups, upside down time (handstand) and yoga finish! Lots of sweat! Good times!
*Green smoothie- 16 ounces of collards, an orange, bananas, tocos, msm, lucuma, cacao, nibs, water.
MSM and Tocos:                                                                                

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I'm getting so excited for all of our upcoming trips. Here's another picture from my vision board that I put up a few months ago. I think this is how I'll feel in Central Park and walking into the garden at Pure Food and Wine:

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 *16 more ounces of this mornings smoothie and a Coracao chocolate.

*2 ounces wheat grass shot from Jamba Juice
*One Hawaiian papaya.
*Snacked on kale chips taking Eliot around town!
*Green juice at Sip- 16 ounces
*Big asparagus as the star salad dinner with cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and peas with lemon, nutritional yeast and black pepper dressing.
*Dessert was the Best Ever! Raw vegan ice cream banana split! Pistachio, chocolate and vanilla flavors with one banana and vanilla agave on top. Oh. My. Yum.

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***Meditation and yoga. I've been spending time upside down every day. In a handstand of course! I still have to prop my feet against a wall but I take long deep breaths and try to stay upside down as long as I can. This is usually my last yoga pose when my body is nice and warm. I highly recommend it.
*Green smoothie- 32 oz- arugula, chia seeds, water, msm, lucuma, goji berries, bananas, and blueberries. Lucuma gives the most amazing texture, especially with bananas. For lack of a better word, lucuma makes my smoothies and shakes "fluffy" which is awesome.
*Probiotic
*Green smoothie- I wanted another! I made about 30 ounces half fro now and the other half for after my workout! Collards- about five, cherries, bananas, lucuma, cacao, and cacao nibs.
***Gym- 20 minutes 15% incline on treadmill at 3.5 speed, boot camp class, and 3 minutes rowing machine- 30 secinds palm up then 30 seconds palm down.
*Remainding 15 ounces of my collards smoothie with one scoop of spirulina.
*One whole cucumber sliced into little "chips" dipped into mashed avocado, cilantro and salsa mix. Grape kombucha and a Coracao chocolate. My Mother's day gifts arrived today- a box of Caracao chocolates and a case of peanut butter with six different kinds! Goodness, so not raw but they are vegan!

Chia seeds from The Raw Food World:
 

4-30-2009 12-43-16 PM_0239 by waxpancake.

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*meditation
*Green smoothie-  almost 32 oz of an entire bunch of farmer's market arugula, frozen cherries, 2 bananas, one date, cacao, carob, msm, maca and water.
*Yummy Tummy's kale and sea veggie salad with half of a Lydia's Organics Tropical Mango Bar. The bar was great but my jaw hurts from biting into it. Crunchy stuff!
*Green juice from Sip. Eliot and I went out in the rain to People's, his favorite grocery store because they have little carts that are child size. While we were shopping a little girl came up to tell me how little I am. I asked her how old she was and she replied, 4 1/2. I'm little to a four year old people.
*Dinner- Beautiful plate with one sliced gala apple, sunflower sprouts, pesto kale chips, a little pistachio pesto from Living Tree Community Food, splash of balsamic vinegar and dulse. Yummy!
*Dessert- raw vegan chocolate ice cream, one banana and the rest of my Lydia's Mango Bar crushed on top.

I realized I haven't had a break from exercise for awhile so I am really trying to not workout today. I love to exercise to the point that resting is a difficult task. Ahhhh good habits that I don't want to break. Cheers!

xoxo

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***Meditation and yoga
*Big glass of water with cayenne and squeezed lemon.
*Two little mandarins
*Green smoothie-about 25 oz of collards, blueberry and lavender jam, blueberries, mango, a banana, msm, lucuma (photo below), carob and water.
*Salad- ranch style kale chips over arugula, squeezed half a lemon and orange slices all around, it was beautiful but I was too hungry for a photo.
*Probiotic
*Yummy Tummy's thai salad and a raw vegan ice cream and banana for dessert.
***Ran 3.5 miles combo of outside in our neighborhood, 600 stairs at the end of our street and 15% incline on the treadmill.
*Banana and half a Pure bar.

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xoxo

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***meditation and yoga
*Green smoothie- collards, msm, tocos, maca, cacao, carob, bananas, mesquite and water.
*Snacked on goji berries, golden berries, mandarins and a few kale chips. One piece of dark chocolate.
*Bumblekiss for lunch with family. I brought my Quite Cheesy Kale Chip crumbs and dulse strips and had a mixed green salad with cucumbers and tomatoes.
*Dessert- a raw vegan strawberry ice cream pop.
*Snacked on some kale chips in the car on the way home from Eliot's spanish class.
*Yummy Tummy food! Raw tacos and double chocolate parfait. Amazing texture on the pudding!
***15% incline on the treadmill up to 3.8 speed for 25minutes with 10 minutes of dumbells (some lifting while walking on the treadmill!) and abs on the ball.

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***Yoga for 35 minutes and treadmill for 10 minutes 15% incline at 3.4. Five minutes of bosu ball balancing squats.
*Green smoothie- 16 oz spirulina, spinach, bananas, blueberries, msm, cacao, maca, mesquite and water.
*Restaurant- tofu scramble, few breakfast potatoes and toast and jam with a virgin bloody mary with two olives and one piece of pickled asparagus.
*Green juice from Blossoming Lotus and a vegan chocolate chip cookie.
*More green smoothie from this morning.
*Toro Bravo- spinach with pine nuts and raisins, kale raab, dried cherry cous cous ad a few bites of olive oil cake.

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***yoga
*Half of a small watermelon
*Green smoothie- 30 oz of kale, collards, cacao, chocolate mint leaves, tocos, msm, maca, a date, bananas, and water.
*Running out the door for Eliot's Taekwon-Do class grabbed a banana, two tiny squares of dark chocolate and a small handful of goji berries. Eliot got "best student" today, he was so very happy!
*Green juice at Sip
*Veggie dog with mustard and dessert was coconut chocolate ice cream- just a few bites or I get very sick but man do I love the taste! … Later on and I'm feeling sick from those few bites of ice cream. Sadness.
***Went for a walk with Eliot in the sunshine.
*Snacky day- two little pancakes with strawberry jam. These were from the small batch I made with Eliot last night. We bought the package from Food Fight and the brand is Cherrybrook Kitchen  and they are tasty!
*Green smoothie- I made 32 oz and drank about half of it :Head of romaine, bananas, an orange, cinnamon and vanilla creme stevia.

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