New Traditions

Growing up New Year’s Day was always about authentic, homemade menudo and posole made by my dad. He would go to East LA to get his dried chilies, tripe, pig foot, pork shoulder, and hominy; starting early in the morning and working laboriously on December 31 preparing the delicious soup we would all enjoy on…

Detox Central

Wow! I’ve completed 2 weeks of this Detox and happy to report nothing. Still doing 2 Arbonne Vegan smoothies a day and 1 veggie-centric meal. I have been switching it up and having my fork and plate meal for either lunch or dinner with my smoothie for the alternate meal. I’m happy to report that…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. 🙂 Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

Day 4

WOW!!! What a difference a day makes! I woke up this morning euphoric! I feel great, energized, and proud of myself. I had a meeting last nite and stayed away from the chocolate, wine, and tortilla chips…not even a taste! My day began as usual – hot lemon water, meditation, journaling, visualization; but it all…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…

Prep

I wanted to share the products I will be using for my 30 day elimination diet. It’s all part of the package that comes with Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living. It comes with 2 – 44.4oz bags of Protein Shake Mix, 1 – 16.9oz bag of Daily Fiber Boost, 2 boxes of Digestion Plus,…

80/20 shift

With Summer coming to a close, I’ve realized how much my 80/20 eating lifestyle has shifted. What began as allowing some of the less healthy foods into my diet 20% of the time – snacks, chips, alcohol (hello, beach bum days with the kids!) – has become less fresh leafy greens and more tortilla chips….

winning @ life

I’m reading an amazing book right now – You Are A BadAss At Making Money by Jen Sincero and if you haven’t read anything by her, I highly recommend you do. I started with her book, You Are A BadAss…she gives you real talk about getting real with yourself about your dreams and manifesting them…for…

mmm…

I love loading up my meals with nutrients..including my smoothies. It’s the quickest, easiest way to get the most health benefits and as a mom of 2 toddlers, I need quick and easy! I’ve been making Matcha Maca Lattes (say that 3 times fast) for a while now and have enjoyed the benefits, especially in…

The #1 A-word you want to be

Awesome, Amazing, Admirable…all great words, but the one I’m referring to is most important to all of us – alkaline. Let’s go back to high school chemistry class…remember the pH scale? It ranges from 0-14 measuring how acidic or alkaline a liquid is; a pH of 7 is considered neutral, below 7 is considered acidic, and…

Mind Your Eating

Most of us grow up learning table manners – elbows off the table, chew with your mouth closed, don’t talk with food in your mouth, put a napkin in your lap, etc. These are all great for making an enjoyable table companion, but another important table manner is eating mindfully. This is an ancient Buddhist…