Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Benefits Of Checking OUT

Stressful times come to everyone...even those that can afford a TRUCK load of glitter. As much as I support keeping an active mind - there are times when it's just necessary to put on polka dot pajamas, fluffy socks and allow my brain some down time -a.k.a. watching total TV trash like Gossip Girl. (I love Blair) #truestory

It's been a rough week for me. I am shining right through it! But I am quite happy to be sitting in my big comfy pink chair that Cason so lovingly moves into our retro kitchen once a week so I can admire him while he creates a breakfast masterpiece. I am even more thrilled that after I go take care of a couple hours of paperwork that my schedule is free as a bird for the remainder of this weekend. It's gonna take an act of congress to get me out of this house we have made a home to do anything other than buy groceries or go across street to the park and play on the swings. #iwillnevergrowUP

So today is all about allowing myself the chance to mentally check out from the rat race. I will pick up my cheese(dairy free, of course)and get back in it Monday morning :) Happy Saturday Y'all! -The GFG

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Juicing Ginger!

Cason and I watched a Documentary by Joe Cross called 'Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead'. (it's on Netflix y'all..check it out) In this film we learned just how starved a person can be on a nutrient level EVEN if you are consuming large quantities of food daily. A simple way of saying it is- put the good stuff in that your cells can thrive on and your body is a lean, mean healthy machine that is nourished and all happy! If you don't give those cells the basic nutrients they need to function they become Unhappily filled with toxins in an effort to keep your organs safe from them and things get ugly real quick. The results can be weight gain, sickness, fatigue, depression,etc. #yuck #nothanks

Sooo....we bought a Juicer! We chose a Breville and took a field trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond to use my shiny 20% off coupon for it :) #economizingGinger
To be honest I was a little hesitant to get started because I thought it would be a big ole mess to clean and it would taste like some hippie concoction of grass and lemon juice.....I. WAS. WRONG!!! There is some basic inner child instinct that went off like a bell as I fired up the juicer and watched as it magically transformed boring fruits and veggies into a terrific tasting potion that makes us feel freaking awesome. After just a few days of starting my morning with fresh juiced cucumber, lemon, apple, spinach and carrots I can't imagine NOT having it. It's an all natural and perfectly legal HIGH! #dude #sweet

-The GFG