Friday, June 25, 2010

more horrific events involving non-raw food.


My body aches!

It's screaming out loud, and violently harassing me with pain at the moment. There's some weird guilt thrown in there too, but actually. Tonight a bunch of my friends and I went to the Ottawa Jazz Festival to see Herbie Hancock perform. When you first enter the entire grounds for the festival there is this giant truck, a complete mobile bakery on wheels. I could sense it was vegan and sure enough it was. I will take a picture of this truck, and you will burn it into your brains that you do NOT want the desserts. No, my friends. We are beyond processed sugars, sweet fumes, and floured cakes. We crave fresh fruit, sliced and diced, filled with colours that are natural and organic.

Don't get me wrong, the desserts I tried: carrot cake, and cinnamon coffee cake were absolutely delightful. However, two seconds after I swallowed bites out of these, familiar sensations of sugar highs and former addictions came rushing back. The carrot cake by the way, weighed at least a ton. It felt like I was holding a dumbell..

So yah, verdict on non-raw sugar. Don't overdo it, and if you feel you can't have it in balance, avoid it at all costs. I feel like there is an artificial buzz in my body, it's slightly frightening, and I am WAY too wired to sleep..ughh.

Looked just like this, but without snow, duh.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The market and summer fruit.

Went to Byward Market with a friend, they had three containers of cherries/raspberries/blueberries/strawberries for $5. From someone's backyard/garden/farm.
My friend and I bought cherries and strawberries.

I'm actually really loving Ottawa, yesterday I went for a bike ride on the canal and ended up on Preston St. I didn't know but it had transformed from a completely under construction road (last summer) to Little Italy! There were Ferrari's lined up along the road, people on patios and up along the street, the smell of oregano and cigars, and little italian bambinos (is that right?). It was very exciting, it is going on until tomorrow night.

How's the local fruit in your city/town?

Monday, June 14, 2010

FINALLY, I can blog.

So the site hasn't been allowing me to blog for some reason. BUT here's what's been going down lately.

1) No stress fracture, it's just muscle tears that need rest and ice.

2) I bought running shorts from the running room, I'm pretty motivated now, I just got to wait for this dumb pain to dissipate. Did I mention they are hot pink.

3) I haven't had a single salad all weekend, I came back to Toronto, and I've been having a ton of fruit but also bread. How do I describe the difference in how I feel..? It sucks, digestion is all messed up, and pretty much I can't believe I'm saying this but I can't wait to leave Toronto to get back in the groove of things.

4) When making smoothies, if you add more mangos, less water, you WILL get a yogurt like consistency, slash pudding, it is AMAZING.

5) I hope all of you are eating your salads, and green smoothies. IF NOT, get on it! Today's Monday, the week is new and fresh, make a goal for yourself. If you find yourself in out of control behaviour the solution to the problem does NOT lie in adding rules and guidelines, and boundaries. It is your heart, so change how you think, and how you feel and where your motivation lies, and you'll find yourself easily liking the journey you're on!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Stress Fracture

Has anyone ever had a stress fracture before? I believe I have one, and it's frustrating because I won't be able to get an x-ray soon. Either way, what have you done or know to do if this is the case?


Friday, June 4, 2010

tea partay.

Have said this before, but tea is so important. Make it a nightly/daily ritual, enjoy it alone or with a friend. It actually HALTS cravings in their tracks, and actually allows for relaxation before bed. Drinking peppermint tea with a friend now. I'm so content I could let out a purr or something.

What's your favourite flavaa flav?
(mine's chai-anything)

DO NOT google the word teabag..just got intensely surprised by various images.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

«rainy day»

wow, finally a non totally hot and humid sunny day. it rained, which made us stay indoors for a tad longer than usual.

b-oatmeal, honey dew, oranges
l-salad, zucchini, tofu, chickpeas, cantaloupe
d-salad, hummus and veggie wrap, cantaloupe
s-goji berries (from home, duh!), banana

the end.

pretty good day.
don`t drink water WITH food though, epic fail at a painless stomach post-meal.