Monday, March 17, 2008

Week 7 Review

Before

Week 4

Week 7

It really has been a wonderful week for me. It seems something has shifted. I feel like while I am still detoxing and cleaning out I feel as if I have moved on to a more productive stage. The first part of this juice feast I feel like ALL my energy was being spent to heal and to clean and there was little left for me. Lately I have been feeling quite a bit more energy and this new found sense of excitement. I want to do things. I want to do everything. I am excited about my future and have a sense of clarity that I am enjoying immensely.

I have felt that everything I have been doing for the last few years was so perfect and that there was something that it was all leading up to. I have been trained in hypnotherapy, nutritional consulting, The Journey, and Anne Wigmore's detox method. I know that there is something big that is going to come out of all this for me and I feel that I am nearing the end of this part of my life and that everything is going to be coming together soon, perfectly.

I have decided to take a raw chef course that is held here in Chicago. I will take the first one in June when I have completed my juice feast (gotta taste that food ya know!) and go from there. I can see myself teaching raw "cooking" classes (you know I have all that restaurant experience :o)and I know that even if I choose not to go that route I will have learned a lot for myself and who knows, maybe my family too.

I am also thinking seriously about becoming a juice feasting consultant. It seems right to me and I will probably go ahead and do it. I just haven't got that perfect "yes" answer that I like to get. I think it is coming though.

I have begun writing some things down that I have been thinking about for a book of sorts. I have been thinking about it for about a year now and suddenly it has started to take form right here on my lovely computer. I just feel like the time is right and things seem so easy.
As I write this I still feel a bit of hesitation and fear about putting myself out there. I had this voice that said, "Who are you to write a book? You can't write a book?" Notice how instead of saying I began writing a book, I wrote, writing some things down for a book of sorts. Ha ha. I think that is funny. Well, I know what I need to do to move past it, just like every other obstacle I have come across. Meet it head on.

So there is a lot of change and excitement going on here for me. I am feeling hopeful and productive and so grateful for this time. I have never taken time to care for myself and to care about myself. This juice feast hasn't just been about the physical healing. It has been a wonderful emotional and spiritual journey for me. A journey into loving myself and believing in myself. What a true gift!

Penni asked:

Do you have an ultimate goal in mind of what you'd like to weigh, or does that even matter to you at this point?

I don't really care about the weight portion. Well, I guess I shouldn't say that. I do care. I want to look good. I just don't know what the number will look like. I know 130 on some looks great and others, well not so good. I tend to be rather flabby and lacking muscle since I have been sedentary for so long but I imagine this will change when I begin to rebuild my muscles. I will just wait it out and see what happens.
Well, on to week 8! Thank you all for your support, well wishes and uplifting comments when I need them the most. You always make my day and bring a little smile to my face and a pitter patter to my heart. Wishing you all a juicy day!




2 comments:

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

You look so radiant! Good for you and all the progress you are making in other areas. I hope I get the answers I need too.

Hanlie said...

You are looking fabulous! I love how this journey is bringing us closer to our purpose... You are always and inspiration to me, and I think you'd be a great JF consultant!