A Totally RAWesome Day

July 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Motivation - (Comments Off on A Totally RAWesome Day)

Prepare yourself for a blow by blow my almost unbelievable day.

Remember way back to my Breakfast Part I and Breakfast Part II this morning? Yup, me too. I was good to go until nearly 1:00.

This is CRAZY TALK. Most days, especially days when we stay home and don’t go anywhere, I’m ready to eat NOW and lunch is typically on the early side.

Today for lunch I made a lettuceless salad.

An entire zucchini, shredded
An entire ear of corn, raw and sliced off the cob
An entire avocado, diced
A bunch of grape tomatoes, sliced in half.

Raw Food Musings

July 6th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Motivation - (13 Comments)

Me and my new best friend.


Canon PowerShot SD 960 IS.

Lunch went unphotographed because we got home starving and waiting the hour and a half for my battery to charge would have been a huge joke.

My eyes tend to glaze over when I read about what people are eating without pics. What can I say, I’m a picture person. Without pics I would otherwise skip this but for food combining purposes I’m going write about it today. I’ll keep it brief.

Operation Beautiful

June 18th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Motivation - (8 Comments)

Tonight I thought about sharing one of the best ways to re-heat pizza.


Or growing my own wheat grass.


But instead I decided to post about Caitlin’s totally inspiring, sweet idea over at A Healthy Tipping Point.

She calls it Operation Beautiful and it’s catching on. She’s been leaving post it notes in restrooms, elevators and other public places for other people, other women, to see.

After reading some of the great notes women were leaving for themselves, their friends, coworkers, strangers, I was motivated to grab a pad of post its and a sharpie as we headed out the door for the library this afternoon.

But How?

June 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Motivation - (3 Comments)

My motivation to get healthy began in 2008 when I started to notice how achy and old my body was feeling at the ripe old age of 29.  Getting healthy wasn’t just about losing weight and feeling better about my appearance, (although I won’t deny that vanity certainly played a role) I realized I wanted to feel good again, to feel like myself again.  To feel young again!

You: Staying Young by Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz was what kicked off my “It is Time to Get Healthy” initiative.