Reasons to PANIC About Weight Loss…

Hi hi there you Delicious Being!

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Just a little bit of poking fun at our subconscious (God we just take this mind sabotage thing SO DARN SERIOUS sometimes ;)…

If you’ve been getting “in your own way” when it comes to losing weight, enjoy traversing through….

Reasons to Panic About Weight Loss!
(and what to feed your mind, instead):

1.    “OMG people will TALK about me!”

Yes… they will.  And to your face, they might say things like….  “WOW!  You look AMAZING!  What have you been doing?!”  (sounds awful ;)
…what they say about you BEHIND your back, is none of your business.  Gossip IS a form of flattery.

2.     “MEN (or women) will NOTICE me!”

You EARNED it, why not FLAUNT IT?!  I’m sorry, who DOESN’T like to feel desired, admired, and made feel attractive.
For those in a committed relationship, your new found confidence (and body) IS the ultimate aphrodisiac, no?  Go on… keep the lights on, I dare you ;)

3.    “But I’ll have to get new clothes…”

Hurraaah!  And you’ll actually LIKE looking in the fitting room mirrors!  …plus, you must admit, some of those clothes, those ratty sweatpants?  Do they make you feel like a MILLION BUCKS?  ….I didn’t think so.  

4.     “….but buying new clothes is gonna be expensive.”

Um… and just exactly how much money have you been spending on the BIGGER clothes & diet things?  Don’t kid yourself, you’ll still spend that money… the choice is your though… do you want to get smaller, cuter, funner clothes, or go buy more “size up’s”.  

5.     “I’ll become shunned by my friends and family for eating “diet” foods, and will lose my social life… “

Um… NO!  And definitely not I were to teach you the right foods for YOU.
I’m out with my friends and hunny all the time!  I eat amazing, and still stay shkinny.  Here’s a chance to not only change YOUR life for the better, but impact your friends & family!  Why NOT create a ripple effect, and be the leader???  Leadership and confidence is so darn sexy anyway ;)

6.    People at the gym will judge me, I’m way too out of shape to go” 

Reality check: no one there cares about YOU.  The people at the gym are there too busy caring about themselves, and most likely fretting about what YOU think about THEM.  

7.     “My weight loss will bring on attention… people will SEE me, and that’s scary!”

Yep, and when you triumph over fear, gain confidence, and feel EMPOWERED… what will you next to conquer next?
What dreams are covered under all those “layers”?  What are you WAITING for…  What do you WANT?
Ooooh revel in the juicy possibilities ;)

Enjoy the “mind-field”, Lovey… and if you’re ready to take a leap into the new frontier, you know just where to find me :)

XOXOXOXOXO
Irina

Cold Buster Juice

Even some of us super-healthed-up nutrinistas suffer a little immunity snag here and there… and if it’s a little sniffle I’m feeling coming on, I go straight to my juicer, and whip up a batch of this never failing “Cold Buster” juice.

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Ingredients for 1 serving:

1 pointing finger’s worth of ginger
1 small lemon
1/2 grapefruit, skin removed
1/2 apple if you simply can’t drink it “straight”.

Run through your juicer, close your eyes, and drink up!

Warning… it’s not for the “faint of tastebuds”, this juice definitely packs a punch BUT… it burns sooooo goooood ;) and it’ll burn those bugs right outa of ya!

 

Shrimp & Greens Salad

Not only is this salad bustling with flavor, but I love it for the CR*R*RUNCH!  shrimp avocado salad

Crunchy snacks and foods make us feel more satisfied and fulfilled (think biting into a crisp, juicy apple Vs. eating apple sauce…  what’s more fun?  (and enjoyable)) …but I digress :)

Ingredients for 1 serving:
1 lime
7 cooked small/med shrimp, “cubed”
Handful of cilantro
1 scallion rod (you can substitute onion, level Tbsp should do)
1/2 green pepper
4 or 5 inches of cucumber, seeded
1/2 avocado
Salt

Direction:
Dice and cube all, sprinkle with sea salt, squeeze out the lime, combine and enjoy!
So refreshingly simple!

XOXOXOX
Irina