So I'm on Day 18 of this cleanse and haven't really discussed much except the food I've been eating. One reason I love Crazy Sexy Diet is because it talks about a total mind, body and soul makeover in order to achieve your best health and life. You meditate, dry brush, do exercises in forgiveness and love and today's task: create a Vision Board for your future. Kris Carr says, "Vision boards help focus our intentions so that we can manifest our desires." I love this idea and this exercise. I've recently been thinking about where I am now and where I want to be in the future and the two don't match up. At all. So this vision board is the perfect way for me to really focus on what it is that I want to achieve in my life. I decided that instead of showing you the same food, I'd share some of my Vision Board with you.
I included this in my vision board because I've spent a lot of time in my life putting things off until I have more time, more money, more energy, more ____________. It's time to stop making excuses and to live because time is passing me by and I deserve to enjoy every minute of my time.
I know that this photo seems obvious because of my love of beach cruisers and how much I want one but it goes a bit deeper than that. I would eventually like to do most of my commuting by bike. It's good for my health, good for my mind (driving really stresses me out), and good for my wallet. I think I'll explore more and be more mindful of my surroundings.
This one is pretty clear. I want to live on the beach. I see living in the beach in my future. A beautiful home like this is the representation of a dream. A dream that I'm really going to try and achieve.
I LOVE this photo and the saying. By living this clean and healthy lifestyle, training for Tough Mudder, exploring my dreams and desires and working to achieve them, I'm making myself extraordinary. By constantly looking inside myself and seeing how I can make myself and my life better, I'm making myself extraordinary.
This is a great summary of some of the things I want in my life. Sure some of it is vague but they are guidelines to understanding how to push myself in my future. They will define themselves in time.
Something that I have not found a photo representation of is my desire to be my own boss and have a vegan baking venture. To be specific, I'd love to have a place selling my treats at a Farmers Market. I love the community of Farmers Markets and would love to be a part of one. It's something that I am definitely working toward.
I've started my Vision Board on Pinterest. Ah the wonders of technology ;) I'm planning on making a tangible Vision Board as well so I can have that constant reminder of what I'm working toward. When I make it I will share it with all of you. I encourage you to think about making a vision board too. It is one of the most valuable things I've done with this cleanse.
So, I mentioned yesterday how I felt spoiled by my friend with the mustache cookie cutters. Well now I feel REALLY spoiled because I received a really lovely and thoughtful care package from Ingrid!! Thank you so much Ingrid! I feel very spoiled you are so awesome!
A cute cookbook called Alive in 5 which features raw recipes that can be made in minutes! This is so perfect for me since I'm always in a rush! I can't wait to try these recipes :) There is also a packet of quinoa, some Sea Tangle seaweed snacks (you know how much I love my seaweed snacks!), some gluten free lasagna noodles (we had talked about it a while ago that I couldn't find any and she remembered and got me some! Can't wait to try them!) and a really yummy looking Cacao Crunch chocolate bar! Yum!
Thank you so much Ingrid, you are so thoughtful and kind!
That's all for me today! I hope you all have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with some food! I'm in the home stretch!