Monday, May 7, 2007

Days 45, 46 and 47 (Saturday, Sunday & Monday): The "Joy of the Climb"

Thought I'd start this entry with a great quote from Sir Winston Churchill:

"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."

For over a year now, I've been following the life of Angela Stokes (via her newsletters, live lectures, personal emails, website, blog, etc.) and learned about her 92-day "juice feast" which she recently completed in Costa Rica. I am seriously considering embarking on the very same fast (or should I say "feast").

I did good over the weekend food-wise, not great, just good. I experimented with some recipes (both veggie and fruit) that came out absolutely awful (raw chocolate and apples do not mix well, yuck!) and so resorted to a meal from Il Fornio, Italian take out (I got the eggplant but it was smothered in gook-y cheeses so I ate a smidgen of it and gave the rest to my housemate; I did, however, have a bit too much bread and butter -- which was the only thing I wasn't happy I ate all weekend).

Oh ... said I was going to rate myself weekly on those areas I wanted to strengthen: daily exercise; meditation and prayer; better preparation of food (planning ahead); drinking more water; and taking active detoxing steps (i.e., weekly colonics/dry brush massage each evening, and perhaps even a professional massage).

I'll touch on that tomorrow. Right now I gotta catch a train.