Interactions: Stretching to Undo Sitting

Observations based on the Egoscue movement method I learned from Tony Robbins’ 5-day challenge last week, co-mingled with an article I saw at work and crossover to moves I do daily to ease stress and tension brought a thought to mind that I could document this.

Part of my daily body actions are: Donna Eden Energy Medicine movements, breath work, eye exercises, along with some Qigong, Yoga, Asian squats, and now, this Egoscue method. All together I call this my daily F-L-O-W, a method I share in sessions of Integrating the Spirals™.

I incorporate prayer and meditation, focus, and physical movements in my daily F-L-O-W and now find the Egoscue helps me align my body properly before beginning some of the postures.

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During the 5-day challenge last week, at the beginning and throughout every motivation speeches Tony encouraged each participant to stand up, bring a lot of Energy into our bodies by moving around a bit, and throwing high-fives to the screen or someone near us. He encouraged us to move to raise our bodily energies. And it felt sooo good! We did this at least once each hour. It really got me motivated to include some sort of movement into each hour of every day! Even if I forget one hour because I am super focused on something for work, I stand up every two hours. As well, I will get more water to drink, tea, go to the restroom, etc. so I get a bit of walking in too.

I used to walk each morning at 7am and watch the sunrise and am going to work on that next as a means of integrating it back into my loose daily routine. Life’s an Art, remember. I am much more of a flexible person that rigid. I am much more spontaneous than structured in my activities but I appreciate the value of structure, organization, and planning. I tend to aim toward the middle of the personality four squares. I tend to be a centrist, and sit in the neutral zone. But while this tendency helps me appreciate from ALL sides, I do think it tends to make me live in the gray zone much more than the black and white contrasts of life, which are also beautiful in many ways. But I digress, or as I call it, veer off into spiral thoughts.

All this said, to help you find what feels good to you and then do it. I was very glad to hear Tony say it can take people six months to forge these kinds of body movements into one’s routine as a habit because I never bought into the theory that it “takes 21 days to establish a habit.” In fact, I’ve actually done several things for a year or more and then stopped because the habit never “took” with me. Apparently, my personality isn’t wired to habit or addiction, and of course when it comes to addiction that’s a good thing. I’m strong-willed.

As for the Asian squats I do, now, I am able to sustain this position for a minute or minute and a half. I used to be too fat (just calling it like it was) to get into the position, and as well, my knees were too weak. Losing twenty pounds in the last few months and strengthening my knees by simply attempting to get into the Asian squat position helped me finally get into it. I do it at least three times a day, always thankful while squatting that I don’t have to do it for work or to use the restroom. I do it for fun and challenge not because I have to.

Now, the challenge for me in the Asian squat is to move from standing to squat without using my hands in any way, and return back to standing after squatting without using my hands. I had to rely on my hands a lot to get into and out of the squat and I didn’t get discouraged when it took me months to achieve the position. I focused on the progress I made each day.

Align with your soul and then, blend. Every cell in your body will thank you. Yes, ALL 50 to 70 to 100 trillion cells, whatever’s in there. They’re dancing, and they’re thanking you for putting yourself with like-minded people in a situation where you can receive.

Be open to receiving many blessings and always is my prayer for you every moment. Spirit sees ALL timelines, interactions, and interweaving lines. We will know too when we are on the Other Side.

Omniscience knows ALL. Omniscience is always with you. You are never alone.

Be the best version of who you want to be–because if you’re reading my words your soul is probably beckoning you to align with it and live up to your highest ideals. Not perfect because who is perfect? Most stagnate or ‘get stuck’ while on their way to being whatever they think perfection is. Making progress is enough. Carrying your Karma lightly is enough. Be kind to yourself while living responsibly. Who you ARE affects us ALL. We Are All Connected.

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Have you tried the Carnivore Diet?

After consuming nothing but citrus fruit for more than a month, see my previous post: and then lightening up to include some raw vegan foods, such as: celery, avocados, romaine lettuce, and saag spinach paneer with basmati rice for dinner too (a few times). And last month, I’d added green smoothies back into my diet to use up some protein powder I’d had in the pantry, as well as, try bananas again (that I had not eaten or used in smoothies for YEARS)!

I had noticed, even before adding the green smoothies, that I wasn’t losing anymore weight. But, in June I’d gained about 5 pounds back! Ugh! I had felt like I’d been sacrificing too–even with that frozen banana in my smoothies. And that’s never a good thing, and why a lot of people regain weight after dieting (which often leads people to conclude that “diets don’t work”).

But, is it true that diets don’t work???

Or perhaps, it’s that we’ve just never found the right balance of foods that will help us achieve our most desirable weight?

I happened to stumble upon this video with Dr. Ken Berry and a gal named Kelly Hogan (who has been eating only meat for 13 YEARS!):

I had an epiphany while watching this. I had never ONLY consumed meat. I’d always eaten meat with lots of veggies, mostly low carb veggies. I had been raised on meat and potatoes, and some Italian foods like spaghetti with meat sauce and lasagna.

After watching that video and doing a fair amount of research, I was off to the grocery store! LOL

I spent about the same, if not less, money for only meat, eggs, and butter, as I had been spending on all the veggies and fruits for me, (as well as the prepared frozen meals for hubby).

Now, my hubby could join me and eat what I was cooking. Ah, cooking! Yes, I’d been missing that. Something about the smell of food cooking. Pleasing aromas.

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I decided to commit to eating a carnivore diet for at least 3 days. Perhaps a week or more if I noticed any difference. In particular, I wanted to see if the number would go down on the scale! Ha!

The first day

I ate my regular breakfast. One ruby red grapefruit. (and no, I doubt grapefruit is on the Carnivore Diet but I love grapefruit and still had a bag of them in the fridge that I wasn’t going to waste).

For lunch, I modified my green smoothie to only 2 handfuls of kale, 1 frozen banana, and 1 cup frozen strawberries, and WATER to blend. No almond milk. No coconut milk. No protein powders. (‘d been adding almond or coconut milk before and using up protein powder I’d had on hand–this time, I was going to go “bare bones” and see if it made a difference).

Mid-afternoon, I felt a little hungry and ate two Paleovalley beef sticks (that we’ve had stored for over a year–I love their turkey sticks).

For dinner, hubby and I both thoroughly enjoyed a lamb shoulder and a ribeye steak! It was the first lamb I had cooked in years (I had to look up the broiling time), and it was the first time I’d used the broiler since we moved to the condo last September!

We following Dr. Berry and Kelly’s advice and only seasoned these with salt and freshly ground black pepper. YUM! I have always loved lamb and never needed mint jelly. I did miss having a small 3 to 4 ounce crystal glass of red wine with this, but I focused on how indulgent the meat with it’s accompanying fat (another thing I’ve always loved about steak), so in moments I wasn’t even thinking about the wine (and I did have 3 bottles in the kitchen, so… willpower! Haha!). I also had a thought that the 4 Rivers barbecue sauce would be lovely on the side of the steak, but I abstained from that too.

Spiral side note: I do love this barbecue sauce (it’s the only one I buy), and hope to enjoy it again sometime:

The second day

The second day of my carnivore trial run was on a Saturday.

Now the real test was if I could get through a whole day on nothing but what I’d bought the night before and what we’d had on hand–without feeling like I needed to go buy any missing ingredients (something that always seemed to happen to me whenever I started a new diet).

The morning after my first carnivore day, and drumroll please… I lost 1.7 pounds!

To say I was shocked is an understatement!

What’s more, I had no cravings the night before. Usually I’d want a Werther’s Original caramel hard candy, or small square of dark chocolate, 3 or 4 ounces of dry red wine, something at the end of the day–especially on a Saturday night while sitting at home, watching a couple of movies. NOPE! Not this time.

This time, I had a couple of scrambled eggs for breakfast about 11:30am and a Paleovalley meat stick around 1pm. I didn’t make a smoothie today.

Dinner was a big ribeye steak grilled on the stove in my cast iron grill pan with a bit of grass-fed ghee on the pan (because I thought the steak might stick–it didn’t).

Again, I had a thought that some red wine might taste great with this, but I let the thought go pretty easily and did not succumb to it. And again I was surprised that I didn’t want any other bite of anything.

The third day

The third day of my carnivore adventure was on a Sunday.

I drank 32 ounces of water, went to the bathroom, and had a good BM. Well-formed. No smell. Substantial. (Yes, we talk sh*t here in this blog. Haha!)

Weighed in and had lost, or gently released shall I say, more than another pound! 1.1 pounds to be exact. Again, I am happily impressed!

I treated hubby and myself to a big brunch of 3 scrambled eggs (each), leftover ribeye, and chopped Paleovalley beef sticks. I did add a couple ounces of raw goat cheese to the pan of eggs and meat.

Since we ate after noon today, we ate dinner about 6pm and actually, it wasn’t enough! I’d bought a package of chicken wings but didn’t look at the weight. The package was just over a pound (and I’m supposed to eat a pound of meat for myself). Hmm, what to do!

I hadn’t cooked chicken at home in YEARS. So, I got the fry pan ready with the ghee in it and good and warm. I cooked the whole package of wings and when I could tell (by slicing into a few with a knife) that they were done, hubby and I shared (he had 5 and I had 4). I knew I would probably still be hungry, and I was. So, I ate another Paleaovalley turkey stick. And then, I waited. I didn’t feel full, but I wasn’t hungry. So, I drank another 32 ounce glass of water and had a cup of herb tea.

That got me through a movie and couple of Westworld series episodes (as last night was the premiere of the new season)! Love that show!

Morning of the fourth day

As you may suspect by now, yes, I lost another 1.1 pounds!!!

Okay, this is convincing me that for now at least, I am going carnivore! LOL

But I am going to have my grapefruit in the morning (the next few mornings), until that bag is gone. And I’m going to make my kale, strawberry, and banana smoothie this afternoon. I will post again in a few weeks and let you know the progress.

We have a big bag of shrimp in the freezer and salmon filets–so that will be dinner today/tomorrow. After that, we will be on vacation for a week, so we’ll see if I can stick to this during that time. If not, I’ll restart the Carnivore Diet when we come home.

I’ve noticed that a big part of this diet, other than all the meat and animal products, is learning how to read and abide by our own personal hunger cues (instead of looking a the clock) to know when it’s supposed to be time to eat.

I put what kale I had left (after making my smoothie today) in the Vitamix with some water and poured into an ice cube tray to use if I make a beef stew or such.

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Fractal of Omniscience. “Spiral Sister”Observer & Perceiver of Energy & Wisdom from Nature. Empath|Author|Connector|Speaker|Singer. ❤️🦋🌀〰️🔥🙏☯️

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, natural health foods store, art fair, music or yoga festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. I’m an Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon. Visit my author’s page here. 

Plus, I documented how I naturally reversed 30+ years of chronic asthma in my holistic health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, that’s available on Barnes and Noble: here

Be the best version of who you want to be. As it really does affect us ALL. We Are All Connected.

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