Monday, March 3, 2008

Pineapple Pleasures - Day Three

I thought for sure that the Live Web Event with Eckhart Tolle and Oprah would be the final highlight to my most marvelous day, but alas, my computer connection proved to be a bit too slow and I was unable to watch the live event this evening. Although temporarily disappointed, I chose not to be too upset and decided to look at it as Eckhart would suggest by simply saying, "It is what it is." I was pleased to read that I will be able to go to her website tomorrow for a complete viewing and it can also be downloaded into my IPod from ITunes. So, it wasn't a loss, just a delay.

The inability to watch the class affords me this time to do the daily blog update and give the highlights of Day 3. As you can tell by the photo of pineapples, I have found new pleasure in this juicy, tropical delight. This morning I juiced a whole pineapple (peeled first and sliced), 2 bunches of cilantro, 1/2 head of celery, 4 limes, 2 apples and I added the water from one baby coconut. It was a Hawaiian luau party in my mouth! The reporter and photographer from the Tulsa World were also here this morning, putting the finishing touches on the upcoming article, so they both got to enjoy a bit of the sweet, green goodness, as well. It is a real joy to share the vibrancy, colors and life of freshly juiced organic fruits and vegetables with others.

Then this afternoon I put together a loaded pitcher full of juiced carrots, celery, cucumber, beet, lemons, kale, apple, burdock root, ginger and jerusalem artichoke. Sounds like it would be too much going on but it was really good. The color was a beautiful poinsettia color. I had about 2 quarts of this and it completely satisfied my palate and any bit of hunger that might have been starting to surface.

Everything else is going so smoothly. I awoke this morning in the the most pleasant mood and that has carried on throughout the day. Even though our weather was cold, sleeting, then snowing, then just plain dreary, I felt great and have experienced tremendous energy and clarity. My eliminations have been consistent but I have a colonic scheduled for tomorrow for good measure. I would like to try to schedule one each week throughout the entirety of the juice feast if finances allow.

So far I haven't been squeezing in much exercise but I know that will change. I have a gym membership, great yoga tapes by Rainbeau Mars, and a rebounder. It is a matter of just gearing up and doing it. I certainly have the strength and energy to move and get my blood flowing and it would be helpful to get some healthy, detoxifying perspiration going. I also love getting outside and briskly walking or hiking on days when the weather is a bit more cooperative.

My sleep has been good, filled with dreams and I awake very rested and ready for the day. I try to be asleep by 11 pm or earlier so I can get those important hours in before 2 am. I read somewhere that the sleep we get from 10 pm - 2 pm are the most crucial rest hours. Since I think of winter as being in hibernation mode, it's not a big challenge for me to get horizontal by a decent time. And with my husband's snoring, I like to be sound asleep before the chain saw starts sawing logs.

Until to people and thanks to those who are reading!


loulou said...

hey penni, oh i adore pineapples. i have pineapple juice straight up and it makes this wonderful frothy 5-dollar-shake style drink. yum!
so pleased to hear you're not suffering much detox and great news that you managed to go out and socialise - i'm due to do that tonight. luckily most people there already know about my "weird" diet :)
i was intrigued by your comment about hemp oil warming you up. i'm really cold - despite the heating being on and sun pouring through the windows - so i'm going to follow your lead and swap my coconut butter for oil and see if it helps me.
keep it juicy!
loulou x

Ben Kaelan said...

Welcome to day 3!! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog; hope you'll drop by again... I'll have to link yours to mine tonight...

My favorite all-time juice is pineapple-blackberry! It can be a bit intense but it's SOOO YUMMY! :)

Give it a shot if you find organic blackberries! :)

- Ben

David and Katrina Rainoshek said...

Hi Penni love!!

YES! Pineapple is one of my favorites too! I'll have to try the mix you made, it sounds amazing.

Day four is going so much better for me than Day three did!! I am so glad to hear that you are feeling so wonderful, you Juice Feasting beauty you!!

Hope you have sweet dreams tonight and we'll see you on Day 5!!

With love, Katrina