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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Oh Rawgust...

So now we are midway through week three in Rawgust. Many of you are commenting to me that Rawgust has not been the zen experience you expected and some of you have fallen off the bandwagon completely.  Please know that going raw is a lifestyle change, not just a way of eating.  It takes some people YEARS, not weeks, of transition to make a full commitment to living this way. It is not a lifestyle for everyone or every physical composition- including my own.   

The important thing to take away from this challenge is to make steps towards healthy living.  Healthy living can look a lot of different ways and just like all of our personalities are unique, so is what is going to work for our varying physical constitutions.  It can take a lot of dabbling and experimenting with different ways of eating and exercising to find the lifestyle that works best for you. Someone may thrive on a vegan diet, while someone else does great on meat.  Just like I am all about Crossfit, someone else may be all about yoga.   Do what works and do what you love. 

So if you have been giving Rawgust a go and are beating yourself up not being 100% or even 25%, I want you to knock it off.  Focus on the aspects of taking on the challenge that you enjoyed.  Maybe you discovered a raw recipe that totally knocked your socks off.  Maybe you added an avocado to your salad.  However it has worked or not worked for you, it's positive.  The fact that you embraced a challenge speaks volumes about your commitment to your own health and well being.

Kudos my loves!    

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