On January 4th, my birthday, I decided not to eat cake. I decided that I was going to treat myself to something different this year. I started a 7 day celery juice challenge as a gift to myself. I had recently lost 14 pounds over the last months of 2020 and the usual holiday splurges were tamed due to the pandemic. There were no parties or big celebrations or tempting spirits or treats like in years past. So I made the decision to up-level my lifestyle habits and make my 59th an action year toward better health and wellness. It's never too late to be more committed to healthy habits. After 7 days of juicing celery every morning, my skin is looking brighter. I feel like my digestion is improving and the intermittent aches and pains have quieted substantially.
My 7 day challenge was a success! I decided to keep it going and today is day 11. My new goal is January 30th. Truthfully, celery juice has gotten me real curious. There's so much hype and I've read so many stories about amazing miracle cures, I thought what the heck, just keep going..I will admit, I think my shoulders are feeling better. For several months now, my shoulders have been hurting in unfamiliar ways, cracking at the joints and with unusual aches and pains. After 7 days of incorporating celery juice, I think it's making a difference. I simply want to see what kind of results it will produce in my body, mind and being at the end of 30 days. I will keep you posted.
I drink 16 ounces every morning first thing. One bunch of celery, organic of course, makes the equivalent to 16 ounces of juice. I've experimented with adding a Granny Smith Apple and juice of 1 lemon. It creates a tangy lively flavor. I've also spiced it up with a chunk of ginger and 1 drop of dōTERRA essential oil of lemon. The majority of the days, it's just straight celery. I'm loving this new ritual. I sip it down and then put off any food for about 40 minutes. It is very satisfying. I feel like it's a a positive action step toward better health and wellness in my 59th year. Celery juice is making my cells happy.
I don't know yet if I will go beyond the 30 days, the verdict is still out on that one. Either way, it feels like a good beginning toward healthier habits for 2021. I don't want to blame my aches and pains on aging or succumb to limited thinking, "that's just the way it is..as you age you get pain". No, I believe good quality and high nutrient foods, along with specific supplementation and daily doses of healthy habits that include but not limited to light exercise, managing stress and a positive mental attitude can prevent aches and pains that can lead to more serious conditions. I want the next decade, my 60's, to be my best years yet. It is a wise person who takes a periodic inventory and asks the question:
Are my actions, my thoughts and my deeds moving me toward better health or away from good health?
No matter your age, your health is not just the absence of disease. Your health is not stagnant. It is active and dynamic. If you are feeling sluggish, achy, overwhelmed, depressed, have high blood pressure, are over weight, lack good sleep or have any other sorts of symptoms, it's time to take inventory and take a deeper look inside. Maybe its your time for a celery juice challenge.. If you are ready to gently cleanse your body and create new habits to move into more vibrant health in 2021, try it. Or I can help you with creating a plan that will work for you.
Do you want to take advantage of my complementary Wellness for Life Inventory and find out how I can support you to up-level your health and wellness goals in 2021. All you have to do is email me and I will send it to you.
Cheers to your health and wellness.
2020 started as a promising year. The year began with the usual New Years celebrations followed by my annual birthday celebrations and lots of plans to move forward in 2020. My Theme word for the 2020 was Clarity, A CLEAR VISION. and I planned to use the winter months to clarify that vision. In early March, I was planning a trip to Northern California to participate in a women's entrepreneur business development training and then visit with friends.
I was excited!
March hit and so did talk of COVID-19 and travel restrictions were setting in. I wasn't having it! Nothing was going to stop me from attending, until I got notice that the flight wasn't taking off and the course was cancelled. Something inside went dark. I tried to turn the switch back on, but everything was just half lit. I kept telling myself, I will get through this, we will get through this. I felt a lot of darkness come up in 2020. My clear vision somehow became blurred. Rather than feeling inspired, I felt pressure and uncertainty. It was one of roughest years. My mantra became: "Chin up, keeping moving... Inward."
And the truth was, and still is, I have my health. I have trusted relationships and even though my finances have been tight, I have a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes on my back and a car that works. In 2020, I learned about my wants and needs. I was humbled. I was reminded, with great clarity, what's truly important in my life. And I am so grateful.
I realized today it was time to set the theme for 2021. I hadn't put much thought to it, as I've just wanted 2020 to end. However, this past week inspiration has been coming in again. I'm feeling a renewed sense of hope. The light is getting brighter. I got it!
My 2021 theme is TRUST.
Wow! I just went to get a cup of coffee and I walked past my new Louise Hay calendar. I couldn't believe the January theme, I have to share this with you:
"In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete, and yet life is ever changing. Life is never stuck or static or stale, for each moment of life is a new beginning point as we move from the old. This moment is a new point of beginning for me right here and right now. All is well in my world."
That affirms for me that TRUST is my word for the 2021! And I sincerely trust that all is truly well right here and now.
SO what is your theme word for 2021?
I urge you to try it. It is a simple and powerful growth tool. And please share it with me. You can post it here or shoot me an email. I would love to hear from you.
Happy New Years to you and yours!
I trust 2021 will bring abundant peace-filled blessings to all.
Savita Laura Jachim
Savita Laura Jachim holds certifications in holistic lifestyle education, massage therapy, yoga instruction and yoga nidra facilitation.
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