Friday, August 21, 2009

August....long August on Full-Time

For some reason, this month seems longer than others....hmmmm I am in such a transitional phase of my life. SO much is changing and shifting. So much of who I am and what I believe in has become so foundational for my existence.

My daughter has made leaps and bounds. She is in a full-time typical early learning center setting with an aide and is gearing up for part-time Kindergarten this Fall. She is so excited about all of her school supplies and her new bookbags. Yes two bookbags. One for the Fall /Winter and one for the Spring/Summer!

I am working full-time doing something near and dear to my heart. I am the Children and Youth director for inner-city and "at risk" youth. I am touching lives and being sooooooooooo blessed in the process.

My diet has been so-so. Financial problems are making it nearly impossible to be 100% raw. The movement doesn't like for you to admit that very obvious fact that we all can't grown and pay for all that food. Well,, I am doing about 60% raw right now. I feel great and am actually not that worried about it for once. I am always vegan of course, but am worried about strength and feeling good...both of which I do. Of course it was a period of sluggishness and bad bowels when I came down off of my 100% raw high, but I don't fret. When my money gets better, I will be back at it. There are no rules...I make them as I go and so long as I am conscious of where my food comes from and that I remain vegan at ALL times regardless of anything else.

So that's my update for now. I know that things will regulate and slow down and I should be able to post more regularly. I'm in CA for another week and then it's back to the grind on the East Coast. Full-time job, Full-time school, Full-time single mommie Full-time Vegan



Tough Cookie said...

I just came across your blog, and you look great! Have you found that raw foods have helped your daughters autism?

Kristen's Raw said...

Keep up the amazing work. You're such an awesome mom! I love your approach to life. You rock!!!

Cheers, Hugs, and Smooches!
Kristen said...

Hi Jayna,
I just discovered your blog. I really like how you incorporate fitness workouts with raw eating suggestions.So do you feel like you're getting enough protein eating raw vegan? I saw your before and after pictures. You look amazing. When I have a chance I'm going to try your Green Smoothie Goodness recipe. I'm working on my own blog. When it's up I'll let you know. Keep up the good work. Gardenia Coleman

Margaret Garner said...

Hi Jayna,
I am new at this and wanted to know what type of food processor would be best to start with? Thanks.
Margaret Garner

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