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Saying Farwell to Soda, and hello to good health!! August 1, 2012

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I have officially stopped drinking soda!! For many reasons, but the most important is the overload of sugar and the ability it has to slow me down. I was always tired around 2 pm and still have four hours left to work. Once I stopped my body felt a change, first bad then very good. The first couple days I felt like I had a constant headache and I wanted to sleep all day. Once I got over the hump I immediatly felt lighter and quicker at my day to day activites. It has only been a week and a half, so I cannot say much, but I do know that there are healthier alternatives, and will be sharing them for all.

 

My first secondary choice was Green Tea, not Black tea, green. Green has powerful antioxidants that help relieve stress, and it even has a trivial amount of caffeine in it. I really enjoy it, because I can drink it hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon. No more coffee for me!! =] I found this excerpt from wiki, and I wanted to share.

Green tea is made solely from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates in China[1] and has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. It has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed. Many varieties of green tea have been created in countries where they are grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture,[2] production processing, and harvesting time.

Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting that regular green tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease[3] and certain types of cancer.[4] Although green tea does not raise the metabolic rate enough to produce immediate weight loss, a green tea extract containing polyphenols and caffeine has been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation, boosting the metabolic rate 4% without increasing the heart rate

I officially would love to never drink soda or coffee again, but i know it is hard. But certaintly green tea is much healthier!!

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Love for the word green. March 31, 2011

Lately, I have been putting a lot of thought into the two words love and green. I have been in love myself for 7 years, since I was a freshman in high school. His name is Austin. =) Anyways, I understand now after all this time,  that you cannot love another human, without loving yourself first. You have to love who you are, love your body, your mind, your spirit. All these things make up who you are. Once you acheieve the love for yourself, love for another comes naturally. Its all about positive thinking in life. If you think positive more then negative in your day, you will find yourself happier, more motivated, kinder to others, and more likely to change the world. I read a quote once that said,

” Those who say they can’t change the world but  they can make a difference, will make a difference. Those who say they can change the world, will change the world. ” -anonymous

I believe that the whole green movement, is important yes. BUT the whole global warming crisis mixed with the US recession, they put in our brains through tv, internet, you name it. It makes us feel afraid that the earth is melting like a giant ice cube. We are forgetting that at one time before dinosaurs the planet was a massive fireball. Nonetheless, what REALLY is important is the things we do in our lifestyle. I admit myself, I am not perfect, I take long showers, don’t always recycle, have produced carbon dioxide from my car, the list goes on. The other day I realized, that all it would take is a couple lifestyle changes a day to make my life greener. Not saying I can fix all these things in one day, but maybe if my mindframe changed, I could begin the process of helping the earth and humans, but more directly myself. Just the thinking of positive ways to enhance my green life can change the way I think about alot of things. It will definently motivate me to do things in my life that I am afraid of doing, because I believe I cannot do it.

The key to green is to believe you can do it.

Just telling yourself ” I can do it” can make your mind change about your situation. For instance in my life I am going through a major career change. I was a gymnastics coach, I quit that a year ago to pursure a pharmacy technician career. I studied the books at home without any school and went and took the National Test. I passed!! Now I am state certified in California, but looking for a job that will hire me with no experience. At days I feel like theres no hope, and others I feel like my fear has vanished,  since I studied the books at home learning countless hours of math and pharmacy terms without a teacher, I know in my heart, the hardest part of this career change is over. The continuous interviews, and stopping into pharmacies 4-5 times a month can be seen as intimidating, and believe me, it is. The part of learning how to be a career persuer is believing in myself. If I keep trying I know I will land it. In fact, Im positive it will happen.

So back to the green stuff. I know this post is long, and my others will not be, but this is important to me.  I am positive that spreading the word about the real green issues is vital for us as humans beings to change the earth, and to respect that the earth gives us food, water, shelter, and life. The real green issues lies in our homes, and our brains. We rely on technology these days to help us live, we create so much trash everyday, we use harmful chemicals to clean our home, around our kids and pets. All these things cannot be fixed or illiminated completely, but they can be changed. I would start with something very simple. Collect your cans and botttles and recycle once a month. Maybe switch all your cleaning products, or most of them to organic products. A really important one is to constantly teach your children the importance of the earth. Teach them how to plant seeds and care for them everyday, teach them why water is important, and why we must keep it clean. Teach them, and learn yourself,  ways to improve your thinking. Teach them positive and negative. If you are stressed everyday and take it out on them, learn to not. They will grow up and learn how to treat their children, and how to teach them. Trust me, even if your 80 years old, there is still something to learn. You are never too old to change your way of thinking, your lifestyle, or your learning capabilites. Believe in yourself. And I know that is the core to the definition to green. After thinking of all this, I went and painted a green painting. It is the picture at the top of the page. I had faith in myself, and I did it. You can do anything you put your mind to, so get out there! Make a change.

 

 
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