My Nemesis

With a new year always comes a renewed drive for betterment.  The holidays tend to derail many of our best intentions, but with the kids going back to school tomorrow the excuses no longer hold valid.  It’s time to get back on the health train.

Over the holidays I managed to catch my first cold since November of 2009.  I could tell I was fighting off a cold (especially since my children already had colds) and was doing a good job of keeping the cold away until we decided to have a baking day with the kids.  I had been doing a good job of staying away from sugar (Got to maintain that alkaline PH) until I saw that the kids and my mom were making one of my childhood favorites…marshmallow cornflake wreathes with red hots.  I should have known better; I can’t manage to take just one bite.  Before I knew it I had a green mouth and no where to hide from the cold.  I managed to create the perfect environment for the cold germs to take over (nice acidic PH).  When I woke-up in the morning the phlegm and sore throat took-over.  Man, it really drove-home why I work so hard to stay well…being sick sucks!

I did manage to run to the doctor (Center For New Medicine) for a high dose of Immunity Vitamins, which I am convinced is the reason I did not end-up bedridden (Along with my daily green smoothies and vegan diet).  When I tell people that I went to the doctor for an IV of vitamins there are a few funny looks.  Why is it that taking a proactive step to avoid medication is looked at so funny…maybe it is because of the method (IV)?  All I know is that I felt better within the first hour.

So, I am ready to get back on track and here are the steps I am going to take:

  1. Make a weekly exercise schedule and STICK TO IT!
  2. Juice daily (green juice)
  3. Continue the daily green smoothies

I’ll post later about one of my favorite meals…the green smoothie.


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4 responses to “2011 – GETTING BACK ON TRACK

  1. Grettie – the whole IV thing sounds crazy but it would be like having a hangover and then being able to get an IV of fluids – you’ll feel better instantly. i would say the crazy looks are from people going – wait – you can do that with your doctor? does insurance cover it? do I just pay my copay??? SIGN ME UP! The rest of us go to Jamba juice and get a wheatgrass shot and immunity boost – ha!
    Also, I didn’t know you were vegan – isn’t that hard being Chinese (youknowwhatimean ;)!)??
    Well good for you for starting a blog – I’ve had a great time with mine over the past year!!! Can’t wait to be inspired by you and your healthiness!!!

    • I made the change gradually, so it really hasn’t been very hard. I’d say that the hardest thing about it is that is kinds freaks people out because they don’t know what to serve you if you go to their house for a meal…I just always offer to bring a big old salad to share and then I am as happy as a clam regardless of what is being served.

  2. Jeanine

    Hi Grettie,

    It’s me Jeanine Renzo from high school. I don’t know if you remember me, but I think what you are doing is totally awesome. I am a vegetarian working my way towards being vegan. I’m slowly getting the courage to make the change. Your green juice and green smoothie sound awesome. I will have to give them both a try. Do you make them in a blender or a juicer? I will definitely check back with you to get your updates!
    Take Care!

    • Hi Jeanine,

      I totally remember you! I just friend requested you on Facebook 🙂
      That’s awesome that you are a veggie too. As for becoming a vegan, just take baby steps…no need to make a drastic move.
      I do blend the smoothie in a blender. The Vitamix is best as it just completely liquifies it, but any blender will do. You may need to add some more liquid to get it going if you make it in a regular blender.

      It’s so great to hear from you!

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