Holding onto toxic relationships is what keeps us from growing; you’re forming every time you shed a layer. You’re getting closer to yourself. (Season 1)
I’m a difficult person. Everyone’s a difficult person. Hannah was accepting of my brand of difficult. She was okay with it. (Season 2)
She was persistent, man, and she just hung around, and hung around, and showed up at my place, and gradually, it started to feel better when she was there. It wasn’t love, the way I imagined it. I just felt weird if I didn’t know what she was up to or whatever. And I liked knowing that she was going to be there, and warm, and staying the night. And she acted like I was teaching her everything about fucking history, about sex. She didn’t know what street Central Park started on or how to use soap, and I showed her. And I wanted that chance to show someone everything. But she changed her mind about me, and it was that fast. (Season 2)
When you love someone, you don’t have to be nice to them all the time. (Season 2)
And just because I could tell you her middle name, or what kind of record she liked, that doesn’t mean anything. That’s not a connection, anyone can have that. Really knowing someone is something else. That’s a completely different thing. And when it happens, you won’t be able to miss it. You’ll be aware. And you won’t hurt or be afraid. (Season 3)
I forgot to post when I drank the Almond Nut Milk – it was YUMMY! Super yummy! I drank it at night, but only half the bottle and then finished the second half the next morning – I would like some more of that one!
This morning I am drinking the Essential Red juice which contains carrots, beets, apple & lemon – HUGE EMPHASIS on the BEETS. And that is all I have to say about that. Not 100% confident in myself that I will finish this one. A bit sad that I have only completed TWO FULL bottles out of six! I’m trying to push through the beets, since they aren’t completely intolerable – but still, I would rather be drinking another bottle of the mint grapefruit juice ;)
On another note, I gave my co-worker the Essential Green juice – and even though she said she felt like she just ate an entire lawn – she powered through it and drank it all! She also mentioned she could taste the celery the strongest – just thought I would add that in!
If I were to come to a verdict on the Cooler Cleanse, I think it is a great idea if you are familiar with all the green juices AND can stick with finishing an entire drink, regardless of how it tastes or not. Pricing of the Juice A Day was up there – the juices alone didn’t scare me off at $58, but the $44 for shipping definitely brings the total up!
So, during my morning scroll through my Instagram feed I come across this super adorable picture of this toddler dressed too cute for words.
As you can see for yourself – this little girl is just the bees knees … and all the comments below the picture agree. A few of the comments even said stuff like “OMG! My future child [is going to dress like that]!” And that comment brought me back to a moment when I was in Target browsing the kids clothing. Two girls walked by and saw an adorable jacket for a child & made a comment just like that. Hearing that made me want to first off – laugh! And secondly, slap some sense into them! The girls spoke about how when they would have kids they would not dress them in shirts with characters and things of that nature on them … and here I am holding 2 or 3 shirts with exactly that!
Although, to not be so harsh on them, I will admit before I had my son I was dead set on dressing him in the cutest, most fashionable little outfits I could find. While I was pregnant with him, I purchased a few snazzy little Timberland outfit sets with jeans, long-sleeved shirt and a tiny vest to match! Yet, once my little piece of heaven was born – I was all for onesies! Even pants became a nuisance with all the diaper changes (& outfit changes!) you encounter with your little bundle of joy ;) .
As he got older, and started to take a liking to things, such as characters (Dora) or dogs or airplanes, etc. Around the age of 3, my son became obsessed with fish, sharks; pretty much anything in the ocean. All he ever wanted to wear was one specific shirt: his shark shirt! Almost every morning he would tell me “I want to wear my shark shirt!” That was when I had to have him understand clothes get dirty and need to be washed. But my son would wear that shirt once a week.
Carter’s Orange Shark Shirt
This brings me to my reasoning (and rant) as to why I feel baby-less females need a good slap of sense when they make comments such as “When I have a child they’re not going to wear stuff ‘like that’!” Believe me when I say, as a mother – when you see your child get excited over a shark on a shirt versus a classy polo shirt, then you will have your child wear “stuff like that”. Let a kid be a kid! And that includes dressing them like one.
Now – this doesn’t mean I am bashing mothers who do dress, or have kids who want to dress like a miniature adult because heck! You’re the reason the world gets to see pictures as cute as that. But from a realistic standpoint, most kids love wearing their favorite character, animal, and “stuff like that” on their shirt :)
It’s funny, every time my boyfriend sees or hears the words “cayenne pepper” – he has to repeat it the exact same way Ed Helms’ character Stu (in the Hangover movie series) said it. Haha – I get a nice laugh out of it.
Anyway, moving on … I have cracked open “drink 4″ which is Spicy Lemonade – and boy it is just that! When I first tasted it I thought to myself “Ooooh this one is good! Tastes just like a great lemonade!” And then a second later BAM! My tongue is attacked by spice! Which it isn’t horrible, but I am not huge on spicy anything. And while the spice isn’t a burning, hot spice – it still is a spice! And I question if should continue with it……
So, here we have drink #2 for the Juice for a Day Cooler Cleanse: Grapefruit and Mint
It is safe to say I am NOT following the correct procedure for doing the juice cleanse ;) I did not drink any more juices yesterday after the Sweet Greens juice (which I ended up tossing, even though it was pretty much a full bottle – eek!) I ended up giving away my Essential Greens juice drink as well since I knew the “sweet” greens drink did not go over so well – I couldn’t imagine a drink packed with even more greens would taste any better!
So this morning I am drinking the second juice, which tastes exactly like it’s ingredients: grapefruit! Which is a bitter fruit, but surprisingly – it’s a bit refreshing to me… so I am drinking this one :)
Until the next juice!
So, after a horrible meeting with a vicious virus last Friday I have found myself unable to fully introduce solids back into my life. I figured a juice cleanse would do the trick …give my body & stomach & all that a nice flush and “start over”. Juice 1 for the Juice for a Day plan: Sweet Greens. It JUST arrived & I just cracked it open aaaannnnd … I can’t finish it!
I looked up reviews on this cleanse and I read a lot of great feed back on how great they taste, including this lovely bottle right here, but as a juice newbie – I can’t do it, I just can’t bring myself to finish it.
I know I shouldn’t just throw in the towel and not finish it, but I am! I made my own juice this AM (since this cleanse was being delivered today) using 1 sweet potato, 2 oranges & 1 thick pineapple slice. I must have spoiled myself by making that my first juice concoction because it tasted great! And I thought to myself: I CAN DO THIS CLEANSE. But after opening the Sweet Greens juice I am accepting the fact that there just might be a few juices that I might skip. Which is cheating and going against the cleanse all together (you’re supposed to drink 1 juice every two hours) – but I refuse to make my senses sick & forcing myself to drink something unpleasant. Sorry! I will try to check back when I open Juice 2!
*SIDENOTE: I really thought it would be tasty (to me) considering the only ingredient in the bottle I was suspicious of was kale (never had it!) and the rest were watermelon, apple & lemon. Since I do not know what kale tastes like, I will say there is 1 flavor plus the lemon that is just overpowering the apple and watermelon – I do not taste that at all! Unless it was the watermelon rind they juiced? Because I could totally taste the orange peel when I juiced the entire orange before peeling (won’t be doing that again!). All in all, I’ll probably fail at juicing since I want yummy, sweet tasting drinks, and the healthier green juices probably do not offer that! Oh well – it’s a start!