Thursday, June 7, 2012

Some Random Thoughts...

So I have been thinking lately- I pretty much love eating Paleo. I know that sounds cheesy. But for realsies I do- oh and CrossFit- I love that too. But I have been thinking about this new lifestyle Matt and I have been living- and I really love the way it makes me feel. I feel healthy for the first time in my life. I have always been "healthy"- I played soccer in college and have always been in pretty good physical shape (except for a short stint in college where I gained the dreaded 15 lbs.)- ever since I was 5 I have had soccer practice 4-5 times a week and games on the weekends, but thinking back at what I ate really surprises me. We would always "carbo load" with pasta dinners as a team before games, I had a coach that would give us candy at half time for energy, I would chug 3 gatorades a day (ahh! the sugar!) and on top of all that because I worked out so much I could stay skinny and eat WHATEVER I wanted without a problem. I mean whatever- cookies, pizza, chips, soda, etc. Now don't get me wrong- my parents fed us kids healthy in the sense of what 'healthy' is considered in the mainstream- we had 3 meals, meat, starch, veggies- good breakfasts and lunches. The fact that my parents actually put an effort into our health and that I played soccer is probably why I wasn't 500 pounds. It is so funny to think that what the media and government tells us is "healthy" is really so disgusting when you actually THINK about it. And I just now began actually THINKING about what I put in my mouth. I have had success in the past losing weight by eating things like Lean Cuisines, Non-fat yogurt, Whole Grain Bread, 100 Calorie Cheez-it packs and an array of processed, chemically dense, disgusting- "food".

So where am I going with this rant? Well- all of this thinking has actually caused me to start paying more attention to the products I am using. I know- I am worried I am one step away from becoming one of those crazed, chemical-free, barefoot, dreadlocky people living in a house powered by solar panels...but that's why I married Matt- I'm extreme and he keeps me centered. So instead of going to the lengths of moving into a log cabin somewhere and living off the land- I have decided to change my shampoo. And if I am feeling crazy- maybe my face and body wash too. On our trip to San Fran we were walking around Santa Clara and I stumbled into this shop- and it was love at first sight. They use fruits, vegetables and natural products to make make-up, lotion and all kinds of other awesome things.

Here is their website:

There is one thing that bothers me- they use wheat in some of their products. And remember- wheat is bad. Even if it is seeping through your pores- so I found a few things I want to order that gluten free and pure. Here they are: 

All Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free
Ingredients: Seaweeds (Kelp, Sea Lettuce, Spirulina),Green Tea, French Green Sea Clay, Saponified Coconut Oil, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Sea Buckthorn Oil, Rosehip Oil, Extracts of Pomegranate, Grapefruit Seed and Rosemary, Lavender Essential Oil, Extracts of Cinnamon, Thyme, Goldenseal and Oregano

                                                            COCONUT HYDRATING

All Natural, 100% Vegetarian, Gluten free
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice 1, Organic Rose Hydrosol 2, Organic Lavender Hydrosol 3, Saponified Coconut Oil, Coconut Flavor, Coconut Extract, Organic Green Tea 4, Calendula, Prickly Pear, Pomegranate, Acai Berry, Goji Berry, Noni Fruit, Maqui Berry, Elderberry, Blackberry, Organic Raspberry 5, Grapefruit Seed and Japanese Honeysuckle, Hyaluronic Acid

Oh- did I mention they sell make-up? A lot of it is gluten free- and it's made of fruit. Yea-fruit. I smelled the mascara in the store and it smelled delicious. I think I would also like to order a few make-up products. Anyways, thought this was cool. Search the site for yourself- you will be surprised with the cool stuff. But also- beware- it is a little expensive. But that's expected- using pure and natural ingredients is always more expensive than using chemicals. Plus- they are a small business local to California- come on people, can't get much better than supporting a local business!


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