I love personal challenges.

Challenges I’ve taken on and slayed in the past include:

The common threads among these challenges is:

  • They’re all strrrretch goals.
  • They’re never planned in advance.
  • They’re in alignment with who I am.

This week I decided to take on another unplanned challenged that’s muy dificil and in alignment with my -Who.-

I enrolled in the Raw For 30 Days/Yogi Summer Cleanse with Saraswati Om, founder and director of Dharma Yoga Syracuse.

Saraswati says we can either go raw for the entire program, or, simply upgrade our eating habits. I’ve purchased a ticket for the latter.

What does raw mean? Consider food that’s uncooked, unprocessed, or organic. We’re talking foods in their natural state: fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains.

To be considered “raw”, food cannot be cooked above 118 degrees F. You’re free to use blenders, food processors, steamers, and dehydrators. The whole idea is to let the food cook inside your tummy.

My goal is to uplevel my eating habits and inhale 50% raw. I’ll notice any changes in my mindset, performance, and health then make adjustments along the way.

Each time I commit to a challenge, I learn something new about myself. I call this dormant potential. I can’t wait to find out what I learn over the next 30 days while increasing my consumption of raw foods.

It’s been almost 40 years since I’ve had a glass of eggs. I’m overdue. 🙂

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