The World Will Never Be The Same (Hamilton Lyrics Alive)

Dear America.

Ok. I see you now. You’re racist and misogynistic. Cool. I live here and I have to accept you for who you are. But, I have some questions and feelings.

WHITE WOMEN IN RED STATES: Ladies, what the fuck? You chose a rapist, sexist, orange gummy bear as your president? Why? Are you so insecure and hate yourself so much, that even as a woman you fear being led by one? Isn’t it a tad narrow-minded to only be able to see something run successfully if it were run by a man? A bad man at that. How often good women are overlooked and even blamed for the behavior of bad men? Ladies, I’m disappointed in you. I hope that this experience will help you grow and have more confidence in women. Because hell, you are one.

KKK: So you guys do what you do. I get it. You openly came out and endorsed this man, solidifying him as a white supremacist for me. So, thank you for that. Your hate and malignant bigotry will only take you so far. You’ve been in hiding for a reason. You hide because you have to, not because you want to. You hide behind sheets .You hide from the public. Now that you see you have a new leader who supports your mission, I challenge you to reveal yourself. The truth is, your daughters and sons are in love with black people and black culture. And you, you’ll die soon. Reality is fun, isn’t it?

AMERICAN POC: Thank you for fighting for a country that has proven over and over again that it wasn’t designed for our success. Yet we fight. You fight. And we gain headway slowly but surely. You are every person in my life who I love. I’m grateful that you taught me love, acceptance, to dream and fight for the life and breathe of that dream. We’re the shit. We’re the heartbeat and soul of this nation. American wouldn’t be here without us. There would be no economy. We wouldn’t be a superpower. The world has us to thank yet the job is thankless.

UNEDUCATED WHITES: I want to start a GoFundMe campaign for you to all travel the world. Experience new things. Meet new people. Broaden your perspective on life. I don’t hate you, because you know what you know. But, at what point do you push yourself to know and see more? At what point do you try to stretch yourself and grow past your comforts? Also, what in the good fuck do you think Trump is going to do for you? No, seriously. That’s not a rhetorically question, I’m looking for an answer. You can email me your answers at DontEverEmailMe@gmail.com. At any rate, I want more for you and I wish you wanted more for yourself.

YOUNGER GENERATION: Do you guys understand what’s happening at the moment? Some of you do and some of you don’t? Cool. Let’s unpack this a little bit. Sometimes, the world isn’t as fair as we’re teaching you it is. Sometimes, you work and work but you still don’t get the ice cream your parents promised you. And sometimes, it’ll hurt you or upset you to see the bad kid in class get the ice cream from his parents because they reward bad behavior. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing well. You can always say the right thing and do the right thing. It will require bravery, but you know who’s brave, Harry Potter. And he has TONS of books written about him. You want to be the type of person who gets a whole book written on them about their bravery. You live and learn a little longer and see there’s a long list of men and women, of all races, cultures and creeds, who have been the subject of bravery books. Learn about them. Be like them. Then, if one day you have children of your own, teach them what you’ve learned. It will get better guys. Pinky Promise. OH! One last thing. ORGANIZE

Day 2 and Day 3... Ooooooo Weeee

So, I didn't post yesterday. Mainly because I got bad news and spun into a depression about why I'm an actor and did I ruin my life. But that's another post.

I did eat *some* solid food yesterday. I had a handful of raisins and some raw fruits and veggies. Also, I think I kind of suck at this cleanse. I only drank four juices yesterday. Again, I was down for half the day which I think had a lot to do with it.

But today, I'm back and ready to seize the day! I don't feel bad or weak, physically. But, drinking the same juices daily is cumbersome. 

WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE: I've lost 5lbs since starting this cleanse! Well, I basically started Saturday, with eating clean to prepare for the cleanse. I cut out gluten, alcohol, sweets, all that stuff, and only ate fruits, veggies and lean meats.

So, from Saturday until today, I'm down 5lbs! That's major for me because I was really worried that I couldn't lose any weight.

One more day y'all...

My breakfast on Day 2.

My breakfast on Day 2.

ANOTHER UPDATE: I ate a bag of pirate booty today. So sue me!!!

Day 1- Frozen is the New Bleh...

Today, I started my skinny, juice cleanse from Raw Generation. Yippee!!

First thing I noticed. I put my juices in the refrigerator a full 24 hours ahead to thaw out. I get to the plantation this morning, grabbed my first juice, and that jawn is still a block of ice. I'm not surprised. Thankfully, I wasn't starving. I shared a lean steak with bae last night and ate mad, steamed broccoli, so I wasn't completely famished. I don't know, maybe because red meat takes longer to travel through your system, like the old folks say. But nevertheless, I was able to take my first two juices out and allow them to thaw outside the refrigerator.  You can see my straw being held up at the top of the ice :)

These motherforkers mad that I'm icy!!!

These motherforkers mad that I'm icy!!!

Well, when you know better, you do better. I took out Wednesday's and Thursday's juices and moved them from the freezer to the refrigerator so they can thaw. Wednesday's may not be thawed by tomorrow if I leave them in the fridge, but Thursday's should.

How do I feel? Pretty good thus far. A little mind cloudy. Mind cloudy? Is that a thing? Meh...

The juices taste really good, especially since they still had ice in them. They are sugary though, for my palate. I don't think any sugar was added, but to me, fresh squeezed OJ is really sweet. So, think sweet like naturally sweet, not artificially sweetened, sweet.

I doubt that I'll get through all 6 juices today. Mainly because I'm drinking a lot of water and mint-green tea (unsweetened), and it's just a lot of liquid. I'm going to try though. 

Do I have energy,? Yes. Do I want to chew something? Yes, but I'm going to try to hold off on eating, even if it's raw fruits and veggies. At least for the first day.

Cool. So, biggest takeaways:

1) Give your juices two days to thaw in the fridge.

2) Don't plan to do anything on Day 1 that would require you to be mentally sharp.

Note: Please excuse all typos. I just told y'all my mind is cloudy today because of this cleanse. Totally wasn't kidding.

The Storm Before the Storm

I start my Raw Generation skinny juice cleanse tomorrow, and I couldn't be more stoked! But, here's the tea. You're suppose to have at least eaten moderately clean before starting the cleanse. Ya know...so the juice cleanse doesn't shock your system. Needless to say, with my birthday having just passed and my trip to IHOP with bae on Saturday, I ain't been doing that.

So, after we forked up IHOP (then went home and took a nap), I decided it would be a good time to clean it up. For the past couple days I've only been eating fruits and veggies, with the exception of some steel cut oatmeal Sunday morning and shrimp Sunday night.

Girl, I made some madness that I call "green soup." It's just a bunch of green stuff pureed into a soup. I'm not creative in titling things, that's a fun fact you should know about me. Anywho... Here are a few pics from my meals this weekend.

 

Green soup. It's broccoli, green peas and spinach blended with garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper and red pepper. After you season it to be damned, it's really not too bad.

Green soup. It's broccoli, green peas and spinach blended with garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper and red pepper. After you season it to be damned, it's really not too bad.

Mint water is my thang. It's the only way I get my water in. That and seltzer. Anywho, this is me eating clean while brainstorming new ideas for my screenplay. Sidebar: I will know that I have "made it" when I no longer use folding trays as furniture.

Mint water is my thang. It's the only way I get my water in. That and seltzer. Anywho, this is me eating clean while brainstorming new ideas for my screenplay.

Sidebar: I will know that I have "made it" when I no longer use folding trays as furniture.

Y'all... I had just finished exercising :) I was doing what I call the "Karruche Circuit." That's because I saw Karruche doing it once on Instagram. Again, titling things is not in my Top 5 skill sets. Sauteed shrimp with steamed spinach and brussel sprouts.

Y'all... I had just finished exercising :) I was doing what I call the "Karruche Circuit." That's because I saw Karruche doing it once on Instagram. Again, titling things is not in my Top 5 skill sets.

Sauteed shrimp with steamed spinach and brussel sprouts.

Breakfast on the plantation (at work).

Breakfast on the plantation (at work).

New Blog!!!

If you know me, you know I stay busy. If you don't know me... Hi! I'm Rasheda.

So, what prompted busy me to start a blog? Well, the answer is twofold. 1) My birthday was yesterday (yippee!!) and 2) I'd like to start my new year of life with writing more... and a juice cleanse.

With that said, I decided to cleanse and blog about it. I ordered the skinny cleanse through Raw Generation. The website is really cute and appealing, plus the 60% off promo was calling my forking name. I got a five day juice cleanse from these guys. My goal is to cleanse for at least three days, best case scenario, I'll do the full five.

I received all my bottles today after having placed my order yesterday. They come frozen, and you put them in the freezer until you're ready to get it poppin'. I plan to start Tuesday, August 2nd. Just so I can get the rest of my birthday celebrations out the way this weekend and really buckle down. You know how it goes...

I've tasted their juices before and they are really yummy. Here's to hoping that I lose weight and get back to being camera ready.

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