Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pre-cleanse thoughts

The question people ask me when I tell them I am about to cleanse is "why". I also hear I can't give up _______. Well my new answer is "It's taken 2 years to get here, but I am actually looking forward to it". I have had several health problems over the past few years so now food and diet is not just about losing weight for me anymore. Actually I don't care about the scale or the numbers anymore. I pay attention to it but it does cause me stress or fear any longer.

You know the old saying never talk about sex, religion and politics at social gatherings, I think you have to add diet to that. We love our food and do not think about taking it away from us. I am lumping coffee and alcohol in this group as well. People get very passionate about their diet. Whether they are on a restrictive diet or not. Ask anyone who is Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and just tries to eat a whole food/organic life style.

Hey I am not looking forward to not having Starbucks for 3 weeks. I may go there for a herbal tea but I love coffee. But I want to feel better. I want to have energy. I want to be focused. So if that means abstaining from a few vices for 21 days, I am all in.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Getting excited to cleanse for the next 21 days

The countdown begins! My friend and I are gearing up for this challenge. We have talked about scheduling colonics at the same time. I know, people might think that is weird but I find it comforting. I am a little scared to do it so this makes me feel safe. No caffeine, no alcohol, no refined sugar and no meat. I am ready to cleanse!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Crazy sexy diet by Kris Carr

I borrowed this book from the library and could not put it down! So much so that I have convinced a friend to do the 21 day detox with me starting June 1. We are both a little nervous to give up coffee but hey it's only for 21 days. I am hoping that I will be able to give it up all together. Two years ago when I was drinking Green Smoothies every morning for 9 months, I lost all craving for caffeine so I am hoping to repeat that habit.

If anyone wants to join us in this cleanse, comment on this post. I would love more accountability and I plan to post daily for the 21 days.

A little note: Kris uses saucy language here for those of you trying to avoid it.