I have to admit, I have been feeling less than wonderful lately… Ok ok, I have been feeling really terrible! My body hates me!
Unfortunately, the truth is this – I have created a very Toxic Environment for myself, alright, not all of it is my fault, but a good chunk of it is.
- I don’t eat as well as I should, number one reason being my wicked addition to sugar (mostly chocolate!).
- I don’t exercise enough.
- I am stressed out all the time and don’t get enough sleep.
The list goes on.
My body has been telling me to do something to fix this, get rid of the toxins that are slowly killing me.
I tried doing a sugar detox awhile back, but failed miserably! It was like 8 weeks long, I just could not do it.
So I joined a ladies group that is doing this cleanse through Stand Process called the 21 Day Purification Program. We are doing it through a Chiropractor/Nutritionist (who is awesome) – here’s her website.
So at first I thought this looks like it will be awful, and a few people I know that have done it said it is intense… But truthfully, I think it won’t be so bad…
Here’s how it goes,
The first 1-10 days you can only eat veggies and fruit (as much of them as you want), and there’s a whole long list of veggies and fruit to choose from. You can also have Quinoa and Brown or Wild Rice. You make shakes and smoothies 2-3x/day using the SP Complete Powder (I have the dairy-free version) and you take like a million supplements that also come with the kit.
Days 11-21 you can start adding in lean meat, fish and oils and herbs/spices. Continue eating lots of veggies/fruit and drinking lots of water!
Not so bad, right?
Well, we just started yesterday, and day one for me went really well I think. We have a little journal we are keeping along the way for each day, so I will share mine on here as often as I can.
What I ate:
Breakfast: Smoothie with spinach, cherries, strawberries, SP Complete and water.
Lunch: Spring mix salad with cherry tomatoes, avocado, black beans and asparagus.
Dinner: Quinoa with Zucchini
Snacks: apple, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini
How I am feeling: So far I feel fine, I actually was not as tired at work in the middle of the day as I usually am. I did have a few cravings though, the candy dish that sits on the back counter behind me at work was calling to me all day.
Other purification techniques I am doing: diffusing Essential Oils (Peace and Calming Blend today) to purify the air. I am also trying to use only natural remedies for my skin care and personal hygiene – I am reading labels and staying away from products is harsh chemicals (as best I can) and making a few of my own.
Exercise: 30 mins of cardio.
Ok, so that was day one, stay tuned for day two!
I hope that by following along with my little cleanse journal here you will learn some new stuff and maybe be motivated to try a cleanse for yourself!