I hope you had a beautiful weekend. Mine involved lots of Brothers & Sisters, adeliciousinternational potluck with my classmates, dancing until the early morning hours, late night girl talks, lots of grocery shopping + cooking, a 3am shower, a trip to the farmer’s market, dancing in my car, and fantastic conversations with new friends.
And…restarting the Crazy Sexy Cleanse.
A couple weeks ago one of my good college buddies bought and read the book. Both of us have similar struggles with our weight + eating and I had been suggesting the book to her since I did my last cleanse. She wanted to do the cleanse and I offered to do it with her, both for some moral support (it isn’t always the easiest + she isn’t plant-based to begin with) and because I know it won’t hurt me to do it again.
So last night I enjoyed all sorts of Indian, Asian, and American food + dessert + beer (and that dancing) and today I started my day with fresh vegetable juice (carrot/ginger/beet/apple/parsley/kale/celery/garlic) from the farmer’s market, followed by some baked fresh this morning whole wheat walnut bread and sun butter, and topped off tonight with a new-to-me raw kale salad.
I forgot how good it feels to eat this way.
I won’t likely be talking about the cleanse quite as much as last time but I will be following the principles to a T. For those just joining me, that means: no meat/poultry/seafood/eggs, dairy, sugar or alcohol. It also means daily meditation, workouts, and dry brushing, as well as using toxin-free health & beauty products and getting enough sleep. Kris suggests giving up gluten but I’m not quite there yet (personally or budget-wise). Quite frankly, I think that I probably will feel even better and I’m not ready for that change. I have no doubt that I’ll get there (and have certainly learned to never say never).
I hope you join me over the next 21 days as I work my way towards a lighter, more cruelty-free life. My goals with this cleanse are fat loss (not to be confused with weight loss) + more focus. I’ve been doing much better with the focus thing, often choosing to do that what needs to get done than that which I want to do. As many of you know, this is a huge step for me and I have no doubt that cleanse will help strengthen this new muscle I’m building…plus a whole lot more.