So, as I discussed in my last post, I’ve gained a bit of weight over the summer and I’m really starting to feel that I need to kick my butt back into shape, into wellness, and away from the things that limit my ability to be on my game! This cleanse came around quickly. I knew that I was going to start cleansing soon, but I didn’t think that October would be here in a blink of an eye! Last night, celebrating my best friend (and we’re cleansing together) and enjoying a cheeseburger with a beer, led to a hard morning. I still went to bed at a decent hour (before 11pm) but after gorging on that bacon cheeseburger, 34 oz of DeLICIOUS beer, and two slices of The Cat’s Meow from Food Dance…I had a pretty bad food hangover. My body HURT. My eyes were baggy, heavy, and in need of a few more minutes of shut-eye…but I had to get up and get going…so that’s just what I did. I made a big salad for lunch, brought an apple, took my to-go cup of coffee, and hit the road.
And this is what I thought: We sometimes start to view ourselves through a fog. Living as if we are separate from our reality. I constantly am emerged in healthy living, so why do I sometimes fall off the band wagon and neglect the thing I am most passionate about? How do I give advice to people, on a daily basis, about how to be more healthy, when I, myself, fail at taking my own advice sometimes? We live in a fog, of sorts. But we sometimes fail to see past the fog. You know when you drive into fog, and suddenly, where the fog just was lingering, you can see; it is clear; there is no fog…well that is reality. You may think it is covered in fog but once you start to look closer, get closer, become closer with your true self, the fog clears and you’re left with you. What kind of you do you want to be? The best. Today I will clear out the fog. I will see myself through my inner eye, without judgement, but also without naivety.
If you don’t like how you feel, figure out what you need to change and change it. I know that when I eat sugar I don’t feel good. Nonetheless, I still eat sugar. But I will be cutting back. I know that when I don’t get 8 hours of sleep, I don’t feel good. I will get 8 hours of sleep, each night. I know that I feel better when I exercise. I will exercise. I will not quit. I will not come up with excuses. I will not give up. I will be the best ME I can be. And I’m going to be using a little helper called LGB Purity. Starting tomorrow, and going for 30 days, I will be cleansing my liver, gallbladder, and bowels. I haven’t done this cleanse before, so I don’t know how it will affect me, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted!
I am heading to Salt Lake City, UT for a family gathering the 2nd weekend in October. I will do my best to stay away from blacklisted food (cake, ice cream, heavy pasta, etc) but I may just be shit out of luck…we will see! I am also planning a trip to Cedar Point with some friends…and in that case, I will be packing a cooler full of healthy choices and just remind myself that an elephant ear is only good for a few minutes, but the next day, and the extra calories, and the fact that I can’t fit into half of my jeans…well that lasts longer!
Here we go!