When things get really busy for me with work, my health and personal well-being are the first things that I stop paying any attention to. (My friends and socializing are the second thing to go.) It pains me to say that until I was in Block Island last week (where I did a seaview yoga class) I hadn't been in the yoga studio for months. I like to do a little yoga independently each day, but without the energy of a group, I don't feel as connected.
Most days, I feel like balls. My head hurts, all the time. My joints ache like a 97-year old who's denounced calcium for all those years. And lately, my skin has been terribly temperamental. Enough is enough, I say!
Under the guidance of my trusted yoga teacher (who is also a holistic health practitioner) I'm undergoing a two-week spring cleansing/detox program. I'm halfway through day two. It's not fasting, but it's quite restrictive. I don't usually have food cravings. Until you take food away from me!
No sugar. No added salt. No caffeine. No alcohol, yeast, grains. Limited dairy--very limited. Tons of water. Lots of veggies and organic proteins. I have to admit--I'm really choking some foods down because of the blandness and texture.
But on the other hand, I've discovered that I actually like unsweetened herbal tea--despite that it tastes like a cat scratching post. And I am now addicted to raw, organic pumpkin seeds! (I'll probably need a detox after this detox) What a tasty little surprise those guys are--I like to dip my green apple slices so that the seeds stick to it. Good texture too. They are now in everything I eat from eggs to tuna salad (with no mayo).
13 1/2 days to go. My starting weight on May 16th was 134.8 lbs.
I would like a piece of cheese.