4¼ inches. Gone. And NOT missed.
Those inches were eliminated from my body during a gentle cleanse I took on last week!
I had been so weighed down with all the lingering summery splurges, and holiday indulgences, and as active as I am physically, that still isn’t enough to override some terrrrrible eating habits.
What, you think I like the fact that nutrition is quite a big chunk of wellness? No, but it is… so I gotta roll with it!
Honestly I think most people know by now I don’t really care about weight or pounds lost – I care about how I FEEL (cleaned out, energized, mentally sharp and oh, not to worry, still super sassy! 😉)
Have you ever done a cleanse?
Last week was draining, I am just gonna own it.
But that’s last week. This is a new week now, and in HONOR of it being a new week, I am setting up to make today AMAZING, tomorrow AMAZING, the rest of this WEEK amazing.
Because I can. Because it’s just a bad day/week, not a bad life.
I just keep going.
If the road gets rough, stop, catch your breath, remind yourself you can do hard things, and keep pushing!
Late night shopping for Christmas presents? Party til morning with Santa? Just need a little boost – Shakeology does that naturally but, when you add in Santa’s secret ingredient of Espresso (how else does that guy deliver presents all night?!), you get a little extra boost!
Having company? Headed to a party? How about a seasonal drink?!
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp molasses – blackstrap or regular
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp strong coffee
- 1 cup milk of choice – almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
- Sweetener of choice, to taste
Mix everything together in a small pot or in a mug. Then heat until desired temperature is reached. (Alternatively, if you want a foamy latte: Mix spices into coffee. In a big measuring cup, heat or microwave the milk until foamy. Then pour the milk into the coffee mixture.)
Don’t chase people.
You are here. You are important. Know your worth, and know your value.
You don’t need to run after people to prove that you matter. The important ones know.
Up til this week, when I did a Refresh, I didn’t work out the three day span because it’s a good time to give my body a •R E S T•, but this week Beachbody dropped three new yoga workouts designed specifically FOR the Refresh, so of course I had to give it a try!
Felt good to move but not do anything strenuous that would take away from my body resetting itself – you all know I believe in working hard and playing hard, but it’s important to also be gentle and show yourself and your body the love and compassion it deserves.
Day 2, here we go!
Whats YOUR favorite Christmas movie?
Do you have a favorite I did not include here? Admittedly, this is only a handful of the awesome ones, so let me know what I missed!
The leftover Summer gunk. The candy gunk (yep, totally had a few pieces of candy after my 90+ day streak ended). The Thanksgiving gunk.
It’s time. Time to #unstuffmyself!
I’ve strayed a little too far from the badass healthier lifestyle I had grown to live and love – the one that was keeping my Diabetes under control and had me feeling GOOD.
I am shaking myself off and focusing on going forward, back to feeling light and energized, starting with a gentle 3 day nutritional reset (one where I eat REAL FOOD – no starvation tactics here!), to get rid of all the fluffy gunk bogging me down!
I have done this 3 day cleanse several times now and felt fantastic each and every time, physically AND mentally!
Could you use a nutritional reset? Let’s chat!
Did you know a cup of peppermint tea can boost your alertness? Researchers in England (they love their tea over there!) have discovered that drinking peppermint tea can improve your working and long-term memory.
Peppermint has enhancing effects which can help improve your memory and cause you to be more alert.