Well this has been a rough week for me when it comes to healthy eating. My birthday was Wednesday so there was some eating of cookies and cake during the day at work, followed by dinner out and some wine. Then Thursday was a late night at work so we ordered dinner in – Chinese food. Friday was a night out for dinner at a yearly PTA function which involved more wine and restaurant food. While I didn’t over eat at any of these events, my body is just not used to eating in this manner anymore. I’m feeling lousy because my eating routine is totally off kilter. I’ve been eating out, not home cooked, so I feel sluggish and tired. I feel like I’m full of salt, chemicals and wine. I need to snap out of this and get back on track, but I’m not feeling motivated right now to even move. My bed is so comfy and cozy and it’s cold and dark outside right now. I have a scheduled slow, long run today and I’ve yet to move. I feel like slapping myself and yelling, snap out of it girl.
I think I need to do some detoxing this week to get myself clean and restart my mojo. It’s so amazing how much difference a week of unhealthy choices can make on my overall feeling of health. I’m tired, bloated and totally lacking motivation. I feel myself struggling hard to get back on track. I know how easy it would be to just say forget it and continue on this path, but I just can’t let myself do it. I have got to get myself back on track and quickly. It seems to take me six months to lose 10 pounds, but I can put them back on in less than two weeks. Funny how life works sometimes, right.
I’m not a fan of pills and drinking powdered shakes when detoxing. I am a firm believer in nutrition and using the power found in food itself to get myself back on track. I am going to pull out a 10 day green smoothie cleanse I used a few months back and give that another round. Yes, this plan does involve drinking smoothies, but they are filled with delicious vegetables and super foods, not powders and expensive products.
This cleanse is super easy to follow. I do the modified version which involves drinking two green smoothies a day (breakfast & lunch) followed by a healthy dinner. There are options in the book for the modified version, as well as the full version. The full version involves drinking three smoothies and eating healthy snacks and drinking tea. I like to eat food and the thought of ten days without does not appeal to me. Doing the modified version and substituting breakfast and lunch are super easy for me because then I don’t have to worry about packing lunch. The author also hosts a free Facebook group, so you can go on and network with other people doing the cleanse. This book provides shopping lists, recipes, and detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. It also offers advice on how to continue to lose weight and maintain good health afterwards. Easy and far less money than purchasing a program! Many programs will cost $200 or more to get started. This book is under $10. You know I’m going to say it, win – win.
This is just the jumpstart I need right now! How about you? Are you ready to do some internal cleansing? Do you want to jumpstart your spring healthy eating and just plain feel better? Then join me in doing the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse! I’m heading out to do my shopping after my run. I’m feeling better already and can’t wait to get some healthy food coursing through my body! If you are joining me, leave a comment below. I’d love to exchange recipes and good health with you.