Guys! I feel awesome! It’s taken me over two weeks of clean eating and tackling some physical and emotional issues, but I feel so good right now! I can’t owe it all to the detox, but I know it has extremely impacted my well-being.
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates
I’ll briefly share that this year did not start off well for me. I managed to lose sight of myself and everything going for me. I struggled with poor eating, drinking, little sleep, and terrible anxiety attacks that I haven’t experienced in about 10 years. My world was rocked, and it came out of nowhere. It felt like everything I was doing, or trying to do, wasn’t benefiting me at all, so I simply had to stop. I stopped going to the gym, studying, and making plans. Getting through a regular day seemed like the most daunting task, and I had to put the kibosh on all the extras. Taking time for myself helped me figure out the roots of this mess. I slept. A lot. The timing of the Winter Detox was perfect. Prepping and cooking for the detox helped greatly because 1. I love cooking new things and 2. it kept my mind focused on something else. With a combination of support from my closest friends, lots of prayer, scripture, clean eating, and supplements (SAMe, Kava), I can honestly say that I have come out of that dark period. Praise God!
Tomorrow is the official last day of the Winter Detox Program with Krista. Instead of jumping into the second phase, and with Krista’s recommendation, I will be staying in the elimination period. I did try some plain yogurt this week with success, and this weekend I plan on trying some eggs – I LOVE me some eggs! I am curious to see if they love me back.
In all honesty, I don’t really miss grains, beans, nuts, or eggs all that much. What I do miss is COFFEE! I am literally dreaming of coffee. No joke. I dreamt I got served a giant cup of coffee the other night. It was pure bliss! I miss the taste, the aroma, and the presence of it in my day-to-day. It’s not even a caffeine thing, it’s a flavor thing, a comfort thing. I. Love. Coffee.
As I count down the hours to my long-awaited cup of java, I want to thank Krista for inviting me to be in this program. The food was delicious and I never felt deprived. It took a little while, but I feel wonderful from the inside out. ❤
We all go through tough times in our lives since they aren't perfect. Remember, it's okay not to be okay. Learn to take time for yourself, be still, feed your body well, and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. There is always a light to guide you through that dark place, and you will always come out of it. Dust yourself off, take what you’ve learned and keep moving forward.
I am truly thankful for this whole messy experience. My mind, body, heart and soul have been restored. With much gratitude and love, I wish you a happy, healthy weekend!