I am not really sure how I am going to make use of this blog this year but today I wanted to post about my first day of the 10 day detox. Today, I eliminate a lot -- refined sugars, alcohol, caffeine, flesh foods, artificial colorings, packaged or processed foods. A few months ago this would not have been a big deal but today it may be as I have let a lot of these things find their way into my eating over the holidays.
It's okay though as I know this is a good thing to do. So, this morning I had my eggs with a bunch of broccoli. I did NOT have coffee or toast. Later today I will go to kettlebell class and stop at the gym to stair climb. This afternoon I will make a quinoa salad and roast a bunch of vegetables for the next few days.
Honestly, I think the hardest thing will be giving up the caffeine. Tim is already looking for a place to stay for the next ten days! People I work with are thinking of alternative working arrangements. You know, though, if you think about it, how good can something be for you if you go through withdrawal when you give it up? I mean, I probably will crave sugar and white foods for the next couple of days as I am trying to remove them from my diet but isn't that a sign that it should be removed from my diet?
So, the quest for the new year's goals starts. If you are reading this, THANKS! I do appreciate your support!