So, that's me, with Gabbie the pug, on vacation. I'm happy on vacation, but I've noticed that even on vacation my energy is lacking, where it should be restored. To me, that means my body is revolting. After about 3 vacations in the last few months, it's time to lay the smacketh down upon myself. After getting some great insight from a friend, I've decided to detox. No, not the drink cayenne pepper and maple syrup type detox; but a whole-foods, organic, packed full of fruits and veggies and none of the bad stuff detox.
So I introduce to you Whole Living's 28-day Mind and Body Challenge. It uses real food, incorporates fitness, yoga and meditation. It's right up my alley for what I want. I need to find what's sapping my energy, and this looks like a good deal to figure that out. Hey, if I lose a few pounds along the way, I won't cry either, but that's not the goal here. The goal here is energy, and a kickstart to fueling my body in a much more efficient manner.
So here we come to Day 1 of the plan. I, of course, misread, and should have given up my morning coffee and cheerios and milk this AM. I didn't, so we'll dub that "the last meal" (well that an copious amounts of tatziki and pita last night at work). From this point on, I give up caffeine and alcohol, dairy, wheat, and lots of other fun stuff for at least a week. At that point, I'll slowly re-introduce them. For those that know me, I love food... love to cook... love to eat, so this will be a good challenge for me.
So cheers to me, and seeing how this all goes. I'll be sure to update (though I might be cranky) along the way.