Friday, February 25, 2011

sexy gone crazy

I have a little secret: I've been "dieting." Crazy, Sexy Diet-ing that is. Shayne (my coworker) and I have dedicated ourselves to a 21-day cleanse created by the fabulous Kris Carr that eliminates coffee, alcohol, gluten, animal products, and sugar for optimum health. Sounds daunting, doesn't it? I know it does and I totally agree. But, I read her book, and those that have know that she brings inspiration to a whole new level. Her story alone might as well be miraculous! Not to mention that although I lost weight abroad (thanks to active days, 3-square meals, and a plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables), the traveling lifestyle I adore so much didn't leave me in tip-top shape. So, here I am: living at home, working in the city, and trying my absolute best to detox my body, mind, and spirit.
This evening, for instance, I skipped out on Friday happy hour to go home and prepare a "healthy, spiritually wealthy" meal. I chopped broccoli and steamed it alongside shredded bok choy, cabbage, and radicchio. I baked a small sweet potato. I cooked quinoa, red and pearled, in vegetable broth and then added some soaked almonds and spices to the mix. And after thoroughly enjoying it all (promise), I warmed some almond milk with cinnamon and enjoyed my hot treat alongside a few squares of organic dark chocolate. 
Earlier today I also practiced yoga, survived meditation (barely), and repeated my favorite affirmation (so far) to myself, "I am so frickin' cool and delicious and pretty and witty and sharp! I love every inch of me! Who wouldn't?" Ha. It hasn't exactly been easy, but with each day I honestly have been feeling better. And I haven't been stressing or obsessing. By the chance that I do "bottom out" or "revolt," I'll just "giggle and recommit." "[My] overall goal is to have a peaceful feeling in [my] heart and in [my] body. It's that simple." Now, if you'd like, you can follow my day-by-day journey here... and "like" The Well Daily too :).

Wishing you a very, very happy weekend!


  1. good for you, girl! I've recently started trying to cook more and eat more real foods again (something I fall in and out of every few months), but a lack of planning often makes me head for a vending machine around 4 pm. Your dinner looks delicious, though, and I totally trust you that this plan is doable. I'm looking forward to reading through your progress!

  2. I've been following your journey through facebook and it sounds like a great detox plan. Good Luck and keep up the good work. I'm also thinking I need to read the book, then try this cleanse. My body is in need of cleansing.

  3. Love this! I hope you have a wonderful plant based journey. I have total confidence in you and try to have fun with it! I will definitely be keeping up with your well/facebook posts about it. Now come to LA and I shall take you to my favorite veggie places!

  4. I really need to read that book! Danged bookstores for being over 40 miles away! haha!

    good luck and keep it up! I'm gonna start following you and your plan!

  5. Good luck! Love that quinoa, broccoli etc plate as well. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

  6. I love your affirmation :) Good for you- looks like you're still having some absolutely delicious yet healthful meals!

  7. lookthroughmyspecs: Thank you! It really does take some time but I'm sure it'll be worth it.

    Nicci@NiftyEats: I'm so glad to hear that. Thank you for your support! This book is worth it even if you don't end up cleansing :).

    afreshdille: Thanks so much, darling! I will honestly head to LA as soon as I possibly can to take you up on that offer.

    Trying To Heal: Ha, I can send you one if you'd like! It's a great read. Thank you!

    Little Bookworm: Thanks! I'll probably need it, haha. But if I take the time to make plates like the one you describe I think there's hope ;) same to you!

    saltwatercoffee: Don't you?! I can't take credit because it's from the book but it's an amazing one. I think so too!


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