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!