Spring Cleaning

I love this time of the year! Spring has this “fresh start” quality about it that makes me want to get a jump on the Summer. My list of things to do is always the same: Deep clean the house, gut my wardrobe, start scheduling parties and weekend trips… But new to this year is a body cleanse.

Now wait. Before you groan and click away I want to set a few things straight.

1)      This is not going to be a lemonade and pepper drink cleanse

2)      I’m not a doctor so don’t post a million comments about how I shouldn’t be promoting cleanses

3)      I’m not doing this to drop a ton of weight before swimsuit season

Ok, now that those few things are outlined, I’ll continue.

The reason I’m doing this cleanse/jump start is because Winter is my comfort-food season. I load up on pizza, indulge in cookies and chocolate, drink dark beer till my tummy is swishing, and overall enjoy every food/drink out there! I’m not saying this is a bad thing. It’s a great thing and a ton of fun in the process; however, I start to feel a little sluggish and notice that my energy level just isn’t where it should be. I also notice that full binds (grabbing around the thigh) just isn’t as accessible. Yikes!

So what exactly am I going to be doing? Well I’m kinda making it up as I got but here is the general idea. I’m going to be eating clean for two weeks. During that two week time I’ll be doing some research about the best “cleanse” which you typically do for two days. I’m still not sure if I want to do that part since I have a hard time believing it’s healthy. I know there is a ton of research out there that it’s ok to do in moderation but I’m a big supporter of protein and vitamins and I haven’t found a cleanse where you get that. Anyways…

Clean Eating: This is basically going to consist of LOTS of veggies and fruits, lean protein (steamed or grilled), TONS of water and uberhealthy grains. It also means no processed foods or alcohol (sigh).

Throughout the “detox” I’ll do mini-posts about what I’ve been eating and how I’ve been feeling. I’ll warn you that they will be honest and probably brutal as I’m known to get HANGRY when I skip my sweets.

I’ll also be adding a few more yoga sessions into my weekly routine and maybe some morning workouts. I’ve been trying to convince my body to go to Spin classes in the morning but it just won’t listen. Maybe combining it with this “jump start” will give it the added incentive.

What I’m hoping to get out of this: I’m hoping to shake out all those access goobers hanging in my body from winter and regain some energy that’s been lost. I’m hoping to curb my sweet tooth that came with the four boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I’m hoping to break my morning latte habit. I’m also hoping to that my full bind will be a little easier when this is over. J

So wish me luck. I’ll be starting on Sunday!

-B

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March 26, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Food, musings. Leave a comment.