Yesterday I completed a 30 Day Yoga Challenge and, while I think yoga is an important part of overall fitness, there are also many other exercises that need to be incorporated into your physical health routine. …….Many other exercises that I have neglected for the past 2 weeks. It has been a really busy May and I decided only doing yoga daily would be enough for the last 2 weeks this month. In other words, I’ve been on a body-break (read: not really working out and indulging more that usual – good for the soul, not the waistline).
As I write this, I’m sipping on a margarita with every intention to have a giant piece of carrot cake for dessert after dinner. Hello, sugar OVERLOAD! Hello, I just watched the documentary Fed Up (read about it here) and should be way more concerned about the amount of sugar I am ingesting today. But, as mentioned, I’m on a little break. SO BRING ON THE CARROT CAKE!
Tomorrow I am starting a 14 day sugar detox + TEATOX. I think 1/2 way through the year is a perfect time to get back on track – health wise – if you’ve fallen off the wagon. Which, let’s face it, most of us have!
So? what are the
rules guidelines for this revitalizing cleanse? I’m not treating the next 2 weeks as a strict carrots-and-celery-sticks-for-lunch-with-chicken-and-broccoli-for-dinner regiment because, let’s be real, that isn’t sustainable. Instead, I am going to drink my SkinnyMint tea every morning and every other night for it’s “boasting metabolism and detoxifying” properties along with eating healthy, whole foods and drastically limiting my sugar intake.
- This means NO ADDED SUGAR OR SWEETS for the next 14 days
- LIMITED alcohol (if any!)
- And AT LEAST 2 hours of physical activity a week – yoga not included.
This is probably going to be hard for me because, although I eat pretty healthy most of the time, I am a big subscriber to balance; and that means I have a cookie or a glass of wine once in a while. These next 2 weeks won’t be about balance though… (I think it is important to note, they won’t be about deprivation either!) The next 14 days are going to be about a body-revitalization. They will be about getting things back on track, loosing some bloat, toning up, and trying to adjust to a new life style with A LOT less sugar.
I’ll be posting on a semi-regular basis with updates on how both the sugar detox and teatox are going. I hope you’ll come back and read about it!
Stay tuned and eat your greens.
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe **