Yesterday I completed a 30 Day Yoga Challenge and while I think yoga is an important part of working out – for it’s restorative benefits – I think 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 AKA not really working out and …indulging more that usual.
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 (you can read about that 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 it won’t be 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 believer in balance and that means it’s okay to 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!
*This is NOT a 300 calorie a day type thing!