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My hiatus…

So I am sure that you have all noticed that I have not been around recently (sarcasm).  For that, I must apologize.  I could give a myriad of reasons, but there is one underlying theme:

I’m busy

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Did ya miss me?

Don’t know if you noticed….but I didn’t post the entire weekend! Well almost the entire weekend (minus the flat tire post-the tire is still flat btw *ahem*).

SO, I didn’t think that I would have my own ‘back to school’ time.  I mean, I am only taking one class. But as the nights get cooler and it gets darker faster, I have noticed the majority of people around me ‘getting into the swing of things.’ And I think I am about to join them.

The first of my ‘busy’ weeks is this week.  I have a flamenco class tonight (well I should say I HAD my first class tonight), and then school starts this week as well!  Today was the day that I realized that I need to get it together.  Even at work today, I noticed myself making all of my lists and preparing. Tying up loose ends…..I need to as one of my ‘bosses’ goes on maternity leave at the end of this month!  How’s that for pressure?  Add in a last minute, “Hey Meredith I need you in this meeting” and it was a hustle and bustle kind of day. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Dance class was wonderful!  I noticed right away that I was the ‘largest’ person there (and by that I mean I outweighed everyone), but I didn’t let it stop me from really engrossing myself.  Flamenco is absolutely beautiful to watch and to actually perform. I can’t wait until I get to that point!  Plus, I worked hard on the first day!

Overall, today was pretty d*mn good.  I found a great recipe for pumpkin/chocolate chip muffins-if I am flying this high-I will make them but won’t eat them because (drumroll please), I am 12lbs down on my detox! Not too shabby!

Ah what a Monday it was!

calorie free conundrum….

Being in the thick of this detox, I have recently become aware of how so much of my daily routine revolved around eating.  That being said, I have a lot more time on my hands.

tons of time, people....

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Pre-detox jitters

this is it!!! last junk food day!

It’s detox time for me. Again.  I’ve got the ‘pre-detox’ blues.  Why?  I don’t know-this isn’t my first time!  I endure this process twice a year, with excellent results!

For some reason, this time is different and I can’t quite put my finger on it! For now, I am going to lump it under “I’m not in the right frame of mind”.  But what IS the right frame of mind?  Is it the preparation?  Is it the spiritual connection between mind and body?  Do I need to “set my intentions” as anjali_handa so eloquently wrote?

And is there ever an “ideal” time for detox?  I know that I have always missed “Canadian Thanksgiving” because of some kind of wellness/cleansing/detox situation. Is this going to be my new tradition?

Well I certainly better figure it out soon-as my anticipated start date is tomorrow.  I’ll be shopping for my “detox-friendly” foods, and thinking about all the reasons that I am really going through with this (did I mention it’s six weeks long?).  My yoga schedule is in hand, I have secured sauna/steam room time and put out the S.O.S. to joyoushealth and drjohndempster!  Hmmmm maybe I am ready!

I sense a breakthrough!

*random note* HUGE shout-outs to my mexi-CAN Paola for passing her Canadian citizenship test with flying colors!  That girl is going places!!!