But…I’m here and I am ready to find a new way. A new reality.
Okay, so what have I been up to that may be interesting to you? Well, oddly, I have been on a 10-day smoothie fast that helped me lose 6 pounds and feel great. I know. Bad timing but I needed the energy and believe me when I say, it gave me what I needed. No more mid-day naps. More energy and desire to go to the gym. No more upset stomachs or headaches. I feel mentally clear and a bit more focused on things that need to be done. And…my skin looks amazing!
No, seriously. I was starting to develop crepe-y skin and wrinkles around my mouth and eyes. But they are gone. I am as shocked as you are! Now this didn’t happen overnight. I didn’t start too notice any major changes until around day 6. That’s when I noticed the energy changes. The skin I noticed around day 9 or 10 (I’m now on day 11). I like the way I feel so much that I am continuing. The rules of the game were 10 days of 3 smoothies a day and all the veggies and fruit you can eat in between and water- let’s not forget the massive amount of water I have been drinking. To be honest, around day 6 I craved chewing. I mean I wanted to CHEW on anything, so I made the biggest salad you have ever seen. I could have fed a family of 5 with that monster, but it was great. All of it. I ATE ALL OF IT. **Sigh** Hey, don’t judge. I was at the point where I was looking at the dog’s rawhide as an option.
The hardest part was putting my coffee cup aside. I replaced my beloved coffee with green tea, ginger tea, and lemon lift teas. NOT a good replacement, but I lived which means you can too. BUT- it is day 11 and not only did I have coffee, but I made an amazing smoothie out of it. Bam! I’m awesome! The best of both worlds.
Now if this sounds interesting to you at all, I suggest a good look at Pinterest and all the smoothie options they have to offer, and they have a TON. Find the foods and flavors that will work for you and what you need. If you are looking for weight loss or energy- they have them. Meal replacement- they are in there too. Just be safe and realistic. Now that the 10-day challenge is over my goal is to stay on the smoothies for breakfast and lunch but have a sensible dinner with all the fruits and veggie snacks I want in between. Cuz apparently, I need to CHEW.
Polish your sparkle and just keep twirling.
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.
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