Wow. Here we are, 100 days into 2011.
Can you believe it?
How is your promise going?
Day 100 marks a milestone, as we are oh-so-close to 1/3 of the way through this year.
So far, no frivolous purchases over here and a handful of really meaningful investments in my head, heart, body & soul, including (but not limited to):
- a yoga challenge
- a new facial routine
- blender (Oster The Grouch) for green smoothies
- a week-long vacation (where I actually took time off!)
- a lot more self-care
Speaking of self-care, today was my first day of the “main cleanse” on the Colorado Cleanse program.
Which started out with glee, I mean, ghee.
After plugging my nose and holding my breathe in hopes of not vomiting all over the kitchen, I downed the required 2 Teaspoons of warm ghee. Yesterday, I thought we had to take 2 Tablespoons — whew! turns out it is only teaspoons.
And, it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
It was worse.
While I know it’s not a test, I would like to score a 100 for me, for my body, and stick to the program with a perfect score. But, I can’t stomach it.
So tomorrow morning, I will be doing the pansy dance and taking my ghee (which is doubled to 4 teaspoons) with some warm almond milk. It’s allowed ~ I checked the manual. And, it’s all I can handle, so I know it is perfect.
As we embark on these super deep cleansing days of the program, we also venture into a little self reflection.
You don’t have to drink ghee, stick to a rice diet, or drink half your weight in water (in ounces) to perform this little miracle.
In total transparency I have shared my answers with you. Feel free to play along with your own answers too.
What brings you joy?
being creative, doing great things, sharing special moments, children, family, artistic endeavors, travel, writing, yoga, spa treatments, friends, dogs…
Are you doing these things?
If not, what is keeping you from doing these things?
I realize I am doing most of these things but I am too far away from friends and family to share the special moments that I cherish. I wish I did yoga more often. I think more self-discipline and planning could solve both of these.
List three qualities you love about your spouse, partner or loved one.
Find a way to express your appreciation for these qualities throughout the day.
I love Justin’s caring personality, how it runs very deep in everything that he does. I love his loyalty to what he loves (Patriots, Red Sox, Pup, the beach, turtles, and me!). I love how he makes me laugh through his smart, witty, and fun sense of humor (even when I’m mad). And, I love how he looks at the world.
So what’s the point?
Apparently, we not only store toxic build up in our fat cells, from years of exposure to environmental toxins (think plastics, pesticides, pollutants), we also store toxic emotions in our fat cells too.
Not a good reason to carry love handles.
So here’s to getting a handle on emotions and releasing some toxic goop.
And being good to your heart.
As in, love thy self.
Now, excuse me, I’m going to go tell a guy how great he is.
Maybe there is someone in your life who deserves the same?