JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 314 :: cleanse – 51 days to go

10 Nov


There are 51 days left of The Promise 365!

My father is here visiting, so today we drove to Salem, Massachusetts and walked through the Salem Witch Museum and the House of Seven Gables. On this trip I realized two things, I have never read the book The House of Seven Gables despite it being on the top reading list for high school students (I have no idea how I missed it) and also, we broke our 4-week cleanse for the first time. But it was all worth it.

We ate at Salem’s best little restaurant, The Lobster Shanty, home of warm beer and lobster mac and cheese. And possibly the world’s best clam chowder. I ordered a veggie burger which is almost okay on our plant-based cleanse. This is how it begins. One cheat day and then the real work begins to stay on track.

It seems ironic to me that I have successfully completed two major cleanses in my lifetime. The first was the very first year of this blog, and as it turns out, the second is in what will be the very last year of this blog.

The first cleanse, The Colorado Cleanse was a 30-day Ayurvedic version where I gave up chocolate, coffee, and alcohol (all staples of my diet at the time) and had to eat raw butter and drink castor oil on the very last day (yuck!) .

This second cleanse, Purium, is a milder routine with an array of plant-based food choices, green shakes, digestive enzymes, protein pills and all the plants, cucumbers and celery I could ever enjoy (I’ve already released 8 pounds). It’s a much nicer routine for my body and one that I could see myself sustaining into the future.

In the first cleanse I was focused on taking things out of my diet, on the second cleanse I have been focused on adding more good things into my body. In so many ways, this juxtaposition sums up my experience in The Promise 365. Where in the past I would choose what was hard, now I opt for the things that are abundant and easy with just the same rewards. 

So, here’s to celebrating what is easy, feels good and brings you more abundance. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie


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