A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to do a sort of detox, starting in January. There’s something about January that is fresh and free and it makes me take inventory and gives me perspective.
And there’s something about this January (I’m not pregnant this year, sleep deprived or anything else that might derail me…) that I feel extra positive about making new “resolutions” that I hope will stick with me throughout the year.
Since I’m still nursing, I can’t do a crazy detox where I only drink juice and green tea all day, although, I have considered it.
No, this detox is simple: no caffeine, no sugar and no alcohol. I’ve been an avid coffee drinker for most of last year and have truly felt that I need it to get through the day (and year). But now that Flannery is sleeping better, I feel free to break the habit and stop the dependence in hopes of feeling better. Also, I put copious amounts of half & half and sugar in my coffee (yum!) so I figured it I wanted to cut sugar, I would have to cut coffee, too. And cutting alcohol is just to continue to weed out stuff that is fun but unhealthy. I haven’t been drinking alot lately, so hopefully this won’t be too difficult.
Another part of my detox is to be faithful to the excercise regiment my husband and I are in the middle of: P90x. I’ve slacked a bit lately and haven’t been working out every day. But this month I want to try to work out each morning, no matter what (remind me of that at 5:30 am).
The last part of my detox plan is to try to read every day. I want to read the Bible but also read a book and actually finish it. I have a few that I have been reading over the last few years (sad, I know!), so hopefully I’ll be able to finish those *this* year.
So today I began. I woke up late but did exercise. I had a mug of green tea with honey (I know, it has the tiniest bit of caffeine) and took on the day. Overall it was good. I had energy from my workout and didn’t really feel hungry, due to the lack of coffee. Also, my blood sugar stayed pretty level all morning and even this afternoon.
I will admit to one Hershey’s Kiss and a few bites of Amos’ macaroni and cheese but other than that, no other sugar or refined flour.
I have yet to do any reading that doesn’t involve a cookbook or computer but the day’s not over yet, right?!
I am excited to see what happens. Since the day went better than expected, I can only hope that the days to follow will be good too.