After much thought and discussion, I’ve narrowed down my action plan to detox my aching body. There are so many routes to go, and I need to be conscious of my lifestyle and goals. I won’t embark on a journey that I know is beyond my grasp. I need something that is manageable for me, now.
Exercise is easy: run 5k three times a week, go for a long run on the weekends, and fill the extra days with other fun like Zumba! And yes, it’s time to restart the 30-Day Shred…not because I like it, but because I am mad about getting sidetracked!!
Food is trickier. This is what will take…willpower. You see, I am supposed to be gluten-free. But I’ve been cheating. Little cheats here and there: granola, a beer… So starting now, I am sticking to my kds’ GF diet. The only catch is my special dinner this Friday, but I’ll do my best!
Side note: I’d love to cut out added sugar as well, but between the anniversary and my birthday…well, I know I’d be setting myself up for failure! So that one will just have to wait and be limited for now.
Caffeine and alcohol will be easier than food. I can cut out coffee with no problems (surprisingly), and I’m sick of our homemade wine I’m back on a tea kick, and I’m letting myself have 3 alcoholic drinks a week.
After all…I do have twins!
And then, there’s the actual detox. With so many to choose from, and so many people with different experiences, it was overwhelming! I needed something healthy though: no fasting, no low-calorie food guide, no interfering with my endurance training!! I’ve narrowed it down to two. One has no food restrictions; the other has food restrictions in terms of what you may eat, but not how much. The good thing is that is it very GF/paleo. Most of the no’s are junk, processed, flours, dairy, and citrus.
My goal is 4 weeks. That will get me to my 31st birthday, and hopefully help me ring in my new year feeling much healthier! I’d love to leave these aching joints and swollen belly in the past where they belong!!
In the spirit of accountability, today I ran 5k and did The Shred but I ate a wheat hotdog bun and had a Corona. Baby steps