Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cleanse: Day 1

I'm back on the Cleanse!!! And I have a very strong suspicion that this may be one of my biggest challenges for a long time.

I won't bore you with the itty bitty specifics, although feel free to email me if you'd like them. The point is, the Cleanse (something I stole from my dear sister Christie) has several purposes, and I assure you it is not just a "diet." Goals include:

1. Physically feeling better-- losing a few pounds, cleaning out the toxins, getting my eating back on track.
2. Emotional cleansing-- I've been having a rough patch lately, and could use a nice new heavy dose of happiness, confidence, and clarity.
3. Life organization-- Clean my room. Fix my work schedule. Set some financial goals. Create a life that is satisfying and works for me.

This starts today, and will continue for a month. No alcohol! I hate admitting it, but that will probably be the most difficult part. I have already cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and replaced the bread, pasta, cheese, etc with beans, brown rice, and plenty of fruit and veggies. As a matter of fact, I will essentially be both vegan and straightedge for the next month, a near impossible feat in a country like Argentina! I've also already put a lot of energy into sorting out my work life, and have somehow pieced together a schedule that I think is far better than it has ever been before! So hopefully in the next month or so, I can start actually saving money and not just breaking even, or burning through my savings.

Anyway, thanks for your support!

2 comments:

heather said...

good for you!!! when you make up your mind, you always pull through!
xoxoxoxoxo always (and my mate is not far away!)

atown said...

I was thinking about doing that - but I don't know if I could go for a whole month. Good luck :)