This morning felt like spring for the first time, even though the temperatures were still in the single digits (Celcius). I woke up feeling excited about the first day of this year’s 30 Day Whole Body Detox. As has been my habit for over two years, I had my mug of hot water with lemon and fresh ginger to start the day. Linda Heredia, one of the program coordinators for this year shared her recipe (in a video!) for a great morning lemonade and I plan to try it next week.
I took a few minutes to read from an inspiring book, my current pick is Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins, to help set my mindset for the day. What I love about this program is that it’s not simply about detoxing with food and supplements, but also detoxing our minds through positive and inspiring reading as well as through yoga and meditation.
Breakfast was a favorite from the previous year’s program, the Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie recipe from The Green Smoothie Bar. I love this smoothie and it’s even kid approved! After I dropped my daughter off at day care, I went for a walk for the first time in months. I injured my knee doing a workout program on January 2nd and it has been a long road to recovery. I have committed to walking at least 3 times per week this month. I walked to the Labyrinth nearby and did a short meditative walk. It felt great to get outside for some fresh air after this long long winter.
For morning snack, I made Gorete’s No Bake Protein Bars. They are super easy to make and extra yummy. I wasn’t that original for lunch and stuck to a huge green salad filled with veggies and protein from quinoa and legumes.
My energy dipped in the afternoon for sure. Although I don’t drink much caffeine (1/2 a packet of REV3 powder in the am, equivalent to ½ cup of coffee of caffeine), it does make a difference without it. Luckily I don’t have any withdrawal symptoms to worry about. I wouldn’t have minded sneaking a nap under my desk though.
Dinner was one of my own recipes, maybe that’s cheating a bit but I really enjoy the ginger peanut stir fry. This recipes make a lot of food – enough for 4-5 servings so you’ve got lunch for the next day depending on who you’re sharing your dinner with. If you add chicken (cooked of course) to the dish, you can reduce the rice by half and it’s still a huge portion.
The hardest part about day 1? Chocolate cravings of course, (thanks Sonya!) but as long as I don’t have any in the house, I can’t eat it. Mission accomplished!
Looking forward to our webinar tonight at 9 pm EST – and then a good night’s sleep.