Today I started The Earth Diet 3 day cleanse. I promised myself that I would do this and if I don’t follow through, how can my body ever trust me to take care of it? It is an important part of getting healthy and healing, being able to trust yourself enough to know that you will follow through with the things that are healthy and good for you.
That being said, I didn’t have any coffee this morning and much to my surprise, I don’t have a headache! That’s a good sign, right? I started the day with “oil pulling”. Yes, you read that correctly.This is what is involved: First thing in the morning on an empty stomach you take 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and swish it around in your mouth for 15 – 20 minutes. You then spit it into the trash, rinse your mouth out with water. You are to drink lemon water the rest of the day to help clean out the toxins. That last part is easy for me as I have been drinking lemon water for a very long time. Instead of real lemons, I use doTERRA lemon essential oil (the oil comes from the rind, not the pulp) and at least that’s one GOOD habit that I already have.
Breakfast consisted of Beet Juice. Another interesting little tidbit to eat! It contains a beet, carrots, celery stalks, ginger (except I forgot to add the ginger) a red apple, and a lemon, rind and all. To that I added a clove of garlic and some kale. That all went into my nutribullet(TM) and a juice (sort of) was created. It was very fibrous, and had a unique taste to it. I am not a celery fan, so I think that maybe that is what I continued to taste for the next 2 hours! It is probably one of the healthiest, most fiber filled thing I’ve ever consumed in one meal!
So the day moved on and I snacked on an orange. I really wasn’t hungry, but I felt that I should eat something! I have found that I don’t get hungry often and there are days that I go without eating all day. That is something else I am working on, remembering to eat during the day so that I’m not starving by night time!
Lunch was a nice salad of cilantro, parsley, and avocado. It was dressed with lime juice. I love avocado, this was really pretty good! I am remembering to drink my water consistently so hopefully things will begin to flush through. Of course, I’m teaching a yoga class tomorrow night … maybe I don’t want them to flush through too strongly!
I AM looking forward to the ginger tea before going to bed. It should be soothing and help me to sleep.
Halfway through the first day and I have had all sorts of thoughts run through my mind! Most of them pertained to the ice cream sandwiches in my freezer! I made a promise to myself to begin eating better, this is the start. If I expect my clients to take their health into their own hands, then I can’t do anything different. Walk my talk and get a clear understanding of what it takes to accomplish the goals we set for ourselves.
This one goal is a three day cleanse that might not make a big difference in my life, and then again it just might. The biggest difference it will make is the one of accomplishing a goal that I have set for myself.
I will keep you posted on how things are moving along!