Oh, baby Moses, have mercy.
Now, don't get me wrong - I think this time of year, the holidays, are meant for a little over-indulging. In my home, food has been and will probably always be associated with spending time with the ones I love. And I love it. I love the traditional foods we share - my Mom's biscuit bubble ring being one of the main fares that we only eat at Christmas-time.
But, I am done. My body has full-fledged dug its heels in and demanded I stop. It tried in subtler ways to say, "Hey, you're not doing me any favors here," but I ignored that and plunged into the depths of gorging without so much as a glance back. And because of that, my body has in turn spent the entire morning making me well aware of the cost of said gorging.
And I am going to respect that.
It is calling for gentle, cleansing, detoxifying foods. Urgently.
So full well expect that the next few wellness posts and recipes will be of that nature. But, not just food. Vision boards and goal-setting are vital to my well-being and I'll be sharing those too.
And let's be real here - we've all seen the glossy magazine covers that share the "best" and "easiest" detox diets ever. LIES. I have yet to find one that actually has affordable and has easily-found ingredients. Therefore, I will try my best to keep everything in the realm of doable. I've got guest blogger, Ashley Neese, set for next Saturday and I am pumped about her insight and advice. She is an inspiring and awesome woman. She will be sharing some valuable advice about wellness and self-love and I CAN'T WAIT to share it with you. I encourage you to check out her blog beforehand.
And something else - be kind to yourself. Berating and judging yourself harshly for how you spent the holidays won't do you any good. What's done is done. But, you have today and a million little choices that can make you feel better. Don't try to do it all. Start small.
Starting small will look like this for me - knowing my triggers (being done with the sugary temptations), drinking some detoxifying tea (I really like Yogi's Peach Detox) and lemon water, and making time for some gentle exercise (probably a walk outside today and this yoga routine). I am also going to try this soup recipe...I'll let you know how it turns out.
Happy Saturday, friends. Here's to feeling better!
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