Sunday, January 27, 2013
Required us to complete a one day detox/cleanse of our choice, and blog about our experience, which I almost forgot to do.
When I first read the challenge, I wasn't sure what I was going to do, because I've been "detoxing" the natural way, since Dec. 27th. I've really limited my sugar intake, eliminated all processed foods, no gluten, no grains, no beans, and no alcohol. I haven't been perfect; but I have been doing really really well. I've been drinking green or red juices for 2 meals, and one snack per day. I've also been having 2 real snacks of fruit or nuts, and one real meal of lean protein, healthy fats, and veggies. Oh and drinking a ton of water. I've been feeling fabulous. I have more energy. I'm sleeping better. My skin looks better. And I seldom have any cravings for junk. I've only had three slip-ups in 31 days.... a sugar cookie binge day, a glass of wine, and a day without juice. And boy did those things make me feel sick.
So what was I going to do for just one day? I had no idea, until I attended a detox lecture at Whole Foods. It was fun, and I learned a lot. Including how important it is to detox our skin which is our largest organ and has the greatest possibility to excrete toxic waste through lymphatic drainage.
My detox day consisted of an all juice day, no solid food, which was easy peesy. I used my rebounder twice in one day. Bouncing is suppose to really help stimulate your lymph system. I think it does because I get hotter and sweat more doing that than any other exercise. I also did some "detox" yoga moves, which I found on the link that was included with the challenge info. Then dry skin brushing, a manuka honey face mask, and an Epsom Salt and essential oil bath, followed by a fabulous night's sleep. I woke up feeling refreshed, and my skin had a noticeable glow.
I'm definitely going to incorporate a skin detox day, once a week from now on. And now my FFF Week 14 Challenge is DONE!
Go Bahama Mamas!