Ok E-News readers and followers…here is the “Cleanse Blog”
Lent, March Madness and a little spring cleaning for a better beach body or just a healthier YOU!!! You in? Let’s be honest, we can always do a little more on the healthy side for ourselves. Whether that’s play more, eat cleaner, laugh more, relax more, take some time for YOU….more is not always better, but in some cases, it is! And this month, I’m asking you to do MORE for YOU.
Go grab a piece of paper….write down the top 3 things you want to accomplish this month- 3 for biz, 3 for personal and 3 for health. Then expand that thought for the rest of 2012 (3 biz, 3 personal and 3 health goals you would like to accomplish in 2012).
Those goals are going to be your main focus, but the cleanse I’m going to guide you through will help support your ultimate goals.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that my shoulder-angel is secretly in love with my shoulder-devil, so often the lovers spat results in the rebellious side getting the final say (oops! I’m human too…), but I’m ready for the angel to prevail and have a successful, true spring cleaning to prep my body for big decisions, a more energized, happier, healthier me and what greatness can emerge from changing a couple things in my life. Some changes are temporary, but often the healthy ones that make a positive impact, stick, and I’m looking to press the reset button!
Some of you may want a re-set as well or maybe you already feel really great, even with all these crazy changes going on, but either way, think of this challenge as a way to enhance your greatness.
The best place to start with true sustainable change that can actually impact your life is WITH-IN! So, why not clean out the junk, clear some space for newness and see what follows?
I’ve cleaned my house, cleaned out my closet, cleaned the kitchen (fridge and cabinets) and now I’m ready to clean my insides. Heck ya! Ok guys, for those interested, I’m about to take you on a health journey. Doesn’t matter where you are in the grand scheme of your personal “health journey” we can ALL benefit. It is about enhancing what you already have going for you and catapulting you into a higher level of awesomeness. I think it’s always good to re-evaluate and create a personal challenge that will result in “mo-better”. This will be a journey of add-ins and omissions that can impact your health, wealth and relationships in a positive way!
I have chosen to do a 31 day cleanse. I will start today, March 1 (something happen with Mail chimp, so its now the 2nd– sorry!), but many of you have requested the weekend to get organized and “really” start Monday March 5. There is NO perfect time to start. Stop making excuses- now is the BEST TIME!
I challenge you to commit to 10 days, once you make it to 10, then push yourself to go a full 21. It takes 21 days to form a habit. You want to see some things shift, right?
My goal is to really center myself and focus on cleansing ME the ENTIRE month of March. I challenge YOU to cleanse your LIFE for 31 days (even if it spills into April!) See what you can get ride of and then what you are open to attracting.
So, I will start by asking you to be honest with yourself, what do YOU (not your mother, your boyfriend, your wife, your friends, ect), but YOU really want to create in your life? What do you want your life to look like?
Big question, I know. But sometimes part of cleansing is about getting ride of old thoughts, patterns and beliefs; things, behaviors, thoughts that do not serve you well.
Keep THAT in your minds eye as you make decisions this month and remember the moment is just that- the moment- so lets enjoy the moment, but make decisions that bring you closer to your ultimate dream!
You are welcome to do a 10, 21 or March long cleanse. I recommend MARCH LONG for the greatest impact! And we want IMPACT, right? I know I do. Still have that piece of paper? Write down your answer to these questions…
-What are the 3 most self destructive habits you have?
– What are the 3 most self supportive habits you have?
– What are the 3 most unhealthy foods/drink you eat/enjoy?
– What are the 3 healthiest foods/drink you eat/enjoy?
Still have the answers to the previous (bolded) questions? Put those answers on the same page! Now maybe you have some motivation behind staying true to your ULTIMATE goals behind the cleanse.
It’s important to remember… a successful cleanse isn’t always about “taking out”, it is often about adding in or substituting “better”. And change can be hard. So, relax your way through this cleanse, be gentle on yourself, understand there is an initial adjustment period and think successful thoughts! And make successful decisions. This isn’t for ME, it’s for you. That is why I ask, what do YOU WANT?
Tiered (different levels) of the cleanse:
Level 1- New to the cleanse
* Your 3 most self-defeating habits (substitute something healthy for those during the cleanse).
2. Sugar (chocolate in particular)
3. No routine around sleep
1. No alcohol or/ limited to 1 drink; can’t drink 2 days in a row
2. No sugar
3. Bed by 10:30, up by 630-730 DAILY
* castor oil packs
* appropriate water intake for body weight
* ground flax seeds
Level 2- Cleanses for the Intermediate Cleanser
* same as above
Diet restrictions: No inflammatory foods- gluten, soy, dairy, corn, peanuts, sugar (alcohol, chocolate, grains)
Level 3- Master Cleansers (Not “The Master Cleanse”)
* same as in level 1 and 2
Supplemental Diet Restrictions: Follow blood type diet!
Naturopathic cellular detox supplementation and intestinal rehabilitation. Call office to order basic supplements or schedule an appointment for a more personalized plan.
Take the info from your list (your goals for the month) and start implementing them into your daily life! Try it out for a month! See what happens.
For those looking for more guided and directed assistance, you can all my office at 760.230.2270 and schedule a Wellness-Support visit at a discounted price of $180 to have better direction and a more personalized plan!
Here we go!
Sometimes I find it easier to make a skeleton schedule. Not that you have to follow it rigidly because sometimes that can take the fun out of life- the experience, exploration, but it gives you some guidelines to work within. Plus, I want to avoid your inner rebel wanting to break free of your regimented cleanse. This 1 month journey is about success. So, journal yourself. Learn about yourself. When you want to make an excuse for your self-defeating behavior, why you have convinced yourself you “need” things and what are those things…healthy things? Healthy things in excess or unhealthy things that just make you feel good in the moment. This cleanse can be as deep and impactful or as easy and surfacey as you want. Just ENJOY IT! HAVE FUN WITH IT and get your friends to do it too. It helps!
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