For the past month, I’ve been cleansing. I started out with a three-week Standard Process cleanse and then continued with a shake for breakfast and healthy meals and snacks the rest of the day. Neal has been making amazingly tasty and healthy meals, so it has been very easy. My goal really was to eliminate sugar again. I had been eating a lot of Post Raisin Bran…love that cereal, but it has too much sugar. During the cleanse, I also cut out bread and cheese…that’s a pretty big deal for me. Again, because Neal has been making a lot of healthy soups for dinner, quinoa for my lunches, and cutting up fruits and veggies for my after-school snacks, I haven’t missed it. Well, tonight we made the decision to have tacos!
Everything in Moderation
Okay, so the reality is that I love tacos. It really is the only meal I ever make; other than that, Neal is the chef in our household. He even made the tacos tonight, so I simply got to enjoy the meal. I figure that, if I make healthy choices most of the time, I can have a taco or burger every once and a while. The goal is everything in moderation. So, tonight I had two small tacos. I used very little cheese and loaded them up with lettuce (I usually reverse that!).
Monitoring How I Feel
Technically, I should have reintroduced one food at a time after the cleanse. I’ll monitor how I feel to see how my body reacts to the dairy and gluten. I’m a little nervous, because I feel a headache coming on. That could be due to the fact that I’ve been coughing all day as a result of my cold, but I’m still going to keep an eye on it. One of the things that I absolutely loved about this cleanse is that the pain in my lower back cleared up after a week or so. I need to be careful in what I eat, because I really don’t want that to come back again.
I have not been exercising, and I want to change that. I make excuses about how busy I am, but it’s simply that I haven’t made exercise a priority. I know that I would sleep and feel better if I added exercise back into my life. I always do better when I write things down, so I’m going to use my blog as a motivator to document my journey. Wish me luck!