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Health Changes Everything

Updated: Apr 14

This is what I know for sure! You are capable of anything you set your mind too! You’re not too old, and it’s never too late!

I took some time away from social media over the holidays, did some serious soul searching, and just finished a four-day cleanse.

The cleanse was a combination of what must be some of the healthiest foods on earth, including some I’d never heard of.

While I intended to cleanse my liver of toxins and then move to a whole/real food lifestyle, the transformation happened on a much larger scale.

My goal is to remove all the things that no longer serve me. I started with some of my bad food habits like diet coke and protein bars.

Last year, I started a different cleanse and made it about a day and a half before I couldn’t handle the caffeine withdrawals. This time around, I decided I’d drink some black coffee, and I wasn’t sure if I’d get that down.

The first two days I had no energy and didn’t feel good at all. My body was changing, and change doesn’t always feel good.

I also realized it would still work if I didn’t do it perfectly. This is a big one for me.

I just let myself do what it took to get through knowing I’d feel better on the other side.

It was eye-opening.

I thought I was so healthy because I religiously workout and eat a lot of vegetables. Actually, I was harming myself with the processed foods in my diet and Advil, and I haven't needed one since!

When you shake things up, you see them differently.

Either way, I'm one week into life without artificial sweeteners, and I already feel better. The truth is, better to make big changes now, then having to do it because of an urgent health matter later.

I’d been thick into the old excuses of why I couldn’t do this or that, and they just aren’t true. You can still do anything you commit to.

It’s always about setting your sights on a goal, and believing, even if when feels scary or out of reach that you’ll find a way to get there.

To your health, and Happy New Year!

Btw, I got the cleanse from the from the book Radical Metabolism, https://amzn.to/2Wdilfk, (my goal), by Ann Louise Gittleman. I chose it over something like the Whole 30 diet, https://amzn.to/2DwNpzf, that has a similar outcome because it had menu plans written out. It’s easier for me to have it done rather than having to think what to make next. They’re both great plans, and I thought I’d share them.