Today was day two of my body detox. Unfortunately, I woke up with a bad headache. I always get headaches so not sure if this is the caffeine withdrawal or just a typical day in the life of Madi. However, with some slight hesitation to get out of bed, I headed to the kitchen to fix me a cup of tea. This time it was Salada’s Citrus with original antioxidants. Thoroughly enjoyed this tea, even though it was not a steaming cup of joe. Besides my tea, my breakfast was a smoothie (frappe as I like to call them) consisting of:
One apple (any kind works) peeled
Three plump strawberries
Handful of spinach leaves
The combinations were quite delicious. I really enjoy mangoes in any kind of smoothie. I tried using apples after trying a smoothie in the mall where they used them. I was skeptical, but the taste is refreshing and sweet. The spinach leaves were thrown in last minute. Blended up spinach is a beneficial way to get protein, a variety of vitamins, fiber and iron! Plus, it has relatively no taste when mixed in with all of the other fruits, so it is a plus to add this leafy green.
It rained the entire day so there was no chance I was going to run (like I normally do). I could have tried to do some cardio, but do to the pounding that was my headache, I opted out of that for today. I did go for a brisk walk to the supermarket carrying a gallon of milk on my back, so I wasn’t completely immobile.
My lunch consisted of a salad with iceberg lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and sugar peas. When I eat salads, I normally choose a light vinaigrette or some sort of oily dressing rather than a ranch dressing. Since I can’t eat any of those, I made my own dressing consisting of squeezed grapefruit juice, orange juice, and a little lemon zest. I found it to be surprisingly juicy and fresh. It made the vegetables in the salad have flavor, and they were juicy because they were not weighed down by a thick dressing. I also had a handful of almonds for a snack.
My dinner was a stir-fried medley of broccoli and cauliflower, with a side of brown rice that was blended with a mixture of onions and peppers. Overall, satisfying.
Today was a disappointment in the way I felt emotionally. At one point I really wanted to stop this detox nonsense, and pour me a cup of coffee and have a big bowl of cereal. This upset me even more because I was having doubts on the second day! I had a horrible headache, and this contributed to my crankiness, for sure. The fact that I can’t eat any of the foods I normally would played a part as well. Then I had to have a nice chat with my subconcious. This detox is teaching me some self control. I do enjoy eating good food, and I am at a comfortable weight for my age and height (of course it would not hurt to run a little more, maybe some crunches here and there). Despite that fact, I need to learn to not eat just because I can, and to be a little more conscientious about the foods I do eat. It was helpful that my mother was around me today to coax me back into my positive attitude, and my kitty was there waiting for a good cuddle.
Today was difficult, but overall a good learning experience. I am gaining more self control that I can use later on in life, and it will help me maintain a good healthy lifestyle after this detox. I think I will try yoga tomorrow, and start up my meditation again. That seems to help when I am stressed. Having people around me that support my decision also is helpful. The more people cheer me on, the more I want to continue. I don’t want to let down others, but more importantly, I do not want to let down myself.