**I just thought I'd update my progress from the 28 day detox I've been doing. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks I've gone without gluten, dairy and sugar and so far I've lost 7 lbs., 1 1/2 inches around my waist, and an inch in my hips!! I really wasn't doing it for weight loss as much as the detox, but I do know that people who stick very closely to this program have lost a lot of weight!! Amazingly, I can't believe how easy it's been!! I even went to OKC last week and found that almost every restaurant has gluten free menus so I never felt deprived...it was great!! I have honestly never felt better...I have more energy and feel great!! I have 3 friends who have been doing this with me and they have had amazing results as well!! This program really works!! I only have one week until I'm finished....just in time for Thanksgiving:)
Today I start a 30 days to fit program...I'm cutting all gluten, dairy and, maybe hardest of all for me, COFFEE!!!! As I type this right now, I'm having a detox tea with stevia in it....it is yummy I have to say! I'm excited to feel and see the results, but know it's going to be a challenge for me. I love sweets, coffee, chips, cheese....all things I will not be having for 30 whole days!! You may think I'm crazy really, but the results people have had by doing this have been amazing!! I'm not doing it as much for weight loss, but more to detoxify my body and see how I feel, think, etc. once I do it...although losing a few pounds and inches won't be so bad either:)
I spent part of the afternoon yesterday at Trader Joes in Columbus with a friend of mine who is also doing the program. We brought with us our meal plans and shopping lists. It was a little overwhelming trying to figure out everything we needed to help us get started, but the people there were so helpful and nice! I left the store feeling excited and empowered with all the ingredients and whole foods I needed to get started!! I came home and put all my berries in freezer bags for my protein shakes, and organized everything else so I would be ready....then I had chicken fingers and pizza for dinner, followed by double chocolate pumpkin cake for dessert:)
As I was researching and preparing to start this program, I kept thinking about everything I was going to have to give up in order to do it, which made me want to keep putting it off or not even do it at all! But then I changed my mindset and started to think of everything I would gain by doing it and that helped prepare me to jump in and get started. I know that so much of what I'm going to do over the next 30 days starts with the way I choose to think and look at what I'm going to get out of this program, not what I'm giving up in order to get the desired results.
So I have everything I need to do it....the meal plan, the vitamins, the detox tea, the protein powder, the fizzy tabs, etc.....now I just need to set my sight on my goal, which is better health. I take care of my skin and I exercise, which are great things, but I also realize that I need to think more about what I'm putting into my body, which can also make a difference in how I look and feel. I know I'm 39 now and some days I feel it and look it more than others, I'm sure, but I want to age as gracefully and feeling as good as I can....why not? I only get to live once right?? :)
So, here it continues....my countdown to 40 (I almost typed 30....see I'm already feeling younger:)....focusing more on being healthy from the inside out. Now don't get me wrong...I'm not saying I'm never going to have coffee again....or a Krispy Kreme donut....or chips....but I am saying that after this 30 days, I'm sure it's going to make me think more about it when I do....and who knows, maybe I won't feel like I need all that junk anymore at all (which I know I don't:) So as the old saying goes....nothing in life is promised to be easy....but it will be worth it....right?!?! Here goes nothing....cheers!!
For more info about the program I'm doing, go to katiepeterson.myarbonne.com and click on the 30 days to fit tab....let me know if you have any questions or want to get started yourself:)