Wrapping Things Up: End of the Cleanse

May 12, 2013

I’ve worked hard to get here. photo: ladyhump.blogspot.com

Note: if this is your first time on this site, it is indeed a Feng Shui site. Just covering a cleanse I’m on until May 12th – Spring Cleaning/Feng Shui for the Body.

Can you believe that I am already on day 21 – the final day – of this real food cleanse (#OloCleanse)? Me neither. This week I actually forgot at times that I was on a cleanse and I’m not just saying that. I got into such an easy habit of cooking and paying attention to what I was eating. I created a routine that was super easy to follow.

But today is the last day. I may even break it a meal early since it is Mother’s day (Happy Mother’s Day moms!) but that is yet to be determined. Don’t laugh but I am kinda really liking all these grains, veggies and steamed fish!

So what have I learned in these 21 days? Well surprisingly that I am not really interested in going back 100% to my old habits. I like being more conscientious about what I eat before it goes into my mouth. I like feeling satisfied but not stuffed. I like being thankful for what I do have and what I can eat. I like knowing that even in the face of difficulties that I don’t give up (thank you Olo friends!). It makes me realize how much other great food there is out there that I’ve never tried and to not just fall back on the ease of a cheese melt. It gives me a new respect for our gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free friends. I probably will keep a majority of my new found habits and pay careful attention to what goes back into my diet and how it affects me. Although one place I will make a big exception is coffee. Ah yes, coffee.

This Spring Cleanse was a very challenging yet equally rewarding experience. The sense of community was overwhelming. I could not have completed it alone. I am going to take the rest of the day and reflect on my accomplishments. Then, I am going to plan what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow. Bon appetit!

Cannot wait to see what adventures are next. photo: philosophynow.org

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