well, maybe i shouldn’t call it a juice cleanse because if i want to eat a bowl of kale, i’m going to eat a bowl of kale. what i’m aiming for is to eat all raw veggies and some fruits, mostly in juice form, for 4 or 5 days. (i got some juicin’ ideas from my yoga teacher/health coach bud caley.)
it’s been awhile since someone asked me how i was and i’ve had to hold back from saying, “magnificent! amazing! holy shit!”
yes, i feel pretty good for the most part. i have a healthy diet, i’m active, and i’m very fortunate to be experiencing a lot of love in my life right now.
BUT.. (there’s always a ‘but’ right?)
i want to feel amazing. nothing short of it.
light, springy, active, healthy, radiant.
you get the picture, i’m sure.
in the past year and a half, pretty much since the day my very healthy fiance and i started dating, i’ve cut gluten and dairy almost entirely. i try to stay away from sugar but i still love chocolate. i drink less vino. we try to juice in the morning and stick to one caffeinated drink a day. if someone would’ve told me that’d be my diet five years ago, i would’ve a) thought i had turned into the lamest person on earth 2) been shocked that i was capable of that.
but it’s not because we’re lame that we do that. we are also the first people to order something crazydecadentdelish at a restaurant and drink a bunch of great wine with our friends, but for the day-to-day, in order to be inspired and inspiring and good at what we do, we’ve gotta feel good.
once i started to slowly cut some of the “crap” out of my diet, i felt too good to stop. bread tasted like cardboard. bad wine gave me a hangover worse than jameson. i didn’t crave the things i used to. they didn’t serve me anymore.
and though i certainly eat pretty damn good, i wanna feel better. i want to get creative with what i eat, cook, and share it with friends. i want to leave the farmers’ market every week with a huge bag of produce, not just a carton of kumquats.
but in the meantime, i have a nasty caffeine withdrawal headache.