I watched the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead a few weeks back and it has been tugging at my brain ever since. In my journey to understand myself better, I have become increasingly fascinated with the mind and body.
The chiropractor I have been seeing talks about how the adjustments “turn the power on” and how he doesn’t heal anything, it is the body that heals itself when the power is on.
The documentary also talked about how the body will normally heal itself and that you have to get things like crappy food and other toxins out of the way. You need to provide the best fuel to your body to allow it to function at its best.
I was involved in a Green Smoothie Challenge that my bloggy friend Ilene at The Fierce Diva Guide To Life led in June and have joined her plank a day challenge in July. She is no nonsense about health and eating and I am finding her words very inspiring. I have also been inspired by the healthy habits of Christine at Love, Life, Surf. They both have a great view on health and fitness and share that with their readers.
I’ve mentioned before how I have a hard time turning my mental inspiration or motivation into action. So I’m going to enlist a little help from my friends.
Today I am starting a juice and green smoothie fast. I will be juicing and blending veggies and fruits for all my meals and snacks. And I’ll be drinking ton of water.
My first goal is to get through 3 days. Whenever I have tried detoxes in the past, the first few days are the worst for me. My migraines become very severe. I have been dizzy and nauseous. I have even barfed my brains out before. I imagine this is because I am full of toxins.
After making it 3 days, I will increase my goal to 5, then 7, then 10. I would really like to get through 10 days. But I think if I make 10 my initial goal, I will be overwhelmed. So this incremental goal setting should work better for me. Fingers crossed people.
Can you help me? I hope so. I’ll need it.
I think this will be good for me. But I also think it will be hard.
I start today.
Wish me luck.