Monday, November 28, 2011


Pssst...did you see that I'm giving away a bike for Christmas? Go enter now! 

This Halloween marked our fourth in the suburbs, in this house, and the start of our fourth holiday season. It's been a bumpy ride on a path we didn't expect to take. Let's recap my last three holiday seasons, we moved in on Halloween and hosted our first Christmas Eve that year, in a still yet totally unpacked and organized house. The last two I have been pregnant, sick and exhausted.

This is the first year that I feel I am excited, energized and looking forward to the holidays. I have been listening to Christmas music for a week or so. Yes it's early, I'm making up for the lost time of the last two years. We have already crafted and started decorating.

However the excitement to have a joyous gift to celebrate this year was dampened by an overwhelming sluggishness and a small back cloud hanging over me. Yes I have a teething baby who still gets up to nurse 3-4 times a night. Yes I am still working though some darkness. I also was not taking care of me. Not just not taking the time to Dress Like a Girl or exercise but also not feeding my body well and relaying on a daily ritual of coffee, coffee, coffee, wine, wine to wake up and than fall asleep.

I needed to hit reset.

I had completed a detox once before and felt amazing. It's nothing extreme, just a nutrition based fasting and cleanse to kick start metabolism, diet and clean eating. I knew it was just the kick in the pants I needed.

I started yesterday. 

Maybe it's my mind set, going into this in a state of mind that is ready to change. Or maybe it's because of our challenge and my growing comfort in the kitchen and putting together meals. Whatever it is this is time is very different.   
I didn't struggle with what to eat yesterday. I was a little hungry but not crabby. I woke up this morning (after being up with PBbaby 3 times) and even before I had my small cup of coffee I was feeling more awake.

This is going to be good, I can feel it. Leading to a really great holiday I just now it.

What do you do when you start to feel sluggish and out of it? Have you done a detox?


Hyacynth said...

Amen to healing and pressing the reset button. Glad you're feeling well!

Stephanie said...

I know exactly what you mean about feeling sluggish and needing to reset. I'm so thankful for your honesty in sharing your own struggles because it's good to be reminded I'm not alone. I still struggle, but I know I've overcome so much already.

And I've been thinking about a detox diet lately. I'd welcome any advice you have.

Barbara said...

We all need to hit the reset button every once in a while before we break! I'm sure you will feel amazing soon!