I have decided to do a Detox Diet. I did it a couple of years ago for a few weeks. It is the Natalia Rose program and I found it was very easy and pleasant and my body craved the food after just a short time.
But then, you know, stress, job loss, more stress, children growing, vacations... all that.
So, I broke my arm at the shoulder in January of this year, and since I have not been able to do much exercising. On top of that there was about 2 months of pretty intense pain medication. Now that it is summer the eczema I have suffered from on both my hands and to a more irritating extent my left foot (no pun intended) have flared, as they do this time of year. And of course, because it's summer I am loath to wear socks, which would help with post flare up healing. And, and I know this is a little squirrly, but I have begun to stink. Literally. I have never had much problem with underarm odor, but now I do. No doubt all of the above mentioned, plus the intense stress of a year plus unemployed husband, contribute.
So, there it is. Necessity smacks you in the face. And so I begin.
Shopped at Costco today for much romaine and carrots. Prepared a big salad to be ready for tomorrow. Mentally I feel ready to begin. I will do my best to do 30 days. And an inspiring event happened today. I went to see the Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty at the movie theater - a fairly recent and welcome addition to our cultural landscape here in the desert. My daughter is taking ballet and I love to watch the ballet so we went. And as I watched I couldn't help wishing I could have that - no, not body - movement. How wonderful it would be to have that sort of physical acumen. To be able to feel that fluid and buoyant in your skin. At 40-something I dare not harbor any fantasies of actually being able to do that, even when I was in my teens and twenties and taking dance class consistently I never felt that light. But to at least be able to move about my world with grace and balance, that would be a feat. Resolve in place and fingers crossed no major derailments!