It’s 9.20pm and I am sitting here sipping my last juice for today.
I’ve done it, survived on the following today
- 7am Peppermint Tea
- 9am Blood Builder Juice
- 10am Green Tea with Jasmine
- 12pm Kick Starter Juice
- 1.30pm Peppermint Tea
- 3pm Bone Builder Juice
- 4.30pm Peppermint Tea
- 6pm Natural Energiser Juice
- 7.40pm Peppermint Tea
- 9.20pm Natures Blend Juice
Because today I started a 3-day detox in which I drink 5 handmade bespoke juices each day and no other food! Incidentally I also started a social media detox at the same time. I am doing this to cleanse my body, mind and spirit and hopefully emerge even more focused, energised and well at the end of the week. You can see a short video that I made this morning about how I prepared for this challenge, I will be posting a video each day.
So have I been tempted?
Oh yes, those wicked food smells are everywhere. I met a colleague in a café this morning, and the aroma of the delicious vegetarian organic breakfasts and home made cakes wafted over to me, but I resisted while defiantly sipping my tea. Then I cooked dinner for family, I nearly popped a crafty carrot in my mouth, just to have something to chew, but I didn’t! I am missing that feeling of being full, that contented feeling in my tummy, which is probably really bad for me and means that I eat until I am over full. I have a suspicion that I’ll be retiring to bed early tonight, just in case the rumbles start and I crack under the pressure.
To be honest the juice detox has been easier then the social media, life has been quieter today without it. The constant hum you have in the office from your colleagues chattering is what social media delivers from me, it’s background noise, a welcome distraction an excuse for my mind to wander. A big realisation for me today is that I form thoughts in tweets; constantly shaping 140 characters to go out in the world.
What’s been good about today?
- I walked to my meeting and back, I had the time, because I didn’t check my social media.
- I have been really present and not distracted when others have spoken to me and felt the benefit of these positive interactions.
- I stuck to it, proving to myself that I have willpower.
- The juices tasted delicious
So far, so good, let’s see what tomorrow brings.
Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile. Brian Tracy
I am Jenny Garrett, Executive Coach, founder of Reflexion Associates, a leadership and coaching consultancy and author or Rocking Your Role – the how to guide to success for female breadwinners. Find out more about me, my programmes, speaking engagements and training at rockingyourrole.com