I did it! Day 2 complete and I stuck to drinking my 5 juices a day and haven’t visited social media sites. Just incase you didn’t read yesterdays blog, you can find out all about Day 1 here. Read below for how I got on today…
I thought I’d be feeling weak and hungry when I woke up this morning, but felt the opposite. I rose bright and early with a spring in my step and meditated. My first thoughts were about how I could incorporate exercise into my day, I managed to do about 90 minutes of walking in the end, solely powered by juices.
See the super short video I made first thing this morning.
I fell asleep easily last night and I did wake a couple of times to visit the ladies room, a side effect of drinking so much liquid. This continued during the day and it does feel a bit like I am taking diuretics, I now understand why my grandmother doesn’t like taking hers.
Although I have lots to do, I didn’t have any set meetings today, this was a good and bad thing. I wasn’t under any pressure, but must admit that I didn’t feel like doing anything that required focused attention. I just felt like being kind to myself and this would have been an ideal day for a massage or to just sit in a park and read a book.
My craving for social media has passed, although I was told by my daughter today that blogging and video blogging are social media and like any addict perhaps I don’t realise that I have a problem. If so, I have cut down at least.
I have a day full of meetings tomorrow and think that this will be a good thing, because I believe that it will be the most testing day, after all women cannot live on juice alone, can they? I feel that I am living my day from one juice to the next, almost counting down the minutes until the next one. The time passes quickly, but its not where I want to put my attention. As I dream of my first meal on Friday, I know that I will really savour and appreciate the flavours and definitely reduce my portions, now I know I don’t need as much as I thought.
- Slowing down and walking is fantastic, I’ve appreciated so much today that I wouldn’t have done if I drove.
- When your head isn’t in a smart phone when you are walking along, you can say hello to people and they’ll say hello back, as a result you feel more connected to those around you.
- This detox is a positive approach to self-care, really important for coaches who give a lot and contain client emotions on a daily basis.
‘Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will’ – Mahatma Gandhi
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