12 April 2011

To detox or not to detox....

So I was looking into doing a 28 day detox. It's a program designed by Arbonne. If you haven't heard of Arbonne, look it up! It's a great, all natural company that has amazing products from skin care to make-up to supplements. Micah and I talked about it a little and decided to sort of tweek the program to fit our lives a little better. First off, it's not a cheap program to do it completely through Arbonne and it's just not an expense that we're willing to splurge on. Plus, part of it is a 7 day cleanse which I've already done and let's just say, wasn't the most amazing experience and I never want to do it again. So the plan (at least for me) for the next 28 days is less dairy, less to no wheat, less to no gluten, and no sugar. Doesn't that sound horrible? It's basically primal eating - which if you don't know what that is, look it up. A couple of our friends have done it and had wonderful results so I'm trying it. There are a couple of other reasons that I'm trying it, too. After larger amounts of wheat/gluten/carbs, I'm always so tired. I'm hoping this will help keep my energy up! Plus, there are so many great products on the market that have more nutritional value that I'd like to try like quinoa pasta, brown rice pasta, spelt flour/bread, etc.

I'm not quite sure if Micah is going to get into it quite as much as I am but he's definitely interested. It's more just about eating healthy to us. I'll probably modify again after this is done but I would still like to keep any sort of processed food out of my diet. One thing that you're supposed to do is to stop all consumption of alcohol....we will not be doing this. :) I can only give up so much.

After Easter, because I have Spring Break next week, I'm also going to start to try to work out in the morning. Working out in the afternoon is hard for me because if I EVER have homework, then working out gets the boot. It'd be nice to be able to come home, do some homework, cook some dinner and have a relaxing night. I've tried this in the past and failed miserably but I am going to try it again anyway. Hopefully it will work a little better this time as I don't think I'll have to get up quite as early as previously. Hopefully, it'll warm up again and I can run outside in the morning which takes even less time than going to the gym.

So, do you think I can do it? Everyone thinks I'm crazy, but let's hope. I'm going to measure and weigh tomorrow or Friday and maaaaaaaaybe I'll post it. I'm hoping to see a difference before I spend 2 weeks in a bikini. :)


  1. I eat Primal :) Love it! I've lost 12 lbs and feel 100X better.

  2. Do you have any good sites with recipes? Do you cut out all dairy?