This has been quite a journey! (so far)
An incredibly positive journey I might add! I have had a few social events that have taken place within these last three weeks and was so amazed at how easy it was to stay on course. I think a person finally reaches a point where the way you were living no longer serves you. I had reached that point!
It's this thought pattern that had brought me to yoga, searching for a better me. Let's just say its working better than anything else I have searched for.
And it has taken years to get to where I am at this moment, no quick fixes, but a steady climb to a much happier place. Imagine how I'll feel in another 10 years! :)
So here's what has been going on these past few days. Sunday was a bit rocky. It was a juice fast day and I just couldn't get enough juice into my system! I felt hungry quite often. That being said I seemed to be running all over the place trying to get 'things' on my mental list accomplished, so by the time I came to my juicer I was already hungry. Not something I recommend when liquids are all you're ingesting. So at around 5:30 I made myself a Dahl (lentil soup) and sipped on that for about an hour.
I still felt great, energy was through the roof yet my mind was calm and clear. Possibly too clear since I could clearly see my to do list and tried to accomplish it all since I had so much energy!
Since then I have just fallen into a pattern of 'this is how I eat' instead of feeling like I am depriving myself of food. My body is so satisfied there are very little cravings.
For example a friend (evil person whom I like) brought over a great big beautiful bar of cadbury's chocolate to a social event where everyone brought something for the table. My eyes expanded at the shiny wrapper and I waited for the familiar pull to break off a piece and let it melt in my mouth. All thoughts of clean eating gone, the tunnel vision associated with the smell and texture of chocolate. And I waited, and waited. The pull wasn't there and I had none of it!
Not because I sat stewing about it in my mind, but because I truly didn't want it! (this coming from the girl who's fantasy it is to drown in a pool of Reese's Peanut butter cups)
It was one of those 'Ah Ha!' moments.
The whole journey has been one huge Ah Ha moment to be exact.
Sunday is the last day of the cleanse, although I know it won't end there.