Happy Wednesday Everybody!
The first thing I think about on Wednesdays is that silly camel commercial! Love that camel! Now he’s in the movie theater eating popcorn too! THAT is hilarious! If you haven’t seen it, you probably will the next time you go to the movies. 🙂
Have you ever done a full body detoxification? Have you ever even heard of doing a full body detoxification? Do you know why you should do one? Well, let me try to give you a little insight into this from my perspective.
Ask yourself these questions…..have you ever taken medication? Do you eat processed foods? Do you drink? Do you use chemical laden body products? How about chemical laden household products? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you most assuredly could use a detoxification. Our bodies were not made for all this stuff, and over the years it builds up and keeps building up, so the process of getting rid of toxins gets overwhelmed and not only can’t keep up, it pretty much quits because it just can’t get rid of them all. This is only part of the reason why we have allergies, diseases, obesity, etc.
When I first started my studies in 2008 I answered yes to almost every question on the much longer list than the ones I just asked you. I chose to do a 120 day, full body detox. It was very VERY hard, but I was determined and I did it. That’s when my eating habits started changing and lots of baby steps later I no longer use chemical laden products on me or in my home. Fast forward two years later, I was 60 lbs lighter, off all my prescriptions (blood pressure, acid reflux, most allergy/asthma stuff), eating little to no processed foods and feel so much better! I was eating better and exercising 3-5 days a week. Fast forward 6 years later (now). I gained back some of the weight, which I’m working on now, but I still eat little to no processed foods, nor take prescriptions on a regular basis. No bp problems, once in a while I eat something to cause an acid flare up, but I know how to calm it with natural things (kefir, digestive enzymes, probiotics, aloe – lots of ways to do it! 🙂 ), and only need my inhaler a couple times a week when I do cardio (and I work out 6 days week), and I blame that on being in Wyoming. I hadn’t needed an inhaler in over 20 years until I spent three months there during fire, and dust (I think the dust is year round when there is no snow), season last summer. UGH!
My point is that all the toxins in your body NEED to come out if you want to be in good health! If you do a detox the benefits can extremely beneficial to you. I even lost my cravings for sweets and THAT is amazing! I’m one of those weirdoes that could have sat down with a can of frosting and a spoon and eat the whole thing. Well, I’m happy to say I haven’t done that in 6 years! WOOHOO! I don’t really care about sweets at all anymore. Usually just a little something on my birthday and I’m a happy camper for the year. I actually thought I’d get some candy to snack on a few weeks ago for my hubby and me, and it made me nauseous. REALLY! After you lose the craving for it and don’t eat it for a while, you really just don’t want it and your body reminds you that IT doesn’t want it either. 🙂 I lost weight, I’m off meds, I lost cravings, I feel better, I truly AM healthier! And happier too! I feel that I’m on my way to the healthiest and fittest I’ve ever been and hope that once I reach my goals that I can maintain it. I’m not a spring chicken, but I’m not old either, so to me it’ll never be too late to work on being the healthiest I can be. It takes a lot of work and you really have to want it, but it can be done. I have an awesome support group to keep me inspired and motivated (family, friends, all of YOU, and my awesome Beachbody family!).
There are lots of detox programs out there to choose from, should you decide to do one. I highly suggest researching each one you may be thinking about and pick what you think will work for you. If you have questions, please feel free to ask. I’m always happy to help!
Until next time! Have a very Happy Healthy Day! :o)