Hello SOTGC community,
A couple weekends ago I decided to do a 3-day juicing cleanse. No, this is not code for “I took performance enhancing drugs and would soon be sprouting facial hair, have the body of a linebacker, and would lapse into moments of uncontrollable hormonal rampages (AKA roid ranging).” It means I bought a juicer, a ton of kale/cucumbers/apples/ginger/lemon/etc. and I decided to juice for three days to hit the “reset” button to try and get my energy back up.
I think most of us have lives that are so fast paced that it’s all we can do to get the “must do” things on our daily “to do” list done…and perhaps have a few minutes to ourselves to hit the GYM, go for a walk or run, or make it to yoga or Pilates. Now try to get us to keep our diets full of essential fruits and vegetables to keep us feeling energetic and healthy. The two weeks before I “juice cleansed” I had been eating some unhealthy options and that started taking toll on my energy level. I figured the best way to fix this would be to shock my system with a cleanse, get my energy level up, and be able to start a new week feeling great ready for anything.
At the end of the three day juicing cleanse I felt sooooo much better. I did cheat a bit and had a serving of lean protein at dinner. The reason for this is that I still was doing hard cardio workouts…and waking up in an ER after blacking out and slamming my head on the pavement due to severe calorie deficit is NOT on my “to do” list. My energy was high, I was sleeping better at night, my mind felt like a fog had been cleared out, and the big plus was I lost a few pounds in those three days.
I think all of us, whether it’s a change in diet or just a change in our environment to get in a few days of relaxation, could use a good “reset.” Where we cleanse our bodies or our minds, and we lean it down. So how about you? Tell me what your favorite source for hitting the “reset” button is. I’d love to hear the things others are doing to center themselves 🙂
Marney Reid is a Marketing Program Manager for a global industry leader in medical device. She is also the Founder of Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling. She has nine years of sales experience in male dominated industries and is transcending the Glass Ceiling by using her authentic value proposition as a competitive advantage.