I have decided to do another cleanse. Same thing as last January (if you’re interested I wrote about it ad nauseam in the January 2010 archives.)
Now that I’m an old hand at this, it doesn’t have the same charge and excitement of last year. I know the ropes. I know I can do it. I know what’s involved and what’s going to suck, and I’m ready. The big difference is that this year I bought the “kit” with all the supplements, so that will be the “new experiment” this year. I have a queasy stomach, so I hope I’ll be able to handle them. But we’ll see, won’t we?
This week is the ED (the Elimination Diet) part of the program. This is where I get rid of all the fun things that have snuck back into my diet. Things like wine and beer and ice cream and bread and pasta and eggs and cheese and coffee.
Bye, Fun food that makes life worth living but which nevertheless depletes and dampens me! Byyyyeeeee!!
I am not doing this because my diet is so horrible–it’s not. It’s pretty stellar when compared to the typical American diet these days.
**I just learned that there is now a Krispy Kreme hamburger sandwich. Yeah, a Krispy Kreme donut functions as the bun around the hamburger. ew.**
No, my incentive is to get back to feeling like a fire hose again instead of a lawn sprinkler.
Last year when the 3 weeks were done I felt like I could leap tall buildings with a single bound. Seriously. My vibe was so AMPED, I could hardly contain myself.
In yogic terms (it always has to come back to that, doesn’t it?) it’s called prana, aka: life force, personal vitality, va-va-va-voom! And mine was at Fire Hose intensity.
Lately though? Lawn sprinkler. You know those ones that arc back and forth lazily over a 6 foot piece of lawn? The ones you have to go out and physically move every few hours?
Yeah. That’s me now. I’m kind of a drip. And I want to get my force back, my prana pressure UP! And the quickest most efficient way to do that, I know, is by tweaking my food.
So I have cleaned out the fridge and have started to reintroduce the 2 liquid meals and one solid meal concept back into my life.
I will not be having any wheat or dairy or sugar or alcohol for the next month but I am allowing myself a single cup of coffee in the morning. Last year I learned that I “sparkle” just a teensy bit brighter with a little caffeine. So my ritual “one cup a day” will stay.
I’m ready to be a force of nature again. I really am.