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Do This To Feel Your Best!

I am excited to share that I rocked my Paleo detox! I finished the 30 day journey last week, and I’d like to share some key takeaways with you.

I know that some of you, like me, have been struggling with slow digestive systems, headaches, brain fog, fatigue, and skin breakouts. When I started the diet, I did so as an attempt to clear up some of these symptoms.

And, it worked! It worked in a big way!

My skin is brighter. I haven’t had stomach pain in a month, and my energy is so much greater. My mind is clearer, and I feel much lighter and happier in general. All of this from just 30 days of discipline.

I cannot recommend it enough– if you are suffering with some of the aforementioned symptoms, do the diet. Please send me any questions you have, and know that I am behind you, cheering you on every step of the way!

As it is with any new endeavor, the beginning is always the hardest part. Once you get through the first week, everything clicks into place and it gets much easier to enjoy the food you’re eating. Because you’ll begin feeling better very quickly, it motivates you to stay the course.

It is my greatest wish that all of you be happy, healthy and strong!

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Week One Update – Paleo Detox

Wow! What a difference a week makes! Here’s the scoop about how I’ve been handling my paleo detox. Remember, I’ve committed to a strict 30 day no grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol or added sweeteners…yikes.

I’ve been traveling a bit, so I was worried this whole house of cards was going to crumble around me. But, I made myself so proud by sticking with this diet, and in doing so I’ve been rewarded.

I feel lighter in my step. Less achy, and much more clear headed. One way to describe my energy and state of mind, is “sharp.” My skin is clearing up, and the whites of my eyes are whiter.

All of this feels so good, and I can’t believe I’ve only been doing this for one week!!

Here’s a story for you.

A couple of days ago I felt the beginnings of a flu coming on– achey muscles and joints, the chills, and I was so tired. This just could not be happening right now! I will be on the road for two full weeks starting tonight. Needless to say, I was freaking out!

So, I stuck with my new eating plan, had some avocado, dashed out to pickup some zicam, and prayed. The next day, a miracle occurred. I felt totally fine.

This blew my mind. How could it be?

I don’t know if it’s because of the diet, or the zicam or the combination of both, but I’m into it!!

Going into week two, I haven’t been eating anything good enough to post for you guys. But, once I have access to a kitchen and both feet planted firmly on the ground again, I’ll make sure to get you all involved in the madness.

Until then, enjoy yourselves!

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Go With The Flow

We all have moments in life when we expect something to be amazing, and then it’s just not. Our expectations can really set us up for a big punch in the face sometimes.

For me, this weekend, I had one of those moments. I was really really excited about something, and it was so so bad. I went home deflated, and just sat on the couch for a daytime episode of Narcos Season 2. Why not?

When I got through the madness of Pablo Escobar’s story, I had a chance to process my prior letdown. I could let this situation fester within me. I could indulge my anger and complain about it to anyone who would commiserate with me. Or, I could bounce on my trampoline for a few minutes, quickly list a few things I’m grateful for, and let it go.

The thing is, we have to take chances in life and try new things in order to grow and to find what really lights us up. When we do that, we open ourselves to disappointment. But, sometimes we can use that feeling to pull ourselves up and strengthen our resilience.

We need disappointment, and we need failure to find what works.

I recently read a quote by the beautiful genius Mary Oliver “Everything takes the time it takes. Don’t worry.”

I find so much comfort in this quote. It’s like a sigh of relief and a reminder to just relax and go with the flow.

PS. In case you were wondering, I’m still on my paleo 30 day reset diet, and I’m loving it. My skin looks better already! More on that tomorrow…

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