The vacation is over. The rules have been lifted. 14 days of gluten-free, (refined) sugar-free, dairy-free, meat-free living. Honestly, it was fabulous. Challenging? Yes. Did I crave ice cream? Yes. Red wine? Yes. Was I tempted to stuff my mouth with a handful of my daughter's animal crackers and call it breakfast? Yes. Did I give in? No. I juiced, blended, chopped, diced, and ate my way through an amazing two weeks. I bought things at the farmer's market and grocery store that I never tried before. I tweaked recipes and did some creative ordering at restaurants. There were times when I felt limited, but never, ever deprived. I had a renewed sense of energy and overall well-being. My mind was clear, heart was soft, body still sore, but energized.
This ended up being more than a cleanse, more than a vacation. I learned some incredible life lessons that apply across the board: health, family, relationships, spirituality. There's so much I want to share, but there will be time for that in the days to come. For now, I'm going to apply some of what I learned, listen to my body, and rest.
Good night everyone,