Today started out well. I kind of bounced out of bed, got my 8 minutes of each abs and butt exercises out of the way. Gulped down a freshly squeezed orange, carrot and celery juice and managed to drop Rhys off to school on time all before 9am.
Got a call about an advertising opportunity for my psychic healing business on my way to work and was feeling like nothing could bring me down. That is until I caught sight of my reflection in the revision mirror. OH MY GOD! What had happened to my face?!! My skin is supposed to be clean and clear not cleaning out! PIMPLES! More than I would like to count, popping up without invitation. So then, I was late into work, trying to get rid of the damn things! Of course it didn't work and my jaw line ended up looking like it had been attacked by tropical mosquitoes. There was nothing I could do but be thankful for the cooler weather, pull my scarf up high, paint on a smile and head into work.
I had taken with me 8 bananas, 2 permissons and a small bag of baby spinach. This appeared to be not quite enough, I was feeling a little light headed. I wasn't sure if this was necessarily linked to the food, or the fact that I have been struggling to have a solid night sleep over the past week, combined with rather unexpected exercise int he morning. I blended the bananas and spinach to make a deliciously creamy smoothy. I know this may not sound amazing, but I dare you to try it. It tastes GOOD. I made myself drink 2 litres of water, in attempt to combat the crazy ass break out that I seemed to be experiencing. A little bit light headed, which did pass. A little bit bloated, which still hasn't passed. And a little bit irritable and not sure why.
After school pick up turned into a tough afternoon. My darling 5 year old son was pushing boundaries like never before and we hadn't even left the school yard. Then we had to stop by the shops and grab a few things. You can imagine how well that went. By the time I was home I was starving and ready to fall into a heap of tears on the ground AHHHHHHHH I love him dearly but some days I'm just not sure what to do with him!!!
I made myself a super sugary pear and celery juice, convinced that my super emotional-ness was linked to my being hungry. Then I had a light bulb moment. The date, the emotions, the sudden craving I had for chocolate.... aha. Right. Unfortunately for me today my awareness of why I was feeling this way did not seem to make taming the cravings any easier. And I must admit. That on day 2 out of 30 I am sitting writing this ( after a tiresome 5 year old dinner and bedtime... so go easy on me...) with a cup of liquorice tea and a half eaten packet of oreos.
Bad time of month to start a detox. haha. Oh well, whats that song... "Pick yourself up and try again...." The most important thing I believe in times like this is to not let the guilt of supposed failure get you/me whoever it is, down. Life is learning and tonight I learned that detox day 2, temper tantrums and that time of the month do not go well together, but throw in half a packet of Oreos and some how everything is not so bad.
I still haven't popped up any recipes yet, and trust me tonight isn't looking like the night for it. But I will get there. If you're having a read and feel like saying hi in the comments below, please do. This tired and emotional girl needs all the love she can get.... haha. XClaire
Ps. I'll be back tomorrow... the Oreos are over and I will reclaim my 30 days.