Hey, Beautiful People!
As many of you know, we're starting another round of the Two-Week Wellness Solution. This is the plan from my second book, The Two-Week Wellness Solution, and works amazingly well as a way to detoxify, cleanse, lose weight quickly, ditch junk-food cravings, and overcome a plethora of health problems.
As you may also know, I just returned (Monday, actually!) from a 3-week trip, where I did book signings and classes, as well as visited friends and family. Overall, I feel great about how well I kept up my healthy habits while traveling - but even so, it's never the same as being at home, so I want to reset my system back to optimal health and rejuvenation.
It was, in fact, my 8-year-old daughter, Alethea, who came up with the idea to do this now...Several days ago, while we were on a long drive, she said: "Mama, can you promise not to laugh if I say something?" I said, "I promise to try!" And she said "Well, I really want to do the solution." True to my word, I held back my giggles and took her seriously. She had been eating sweets and other less-than-ideal stuff while traveling and intuitively knew that her body needed a healthy change. Plus, she accompanies me on many of my book events, so she overhears a lot of people telling me about their success with my program.
So, we spent some time planning out our menu that day. Heck, what else were we going to do while driving through Nebraska? It was a great way to use that driving time - we thought of all the "green" and "blue" foods that we'd both like to incorporate and then came up with a grocery list and menu.
I love the healthy start she's getting with all of this, and I'm also loving that we can share this journey together (and with all of YOU!)...it's only day ONE but I'm already loving it and feeling more energized. And although the day is far from over, I wanted to blog about this a little earlier to kick off the plan for those of you participating.
So, please feel free to join us and comment each day on your menu and how things are going for you. It's always so great to do things as a group - powah in numbers!!!
So, without further delay...
Me: lemon water, cherries, blackberries
Alethea: lemon water, cherries, blackberries
Me: one "Raw Cinnamon Roll"
Alethea: sprouted grain toast with earth balance
Me: polenta (pan-fried in a teaspoon of olive oil), mushrooms, and steamed asparagus (pictured above) with a glass of "Hibiscus Pineapple Cooler"
Alethea: polenta, asparagus, and a tossed salad with balsamic vinegar and agave nectar...she also had some of the hibiscus pineapple cooler to drink (YUM! Those of you with Radiance 4 Life, check it out - it's one of our faves!)
Me: bean burrito with fresh salsa and veggies, carrots
Alethea: bean burrito, carrots
Me: I plan on having some "Lickety Split Pea Soup" and a salad with blueberry balsamic vinegar
Alethea: She doesn't like this soup - and she doesn't need to lose a single pound - so I'll probably make her a vegan grilled cheese on sprouted grain bread. I'll also make her some "lemon butter broccoli" - her favorite! It's just steamed broccoli, tossed with fresh lemon juice and earth balance.
Water: We're both drinking our way to our goal for today. My goal is one gallon, and her goal? Three kombucha bottles full of water (each bottle is 16 oz.).
Exercise: Alethea is always running around or riding her bike. Getting that kid to exercise is like getting me to drink a guava kombucha. No arm-twisting required. For my exercise, I plan to take a walk and do some yoga. I'm easing my way into a more strenuous routine for the rest of the week.
Thanks so much for dropping by! We'll be back tomorrow night with details on how things went. And please share how your day one is going when you get a chance! :-)