Confession Time :
I’ve taken a long hard look at myself recently. At my diet, both eating and drinking and the fact, even after loosing 10lbs over the last couple of months I still feel very bloated and sluggish. As I’m creeping up to 46 now, I’m a size 16 ( I hated writing that so much) and my body shape has changed significantly in the last couple of years. I could list here, many reasons why I think this is the case, blaming other people and situations but I think at this point I need to take some ownership and get my head in the game to change things.
Up until now I was a pear shape, well I definitely went in and out, mostly out when it came to my hips. Not any longer, I am an apple and if I’m honest (to me) it’s really not attractive, it’s very unhealthy and I’m finding it overwhelming and depressing. I went to Wimbledon over the weekend, and of course wanted to treat myself to a new dress for the occasion. I think it was then, that it really struck me, as I struggled to find anything that suited my shape. Its more than that though, not only do I not feel happy with how I look I know I am eating and drinking the wrong things, but there are also thinks I’m not doing too. I do cook wholesome and good food but there is the whole lot of other stuff that I binge on, like sugar. Because of all of this in the background, my self-confidence is rock bottom. I look at myself and I’m just not happy. I feel like I need a kick up the bum and something with a definite plan that I can follow. After a bit of soul-searching and a whole lot tears truth be told, I am ready to make a change!
So I’ve put weight watchers (what I was previously doing) on hold and I’m going to try something else – a clean eating plan. I’m going to be sharing my journey doing the clean eating program for the next 21 days over on my Instagram and Facebook page, sharing how I’m feeling and the kinds of food I’ve been eating and I’d love to take you all on the ride too, if you fancy?
I’ve downloaded an app – Detox 21 Days which has recipes, shopping lists and lots of information and guidelines. If I get stuck there’s also a blog www.cleaneatingblog.com which has lots of inspiration too. I’m a vegetarian (I very occasionally eat fish) and this plans seems well quipped to work with lots of diets.
The first stage is to get prepped with a shopping list for the first 5 days.
Which I have just done, as well as familiarising myself with some of the recipes. I’m sure I am going to have days which are really hard, but I want to do this honestly, maybe picking up a few hints and tips along the way so I can share with you if you want to take up the challenge this summer too.
The cost of the app is £6.99 and its all about forming new habits as well as helping you to lose some weight. Which lets face it, for me would be amazing. The diet looks quite varied and though I’ve not seen this yet, it says that there are also some ‘activity’ ideas for easy to fit into your lifestyle too.
The benefits of our detox program:
- improved energy levels
- improved metabolic rate
- faster weight lose
- radiant, vibrant skin
- relief from headaches and migraines
- balanced glucose levels
- regular bowel movements once or even twice a day.
21 Day Detox App
So, this morning I’ve weighed myself (sorry not brave enough to share that with you) and taken a photo so let see what a difference a detox makes!