Bridget Jones’s Update of Clean Detox Day 32 or Day 19: BMI: 24.6. Activity Level: I totally hit Open Doors Studio this morning. For an hour and half I sweated like I never sweat before. It was amazing, I had to work through a brief bouts of vertigo, I still did it. Hip, hip horray for me! Brief Observations: I had my first glass of red wine and squares of dark chocolate in a long, long while as I’ve detailed earlier. It. Was. Glorious.
God I love yoga, I’ve never sweat so much. Well I have, but not recently. The teacher today was more like a coach. Less flow more precision. Reminded me of days past working out with the some hard-ass volleyball coaches. You were pushed yourself to hold for minute longer, run a foot longer and lift 1 lb more than you think you can. Suck it up, work through the dizzyness and stay focused on the task at hand.
I work really, really well in that environment. I like discipline.
Except it didn’t go as I thought it would. Around 2pm we got a call- our hosts informed us that they were all battling the 24-hour flu.
Ah, thank you, but no thank you.
With kids, I don’t need vomiting in stereo or, Gawd Help Me, in triplicate. Niceties aside, any parent knows after one bout of everyone being ill — and EVERYONE gets it in a family, it’s just a matter of time before you’re picked off one by one — you do anything not to get it. The good news is, every parent knows the score. There’s a “no harm, no foul” attitude to last minute cancelations and to declining an offer to still come.
But it left me in a little bit of a conundrum. Ready to come off my detox with this dinner, I was thrown a loop. Now what was TheBetsy to do?
Chocolate and good red wine. That’s exactly what I did. Mindful to keep my first forays back into “real” food simple. I ate a very Clean dinner of sliced chicken on organic baby spinach with apples, cucumbers, toasted almonds and that delighful carrot miso ginger dressing I chatted about earlier . For those keeping score I had smoothies for breakfast and lunch.
Then on to the chocolate.
Couple of squares of organic dark chocolate.
A glass and a half of solid red Cabernet.
A slice of Heaven.
So TheBetsy makes do, and does it pretty damn well.
In the next few posts:
- Post-game wrap-up on Clean Detox. Lessons learned, etc.