Looking at Sonya, you wouldn’t think that she was unhealthy, that’s for sure. An avid athlete who prepares home cooked meals daily, she always looks fit. Sonya joined the 30 Day Whole Body Detox this year without any expectations of major changes in her life. Turns out, that’s exactly what she got! Sonya shares her story in her own words.
Life before the detox
“Before starting the detox, I thought I was doing well with my “diet” – eating well, making smart choices in the meals I was preparing, indulging on a couple of cravings with moderation, trying to put aside time each day for meditation/gratitude. I knew I was feeling a tiny bit sluggish, tired and frumpy at times, but I passed it off to a long, unforgiving winter, in which I hadn’t really done a lot of exercising and endured a bit of increasing stress. There are also a pair of jeans that I own, which I absolutely love and I noticed by the middle of the winter, they became a little too snug for me to wear comfortably and I was determined to fit back in to my favorite jeans again before the warm weather got here.
Choosing the Detox
The detox was something I knew I both needed and wanted to do, not to mention after seeing the recipes in the guide book……YUM!! So, I decided to start the 30 Day Whole Body Detox the day after Easter weekend, which also happen to be the same week that we were packing and moving! Even with everything that was going on in the first week, this program was so simple and easy to follow, that I was able to stay on track. During the first few days, I surprisingly did not experience any caffeine withdrawal headaches, although I did have a few cravings for the salty crunch of my regular crackers that I snack on. By week 2, I wasn’t even thinking about what I wasn’t having anymore (including my weekend glass or two of wine!). I started to notice that my body was starting to feel more……regular, I was sleeping better, my energy was more constant and I had the clear mind to be able to find some ‘me time’ to relax, breathe and just be me!
It’s not about the scale
I stepped on the scale only after the first week, but not again until I was done my 30 days. It wasn’t so much the number that stared back at me, but the simple fact that I felt so much better about how I felt, inside and out. I no longer felt the ‘bloat’ or ‘stuffed’ feeling after any meal, I never felt like I was missing out on anything or depriving myself from something I wanted to eat. But I also felt so much more comfortable in my clothes – including that favorite pair of jeans!! I admit, I did a little happy dance when I put them on and they fit perfectly! By the end of this amazing journey, I realized that not only did I detox my body, but in a way, my cluttered life a bit as well! I have every intention of continuing with this lifestyle change – as the saying goes, ‘If it’s not broken, why fix it?’
Congratulations to Sonya and her success! More and more of you are seeing massive success with the program this year – stay tuned as we share even more detox successes over the next week. We have another group starting next week – this allows you to finish in time for the Canada Day or July 4th weekend. Who’s in?