It happens to the best of us, We start off excited and extremely focused on our goal and feel like we can conquer the world. Whether it’s tacking a new year’s resolution with a brand new exercise program or creating new success habits , our enthusiasm is through the roof ! We are invincible !
And then life happens. When the big and small stresses of life come up and they most certainly will come up, we humans go to our default position of desiring comfort. And to add to that, excitement and focused energy always wanes with the passage of time and we must make a concerted effort to choose to fight this universal law.
I am almost at the halfway mark of my detox and today I felt that initial enthusiasm dissipating a little and found myself thinking of my comfort go to habits I believe it’s important to be honest with ourselves when committing to a goal like this. It’s this honesty that allows us to see what shows up.
For me it meant waking up and craving a cup of coffee. I believe my body is no long physically craving coffee but it was that longing to go back to what was “easy” and comforting. I miss my Saturday morning ritual of pouring myself a cup of my favourite Italian java and sipping it while cuddling on the couch with my family. During my errands today I passed a wine counter at my grocery store and watched merchants purchasing bottles of wine and perhaps preparing for a weekend of entertaining. I found myself longing for that glass of chilled white Pinot Grigio in my backyard with friends.
The lesson here is how will we respond to these normal feelings when in the process of achieving a goal like the 30 day Whole Body Detox? I can choose to have that glass of wine or coffee. And that wouldn’t be such a bad thing. After all, this is my journey and I choose how I want to achieve my goal.
Instead, I opted to cuddle up with my warm cup of herbal tea. I changed my mindset and decided to replace my craving for wine and coffee with my favourite dessert on page 112 of the recipe and guide book. Gorete’s Delicious No Bake Protein Bars was just enough to put a smile on my face again. My choices empowered me to realize yet again that we are the sum of the decisions we make ! I am ready to take on the second half of this detox !