In case you wanted to follow along with my Year of the Detox, here is a basic outline of how the year will go. More specifics will be included as the particular months approach.
January – Get Hydrated
February – Get Moving
March – Replenish Enzymes
April – Supply Myself with Supplements
May – I’m sweet enough without the added sugar!
June – Go Organic
July – Detox my surroundings
August – Love my digestive system
September – Anti-inflammatory month
October – Bare essentials! Keeping my skin clean
November – Liquid Life!
December – Rejuvenation of the spirit and release of stress
As you can see, I have quite the year ahead of me! The basic idea is to have one, master goal for each month and have several rules to achieve that goal per month.
For example, in January my goal is to Get Hydrated. To achieve my goal, I will need to do the following:
1. Drink at least eight, 8 oz. glasses of water per day, slowly sipping throughout the day up until 9:00 p.m.
2. Drink another 8 oz. glass for every 30 minutes of exercise that I engage in.
3. Drink another 8 oz. glass if I consume a caffeinated beverage such as coffee (unlikely…yuck) or cola.
4. Drink another 8 oz. glass if I consume any fiber supplement during the day.
I know, it seems like a crazy amount of water to consume, but I seriously need to rehydrate myself before I think I can engage in any detox program legitimately. Each month will build upon the previous. I will attempt to maintain the rules from each month as I move forward, but I will make sure that every new goal is the priority in its home month. I’m hoping that by slowly building, this detox will become habit and something that I can maintain over time and improve my health in a long term way.