Quote of the day:
“Stay committed to your decision; but stay flexible in your approach”
- Tony Robbins
A reader shared this story with me:
“I’ve never been a fan of cleansing. I’ve half-heartedly tried, because I wanted to lose that ‘last five pounds’ (like everyone out there!). But no matter what I told myself (about being able to drink as much juice or eat as many fruits and veggies as I wanted), it still felt like total self-deprivation, and I never made it through a whole day.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been in a rut—exhausted from waking up early with my son, which makes me feel awful physically. And then I turn to caffeine and sugar and junk food, and I don’t feel like practicing yoga—which makes me feel bad, physically and mentally.
On Saturday, I decided I’d had enough. If eating and drinking poorly was making me feel worse instead of better, I was going to stop and see if a change in diet would help.
On Sunday and Monday, I drank fruit and veggie smoothies and juices, and I ate miso and raw veggies. I felt awesome right away. Today, I did the same, but I also had a small decaf coffee with a friend. One of your quotes popped into my head:
At the moment of commitment, the Universe conspires to assist you.
It’s the first time I’ve ever done a cleanse, stuck with it and loved it. It’s amazing. I feel amazing! I have so much more energy. I want to practice yoga. I want to eat right. I almost can’t believe how different I feel. But I also feel like if I want to have something (like coffee), I can. As long as I stay aware of how too much can take its toll.”
Thanks for this amazing story! I know a lot of people out there relate to everything you said, or at least to parts of what you said.
My favorite part, besides the fact that you feel better, is that you learned that you can eat clean and have something not on your “cleanse menu” in moderation and still feel great.
It’s about what we do most of the time that matters, and anything in moderation is cool. Here’s to no more restriction or deprivation!
Have the best day ever!
Taylor plus 5
Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT, owns Prana Power Yoga, Inc., super-mom.com and Prana Super-mom Consulting. She is also a Boston Herald columnist and blogger, United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, activist, and happy Super-mom of 5 kids.