There is a glow about me as I write this post because the air conditioner broken. Again. Womp, womp, womp. Last year, the air conditioner was out of commission for the month of May and for part of June. The silver lining is that at least I am not pregnant this time around. I realize that having an air conditioner in need of repair is the epitome of a first world problem so I’m trying focus on the fact that the increase of perspiration may result in weight loss – always look on the bright side, right?
I went swimsuit shopping last night because I thought looking at myself under fluorescent lights after drinking baseball stadium beers would really boost my self-esteem. I did manage to find one that didn’t make me cry but I left the store quite discouraged with what I saw in the mirror. I know that more disciplined eating and a ramped-up exercise routine is necessary to achieve the results I want to see, but I have been toying with the idea of doing a cleanse to jumpstart my system. Don’t worry, I am not talking about a juice cleanse or the one promoted by she-who-consciously-uncouples. But eliminating coffee, alcohol, and refined sugars while eating a specific diet for a pre-determined set of time appeals to me.
Last week, I attended an Advocare ‘mixer’ (I loathe that term) with other ladies from the neighborhood. I am not a fan of multi-level marketing companies, but I am usually game to attend a party or a sales pitch if wine is being offered. And while I determined that their 24-Day Cleanse wasn’t for me, I became intrigued with the idea of participating in a cleanse of sorts with friends to help hold me accountable and get this weight-loss ball rolling. One of my neighbors recommended Dr. Oz’s 10-Day Detox Diet – I like the fact that no pills are consumed and users are encouraged to eat real food.
What about you? Does anyone out there swear by a particular cleanse or am I just fooling myself?