You’ve heard me say it a million times in class going into a big sprint or a hill… “hit the reset button”. Mentally, physically, take a second to take a deep breath in and focus on what’s coming your way and how you’re going to tackle it. I find myself hitting that button every day… if I’m stressed about rushing around, if I’ve lost my keys, if I’m about to unleash my road rage on some innocent pedestrian or biker (still usually happens)… take a step back, hit the reset button.
Summer time in Boston is the best, but it also sneakily ends up being the most unhealthy time of the year for me. There’s more temptation to go out and grab drinks, dinner and ice cream, plus I’m back and forth between the Cape, my apartment is too hot to turn on my oven to cook.. the list adds up and it’s easy to get out of my normal healthy routine. Don’t get me wrong- apres spin Pinkberry is one of my favorite indulgences, but I’ve been doing it a littttle too often, and it’s time to hit the reset button on nutrition and get back on track with clean eating.
A few weeks ago, I met two very inspiring ladies, Ashley and Jody, at a WeWork women event (where our Owner and Operator Cate Brinch was also speaking). Ashley and Jody make up Team J&A, two nutrition coaches on a mission to change lives through the power of food. They’ve come up with a 14 Day Whole Food Detox, which helps men and women lose weight, gain energy, sleep better, stabilize moods, reduce sugar cravings, and overall teaches a lifestyle of eating clean, whole food, without deprivation. In other words, you eat the whole time (YAY!) – no fasting, no juicing, no pills, powders or potions. Just real food.
I decided that this detox is exactly what I need to get back into my groove of cooking and eating healthy. I signed up to do the detox not to lose weight, but to genuinely feel better. When you are fueling your body with good food instead of treating it like a garbage disposal, your bod shows you the love right back. You have more energy, you sleep better, you don’t feel bloated or lethargic after meals, you avoid the dreaded “food comas”- and your jeans fitting better is just an added bonus.
The next detox is starting July 20, and I’m prepping my kitchen and trying to recruit some buddies to hit the reset button with me. If you are looking to get back on track or hop on board the clean eating train for the first time to see the amazing things food can do for your body, I would love if you joined me! Registration ends July 13th, and you can sign up here: http://www.wholedetox.co
Y’all better gear up… I told you I’d have more energy, especially on the saddle.. don’t say I didn’t warn you ;)