On a Detox Walk, Over Glendale Park

By June 18, 2012Lifestyle

Tomorrow I start my 5 day Juice Cleanse! Yay! I am soooo excited to do this. It has been a long time coming and there is no better time than now to get started. I was introduced to fresh vegetable juices by my mother in the late 90s. As a kid it seemed strange and odd, but at the same time I was also very curious about this magical juice. I was reintroduced to juice quite a few years later, after having battled acne for many many years. Carol Belmonte, Owner of Belmonte Raw in Leslieville, told me, after only knowing me for a few hours, that I needed to juice. She promised me that even drinking only one juice a day would help clear my skin… I thought she was crazy! I was already 80% raw! What more could this do?! … well a lot actually! It totally worked! A difference like night and day. So needless to say, I trust this woman with my body and I trust her juice.

So here I am today… on the eve of day one of my Juice Feast. It is like Christmas! I keep opening my fridge and staring at all 7 beautiful glass bottles… I’ve even arranged them in my fridge a certain way… yes, I am well aware of how nuts that sounds. People cleanse for many different reasons, weight loss, sleep deprivation, low energy levels, they’ve found themselves in a downward spiral of terrible eating habits. But mine is slightly different…

I am cleansing because I feel a new chapter of my life beginning to unfold. I feel it in the air, I see it in peoples faces, and I see it in myself. This is a life cleanse, it is not only physical, but also mental and environmental. I need to take back my life, I need to put my ducks in a row, sort out the shit and put trash where trash belongs… in the trash. I want to be ready for this shift in my life…

This evening I threw out 3 bags of beauty products (moisturizers, makeup, face wash, creams, hair masks, shampoos etc) that contained ingredients that I didn’t recognize and/or couldn’t pronounce. If I can’t eat it, it is not going on my skin. I sorted out my closet and found myself with 6 (yes SIX) bags of clothes I was totally cool with donating. I cleanedmy bathroom, my bedroom and my vanity desk, of clutter, garbage and anything that did not serve me positively… It is time.

I realized that even though I consider myself somewhat of a minimalist, I own quite a bit of stuff! Uncool

So there we have it. Life Change… I will be Juice Feasting for 5 days, I will be practicing yoga 4 days a week in studio, and 2 days a week at home with a self practice. I will be keeping a blog journal of my Cleansing journey and will be documenting with pictures and updates! I have already locked up my tequila and wine… the key is in an unknown place, serious willpower will be needed here…

I have chosen to use Belmonte Raw because I trust the creator of these juices (Carol Belmonte), and this amazing program. I trust the ingredients, and I trust the love that goes into each process. I trust the glass bottles that each juice comes in and the balance of energy of each ingredient. This is a time in my life when trust plays a major role, in all areas.

I leave you with this thought and this song…

Are you ready for a change in your life? What area do you see yourself needing some improvement?


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One Comment

  • Danielle says:

    Inspiring post… Look forward to hearing about the cleanse and the exciting things happening in your life!

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