Discipline is the true goal.

I popped a cheese y'all.

On day 2 of the 21-day detox challenge, I had some dairy. This thought helped me to realize that the entire purpose of this challenge was not so much completion, but consistency throughout the process. In that consistency we can experience every affect of the change.

So while I definitely achieved much of the overall detox there were some lessons, I had to learn quickly to make this next week more successful.

Lesson 1: Diving in, still needs preparation.

If I hadn't dived into the the detox, I would have been able to remove dairy from my house and stock of work snacks. Removing temptations makes it easier on me to not have to remember to avoid temptations.

Lesson 2: Sometimes a dip into detoxing makes sense.

My first week was more like 80% successful than 100%. I give it to the access to dairy and Facebook!!! Dropping access to distracting social media was a HUGE part of this detox goal, but I also found myself logging into to check back on what's happening in the social world. Thus to help combat this, I downloaded the StayFocusd extension to allow me at least 3 minutes on Facebook, but nothing more.

Easiest Parts of Week 1

Do things I already do! I'm not a sugar fan, so avoiding added sugar was straightforward for me. Unsubscribing and unfollowing apps! It was easy to let go of things that I was not really engaged with in the first place.

Hardest part of Week 1:

No dairy! I think I've gotten rid of a lot of access to dairy, but I do need to check ingredients a bit better. Feeling like I am doing enough yoga! Unfortunately with a full-time job, graduate study, active community engagement, being a landlord, and being a mom, finding time to do an hour of structured yoga has been tough! I've stuck to 10-minutes and moves I know here and there, but I'd like to beef it up for week 2.

What Week 2 Looks Like:

I hope to move from an 80% Week to at least a 90% week! One small step is the move.

Diving into a December Detox

I’ve been reading a book called Results by Jamie Smart. At first I thought it was going to help me find some management techniques to ensure that when I work with small businesses or large enterprises, the goals they set bring provable results.

Woops! Judged a book by a cover, but it seems the universe had bigger plans for me in mind. The book Results was actually about how our minds, our very thoughts, can get in our own way of finding the true innate results we can deliver as humans. *Mind blown* It seems simple, but this concept really attempts to get the reader to accept that clarity to a human is as real and pervasive as gravity is on this earth. We did not invent gravity, it just is, and we discovered and name it. We do not create our own clarity, the clarity is there, and sometimes our thoughts can keep us from tapping into it.

As someone who loveeeesssss to think, I still struggle to embrace this concept, but I would like to get closer to stepping into clarity. As a challenge for myself, and this blog, I am going to be embarking on a detox in December. As a way to clear some of the “contaminated” or even “cluttered” areas of my life. I’ve put together some areas to detox and hope that writing will help me commit to this journey over the next 21-days.

So here is a list of 21-day detox ideas that I will be building together.

  • 21 Clean Eating Detox by Fit BodyRock (Food)
  • 21 Day Yoga Challenge by Yoga with Uliana (Fitness)
  • 21 Mind Makeover Challenge by Gravity Life Coaching (Mind)
  • 21 Day Digital Detox Checklist by But First Joy.Com (Tech)

While there are a dozen of ways to detox, I hope these areas hit on the global areas of the self! Here are the details on some.

21-Day Clean Eating Detox by Fit Body Rock

Source: https://www.bodyrock.tv/
From: https://www.bodyrock.tv/ Found on Pinterest

I am choosing level 2, since I am fairly close to level 1 on this. Giving up dairy products will be hard especially during egg nog season!!

Source: https://www.yogawithuliana.com/

I love yoga and it’s been months since I’ve done it in a dedicated way. By releasing the stress and tension from my body, I can definitely open up space for clarity!

21-Day Mind Makeover Challenge by Gravity Life Coaching

Honest, I found most of these challenges on Pinterest 🙂 This one seems to lead to https://www.erinsonlinecoachingcamp.com/

Finally the 21-Day Digital Detox challenge! It’s easy to say that social media can be distracting, especially when you’ve worked in marketing or adjacent to marketing for years! Now that some of my responsibilities are coming to an end I feel comfortable deleting some social media apps, even if its just for a week! I just love this one from But First, Joy.com


So that lays it out! From December 1st to December 21st, I’ll be retreating into myself and practicing these challenges!

Have you ever done a detox? What would you recommend?

Here’s a sneak peek of Week 1, which is underway!