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Throwback Thursday: 7 Day Detox

  • September 10, 2015
  • By Brittany
  • 4 Comments
Throwback Thursday: 7 Day Detox

Hi all!  Don’t you just love a short week?  It’s already practically the weekend.  For this week’s Throwback Thursday, I thought it would be fun to revisit my little detox I did about two years ago.  To be clear, you can’t really detox your body because food, alcohol and general sluggishness are not actual toxins that go into the body that we can get rid of through some process.  Your liver is really what detoxes you since it cleans the blood but I like use the word detox as a way to think about resetting myself to eat healthier, move more, take care of my mind and my skin.  In other words, just recommit to living as healthy as possible.  So I chose my recap from Day 4 because I thought it was kind of interesting.  I included links to the other days at the end of the post if you are interested!
So in case you haven’t heard, I’m detoxing this week.  I have been doing a fantastic job (if I do say so myself) eating healthy.  Yesterday I hit up the farmer’s market and came home with this amazing bounty!

Farmers Market

I love going to the farmer’s market because there are always so many great produce options but I hate staring at all this beautiful fruit and veg and wondering what the heck I’m going to make with it.  I need a plan and without a plan, I’m a little bit lost.  No matter, I figured something out for tomorrow!  Although if you have suggestions, please do share!

So here’s what’s been going on with the detox.

FOOD

Food front is doing very well.  More Greek yogurt, berries, chia seeds and lots of raw almonds.  Leftovers for lunch (what could be easier!).  Plus, I made some veggie rolls for dinner.  I didn’t re-photograph because I was losing too much natural light and my (ahem) rice paper roller-man is in Mexico, so the rolls were lacking some finesse.  But, here’s a photo of the last time I made them.

Summer wraps

I used the same recipe but substituted out the meat and just added in more veggies, including some cabbage.  Delicious!  More chocolate for dessert.  I’ve decided along with coffee I’m not giving it up.  There I said it.

WORKOUTS

Workouts have been incredibly consistent.  More Zumba (filming this weekend!!!!) plus I tried out the Blogilates DVD.  I only did a small portion of it but I’m liking it so far.  Full review to follow.

blogilates

SKIN

One of my bucket list items on my 30 Under 30 list was to develop a good skincare routine.  This includes some preventive anti-aging measures.  I purchased an eye cream and night serum to help with this.  I use them on a mostly regular basis but I have to admit that over the summer I have not been so good using them after I cleanse and before I moisturize.  I’m just so darn tired when I wash my face.  But in the spirit of my detox, I added them back in this week!

night routine

MIND

I’ve noticed that I’m kind of lacking on the sleep front and I really need to get another hour of sleep every night.  Right now I’m just barely hitting seven and I really need to be closer to eight with my activity level.  Since this week is almost over, I’m going to work really, really hard on this next week.  I have, however, been listening to ocean sounds on my iPhone instead of music.  I find the ocean sounds to be incredibly relaxing and it’s so much easier to zone out and relax my mind while listening. 

I hope you have a great weekend!

Readers, what recipes to you make with your farmer’s market veggies?  Do you use an eye cream or serum?  Have you tried the Blogilates DVD?

For more detox info, check out Day 1, Day 2 , Day 3 and Days 5 & 6.

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By Brittany, September 10, 2015
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  • Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life
    September 10, 2015

    Love that your version of a “detox” was to eat real wholesome foods! I couldn’t agree more that this is the way to go! I also have the same problem with over buying at the farmers market and then being unsure of what to do with all the beautiful stuff I get.

  • Holly
    September 11, 2015

    I’d like to try the blogilates DVD! My leftover Farmers’ Market veggies- I saut√© them all up and make an omelet just for me!

  • Holly
    November 27, 2015

    I want to go back to your “at home facial” and get oodles of fresh veggies for my detox plan.

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