I wanted to check in to see how that 10-Day #SpiritualDETOX plan was sitting with you?! Have you decided to give it a shot? Or are you still on the fence?
For those of you that have already taken the plunge, GOOD FOR YOU! (Virtual High Five!) You might be hating my guts right now if you are feeling the natural “detox” responses (headache, lethargic, tired, moody) but if those symptoms have not already subsided, I promise you they will shortly! Your body is going to feel soooo much better after 10-days!
…for those of you that did NOT quite get a start of the DETOX yet, I wanted to chat on that.
I know how these “detoxes” and “cleanses” can hit people in a variety of ways.
A. They either seem really hard “Give up CAFFEINE for 10 WHOLE Days…..are you insane?!!”
B. Or you’re defeated before you even try. “I don’t have the willpower to tackle all these things at once….so I might as well not even try….”
C. Or you’re interested but busy. “It seems like a *great* idea, if I JUST had more time to plan for to do it. Maybe I’ll start it June 1…..2016.”
But the truth is, you are BIGGER THAN YOUR EXCUSES and this really can be done….RIGHT NOW.
God has been calling on you to be more of the woman he has formed you to be. But so often our EXCUSES and justifications get in the way of truly living His way.
So, it’s possible that the very first thing you actually need to DETOX is…..your EXCUSES! 😉
While I have all the love in the world for you, let’s take a moment and BE REAL here, ok?!
Let’s talk about you body— Do your joints hurt? Body pains? Digestion issues? Skin blemish issues? Bad sleep? Overweight? Depressed? Mood swings?
ALL of these things can be fixed with eating the proper foods. Food is MEDICINE my friends! You just have to make the choices to eat the right things and DETOX out the not so right things.
YES, it might hurt to detox out those chemical and food addictions, but the fact that you have a physical reaction to giving up a food is a clear indicator of how much it really affects your BRAIN. We don’t want to suffer in this life from any worldly addiction.
I made it through about 2-days of headaches and lethargy before my body finally started to feel a little more normal. If you’ve been a long time caffeine addict, your headache might last a few days….but this too shall pass. I promise!
What about emotionally—-Are you anxious? Food obsessed? Worrying? Stressed? Over analytical? Self Obsessed?
All of these pop-up when we don’t seek consistent ways of growing our Faith and connecting with God.
We might believe in God, but when it comes to really testing ourselves and living out our Faith, we tend to give it a bunch of “Yeah, buts…”
God Says: “For (I) bought you with a high price. So you must honor (Me) with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:20)
We Say: “Yeah, but, God I really need my coffee to make it through my busy day where SO many people are so demanding of me.” —-> chemical addiction, excuses, shift blaming, busy-ness.
God Says: “ Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)
We Say: “Yeah, but, God I always do Friday night wine night with my friends, they are going to give me such a hard time if I don’t. Plus, I need wine to help me relax and sleep.” —>food idolatry, people pleasing, alcohol dependency.
God Says: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
We Say: “Yeah, but, what about me? What about what I need? I asked you to bless me with happiness every day of my life?!” —->selfish tendency, lack of Faith, lack of perspective.
Trust me, I’m writing this reminder to myself just as much as I am writing this to you my friend. I think there are times that we all need little tough love and a kick in the pants to start doing things for ourselves that we know we need to do, but we are swimming in excuses as to why we “can’t.”
God calls you to grow your Faith in Him by pushing through difficult times!
God calls you to take care of yourself as an act of gratitude for the body, mind and soul you’ve been blessed with!
God gives you responsibilities in this life and you must be diligent and willing to get uncomfortable in order to do them well.
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12: 11
5 ACTION STEPS:
CHOOSE any of the food items you’re willing to give up for TODAY! Then add on another day and another day as you can! Get comfortable with getting uncomfortable!
(The more addicted you are to the item, the more you should pray and ask God to empower you in restraint!! If you need to ease out of some of them, by all means, do what you can! But I encourage you to test your FAITH and see if God provides power that you did not know you had!)
LIST out ALL your excuses you’ve been repeating to yourself as to why you “can’t” do something and start praying on those. Ask God to give you wisdom and clarity of what you really CAN do instead of only focusing on the difficult things you think you “CAN’T”
PRAY through it. Test your Faith and be willing to discipline yourself for the betterment of your body, mind and soul. Give all your emotions, thoughts, and needs to God and He will come through for you!
EVERYTHING you do can be an act of worship, even such trivial things as 10-Day #SpritualDETOX.
You don’t have to try to do any part of this alone! Share with me via email or share on my Facebook page and I will pray with you and endure this with you! You are not alone in this and the more of us that connect and help each other push through, the easier it will be!
I can’t wait to hear how many of you are diving in!
Just because you are officially “Detoxing” does not mean you have to eat bland, terrible food! There are a million ways to still enjoy some great tasting food that will be detoxifying!
Here’s the recipe for my #DETOX Blueberry Pancakes along with a video tutorial!!
#SPIRITUALDETOX Blueberry Protein Pancakes
- 1/2 Cup Dairy-Free Plain Nonfat Yogurt
- 2.5 T Coconut Flour
- 1 T Arrowroot Starch
- 1/4-1/3 Cup Liquid Egg Whites (3-4 egg whites)
1 tsp Flax Seeds (or Chis, Hemp if preferred)
1/4 cup Frozen Organic Blueberries
Mix until a thick batter consistency
Cook stove top on Medium – Medium/High Heat
Cover with Lid (if available)
Flip after 3+ mins (until golden brown)
Top with Coconut Butter, Manna, Almond Butter or eat just plain!
Check out the video in my Video Tutorial Section HERE