No one needs to tell me that cleanses aren't good for you. I don't want to hear about it. I know that the best way to lose weight is to exercise and eat properly - I have been there, done that, been around the block, and then done it all over again. The last 7 months of my life have been a free for all - and it turns out "all" just means "fat". I was so healthy and spunky last summer - where did that me go? and PS: Her clothes called, they want her body back. So last night I wrote about how enough was enough.
The time had come to buckle down.
I decided to do this Wild Rose Cleanse on the suggestion of Lindsay (@causticchick) and a few others who have tried it in the past. I know that a cleanse is not the answer to my problem - but it is, at least, a start to a solution. I am the type of person that needs the jump start, the "kick in the ass", if you will. I went to the store and bought the cleanse, that sounds like a lot of mumbo jumbo - but the point is, I INVESTED money in weight loss, and this is a fact that I do not take lightly. If I put money into something, I expect to see something in return. I expect no less from myself, having been the one who paid for the results - I NEED TO SEE SOME RESULTS.
I spent the night preparing meals using the food guide provided in the diet. Since I am the worlds worst cook, I recruited bf and we spent hours slaving away in the kitchen. I typed ingredients into Google and then modified the recipes to include everything I bought got at the grocery store. Who needs rhyme and reason when you're trying to lose weight. Less reason, more lose.
The first recipe of the night was for these delicious brussel sprouts. Simply add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, pepper, salt into a bowl with the sprouts cut in half. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Next, just lay the little sprouties out like so:
Pay no attention to the explosion in the back that used to be my kitchen. I think we used every dish in the entire condo - and then washed it and used it again. I knew there was a reason I was no good at cooking, and I'm pretty sure it comes down to the fact that I can't stand when things are in between dirty and clean. Cooking is always in between clean.
Putting the OCD aside, I have prepped some other amazing meals that I will be sharing throughout my first week of the detox. I don't know if there's a way to completely detox myself - I'm basically a toxic wasteland at this point. But I will give it a go - and will be posting my way through it. If you click on the link for the diet at the top of this post, it will take you to the acceptable food list. It's actually quite yummy, and very filling. I have some excellent recipes to share with you too! So join #teamskinnybitch and even if you don't use the cleanse itself - just try using the meal plan and see where it gets you! If you want to send me money to hang onto for you so you feel like you are invested - I'm down for that too.
End goal: new summer dress from Anthropologie and an awesome pair of Michael Kors gladiator sandals.
Let's do this.