I’m considering signing up for a beginner adult ballet class. I’m a little worried my lack of skill will be obvious though.

I’m in love.

Was on hold during a phone call today and this song came on. Made me smile, which was greatly needed. Also, thisclose to signing up for ballet. Oh, you know, I will.

My body actually works again

I officially finished my 21-day Holistic Detox on Monday evening. Did I tell you I was challenging myself to a three-week cleanse? If you don’t follow my Twitter feed then I’m sure this is the first you’ve heard of it.

Well, in an all-natural nutshell, I eliminated all red meat, sugar, dairy, wheat, caffeine, fruit and some vegetables from my diet for 21 days. I basically existed on chicken, hummus, organic brown rice, hummus, bananas (the one fruit I was allowed), soy milk, green beans, hummus, spinach, and did I mention hummus?

It wasn’t easy at first. I truly thought I was addicted to diet coke and imagined that would be the most trying part of the whole process for me. I’m happy to say I’m now diet coke free and have no desires to hit the can again.

The cleanse promised to wash my vital organs, clear my head, brighten my skin and put a hop in my step - it delivered on all accounts. I slept better, smiled more, peed a lot, and generally felt like a healthy, happy human again. No longer was I dragging my feet from bed to work to the car and back to bed again. The long winter here had me feeling sluggish - like a hibernating bear who forgot to wake up.

Now the days are getting longer, so I actually felt motivated to go for long walks or runs after work - UNHEARD OF before the cleanse.

Today was my first official day after the cleanse. I had a sandwich. I consumed caffeine. I even had a cheeky piece of chocolate. I FEEL TERRIBLE. Tomorrow I will resume a cleanse-like diet, but will reintroduce some of the foods I eliminated but require in order to remain sane (cucumbers, for example - ever heard of the deadly nightshade family? Look it up).

This process has introduced me to a whole new way at looking at food. Food is fuel and my body is a (lovely and girly) machine that requires love (that is not produced in a can). So away I go! I can’t wait for Summer to arrive now. I know it will be an excellent season with a bouncier and lighter me.

My rowing and yoga sessions kick off in a few weeks too. Stay tuned for those details.

If you are interested in learning more about my cleanse, look up Dr. Joshi’s Holistic Detox. Here is a link to his fascinating website: http://www.joshiclinic.co.uk/

Good luck my lovelies! Let me know how it works out for you x

love this commercial, love this store:

cool video!

Dreaming of a quaint apartmente, with a breezy patio, bed of flowers, doggy dish and a certain boy’s slight collared shirt over a tufted chair.

It is March 3 and I have fallen out of love with Winter.

I used to find the shiny iced bare branches, snowflaked sidewalks and sweaty palmed mittens rather charming. That was in November. But today, entering this fifth month of Winter, I officially surrender.

Today I am also welcoming a fresh cold (sniffles, sinus pain, sneezing - the works!), I found a hole in my parka jacket, I slipped down the driveway nearly breaking an ankle, and my skin has become so dry and rough I doubt I even classify as human any more. Reptile would be more apt.

So as I lay here in my bed, wool socks securely strapped on my frost bitten toes, staring at my Valentine roses which have withered away (but whom I can’t bare to part with), I am declaring enough! C’mon Mutha Nature! Shine your sunny sun sunshine down on my translucent skin. Help grease up the wheels on my bicycle. Show me that cheeky bikini! I AM READY FOR YOU.

Glee!

I actually don’t watch this show (although I should). Despite that, I am kind of in love with this: