Happy Monday my loves!
You may think I am crazy, but I truly enjoy Monday’s. I feel motivated, strong, driven, and with a fresh mind to conquer the week. I haven’t dealt with any issues or BS yet, so why not set the vibe of the week strong and energetic, know what I am saying? Well, even if you don’t, I have a remedy for you.
The following are just a few things that I personally enjoy doing to detox my mind and body, while gaining a bit of balance back in my life after a holiday weekend or even from traveling. I hope you try some of these tips and tricks, but that you also find them useful. Let me know what you think in the comments AND if you have any fun detox remedies.
1: Spa Day/Night at Home
Usually on Sunday nights, after the long weekend, I love a good bubble bath. Its calming, soothing, therapeutic, good for your muscles and especially for your mind. This is the time I like to detoxify the exterior of my body and just turn my brain on silent (for at least a minute, or two).
To prepare, I always put in a Lavender Epson Salt. The lavender oil is calming to your senses and the Epson Salt helps relax and repair your muscles. This sets the perfect tone for relaxation even if your mind and brain are still running on high speed from the weekend. Then, I add my favorite bubble bath of course. My favorites are from Lush, the bath bombs are literally the bomb.com (pun intended). They use natural ingredients, don’t test on animals, and won’t buy from suppliers who test on animals. I love them. They are on the pricey side, so I like to save them for nights I need serious relaxation when detoxing.
Next thing I like to do while soaking and relaxing, is to put a deep conditioner treatment on my hair for about 15-20 minutes, a face mask, and a body scrub. During this time, I’ll also turn on my Pandora Spa Radio station, for a more ‘Spa Like’ experience (occasionally sip on some tea, or a good glass of red wine).
Hair :: L’Oreal Paris Total Repair – Recovery Mask
Face :: Murad Clarifying Mask
Body :: Naples Soap Company Sea Salt Scrub and Body Butter
Teeth :: Crest 3D White ‘Gentle’ Routine
Nightly Face Products :: Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins and All Purpose High-Elevation Cream
2 : Meal Prep
The next thing that is essential for me to have a successful week of detoxing is meal prepping. My diet is typically the same week to week, but while detoxing and trying to level out my body, I like to eat lean, clean, and mean! However, that being said, once my week starts I have very little time to go shopping or prep or even think about what I am going to eat. So, on Sundays I will sit down and write out a weekly meal plan. Now I know you are probably thinking, “OCD much?!?” but the reality is, I know by doing this, personally for me, it works and it sets my week up to eat healthy and on budget. I dare you to try it for 2 weeks and see the benefits this process actually withholds.
1. Write up meals for the week and have recipes on hand.
2. Check your kitchen for what you need and make a grocery list.
3. Grocery Shop and get all ingredients for the week.
4. Meal Prep – Anything from cutting up fruit, making rice, quinoa, chicken, and measuring out into containers lettuce veggies or meat.
I plan on doing a more thorough post on Meal Prepping and setting yourself up for success when trying to achieve a healthy eating lifestyle.
I could never do just a juicing detox. My body needs more sustenance and I know that. But while I am detoxing my body and eating an extra healthy diet, here are a few beverages I like to incorporate into my daily routine.
:: AM :: Lemon Water
First thing in the morning before food or even coffee, I have a hot water with lemon. Lemons are packed with so many amazing nutrients including vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. It -reduces inflamation -aids digestion -It flushes out the toxins in your body -boosts your immune system and -actually gives your body an energy boost!
:: Mid-day :: Tropical Green Detox and a Coconut Water
You can make this green monster of a smoothie drink at home, but I get mine from the smoothie stand inside my local market. Rich in antioxidants, it helps in the fight against cell-damaging free radicals. You also get out of this yummy smoothie calcium, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, C, E and K. ‘As its name suggests, this drink helps ease digestion and improve the detoxifying functions of the liver!’
:: PM :: Apple Cider Vinegar and Manuka Honey Tea
Apple cider vinegar has so many external and internal benefits. I love to make a tea out of it at nighttime before bed. It can -balance your digestive system, whiten teeth (however it is very abrasive so you don’t want to do it often) and – clear up your skin.
Manuka Honey also has some amazing benefits to it as well.
3 : Workout
My final and most obvious remedy is to workout. Whatever it may be, I just like to be active for 30 min to an hour everyday doing something. Because I am a list maker (whatever works best for you) I like to plan out my workouts ahead of time same as my meals. This way I can mentally prepare myself and fit it into my daily schedule so I have no excuses. After a vacation or holiday or even a long weekend, we tend to feel a bit tired and lethargic, but the only way to counter act these feelings IS to work out. Your body needs it and it will 100% thank you after your done.
Mind.Body.Spirit :: Just Do It
I hope that you found these detox remedies helpful or inspiring. Please let me know what you think in the comments below and if you have any recommendations. I always love to try new things. As always, thank you for stopping by!
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