Happy New Year!!!
Despite the fact that Austin and I spent our first day of the new year stuck in airports most of the day, I’ve got a good feeling about 2012. 😀 We are happy to be back in LA, and are both looking forward to getting back to some healthy habits after nearly a week of holiday gluttony.
We both are craving green juice!! Luckily, Pressed Juicery is taking care of that for us this week. I had the foresight to order a juice package while we were home in Kansas, so our first juice delivery was waiting at our doorstep this morning! (This is definitely a perk of living in LA.)
These juices are helping me kick-off the first day of my 30-Day Rose Cleanse which is being virtually guided by my mentor, Natalia Rose. After enjoying the 3-day guided Juice Fast with Natalia last October, I couldn’t resist taking advantage of her guidance again!
For those of you unfamiliar with The Rose Cleanse, it’s a more gentle approach to cleansing, when compared to a juice-only fast. I will enjoy fresh, raw vegetable juices throughout the day and then will break my “mini-fast” each evening with a properly-combined dinner. With the support of Natalia and the online community, I have a feeling this will be an exciting experience!
While Austin has no interest in joining me on The Rose Cleanse, he has signed up for a little 30-day challenge of his own. A few of our friends have committed to trying the Paleo diet for 30-days, and have roped Austin into the challenge. This works great for me, because Austin will be able to eat many of the same dinners that I already enjoy!
He will be omitting grains, processed foods, and most dairy over the next 30 days…
… so it’s a good thing I know how to make tasty, grain-free cookies, huh? 😉
I’m excited to see what the next 30 days brings for us, and find these type of challenges much more fun than making New Year’s resolutions. I have a few exciting trips coming up this month, so it’ll be interesting to see how our challenges go!
Reader Feedback: Are you participating in any challenges or resolutions this year?