I believe that our success in getting off to a great start in 2015, or whenever you might be reading this, will be in large part due to our planning ahead. You've heard the statement, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." Taking a few moments to decide what steps you would like to take in January to champion your health goals can be a very fruitful activity. And let's face it, most of us will need a bit of a reset after all the parties, buffets, treats, lack of exercise and increased stress.
Will you do a cleanse or detox of some sort? I have used many different cleanses and detoxes and my favorites are the Master Cleanse (The Complete Master Cleanse by Tom Woloshyn, shares how to use essential oils while doing this cleanse), the 5 day nutritive cleanse from Young Living (which uses Balance Complete or Power Meal, NingXia Red and Digest & Cleanse capsules), and the Clean Gut cleanse which I did this fall and found to be very effective. I shared some of my experiences in this blog. For the recommended supplements, I used Young Living's equivalent products with great results.
Young Living also offers a cleansing trio that can be effective for getting the colon functioning smoothly and efficiently. You can also take advantage of Young Living's Slique products for natural, healthy weight loss.
Starting in January, several of us have decided to do the Clean Gut program. I am going to do this cleanse again (see September posts on my first time doing the Clean Gut cleanse) as I believe it will benefit me to continue to strengthen my gut health and repair any other "leaks" or colon issues accumulated during my first 50 years of poor habits. I want to continue to improve absorption of nutrients and the elimination of toxins. I want to balance yeast and good bacteria and helpful organisms. If you want to join this cleanse, or even do a different one, we would be happy to have you share the journey.
We've created a Facebook group (New Year, New You) to encourage one another, ask questions and share successes. Just ask to be invited. Anyone can join using any detox or cleanse program. The important thing is to have support.
Everything that goes into the body has to one day come out. I encourage you to make smart choices. Don't pack toxins into the body, just because you plan to do a cleanse in January. Make wise choices at each event or festive gathering. Choose the treats that are your favorites; eat smaller portions or just take a "taste", and let relationships and smiles fill you up instead. You'll be glad you did come January.