hi. late night posts… i love them.
first of all, i promised lots of people i would tell you a little bit about the cleanse we just did. i usually don't blog about these kind of topics so i feel like i should say that i am (obviously) not a health expert and i am not recommending this for anyone else. there are lots of different ways to cleanse, i am certainly not an expert and i am not giving advise. i just want to talk about my own experience. :)
it was a modified version of the master cleanse/lemonade diet (link). i say 'modified' because we didn't follow it exactly… we still had coffee every single day and naked juice towards the end of the fast. i've done lots of fasts since college, but this was the best experience i've had. i think it's definitely because jeremy and i did it together. that was really good for me.
we decided to do this cleanse because for the past few months (since our Italy trip) we had been eating a lot of fast food (usually very late at night), our eating habits were pretty uncool and i was really unhappy because of it. it's weird, but stuff like that can have a huge effect on me emotionally. i just don't want to be a 'fast food person'…. it's like a fear. we wanted a fresh start. so we waited for a good time (no guests, which is becoming more and more rare for us…) and we started the cleanse together.
the first few days were, of course, pretty rough. after that, we started to feel a little bit better each day. we both had some weird cleaning moods that we got really obsessed with. Jeremy was working on his yard and I cleaned out my closets and then pretty much reorganized my whole house in about three days. strangely, we both felt a little bit less creative than normal. we didn't work quite as much on our own music/art during the cleanse, but it was sort of nice to be in the mood to do other things that we normally wouldn't make time for.
it was a good 10 days. the benefits (besides the obvious perk of shedding a few pounds) for me were feeling really motivated to make small practical changes, feeling really clean and healthy and having a fresh start! it was the perfect way for us to begin the summer. 🙂 thanks for letting me share.
let's see… what else do i want to talk about? it's 4:08AM… i can still hear the band recording downstairs. i love it here.
so cooking dinner for 7 boys wasn't a big deal at all… it was super fun. i made tacos, taco salad, brownies and a version of these carrot cake muffins.
other stuff… the Red Velvet Art site is getting a little makeover and lots of updates this month…. you'll notice these are finally gone…..
and i am getting sooo sleepy, so i'm gonna have to pick back up tomorrow.
one last thing….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Silje!!!! :D