An Open Letter To those considering the 21 Day Detox Challenge

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On the fence about detoxing? I get it. The idea is overwhelming.  Even for me, a trained professional. Here’s what I am here tell you: Stop thinking about it and dive in. Yeah, just like you would do in a swimming pool. Hold your nose, close your eyes, and jump.

You will not regret it. I promise.

How can I promise? Because I will be there with you every step of the way as both your Coach and fellow detox-er.  I actually got a head start!  I have been detoxing for years. As a part of my commitment to healthy living.  that  I really try to do the things I tell others to do; not big on the whole hypocrite thing.  I actually have a host of eating strategies  that keep me honest. Besides, good nutrition has saved my life (in my opinion).  At the beginning of each year,  the hubster and I do a cleanse. This year is no exception. On January 1st, we said goodbye to the holiday goodies once and for all. Well… I think he had a ceremonial piece of sweet potato pie.  😉

What is very different is that this year I will be cleansing with many friends from all over the country…maybe the world! My new gig with Eat Smart and Workout Hard allows me to share nutrition information and support daily.  In addition to providing great information through social media, I am l hosting challenges through ESWH.  My first Challenge was The little Black Dress Challenge 2 which began mid- November.

I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant. I mean, I am used to having a high level of interaction with my clients. Typically in person.   I get to know my clients’ lifestyle considerations as well as their tastes and preferences.  Would I be able to develop the type of bond I’ve  become accustomed to having with the people I work with?

In a word: yes.  I easily connected with the women in the Little Black Dress 2 Challenge as we narrowed in on their individual nutrition and food needs. I shared my professional guidance and personal experience. Both were well received. What I quickly realized that although the format was different, my ability to connect with my clients was not affected. As a matter of fact, in many ways I was able to give more of myself. Members could reach out to me 24hours a day; whenever a question popped in their head. I would check in and respond. The online format really makes so the process smooth… like butta!

The other thing I love about ESWH is that you immediately feel like you are a part of a community. Some of the ladies have participated in several challenges and they welcome the newcomers in like family.  While I don’t get the chance to sit and map out a game plan with the members of the challenge (that comes at a much higher cost by the way ;)), I make myself available to chat virtually.   They can freely share frustrations and triumphs in both a private conversation with a Coach and in the group setting. Best of both worlds for sure!

The System Reload 21 Day Detox Challenge comes with a high level of structure.  Detoxing gives the body a break from the harmful effects of poor eating while loading up on nutrient dense foods. The goal is to get rid of the gunk and reprogram the system to work efficiently.

Do you lose weight?  If you have weight to lose the answer typically is yes. However, this is not the focus of the detox. No magic pills or potions. Just good solid nutrition.  My goal is to help put participants on a path toward optimal health. As I’ve said before: It begins with food. Weight loss is a bonus…dessert if you will. Ha!

The Challenge begins on Saturday so there is still time to register. HOWEVER, don’t wait until the last minute… we need time to get you ready!

Questions? Feel free to inbox us at Eat Smart and Workout Hard or email us at eatsmartworkhard@gmail.com.

Hope to see you in my Kitchen!

P.S. This is me after my last Challenge in January 2013. I took pictures for my 40th birthday.  and I’ve been holding on to this one for the right moment. I think this is it.  40 years old, 3 kids, and several auto immune diseases later… yeah I’m pretty pleased with myself!

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Join me… won’t you?

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