Detox?? Resolutions? No thanks?
By: Mariska Breland. Follow Mariska on Google+. Detox diets? Resolutions? Do you have better plans (like eating real food)? Ginny Johnson is stopping by the Fuse blog to offer you a little... persuasion. Take a deep breath. You feel that, friends? That’s the inimitable sensation of change in the air. The power of possibility, the clean-slate optimism, the freshness of a new year. There is an undeniable universal energy a-brewin’, as the whole world looks at the blank page before us and sets intentions for how we’ll fill it. Oh, how I love it. Some people get all bah-humbug about resolutions and I get the arguments against them. (They’re too limiting! They never stick! We’re setting ourselves up for failure and disappointment!) But I say there’s absolutely nothing wrong with turning a page, harnessing the vim and vigor floating around in the atmosphere and using this moment to think about how we really want to feel. I just bet that one way you’d like to feel is healthy. Really, truly healthy. As in, not just not-sick-healthy, but never-ever-limited healthy. Radiant healthy. Energized healthy. At ease and at home in your beautiful body healthy. Yes? Me, too. The good news is that your body wants this for you as well. In fact, it’s working hard all the time just to keep you there… and MY, what a big job. Every day we encounter millions of factors that have the ability to slow us down, knock us off course, gum up our internal works and -- in short -- make us chubby, sick and/or tired. That precious bod of yours is tirelessly toiling to fend off the toxins and keep your little cart in the road. The best thing you can do to meet it halfway? DETOX. Don’t be scared. You may have heard horror stories about liquid fasts and lemon-cayenne-maple syrup concoctions, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. What I’m hoping to inspire you to do is eat clean, limit the amount of new toxins entering your system and give your body a chance to clean up old unfinished business. Balance your blood sugar, uncover hidden food sensitivities and reset your relationship to your grub. Along the way, you’ll gain clarity (physical AND emotional, it’s pretty neat), shed toxic poundage and, quite possibly, get to the bottom of that pesky health concern that’s got both you and your doctor baffled. There’s no better way to start off a new year. Intrigued? If you simply want to learn more about this whole detox business and how it might be good for you, dip your toe in the waters by attending my New Year Detox Workshop on January 5 at Fuse from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. The only commitment you’re making is $40 and a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon, and I promise you’ll come away enlightened and inspired. Read more and sign up here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=10225. If you’re ready to go big or go home, may I present to you the New Year Group Cleanse 2013, brought to you by yours truly and the awesome folks at Fuse. It’s a 21-Day transformative experience which I’ve designed -- and honed-- to help you clean out your inner nooks and crannies in a way that is super-powerful yet totally manageable. You’ll get a cleanse plan, a packet of delicious recipes, daily inspirational emails to keep you on track and group camaraderie via a lively private facebook group. The experience kicks off January 7 and runs through January 27. All materials will be sent out on January 5 and we’ll be holding an (optional) kick-off conference call on January 6 to get all your questions answered. (If you’re not sure about this whole thing, you can definitely attend the workshop and decide to sign up after it’s over.) Past cleansers have great things to say. Read a couple first-person narratives on the blog here: http://www.fusepilates.com/blog/2012/09/demystifying-the-fuse-cleansedetox-you-can-do-this-and-yes-you-get-to-eat/ and here: http://www.fusepilates.com/blog/2012/03/to-cleanse-or-not-to-cleanse-part-1/. I have a sneaky feeling this is going to be the best group ever -- we’ve already got 20+ cleansers, newbies and old pros alike, signed up and ready to go. Join us! 2013 is your year, I just know it. Love and veggies, Ginny