Mind Your Body

Spring cleaning. It’s a time when you rid yourself of clutter and things you don’t use or need anymore. It’s a time to get yourself ready mentally, physically, and emotionally to take on the rest of the year. So after you spring clean your home, then take a look around—how do you feel when you know where every single item is, that it works, and that it’s clean and ready to use?

Empowered? Accomplished? Organized?

So let me ask you, have you thought about spring cleaning your body? I’m not talking about an outward physical cleanliness—although that’s important. (By the way, if you need help in that area, I’ve written a couple of blogs about it. See: To Poo or Not to Poo; The Body Shop; Airing Your Dirty Laundry; and Launder With Common Scents)

I’m talking about an inner physical cleanness. Spring cleaning your body is multifaceted. Just as you would clean, organize, and declutter your house, spring cleaning your body includes cleansing, purifying, and restoring it—in other words, getting it ready for a RESET.

This is what I do every spring:

Reassess my habits—What am I eating and drinking? What oils and supplements am I using that are working for me? What can I adjust to get maximum benefits?

Edit my exercise routine—What is my routine? Is it healthy and realistic? Am I able to stick to it or do I need to adjust?

Examine my water intake—Am I reaching my goals? Am I drinking half my body weight in ounces every day?

In addition to these things, I also do a spring cleanse, one that prepares my body for the coming season and gives it the ability to reset. (Don’t worry, this kind of cleanse does not require your office to be relocated to the bathroom.)

In the past, I have done the Master cleanse. It’s ten days of lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. But this spring, I am going to change up my routine and try Young Living’s 5 Day Nutritive Cleanse. I am so excited to get started, and I hope you will do it with me! Because let’s face it, we have all just come out of our winter “hibernation.” And some of you nesters have come out of one of the longest winters in recent memory. Do something good for your body that will make that bathing suit seem a little more welcoming.

Every time I finish a cleanse, I benefit. I lose excess water weight, lessen my cravings, and gain mental clarity. And after all these years, I am rarely tempted by ice cream, or the dessert menu. While at times this disappoints Judah and my dinner guests, I feel lighter—physically and emotionally—by avoiding the sweet stuff. Who doesn’t want that?

So join me! Choose to Nest Pretty and RESET your body. Step out of hibernation and those self-pitying indulgences. Take control! Prepare to purify and restore yourself by doing a spring cleanse. Because being empowered, accomplished, and organized—both inside and out—never felt or looked so good!

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