Sunday, February 21, 2010

Detox Camp: Day 2

It's day two of my weeklong detox and so far so good. I haven't felt hungry, and that's a good thing.

We spent two days at the YMCA today with our detox instructor/guru, Jacklyn. She really knows her stuff and wants to make sure that our detox experience is a gentle one. I guess she didn't factor in the fact that most of us in the class are middle aged, overweight and chronically out of shape. The wonderfully relaxing yoga we did yesterday morning kicked our collective asses. We were all sore and whiny today. But, we hung in there, using a chair when needed because our bodies simply wouldn't stretch the way Jacklyn's could.

This week's diet consists of primarily brown rice, beans, vegetables and fruit. And hot tea. Lots of hot tea.

As long as I don't feel like I'm being deprived, I'm OK. We don't go back again until Wednesday evening, when we'll have our mid-week check-up. Until then, we have to do our own "sun salutation" yoga poses four to five times a day. Thank goodness I have Nicole here. She's a long time yoga practitioner and she can talk me through it.

Nic is hoping to do yoga again soon, which will probably help with her balance. The question now is how much will her back bend with all the hardware in there? She wants to contact Dr. A (the doctor who did her surgeries in NY) to see if it is possible to have them removed eventually. She so wants to do what she could before the accident. That would be amazing.

The thing about Nicole that always impresses me is that whatever her circumstances, she manages to find a way to do the things she most wants to do. She's working very hard on the event she's putting together to benefit the "Ask for More Arts" program of Parents for Public Schools. It's March 27 at The Auditorium in Fondren. For more information, go to "An Evening of HOPE w/ Nicole Marquez" on Facebook. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Time for another cup of tea...

Blessings to all who read this!


  1. Much of what you're eating--beans, rice, veggies--and not eating--meat, dairy--is similar to the Orthodox fast that we do on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year, and for a good bit of Lent. It's really healthy. Good luck!

  2. Great job on the detox. Stumbles upon your blog- glad I did.

    XOXO- Brigetta