Pre-Cleanse Questionnaire

I started a cleanse today. So far so good.

Just so you know, there is a ten day component, a fourteen component, and then the rest of your life component (more on that later).

But I thought I would post the pre-cleanse questionnaire that my excellent friend, Kelly Cornell sent me.

How are you feeling right now? What kind of shape is your body in? How are you feeling emotionally/mentally?

Right now I feel good; I feel strong and optimistic. I’m excited about doing this cleanse. I look around at so many different areas of my life (my car, my office, my closets, my desk) that have just exploded and realize that I need to cleanse and de-clutter in every area of my life. The school term is over and I am feeling light and excited for summer. I am invigorated – physically, mentally, emotionally. And even though I am thicker through the middle than I have been in a long time, I am in love with my body. I’m not sure when that happened or why. But it’s a glorious place to be. I am not sure how my blood work is, but I am feeling better and I continue to make healthy choices designed to support my autoimmune system and, thus, protect my thyroid and central nervous system.

What is motivating you to start this cleanse?

At the most shallow level, my upcoming wedding. However, at a deeper level, there are certain things/behaviors that I have just never gotten the hang of. For instance, being present with my food, eating reasonable portions, eating slowly, properly chewing my food, and not stuffing my emotions. I can go for periods and have some success, but these things have not become part of my identity. Sort of like yoga and meditation 😉 I’m hoping that taking this time to do this cleanse – and to do it right with all of the journaling and self-care that implies will help me implement these things into my life once and for all so that I no longer struggle to remind myself, but, rather, they are second nature.

What do you hope to accomplish through this cleanse?

To build a more sacred relationship with my food and my body. To break the sugar addiction and my tendency to overeat, to eat when I am not hungry, and to stuff my emotions. I also hope to make substantial progress in terms of healing my immune system and safeguarding my thyroid function. Of course, I’d also love to drop ten or even twenty pounds in the process, but that really seems secondary to these other goals – and that’s the first time in my life that I could honestly say something like that. I feel like that the weight is just a symptom of all of the other things in my life that are out of balance.

Make a commitment right now to complete this cleanse. Set your intention and sum it up in one simple affirmation (Ex. Today I make the decision to take my health into my own hands.”)

Today I make the decision to love and cherish my body, from the inside out.

I’ll keep you posted.

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