Today I’m savoring my cup of coffee today more than ever.
First of all I have a cross breeze flowing through my house. It is glorious. I opened the back doors to the lanai and the fresh air is tickling my toes! Oh it is a sight to behold. It is officially the time of year in Florida where you can sit with doors open without being drenched in sweat. Glory be!
And did I mention that I have my cuban coffee? We need to talk a little bit more about that.
Today I will have one cup. One kind of weak cup of cuban coffee. (Ugh.)
And in T minus two days I will have no cup of coffee.
For twelve days and twelve nights I will abstain from coffee and other caffeinated substances. I will be resisting the Cheddar Jack Cheeze-its’ siren call. I will give side-eye to the chocolate covered raisins. I might even (gasp) give up cheese.
No, I haven’t gone full blown hippy. Please. I love the hippies but they are not my people.
So what is up?
WELL, I may not be full blown hippy but I am a little bit hippy…cuz guess what, I am doing a CLEANSE!
Let me pause to give you time to roll your eyes.
Ready to move on?
I get it. I am not really sure any actual “science” backs up all the claims people make about cleanses. Pff. Who needs “evidence” or “research”. I am doing it because I did one years ago as part of a yoga class. And, it felt freaking fantastic. Like, I was stunned by how great I felt afterwards. Kind of floored by it actually.
And frankly, I blame Jen Pastiloff. I signed up for her online class and as part of the experience we are doing a ton of self-care, yoga, journaling, all that jazz. And while the cleanse is optional I figured, why not? We are not doing the Beyoncé only-drink-liquids-containing-cayenne cleanse. Hell no. This is all about eating actual food. Just the really boring stuff. Vegetables!! BROWN RICE. NUTS. And if you feel crazy, maybe some kelp and wheat grass juice!!
But no cuban coffees. Let me repeat: NO CUBAN COFFEES. It will just be me and my computer at 6:30 am with some hot water with lemon! Oh that will be fun.
Yes, change is in the air. The lanai doors are now open. The fall breezes are blowing. And sarah will soon be decaffeinated.
Have you done a cleanse? Have you mocked people who have? Share your story.