The robins are here, tulips are coming up from deep within the earth, buds are on the trees, so, I know it's just around the corner (really).
With the promise of spring comes thoughts of renewal, freshness and just the joy of feeling the warmth of the sun (while wearing sunscreen, of course) and a brand new start.
This is the perfect time to clean out the attic, the garage, the house and spruce up the yard. I am moved to do these things because it is a new start...and time to make everything fresh again.
This is also the perfect time not just to make my house and yard look fresh and new again, but to work on myself, as well.
This is a great time for a spring cleansing! Why should my house and yard get all the attention when my body needs some sprucing up, too?
What is a spring cleansing? Well, over the winter months I tend to overeat, or at best, certainly eat foods that are not the healthiest for me. I don't know if chip dip is in a food group, but if it is, I did a great job in achieving my recommended daily allowance! And not just dip.
For months, it has been all about comfort food. This year I decided I really loved scalloped potatoes and ham, so that was my comfort food of choice over the long, cold winter months.
I am so ready for a spring cleansing!
A cleansing is done in order to clear toxins out of your body. You can do a cleansing for a week, or for as long as a month. It is just giving your body a break and a chance to get rid of all the unneccessary things that are stored up inside.
If you observe lent, then you may be doing a form of a cleanse. Say you give up chocolate/sweets or coffee or meat, this is the basic idea of a cleanse.
With a more focused cleanse, you only eat certain types of foods (broth for example) or certain fruits/vegies, in addition to taking a cleansing supplement, which will just help your body to expel the unwanted toxins that are there.
A cleanse is not about starvation. It is about eating the right foods to help your body get rid of what it does not need.
The result of a spring cleansing is a lighter, healthier body which is ready to tackle summer!
As an added bonus to cleansing, you may even lose some of that winter weight that somehow found its way to your hips or stomach...which makes you even more ready for swimsuit season!
The point of cleansing is to help clear out impurities from your organs, which includes your skin. If you want to have a more clarified, healthy, youthful look to your skin this year, then a spring cleansing can help you with that.
As I wait impatiently for spring to arrive, I will not only get my house and yard ready, I will get myself ready with a spring cleansing.