Go out with a bang, go hard or go home. My first thought this morning as I crouched forward on the side of my bed and held my head in my hands was, Why do I take these sayings so literally? My second thought was, Why did I drink so much wine and eat two blocks of cheese yesterday. Oh yes, right, today’s the day – day one of The Community Cleanse.
Yesterday was the last supper and some of you might know that we had many good friends and our Napa book club ladies over for a potluck to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. We celebrated this one week later than the actual holiday; better late than never. There was lots to prepare for the party, but my main focus was to enjoy my last day of vices before beginning the cleanse.
So first, one of my amazing friend’s brought me a large soy latte. Then while I was preparing the turkeys, a few of us had a glass of champagne (after all we were celebrating a holiday). Later on more ladies showed up and I spent the entire day eating nothing else but a few blocks of cheese with crackers. And of course nothing goes better with cheese like red wine, so I drank a lot of that. The last supper was a grand mélange of beautiful foods – some of the dishes community cleanse friendly and most of them not so much.
Was it a good idea to start a cleanse the day after a planned party that continued on very late with us drinking and dancing? Well, I’m certainly not craving cheese, or wine today – so that’s good, right? I suppose sometimes I just go a little overboard. Especially when spending fun times with good friends and the looming first day of a twenty-eight day cleanse. As I sit here and drink my chicory root and malted barley “coffee” I realize how excited I am to feel the benefits from giving it all a break. I promise to put as much effort into this cleanse as I did on the dance floor last night. I promise to go hard while participating on The Community Cleanse. The next party that ends on the dance floor will be a Community Cleanse potluck. Who says a community of cleansers can’t have fun?