I have to confess that I have not been 100% truthful in my story and my intentions when I started my 21-day detox cleanse. The fact is, I started the cleanse because I had a miscarriage. I can admit this because today I am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child. I couldn't admit it then because I wanted to keep it private.
My miscarriage in June was an eye opening experience to my need to get my health in order. I am a believer that the universe sends you messages and I heard this one loud and clear: get your health in order before you invite another being and soul into your body.
And so, I embarked on an amazing journey of self discovery. A journey that is not nearly over and will never be, but I've reached the first station: the first trimester of my 3rd pregnancy. This has been quite an interesting trip. As I mentioned in my story, when I was pregnant for the first time, I had the luxury of time and the ability to commit time to an almost daily yoga practice and when I couldn't get to a yoga class, I swam. Nowadays, already being a mother, I don't have the same luxury.
In addition to my lack of time and opportunity for physical activity, this pregnancy came with a morning sickness unlike my first. While I would have the occasional feeling of nausea when I was pregnant with my daughter, with this pregnancy I was nauseous all day long without much reprieve.
If the nausea was not enough, the worst part was the real food diet, which I had embraced over the course of the past several years and my new found Paleo lifestyle became almost impossible to follow. All I wanted to eat was corn, beans, sugar, chocolate and meat. Vegetables seemed dirty to me. And don't get me started on cooking. I literally did not step foot in my kitchen for 7 weeks. And this is after spending countless wonderful hours cooking in my little kitchen.
Finally, the shear exhaustion that I experienced during this time was almost unbearable. I am used to running at 100 miles an hour but I felt like I got hit by a freight train on most nights. I often found myself going to sleep at 7:30 or 8:30 pm, which also prevented me from cooking. I had to just roll with it and listen to my body.
So here I am, 13 weeks along and I'm almost out of the weeds. My cravings have stabilized and I am able to go back to my Paleo lifestyle at 80%. I'm giving myself the flexibility to listen to my body and respond to its needs. I'm back cooking in the kitchen and am looking forward to sharing some great recipes with you.
Thank you to all my readers who have been patient with me during this time. I appreciate all those that have been coming back. I have so much to share with you about my journey to get pregnant again and my path to my upcoming birth.