Daily Archives: 05.31.2011

Can’t Stop Detoxing

Today was a four cups of tea day.

Normal = three cups of tea.

Which is to say that if prior to yesterday this weekend didn’t qualify as “Indulgent,” after living Memorial Day 2011, it definitely did.

Can’t stop detoxing, really.

In all seriousness, when I hopped on the treadmill this morning, I could practically feel the toxins oozing out of my pores.  It wasn’t a clean sweat (I mean, is it ever, really?).  But, it was definitely a necessary sweat.


When I pause to think about it, it’s actually kind of ironic, really.

When I was in college, my version of detoxing after a long weekend or a big night out involved going head-to-head with more McDonalds than is EVER appropriate and a marathon of something on TLC.

You should know that the TV room in the sorority house was always 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house, and the shades were always drawn.  Despite the Creams and Chocolate Brown-motif going on,  it kind of had a Tropical Cave-vibe.

But not in a cool way.

By the time I was done “recovering”?

I didn’t even really feel better.

Just greasier.

Just moodier.

Just different.

Just trying to imagine that today is mind-boggling.

Present day?  Involves a normal, fairly unprocessed breakfast.  An early AM sweat session (running and yoga both do the trick here).  Some Ibuprofen.  A Children’s Chewable.  As much tea as I can drink without feeling slosh-y.

Relax.  Repeat.

Help is on the way.

How do your detox habits today differ from your college habits?

What’s your favorite type of tea?

Mom and Dad ALWAYS used to keep a pitcher of iced tea (unsweetened) in the fridge when we were pups.  Fast-forward to today and if we’re talkin’ soul food, I love a good glass of sweet tea!  Otherwise, my daily tea rotation consists of a mix of Constant Comment, Earl Grey, Green, and Plantation Mint.