Cleansing & Detox

3 Weddings a WINE-OH and a Discount on my CLEAN & CLEAR FALL CLEANSE

Well, hello, Beautiful, How was your summer?  And how are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you lately and wondering: Are you feeling as relieved as I am that FALL is on it’s way? I feel that slight chill in the air, and I’m high fivin’ myself right into my flannel PJ’s. Yeah, yeah, sun and sun, and flowers and parties, going to weddings ORhaving a wedding, more on that later, and outdoor summer sex….well, SOME people do actually do that, I think…YUP. I KNOW, I’m sounding like freakin’ Summernizer Scrooge, but I am Over. The Summer. Thing – And ready to Celebrate & Kick-off fall,  with my CLEAN & CLEAR CLEANSE click here to find out more!

Here’s why:

Brian & I got married last week! 

Well. That is not WHY, but it leads up.

It was wonderful. B-Dubya and I love each other very much and we also happen to thoroughly like, enjoy, respect & APPRECIATE each other.

So YES, it was all jittery, fluttery, romantic, and lovely, and……

YES, he proposed to me in this doorway of this Italian Villa! S’riously Folks!

Remind me to share with you one day, very soon how and WHY my life has changed so much from a time when I never even imagined I’d be with someone who’d do something so romantic & epic for me…. No, t’was not ALWAYS like this for me. Not so. Much.

And Yes, I  picked and cut, my own flowers, along with my Fabulous new sister’s in law.….’cause,  well,  you don’t get dubbed: psycho flower lady by your kids for nothing. And I was a Interior designer for 26 years, partly because I do think these details, matter. Apparently that maxim that does not include finger nails, in my case.  As you can see:

Was worth keeping a hand in things, don’t you think?

My new ‘Sisters’ put them all together.  This whole sister thing is excellent!

But, besides that, here’s what I did all summer:

Not. Much.

– in the way of taking good care of myself & practicing my beloved work as a health & weight loss coach, anyway.

I chose to kick back and do whatever I felt like, wherever possible.

Here was the thinking behind that choice:

I’m getting married. I’ve been working my arse off this year. I’m going to take some time off, and Chillax!

Ok, in a nutshell, this is what it looked like on the lazier pants side of things:

Sleeping in and skipping yoga or my normal morning hike

Too many happy hours “celebrating” with my friends

Wine in the evening, more often than not

Zoning around on the computer looking at stuff I don’t really need

Staying up too late since my recent discovery of Netflix – watching Parenthood (who knew!)

Not taking on new clients – which actually I did not enjoy, AT ALL

Running out of supplements that work well for me and not bothering to replace them

Basically sitting too much, and moving too little

Oh, and did I mention, FACEBOOK. Oh, my LORD, WHAT is UP with THAT!

Those of you with kids at home? Yeah, I’ve been there.  No options for this kind of decadence.  I geddit.  I’ll forgive you if you are flinging cheerios at this email ; )

 

So, by now, you get the idea. And, here’s what I noticed:

  • I didn’t FEEL good
  • Small things began annoying me
  • My face and hands were feeling puffy
  • I felt both, creaky & cranky
  • I had an undercurrent of anxiety
  • My feelings were easily hurt
  • I’m sure I put on a couple of pounds-don’t weigh myself anymore, but I was getting fluffier, for sure, and I was definitely physically weaker
  • I wasn’t as content as I usually am. I usually wake up excited about my day
  • I was actually staving off; being SAD
  • I was becoming a “worrier” about things that were not my business – STOP RIGHT THERE! Remember what Byron Katie says about that.

THAT, my Friend, was the final straw: Worrying about things that are out of my control is a choice. And I have been OVER that useless mind & spirit drain..well…for quite a while, now.

Yes, for me, too much of anything that doesn’t encourage & inspire my overall health, VERY soon feels like Crappola.

And I. know. this:

Change doesn’t happen with an about face. It happens by building up habits in our minds. Slowly, by flexing regularly; we actually build new neural pathways in our brains, until we’re doing things differently. These days, it doesn’t take me much time to acknowledge unhealthy things I’m allowing back into my life and how that affects my overall MOJO. Fortunately, over the years, I’ve come up with solutions.

And, if this is something you struggle with, I can help you learn how to do this, too.

Here is what I did NOT do:

  1. I DID NOT BEAT MYSELF UP.
  2. I did not go on a juice fast or look for quick fixes from the latest diet book.
  3. I did not go to boot camp. Nothing wrong with boot camp. I just don’t enjoy it these days, AT all.
  4. I did not make huge proclamations about the drastic plan of what I was going to do “next week” while continuing to indulge in things I’d realized were not working for me.

I mention these things, because for many years, this was how I’d treat my poor: YOYO dieting, all or nothing exercising, profusely proclaiming, helpless SELF.

 

Here is what I DID do:

One morning, I simply got up to go back to 7 AM power yoga.

And it was; awkward and not graceful, but it felt so RIGHT that I cried….just a little cry, not any crazy ass sobbing stuff.

I knew it would get easier.

And. It. did.

After about 5 classes, it was fun again; very fun.

It was much easier during that time, to say “no” to the nightly calling of Fume Blanc which was becoming less & less Fun, and more like settling into a tiresome..habit. Here’s what I chose instead: Things like kayaking after dinner, sunset walks on the beach or in our neighborhood and drafting plans and ideas for things I want to do, and new ways to help my clients..

Also, I did something I’d wanted to do for a long time: I interviewed one of my favorite yoga instructors: Amy Robinson about the benefits of yoga for, uh,EVERYTHING; and how to start a practice. Do you want to be inspired to try yoga, or be re-inspired to begin again? You can download the recording of the interview and listen to it here: Part 1 and Part 2. These are long, so wait until you have some time.

So, you see how this can roll:

I did not do this with grin & bear it WILLPOWER. I did this with kindness & intentional gentleness towards myself. I eased back in. 

I believe what works best is crowding out what doesn’t work well for us, by bringing in positive things that do. You can learn more about this theory called Crowding Out, Here.

Speaking of Crowding Out, many of you have been asking about my Fall kick-off, CLEAN & CLEAR CLEANSE

I have been getting calls & emails from many of you who are enthusiastically ready to make some changes NOW. However I know that while the idea of:  I’m ready to Refresh, Reboot, and Reorganize – and to get things done, can bring on excitement, hope, and productivity, it can also bring on uncertainly, vulnerability, and fear ofwhere to start.

Do you agree? I know I’ve experienced that.

So if you’ve been considering a cleanse, Fall is a great time. Summer is over, and the holidays are not here. Why not be at your healthiest when they begin?

Thinking you might want to join us but you’re not sure? Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

  • Am I ready for a reboot this fall before the holidays hit?
  • How am I feeling in my body?  
  • Do I currently feel how I want to feel?  
  • Am I eating for nourishment or am I numbing out with wine & chocolate, OR….?  
  • Am I ready for a clean slate around food so I finally know what foods fuel me best?
  • Am I ready to look and feel my best, MORE than I want to eat the way I’ve been eating, drinking, etc..?
  • Have I been wanting to make changes, but felt I needed more support and motivation to do so?
  • Do I like the idea of daily motivation and coaching with a group in a private online forum, of like-minded people, to help me feel & look my best? (forum is optional, but highly recommended)
  • Have I been honoring myself or throwing myself under the bus saying:  I’ll take care of myself tomorrow, or next week?
  • And don’t forget to answer this question: Does this food look DELICIOUS?

In coming clean and getting clear on these questions, you will know if the Clean & Clear Cleanse is a good fit for you NOW. All I ask is that you give yourself permission to say YES to doing something that will give your body and spirit a huge lift. IF your true desire is to feel light, grounded, energized, strong, fully present in your body and to be eating delicious whole foods and deeply nourishing your body with amazing supplements that heal, then the Clean & Clear Cleanse might be exactly the jump-start you’ve been craving.

So, what should you do?

Trust your gut, your inner voice, it will tell you if you listen. If you look over my program and if feels right to you, by all means I’d be honored to guide you on this cleanse. I’ve shared this program with hundreds of women & some brave men, and it’s FABULOUS.

But rather than take it from me, want to hear what previous cleansers have to say?Click here to hear what others are saying about the Clean & Clear Cleanse.

In celebration of my marriage, and new beginnings: I’m offering a big discount, and I’ve NEVER offered a discount on this program before!  I’d like to support as many of you as I can, to kick off the season, and to help you feel; YOUR most FABULOUS!

CLICK HERE to get in on the $100.00 off EARLY BIRD special NOW! (EXPIRES SEPT 14 at MIDNIGHT PST)

No matter what you decide, I am here for you. Feel free to email me with any questions, or just to share what is up with YOU.  I love hearing what you are doing and how things are going for you. Bring it on! @ Lisa@insidebydesign.com. Enjoy, this beautiful fall season. Much Love,  Ciao for now,

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  1. No wedding in the cards for me… I’m actually in the process of getting divorced (don’t worry, it’s a good thing) but I can relate to letting things go for a while, and then finding that it’s easier and easier to just keep letting things go… I need to get back on the healthy bandwagon!

  2. I really love how you make things so clear without making me feel like I should feel guilty. Stuff has gone down the wrong path. So what, let’s not panic, let’s just start going down the right path, and while doing so, it might hurt a little, but it’s going to start feeling better in the long run. I did this with my writing life and my blog, and man I feel better. Thank you for giving me the encouragement to just move.