Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Off Nightzzzz

I know I've mentioned this before, but the hubby thought I should bring it up again - especially after last night. And that is, don't expect to feel as if you have tons of energy on your off-nights.

Last night was Tuesday, the first of two back-to-back nights off that I've been taking recently. When we settled in for the evening, I was yawning and the hubs noticed it right away. I did have a busy day, but I also know that not getting that 110 calories and 3 carbs per glass of my white wine does leave me feeling slightly enervated.

Now I'm not saying I'm falling asleep at 7:30pm. Nope, I made it until almost midnight. But there's a vitality and energy that I get from wine and plain old water can't live up to it. (I usually stick to water or herbal tea on my nights off; for 28-day cleanses, I've learned to incorporate more treats.) If you're really feeling logy on an off-night, go ahead and have a glass of juice or even soda if it's in your diet plan.

But also don't worry about it too much. Don't fight the feeling of relaxation that might come over you when you're not drinking. There's a welcome gentleness incorporated into our week because cleansing nights have a different vibe than drinking nights. It's quieter and softer around here - and that's a nice change. Not only does it help you appreciate those party nights when you have them, but your off-nights will give you a new and greater appreciation for everything in your life.


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