Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tea-Toxing

Two full days off - Wednesday and Thursday - went by like a breeze. I SINCERELY did not want to take these days off. I didn't feel that I overdid it on the weekend and I almost felt I was "owed" a bigger drunk.

It's amazing, but the bargaining continues. Especially this close to the end of a drinking cycle. The old demons start rousing their ugly heads - so it's a good thing my cleanse is coming up in a few weeks. I was going to say "Okay, it's SORT of still vacation time (i.e. I'm still recovering from a vacation) so I shouldn't have to take my days off, right? It's in Da Rules!"

But the plan is the plan and this is the way it works and this is how it works and this is why it works, Ms. Functional. Two days off a week! So I dried out for two days and felt absolutely fabulous and happy and proud of myself. Plus I was ready to indulge a bit more freely yesterday.

After two days of not drinking I was feeling it just a titch this morning. Nothing bad, but just enough that I wasn't as bright-eyed and bushy-haired as I felt yesterday morning. So I made some Organic Tea from Davidstea.com.

I can't recommend this tea highly enough for cleanses or on cleanse days. It's a blend of rooibos which contains iron, potassium, zinc and manganese; sencha which is full of anti-oxidants; our old friend, Ginger, which is great for digestion, lethargy, headaches and overall inflammation; and lemongrass among other things, which is purported to detox your liver.

Like all of David's Teas, this is a loose tea so you need individual bags or a tea ball to steep for 4 or 5 minutes. I also threw in a small bag of Milk Thistle tea - as I mentioned, famous for thousands of years for its benefits to the liver. It's such a mild tea, it doesn't clash with any of the other flavors. And I just wanted to get back into fighting shape.

Not that Saturdays are going to be big party nights for me for the next few months. My adult ballet class - usually at 6:45 on a weeknight - is on Sunday mornings at noon this term. So unless I want to be puking through my plies, Saturdays won't find me indulging too much anymore. We'll see how that works out!