So I've been detoxing for 3 weeks straight, with only a few hiccups along the way (ramen madness and dinner at a Brazilian Churrascaria). However, I realize that healthy eating is only one part of detoxing, so I've started going to Bikram Yoga.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bikram Yoga, well it is yoga but in a really hot room (105F degrees and about 40% humidity). It's hot, it long (90 minute class), it's not cheap at about £15 per class (but there are usually introduction and monthly deals) - but it feels like maybe the best thing I've ever done for myself.
The first class of Bikram yoga I did, I looked around and everyone was doing these crazy poses that my body could not do. At first I was disheartened but the yoga instructor said something that really resonated with me, "focus on your own body, listen to it and go as deep as your body allows. Yoga is a discipline, not a competition". As a super competitive person by nature, has been hard for me to do, but with practice, I think I am focusing more on myself and less on others, in class and in life. Oh and the best part is that going to yoga basically forces you to eat healthy, because the idea of sweating out fried chicken is not appealing. Besides after spending so much time working on your body, you are very careful about what you eat! Now, I still love all of the same food as before (foie gras, fried chicken etc), but I guess I'm more disciplined about it now.
So if you are looking to try something new, give Bikram yoga a try and let me know how you find it!