the conscious cleanse . day five


i had an incredibly productive morning today, i was able to knockoff my warm water and lemon elixir, my yoga practice, my green smoothie, i got organized on my reminders app, AND i even had time to clean the house, all before a hungover dan was even outta bed. hah. while some of us were coming home at 11 last night, others were out attending secret fighter after parties! too funny! 

so sawyer and i shared our green smoothie this morning. it had kiwi, a bunch of fresh pineapple, a bunch of spinach, and a sprinkle of tropical mixed frozen fruit. then threw in some hemp hearts, chia seeds, a handful of ice, and a small glass of purified water.

even though i wasn't feeling a hangover like dan, i WAS starting to feel my headache come back by the early afternoon. we were heading to montanas for lunch and mandy was meeting us there to sign some house selling papers - because, surprise! we sold the house! tentatively, i should say, as they might not have signed their papers yet. but we will know soon! got our asking price too, pretty happy about that!

i was able to stick to my cleanse while we were out to lunch. i had this mixed greens salad, with a balsamic dressing, some kind of fruit, like a cranberry or something, pecans, and grilled chicken. it was very good! i even resisted the temptation to eat the other half of sawyer's garlic bread. yes!

dinner was late, because the buyers wanted to come by and take another peek at the house at 5:30. so we leave by 5:20, come home at 6:10 and see no vehicles so we pull in. mandy texts us, says they're running late and are just leaving now... $%&#. so we don't end up getting back in the house till some time after 7, sawyer fell asleep in the carseat so he had a hard time falling asleep tonight. it was just annoying, you know?

so we finally get home and danny takes sawyer down for bath time, and i make us our supper. tonight was a dish inspired by "british curry" from the fresh restaurant cookbook! it was a mixture of broccoli, cauliflower, diced apple, craisins (no raisins), a few beans, organic curry powder, a sprinkle of garam masala, paprika and cracked pepper, a generous dash of sea salt, and a quick drizzle of braggs (no soy) soy sauce.

and then of course there's this yummy salmon fillet with a few sliced lemons to top it all off. truth be told, i actually barely ate even half of my salmon. i don't know if it was just because my stomach has shrunk, or maybe my appetite is off because of this sinus issue that has come back with full throttle. i actually ended up taking dayquil last night before the fights, i knew i wouldn't be able to do my best at yoga with dillon if i was all congested. but the "cold" has certainly remerged. i may look happy here, but that is one congested head.

so the detox symptoms certainly suck. i had a salt bath tonight and i can't tell if it's made me feel worse, or what... but i'm just trusting this is all part of the process.. i've got tons of pressure behind my eyes and in my head. pressure in my ears, in my nasal cavity, one might say i'm under pressure! but the bath definitely made me feel kinda funny, really weak, really sleepy, haha. here's the recipe i used:
- 1/4 cup epsom salt (mine was eucalyptus)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup sea salt
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil

but anyways, typing on the ol' big screen is not helping the pressure behind my eyes haha. so i think i'll tie this one up here. i'll see you back here for more tomorrow!

or stick around and read about past days here:
four . three . two . one

- ash

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