I love the weekends, but one of the things I’m not crazy about is some of my binging I might find myself doing. Allowing myself free days to be free of focus on diet goals is always nice, but not so nice when I do them consecutively! HA! Then I feel like I’m going one step forwards and two steps back. I say this only because this is something being vertically challenged I find will always be an issue in my life. If I let myself go and not care now, what will I look like 10 years from now? And the bigger question is WILL I LIKE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE? The answer to that I know already is no. So I’m always talking about weight and diet goals because for me PERSONALLY, this is how I feel. It’s one of those things that I can’t let slide and always have to be a step ahead of the game and on my toes about.
So. Back to recovering from the weekend. I think Monday’s sometimes is when we most often regain our focus and say, OK LET’S DO THIS. And usually the weekends entail more consumption of adult beverages and foods to add to our junk in the trunk. Regardless if this is the case for you or not, what I’m sharing with you is not really to shed pounds. It’s to detox. For me, I retain lots of water. I mean LOTS. If we want to have fun one day, I should show you a picture of me the night of eating mexican food and side by side the morning after. Not so pretty. You can see the water retention CLEARLY. So I love this little fun extra thing we can do for cheap cheap cheap to shed the extra water we’re hanging on to, in addition to just toxins in our body, separate from the water.
Detox Spa Bath
- 2 cups epsom salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- optional, aromatherapy oil, like lavender or eucalyptus
Fill your tub with water as hot as you can take it. The reason is the hotter it is, the more you’ll sweat. Simple. Add the dry ingredients. Sit 20-30 minutes or as long as you can take it. Rinse off, and do not use additional soaps or lotions.
So basically take this hot bath and DO NOT bathe after. So what I do is take it CLEAN. I do the opposite, and to be quite honest, as weird as it seems to get into a bath after you’ve showered, I didn’t feel gross after all. I was clean! The whole point of not using anything after is so that you don’t absorb any of the chemicals and stuff that’s in all that stuff. I do my bath plain, unless I’m wanting to relax with a bit of lavender or have allergy issues and use eucalyptus.
Oh, and drink water after to stay hydrated. You don’t want to get dehydrated!
That’s it. And after doing this, you might be able to squeeze into that dress that’s just a TEENY bit too tight. Who knows! It’s worth a try!