I'm finishing up my third successful round of the Blood Sugar Solution's Ten-Day Detox. I've attempted this probably twice as many times as I've successfully finished it, mostly because I know how great I'm going to feel when I get over the hump of detoxing, but I'm not always stubborn enough to stick to it.
I've decided that's the key, really: Stubbornness.
And also? I have to set aside the perfectionism that eats away at me when I slip off the wagon, even the tiniest bit. The last time I attempted the detox, on Day 3, I accidentally ate some sweet potato soup, which is not on the plan. And I just. Couldn't. Go. On.
So I made myself a cup of coffee and had a piece of chocolate.
These days, I am trying to repeat a new mantra: Finish messy if you have to, but finish.
Convincing myself of this has been a life's work, but I'm starting to think it's the secret of life.