Detox Your Body; Detox Your Life!


This is an oldie but goody!  We are now in the season of getting right for the Summer; so it is time to detox and hit the gym.  This is the best season for love or Summer flings…whatever you call it…to get your boo on lock so that you can be ready for the cool Fall and Winter snuggle months.  But let’s not think about the cold right now!  As you formulate your workout or new diet plan, relflect on your overall Self-Love Goals as well as your relationship goals.  Enjoy this post from last year when I first did my detox.  Be on the look-out for the Self-Love 7 Day Detox included in The Self-Love Handbook coming soon!!

(May 2010)

You want to know what happens when you detox?  You SHIT!!  Literally, the more good foods you put in (and not simultaneously with the bad foods), the more the bad stuff, built up fecal matter, comes out.  Thank God!!  You have to expel all the old shit from your body.  All of the negative things and energy that are holding you back.  Old habits and ways of thinking.  Past relationships, etc, etc.  It’s not just about losing pounds, but it’s also about losing baggage, and dead weight.  A lifestyle change.  These are some of the things that are weighing us down and possibly keeping us from moving forward in life.  You are changing your mental habits by realizing that all the crap you were addicted to was weighing you down and that all the good food, fruits, veggies, and nuts (mostly raw) uncooked will lead you to a healthier happier you.  It’s worth the investment.  It’s worth releasing the caffeine, sugar, and or alcohol addiction; that some may not even recognize as an addiction.  I don’t want anything that’s harmful for me in the long run to have any power over me.

Sometimes we even get addicted to relationships that are unhealthful for us.  So as we detox we release the baggage we gained as a result of some of these relationship situations.  How can you expect your Soulmate to find you if you are not you?  You are walking around full of shit!  Literally…all the meat, all the sugar, all the caffeine, all the liquor that is weighing you down.  You have become addicted to these things for various reasons; some of them are comfort foods.  They taste good going down, but in the long run the only benefits will be an extra fat tush.  Nothing against fat booties, but honestly, our fat booties have been known to catch a man but not necessarily keep one.  Do you hear me? 

I am a woman on a mission to get my mind, body, and spirit back in its true order; in the Divine Order which God has called it to be.  Ladies our health, mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical should be top priority!  When you are in your best condition, complete, healthy, and whole in mind, body, and spirit, you can attract the same type of mate.  Likewise, when you are walking around full of shit, you will also attract some shitty men.  I’m tired of the shitty men!  So it has to begin with me.  As you begin to take care of yourself, and rise to your new level of health, you will notice the shit begins to cease.  As you detox yourself, certain men will not even be on your level.  Why?  You know the answer, they are full of it and you are not.  You will be able to recognize the early warning signs because your body and mind will be clear and receptive to a “shit talker”.  You will probably be able to smell the shit! 

I’m on Day 4 of my detox.  I’m very proud of myself too.  I see my end result now.  We have to “begin with the end in mind”.  I have 5 months before I’m 30 and I see myself emerging as a new and rare creature in body, mind, and spirit.  Not necessarily untouchable, but on my new level; my grown woman.  Still seeking to be found by the “one”, but while I “wait” there is no better feeling than working on me!  Ladies, release the shit TODAY!  (Smile, because I love you.)

Oh, I almost forgot to add, my overall goal for the 5 months is at least 20lbs.  Over the past 4 and a half years of pursuing a Ph.D. and a love life (chasing the wrong things, shitty men), I’ve accumulated some bags; saddle bags; hail damage what have you.  I realized that I’m too young for this.  So now I’m working to release an overall gain of 40lbs!  Wow!  That’s 10lbs per year.  I’m down 20lbs right now.  Just think, all that I went through just in the past four years, now has to be reversed, and I’m okay with this.  I’m actually enjoying the journey to the new me. (No more late night Krispy Kremes; no more entire bottles of wine in one night; no more late night McDonald’s; etc.) 

What type of bags have you been accumulating?  What do you need to release in order to reach your desired state or attract a healthy mate?  I don’t think this goal of attracting a mate is unreasonable.  I believe he’s out there.  The first step is to believe.  The second is to become the best you!  And always trust God to work things out for your highest good!

Also check out this article by Wayne Gendel  Raw Foods Help Control Weight





About Dr. Rae

Raechel “Dr. Rae” Rivers was born, raised, and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. She has enjoyed creative writing since childhood, but her love of writing grew even stronger during her college years. “Dr. Rae” prides herself on being able to convey such “real” messages about the journey of love. Her words, racy at times, are what some readers need to hear; would not otherwise say, and appreciate for truth and honesty about love-life situations. “Journey to Self: Journey to Love” is her first self-published book printed by Authorhouse. She completed an Ed.S., Educational Specialist degree, in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2011; and is a world-renowned Writer, Entrepreneur, and Love Coach. Her life's mission involves encouraging women and young women of all ages to “work on you and love yourself just the way you are”. Raechel’s book, blog, and message on Self-Love have gained national and international popularity. As a result, she founded Embrace Enterprises and Publishing in 2012 to teach youth and adults about Self-Love and pursuing their purpose and passions. Her company’s motto is “Embrace You; A Lifestyle to Be You”. Additionally, Ms. Rivers also offers workshops on Writing, Publishing, Entrepreneurship, and one-on-one Love Coaching Sessions. She believes that “love is a journey where you go searching and ultimately find yourself”.

4 responses »

  1. Hello Dr Rae., I really enjoyed reading your page. I am about to embark on a detox of coconut oil for the next seven days. I have been using coconut oil for the last four months and the effects are amazing. I have started to detox before but only got past just the first day. No one told me that it was much deeper than just the physical part of releasing the shit! I was tearing up, had sudden bouts of rage and anger.. all in one day. Needless to say i stopped it was much to much for me to handle. However, after reading your page I was motivated to begin again, because I have the end in mind.

  2. Wow James! Great! I’m glad that I could serve as an inspiration. Let me know how I can coach/help you with your endeavor. Remember it’s all in your mind. One suggestion I have is that you write down everything you eat. That helped me. And how you are feeling and what you are detoxing from emotionally or it may just be for weight loss. You can do it! 🙂

    • I want a better life. I am learning that old thought patterns can do more harm than good. Reminds me of an old adage…do things the same way…you get the same results. I want a clear mind, freedom from emotional baggage and abundant health. I am well overdue for a prosperous abundant life. Its my God given right. Right?

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