I went into this confident about the food essential. This should be easy for me. Even before Daniel Plan I was passionate about whole foods, the biggest change during the 10 day detox would be a lack of coffee and wine. No worries, right? I even made a conscious effort on Day One to not get hung up on food. There are so many other areas that need improvement.
I started my day with Focus. I practiced yoga for 45 minutes and it felt good. I was ready to take on the day. Plan approved food was packed in my lunchbox and I was off to work.
The day was ordinary, with the exception of texting Brit a lot more than usual for support, until the afternoon. That’s when the headache began. My body was angry. It wanted its morning coffee and as of now, after lunch, still had not received it. As I tried to endure the pounding, I started to lose hope. If I can’t even accomplish the easiest essential for one day, how would I ever make it 40 or a lifestyle? Then I voice made it’s way through the pounding and said “Ask God”. Of course! There are four other essentials that I can lean on and use to help me through this. That’s what balance is. Right at that moment, I asked God to help me through this.
My headache did not go away. It lasted through the night and into this morning. Something happened this morning, though. I have absolutely no desire for coffee. That’s when I realized that God didn’t take away my pain, but he managed to change my mindset. I’m just not hung up on it anymore. Sure my head hurts, but I don’t have the slightest urge to relieve the pain with coffee. I know that there is something much better for me and my body coming, but I have to stick with it and stay focused to see the result.
I’m determined again. I’m excited again. I know that I need to continue to let go, to trust. That’s the step I’m taking on Day Two. Trust.