I am thrilled to interview Jackie Aubrey, a wonderful beSOULful yogi who participated in the March Detox E-Course!
I am a mom of two very active loveable boys and a wife to a great guy for over 8 years. I’m a former 3rd grade special education teacher and lucky enough to now be a stay at home mom. Yoga is a new obsession of mine and each day shows improvement in where I hope to be one day!
Why did you sign up for the detox?
I signed up for the detox with a small group of friends hoping, honestly, to just lose some weight and feel better physically.
How did you overcome the usual ‘I don’t have time to eat healthy’ dilemma?
I overcame the “I don’t have time to eat healthy” by making it a fun girls detox prep night. Four of us corresponded during the week and divvied up some of the item we would need i.e., fruits, veggies, protein powder etc. We then took our menu and assigned certain soups, salads etc. to each person and the Sunday before the detox got together and prepped and packaged any meals salads etc. we could for the week. One thing that helped all of us immensely was zip locking and freezing our shakes for the week that Sunday night. We measured out our spinach/kale added frozen bananas or frozen fruit and just wrote in sharpie what we needed to add in the morning, ie. 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ice, 1 scoop of protein powder, etc. Planning and preparing made the week seamless and really enjoyable.
What were some of the top things you gained from doing the detox? What were your favorite parts?
I got a lot more out of the detox then I thought I was going to. Not only did I lose 5 lbs. but I really saw how eating clean and living a more soulful lifestyle benefits my kids, my husband and myself.
What were you surprised about?
I was surprised how much I enjoyed journaling and meditation. I have taken the morning Sadhana and made it a part of daily routine and really have enjoyed the energy it gives me throughout my day and my kids have enjoyed my happier demeanor in the morning hahaha. Starting the detox I never thought that it would be more than just “an extreme diet” and I really did take much more than the eating aspect from it.
How was your overall experience?
My overall experience was really positive. Going into the detox I was fairly negative, thinking I was going to be sooo hungry and miserable and I wasn’t! I was more than satisfied with the meals and snacks and I felt so great during and after it really was a great experience.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Anyone considering this I would say goes into not just with the “diet/losing weight” mindset. Really give the other practices Brittany offers a try. A lot of people say they don’t have time to meditate or journal but it could really be as easy as 15 minutes to yourself for yourself that could make your detox exceptional. A detox pal is a great way to go or take to FB and chat with others partaking in the detox any support will make all the difference in getting the most out of your week in my opinion.