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4 Steps to The January Detox.

January 19th  •  Posted in Health

I get so envious when I hear people saying “I’ve already lost 5lbs since New Year!” so maybe it’s finally time to put all the Christmas chocolate away and roll up those sleeves getting healthier with a January detox! It’s no secret I’ve been particularly lazy the past pair of months, and it’s one of my new year resolutions to get back to a healthier lifestyle, so lately I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things! Want to hear about my 4 steps detox guide? Read below!

Post-Holidays Detox

Get fit

One of a bigger goal for me and my boyfriend is being able to spend an hour or more swimming together once a week, with which we could encounter some difficulties since we live a LDR, but that’s for another time! For more of a daily dose of fitness, there’s really no need to go anywhere if you can find the motivation and the time to do something at home! I already feel like Fitstar Yoga will be my new best friend for the next months – a phone app with yoga classes that, based on your preferences, proposes different classes with different difficulty levels to create a personal yoga path and hopefully make the whole journey even more enjoyable!

Last summer I wrote up an entire post about getting fit at home where I suggested lot of resources to help you with your fitness journey – I should really give it a re-read as I seem to have lost all my motivation! Find it here.

Post-Holidays Detox
Natural Organic Lavender Deodorant ℅ Earth Conscious

Go natural
Anyone else feels like their skins has been overloaded with too much makeup, fragrances and glitters during the Holidays? And my skin is also feeling very gross just thanks to all the chocolate I ate during the Holidays (and after those), so I feel it’s time for a skin detox too! I have rounded up a few of my favourite natural skincare products and feel like my new Earth Conscious Natural Organic Deodorant* really deserves a mention: containing only natural ingredients, it feels so gentle and good for your skin and yourself, definitely one of those healthier choices I’m planning to do a bit more often in the new year! I really feel like nourishing my skin from the outside with natural organic products can do a lot of good to your inner self too, and it’s definitely a healthy good way to start 2015 at best! Other natural products I like are from Lush and Antipodes.

Post-Holidays Detox

Drink green

I’m not a huge fan of how green tea tastes by itself, but no doubts it is good for you, for your skin and for your body, not to mention the best way to detox, and definitely a healthy habit I should incorporate into my days. I’ll try the Clipper Tea Green Tea with Echinacea that was hidden in my kitchen shelf – I’ll make sure to give it a try as I should have had a lot of time ago, and if it doesn’t go well, I can always go back to my antiox green-tea-based smoothie!

Post-Holidays Detox

The instant pick me up
Bath time will not beat the January blues, but it will definitely help and making the grayest month of the year a bit more relaxed and peaceful, I’ll tell you this! One of my favourite time of the week is my weekend’s bath time, with all the bubbles, deliciously scented bath salts, and the well-deserved post-bath pampering night, with cozy candles around the rooms and face masks that can make a world of good to my skin and mood!

How are you planning/are proceeding with your January detox? I’d love to know! x

  • Loved this post. Despite saying that I was going to be healthier this year in terms of what I ate and how I lived my life, no changes have been made yet. There’s so much going on in my life at the moment and I’ve become stuck in a rut of saying i’m “too busy” to make the changes and stick with them. I think it’s time I get my act together and start making progress on my resolutions (even if it is half way through January already!).

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

  • I really want to increase my exercise this year which seems to be working so far, just hope I can keep the motivation up! I am doing a natural teatox as well which is nice, pretty much 3 cups of green tea a day! Once the christmas chocolate is done, hopefully I will make some progress! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  • Jessi

    I loved all of these tips! As usual, my goal for 2015 is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Best of luck with your journey. 🙂
    Jessi –

  • Wow that phone app seems like a great idea I will be getting that now, I also love no cloggs and green tea, nice way to detox xxx

  • Green tea has been the best thing ever for my skin, I could not recommend it enough I drink gallons of it!

  • i love green tea, right now i’m drinking one called candy cane green tea and it’s amazing! really love your photography btw 🙂

    xx danielle //

  • Ashumi

    Love this post! I definietly think January is the month of a little TLC and hopefully carry it on throughout the year. Love these tips, baths are the best way to spend any rainy January!

  • I really, really can’t get motivated to exercise at home..! I’ve bought the Ballet Beautiful DVD which is perfect, and I did the exercises every other week but then I lost all motivation, if I was doing it in a group I wouldn’t probably stop. And I started green tea again, I drink too much coffee lately..I’m also thinking of buying a natural-ingedients detox/cleanse thing from the pharmacy that you dilute in water, it has really worked for other people.

  • I’ve always been terrible with food detoxes as I love food much! Glad to see that these are more lifestyle related changes. FitStar yoga sounds like a cool app. 🙂 I’m also trying to drink more green tea.

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

  • great photography and a lovely post 🙂 I’ve always been telling myself to eat healthier and exercise but to avail as of yet! I’ve never tried green tea so I will be sure to give it a go!

    Tasha xo

  • This is me also, so envious people are already starting to lose pounds and I myself have the feeling ive put on, i need some detox teas for sure

  • Emma R

    I agree – green tea on its own is pretty disgusting! I love the mint version – I think both Clipper and Twinings make it – and there’s a pear and apple flavour too which also tastes nice. One of my resolutions is also to feel fitter so the herbal teas have been out in full force! I’m also trying to be more creative with my meals and make healthy lunches in advance.