Vegan Detox Grocery Haul

Hi Loves,

I can’t believe how much I missed you all and blogging! I took a little break from blogging to fully focus on my yearly detox. For the best results, detoxing requires a lot of focus and minimized stress when possible and I have a day job so other than that I kept things easy on myself. During this process I didn’t just focus on giving my digestive system a break. I also focused on reorganizing my home, not listening to music or the radio, and minimizing my time on social media.

I did this to give my entire body a break from my day to day routine which becomes extremely comfortable and honestly you should unplug from routines as much as you can when you can. As a result this will spark your creativity because your mind frees up space to create new possibilities. Of course I was not able to unplug from work for a month, but I will be taking vacations in the near future lol.

This time around instead of my 30 day raw fruit and veggie fast, I did The Detox Now program which includes herbal liquid supplements and a guide with approved foods which consists of mostly fruits. Since I always get questions about what to get at the grocery store for the detoxes I do. I decided to share what I got during one of my weekly shopping trips for this detox. Check out my video here:

During this detox I was able to lose a total of 9 lbs. As always with any diet or regimen change the biggest for most people including me is keeping the weight off. So I am currently in the process of figuring out what is going to work for me.

My goals are pretty much the same as the ones I had last year other than me wanting to workout a minimum of 4 times per week. In case you missed it, you can check out my previous blog post here.

What are your health goals for this year? Feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Remember you have one life to live so live it be-U-tifully by being you to the fullest.

Peace & Love

Esther J

Don’t forget to follow me on Youtube & IG @yesherestherj for more videos and content coming soon.

Best Blog Posts of 2018

Hello Loves,

Every year brings about challenges which can be used as opportunities for growth. Overall, I can say the year 2018 was pretty good to me and I am glad that I made it through the challenges which were brought on. I am thankful I was able to share some of my growth opportunities and happy moments with you. In case you missed any of the following blog posts, here are my top ten from 2018:

My Favorite Books of 2018

Hello Loves,

One of my goals this year was to read 8 books.  Although I did not meet my goal I started 6 books but read 4 of them entirely which is 2 more books than I read last year ūüôā 

3 Tips For Surviving This Holiday Season

Hi Loves,

Christmas is just a few weeks away and the holiday season is already in full effect. Although Christmas is glorified as a fun holiday the pressure to buy gifts for people, host dinner parties, attend holiday events, and etc can make this season a little stressful for some.  But don’t let the pressure of this season suck the joy out of it for you.

My 2018 Christmas Wishlist

Hello Loves,

Christmas is just around the corner and of course I am already getting asked what I want, so I decided to share my 2nd annual wishlist. Check out my list below:

Having Gratitude Is The Right Attitude

Hi Loves,

Imagine your life without internet.  How would it feel to have no cell phone? What would life be like without all those things you feel you cannot live without?  More importantly, what if you woke up and you had trouble breathing, walking, or even trouble eating?

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Hello Loves,

The year 2018 is almost over which means 2019 will be here in no time.  With a new year comes new goals to accomplish.  If you are naturally a planner like I am you are constantly thinking about your next goal anyway. But pause for a second.  What about now?  What about today?  Why do you need to wait until a certain time to start focusing on creating a better you? Too many times we hold on to excuses like I can do this next year, I will do that tomorrow, or this can wait until later.

Restaurant Hopping in Shaw DC| Weekend Recap

Hello Loves,

This past weekend I had a wonderful outing with my girls Farah and Sarah. We started off by going to see the new Tyler Perry movie, Nobody’s Fool. The movie quite hilarious, however the ending could have been a little better in my opinion.

Accepting That Which You Cannot Change

Hello Loves,

The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping.  Fall is inevitably here.  

Being Grateful Even in an Unfavorable Situation

Hi Loves,

This past weekend I got a chance to visit one of my college besties while she was attending a conference in Philadelphia, which turned out to be only a 2 hour drive from my home in Maryland.  I truly never knew Philly was that close to where I live.