Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Boo-yah (Urban Dictionary)
The way people from the Southern US say; "great" or "fantastic". Mostly the male portion of the population. Most frequently used when a positive accomplishment has taken place. 

Here's why the boo-yah's are poppin':

I'm clean.  Here's the detox down low:  I ate a river of brown rice and lentils and a wagonload of fresh, whole, beautiful, colorful fruits and vegetables.  No diary, no sugar, no white flour, no preservatives, nothing with legs.  Yes nuts.  Yes raw almond butter.  I know you are thinking she so drank her Pinot Grigio out of a bag in the loo and hid it behind the bidet. Nope.  I did let the coffee slide however.  I had a cup in the morning and saved probably $412.00 per week by not going to Starbuck's.  The caffeine made me nice hopefully it didn't pollute me.
What I learned 
It takes 21 days to break a habit.  I no longer need or crave sweets or think it's okay to eat cookie dough and pretend it didn't happen.  I have moved ahead of my carb addiction.  Boo-yah! This is now crap to me instead of heavenly goo that makes all my problems go away:

EVERYONE needs a rice cooker
I wouldn't have survived this process without this:  (not the actual brand I bought, but mine was from Target for $39.00 and worth every cent.)

My version of detox was really a mild one.  People go all out and drink only premade green drinks for a number of days like my sister.  She was all like "Wow, I can't believe you did this for 21 days."  "This is hard." 
Reality check:  I did chew.  Mastication is not over-rated.  It wasn't nearly has hard as the hard-core detox programs.  Mine was a pre-school version of it.  My sister's was a graduate degree from Harvard.
The point:  Anyone can and should clean up their diet.  It was hard for me since I once wished out loud that scones were good for you.  I feel better, more focused, my skin has improved and I don't buy gummy worms to eat in the car on the way home from Kroger anymore.  An all around good time AND I'm saving money.  Do it.

 Oh, and I finished my Yoga Teacher Training. 

Pop some boo-yah's.  Tell me something good. 

Here's Chaka Khan singing that song.  (Tell me somethin' good)  Look it up on itunes.  It'll get you going.


ShutUpandRun said...

So proud of you, that is an awesome feat. Seriously. Now go eat some cookie dough and wash it down with some Jack. JK.

Now about Chaka Kahn's nipples in that picture... said...

It must have been cold.

Beth Hardy said...

so impressed you gave up the Pinot!

shana said...

You did it.
Mmmm...cookie dough!