30 Days of Clean(s)ing Out

Day 4 of my Follow Me yoga adventure is Uttanasana B, also called Ardha Uttanasana and Half-Lift, and it is very conveniently just a slight transition from yesterday’s Uttanasana A

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From Uttanasana A (Forward Fold), inhale as you lift your upper body half-way up.  Think of creating a flat table top with your back, put your hands on your knees, shins, or the ground for support, stretch your spine long, and look out over the horizon.  That’s all there is to it, and yet it feels so good!

Another thing that feels so good is cleaning out!!  If you are like me (and the bazillion others I’ve seen online), you included cleaning out, decluttering, and organizing on your 2016 To Do List.  My list includes cleaning out my closet, my garage, my pantry, and myself.

The first three are actually the toughest on the list, and the last one – myself – is the easiest.  Next Monday I’m jumping in on an IsaGenix 30 Day Cleanse with a Facebook Group.  I won’t go in to detail on the 30 Day program as I’ve written about it before and don’t want to be THAT friend.  I will, however, say that I am just as pleased with the program and see just as great of benefits now as when I first tried IsaGenix several years ago.IMG_6161

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You are welcome to do it with us, just hit me up on FB so I can “invite you” to the group.  And be sure to order your 30 Day System by 11 pm tomorrow night (January 5th) to receive your products in time to begin with everyone.

The next clean(s)ing out I am tackling is my closet, and I’m using the nifty Hanger Reversal Method that has been all over social media.  If you have not seen it yet, Google “Reverse Hanger Trick” and you will return about 304,000 results in just over half a second.

Essentially, I started at the far left side of my closet, picked up the first article of clothing and asked myself, “Does this even fit?”

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No! The answer is that I will NEVER fit into a size zero again in this lifetime.

No! The answer is that I will NEVER fit into a size zero again in this lifetime.

If my answer was “yes” then I asked myself, “Do I even like this anymore?”  If my answer was still “yes” then I asked myself, “Do I honestly see myself wearing this ever again?”  If my answer was STILL “yes” I put it back on the rack but with the hanger reversed.

After an article is worn and laundered this year, I will put it up with the hanger facing the “normal” way, and at the end of the year, any hangers still reversed are the items not worn, no longer needed, and ready to be donated.

As a girl who has not grown much since 6th grade – at least not any taller – I have wayyyyy tooooo manyyyyy clothes.  I have simple tastes, and I gravitate towards the same styles and looks year after year, so I always hesitate to throw out perfectly good clothes that still fit.  The result?  I have wayyyyy tooooo manyyyyy clothes!!

I am confident that by the end of 2016, my half 3/4 of the closet will be neater and tidier than ever before!

Love and hugs,

Ashli

PS:  Scripture for today is Luke 12:15-21.

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

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