Well, I am very tired and had a terrible headache last night, but I’m on my way!

Yesterday morning for breakfast I had coconut Kiefer pudding with blackberries and pecans.

I took spin and had a spicy BPC lemonade.

For dinner I ate an avocado with fermented carrots and flax seed crackers.

Then in the evening my mommy friends came over with their kids. I made the kiddies dinner and the three mommies drank BPC spicy lemonades and gabbed. It was really nice and supportive to have them there with me on the same page of not drinking. It’s hard because it’s so easy to fall into a rut or a pattern. We get together, the kids play, we feed them dinner and we drink to unwind and share in the experience of single motherhood and full-time work. It was really nice to be able to get together and do the same without the booze.

Today I am recovering from last night’s detox headache borderline migraine. But I am going to spin and yoga and will take a nice steam as well. I’ve made a smoothie for breakfast that I’ll dive into after spin. Coconut Keifer, strawberries and blackberries, kale, protein powder and my supplements. Later in the day I’ll have another dish of avocado, fermented veggies and flax seed crackers and probably lemonade in between.

I have a date tonight to watch the Knicks, game 2. My kids and I are Nets fans but the Knicks are playing the Celtics for the best of 4 out of 7 and the Celtics are our biggest rivals! So I will be confronted with being on a date, at a bar for drinks and dinner…not drinking and eating as clean as I can. This is often troublesome so we’ll see how I do.

Emotionally, I’m still feeling pretty banged up. But slightly, slightly more optimistic.

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.