January 2, 2014

Day 2 felt awesome actually! After crashing out at 9pm only taking some melatonin (those of you who know me know I have major sleeping disorders), I woke up at 2:30am and fell back asleep around 4 till close to 8am! I felt nicely refreshed and started my day, anxiously waiting till 5:00 when it would be time to go pick up my kids from school. We haven’t been together for the whole winter break (except one night when we went to the Nets game and WON!) and I’ve missed them a lot! It’s definitely difficult being a single mama and then, when the kids go away it gets lonely. Especially in the winter when there’s not as much motivation to go out and do stuff.

I took a very rigorous spin class by a teacher I’ve been trying out, Atkin, over at Soul Cycle. He’s tough. Militant. But he does kick my ass. Went to work, took a yoga class and had lunch with my business partner, Gabriel. In the morning I had my detox shake. I did the creamy chocolate. I’m typically not a chocolate lover, but really liked it a lot! It was super creamy and felt like it gave me an extra buzz. Lunch was salmon over kale and quinoa salad and for dinner ½ a chicken paillard with salad. I’m still new to the meat-eating part, but I’m following our modified elimination diet, which includes a few types of meat.

It was awesome to see my kids again and I was in a great mood. We all went to bed together at 10pm. Unfortunately though, I woke up at 11:30 and tried to stay quiet in bed with them. By 2:30am I realized that I was feeling really hungry even though I went to bed feeling totally satiated. I made myself a “Brain Food” shake and crawled back into bed with the kids. I finally fell back asleep at 5am and was awoken an hour later with calls from my staff trying to navigate who could make it into work, who couldn’t and whether or not schools were closed due to the storm.

It’s early morning now as I write this. The babes are still sleeping in bed. I can feel the extreme cold crawling through the windows. Schools are closed and on 2½ broken hours of sleep, I am aware this is going to be an interesting day ahead of me…

Arul Goldman is the Founder and Director of SanaVita.