Juice Cleanse: Day 6!!!
it’s here it’s here! the last day of my cleanse! i may eat some broth later just to start the prep for food but we’ll see. i’m making a sweet potato, white bean, and chard soup later so some broth from there would be delish!
one last thing i want to talk about with cleansing is pooping- the dark side of the cleanse. i’ll be brief… when you’re not eating you have to take action to poop- otherwise nothing happens. and if you’re not pooping those toxins that are getting released during the cleanse (evidenced by a film on your tongue and teeth) back up. If you don’t get that stuff out, you can get headaches or feel groggy and tired- the opposite of how you want to feel on a cleanse! So to make it happen you can just drink some laxative tea and voila! all clear! I like smooth move- tastes great and if i drink some right before bed it kicks in with perfect timing for when i wake up in the morning. no weird cramping or pain. though i do know a couple people that have had bad experiences with it waking up in the middle of the night in pain.
SO overall review of the element wellness juice cleanse? i’d do it again. that dark green juice was really hard to get down but the rest were delish. and even the dark green grew on me a little. there are so many cleanses out there though i’ve gotta try them all! i do know i feel great and am super happy i made it here. cheers to my last day of juices!
- 1 year ago
- 1 year ago
Juice Cleanse Day 5
A day and a half left and feeling pretty… OK? I’m sleepy but that could be because i didn’t sleep much last night. I made the bold decision to go out last night to a friend’s house to play cards. I knew they would all be drinking so I made them promise NO PEER PRESSURE before heading out. Turned into a mini-shindig (perhaps a hootenanny?) and was really fun! It actually wasn’t that hard to not drink though i did miss that blurry feeling a little bit. None of the booze seemed appealing to me- that was a little weird. I just missed that fuzzy fun feeling you get when you’re tipsy. It was super interesting to see how my friends all act when hammered through my sober eyes.
So I was up until almost 5am and woke up around 9:30am. Could definitely explain the sleepy feeling. Worked out (elliptical) before starting my first juice so I didn’t start drinking juice until 11ish? Normally I’m on my second juice by then so I’m a little behind on my juices. My legs are also SUPER achy now so I think I may have gone too hard. I really didn’t think it was that much! Lesson learned.
So ten more juices to go and i’m ready to eat FOOD. tomorrow will be tough- I’m going to have to prepare all my food for the week maybe i’ll wait until Monday night to do that. I’m going to make some arrugula salad and lentil loaf for lunches and a white bean, rainbow chard, and sweet potato soup for dinners. maybe monday i’ll just try to nosh on smoothies and fruit all day after a stop at the store en route to work? #juicecleanseproblems
- 1 year ago
- 1 year ago
So i decided to work from home today to avoid a goodie table at work. nobody needs that torture! And it snowed today so it was a doubly good day to wfh. and i woke up all snuggly and warm in my blankets, drank my lemon water, got my computer set up, and realized i was chilly. after an hour of freezing I turned up the heat to 80. and saw it’s 67 in here. So i turn it to “on” instead of “auto” and nothing clicked on. Now five hours later I still have no heat! Im wearing lots of layers and loving my space heater but still on the chilly side. hoping this gets fixed soon!!
- 1 year ago
Juice Cleanse Day #3
Day 3 is nearly done and thus i’m half way through this cleanse! Feeling AMAZING. So… I am a little hungry right now but that’s because i got distracted from drinking my favorite juice of the day (nut milk) and started tackling a project i’ve been putting off for months! i started unpacking and cleaning my guest room that’s been a disaster area since OCTOBER. that’s right. i finally unpacked my last box and plugged in my shredder. and all of a sudden it’s 8pm! gah! but my delicious drink was waiting for me and i still have half of my chlorophyll water left so i’m good. seriously the amount of energy i have is surprising for not actually eating. i was so worried i’d be super sleepy during this cleanse because my workouts are what energize me in the morning and i’ve been sleeping in this week. BUT i’ve got loads of energy! i can’t even imagine what i’ll feel like if i keep drinking juices (not 100% of the time) and add my workouts back in. and eat clean. i mean shoot i’ll take over the world by 2014! what might also be helping is the audiobook i’ve been listening to this week by brian tracy about goal setting. i mean he really makes you think ANYTHING is possible. which it is. last night i actually had a giddy moment and said “gosh mom life is just too exciting!” and i was completely serious. i know… cheesemaster. BUT i seriously have all of this positive excited energy flowing out of me! don’t get me wrong- i have my moments. but when i’m not having a special moment of anger for a reason that was triggered by something i’m so… alive? i don’t know- i just feel great. and knowing i’m giving my body so much love and nutrients feels good too. yesterday’s affirmation was “I love my thighs. My skin is beautiful. My organs are healthy and powerful.” and i said that to myself over and over again. At first giggling because, well, that just seemed ridiculous. i don’t love my thighs. but after saying it a few times i started to love them for how strong they are and how they get me through my day every day. and while they might not be perfect, they’re mine. yeah yeah… i’m getting super cheesy. but this is me and i’m going to embrace it! today’s affirmation is “I am so frickin’ col and delicious and pretty and witty and sharp! I love every inch of me! Who wouldn’t?” Another funny thing to say out loud to yourself. But doesn’t hurt to shower yourself with this kind of love. and who knows- maybe you can trick your subconscious into believing it!
so in short, i’m loving my juice cleanse and i’m loving being off facebook (though i do want to announce to the masses i finished unpacking my last box… my fb friends will without that info). and i’m loving doing the kris carr affirmations and prayers every day. and even the awful dark green juice is starting to grow on me. the part where i’m sipping it is awful but the after taste is now starting to have a hint of cinnamon or something that i kind of like. so at least there’s that!
now off for more nut milk and chlorophyll water!
- 1 year ago