If you follow me on Facebook or read this blog often (a slice of my life) you know that Jack & I started 2014 off with a 3 day cleanse and had excellent results. You can click 3 day cleanse to get the EXACT ingredients, recipes, schedule etc. and do the cleanse yourself. FYI – this is a mild, gluten & dairy free vegan cleanse & if you do it I hope you contact me and let me know! I’ll be your cheer leader.
Any-who…I want to share with you some of my thoughts during and after this cleanse.
As the new year approached I prepared for the cleanse, wrote down my goals & intentions, sacrificed coffee, chocolate & wine for 2 days before the cleanse. NOT an easy thing for me because I really have no will power when it comes to these, especially dark chocolate but I was committed to see it through. I could feel the Warrioress within me ready to conquer (kick ass & take names)! I even went as far as posting it on my blog, which means 1,000’s of people saw my intentions and almost 100 joined me, so there was no way I was going to let them see me fail. I have an ego too you know!
Friday January 3, 2014 came…the perfect day to start my 3 day cleanse. I had no plans, no more holiday company and the boys knew they were on their own when it came to meals. As I drank my first shake I felt like I was charging into battle on a raging white stallion! A physical specimen, emotionally resolved and nothing could stand in my way. (Use your imagination…this is how I “felt”)
Have you ever heard the saying “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”??? Me and my silly imagination…the next 2 1/2 days would test my will power in every way.
Day 2 came and even though I felt great I was actually a bit constipated (TMI-sorry but it’s the truth) which was just the opposite of what I expected with a “cleanse”. Not to mention the fact that all I could think about was what I couldn’t have. No coffee to quench my morning habit, no chocolate chips to stave off those crazy Mom moments, no Dave’s killer bread or sourdough pancakes! I felt like the warrioress & the weakling all at the same time. With an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other I battled through the day as everyone else in the house ate what ever they wanted…how RUDE!
Then evening came and guess what…an unexpected birthday. Out of shear necessity to make an 18th birthday seem special I volunteered to make a chocolate cake with cream cheese/chocolate frosting. A life happens moment that was NOT planned. What is a Mom to do? I made the cake and yes I tried the frosting. You can consider it a failure if you want but with my lack of will power I considered it a true test of self control…and I passed! As everyone enjoyed their cake & ice cream, I enjoyed the revelation that “I can do this!”
Day 3 was my heightened sense of self, thoughts, emotions & my surroundings. Food cravings were gone, things were moving through me & I woke with a vigor I’ve not felt in months. I was awake, alive, vibrant. My body actually felt clean & light. My mind was clear and the day sailed by beautifully until about 7pm when I decided to make tomato bisque and cheese bread for the boys.
Why? I don’t know why…I like to torture myself! By this time Jack was also on the cleanse. It was Sunday, my last day and his first. He was convinced it was a plan to foil his success! After all cheese bread is his weakness. I have to admit that by 10:30pm on the last night I had convinced myself that a bowl of tomato bisque was no different than the blended veggies in my lunch shake. I literally went to get a bowl out of the cupboard when my warrioress slapped me upside the head and knocked some sense into me. “You can’t have that but you CAN do this! You’re almost to the finish line, don’t lose now!” she demanded.
With the cupboard door shut, I went off to bed and reveled in the reality that a cleanse away from home, internet, people, phones, food….temptation in general is a marvelous idea and NOW I fully understood why people pay bookoo bucks to have just that.
BUT…if I can do it surrounded by all of life’s temptations, you can too. Maybe reading this will mentally prepare you and help you know that you are not the only one. Join me in cleansing and living this year at your best, inside and out!
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May a 3 day cleanse bring you a feeling of self respect & accomplishment when you finish…as it did me. You can do this! Don’t forget to contact me and let me know so I can be your cheer leader/warrioress! We’ve followed our cleanse with a paleo diet and are really feeling and seeing some awesome changes!
P.S. Jack completed the cleanse, lost 12 pounds in 3 days and felt exhausted for the first 2 but finally regained himself by day 3. Everybody is different. Appreciate those differences & look forward to more crazy ramblings from this wellness warrioress as I share our journey into the deep dark caverns of the caveman/paleo diet over the next 2 months. Let the adventure begin!
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