Today, my friends, is the beginning of the end. And yes, I am being totally dramatic. But tonight is the last night I will be eating solid food for the next three days. Let me explain. A couple weeks ago when I went to dinner with my friend Lauren, she told me about a cleanse she did with her co-workers which she had really liked.
Now listen, I’m the type of gal who loves food. I like texture and flavor – crunch, sweet, salty, puree’s, everything. I never really considered doing a cleanse because it just didn’t sound appealing to me. But Lauren’s convincing took about twenty minutes and I realized this was something I wanted to do for a number of reasons – which I’ll get to. So starting tomorrow, I will be on the 3-Day Cooler Cleanse. I picked up my juices tonight:
Cooler Cleanse did an awesome job of packaging all the juices and labeling numbers on each juice so that you know the order to drink them in throughout the day. Each day I will have six different juices to drink every two hours. I have to drink the last one at least two hours before bed. I’m going to try to plan it out like this:
1st juice – 9:00 am
2nd juice – 11:00 am
3rd juice – 1:00 pm
4th juice – 3:00 pm
5th juice – 5:00 pm
6th juice – 8:00 pm
It seems like the best way to be broken down to me and for me. This is going to be quite the challenge – and that’s only half of the reason I’m doing it. The other half has to do with the actual ‘cleansing’ itself. I truly feel like I can use this cleanse; ever since moving to the city, there’s been a lot of eating out, froyo, late nights, drinks, and birthday party’s to last a life time (um–whose birthday is next?–I love a good birthday outing). That’s not to say I don’t balance all of the above with healthy foods and exercising about 70% of the time – but I’m ready to do something ‘hardcore’ and that feels right for me for right now.
During the cleanse, light exercise is suggested as a good thing, and I will likely take 30 minute treadmill walks on Wednesday and Thursday along with some ab and arm work. I have decided to take tomorrow off from the gym just so my body can adjust to the cleanse.
Throughout the next three days I will record my thoughts, feelings, and likes/dislikes with each juice.
Fingers crossed for a successful cleanse!!
Question of the Night: Have you ever done a cleanse? What did you feel? What were the results?