I’ve decided to document each day on my 14 day cleanse, because i’m sure there will be some ups and downs so why not share!
PS- this is based off the healthy wellness cleanse from the book The Conscious Cleanse by Jo Schaalman and Julie Pelaez (bonus: Julie is a fellow graduate from the Institute for Integrative Health!)
Day One “Action Step”: Journal for 15 minutes.
I did this and while I thought I would have nothing to write about, I actually easily flowed through 15 minutes of writing.
It actually ended up being all the reasons I am proud of myself. That was a nice surprise :D
Breakfast: Green Smoothie
Lunch: Huge “Rainbow Salad” w/ homemade balsamic vinegar
Snack: Fruit Salad (Bananas + Grapes)
Tall Black coffee
Dinner: Brown Rice with broccoli and side of asian vegan slaw (green cabbage, green onions, slivered almonds)
Dinner (Round 2): 1 Turkey Burger + Zucchini noodles w/ homemade pesto + fresh basil
Snack/Dessert: Homemade almond milk chai tea
Accomplishment: I DID NOT GIVE INTO TEMPTATION! My dad had Reese’s oreos in the cupboard which looked great but I know this is only 2 weeks out of my life that I am consciously committing to eating according to the plan. Not out of deprivation, but out of love for my health and body.
Around dinner time (my time when I become hungry, cranky, tired, and tempted beyond belief) I thought about giving up but kept going. Didn’t give into the Noodles & Co. that I was craving haha.
To Work On: Drinking more water! I barely had any water which is unlike me.
Exercise: 45 minutes on the elliptical and ~20 of stretching