No one was lying when they said the first 24 hours were going to be the hardest. Yesterday was definitely a struggle for me. I felt pretty useless. I was expecting my energy to be low and for the first portion of the day I found myself trying to push through it. However, once I accepted that this was part of the challenge I gave into it and allowed myself to sleep and relax. Now I will not only be cleansed, but rested as well!
Christie and I finished yesterday with a great new recipe that we created. Definitely better than the previous "it's chug-able" concoction. By the way...it really wasn't even "chug-able." Well, at least not for me. It took a lot of water to get the lingering taste out of my mouth! Even though Christie swears that it was a bad batch of berries, I will forever have bad emotions towards spinach!
Anywhoo...give this new juicer recipe a try!
We have yet to name this one. But, when we do, it will be something that stands for yummie/refreshing/I want more!
Today started with a tasty concoction of 2 oranges, 1 apple, and 1 pear!
My energy level has definitely increased and my hunger has definitely decreased. I am really feeling good today!
It is so rewarding to know I have made it through to the hardest part and now I get to experience the more positive aspects of this challenge. I have learned over the past couple of years that if you make health a priority in your life so many wonderful things can come out of it. You learn to build a better relationship with yourself by making yourself the priority and becoming more in tune with your own needs and goals. You build a better relationship with food. You learn to appreciate the fact that food our fuel, it's something we can all enjoy(even the unappealing healthy stuff!), and ultimately it determines how long each of us will live healthy lives. After they do say "you are what you eat." Specifically, this juice cleanse has reintroduced me to discipline, dedication, and strong will. The fact that I have made it through half of the cleanse now has allowed me to prove to myself that I can make a promise to myself, and keep it. There is no room for excuses. I either do this for myself...or I don't. So here's to another day and a half!
Now I am off to the spa to release even more toxins!