Workout – 7 Miles on the gym treadmill. 50 mins. varying pace and incline throughout. I definitely can’t remember the specifics. that was over 5 hours ago. it has left the building.
The CLEANSE. that’s what we’re doing. the hubs and I. We like to do a cleanse/detox/clean up our act thinga ma jig once or twice a year. it’s not what you think. I’ve seen those “cleanses” where all sorts of nasty crap comes out of you. and you have to live on your toilet for 3 days. not this one my friends. this is normal. healthy. I know there is quite the debate as to whether or not these types of things are really necessary. I don’t think they are. But, I think it’s good. and healthy. if you do it right. and it kicks us back into healthy eating. clean eating. God gave me this one, beautiful body. and I have 3 beautiful little bodies running around that I want to be here for, healthy, as long as I can be. I’m going to take care of the body that I have and do the best that I can do with it.
The first cleanse we did was last year. I used Arbonne products. I liked it. It was tolerable. The drink tasted like seaweed. Actually, seaweed tastes better. not sure really what the drink tasted like. but it was tolerable. Pretty sure it had seaweed and lots of other stuff in it. au natural. This one came with a whole diet plan, yadda yadda that goes with it. to clean up your act. I REALLY liked the food part of this one. It taught me a lot about clean eating. It wasn’t as much a diet, but how to clean up your plate. A lot of it stuck with us as a way of consuming our food on a daily basis, without a lot of the extra junk and sugar. we cut out dairy. and we cut out meat, for the most part. It prompted me to read a little more about clean eating. I found these two books – which had a lot of clean eating principals and I learned a lot.
And then this…
I actually think the title of the book is a little bit of a turn off. But, it got great reviews, and I found some very useful information in it about basics of how the human body works and what it needs. I liked it. And I wasn’t reading it to lose weight. It is also about healthy, clean eating. and the marketing worked, because I also bought her workout dvd. how can you resist anything with abs like that on the cover. I’m a sucker.
The next time we did a cleanse, we used the Isagenix cleanse. There are a whole bunch of products they recommend you take with it. I opted out of all of that. I blended the two different cleanses and kind of came up with my own thing. Using just the Isagenix Cleanse drink this time. nothing else from them.
We are doing this 9 day plan – and this is how they recommend you do it, for cleansing and weight loss:
I follow this plan kind of loosely for a couple reasons. One, is that weight loss is NOT MY goal. For my husband (who is not overweight, but a complete handsome stud and doesn’t need to lose weight, I love you sweetheart), he wants to lose some weight. So I tweak it a little for each of us. Second, is that I don’t want to eat all of their snacks, bars, capsules, magic potions and things. It gets a little gimmicky for me. and expensive.
For the 4 cleanse days, where you are just supposed to have the cleanse drink – we also have raw veggies and fruit – keeping it super clean. here’s the superstar cleanse juice.
For the 5 “shake” days, in between the 2 sets of cleanse days – I will make my green smoothie with lots of goodies in it for breakfast and dinner. super healthy. we are just glowing by the end of the day. (the shake days are great for my burned out not wanting to think of, make, concoct, plan, or eat for that matter, any more meals, so please leave me alone and let me not cook self) and the “normal” meal is salad or something. Third reason I don’t follow it to a T is that I am still running and working out. It’s HARD doing that on minimal food on the cleanse days. but, it’s also only 4 days total of the cleanse drink. not so bad. my husband may have been cursing me by the end of last night. curse away, you’ll thank me for it in a week! or 9 days because technically in a week you will be drinking the cleanse drink and cursing me again. cleanse day 1 down. 3 more to go honeybuns!
That’s the shpealio dealio peeps. We are on day 2 of the cleanse drink. followed by the 5 shake/whole food eating days, and 2 more days of the cleanse. Then we will be lean mean cleansing machines. watch out. crazy things happen after I’m cleansed. I stop scarfing down my kids’ leftover grilled cheese sandwiches.
I can think straight. make up delicious, nutritious, healthilicious dinners. run warp speeds. scary.
as I promised, I will talk about the amazing dessert I made last week….later. My son is rearranging his bedroom, again. naptime fun. and I must be a responsible parent and go take care of him.
Have you ever done a “cleanse”? Which one? for weight loss or overall health?
If you could eat anything you wanted, everyday, what would it be?
Have you read any great healthy eating books?