Saturday, May 28, 2011

do.

cleanse recap: day six.
on day six i noticed my habits had begun to change. i no longer had to fight the urge to eat. it was easy to reach for an appole or carrots as a snack rather than crackers and cheese. i didn't think twice about making a smoothie for breakfast rather than oatmeal. it's funny; i really considered myself to be a fairly healthy eater before the cleanse began; i don't drink pop or eat much junk. ha! little did i know how easily junk can be disguised as "healthy" food.
that morning i went to a yoga class i've been attending for a few months now. it has been really enjoyable for me and is way cheaper than therapy. (ha!) anyway, i often enter that class just desperate for the hour of calm and quiet it allows. but, on day six, i realized that much of the stress and anxiety i carry around with me was gone. of course there were stressful situations throughout the week (and don't even get me started on the past few days...) but i realized i was having a much easier time dealing with it all. obviously i don't know all the science behind it, and i can't even really explain how or why i felt that way, but i truly felt more calm and less anxious on days 4-7 than i have in a very long time.

day 6 nutshell
food:
breakfast - lara bar
lunch - vegetarian chili
(i ate a ton of that stuff...but never got sick of it!)
snack - carrots & hummus
dinner - ahi tuna, sauteed collard greens
dessert - banana "ice cream"
feeling: noticing decreased anxiety
fitness: 1 hr. of yoga, 1/2 hr. stationary bike


note: i probably ate a little more fish than the average cleanser. but i got the go-ahead from katie. she's great at providing one-on-one advice and support throughout the cleanse.

8 comments:

  1. I recently (in the last few months) starting doing yoga. Not as often as I would like. I really enjoy it and I feel so good afterward.

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  2. Your cleanse updates have inspired me to take control of my health and eating habits. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. So I totally thought of you this wkend! My dear sweet husband knew that I was looking at those water bottles online when we went to Target this past Thursday night he found one!! Even the red one that I wanted!! I have yet to try it out just wanted to let you know I got one!!! OH! And I have been trying out your smoothies YUM!!! I can get enough!!! Proud of you for sticking with the entire thing!!!

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  4. Sounds like you are doing so well! That's so inspiring, and I'm glad you are reaping such great benefits. I can't wait to go to a yoga class this summer!

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  5. What can one get more additional info about the clease you are doing? It sounds awesome1

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  6. I recently saw a movie that they had the same plates as us, can't remember what it was though. Anxiously awaiting a new post about your Chi-town trip. Love ya

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