i’ve decided that i’m going to count only fasting days as cleansing days, that way i can push my self to keep with it until friday. today i added one more green juice, and dropped one fruit/beet juice. tomorrow i plan to do all 4 juices as green juices, along with the spicy lemonade and cashew milk, with the same on friday. the last day. as much as this isn’t all that bad, i really, really want to chew on something, and ‘chewing’ my juice doesn’t cut it.
i suppose you’re wondering what i may have noticed, or any perceived benefits i may have, so here are my observations thus far:
when i sleep, i ‘pop’ awake rather than groggily waking up. regardless if i’m waking to use the bathroom, feed the cats, or it’s my alarm- regardless of the time and whether i was in deep sleep or not. it’s super weird to me.
my joints are super fluid right now, and my vertebrate are popping and moving like never before. my knees weren’t nearly as stiff during last nights workout. i’m curious when i go to add food back in, what the culprit might be.
i feel and look less bloated- most noticeably in my arms and stomach.
i feel more energized in general, but i have yet to feel ‘clarity and focus’, i’m still as scatterbrained as usual.
i’m not starving. really! i’ve noticed that the feeling i have is the same as when i’m bored, which would explain my incessant snacking when i have nothing to do, but yet i can plow through a work day on my normal amount food and feel fine. i think i need to work on my boredom eating big time.
the one smell that turns me inside and and makes me want to kill for it? COFFEE. i could cut a bitch for a cup, not for the caffeine, but for the taste.
this was a little more expensive than i had thought. i buy pretty much only organic produce, and kale is 2.50-3.00 a bundle, and i go through almost 2 a day when i drink only green juice-even with the apples, romaine, parsley, ect this still was quite the grocery bill. i definitely would have shaved some pennies off if i had been smart enough to buy the bulk bags of apples, lemons ect. hopefully by the next cleanse we’ll have a more efficient masticating juicer, and a garden chock full of kale to pick.