Thursday, June 25, 2015

A week of cleaning...

I'm not talking about cleaning my room - or my house.  I'm talking internal cleaning...I did the 7 day cleanse!

When I was first thinking of doing this I figured I had to map out my life.  Ok, when will I have 7 days to stay home, and be able to run to the toilet at a moments notice?  I quickly realized that with 2 kids home from school (having playdates) and working 2 jobs, this was NEVER going to happen.  So I woke up one day and just decided to do it.

Day 1 - I've got my 32oz bottle ready to go!  The taste was a little like what I would imagine watered down fig water to taste like.  I didn't hate it.  I didn't even dislike it.  But I wouldn't ever think I could go for a nice refreshing glass of cleanse water.  So I decided to drink it down and see what happens...I drank it in about an hour or so.  I drink A LOT of water anyway, so 32oz of water is nothing for me.  If you are not used to drinking lots of water then maybe this will be a problem for you.  You should be drinking a lot of water anyway - cleanse or not!  I never had to run to the bathroom.  As a matter of fact, I would say I spent the same amount of time as any other day in the bathroom.....Hmmm, maybe tomorrow I will be in trouble??

I am happy to report that I NEVER had to run to the bathroom, and there was never a change in my bathroom time.  I'm not sure what it did for me, except that I lost 3 lbs.  I didn't change how I ate, I was already eating clean, this was the only thing I added to my life.  Cool!  As the week went on I actually started to like it!  Half way through I did notice that my knees and joints started to hurt a little again...If you didn't read my 30 day detox then you missed out on the part where I was stuck in bed aching from having the toxins leaving my system.  I don't know what would have happened to my system if I hadn't done that first.  Maybe I would have been running to the bathroom and aching in pain.  I have no idea!

Will I do it again?  Probably in a month or so (no sooner than that).  It was certainly a gentle cleanse and I enjoyed it, so why not?

Let me know if you have any questions on doing the cleanse or if you would like to do it yourself!

Stay Healthy!

And remember - What goes ON your body is just as important as what goes IN your body!