Smile and Breathe

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This is the attitude I’m trying to maintain today as I stumble through this detox. For whatever reason, today seems to be the hardest day I’ve had since I started the cleanse. I’m on day five and I’ve been fine for the most part.  Sure, I haven’t had as much energy as I usually do, but I’ve still been able to function normally, go to work, work out, etc. But today, for some reason, I’m just tired and horribly cranky. Nothing I get to eat today looks even remotely appetizing to me today, and I just want to take a nap.

I keep being told that once I get all the junk out of my system, my body will start to function so smoothly and be so happy with what I’m putting into it that I will feel this fantastic euphoric feeling.  That clearly hasn’t happened yet. I’m still waiting.

Despite today’s bad attitude, I’m definitely seeing the benefits of doing this. I’ve lost a few pounds which is always nice, but also, I’ve realized how addicted I have become to caffeine and gluten, and also just how few vegetables I eat on a normal basis. I’ve also noticed a big improvement in my allergies this week, but I’m not sure if that’s due to cutting out dairy or due to the weather, so I can’t tell there. Regardless, it’s interesting to see how my body is reacting.

So here I am, Day Five.  Tired and cranky but pushing through.

Smile. Breathe. And Go Slowly.

Have you ever done an extended detox or cleanse? How was it?

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KevinJuly 26, 2012 - 1:40 pm

I’m definitely tired and I realize that I’m also definitely addicted to caffeine. I think after this week I’m going to go to half/caffeine. Enjoying the process though, we’ve already learned how to cook a bunch of new things (although we likely won’t be cooking these for any company). I’ve also lost weight! That I like.

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