Today marks day two on the cleanse, and my sister and I are feeling pretty good. Our stomaches feel much flatter and we feel overall “cleaner” from the inside out. The downsides include mild headaches and lack of energy, but I’m hoping that subsides by tomorrow. The first two days are always the hardest, kind of like the first three miles are always the toughest when running.
Speaking of running, today I started my training for the Newport Half Marathon in October. Since this will be my third half marathon, I decided to up my game a bit and train with Hal Higdon’s Intermediate plan which includes interval speed work and tempo runs. I can’t wait to begin running again, particularly the way it makes me feel on the inside, and working toward my own goal of beating my PR.
OK, back to the cleanse. This is what’s on our plates today:
Breakfast: Green Berry Smoothie with kale, carrots, celery, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, flax seed, and banana made with Coconut milk
Snack: Handful raw cashews & almonds
Lunch: Big green salad with collard greens, spinach, mixed greens, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, apple, basil, dill, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and white pomegranate vinegar.
Snack: Roasted seaweed; half banana; half clementine
Dinner: Warm Broccoli Soup* (*WARNING: DO NOT MAKE THIS. I don’t know what it was, but this did not come out the way it seemed in the recipe. It tasted like bland mush, and I would not recommend it for anyone. We ended up forcing half of it down, then throwing the rest down the drain!)
So far we’re both feeling pretty tired, which is normal during the beginning of a cleanse as we release our toxins. Mood wise, I’m feeling great other than the slight fatigue. As far as my body, I’m feeling super lean and 100% bloat-free which is exciting!
To be continued…