Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cleanse Day 7: The Final Day

YAY!! I made it!
Today was such a great day!
I woke up refreshed and felt energetic all day!
That was a change from being exhausted all week.
I don't know if it was simply because I knew it was over today or what but I was feelin' good.
It honestly scared me to break it,
I thought to myself,
"What am I supposed to eat now?"
But it felt good.
**Bottom Line**
It felt so good to accomplish something like this.
It sounds simple but this was really hard.
My first reaction to doing it was,
"Sure I can do it, I love fruits and veggies... 7 days isn't that long... how hard could it be?"
Well I most certainly ate my words this past week.
{no pun intended haha ;) }
It was hard.
But I'm glad a stayed strong.
I surprised myself.
I learned that I have more self-control than I give myself credit
and I know that is the case with everyone.
I learned that there is never a convenient time to do it so you just have to do it if you're going to.
There's always going to be a holiday, or not enough time to blend a smoothie, or whatever the excuse may be.
The reality is, Now is the time.
The old saying "My diet starts tomorrow" is not a good one.
You gotta take action.
I learned that it is important to have support.
If you can get someone to do it with you, even better.
This week was good.
I feel good.

I broke my fast with a handful of salted Cashews.
Sounds lame, but when all you have been eating is fruits and veggies for a week,
cashews have never tasted better.
Now as for my plan.
What now?
I'm going to slowly start adding things into my diet.
Tonight I added humus, a few seasonings, cashews, and some pita bread.
I've learned to be more aware of what I'm eating but not overly obsessive about it.
I feel good about my new habits.
What a great week!
Thanks to those of you who followed.

** By the end of my cleanse I lost 8 pounds.
7 days.
I wasn't doing it to necessarily lose weight but..
I'm going to do my best to keep it off.

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