First off, I know the first thing most people are coming to think is “why are you doing that?”. So lets address that first. I did my research on the cleanse, matter of fact this will be my fourth time trying it in three years. The thing is, I never make it past day two and that has been the story of my life for every weight loss or exercise plan I tried in the last five years.
About five years ago I jumped on the scale and I was 150lbs and I freaked. I just knew I had to lost weight and do it fast. I was young and misinformed about weight management. My only exposure to so call being healthy were the body images plaster over the TV in sitcoms, movies and music videos. Since then I have tried just about everything, stuck to nothing and gain ten pounds each year there after.
So lets fast forward to now, I leave for vacation in about 10 days. I am going to Barbados for a summer festival called Crop Over, similar to that of Trinidad’s and Brazil’s carnivals. Now to be honest, I have to disclose that, this trip is not a surprise or a short notice trip. I have known about this for a full year now and as always instead of losing weight in preparation, I gained 10 additional pounds.
I can easily blame it on my schedule, I leave home at 5:30am and normally I return home around 9pm (school and work). Oh and lets not forget the demands of being a mom and wife, oh and wait we got to fit the friends and other family member time consumption in there. Such is life! At the end of the day I know if I really want something I will put forth the effort to achieve it. Weight loss or being healthy should be no different.
So, here we are Friday, July 18th starting this master cleanse diet. Its the freaking weekend, shouldn’t I be planning to enjoy this nice summer with friends and family? They are all types of cool things going on in my area this weekend. We have Artscape, Wine Festival and the list goes on. Instead its day one of my 10 day master cleanse journey and for some reason the day seems to be moving extremely slow… mind over matter is needed, I guess.
The sea salt flush was awful, I wouldn’t be doing that again. That alone would make me quit the whole cleanse. Instead I will take some herbal pills. The lemonade isn’t too bad, I like spicy foods so the pepper isn’t bothering me.
I know I am not suppose to do hard core working out while on the cleanse but I will try :)
Wish me luck and I will keep you posted!!