August 3, 2011

BluePrintCleanse Day 3

My juicing experiment is almost over. YEAH! One more juice to go. Actually, it’s my favorite  one. Number 6 is called Cashew Milk and contains cashews, agave nectar, vanilla bean and cinnamon. Must be pretty hard to squash a cashew nut! It’s the only juice on this cleanse that is thick – almost like a shake. I really like it, but my girlfriend who is doing this at the same time can’t stand it! To each her own. For that matter, I’ve read online a lot of reports from people on this cleanse that they have to force themselves to drink the green juice. I personally don’t mind it. Not my favorite thing in the world but not the worst either. It’s actually quite refreshing!

This morning I met my cleansing girlfriends at 9-ish and we went to Strala Yoga for Tara Stiles Wednesday morning class. I was feeling pretty much out of sorts. Like I was out of my body or something. My friends were TOTALLY opposite from me! They said that they felt like they had just drunk 5 cups of coffee. I was sluggish and wanted to go back to bed! Errrr! I really didn’t feel like myself. But I felt like I was steady enough to take a yoga class. At one point in the class I felt like I might pass out, so I went into Child’s Pose. I’m glad I went, but it was pretty tough.

So the gist of my story is, I don’t know how I feel! I never felt the wonderful “euphoria” of the third day that lots of people experience. My belly DOES feel flat and I’m not hungry. That’s not to say that I wouldn’t LOVE a little piece of chocolate, but I can live without it for a few more days. The cashew milk is pretty sweet and a nice treat. Would I do this again? Maybe. It makes me happy to know that my body has had a break from all the processed food and alcohol that finds its way into my diet. This hasn’t hurt me, for sure. And I’ve learned that I actually LIKE drinking fresh, organic juice. Good thing there are oodles of juice bars near my apartment! And the BluePrintCleanse was super-easy to do. I would recommend it to anyone who has never done this before. It’s truly a no-brainer. And I actually don’t mind drinking 17 gallons of water a day as long as I can find a restroom!

But as always, I’m looking forward to the weekend. Looking forward to chewing on some real food again and having a lovely little glass of chardonnay to celebrate Last Guy’s birthday on Saturday night. It would be rude to make him celebrate alone!

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