overcoming challenges

I woke up this morning getting ready to round third base and make my way towards home. As I lay in my bed, waking myself up and preparing to get ready for the gym, I felt an awful ache in my stomach. When I got out of bed, I knew something was not right and that my slow jog around the rest of the diamond would not go as smoothly as I anticipated. Something was wrong, although I wasn’t sure what, and there was only one place I was headed – back to bed.

What I consumed:

  • Cleanse Shake with strawberries, bananas and pineapple
  • Grilled chicken with olive oil, lemon juice and shallots
  • Carrots
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower with sea salt and pepper
  • Grapes
  • 4 dates
  • Lentil soup
  • 11 gigantic supplement capsules
  • 64 oz water

How I felt:

After my rough start, I tried to get out the house to get some fresh air which backfired because I was in a tremendous amount of pain all day. My stomach was hard as a rock and, I suspect, I have a bit of a stomach bug or an overdose on fiber. Nonetheless, I was hungry all day and was surprisingly craving sugar and carbs. My son was eating crackers in the afternoon and it took all my reserved strength not to grab them from him and dive in. I’m hoping this is a temporary problem as tomorrow is my last day of the cleanse and I would like to end it on a really positive note.

Physical Activity:

None. I was hoping to go to the gym later in the day but I was lightheaded and dizzy so I decided I needed to take the day off and get some rest.

I’m excited for tomorrow and really proud of the work I have done. I have to travel Sunday-Wednesday so I am being very thoughtful and trying to plan out my food while I am gone. I am fully prepared to introduce some new foods while I’m away but I am very committed to sticking to the plan as closely as possible.It feels like I am being hurled from my safe cocoon of the cleanse right into the real world with no buffer period. This will be an interesting challenge for me and a good indication of my future success. I’m ready for it!

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