So for the past 2 months, I haven't been feeling my optimum, and I know this is directly linked to my fall off of the raw vegan diet. Don't get me wrong, I love diving into the vegan experiences available here, but in terms of health, I feel like mine has taken a steady curve in the downward direction. I even got sick for the first time in forever.
As much as I've been enjoying myself, I still found myself yearning to go back into raw. For some reason, what before was easy, I now found difficult. I decided a liquid/ juice colon cleanse would be a great way to jumpstart myself back into raw.
Today felt pretty great. My body is used to a lot more food lately so I'm feeling a bit tired, and even had a nap. I know this feeling will go away as I continue, so it's alright.
For breakfast I had some carrot juice and kambucha, and I made myself a great green juice for lunch made with apples, celery, red (black) kale, and cucumber. I had a lot of water and tea during the day, and for dinner I had a huge green smoothie with everything from mangoes and apples, to spirulina and chorella. Yum!
Exercise wise, I had bootcamp in the morning, and may do a bit of cardio or step work tonight. They say you shouldn't really exercise while on a cleanse like this, but I just can't stop my usual routine.
So far so good! I'm breaking the fast down into 1 stage of seven days, one stage of 4, and the last stage of 3. The first seven are the real detoxification days, stage 2 will most likely be the struggle stage, and the final stage is the home stretch. I can't wait to feel all the wonderful results on day 14.
I would also like to thank everyone for being so supportive! I know I can do it thanks to all of you.