Cleanse, day 1

Today is day 1 of the Crazy Sexy Diet cleanse.

{Disclaimer: I’ll be honest, the word “cleanse” still somewhat conjures images of deprivation and hunger. I suppose that is how society “molded us”. But knowing how vivacious and embracing Kris Carr is and how dedicated she is to having a beautiful, bodacious, and fulfilled life, I am not doubtful of any advice she gives. I think it’s healthy to retain a bit of skepticism in life but I do know for a fact that this cleanse is about nourishing and respecting your “bod pod” and not starving it}

{A few notes: I won’t be completely cutting out gluten and dairy for these 21 days because I don’t find that my body is extremely sensitive to their effects. With that said, I will be trying to keep gluten and dairy out of my eats until at least dinner time.

But while I am not completely cutting out all dairy and gluten, I will be cutting out meat and processed “meat”, at least 99% of the time. I do find that my body runs better on vegetables.

Overall, this cleanse is about treating my body the way it should, being gentle on myself, and getting to the root of my “problems”. So while I am going to try my darnedest to avoid processed foods, meat, etc I am not promising perfection.

In regards to caffeine, I will be having 1-2 mugs full of green tea each morning and then will stick to decaf/herbal teas for the remainder of the day.

I will try to post my menu each day but, at the very least, I will be doing a short recap of my eats and feelings for the day.

If anyone is interested in joining, leave a comment and/or check out the Crazy Sexy Life website!}

The menu:

Morning –> green smoothie (spinach, almond milk, banana, coconut), gluten free raisin & pecan bread with peanut butter, 1 mug of green tea

Noon –> asparagus with salt & pepper, endamame, dried mango

Snack –> pistachios, blueberries

Evening –> veggie chili & gluten free/vegan cornbread

Bed-time snack –> dark chocolate & tea

Overall thoughts &  feelings:

I am honestly amazed at how much energy I had throughout the day. I only had one mug (and not one of my ginormous mugs!) of green tea and I felt I was ready to take on the day. As a student, that is a HUGE deal…there were days when I had to drink 3+ cups of coffee just to feel human in the morning.

Emotion-wise, I felt good. Having energy and not feeling like a sloth made my run amazing, which in turn made me into an endorphin-high happy freak.

Knowing that I was only putting “clean fuel” into my body helped me be more comfortable with eating when I was hungry.

I wrote a journal entry in the morning, as opposed to in the afternoon or the evening, which helped to “cleanse” my mind and cleared my thoughts so I could tackle what I need to do. As much as this all may appear to be about food, I think that not treating my stomach like a garbage dump will help with my overall outlook on life.

Basically, I am just incredibly excited to see where this journey will take me.

Today’s run:

0.3 miles @ 9:31

1.7 miles @ 9:13

2 miles @ 8:00 – 9:00 pace (I alternated but didn’t really keep track)

0.5 miles @ 9:31

0.5 miles @ 8:00 – 9:00 pace

0.5 miles @ 9:31

0.5 miles @ 8:00 – 8:30 pace

0.2 mile cool-down

Total: 6.2 miles

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