Clean Detox Week One Recap

21 Feb

My vegan sushi lunch on day six.

Day One-Monday February 14th:The first day was tougher than I thought. I wasn’t necessarily hungry, but just the thought that I would only get to eat one solid meal just really made me want to snack. Plus it was Valentine’s Day and everywhere I looked there was chocolate and treats. Another tough thing was the raw food deal. My “soup” for dinner tonight was supposed to be served cold, which was just weird to me. At the end of the day both my husband and I had headaches. His was waaaay worse than mine. He seemed really sick but stuck through it. From what I hear this is normal the first week or so. Hopefully it passes soon.

Day Two-Tuesday February 15th: Holy headache! At around 11am at work I got a headache so bad that by the time lunch rolled around, I couldn’t think of anything but the headache. Then the nausea set in. I attempted to take a nap on my lunch break but that wasn’t working, so I ended up heading home from work early, popping a few valerian root (only herbal remedies are recommended on this cleanse, so no advil for me) and taking a nap. Later on, I felt full on sick the way my husband did the night prior. I even had to cancel my personal training session at the gym. It was seriously almost as bad as when I had food poisoning. Come to find out, this sort of headache was normal on any kind of cleanse or detox. It’s the toxins being released into your blood stream which makes it thicker, and therefore causes headaches. Yuck. I’m so thankful my husband took such great care of me so I could head to bed early (8pm) and try to sleep it off.

Day Three- Tuesday February 16th: I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and great… at around 3 am! I couldn’t fall back asleep so rolled with it. I just kept my eyes closed and relaxed in bed and got up around 5 am. Had my breakfast shake, went to work and had a great, productive day. My gluten-free pesto pasta I packed for lunch was thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated, whereas yesterday I couldn’t really enjoy it due to my headache. I had a late evening at work today and got home around 7 pm and immediately had my soup dinner (I was lazy and had an Imagine Brand Butternut Squash soup instead of making my own). I had originally planned to run 5 miles today, but that was out of the question since it was so late and I was still feeling the effects of feeling like crap the day prior. I for a second hesitated and thought to not run at all, but instead got in my workout gear and got to the gym for a quick 2 miler on the treadmill. I’m so glad I did, I felt great after! Granted I was tired and couldn’t do more than 2 miles it felt great to sweat. I also had my best nights sleep in a long time.

Day 4- February 17th: I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror, and my skin is already brighter and clearer. My husband even commented on it. I woke up in a good mood and ended the day in a good mood. I was really productive at work. I got a little hazy and tired while at my hair appointment (I felt bad my stylist was all chatty and I was like a zombie) but all in all it was a good cleanse day.

Day 5- February 18th: I felt pretty much the same as the day prior. Good and focused with a decent amount of energy. I didn’t even eat all my lunch and I still had lots if energy for the gym as well as cleaning up around the apartment after work. My hubby however was pretty cranky today. Boo.

Day 6- February 19th: I woke up this morning a little fatigued I think from my workout yesterday. After my morning juice (first one ever made with my juicer I’ve never used) I was then full of energy. My best friend came out to Brooklyn this morning from Manhattan to check out my gym with me and attend a yoga class and then a kettle bell class right after it. I had plenty of energy to put in a really great workout today. After we had lunch at a local sushi joint, where I ordered as “clean” as I could according to the program and also ordered some food to go for my husband. Little did I know the mushrooms in our mushroom rolls were marinated in soy sauce, which is a big no-no on the program. I felt fine after lunch, but my husband did notice some discomfort shortly after lunch, so it may be possible he’s allergic to soy. We’ll know for sure when the program is over after we slowly reintroduce the “no-no” foods. Later on in the afternoon I got really cranky and started to feel sick. Not sure why. I think it had to do with it taking me several hours to plan our grocery shopping list for next week on this program. It’s pretty difficult to find meals and soups that are easy to make in the timeframe I have available to actually cook. I plan on getting to bed at a decent time this evening and resting up being I have a busy yet relaxing day tomorrow.

Day 7- February 20th:

I woke up well rested and in a great mood.  The hubby and I had our morning smoothies (which we have grown to really love) and I dragged my butt out in the freezing cold to run 5 miles, and did so in less time than my previous weeks run!  All in all throughout the day we were both super productive.  Hubby ran to Costco and ran some errands for us while I did our grocery shopping and dropped off laundry.  I even made time for myself today to visit a local spa to get a massage (which is recommended on this program, hells yeah!) as well as to do some hot/cold water therapy in their hydrospa.  All I can say to summarize this experience is “Aaaahhhhh”.  I was so relaxed after and felt fantastic.  I was a bit tired when I got home in the evening, so after making our lunch for the following day both the hubby and I relaxed and watched a movie.

Overall

I can’t believe we’ve already finished seven days!  The first few days were really tough, but now that we’ve gotten into the schedule and are used to eating (and drinking, you have to drink sooooo much water!) this way it’s actually really, really easy.  Both of us have tons of energy we didn’t have before, and are already talking about adopting many of these practices (mostly the smoothie in the morning, no caffeine, and perhaps limiting gluten) into our daily lives after the cleanse is over.  We’re looking forward to seeing what additional improvements are to be had in week two.

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2 Responses to “Clean Detox Week One Recap”

  1. germanymarie February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    seriously: gluten makes people SO tired. They have no idea. Dropping Gluten and Milk (and soy) was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m glad this is working for you! xo

    • Corrie February 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

      It’s funny you mention that because it’s the first thing I noticed since going on this cleanse. I would always get kinda sleepy after eating any kind of pasta or bread heavy meal. Crazy.

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