I am a sucker for anything cleansing related. I jump on board with de-cluttering, cold-turkey, extreme purging bandwagons.
So, naturally, it’s time for me to detox.
In defense of my sanity, I have been feeling really lethargic and unmotivated lately. Plus, I have been getting headaches which I usually NEVER struggle with. Add in a few other health issues and you have a woman ripe for the detox picking.
I’ve done a few cleansing diets before, but they usually include a whole new recipe book, and months of time.
I checked a book out from the library all about the “Master-Cleanse” diet. It’s something I’ve heard a lot about before and I’ve finally decided that it is time.
And here’s why:
It’s short, only 10 days.
It’s extreme, only a special lemon juice drink, water and tea.
It’s easy, no recipe books, no eating 7 times a day, just drink, drink, drink. Simple enough.
(Luckily, my husband has decided to do it with me so I also have a detoxing buddy.)
Plus, I have already been fasting two days a week for lent so my body has gotten used to drinking more liquids and managing hunger. These 10 days will also be the final stretch before Easter, and what better time to up the fasting ante and truly focus on what we can clear out of our systems–both physical and spiritually.
I considered going cold turkey on some other issues as well, namely media (TV, phone, netflix, etc.) but I haven’t decided on that. I’ve read that days 2 and 7 are the hardest on this cleanse, so I might need the distraction that movies can provide… but just writing that makes me feel like a total wuss and makes me think I should just do it.
SCREW IT, I’M ALL IN!!
I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. I can tell you that this mornings saline cleanse was NOT FUN. I’m supposed to drink 32 oz of salted water to flush me out every morning, and I could only stomach 24 oz this morning.
I can hear you all thinking, “Oh my gosh, this is a crazy-woman.”
Here’s the thing, you’re probably right, but also I am not doing this to lose weight. I am perfectly happy with my body, and while I might enjoy a slightly lifted tushie, I’m not concerned with poundage. So, don’t freak-out that I have some crazy body-image issues.
I just love feeling healthy, and the fact is that right now, I do not.
But, I am hopeful that by doing this cleanse I will get to a place where I feel healthy again. Spiritually, mentally, Physically, Mama needs an overhaul.
Maybe it won’t work, but what’s the harm in trying. It’s only 10 days after all.
Wish me luck!