Gooooooood afternoon people! So yesterday was day 2 of my 5 day cleanse. I am happy to report that the day went went well. As usual – I drank a ton of water in the morning and had my first (green) juice around 11:30. I would also like to note that I DID NOT have coffee again this morning! And to my surprise – it wasn’t really that hard to go without it. I then had a sweet beet juice around 1pm and then I tried one of our new juices – the Hot Mama at 3:30. I left work around 4pm and yes – I was feeling a little hungry for dinner at this time. When I got home I opened the fridge and noticed I had some hummus that my girlfriend made that I needed to eat before it went bad so I munched on that with some carrots and then I had one of my favorite snacks which is celery and soynut butter (same as peanut butter) but more delicious! Now eating beans and nuts are NOT recommended while cleansing so this is going to hurt my grade for yesterday – but one of my pet peeves is wasting food so I had to do it! On my next cleanse I will be more prepared and make sure that I don’t have any lingering fruits, nuts, or beans that need to be eaten.
Now if I could have just ended my consumption there I would have been in good shape – but Wednesday is the day I always go skateboarding and it was my turn to bring the beer to the bowl! Sooooooooo I did end up drinking two PBR’s – but in my defense I did skate super hard for 2 solid hours! Again – alcohol is NOT recommended while cleansing. I promise everyone – no beer drinking tonite!
This morning I hopped on the scale thinking for sure I was going to be at least one pound under yesterdays weight – but nope – I came in at 157 again. I felt like I ate less food yesterday then the day before, plus I got 2 hours of exercise (and none the day before) so that’s why I was thinking I would be a little bit lighter. I’m still happy with where I’m at even though I’ve been cheating on my first 2 days of the cleanse – nobody’s perfect – right?
I’m going to give myself another ‘C’ grade for performance yesterday.
My goal today (day 3) is to adhere to ALL of the recommendations that we have for our cleanse.
Please stay tuned for how I do – blog ya tomorrow! – MM
My name is Mark Muller and I am the new (and first) sales rep/marketing mngr. for The Juice Works! Stoked to be apart of the team here! Yesterday was my first day on the job and also the first day of my first cleanse! I am doing a 5-day juice til dinner cleanse. This is the FIRST time I have ever done a cleanse! Day one went well – but I have to admit I cheated a little. I started my day off with a banana (fruits are not recommended) but I had to eat it because it was about to go bad. I also DID NOT drink coffee for the first time in forever! Lots of water in the morning and I had my first green juice around 11am. Then later on I had a sampling of the carrot juice and also the sweet beet juice around 3pm. The day went by and it was pretty easy! Around 5pm when I left work I was SOOOOOOO hungry! For dinner I had a wrap with vegi’s and a half patty of the Morning Star vegi chicken.
Pretty good – right?
Well then I went out to meet my girlfriend at the bar and nibbled on some french fries (only a few) and ate some artichoke dip as well as one and a half beers! – OOPS!
I was a little disappointed in myself for eating and drinking at the bar – but I was still hungry and plus I LOVE beer! I’m giving myself a ‘C’ grade for performance on my first day of the cleanse. But…. I know its working because I usually weigh anywhere between 161 – 166 and when I hopped on the scale this morn:
I was at 157! YAY FOR ME!! I’m pretty stoked – lost a few pounds and I am feeling great! I’m cleansing to lose a little weight and also to flush my system/re-set my body. Stay tuned to TJW blog and see how it goes for me the rest of the week!