Many of you are aware that I did a cleanse.
It began mid-September thru October 4.
It was tough, but guess what?
I'M STILL ON IT!
I think the major things for me were cheese and coffee. I truly did not think I could live AT ALL without them, but I did.
Phasing worked very well for me. And once I was off, I was off. Energizing and inspired, I went all 21 days feeling pretty awesome. When day 21 came around, I simply kept the momentum. I had "cheat" days though. It happened to be a Friday, and I ate cheese and coffee in my diet all day, and yes, the next day I was a tad sick so I learned a lesson. Moderation is really moderation. I learned that if I was going to cheat, make it so minimal, if at all so that my body flicks it off, no problem.
Since that sick day, I still keep Fridays as my "Cheat Day". Yesterday I had a Big Mac sans the meat, and I added my own romaine lettuce and guac, today I feel fine.
Coffee has seeped back in. I'm cool with that though because it is truly my only vice. I do not use it primarily for energy but sincerely love the taste so - yep coffee is staying, I just don't do 10 cups like I used to!
During the cleanse sugar was a BIG NO-NO. It still is. Friday I reserve it for candy or whatever sweet, but I truly have loss interest in goodies because my clothes are beginning to bag! THANK GOD!
I have ALSO been using ViSalus - BODY BY VI because my good friend Steve 'Silk' Hurley has made tremendous, inspiring health changes and I want to follow his journey!
He will be featuring his journey on TheChicagoMoms.com VERY soon, so stay tuned!